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Upper Deck

Discussion in 'OSU Sports Forum' started by Rack, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. Jonathangpark

    Jonathangpark Cowboy

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    I don't care what anyone says, this is freakin' sweet!!! Having that out of the way, I agree with the 700 previous posters, there is a lot of analysis that goes into adding an extra 20,000 seats to a stadium. That kind of analysis is not well founded enough to be considered if it isn't rooted securely on about a decade of sold out games, even when we are playing "Savannah State" Universities.

    If you want this stadium, then bring your asses rain or shine, EVERY Saturday out to BPS. You can say what you want but donors, administrators and AD's don't build these kinds of stadiums, the fans do. :koolaid:
     
  2. jobob85

    jobob85 Alcoholistic Sage
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    If football is the #1 revenue generating sport, one that helps fund other sports, wouldn't increasing revenue in football help address funding for those other sports?
     
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  3. PokealypseNow

    PokealypseNow You Can Dere-Lick My Footballs, Cap-E-Tan

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    Or else you expand your basketball arena at the height of a coach's success and popularity and watch games played less than a decade later in front of third full crowds.

    I realize that last year was absolutely monumental for us and will go down in OSU history, but let's not let the success get to our head yet (even if we had the cash and immediate plans for an upper deck).

    Keep winning consistently. Keep demand for the product high by on-field and off-the-field success. Build the fan and alumni base.

    Do that for years, and then we can seriously think about adding 15k to the seating.
     
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  4. bs_21_goat

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    i thought this thread was going to discuss the merits and pitfalls of pulling off certain bathroom-related pranks...

    i am disappoint.
     
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  5. osu_cowboy_007

    osu_cowboy_007 Territorial Marshal

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    Since it is BPS lets ask Boone to endow upper deck construction. :boone: :boone:
     
  6. CTeamPoke

    CTeamPoke Creator of "Dumbest Post in OP History!"
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    Raise prices of the seats we have.
     
  7. PartyPartyParty

    PartyPartyParty One Love.

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    Sell beer at games. :ford: :hctf:
     
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  8. CTeamPoke

    CTeamPoke Creator of "Dumbest Post in OP History!"
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    Charge people to burn couches... if we are going to go the West Virginia route.
     
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  9. Okcpokefan

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    IMO I like BPS the way it is. :pistols:
     
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  10. CowboyVenus

    CowboyVenus An orange light stuck in the crimson darkness
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    This doesn't mean we create maximum $ potential.
     
  11. CTeamPoke

    CTeamPoke Creator of "Dumbest Post in OP History!"
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    Oh rly!?!?
     
  12. jobob85

    jobob85 Alcoholistic Sage
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    Ditto for baseball. Then we wouldn't have to worry about a new stadium. I'll bet we aren't even selling out the one we have. :innocent::popcorn:
     
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  13. HeartLike_JohnStarks

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    I was hoping this thread was goin to be about trading cards.......

    ;)
     
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    Our football and baseball programs aren't even comparable right now.
     
  16. Busterz

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    I could see a serious discussion of this after we get several thousand people on a wating list for season tickets and the stadium is being filled for every home game,
     
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  17. PokeLady211

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    I like BPS the way it is. Its special because its like nothing else in the Country. As much as I'd love to say we could get 70k people in BPS I think it takes away from the Small town Stillwater feel.

    I dont want to become like norman....please Lord no....
     
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  18. 65POKE

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    Some people are planners and others are not. Having a "discussion" of this after we have a waiting list is an error I believe. The reason being you have to get the money together in advance, which we should be doing right now. After that you have 1-2 years for plans, permits, bidding, construction, etc. in addition to having to schedule construction around the events. If you aren't thinking ahead, you are always last! If you think about it, we are where we are because Pickens & Holder saw the need to upgrade the stadium, and had the vision of what would happen. Can you imagine where we would be if this hadn't happened? I think we need to learn from history, and if you don't think that is true, not much i can say to convince you.

    I agree the other sports would greatly benefit from upgrades as football has. Holder is working on this. I bet you he is also thinking about the upper deck in the back of his mind. He is a PLANNER!
     
  19. OrangeForever

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    After losing God knows how many millions of dollars over the past five years, I'd pray that he's thinking of about a million other things before hemorrhaging million more on a project Oklahoma State has no need for.

    :runaway:
     
  20. 65POKE

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    I think The purse strings were and are held by Pickens, not holder. Pickens I believe was controlling the funds that were lost in the market, and it was his idea for the life insurance. I don't hold it againist either person, because some one with vision must lead, and they will be human beings. If you think there is no need, did you ever any your wildest dreams think we would have this much jump in attendance when it first opened. If we hadn't built it in the first place, we might be having 25-35000 per game in Lewis Field!
     

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