Hello BeBold Supporters! A quick update:
Texas A&M has announced a stunning renovation at Kyle Field. They plan to put $450 million into their stadium creating a probably the best college football facility in the country. http://kylefield.com/
The difference CSU and Texas A&M is that they are planning a $90 million dollar increase in student fees to pay for 17% of the stadium renovation cost, while we are very proud to say that CSU is not asking for one penny of student fees to help pay for our new stadium.
CSU is not going to the extreme of a 102K person stadium but as CSU has entered the “Design Phase” of its on-campus facility and we expect similar videos and pictures to be introduced in the near future. The new CSU stadium will itself be a stunning addition to our campus.
Due to the university’s restrictions in providing detailed info on philanthropic campaigns, we wanted to take the time to inform our supporters of some of the work that we know is being done and the progress that is being made. We understand that private donations for CSU’s on-campus stadium are going incredibly well and well ahead of schedule. We would personally like to thank all those individuals and corporation who are making a difference in helping us build this stadium. As the athletic department is focused solely on those willing to donate 7 & 8 figure donations, we expect the athletic department to open up donations of lower quantities to the public in about 6 months or so. In the meantime, if you are willing and able to give a 7 to 8 figure donation, we encourage you to contact the Athletic Department directly or contact Be Bold and we can help you get in contact with the appropriate people.
Those that cannot, the work of our support is not yet complete. Despite the unanimous vote to move forward with stadium fundraising, the Board of Governors has not yet given their final approval of the project. Knowing this, members of the stadium opposition are very actively trying to block the building of this stadium by any means necessary and trying to convince our Board of Governors to be against moving forward. We encourage every stadium supporter to be actively involved and show just how strong our support is.
Continue to write/email letters the Board of Governors (firstname.lastname@example.org) and get your voice heard with op-ed letters to the Coloradoan. Every voice counts, every voice makes a difference.
Show up to the Board of Governors meetings (next one is May 3rd at 8am) ;the stadium opposition is planning a “presentation” there to fight against the stadium) to voice your support of the on-campus stadium. Until shovels are in the ground we must continue to fight for our opportunity to be great and improve our university!
Please take the time to help us do that by making the sound of our support echo through the halls of Corbett, Edwards, The Yates Building, the Oval, and yes even Hughes Stadium. The time is now to get a stadium built and the only way it doesn’t happen is by doing nothing.
So please join us in making sure it does. Being proud to be CSU Ram means not being afraid to respectfully express that pride. In the same way the 12th man at Kyle Field can effect a football game, let’s be the 12th man of this stadium effort and make sure it happens.
Thank you for your continued efforts and your support.
Go Rams! Be Bold & Build It!