- The stadium site would primarily live on site “C” (The eastern most Pitkin parking-lot site). Thus, the PERC gardens will be preserved and in fact enhanced with the new stadium architecture. The greenhouses will likely be relocated next to the stadium, expanded and enhanced as well. This no doubt has Ag students and faculty excited about the possibility of representing the CSU Ag heritage in front of thousands on game days as well as having enhanced agriculture academic facilities
- The stadium would be a North/South facing stadium primarily opening to the North toward the IM fields giving CSU the potential for Phase 2 in the long-term in which Newsome and Braiden Halls could be torn down and replaced as sites of an academic plaza of dorms and classrooms that really open up campus.
- It appears the stadium size would initially hold 42K seats but will be designed to allow for future expansion if and when necessary
- Coaches MacElwain and Eustachy both came out strongly in support of the stadium talking about the amazing culture an on-campus stadium will create and how it will help their programs and CSU be successful both on the field and in creating a national profile for CSU. Coach Mac was especially descriptive regarding the atmospheres he has experienced at other Universities with on-campus football stadium he has coached at over the years. He also went on in detail to explain how a new stadium will support his ability to recruit the talent necessary to win and help CSU make the case to move to a conference like the PAC12. Both coaches talked about how the vision of Jack Graham and Dr. Tony Frank are unparalleled from anywhere they have ever been and how much deep respect they have for them. Coach Eustachy specifically spoke about even as a basketball coach why he believes the stadium is so important. He discussed UCLA’s lull after being so good in basketball for a while. Said they rested on their laurels, assuming their history/tradition would be good enough to lure the country’s top basketball players…..while doing very little to invest in new facilities, etc. He said it wasn’t long before schools were beating out UCLA for the top recruits, and the Bruin basketball program suffered for an extended period because of it. Coach Eustachy said a new, on-campus stadium would be a game-changer for not just the football program and being able to attract top-level athletes, but also would help change the entire culture at CSU.
- At the next stadium meeting which is May 30, a rendering of the proposed stadium will be made available to the public. The Committee will also go through the detailed results of potential fundraising survey and breakdown, and reveal a lot of very detailed info on feasibility. We want to encourage EVERY stadium supporter and Be Bold member to show up to this meeting. Wear your Be Bold shirts, or CSU attire. Let’s pack the house with stadium supporters and be the first to see what this stadium will look like! Show up early to fill the front rows with supporters. It is absolutely vital that we show our support more then ever. We know the media will be there to report and we want to make sure they are reporting just how excited we all are about how the stadium looks, etc. SHOW UP! May 30th 7pm Lory Student Center North Ballroom.Be Bold and Go Rams!
Big News from the CSU Stadium Advisory Committee and the Populous architecture firm!
May 10, 2012 by ATLRAM