There are so many pieces of research from around the country touting the benefits of investing in athletics. Some of the more relevant ones that relate well to CSU are listed below. In addition there are articles below that speak specifically to schools where on-campus stadiums have been built and the benefits that have soon followed:
- Out-of-state attendees of the ﬁve Pac-12 home football games from the 2011–2012 season spent approximately $5.5 million on in-state goods and services during their visit.
- Television revenues under the Pac-12 are expected to be $3 million for the 2011–2012 season, climbing to $15 million per year by 2015. Television revenues under the MWC were $1.2 million per year.
University of Central Florida moved into a new on-campus stadium in 2007 and increased attendance over 100% and that level has remained steady. UCF also received an invitation to a BCS conference and receives over $7M in TV revenue.
Texas Tech did an economic impact study on what the university contributes back into the local economy every year. Football contributes $6M into local businesses every single home game. Jack Graham has cited other studies that show ranges from $1.5-3.9M per game. An on-campus stadium would add a similar number (adjusted for our student population and Fort Collins population)!
Plans for UNLV on-campus stadium: http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/feb/01/plans-proposed-unlv-stadium-be-unveiled-morning/
FAU on-campus stadium: http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2011/oct/12/faus-stadium-house-that-howard-built/