There are so many reasons why CSU needs to build a new on-campus stadium. Below are the top 5 reasons why CSU needs to Be Bold and get this new stadium completed no later than 2015. BeBoldCSU.org will add data and explicit detail to support these rationales (on our front page) so that you can make up your own mind about what is best for the football program and more importantly the university in general.
Five Reasons to Build an On-Campus Stadium
1. Ability to develop strong game-day traditions that:
– Unify our community;
– Create lifetime ties with our students;
– Enable us to engage deeply with our alums and donors.
2. Ability Ability to attract quality coaches and athletes: catalyst for football prominence to attract quality coaches and athletes: catalyst for football prominence.
3. Branding: Ability to generate national exposure and recognition for our community:
– Contributes to increasing in-state and out-of-state applicants;
– Delivers opportunity to enhance enrollment standards;
– Contributes to our ability to operate as a financially independent/selfsustaining University.
4. Delivers a positive economic impact to the greater Fort Collins community.
5. Delivers a multi-use facility to our campus and Fort Collins: a landmark gathering place in which we can take great pride.
Additionally, CSU had planned to build an on-campus stadium from the very beginning. In fact, you can hear former CSU President Morgan discuss his vision below (click his quote).
“In 1955, former CSU President Morgan had the vision of greatness that an on-campus stadium would bring CSU… but CSU made the mistake and built Hughes stadium… It is time to rectify that mistake by building a new stadium now for the future!”
We also have a document that discusses the SOS Hughes group. Here is an excerpt and also a link to the full document:
The “so-called” SOSHughes group has asked a lot of questions of Jack Graham and Tony Frank, despite the repeated calls for patience going through a process to determine what is best for CSU. So we think it is time we start asking questions of the SOSHughes group. When reviewing the comments and letters on the Coloradoan as well as info directly from their website (SOSHughes.org), we find that a lot of double standards may exist and worry that the true intentions of this group may be hidden.
The first questions we find ourselves asking are: Who is SOSHughes composed of? What is their demographic? What % of the group are CSU alumni? What % donate to CSU academics or athletics? What % actually attend CSU sporting events? It appears to us that many members of SOSHughes have little attachment to Colorado State University. Maybe we are wrong. In fact, some members complain about every building or expansion that the City of Fort Collins or CSU plans (not just the stadium). As dedicated CSU Alumni, students, and/or community members, these statements worry us that some may not have the best interests of the long-term future of Colorado State Academics and Athletics at heart. We do and that is why we support this on-campus stadium.
- Welcome to BeBoldCSU.Org (beboldcsu.org)
- CSU says no taxes or state fees will be used to build on-campus football stadium (denverpost.com)