The day is coming when the SEZ is complete....people will just have to be happy with 2 hillsides to let their kids roll around in bunny crap.
I will be happy when the South side no longer looks like a HS stadium.
Wow, you suggest doing improvements for the football program, and people immediately freak out. Do people want a better football program or not? If you do, it's going to take more $$$$$$.
-How will the kids run around?
-It might cost a little more.
-How will the wind affect it?
-It's too loud.
What a bunch of whiners. I guess we should just be satisfied with a second tier stadium and being a poor BCS program for the rest of eternity.
1. I think were all for the SEZ project
2. You can't get mad at people for not coming anymore because they can't bring their kids. There is a lot of expense added in bringing them and leaving them at home. Just because they don't have the money doesn't mean they are a bad fan.
3. I think it will work itself out in the end but yes there will be quite a good number of families that won't come to games anymore because it isn't fiscally possible anymore, not their fault or your's.
I hope that the SEZ project includes an open plaza between the decks. For "normal" games, it can be set up for concessions, a "kid-zone," or with a bar and tables to schmooze high rollers. For well-attended games like Iowa, it could be converted to standing room only/general admission.
Kind of like the endzone at jerry world if you know what I'm talking about.
Thank God someone finally wrote this, I was about to have an anuerysm reading the whining on here. Does everyone realize that ISU will likely be spending 40-60 million dollars on this improvement in the next 3-5 years, and it can be whatever the heck they want it to be, which I assume will be completely awesome?
The stadium will probalby have between 57000 and 62000 real sets, which will allow a lot the people to move into the stands vs. sitting on top of each other on the hills, which in turn should make the north hillsides less crowded if you want to bring your kids to the game. Note: big games will probably still have issues since we'll sell more tickets, but oh well that's the price of not sucking.
As far as the ticket prices, I'm sure that the AD is smart enough to keep some affordable options for families that can't afford $75/child/game.
Complaining about things that may or may not be issues before we have any clue about the actual plan is a waste of time, but it sure seems like a favorite past time on this board. End Rant.
People also need to look around at ticket prices. Ours are almost embarrassingly cheap right now.
There should be plenty of room behind the SEZ (after building bowling it in)for what I would call a "plaza" or a family friendly area....there would be no view of the field but room for kids to run, play etc...heck put some largish screens there for any families in the area and you have a nice perk if your children get rambunctious. Parents can sit there and watch the game on the screens and still "supervise" their kids playing on a field or whatever they decide to do with it. Could be a neat little area.
Has anyone considered the fact that enrollment is 5,000 more than it was even 5 years ago and they estimate it to go as high as 35K over the next few years? I don't believe there are more student tix available now than in 2007.
Ames has also grown quite a bit in the last 5 years.
It's obvious the demand is there. People will be willing to spend more money to sit in a seat in the endzone than on dirt. I know I will.
It'd be a lot cheaper for your kids to play catch in the parking lot. :biglaugh: :jimlad: