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FSU stadium refurbishment

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by GratorGator, Sep 21, 2021.

  1. GratorGator

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    Tapping into scarce government funds to repair and maintain the erector set. 20 years worth of taxpayer dollars. When their next crowd is 27,000 strong I wonder if those funds will be questioned.

    Tallahassee Democrat: Blueprint: Funding Doak stadium repairs could leave OEV budget dry, but also boost the economy.
    Doak Campbell Stadium funding may dry up Blueprint development budget
     
  2. hoyt233

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    Prattvile, AL-Go Lions!
    Is Ron Zook overseeing this?
     
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  3. spincycle81

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    Worse investment than GME
     
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  4. gtj31

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    Tax payer funding for collegiate athletics is asinine. Funding academic buildings and the like make sense for the state (or county or city). But athletics?? Private money or just don’t have it… It is a university theoretically after all.
     
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  5. AgingGator

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    I understand that the Zooker has lined up Galen, SOS, Urban, Muschamp, and McElwain and they have offered to stand at the top of the Doak boxes at midfield, ten yards apart and spray as much of the seating area below as their bladders will allow them to cover. Mullen is sending a gallon ziplock with them as the optics aren’t good for our current coach to join them. Zooker is also seeking volunteers from early 80’s Gators for s stand in for Charlie Pell. The only thing that could improve this would be to have Mickey Andrews sitting below.

    Back in the day the Big Daddy’s up there had Beat The Clock and Bladder Bust Specials that used to be good for what seemed to be a good gallon on the first trip. Great place for preparations.
     
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  6. MyakkaGator

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    Should take a wrecking ball and do millions of dollars of improvement to it!!
     
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  7. incoldblood

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    What they get away with at that sleazy place never ceases to amaze me.
     
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  8. twodaparty

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    Wait? So we can confirm that it’s been approved for f$u to steal taxpayer dollars to better their stadium? How does one fight that if true?
     
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  9. DieAGator

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    The old “boost the economy” silver lining = horse kaka.
     
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  10. scooterp

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    A nice quiet place to read a book. And they are improving that?
     
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  11. AgingGator

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    In the Notre Dame game, the erector set steel girders and chain link fencing were on full display as the cameras showed the visitors coming out onto to the field.

    What a dump that place is on the inside. I am proud to have participated in tearing down the goal posts there when we upset them in 82.
     
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  12. SeabudGator

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    I know for a fact that FSU is siphoning dollars from academic spending to cover football shortfalls (look up the $100 million new business school building that has been delayed). And then look at Thrasher….
     
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  13. Matherly87

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    Yes the politicians are planning on selling it as a library upgrade. Apparently they plan on everyone bringing there own book on Saturdays in the future. Kind of a book swap meeting place.
     
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  14. KSAGator

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    In their defense, though, what the hell else would you do there on a Saturday?
     
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  15. urbangirl

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    That’s up there with “it’s for the children’s future.” Disclaimer: I’m NOT being political.
     
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    If you're Jacksonville State....win.
     
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    If they call it a library, their chances of getting money are greater. Bobby Bowden Library at Ron Zook Field.
     
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    $GME did pretty good considering it’s up 1000% YTD. FSU on the other hand, we’ve not seen a return on.
     
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  20. tegator80

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    They need to do what is the most recent trend: they need to turn it into a gambling casino. Lots of money to be made!


    Well, as long as there aren't any bets for FSU...
     
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