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UAA blasting social media with “stadium renovation” articles...is this ill timing?

Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by gainesvillegreen44, Dec 8, 2023.

  1. gainesvillegreen44

    gainesvillegreen44 All American

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    Middle of a couple of seriously awful days in the portal, recruiting etc - and UAA blasting social media with “stadium renovation” articles. It shows you how out of touch with the fans and reality. They are getting absolutely eaten alive on social media. Hey Strick… do NOT read the comment section. Wow. Basically everyone saying what we’re all thinking “spend the money on players and then maybe the stadium later when the money comes flooding in from championships”.
     
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  2. gator_n_sc

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    You do realize this has been In the works for years now?
     
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  3. gainesvillegreen44

    gainesvillegreen44 All American

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    The timing of blasting it out on social media clearly to recapture the narrative smacks of Mcilwains BBQ sauce lol. Dude, you had to know this would backfire right? Some grad student in the social media wing is going “how do we shift the stories in everyone’s feeds… oh yeah, let’s tweet about stadium renovations “… only to get crushed with every yahoo and opposing fan going “good luck with that nice empty stadium”! Embarasing
     
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  4. G8RKrackin23

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    Breaking News
     
  5. HisDoc

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    I bet they thought it would be exciting news for the fans. Instead, it feels like emphasis on the wrong things.
     
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  6. GatorLuke

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    I’ve seen some of those peeps on Social but I don’t see the big deal. People are looking for anything to pile on right now. Gators fighting gators.
     
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  7. oragator1

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    Much of it will be paid for with loans or bonds, it’s not money sitting around. And nil money isn’t from the school.
    Lots to be mad about both with football and SS, but getting mad about a desperately needed upgrade that’s been in the works for about 3 years isn’t one of them.
     
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  8. gatorstrackman

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    What do you mean by “upgrade”? and “desperately needed” is over the top unless you are talking engineering stuff that has to do with fan safety.
     
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  9. gatorzilla91

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    It’s not even just fans. Former athletes are speaking out on social media too.

    Is the UAA seriously this tone deaf?
     
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  10. Bazza

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    Had a great day today........now what seems to be the problem here? ;)

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  11. oragator1

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    There are a lot of crazy things there now, you know there are no on site kitchens? All the food has to be brought in already made. Or that as far as concessions BHG has 1/5 the number of concessions Lambeau field has (which the UF folks toured), even with larger capacity? That’s just the tip of the iceberg (things like wider concourses and better restrooms are on tap too) but in a modern world the bottom line is that you have to make the stadium experience top notch, or people will just watch at home. The fact that UF is having to spend 400 million tells you how far behind we fell.
     
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  12. EbSaxman

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    Would be nice to not shuffle along in a packed crowd in 100 degree heat to pee in a trough.
     
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  13. gatorpa

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    Suggestion, leg bag..;)
     
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  14. Gatorhead

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    Taking a piss and a dump, not to mention AC for sky boxes, pumps, variable speed drives, chillers, boilers, heat exchangers,
    replacing leaking pipes, not to mention the myriad of electrical upgrades necessary for communications and wifi, high resolution scoreboards, lighting, and on and on and on, track man,....... YES, desperately needed in stadium infrastructure.
     
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  15. Wanne15

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    Or trash can
     
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    Most people on social media are ill informed to put it nicely. Any money for the stadium has been specifically donated for that facility. It cannot be moved around for NIL or anything else for that matter. As has been stated, the project has been years in the making.
     
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  18. gainesvillegreen44

    gainesvillegreen44 All American

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    I figured as much but still… not a great time to try and get us excited about it lol
     
  19. gatorstrackman

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    Your second last sentence is not necessarily true. Do you work for Strickland? Can someone prove to me “we have to” spend that much and “have to “ reduce seating? I call bs
     
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  20. Wanne15

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    I’m Strickland, he is Stricklin. I think his family forgot how to spell the family name somewhere along the line. You don’t know who the AD is?
     
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