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A friend of mine is a big donor and he said the plans are incredible. Plans are to build the indoor facility over one of the practice fields....but the facility will also extend back towards Gossett. It will be a massive state of the art football multi-purpose building with a price tag of nearly $80 million.
The University of Maryland plans to launch a campaign to raise tens of millions of dollars to build an indoor practice facility that it believes it needs to compete successfully in the Big Ten in football.
This post was edited by LazyTerp 11 months ago
A link is always helpful.
This post was edited by southernterp 11 months ago
How the hell does an indoor football facility cost $80m? Does it include a room that just has $60m cash?
Michigan just built the best indoor facility a couple of years ago for $26 million. Not sure I get the $50-$80 million price tag.
Where is it going?
I'd rather we build a better Byrd.
yeah, that's what I don't understand.
Byrd is really not an adequate B1G stadium.
True, but you aren't spending every living moment for 3-4 years on the campus. Tailor to the kids that win the games then we can worry about making byrd better for our 20,000 ticket base.
A paint job and fresh wax would be pointless for your BMW if you are driving it every day on low oil and corroded spark plugs.
This post was edited by blacky199 11 months ago
This is a major metropolitan area, not the midwest.
We don't just call over farmer Brown, his sons and all their cousins and do a barn raisin' whilst the womenfolk cook up a storm in the kitchen.
Post of the day.
Also, Tracee Hamilton is gonna lose her mind over this. I can't wait!
COLUMN | Terps have no money, but much debt. Maryland needs to spend money, but also save for the future.
"The good news, or the really optimistic news, according to the report, is that once the athletic department is financially stable, 50 percent of its excess revenues will be used to repay the debt it owes the university. The other 50 percent “should” be set aside to build a reserve fund and make “additional investments” in the athletic department. The reserve fund is a good idea; “additional investments” likely won’t include a building spree, unless a couple of big-time donors step up to the plate.
“We need to continue focusing on raising our level of investment so that our student-athletes . . . can compete effectively in the Big Ten,” concludes one section of the report. That is certainly true. What is also true: Maryland has no money. Maryland needs to pay off its debts. Maryland needs to spend money. Maryland needs to save money."
Negative Tracee....valiant effort to make an article look objective yet trash MD some more. Sucks having the post so close to MD so a Kansas alum can belittle MD as much as possible.
because it is a lot more than just an indoor football facility. It will also replace the varsity team house, where other sports are housed
That's an assumption. We're raising money to replace the team house and build an indoor practice facility, but I've only seen that price tag referring to the cost of the practice facility. It certainly makes more sense than that being the cost for one practice facility, but then why would Loh say we need $50 to build these projects instead of saying the practice facility is going to cost $50-80 million?
This post was edited by Baldwin 11 months ago
I'm not even sure why this is worth responding to, but here goes.
You do realize that Ann Arbor Michigan is a suburb of Detroit, right (and more importantly a suburb of Oakland County)? You do realize that Ann Arbor is itself a major economic center for SE Michigan? You do realize that compared to Ann Arbor, College Park is a desolate backwater right?
This. Seriously can we fix Byrd first?
although my guess is that cheap labor in that area isn't tough to come by these days
Just get some HD scoreboards + new sound system, in addition to the updated turf and distract people from looking at the actual stadium.
Yes, Detroit and Washington DC are highly comparable. Let's tour their similarities.
Both take pride in the performing arts:
Their property values are stable:
They boast romantic parks:
Yeah, Debbie Yow has plans. This could really move the program forward and help us bring back competitive cheer.
This post was edited by TerpsFan703 11 months ago
wouldnt building something like Oregon has be a much bigger recruit magnet than messing around with Byrd?
Either update the out of town scores more frequently or upgrade the wireless service, one of the two is fine.
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