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Postby Terry Webster » Thu Sep 22, 2022 11:15 am

Is there still a major announcement planned at the rally Friday night? Any guesses about what it is?
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Re: Pep rally

Postby JasonB » Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:35 pm

According to the SI article, Armstrong is giving a sizeable donation to the Endzone project.
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Re: Pep rally

Postby Bergermeister » Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:32 am

Armstrong. Now there's a familiar name. Get it while you can! :wink:
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Re: Pep rally

Postby stlpony » Fri Sep 23, 2022 7:27 pm

The Armstrongs donated $15M towards the end zone project and were able to get another anonymous donor to kick in an additional $5M. President Turner stated they needed to get to 80% before breaking ground, but it was also announced that we would break ground on December 2nd. Pony Up!
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Re: Pep rally

Postby SoCal_Pony » Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:05 pm

breaking ground this year would imply a move out of the AAC….

wouldn’t it??????
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Re: Pep rally

Postby Charleston Pony » Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:07 pm

SoCal_Pony wrote:breaking ground this year would imply a move out of the AAC….

wouldn’t it??????


Not necessarily but I sure hope we have future opponents who can help us fill more seats in Ford
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Re: Pep rally

Postby Terry Webster » Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:17 pm

stlpony wrote:The Armstrongs donated $15M towards the end zone project and were able to get another anonymous donor to kick in an additional $5M. President Turner stated they needed to get to 80% before breaking ground, but it was announced that we would break ground on December 2nd. Pony Up!


Did they mention how long the construction will take?
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Re: Pep rally

Postby SoCal_Pony » Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:18 pm

Charleston Pony wrote:
SoCal_Pony wrote:breaking ground this year would imply a move out of the AAC….

wouldn’t it??????


Not necessarily but I sure hope we have future opponents who can help us fill more seats in Ford


CP, if you were in charge (I’m assuming you’d act Presidential :lol:) would you green-light this expansion knowing the AAC is losing 3 of its biggest brands while adding the schools that we are???
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Re: Pep rally

Postby stlpony » Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:20 pm

Terry Webster wrote:
stlpony wrote:The Armstrongs donated $15M towards the end zone project and were able to get another anonymous donor to kick in an additional $5M. President Turner stated they needed to get to 80% before breaking ground, but it was also announced that we would break ground on December 2nd. Pony Up!


Did they mention how long the construction will take?


No, there was no mention as to the length of construction. My guess is two years as this is the timeline Texas Tech announced for their similar expansion project.
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Re: Pep rally

Postby Charleston Pony » Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:43 pm

SoCal_Pony wrote:CP, if you were in charge (I’m assuming you’d act Presidential :lol:) would you green-light this expansion knowing the AAC is losing 3 of its biggest brands while adding the schools that we are???


If you build it, they will come :D
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Re: Pep rally

Postby Terry Webster » Sat Sep 24, 2022 6:19 am

Charleston Pony wrote:
SoCal_Pony wrote:CP, if you were in charge (I’m assuming you’d act Presidential :lol:) would you green-light this expansion knowing the AAC is losing 3 of its biggest brands while adding the schools that we are???


If you build it, they will come :D


Is this heaven?
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Re: Pep rally

Postby SMUer » Sat Sep 24, 2022 8:14 am

We need to get rid of a majority of 200 level seats on the East side and replace them with corporate suites.
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Re: Pep rally

Postby Bergermeister » Sat Sep 24, 2022 10:30 am

SMUer wrote:We need to get rid of a majority of 200 level seats on the East side and replace them with corporate suites.

Makes sense.
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Re: Pep rally

Postby Charleston Pony » Sat Sep 24, 2022 11:46 am

Bergermeister wrote:
SMUer wrote:We need to get rid of a majority of 200 level seats on the East side and replace them with corporate suites.

Makes sense.


Probably a good idea. We don't draw well enough to fill the east side
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