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Sickening? That's the cost of doing business in 2017.

Not saying this is you, but a lot of folks locked themselves in to what they think is "reasonable and prudent" decades ago, and are outraged when things change. Your "sickness" over the subject reeks a bit hyperbolic, but privately funding the new FOC means we're not playing a zero sum game against other university priorities.

The $120M price tag on the JPJ was outrageous 12-13 years ago when announced, but I don't think there are too many folks out there complaining about the ROI with that facility.

It's worth noting that capital investment in football has been meager since the last expansion of Scott completed in 2000...there's the Welsh Practice facility and a McCue locker room renovation...all told we've spent about $1M each year on new projects. When the department's annual budget is $100M, and football revenue by far the key driver, and our competition is annual spending more several times over, the $1M/year number is a frighteningly inadequate sum. I can't imagine many businesses staying viable that fail to protect their primary product lines to that degree.

Finally, many other sports that 'Hoos supporters hold dear are in the balance with this project...not just because they need the operational revenue that the football program provides, but because they need the office, weight room, and locker room space in McCue that football would vacate. Instead of, you know, the basement of UHall.

Get everyone finally out of UHall, and we can finally start to envision a long overdue redevelopment of the UVA athletics campus. The Clam, Onesty, and the Cage all need to go and an indoor track and academic support buildings need to come in.

(In response to this post by hooincarolina)

Posted: 07/17/2017 at 12:16PM


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  Now all we have to do is find the donors . -- Birddog 07/17/2017 09:35AM
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  $ 55 million for a new fb facility....sheesh -- hooincarolina 07/17/2017 09:31AM
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  Sickening? That's the cost of doing business in 2017. -- Bourbon Bowl 07/17/2017 12:16PM
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  Give me a break with this holier-than-thou crap -- hoosfan17 07/17/2017 10:22AM
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