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"The team we'll put in Alabama is going to be shared by one of the local colleges as well," Cuadra said. "It will definitely be a city that's a surprise. What we're doing is putting stadiums at places that will have multi-use and multi-tenants with a capacity between 20,000 and 30,000."
Wouldn't think it would be Montgomery. ASU just got a stadium. That leaves Huntsville (AAMU) and Mobile. A&M's 21,000 seat stadium was built in 1996.
This post was edited by Demetrius Baker 17 months ago
"The albatross and the whales, they are my brothers."---The Little River Band
I could see Florence (UNA) getting the team. Their stadium looks old and they have pretty good support.
Plus they host the Division 2 championship game
This post was edited by MobileBama1 17 months ago
Could UNA fill a stadium of 20-30,000? The market up there is awful compared to ours. I don't want to get myself excited too much, but this definitely sounds like it could be us.
This post was edited by JT Crabtree 17 months ago
Class of '14. Go Jags! South in your Mouth!
I feel like we would have heard something about this. It also makes me now feel like it is not us, since most reports have been OCS would be at the track/softball/soccer location. I wouldn't think South would sell that.
Plus a new stadium would likely need to accomodate the Senior Bowl. Which this doesn't sound like it would do.
Hope not. I want OUR stadium and I don't want to compete with another "home town" team.
I don't understand my friends why it can't be Mobile...The Senior Bowl will sell it out every year...There will be some marquee games coming to South that will sell out...The visiting teams will bring their own fans...What City is in a position to start construction on a new stadium now? Where would Florence put it?
Ladd review from "Stadium Journey".
Edit - Sorry, should have started a new thread.
This post was edited by StillGotIt 17 months ago
I guess Tuscaloosa is a possibility. Stillman currently plays in a 9,000 seat stadium.
Miles College is in Fairfield, just south of Birmingham.
The City of Birmingham is OUT......It is NOT Birmingham
Fairfield is not Birmingham.
Ok Fairfield is not in Birmingham....I saw the Mayor of Fairfield, Thursday night at a meeting...and it is not Fairfield, AL...they are considered in the Birmingham Market....I could be wrong...heck we could all be wrong, but someone on here is RIGHT!
Okay, then. We've eliminated two cities: Birmingham and Fairfield.
Jacksonville? They are centrally located between Atlanta and Bham.
Sounds like us though. Wow. I wonder if that consortium that was planning the mega-sports park is in any way involved.
This post was edited by Jagnet225098 17 months ago
I have to tell you, this sounds like a fly-by-night, low-rent operation to me, not what I envision for USA's next stadium.
While a partnership with the city is likely because the Senior Bowl will be involved, a minor-league football operation that is probably going to fold within a year or two is not a partner I want us involved with.
If this league were somehow sanctioned by the NFL as a minor league, then I'm all for it.
Not the case, as far as I know.
This post was edited by Doug Konkel 17 months ago
That's what it should be. There are about to be a lot of players who will have difficulty qualifying under more strict NCAA guidelines, especially JC players.
They'd be smart to go after JC players, maybe with a 3 year contract. You could sell them on the idea that they can jump to the NFL in three years, only one more year than it would be if they went to a 4-year. However, they'll be getting paid for those 3 years.
We maybe having this conversation for nothing...Mobile may not be the point of destination, but if it is I don't care if the league does fold. They cannot fold up the stadium and take it with them...We constantly complain about going to Ladd...Parking, surroundings etc...If you think an OCS will be built by South within the next 5-10yrs...how long did it take to field the football team? I was involved with the first think tank and my season ticket donation was refunded...if a stadium will be built in Mobile by someone other than the University...I say bring it on...If I could write a check to make it happen I would, but since I can't I am all for exploring any and everything that can make it happen...The City and any interested parties!!!!!!!
The problem is if the funding is partially secured by an organization that then evaporates. Then USA may stuck paying more than they agreed to for a stadium that is probably not what they wanted because it was designed on the cheap.
I'm not saying they shouldn't explore it, I'm just going to be very cautious about this project (if Mobile is the city) until it is much further along.
We don't want to end up with a stadium that was built on less than a high school budget.
USA has been very good, throughout their mega-building boom the past decade, to build unique, awe-inspiring structures.
I don't expect any less from them on the OCS issue.
I think when all is said and done, USA Stadium will be the crown jewel of the Sun Belt or wherever we may be.
Doug hit the nail on the head on this one. Sad thing is, I can easily see Sam Jones buying what this guy is selling. Maybe they will want to build it near the cruise terminal (I hear they have plenty of available parking down there) or next to the long-rumored motorsports park. If it is in fact Mobile then we will need to with the administration at USA to make sure we aren't a part of it. Honestly though, I doubt anything will ever come to fruition. This guy sounds like he is all talk to me.
This post was edited by rockytopjag 17 months ago
I found this story from Greg Ball - Sports Nola. It's interesting that the original story on al.com said capacity of 20,000-30,000 but this says stadiums seating up to 20,000 fans. I'm thinking the stadium will be on the smaller side. Maybe 15,000.
"The USFLand its development partner have identifiedand secured the first five of these marketsand plan to begin construction on stadiums to seat up to 20,000 fans in time for the league's inaugural season, which is scheduled to kick off in the spring of 2014. Each development will contain a USFL football stadium, a sports and entertainment complex and residential and retail space. The USFLand its development partner plan to build the new developments across the spectrum of small, mid-size and large markets, with the goal of bringing economic development to underserved areas and creating jobs and a sustainable economy for these selected cities."
Wasn't that planned to go in Foley?
This post was edited by Gene Hansen 17 months ago
I am with you on this one. I hope it is not us. I want the jags to be the only HOME team. We have enough trouble with Auburn and Alabama and they are not in our city.
This post was edited by lcoleman62jag 17 months ago
I thought that was being talked about around the Theodore area at one time?............. If Mobile area, what makes them think it will be supported? Just like Birmingham and it's failed attempt to field a variety of pro teams, Mobile has done no better: hockey, basketball, multiple arena-team attempts, baseball (Championships but no attendance to speak of).
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Jagz91 17 months ago
IT'S OUR TIME! GO JAGS!!
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