In reply to: Will Crossroads project impact coaching decisions? posted by Ndvermin95
Suffice to say Notre Dame has nothing in common with the Atlanta Falcons or any NFL team.
they keep putting crap on the field. The people that will fill those will not be alums who care too much to stop going. And you know the powers that be are excited about those dollar signs.
They're very similar to the Redskins. Excellent in the late 80s/early 90s, shitty since then with a few years where they teased. Looked like 2012 was the start of something big, but alas no. Complete idiots running the show, but still making loads of money even with the product on the field.
At least Dan Snyder wants to win though.
...The experience of any pro team with a brand new stadium sheds very little light on the Crossroads project, and I say that having appraised a major sports stadium and in the process having become familiar with the economics of these facilities.
Just a few major differences: no pro sports team has the financial resources of the University of Notre Dame. The tax implications of a university and ownership of a pro franchise are apples and oranges. Pro teams don't have significant donors contributing funds for construction. While athletics is ancillary to the core mission of a university, it's everything to a pro franchise. Pro stadiums must be planned with a lot of input from local government due to traffic, utility, and neighboring ownership considerations (not to mention the fact that most modern stadiums have been financed by the public). Construction on a campus that is under unitary ownership is more insulated from local government controls.
A new venue, pay more money, and see shit on the floor.
Granted ive still been going to games for the last 18 years during this shitshow period. But i will go to fewer games, ( i promise this time) if its more expensive.
they'll keep coming and they'll keep paying.
to see if ND Football has growth problems through the boomer decline.
There's no excuse for continuing to attend games. I haven't been back since 2003, and I won't be going back until the school starts taking football seriously again.