USF has played in Raymond James Stadium for two decades now. Although sharing an NFL facility with the Bucs is great, having a stadium that is too big and too far from their campus isn’t the best situation. The goal for USF is to have a new, on-campus stadium by 2022:
WTSP-The University of South Florida could have a new football stadium open on-campus by 2022 but it shouldn’t, according to the draft report of a feasibility study just completed by outside consultants.
The report, drafted by Convention, Sports, and Leisure International (CSL International) and obtained Monday by 10Investigates through a public records request, suggests USF should prioritize fundraising and planning for its new $40 million Football Center before embarking on the much larger task of funding a new stadium.
Alumni and students have fantasized about the possibility of a new on-campus football stadium for years. But the study reported USF fans opposed the kind of stadium the university could afford right now, likely a facility in the $120 million range, similar in quality to the stadium at FAU.
Building a new stadium is a challenge for any program, but with a limited budget, USF may be in Raymond James for longer than their fans may like. At least they don’t play in a high school stadium, though:
The report completely dismissed a stadium similar to UCF’s, which USF fans likened to “a high school stadium.”
Laugh out loud funny.
USF may think they are slick for saying they don’t want a stadium that looks like it’s for a high school team, but I know one thing they won’t have in that stadium, a national championship banner:
Think they have any national championship rings? Didn’t think so:
No ConFLiCT trophy either…..
Facts are facts. Dispute them all you want.