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Play in Jackson? I went to Troy and I can say without any doubt that their stadium is better than the one in Jackson, even if it is 40.000 seats smaller. If MSU and Troy were to play in Jackson, I doubt seriously it would sell out. That's one of the reasons MSU and OM left Jackson, along with some of the very obvious reasons.
this is not 1988 anymore- crowds shrank because we sucked from 1982-1990
We had 7-8K fans that went to Troy- we'd have 40K+ if we played in Jackson.
Their stadium is better?
Was their benches softer than the benches at Memorial Stadium?
You think their soft drinks taste better than soft drinks at Memorial Stadium?
When you sit down to watch the game- what's the difference?
This post was edited by Coach34 18 months ago
I don't mind playing away games at some of these smaller schools (Podunk U) Gives some alumni a chance to see games in thier area, gets the team outside the state and into a new market where some recruits can make a game (would be a lot easier for a Cord Sandburg to make a game at USA or troy and at least watch the team live and see the coaches, although i am not sure about the rules on that) so its great for recruiting.
I live in Jackson and am curious to know what other "obvious reasons" you are refering to...
Bradenton is below Tampa- Sandberg would have to fly to a game no matter where we play
We arent bringing recruits to games in Ruston, La or Troy, Alabama I can assure you- I dont even think that's allowed
Youre being sarcastic right?
As for playing in Jackson. I am all for it. Wish some private companies would start buying these games and running them like a bowl game. Sell beer etc
IMO it is a win win win solution for schools like ours that cant foot the bill to buyout these games.
When we start putting 70K plus in the stadium every game..my opinion will change.
I wouldnt mind another venue but imo, it cant be Jackson. That facility is worn down and easy to see these problems when I go cover high school title games there. Usually no internet in pressbox, no working elevators, the bathrooms, etc, etc. No way could that stadium host an SEC game now unless a major overhaul is done. I understand the size issue of other stadiums and playing in front of better crowds and vs. better teams. That I agree with, but just not in Jackson at that stadium.
New Orleans it is.... No reason we cant move the USM - MSU away game at USM to NOLA. Be a mini bowl and lots of people would go.
Troy - Move to Birmingham... Things to increase crowd. Better venue. More MSU fans and bowl game atmosphere.
Same with La Tech in 2016 to NOLA....by the way La Tech is 4-0... That win last year is looking better and better. (had this argument in another thread)
This post was edited by TripleJ 18 months ago
Personally, im not going to a game in that stadium
Other neutral sites im good with
This post was edited by msudawg12 18 months ago
$50 bet with Rebels10 - Best of 3 Egg Bowls
**the $50 goes to others schools athletics dept**
wifi could be set up for 1 game by one of the game's sponsors
I know the pressbox sux, but it can be tolerated for 1 game.
Bathrooms can be worked on
There are too many plus's to not do something like this...Florida hasnt left the state to play an away game in years- no reason for us to
will you be going to Ruston? Hell, I'm not going to a game in Mobile, so there.
People act like we are going to have droves of people traveling to these away games. There will be plenty of people to take the place of people that refuse to go to Jackson.
Your completely wrong. There is nothing positive about playing at Troy or any other podunk school. Its only a matter of time before we lose on of these games, and then we will see how people feel about them. If they were automatic wins, then I may agree with you, but they are not and our program has come to far, but is still too fragile to deal with the embarrassment that losing one of these games would bring.
Serious question Coach 34 and before I ask you this, I agree with most of your argument except playing in Jackson. But when was the last time you were in that stadium? No way it could handle an SEC crowd this day and time. Some fans might even get injured in parts of the stadium that are falling apart, seriously. Same thing with the coliseum in Jackson.
I considered making the trip to Troy but if the game were in Jackson I would not even considered going to be honest. Something about that place that is an atmosphere killer. The paranoia over losing one of these games in the future is astounding to me. I guess we would rather the upcoming UK trip be the 1st road experience for our new guys than playing a sunbelt team? I am fine with people disagreeing w/me but some of you seem to think too highly of your opinion saying people are just "wrong" if the don't have an issue w/these games. Obviously our AD that has a pretty good approval daring I'm guessing sees no issue here just saying
same thing with Legion Field in Bham
The Alcorn versus Jackson state game is usually a sell out or so it seems but I haven't gone in a few years. They seem to do okay capacity wise. Why not a SEC crowd?
"They call me crazy until they find out I'm right"
Actually the attendance was 31,500 in 2011.
23000 tickets actually passed through the turnstiles. I'm assuming the other 18k were band members
This post was edited by goldeneye 18 months ago
Yeah, back in the day that stadium could easily hold 60,000 with no problems. But not in many years has that been the case and that stadium hasnt seen a crowd that large in years.
Are they going to rob you at your seat watching the game?
Parking will be set up at the Coliseum and other places- with shuttles to take people to and from the stadium- they gonna rob you there?
I find it funny people will say this about Jackson, but had no problems going to the Liberty Bowl in a much worse area.
The stadium is bad, granted, but the thought that we should never play a game in Jackson again is ludicrous.
This times 1000. The Liberty Bowl is in a MUCH worse part of Memphis than the stadium in Jackson.
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