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  • #91
    Hey guys - SDSU just opened their new wrestling facility yesterday. Wanna guess how much it cost?

    https://twitter.com/GoJacksWrestle/s...OJAfzB7TIf0mfA





    Answer - $4 million was the budget.

    You can only find that kind of money in world financial hubs like Brookings, SD.

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    • #92
      Originally posted by DomeIsHome View Post

      This is actually an interesting point. Even Penn State doesn't wrestle its home duals in its basketball arena, with one-ish exception every season. It would be interesting to see how many schools don't wrestle in their main basketball arena. (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Penn State, Michigan, Indiana, Purdue, Nebraska, off the top of my head from the Big 10, do not. Missouri, NIU, UVU, UNC, Oklahoma, from other conferences do not)
      Some of which are former basketball arenas.

      So, other than none (guessing), how many of these arenas hold 2,000 or less?

      Keep in mind: free tickets have gone with UNI rasslin turf for as long as I've followed it, so that's just "built into things."



      Which winning percentage is better: 65% or 61%?

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      • #93
        Originally posted by clenz View Post
        Hey guys - SDSU just opened their new wrestling facility yesterday. Wanna guess how much it cost?

        https://twitter.com/GoJacksWrestle/s...OJAfzB7TIf0mfA





        Answer - $4 million was the budget.

        You can only find that kind of money in world financial hubs like Brookings, SD.
        This must be the 47,009th time I've posted something about this on here, but, obviously, people don't read it.

        As it turns out, it's not such a mystery in SD where the money comes from. We don't have this in Iowa, plus their money is split only between two DI schools, whereas we have four.

        https://www.marketwatch.com/story/so...te-11633466512
        Which winning percentage is better: 65% or 61%?

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        • #94
          Originally posted by DomeIsHome View Post

          This is actually an interesting point. Even Penn State doesn't wrestle its home duals in its basketball arena, with one-ish exception every season. It would be interesting to see how many schools don't wrestle in their main basketball arena. (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Penn State, Michigan, Indiana, Purdue, Nebraska, off the top of my head from the Big 10, do not. Missouri, NIU, UVU, UNC, Oklahoma, from other conferences do not)

          While you are correct in that anytime UNI can get over 2000 in McLeod, its more of a win financially. But as I've said, unless they're bringing in at least 4k (more than half capacity anyway) I do not think its worth it to move the dual out of the West Gym. In a borderline dual like the Wyoming one, where there were (presumably) many free tickets given away, the financial compensation lies in concession/merch sales.

          I don't really want to, but I probably should go back and pull the numbers from duals from the last three-four years (probably excluding 2020-21). I don't think there have been THAT many sellouts in West Gym since 2017 to rationalize making the jump to McLeod (I'm completely disregarding the "structural improvements" that the university says are needed in the West Gym).

          We're never going to agree on this, and I'm probably not going to let it go for a while. The idea that there "...is a timeframe, as far as, being able to train in here [West Gym]," and NOBODY has announced ANYTHING about that in over a year is absurd and borderline negligent. The optics of, well we can't have people in here anymore because its unsafe, but classes, dance team, heck even the wrestling squad, etc. get to use the building still is hypocritical at best and again, negligent at worst. The athletic department and university should be ashamed of how they have treated the wrestling program, especially because Schwab CHOSE UNI over a much bigger job just a year and a half ago.

          There are some very basic things that could be done to McLeod to make it better for wrestling (and all the other sports played there). It's been two YEARS, and seemingly nothing has been done. I am baffled.

          Side note: next year, when Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Iowa State all don't come to Cedar Falls....yikes.
          Add Maryland to this list too.

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          • #95
            Originally posted by DomeIsHome View Post

            Add Maryland to this list too.
            Wisconsin also wrestles in a smaller venue

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            • #96
              Originally posted by Wxcpanther View Post

              Wisconsin also wrestles in a smaller venue
              Wisconsin was on my original list GO BACK AND LOOK!!!

              Lol j/k, sorry for yelling

              Wisconsin's venue is actually really cool, especially since they've reopened the upper deck. It's kind of like the West Gym but on steroids.

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