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GMU: Where Construction is Tradition

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by Yossarian, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. GSII

    GSII All-American

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    Interesting. We did that with the Johndon Center.
  2. gmujim92

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    I'm sure the state has some restriction on how much debt universities can carry at any time.

    I looked at what JMU is doing and they're definitely planning to finance their new $88M arena mostly through bonds.

    They're also doing a fundraising campaign related to the arena, though. I guess if you can get a chunk of private money to put into such a project, it saves you more in the long run when you consider interest on the bonds.

    $88M won't go as far in Fairfax as it does in Harrisonburg, obviously, but that's something I would like to see Mason consider once the practice facility and locker room upgrades are finished.
  3. DJ3

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    I am so tired of this argument! yes land in Fairfax is more. But Mason already owns the land. Materials are the same costs. Yes paying the crews would cost more money, but its not this dramatic price difference that's impossible to overcome.
  4. gmujim92

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    This guy has zero chill. LOL.
  5. DJ3

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    Truth. I just hate excuses as to why Mason can't do what other schools do.

    Mason can do anything they want, they just choose to pursue other initiatives. Athletics isn't on their top priority.
  6. G M U

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    Mason has just cut funding for the cheerleading team, meaning they wont have an official competitive team. Thus no more scholarships for cheerleaders. All of the funds are being redistributed amongst other athletic teams.
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  7. MasonSAE4

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    Cabrera confirmed Faster, Farther has met is goal a year and a half early
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  8. Mason2005

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    Now let's get this practice facility started!

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  9. MasonSAE4

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    Have a feeling the southwest sector plan would get priority on bonds. The debt was all authorized and those projects were next on the docket and then the plug got pulled because they wanted to lower the debt first.
  10. Pikapppatri8

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    Well you are right - we have the land - 705 acres half of it undeveloped. This can be done.
  11. Pikapppatri8

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    Wow that is effective and efficient.
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  12. MasonSAE4

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    Not sure anyone's arguing we don't have the land. The land directly adjacent to EBA is nothing but surface parking, you could build it right there and continue to use EBA until completion. The problem is the money.
  13. Vurbel

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    For better or worse, having a practice facility for the main sports at a school is just the cost of doing business in the landscape of Division I athletics.
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  14. Vurbel

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    The state needs to buy us a new arena, or we are moving George Mason University to Maryland!
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  15. MasonCrew

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    Is Mason allowed to do that? I imagine the process of getting all the permits for the transition would be a nightmare. Moving buildings on 495 is next to impossible during rush hour.
  16. GMUgemini

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    We will be the first university in the world with an all-imaginary campus.
  17. Joe Shannon

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    You are thinking about it all wrong - you just lift up the campus and then the Earth spins on it's own. Then you set back down the campus in it's new location. Actually pretty simple.
  18. Pikapppatri8

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    Engineering.
  19. patriot2000

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    I've been reading that some high profile athletes think the world is flat. If they are correct, and surely they are, does the Earth even spin??? Seems like a pretty big expense just to find out the Earth is flat. I think we need to move it using the trains the circus will no longer be using, and maybe even hire all of those folks to do it. They're master movers and need work.

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  20. Joe Shannon

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    I stand corrected, the fact the Earth is actually flat does expose a pretty big flaw in my plan.

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