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Neutral Football Games

Post by UStateTim » February 12th, 2020, 11:23 am

I just saw that BYU and N. Illinois are playing their 2024 game in a soccer stadium near Chicago. I've actually thought about this as an Aggie fan. What if we played a game at Rio Tinto Stadium? Would it be a way for us to get a home and "home" with P5 schools? Would Aggie fans fill the place? I don't know how big Rio Tinto is but it would be interesting to say the least.



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Post by Intermeddler » February 12th, 2020, 11:27 am

Rio Tinto is like 20,000 in capacity.



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Post by UStateTim » February 12th, 2020, 11:31 am

Seat Geek Stadium in Chicago is also 20,000 in capacity



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Post by NavyBlueAggie » February 12th, 2020, 12:56 pm

Utah State played Memphis State in SLC in 1967. The stadium was sparsely occupied as there was little AGGIE fan support from SLC. As a matter of fact I could hear the contact and the players voices from my seat in then "Ute Stadium". I believe there would be only modest local (SLC) fan support for an AGGIE vs. ??? ootball game in SLC. Just look at the bust for the recently discontinued basketball round table in SLC . Interesting Idea, and for us "LOCAL" AGGIES, it would be nice, but most likely a finacnial failure
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Post by aggies22 » February 12th, 2020, 12:59 pm

It's hard enough to get fans to come to a home game, let alone travel 90 miles for one.
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Post by newhouse9 » February 12th, 2020, 1:37 pm

A whole mess of us travel to Logan for games now. But I'd rather driver further to watch a game in Logan anyday over SLC. But if we got good opponents with a neutral site, I'd attend for sure.



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Post by YoungBloodAggie » February 12th, 2020, 1:43 pm

VEGAS. DO ONE IN VEGAS.


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Post by newhouse9 » February 12th, 2020, 2:04 pm

UNLV is having good success recruiting to that new stadium!



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Post by aggies22 » February 12th, 2020, 2:11 pm

newhouse9 wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 2:04 pm
UNLV is having good success recruiting to that new stadium!
UNLV might turn into a tough team as long as the coaching staff doesn't screw it up. The talent really flocked there this last recruiting cycle.



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Post by ProvoAggie » February 12th, 2020, 2:14 pm

newhouse9 wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 2:04 pm
UNLV is having good success recruiting to that new stadium!
Now they just have to get the Raiders to let them play there...
https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/un ... e-1902411/



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Post by Full » February 12th, 2020, 3:31 pm

ProvoAggie wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 2:14 pm
newhouse9 wrote:
February 12th, 2020, 2:04 pm
UNLV is having good success recruiting to that new stadium!
Now they just have to get the Raiders to let them play there...
https://www.reviewjournal.com/sports/un ... e-1902411/
Venturing off topic. UNLV better keep its options open if things are already this rocky. Temple and the Eagles just came to an agreement.
I think they ended up paying less $2 million a year and $12 million up front, but still well over $1 million a year.

https://temple-news.com/temple-eagles- ... -the-linc/



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Post by GameFAQSAggie » February 12th, 2020, 3:33 pm

One night a few years ago, I had a weird dream that BYU wanted to change the football arrangement to playing them in Las Vegas every third year, similar to what they want for basketball and Salt Lake.



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Re: Neutral Football Games

Post by ViAggie » February 12th, 2020, 5:14 pm

Yea UNLV had better not sell Sam Boyd Stadium for a new housing development just yet. They might find themselves having to play at Dixie State's "stadium"


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