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    Quote Originally Posted by NWHSUandSDSU View Post
    Game against Drake being moved to Brookings. Looks like a 7 game home schedule this year.
    Season ticket prices will stay the same w/ a 7th home game. Essentially getting 7th game for price of 6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THE PRIDE IS BACK!!! View Post
    I wonder why the change. That would have been a good game for Drake to host. Quality opponent at home, and I'm sure plenty of Jacks fan would make the trip to increase revenue.
    Not sure if I've ever seen this before. Seen games bought out entirely, but not swapping sites.
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    I wonder if we'll spit revenue with them since the contract would have been signed to play in Des Moines? Or if it's just a normal home game and we pay them the usual rate for a non-conference home game? Interesting deal.

    7 home games in a 12 game season is awesome.

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    So after playing @UM on 8/29, the Jacks won't have a road game until 10/12 @ YSU.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Tibbs View Post
    So after playing @UM on 8/29, the Jacks won't have a road game until 10/12 @ YSU.
    I think there is a good explanation for moving the Drake game to Brookings and no doubt it has to do with dollars. When Drake played scholarship football they had a pretty good facility and I doubt they have filled it since playing Pioneer League ball. Somewhere I seen a picture of their facility and it was starting to look run down. Could it be some of the bleachers are no longer safe? How much of guarantee do we pay?

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    Drake plays football in the same stadium which hosts the Drake Relays. It's in very good shape with Field Turf all-weather turf and seating for 18,000+. I do not know about their football game attendance but the facility has a nice "old school" feel to it and it's a nice place to play and watch football (and track).

    Correction on the seating: Drake's Stadium held 18,000 from 1925 to 2005. It was renovated in 2005 at a cost of $15 million and the stated capacity was reduced to 14,557. (Wikipedia)

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    I'm fine with another home game. Another chance to watch the Jack's but It was the easiest road game so wouldn't be bummed if it was play on the road.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JackJD View Post
    Drake plays football in the same stadium which hosts the Drake Relays. It's in very good shape with Field Turf all-weather turf and seating for 18,000+. I do not know about their football game attendance but the facility has a nice "old school" feel to it and it's a nice place to play and watch football (and track).

    Correction on the seating: Drake's Stadium held 18,000 from 1925 to 2005. It was renovated in 2005 at a cost of $15 million and the stated capacity was reduced to 14,557. (Wikipedia)
    Thank You, apparently not the facility. I had forgotten all about the Drake Relays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Tibbs View Post
    I wonder if we'll spit revenue with them since the contract would have been signed to play in Des Moines? Or if it's just a normal home game and we pay them the usual rate for a non-conference home game? Interesting deal.

    7 home games in a 12 game season is awesome.
    yes an interesting deal. I hope more details become public on why the deviation from the original contract. No complaints here , just overly curious. How do you not take a hit on this change?
    Last edited by Nidaros; 05-16-2019 at 05:59 AM.

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    I have a brother who is a Drake grad. He is speculating (he doesn't know what is actually going on) that Drake will come out better financially by taking a check to play at SDSU vs hosting SDSU. Apparently Drake is not drawing big crowds to its football games.

    One "drawback" to being in the ranks of those schools who are in the hunt for the FCS title each season: tougher to schedule other top FCS teams. NDSU has a tough time scheduling both FCS AND FBS teams because they've beaten so many decent FBS opponents. Other than MVFC teams who have no choice, what FCS team trying to have a good record wants to play the Bison? The Bison are fortunate to have some of the best fan support so they can afford to pay more to attract opponents.

    SDSU's consistently good teams in recent years cause the same trouble finding really good opponents. And then there is some art to scheduling: the win/loss record is critical to making the playoffs.

    Today a USD friend was ribbing me about this year's OOC schedule. I told him that if USD can get to the level of being a consistent playoff contender, they'll have the same trouble.

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