Friday, January 15, 2010

New Football Stadium at Tulane?

There are a ton of rumors about a new football stadium on the Tulane campus: here (subscription required) and here.

I am loathe to comment because I know absolutely nothing.

Worse, I don't want to say anything because it would only to serve to prick the bubble of enthusiasm. Nevertheless, I will go on record as saying I don't believe a word of it.

Sorry. You just can't build something that big in secret. There is zoning, parking, environmental regulations, etc. It is a serious undertaking. If this is a "real proposal", dozens of people had to be making fairly public inquiries- and you can't keep that sort of thing a secret.

Also, the Tulane administratio and community should be fair. Just a few years back, we didn't like when Tulane tried to determine the future of athletics in secret. It also would be pretty dirty pool if Tulane elected to spend nine figures and use up scarce campus real estate without all stake holders being heard and involved. No more secrets.