Monday, November 7, 2011
Baylor proposes plan for new stadium
By ESPN.com staff
Baylor is the lone Big 12 team whose stadium is not located on its campus, but the university hopes to change that soon.
The school unveiled a proposal for a new riverside, on-campus stadium that it hopes will become a reality.
If so, wow. That's all I can say. What a spectacular venue that would be. Baylor already has one of the most picturesque campuses in the league, and if this stadium looks anything like the Bears hope it does, it would have the most picturesque stadium, too.
"This is the starting point of a process that will require very strong support from all of those who love Baylor football and want to bring the program back to campus," Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw said.
The school plans to undergo research surveys and a feasibility study. The stadium would be located adjacent to Interstate 35.
"This location will maximize the stadium's exposure," McCaw said, "given the more than 100,000 vehicles that travel the highway each day, while providing Baylor with an extraordinary branding opportunity."
That's definitely true.
With the Big 12's new television deal, there's lots of money flowing into every school, but a project like this will require a whole lot of support from a fan base.
It'd be a huge move for the school, but if it becomes a reality, you couldn't ask for a better venue.