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Buff_bronc_fan
02-28-2006, 10:42 AM
This should make CSU fans a little happier. I also thought the games were fun @ Invesco, I look fwd to goin back.



Five-year CU-CSU deal to be announced
Game guaranteed to be held at Invesco through 2008

By Kyle Ringo, Camera Sports Writer
February 28, 2006

Colorado and Colorado State athletic department officials will announce Wednesday at Denver's Invesco Field a five-year deal to continue their rivalry on the football field.

Whether they have secured a game sponsor remains unclear.

Athletic directors Mike Bohn and Mark Driscoll reached an agreement back in January but an announcement has been delayed as the two worked with the Denver Metro Sports Commission to line up a sponsor to ease some of the cost of using Invesco Field. The schools pay about $400,000 to use the facility.

As reported in the Daily Camera in January, the deal will cover five years guaranteeing the game will be played in Denver only in each of the next three seasons beginning this fall when CSU will be the home team.

Colorado will retain the right to bring the game back to Boulder in the fourth year of the deal (2009), and if CU chooses to do so, it would give CSU the right to take the game to Fort Collins in the fifth year (2010).

The past two meetings have been in Boulder, and CU has refused to commit to playing each of the next five contests in Denver because many of its fans prefer the game be held at Folsom Field.

Colorado State and many of its fans prefer the contest in Denver because it is a neutral site and provides a financial windfall for the school. The Rams' home field in Fort Collins (Hughes Stadium) seats fewer than 40,000 fans.

Both schools make around $1.5 million per game when the contest is held in Denver. Colorado makes slightly more with the game in Boulder, but CSU would lose about $700,000 if it had to play the Buffs in Fort Collins because it could sell fewer tickets and would have to pay CU at least the customary $500,000 game guarantee.

CU will have six true home games next fall in Boulder. However, it is selling seven-game season-ticket packages on its Web site, with the CSU game included as a mandatory buy even though the Rams are slated to be the home team when the programs meet Sept. 9 in Denver.

The revenue is a 55-45 split in favor of CU because the Buffs are considered the bigger draw statewide, athletic director Mike Bohn said last month during a meeting with reporters.

IrishConrad
02-28-2006, 12:23 PM
Ahh....a neutral site. The way it should alwys be. Even though Boulder got to have their 2 home games I don't think CSU should return the favor.

Haveing the game at Inveso makes the game 10 times bigger. I love the split right down the middle in the stadium. Green on Black. Can't wait for the game. Should be another good one this year.

It's exciting to no knowone really knows what to expect out of both teams.

BVP
02-28-2006, 07:39 PM
Finally, not at Folsom. We have been getting cheated out year after year. I would just like to take our little sisters up to the Fort, and see how much they like it.

GO RAMS!

Buff_bronc_fan
02-28-2006, 08:07 PM
Ahh, I try to be civil sometimes and not make these into smack talking threads... But what each of you fail to realize is that CU is doing CSU the favor by playing you each year, don't get it twisted.

If you'll note the agreement is 55%-45% revenue sharing because CU is the bigger draw. CU is the favorite every year, with everything to lose... Whereas CSU is always the underdog, with everything to gain. You get your superbowl to start off the year, and CU gets to go on and play perennial national title contenders for a conference schedule.

The Buffs stand to make more $ from a game at Folsom Field than at Invesco, whereas the Rams significantly gain $ from a game at Invesco over Lubick field. Essentially what all this means is that you don't bring many chips to the table, and we hold all the leverage. The only way we'll agree to play these games is if they're in Boulder every year, or @ Invesco with CU getting the sweeter deal. It just doesn't make sense financially or competetively to play in Ft. Collins.

So you can save all this talk about us being the little sister, and that the Buffs owe the Rams a home game. You've got a better chance bringing the Broncos to Ft. Collins than you do Ralphie and Company.

BVP
02-28-2006, 08:13 PM
I appologize. I can't talk CU-CSU without talking smack.

I know that CU is doing us a favor, but without the Showdown, college football wouldn't be the same. They have to keep the game going on. Whether it be at Invesco or Folsom, the game is always gonna help CSU out in their quest for the top 25.

IrishConrad
02-28-2006, 09:47 PM
CU has not always been the favorite. During the last 10 years it has been back and forth.

There is nothing more exciting that CU and CSU BOTH being in the top 25.

CSU in the top 25 insn't doing CU any favors but helping strength of schedule.

Bronco_f1
02-28-2006, 10:25 PM
Finally, not at Folsom. We have been getting cheated out year after year. I would just like to take our little sisters up to the Fort, and see how much they like it.

GO RAMS!


It's not that neutral. Remember there is a university nearby, called the University of Colorado at Denver :D

broncofan303
03-01-2006, 05:47 PM
It's not that neutral. Remember there is a university nearby, called the University of Colorado at Denver :D

Word!!! That's my school...lol...

but please, CU has no business going to Ft. Collins in their 30k seating... might as well go to a high school stadium... It's where it's suppose to be now, in Invesco.. close to CSU and CU fans instead of traveling to Ft Collins or Boulder...

BVP
03-02-2006, 05:54 PM
Word!!! That's my school...lol...

but please, CU has no business going to Ft. Collins in their 30k seating... might as well go to a high school stadium... It's where it's suppose to be now, in Invesco.. close to CSU and CU fans instead of traveling to Ft Collins or Boulder...

We need to add more seats, but there aren't enough people who attend the games to pay off the addition. We did recently get a donation from Joey Porter, but we used that for the stadium locker rooms.

But, Invesco is the best. It is close to everybody and not one team (CU) gets homefield advantage.

Buff_bronc_fan
03-02-2006, 05:57 PM
We need to add more seats, but there aren't enough people who attend the games to pay off the addition. .

Haha, that sure didn't stop CU from adding a whole pool of luxury suites... :heh:

BVP
03-02-2006, 06:06 PM
Haha, that sure didn't stop CU from adding a whole pool of luxury suites... :heh:

But, Folsom Field is one of the nicest college stadiums I must add. :beer:

IrishConrad
03-02-2006, 06:49 PM
Thats why CSU needs to try and take the program to the next level.. Big off-season games and get back on top of the MTN West.

BVP
03-02-2006, 07:09 PM
Thats why CSU needs to try and take the program to the next level.. Big off-season games and get back on top of the MTN West.

They almost got to the next level. They hade some huge wins against Utah and Air Force, and right as they can take the MWC, BYU and TCU beat them and then they loose again to San Diego State to almost have them loose a bowl game.

But our recruiting class was great this year. We got some top players from Colorado, so we can expect to at least beat the Buffs this year.

Bronco_f1
03-02-2006, 10:50 PM
Word!!! That's my school...lol...

but please, CU has no business going to Ft. Collins in their 30k seating... might as well go to a high school stadium... It's where it's suppose to be now, in Invesco.. close to CSU and CU fans instead of traveling to Ft Collins or Boulder...

:beer:

We might have had a class together before.

30k for CSU? they need to build a new stadium

West
03-03-2006, 04:06 PM
Finally, not at Folsom. We have been getting cheated out year after year. I would just like to take our little sisters up to the Fort, and see how much they like it.

GO RAMS!
Then all the teams that beat you this year(which was like 8 or 9) must have CHEATED. That's it. :coffee:

BVP
03-04-2006, 09:26 AM
Then all the teams that beat you this year(which was like 8 or 9) must have CHEATED. That's it. :coffee:

We lost 6 games just like CU did. :coffee: But I am talking about the Rocky Mountain Showdown , that game should have always been neutrual, because at Folsom, they are cheating CSU fans out of good seats, and they are making a lot more money for their program then CSU is.

West
03-04-2006, 12:02 PM
We lost 6 games just like CU did. :coffee: But I am talking about the Rocky Mountain Showdown , that game should have always been neutrual, because at Folsom, they are cheating CSU fans out of good seats, and they are making a lot more money for their program then CSU is.
So every big rivalry should be played at a neutral field? No.

BVP
03-04-2006, 12:08 PM
So every big rivalry should be played at a neutral field? No.

That's not what I am saying. But if the teams only play at one teams home field, how fair is that? If they can play at both teams home fields, than that would be ok. For the the showdown, that is not possible right now, so right now the best spot for the game is Invesco.