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FAU Receives $7.5M Gift To Name Arena

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FAU Receives $7.5M Gift To Name Arena

FAU Receives $7.5M Gift To Name Arena


Baldwin's generous gift will be instrumental in renovating and improving the arena

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Saw the news of the $7.5 M gift which is of course wonderful news!


FAU Receives $7.5M Gift To Name Arena - FAU Owl's Nest

MY thought is use that as the seed $$$ to build a small (6-8K) arena/convocation center and not "waste" that amount for cosmetic changes. WE WIL NEED netter facilities soon if not now!!!!

WE are in a smaller version of the old BigEast, let's get with it, perfect time to start is NOW IMHO!
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Has anyone seen what they plan to use the gift for? A new arena would be nice. Maybe cosmetic upgrades?†
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GeorgiaOwl said

Saw the news of the $7.5 M gift which is of course wonderful news!


FAU Receives $7.5M Gift To Name Arena - FAU Owl's Nest

MY thought is use that as the seed $$$ to build a small (6-8K) arena/convocation center and not "waste" that amount for cosmetic changes. WE WIL NEED netter facilities soon if not now!!!!

WE are in a smaller version of the old BigEast, let's get with it, perfect time to start is NOW IMHO!
Posted On: Nov 16th 2022, 1:39 PM #410303


This is the conference Howard wanted for us after all
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iím not sure we have the capital to start over and build a new arena. I hope we figure out how to break down some of those wall and make the current arena a bit bigger
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faufan2017 said

iím not sure we have the capital to start over and build a new arena. I hope we figure out how to break down some of those wall and make the current arena a bit bigger
Posted On: Nov 16th 2022, 3:47 PM #410308

Agree!
get rid of the north wall where the score board is and connect the east and west stands creating an U
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Here are the details of what the money will be used for, not a "new" facility, but "completely reimagined".

The land is the biggest asset, so who knows what happens in the end…you can do a lot with 7.5M.

▪️ Toss the old drawings out the window
▪️ Architectural firm will be secured
▪️ Gift to be used to "reimagine" the facility
▪️ Focus on getting everything possible out of it
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Definitely ripe for adding space hopefully athletics does it
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This is the third renovation that I †can remember. The first one came from insurance due to hurricane damage. There were more improvements later. I donít remember where the funding came from.†

FAU - THE REAL SLEEPING GIANT
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Very generous donation. 7.5 is a lot of money. I donít think we will have a high school gym anymore when itís all said and done.†
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