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TigersOfGeauxld
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Question for the Auburn, Mizzou, and UGA fans...


...or any school that has a really nice swimming facility. What is it, what did it cost to build, and who built it for you?

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RockyMtnTigerWDE
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re: Question for the Auburn, Mizzou, and UGA fans...


A swimming Pool

Lowder Money

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???

Profit






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Pool is part of a large rec center that was built in 2005, so hard to break out just the pool, but the whole thing was $63mm. Best part is the lazy river, great hangover therapy.



actual pool:




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Gabrielsen Natatorium






Part of the Ramsey Student Center (UGA Recreation)
Opened: 1995
Cost: $40 Million
Size: 430,000 sq feet
Contractor: ?





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TigersOfGeauxld
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Both Mizzou's and UGA's are very nice. I'm guessing that if UGA were to build that Natatorium today, it would prolly be around the $63 million that Mizzou paid for theirs.

Thanks for these responses. I was wondering what it was going to cost for LSU to get something better than the one we have now, which was built in 1985.




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As the resident college swimmer I have no idea on any of this. What is this for exactly? It could help me address the underlying question more thoroughly...





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Bama Bird
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Alabama's Natatorium might just be the worst looking building on campus now (with the endless renovations recently). We could seriously use a new one





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TigersOfGeauxld
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Pool is part of a large rec center


LSU is expanding our comparable rec center, the UREC, but a new natatorium isn't part of that, unfortunately...

....



LSU UREC

...oh how I wish it was.




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TigersOfGeauxld
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As the resident college swimmer I have no idea on any of this. What is this for exactly? It could help me address the underlying question more thoroughly...


I just wanted some financial perspective in today's dollars how much a replacement for the LSU Natatorium would cost.

If you look at past rounds of Tiger Athletic Fund (TAF) facility upgrades/construction, there is one major high-dollar project around $75-100 million, one or two projects around one third to one half of the high dollar project, and a couple of projects around a million to two million.

I wanted to get a feel for what slot a swimming facility would go into in light of the above. The new SEZ addition to Tiger Stadium was the featured project in the last round.






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TigersOfGeauxld
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Alabama's Natatorium might just be the worst looking building on campus now (with the endless renovations recently)


Oh I bet I know one uglier...



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Opened in the summer 1985, the LSU Natatorium has served as the exclusive home of the swimming and diving teams for the past 26 seasons.


Way past time for a replacement...







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Bama Bird
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Ours is worse. It opened in 1981 and is so ugly there isn't even a picture of it on the internet (not that I can find). I had to screenshot it from Google Maps

Sorry about the removal... I realized I was signed in to my google account





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TigersOfGeauxld
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Ours is worse


There is literally no way that's true. I'm the biggest sunshine pumper there is when it comes to my school, and this has to be the worst structure of it's type for any major university.

You can see the outside from the inside through some of the cracks in the mortar. And it's not air conditioned.

Think about that...Baton Rouge..spring sport...no AC.







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Bama Bird
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I put the picture back if you didn't see it before





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TigersOfGeauxld
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I saw it. I still say ours is worse.







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Bama Bird
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It might be. At least ours is kinda tucked away behind some trees but it's still at a major intersection. Both are terrible and the athletic departments should be ashamed they're so far behind because there's more than enough money so long as we don't keep buying the football team golden ass-scratchers





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TigersOfGeauxld
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Both are terrible and the athletic departments should be ashamed they're so far behind because there's more than enough money so long as we don't keep buying the football team golden ass-scratchers


Well in their defense, they are catering to the money-making programs. But it's really shocking to me how far behind LSU is in terms of a swimming facility.

It's no wonder Les Miles's daughter Smacker is swimming for the University of Texas instead of at LSU.




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Bama Bird
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Well in their defense, they are catering to the money-making programs


Yeah, I know. I just sometimes hate the fact that there's such a thing as a "money-making program" in college sports. Especially the consequences of there being money-making programs






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TigersOfGeauxld
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Especially the consequences of there being money-making programs


Well that's another thread. I knew LSU's natatorium was bad, I just didn't realize how bad.

Time to break out the Abita...







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