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$270m of $600m goal of the Crimson Standard initiative has already been raised
And was raised in about 12 months since the initiative was announced.
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$106 million was raised in 2019 alone

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The money came during the 2019 fiscal year through pledges and gifts made by donors to the Crimson Tide Foundation, the fundraising arm of UA athletics, and donations to Tide Pride

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The first phase of the initiative will begin in September at Rhoads Stadium, where the UA softball team plays.

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Another part of the Crimson Standard's first phase is starting the bidding process to construct a new sports science center, which will be located in the Mal M. Moore Athletic Facility.

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Renovations at Bryant-Denny Stadium will start at the end of this football season and are scheduled to be completed in time for the 2020 season.




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BamaGradinTn
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re: $270m of $600m goal of the Crimson Standard initiative has already been raised
So not one dime for basketball.

And not one frick was given by the donors with the deep pockets.


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re: $270m of $600m goal of the Crimson Standard initiative has already been raised
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So not one dime for basketball. 

And not one frick was given by the donors with the deep pockets.



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Phase II

(Target date: start after 2021-22 basketball season)

Coleman Coliseum:

Interior bowl gutted to raise floor and create new seating plan

Wider concourse areas

Seating 10 feet closer to floor

Third level of upper-deck seating on north and south sides of floor

Student seating baseline to baseline on one side of court

club spaces on floor and concourse levels and premium seating areas

Upgraded lobby

New lighting, video boards and ribbon boards


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re: $270m of $600m goal of the Crimson Standard initiative has already been raised
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Target date: start after 2021-22 basketball season


LOL yea buddy


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re: $270m of $600m goal of the Crimson Standard initiative has already been raised
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Phase II

(Target date: start after 2021-22 basketball season)

Coleman Coliseum:

Interior bowl gutted to raise floor and create new seating plan

Wider concourse areas

Seating 10 feet closer to floor

Third level of upper-deck seating on north and south sides of floor

Student seating baseline to baseline on one side of court

club spaces on floor and concourse levels and premium seating areas

Upgraded lobby

New lighting, video boards and ribbon boards



Those are the two I think they will actually end up doing. The rest will be "postponed" in order to fund yet another totally necessary upgrade to BDS.


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re: $270m of $600m goal of the Crimson Standard initiative has already been raised
They need to fix the roof with a false ceiling or something otherwise the place will continue to look like a cavernous dungeon.


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They need to fix the roof with a false ceiling or something otherwise the place will continue to look like a cavernous dungeon.



This


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re: $270m of $600m goal of the Crimson Standard initiative has already been raised
It's weird that people don't think they'll renovate Coleman Coliseum, when they dropped $25 million on it in 2005.

The plan is to gut it down to the bones and build it back up much like Sewell Thomas. Sewell Thomas is basically a new stadium, it looks nothing like it did before. And spent $30 million.
And I expect the basketball team to play all their home games in Bham like the baseball team did during renovations.

The estimate is $115 million. I don't care what anyone thinks, that kind of money will not just transform it, it will be essentially a new building built on the same spot. Auburn spent $90 million on their new arena.
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re: $270m of $600m goal of the Crimson Standard initiative has already been raised
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It's weird that people don't think they'll renovate Coleman Coliseum, when they dropped $25 million on it in 2005.

The plan is to gut it down to the bones and build it back up much like Sewell Thomas. Sewell Thomas is basically a new stadium, it looks nothing like it did before. And spent $30 million.
And I expect the basketball team to play all their home games in Bham like the baseball team did during renovations.

The estimate is $115 million. I don't care what anyone thinks, that kind of money will not just transform it, it will be essentially a new building built on the same spot. Auburn spent $90 million on their new arena.


Bitching about the basketball stuff is how you show you are a "true fan" these days it seems like.



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re: $270m of $600m goal of the Crimson Standard initiative has already been raised
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It's weird that people don't think they'll renovate Coleman Coliseum, when they dropped $25 million on it in 2005.


I never said they won't renovate it. I just don't think it will end up being this grand plan to gut it and build a new arena inside the same shell. I think it'll be another lipstick on a pig renovation, and I have thought that ever since they initially declined to prioritize it in the facility upgrades plan.


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re: $270m of $600m goal of the Crimson Standard initiative has already been raised
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The estimate is $115 million. I don't care what anyone thinks, that kind of money will not just transform it, it will be essentially a new building built on the same spot. Auburn spent $90 million on their new arena.


But that’s just it. It’s an “estimate” that’s being made well before they have the funds for it. BDS has already gone 30 million above budget and it’s not even started yet. The pessimists, like myself, don’t believe it will be close to 115 million that will be used on it. Since they promised a renovation and not a new arena they have the freedom to cut as much from that reno as they wish to fund more BDS improvements.


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re: $270m of $600m goal of the Crimson Standard initiative has already been raised
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BDS has already gone 30 million above budget and it’s not even started yet. The pessimists, like myself, don’t believe it will be close to 115 million that will be used on it.


As stated in my original post, the money is already raised for Coleman. Around $270 million.

The BDS upgrades are around $100 million, the Mal Moore Sports Science Center is probably no more than $10 million.
The other Phase 1 projects are Rhoads Stadium at $3 million.
And golf facilities at $5 million.

That leaves roughly $160 million already raised for Phase 2, the Coleman renovations.

Also the East and West BDS concourse expansion and exterior enclosures comes in Phase 3, AFTER Coleman.
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re: $270m of $600m goal of the Crimson Standard initiative has already been raised
It will happen. Some of the cost over run on the football stadium was getting it built in 12 months. Lots of overtime for construction workers. Apparently they will have closer to two years on Coleman. Hopefully the practice area in the basement will still be operational. That was part of the earlier 30 million renovation to Coleman.


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re: $270m of $600m goal of the Crimson Standard initiative has already been raised
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when they dropped $25 million on it in 2005.



Honestly, this was probably the biggest waste of money by the athletic department in the last 20 years.

I'm cautiously optimistic for the Coleman upgrades. I wish we were building something new and modeling it after Ole Miss's new arena, but that is not the plan unfortunately.


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SummerOfGeorge
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re: $270m of $600m goal of the Crimson Standard initiative has already been raised
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It's weird that people don't think they'll renovate Coleman Coliseum, when they dropped $25 million on it in 2005.


And it was the definition of lipstick on a pig. The absolute definition of it.

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The plan is to gut it down to the bones and build it back up much like Sewell Thomas. Sewell Thomas is basically a new stadium, it looks nothing like it did before. And spent $30 million.
And I expect the basketball team to play all their home games in Bham like the baseball team did during renovations.

The estimate is $115 million. I don't care what anyone thinks, that kind of money will not just transform it, it will be essentially a new building built on the same spot. Auburn spent $90 million on their new arena.



We'll see - sorry but I don't trust anything they tell me in regards to timelines for basketball. If football needs or wants anything, the basketball timeline will get shifted back again or scaled back. Football has an aggressive timeline and they are willing to pay the overages that have popped up - I do not believe they will have the same approach when basketball inevitably hits the same roadblocks. They will either scale back and/or extend the timeline and extend the timeline.

Until Coleman is legitimately transformed I'm just not going to believe anything they say, no matter how sincere they are in saying it. I'm not even saying that is fair, but the history of the administration and their treatment of the Coliseum lends itself to that sort of skepticism.
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SummerOfGeorge
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Bitching about the basketball stuff is how you show you are a "true fan" these days it seems like.



Is "nobody actually loves Alabama basketball" the new "nobody actually has a degree from Alabama"?


ATLabama
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re: $270m of $600m goal of the Crimson Standard initiative has already been raised
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Is "nobody actually loves Alabama basketball" the new "nobody actually has a degree from Alabama"?



I dunno, but I actually do wish we cared. Hope Auburn in the Final Four lit a fire under our ass.


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re: $270m of $600m goal of the Crimson Standard initiative has already been raised
The are probably waiting on the upgrades to Coleman until the arena in Birmingham is finished.


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re: $270m of $600m goal of the Crimson Standard initiative has already been raised
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The are probably waiting on the upgrades to Coleman until the arena in Birmingham is finished.


That's what I am thinking. That will be the place where the team will have to play.


phil4bama
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re: $270m of $600m goal of the Crimson Standard initiative has already been raised
Anyone know where the new natatorium stands? I thought it should be under construction by now.


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