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BGSU1988
07-30-2009, 04:23 PM
BGSU announced today that the University is committing $2.5 million to the renovation of the BGSU Ice Arena, along with $1.5 million in government funding already secured for that purpose. This is great news for the future of BGSU hockey.

4four4
07-30-2009, 08:04 PM
BGSU announced today that the University is committing $2.5 million to the renovation of the BGSU Ice Arena, along with $1.5 million in government funding already secured for that purpose. This is great news for the future of BGSU hockey.

Great news but what does 2.5 million get you? New toilets?

HoosierBBall_GopherHockey
07-30-2009, 08:55 PM
Great news but what does 2.5 million get you? New toilets?

4.0 million will get you some nice toilets.

Flashy Man
07-30-2009, 09:00 PM
Well $1 million got 10 new suites and 2 boxes in the MacInnes at Tech.

RaceBoarder
07-30-2009, 09:10 PM
BGSU announced today that the University is committing $2.5 million to the renovation of the BGSU Ice Arena, along with $1.5 million in government funding already secured for that purpose. This is great news for the future of BGSU hockey.

That's great that they're investing in the team if this goes through, but hasn't money like this been announced, only to be pulled away at a later date?

Hammer
07-30-2009, 09:20 PM
Here's what $3.3 mil got us last summer (http://www.ferris.edu/sports/bulldogblog/hockey/hockey6.htm)

That's great news.

$4 million, if used properly, could go quite a ways toward updating that arena. God knows it needs it.

aallenpollreisz
07-30-2009, 09:27 PM
That building needs considerably more than $4 million in renovations, but it's a helluva start.

It's good news, though, no question about it.

Hammer
07-30-2009, 09:30 PM
Agreed. About a million times better than taking a bomb to the entire program.

BGSU1988
07-30-2009, 11:09 PM
$4 million will get you a new roof, ice making equipment, seating and other creature comforts, and a helluva start to rebuilding this program. It may not be the total solution to our problems, but it's the best news we've had in a long time. It's a positive start, and they need to stay positive if they're going to turn this thing around.

bigmrg74
07-30-2009, 11:15 PM
$4 million will get you a new roof, ice making equipment, seating and other creature comforts, and a helluva start to rebuilding this program. It may not be the total solution to our problems, but it's the best news we've had in a long time. It's a positive start, and they need to stay positive if they're going to turn this thing around.
Amen to that. Beats pulling the plug on the program and turning the arena into a parking lot.

Larch
07-30-2009, 11:30 PM
I wonder how much Huntsville donated?:D

Good for them, I'm sure the fans and players were looking for anything showing support, and this is a good start.

gfmorris
07-31-2009, 09:40 AM
I wonder how much Huntsville donated?:D

I passed a hat. ;)

GFM

Greyeagle
07-31-2009, 10:41 AM
Great news for BGSU!


Great news but what does 2.5 million get you? New toilets?


4.0 million will get you some nice toilets.

$4MM gets you two toilets if you're the defense department. :D ;)

IrishHockeyFan
07-31-2009, 12:08 PM
whatever 4 million gets you, the best thing is you don't put 4 million towards it then axe the program, more than likely.


That's great that they're investing in the team if this goes through, but hasn't money like this been announced, only to be pulled away at a later date?

I've been through that scenario with Notre Dame 2 times just this century, where they have announced major renovations, and then pulled the plug quietly and had them fade away into the night. But I don't think the situation was as precarious as it seems at BGSU. It is my understanding that the very viability of the arena itself to host a college hockey game has been questioned recently. It is taking a remarkable effort on the part of the facility to just maintain ice due to the age of the equipment in the building. I read late last season that they were unable to find parts for some things due to the age of some of it and the state of disrepair. Hopefully the 4 million dollars have been targeted directly for needed renovations and won't be spirited away for some other purposes. And if the reported fund-raising campaign for scholarship endowments is even half successful, BGSU hockey should be on much firmer ground going forward than is has been in the last year or so.

LSSULaker889294
07-31-2009, 09:19 PM
Congrats to BGSU hockey fans, I'm happy for you guys. Great news for you guys for sure and probably the whole CCHA. Still some work to be done, but this helps greatly.

bigmrg74
08-01-2009, 12:39 AM
whatever 4 million gets you, the best thing is you don't put 4 million towards it then axe the program, more than likely.



I've been through that scenario with Notre Dame 2 times just this century, where they have announced major renovations, and then pulled the plug quietly and had them fade away into the night. But I don't think the situation was as precarious as it seems at BGSU. It is my understanding that the very viability of the arena itself to host a college hockey game has been questioned recently. It is taking a remarkable effort on the part of the facility to just maintain ice due to the age of the equipment in the building. I read late last season that they were unable to find parts for some things due to the age of some of it and the state of disrepair. Hopefully the 4 million dollars have been targeted directly for needed renovations and won't be spirited away for some other purposes. And if the reported fund-raising campaign for scholarship endowments is even half successful, BGSU hockey should be on much firmer ground going forward than is has been in the last year or so.

Hmmm... just how much does a new ice plant run these days anyways??

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
08-03-2009, 01:14 PM
Just returned from the crappiest vacation ever (save for the stellar Hockey Hall of Fame) and was quite pleased to see this. Congrats to BG's hockey team.

elbojpb
08-03-2009, 06:45 PM
Great news but what does 2.5 million get you? It's akin to "stimulus" money, but if it engenders other contributions and support, the total final value could very well be in the $8-$10M range. Great news for the new coach.

bigmrg74
08-04-2009, 01:33 AM
It's akin to "stimulus" money, but if it engenders other contributions and support, the total final value could very well be in the $8-$10M range. Great news for the new coach.That is a good point there, 4 million might get some improvements done, but whats not to say that BGSU doesn't just happen to have an area that needs to have somewhat decrative tiles on the wall or floor perhaps, and that for a small donation, BGSU supporters could have their names put on them. Easy money right there.

SmartAxe
08-04-2009, 09:13 AM
BG is real big into figure skating. Perhaps they should hit up some of their big name figure skating alums for donations as well. I mean if they get their olympian banners hanging in the ice arena for all to see then I don't see why they couldn't donate some funding to the arena project since it serves a dual purpose. Just another thought on possible donation sources..

Glad to hear that new funding was approved for rennovations. I hope it sticks this year and they follow through on their plans instead of pulling the plug on it again.