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    UL Basketball Story behind the Cajundome?

    Even though I lived in Lafayette for nealry a decade and attended plenty of events/games in this venue, I never really didn't understand who owned the building? I've heard different stories and I'm under the impression that the city owns the building? Does the venue being located off campus allow them to serve beer? You don't see this anywhere in the SEC (with the exception of suites) and I'm assuming the SBC has less stringent rules? Thanks for any help.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bballholic View Post
    _ Even though I lived in Lafayette for nealry a decade and attended plenty of events/games in this venue, I never really didn't understand who owned the building? I've heard different stories and I'm under the impression that the city owns the building? Does the venue being located off campus allow them to serve beer? You don't see this anywhere in the SEC (with the exception of suites) and I'm assuming the SBC has less stringent rules? Thanks for any help. _
    baseball sales beer and it is on campus so i don't believe its an on campus issue. Houston sales beer for football games which was nice lol

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    Well, it must boil down to conference rules. I know the SEC doesn't allow this to take place, and I think that's a good thing as far as the SEC is concerned.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clutch0364 View Post
    _ baseball sales beer and it is on campus so i don't believe its an on campus issue. Houston sales beer for football games which was nice lol _
    Our sports complex isn't on campus anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jllanclos View Post
    _ Our sports complex isn't on campus anyway. _
    I believe it is considered on campus

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    Quote Originally Posted by jllanclos View Post
    _ Our sports complex isn't on campus anyway. _
    I didn't think that was considered campus either, but I really don't know enough about the University to say one way or another. So, would that mean Cajun Field is considered on campus as well? I do a lot of work in the oil center, and I thought the area near there was considered "campus".

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    Quote Originally Posted by bballholic View Post
    _ I didn't think that was considered campus either, but I really don't know enough about the University to say one way or another. So, would that mean Cajun Field is considered on campus as well? I do a lot of work in the oil center, and I thought the area near there was considered "campus". _
    Other people can better answer this but the main campus is by the oil center but the rest is still considered campus. but to answer the rest the Cajun Dome is city property

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    Default Re: Story behind the Cajundome?

    Quote Originally Posted by bballholic View Post
    _ Even though I lived in Lafayette for nealry a decade and attended plenty of events/games in this venue, I never really didn't understand who owned the building? I've heard different stories and I'm under the impression that the city owns the building? Does the venue being located off campus allow them to serve beer? You don't see this anywhere in the SEC (with the exception of suites) and I'm assuming the SBC has less stringent rules? Thanks for any help. _
    The Cajundome is owned and operated by the City of Lafayette. It is run by the Cajundome Commission and was built under the administration of Mayor Dud LaStrapes at a cost of 64 million smackers. (After many cost over-runs). The land was donated to the city by the Univerisity in exchange for certain no-charge priviledges, among which are a fixed number of dates for athletic and academic events.

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    Default Re: Story behind the Cajundome?

    Per the Cajundome Website: The CAJUNDOME was built by the State of Louisiana, funded by the City of Lafayette, and owned by the University of Louisiana.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunDawgPound View Post
    The Cajundome is owned and operated by the City of Lafayette. It is run by the Cajundome Commission and was built under the administration of Mayor Dud LaStrapes at a cost of 64 million smackers. (After many cost over-runs). The land was donated to the city by the Univerisity in exchange for certain no-charge priviledges, among which are a fixed number of dates for athletic and academic events.
    Actually, I think it's owned by the University & was paid for by the State of Louisiana under Edwin Edwards administration. The City has an operator contract that guarantees UL a certain amount of usage days per year, with the City able to use it for the rest of the time. The City operations contract, under management by the Cajundome Commission, also includes basic maintenance on the facility.

    There was some discussion a couple of years back about UL taking over operatorship of the facility, but I don't recall any move to try to do this. I did find a link on Wikipedia, which I've listed below.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cajundome

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    The Cajundome is on campus. I believe the area is called "Campus South." Beer can be sold and or consumed at any University function or game as long as UL PD is there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunCanaille View Post
    _ The Cajundome is on campus. I believe the area is called "Campus South." Beer can be sold and or consumed at any University function or game as long as UL PD is there. _
    I don't believe that UL pd being there is the issue, they are at the FB games but no beer is served. From my conversations with David Walker and other university officials over the years, the issue is simple. INSURANCE. At UL BBall and Baseball games the beer is sold by catering companies and so the insurance (liability) is under their name and umbrella. I'm not sure about catering at the football games, but I know Doc A did not want beer sold there, and the committee could vote to have it, but guess who was the head of the committee, Doc A. The main concern is liability. This could change under new administration, but I am willing to bet this issue is very, very low on the totem pole (as it should be).

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