Sorry if this has already been discussed but does the whole Stabil Drill thing put a cloud on whether or not this whole renovation even goes through at all?
For those not in the know: http://theind.com/article-23118-laws...-millions.html
http://www.katc.com/story/31808845/s...ncial-dealings) which puts my mind at ease a little.
I guess the only concern is later down the road if Russo is found guilty of the charges. We could find ourselves with an "Enron Field" situation. IIRC, the Astros had to buy the naming rights back. They did settle for a much lesser amount though, which I believe was negotiated through the bankruptcy proceedings. Maybe that's a cross that bridge when we get there kind of thing.
Coach Robe said definitively last week at Diamond Club that everything is scheduled to start as soon as the season is over.
It is also my understanding regarding the name issue that there are ethics clauses in the contracts regarding donations. (i.e. your name bringing bad appeal to the university, we no longer have to use your name on the building or stadium).
If UL doesn't build this stadium this year there is a good chance it will hurt future recruiting and potentially lose some of the current commits we have.
Another thing to think about. If this falls through will Coach Robe stay around? Just my thoughts.
So when should we start seeing movement at the field? I would assume June 4th through 11th?