For $1.6 billion, the world’s most expensive sports stadium could be ours.
Home to the New York Giants and New York Jets, MetLife Stadium is the essence of luxury. And while ACU has a humble budget in comparison, $30 million is one large chunk of change.
We aren’t expecting MetLife, but we have some suggestions for what would really wow us.
Wildcat stadium wish-list:
Escalators – Too long have we trudged up the steps of Moody Coliseum. Too long has it taken minutes to adjust to the altitude once we reach the top. We feel it is in the best interest of both the young and the old to install these step-easy stairs.
Concert capabilities- lights, stage, concert. Finally Abilene might not be a dead-zone for shows. A worthy stadium would welcome in big-name artists. Except you, Justin Bieber.
The World’s Largest Screens – No better way to say “we’re here to compete” than dethroning Cowboy Stadium’s seat as home to the largest HD video screens (two 60-yard screens). With God and generous donations, all things are possible.
Grade-A Concessions – We’re looking at you, Chipotle. What better way to cheer on the Wildcats than with burrito in hand?
Concession-to-seat waiters – And what better way to enjoy that burrito than having it delivered to your seat? For those with Chapel probation worries, we present a service opportunity to make a Chapel-credit profit.
Wi-Fi – ACU’s infamous and fair-weathered wireless has a chance to redeem itself so we may tweet and Instagram Wildcat victories with no cyber troubles holding us down.
Card swipers – Nothing is more innovative and real than card swipers on each stadium seat. We’ve been trying to enact this post-Chapel traffic tactic in Moody Coliseum for years.
Underground pool – Four words: It’s A Wonderful Life. The dance floor/field could split, revealing an underground pool. With dancing recently legalized we could have dance-off, swim-off parties (one-pieces only) in the works. And what a wonderful life it would be.
Valet service – We already have enough parking woes. Let’s put some of that money where our parking spaces are. Here is another service opportunity for students to cash in some chapel credits.
Quidditch capabilities – It is no secret this is a board of Potter-zealots. We would like to think we are only a small portion of a Potterhead populated campus who would enjoy competition of brooms and golden snitches.
MetLife mischief managed.