The University of South Florida (USF) is continuing to consider a new on-campus stadium, and will now begin a survey on the proposed facility.
Last August, USF unveiled the first phase of a feasibility study of a proposed on-campus stadium, with the report considering multiple sites that could accommodate a 40,000-to-50,000-seat stadium. The stadium’s estimated price tag came in at $200 million, but it was noted at the time that certain factors could cause that estimate to change down the road.
For the next phase in the study, USF will solicit input from various stakeholders. The university has announced that a survey will be sent to USF students, alumni, faculty and staff, Bulls Club members, and football ticket buyers. The survey will begin this week, with a link being sent via email.
“As we have said from the beginning of this process, the interests of our university community, USF students, alumni and supporters will be an integral part of our decision-making process as we continue to study the potential for an on-campus football stadium,” USF director of athletics Mark Harlan said in a press statement. “The next step in our study is to reach out to those constituents and ask for their input and opinions. We look forward to their participation in this process and learning from what they have to say.”
Under the current timeline, the data from the survey will be compiled later this spring. A full feasibility study is expected to be completed this summer.
USF has been exploring the construction of its new on-campus stadium as an alternative to its current home, Raymond James Stadium. USF’s football program has shared Raymond James Stadium with the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers since it opened in 1998.
Renderings courtesy USF.
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