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I'm working on a project for my sports economics class to determine if, all else equal, having an on campus stadium affects win percentage in Division 1 college football. Here's what I need from you guys.

Let me know if:
  • Your team has played at an off campus facility and moved to an on campus facility
  • Your team has played at an on campus facility and moved to an off campus facility
  • Your team has always played at an on campus facility
  • Your team has always played at an off campus facility

***Provide years, so I'll be able to put together statistics for win percentage.

For instance, UAB has played at an off campus facility (Legion Field) since its football program's inception in 1991. They have been competing in Division 1 since 1996.

Lastly, let me know what you think. How much do you think having an on campus/off campus facility affects win percentage?
04-01-2014 03:59 PM
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RE: Off Campus vs. On Campus Stadium
Arkansas State played on the same field (Kays Field) since its inception in 1911 (?).
In 1974, they moved to their current stadium.
Both stadiums were on campus.
04-01-2014 04:22 PM
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RE: Off Campus vs. On Campus Stadium
App State's football stadium, Kidd Brewer Stadium, has always been on campus. Even previous one
used until early 1960's was on campus. About five years ago had plenty of debate as to building a
completely new football stadium off campus, but too much sentiment toward keeping it on campus.
Believe it helps attendance. Top attendance in the FCS for several years, normally just south of
30,000 per game average each year.
04-01-2014 04:22 PM
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RE: Off Campus vs. On Campus Stadium
Thank you Fanof49ASU and GoApps70.

So far, my research has concluded that there are 25 schools currently playing in off campus facilities. Since 2000, I have noticed that 12 schools have built new facilities or simply moved (4 of which were located off campus previously). These schools are Akron, UCF, Florida Atlantic, and Minnesota.

The reason why I asked for extended help was to (1) help look further back in time by fans who may have personally witnessed the transition from off-campus to on-campus and (2) simply talk about the issue itself. It's an interesting one to me because UAB fans have been asking for an on-campus stadium for years. Some think that the stadium will lead to more wins but others point to schools such as Akron, Minnesota, and Florida Atlantic that have struggled since making the transition.
04-01-2014 07:06 PM
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RE: Off Campus vs. On Campus Stadium
Better fan experience is likely what it leads to. There should also be a component for your study for schools that have their own dedicated stadium off campus like USC, NC State and UConn.
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Yea, UConn is the strange one. They play their home games 30 miles from campus. Only a flagship school can get away with that.
04-01-2014 07:55 PM
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RE: Off Campus vs. On Campus Stadium
(04-01-2014 07:55 PM)Tom in Lazybrook Wrote:  Yea, UConn is the strange one. They play their home games 30 miles from campus. Only a flagship school can get away with that.

Yeah but who stays in Storrs after graduation? Was a smart decision locating it in the middle of their fan base. Plus they are a flagship as you say with no instate competition.
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RE: Off Campus vs. On Campus Stadium
NMSU's Stadiums have all been on campus. Football has been played since 1894, always at D1. Whether it is on Campus or off campus, for me it is the atmosphere that can help win games.
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(04-01-2014 09:41 PM)CrimsonPhantom Wrote:  NMSU's Stadiums have all been on campus. Football has been played since 1894, always at D1. Whether it is on Campus or off campus, for me it is the atmosphere that can help win games.

And it has done wonders for our win-loss record 03-lmfao
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RE: Off Campus vs. On Campus Stadium
(04-01-2014 09:41 PM)CrimsonPhantom Wrote:  NMSU's Stadiums have all been on campus. Football has been played since 1894, always at D1. Whether it is on Campus or off campus, for me it is the atmosphere that can help win games.

Thanks CrimsonPhantom!
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