E-mail Ask the Tigers

May 10, 2000

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Craig Bennett, Chapin, S.C.

What kind of square footage do you forsee in the new football building should it get the go ahead? Most schools doing such a building now are going from 75,000 to 100,000. I certainly would hate to see Clemson come up way short while trying to save a couple million dollars after we have plans to spend so much at this point. Thanks.


Bobby Robinson’s Answer

Actually we don’t know what we are going to spend. What we are doing right now is sending a recommendation to the President (Jim Barker) and if we proceed then we will hire an architect. The architect would then come up with a program. The program basically decides what is in the facility and how many square feet is in the facility. The square feet will determine really the cost of the building. As we go through this process, I don’t think we are skimping or saving really in any area. If we are going to do it, we really want to do it as well as we can do it and obviously get out and have a first class facility. That is really where we are coming from. I don’t know the square footage because we haven’t gotten that far. We are short-listing proposed architects, ironically today, and we will interview them this month and select an architect. As we move through the plans the architect will be working with the coaching staff and visiting other schools and looking at it. The only thing I can tell you, if we do it, it will be first class.