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friday, October 31, 1975
Prokop dream a fairy tale
Those who enjoy fairy talcs may be
interested in an article by Bill Steinauer of
the Omaha Sun in which NU Regent
Rotsrt Prokop speculated Memorial
Stadium may be enlarged to 101,400
seats, making it the nation's second largest.
If you are one who has ever tried to get
a general admission ticket to a liusker
game, Prokop's words are good news. But
before one's hopes get too high, let's
examine the pros and cons put forth.
Prokop is assessing the need for 25,000
additional seats. The Husker ticket office
turns down 10,000 orders each year and
numerous others probably want tickets
but don't bother to ask.
The additional seats could be added,
according to Prokop, by tearing down the
cast stadium balcony and adding 23,500
seats. According to Prokop, the top seat
would be closer to the field than the top
row in the North Stadium.
Additional seats could be gained by
on the west
stretching the press box
stadium to each goal
Prokop took the proposal to the NU
Physical Plant, the article said, and came
up with a $10 million estimate.
Again, Prokop is accurate in that the
east and west stadiums are the only areas
where expansion could possibly take
Prokop wonders if the Athletic Dept.
can handle the cost.
One can bet the Legislature isn't about
to finance such a project. If they are, they
first can raise the quality of our education
at UNL by giving our professors and
teachers a needed pay increase.
Speaking of the Legislature, there is still
the unanswered question whether funds for
operation of the new sports complex will
be appropriated. Financing the new field
house will rank higher on Athletic Director
Bob Devaney's priorities list than stadium
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But the far-sighted Prokop has a
solution for tlus too. He proposes that
UNL ask the Big 8 for permission not to
pay the conference revenue subsidy, the
estimated $800,000 to $900,000 the
expanded stadium would bring.
Such a proposal is more a dream than a
solution. The Big 8 vott probably would be
7-1 against the motion, since the plan is
unfair to other schools who had to pay the
revenue subsidy on their recently expanded
Finally, Prokop raises the question
whether the construction could be
completed between football seasons. If
not, UNL could lose the revenue from
2,500 tickets. To answer that question,
consider the progress made on the already
late sports complex.
The ticket problem will remain, unless
legislative and regent investigation into NU
ticket policy uncovers something
monumental, which with respect to ticket
manager Jim Pittenger, is very unlikely.
The UNL ; football team's 48-man
traveling squad was released Thursday;
Offensive players making the trip will
be Monte Anthony, Rik Bonness, Rich
Costanzo, Mike Coyle, Curtis Craig, Tom
Davis, Tony Davis, Dodie Donnell, Vince
Ferragamo, Randy Garcia, Dave Gillespie,
Tom Heiser, Gary Higgs, Steve Mains,
Brad Jenkins, Greg Jorgensen, Randy
Lessman, Bob Lingenfelter, Terry Luck,
Chuck Mali to, Larry Mushinskie, Johy
O'Leary, Dan Schmidt, Bobby Thomas,
Tom Thomas and Stan Waldemore.
On defense, Dan Brock, Jim Burrow,
Dave Butterfield, Tom Coccia, Percy
Eichelberger, Mike Gultz, Dean Gissler,
Jeff Hansen, Chuck Jones, John Lee, Bob
Martin, Wonder Monds, Ray Phillips, Clete
Pillen, Jeff Pullen, Tony Samuel, Kent
Smith, Kurt Stacey, Larry Valasek, Jerry
Wied and Jim Wightman will make the
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