I completely disagree with you. You are right that RayJay is one of the best PROFESSIONAL stadiums in the country. But, college and professional football are two different entities. I went to UF, and there is nothing better than a Saturday at the Swamp. The stadium is fantastic, but it is more than that. Thousands of people tailgating all over campus. Partying Friday night and then walking to the game from my dorm. Bringing the alumni back to the campus. I could go on and on. I would love to see a stadium on USF's campus. As nice as RayJay is, an on-campus stadium, that is decked out in green and gold (and not red and pewter), I believe, would enhance the football program and the campus.There is not a college stadium nicer than Ray Jay, a on campus stadium would not be feasible for a long time.
UCF's situation is a lot different that USF's. UCF was playing in the Citrus bowl which is a dump, and in a rough part of town thats pretty far from campus. The reason I don’t see USF building anytime soon is the cost. Where is USF going to come up with between 60-100mil for a new stadium? So far I would say that Ray Jay has been a catalyst to the football program development.If the answer is, we have RayJay so USF doesn't need one, then what about UCF having the Citrus Bowl?
this is the typical opinion of IGNORANT usf fans.. they dont like it because they dont know better.. they welcome the commuter school image of USF and embrace the lack of solidarity on campus. just because usf is in tampa doesnt mean it cant get the same feel.. try going to a ga tech game, a USC game, a louisville game, hell even rutgers is only 30 mins away from NYC. what do all these schools have in common? they are located in the middle of a major metropolitan city.. so don't give me that "USF will never have the same feel" crap.. it CAN be done, it's sickos like you who wish USF plays in a rental facility for their entire life.. nothing says college football like a bunch of NFL and buccaneer logos painted all over your field and NOT in your school's colors.Well you can't really compare UF football to USF. UF is one of the most popular teams in the country, if there was an NFL stadium in Gainesville they would fill that with just as much pride. UF *is* Gainesville, USF is just a small part of Tampa. There will never be that same feel, stadium or not. Personally I'd rather watch a game at RayJay than the Swamp any day. I hate games at the Swamp, talk about uncomfortable.