We're talking 12,000 permanent seats. Could something like that be done for like 20 million? How about $50 million. Keep it old school. Then set it up so tons of seats could be brought in for Worlds and Olympic Trials?
Essentially they're taking a stadium with 8,500 permanent seats now (thank you Ken Goe) and going to make it 12,000. So roughly 50% bigger. But the 8,500 seats are almost never full. Everything else is just for Worlds and Olympic Trials. Just because you can spend $200 million doesn't mean you have too.
An indoor training facility, etc. Any of that stuff is extra and unrelated to the project at hand.
I'm I'm uncle Phil and I'm giving $200 million to something I'm buying myself an MLS team or helping kids in Africa.
Take that back I looked it up that you can buy a Premier League club for that amount I'd be all over that.
$200 million is pocket change to Phil and Penny.
The real truth is he wants to leave his final legacy at Hayward field. Across the street note the name of the law school main building, William Knight after his dad, Just across the way, note the name of the big monstrosity sports arena, Matthew Knight Arena named for his son.
Hayward may loose it name at the end of the day.
The committee that he had looking at this? Made up of some older ex athletes that know nothing about facilities and event structures, they just happened to run fast at the U of O. Thats why he's afraid to give their names out.