We already have 2 too many schools that play in NFL stadiums. Don't need a third. Especially one that can't even come close to filling the place. They even had empty seats when Penn State came calling. And most of those fans were rooting for PSU.
I use this as a rule of thumb: if a team can't attract people to come to their home games, they aren't going to attract people to watch them on TV (Miami might be the exception). And ultimately, eyes on the product are going to be what those controlling the TV dollars will be looking for.
Regarding NFL stadiums, it is preferred to have an on-campus stadium. But the kids like playing in NFL stadiums. They like going into NFL locker rooms. Tulane and Cincinnati would be interesting because both will have on campus stadiums, and both will have access to NFL stadiums in their towns for bigger games. If Temple does the same, more the better. I don't see any traction at Miami and Pitt to do so.
I think knowing what the network needs the most to get distribution should help sort out the candidates. If we decide on the Texas and Oklahoma type options who fill up stadiums, I understand it. I'd be fine with it. I just see some holes in the coverage in the east where we are supposed to be the game in town. It's almost like an incomplete project.
Yeah, for me playing in an NFL stadium is a non-starter wrt an ACC invite. It makes me less excited about the Pitt addition. And what really pisses me off, is that the ACC suits put Miami and Pitt in the same division...turrible.
I didn't know Temple was planning to build an on campus stadium. It's not in the best of neighborhoods for that sort of thing in more ways than one. But more power to 'em. I hope they pull it off. I always had a soft spot for Temple.
"This no more resembles that than something unlike something else resembles that." - Loosely quoting PHNC
Here's the new football facility.