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For years we’ve heard how important this is, so naturally we get an email at 7:01 a.m. telling us there’s a press conference at 10:45 a.m.

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I’ve got a work call with people in California that they’ll find out is canceled with a link to this article when they wake up. And that’s because of the whopping three hours and 44 minutes of notice USF gave the media on this. Thanks guys!

USF to Share Results of Feasibility Study Regarding an On-Campus Football Stadium

Media are invited to the USF campus Tuesday morning (TODAY) at 10:45 a.m. as the university releases the initial feasibility study into a possible football stadium on the USF campus.

The feasibility study is the first of several steps in a long process that would include additional studies and further research before USF makes a decision about whether or not to build a stadium.

The study that will be released today focuses on two primary objectives: evaluate potential locations for a stadium on campus and analyze the scope and potential cost. Future studies must be conducted to analyze the financial feasibility and potential philanthropic support for a stadium.

The study will be presented and discussed at a USF Board of Trustees committee on August 17.

WHEN: 10:45 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8

WHERE: Conference Room 302, Patel Center for Global Sustainability

11710 USF Maple Drive, USF, Tampa

PARKING: Designated parking in front of Patel Center

Campus map: available here.

PRESENTING & AVAILABLE FOR MEDIA QUESTIONS:

Mark Harlan, USF Director of Athletics

Calvin Williams, USF Vice President for Administrative Services

So: why would they bury the lede on this? How many tv cameras and other local people are they going to have out there with this kind of notice? Probably not many.

And the reason for that is likely there’s not a lot to say here. We might get some answers on projected locations and costs, but it sure doesn’t look like a timeline is imminent.

This wouldn’t happen if the naming rights were sold and ceremonial shovels were being ordered. So don’t get your hopes up too high for today. But we’ll be there anyway, likely cursing under our breath about how this was handled, because this is too important.

We all know USF Athletics can’t move forward without a serious commitment to facilities. How those will look, where they’ll be located, and how they’ll be paid for is of massive importance. Let’s see how many answers to those questions we get today, if any.