Thursday, August 30, 2007

Should St. Jude Build an On-Campus Stadium?

Let's get real. If St. Jude is serious about becoming a major research institution, they'll need a new stadium. The only question is, where?

There are those who think a renovation of the Liberty Bowl will suffice. But a renovation will not provide the state-of-the-art amenities that patients and researchers have come to expect of a top flight research institution.

Again, where?

Here's my proposed, on-campus, location for the stadium.

I don't really want a stadium at St. JudeThis location would be on the present site of the Patient Care Center, which could be moved to a more convenient location on the outskirts of the campus. Also, traffic down North Parkway could be routed through a tunnel underneath the stadium. If this proves to be too expensive, ambulance and other emergency traffic could easily be routed down Chelsea on game day.

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Blogger autoegocrat said...

That was hilarious.

6:48 AM  
Blogger Justin W. McGregor said...


But I think they'll also need to turn the Research Center into surface parking in order to accommodate development of the stadium. It would be a vacant piece of land that wouldn't be a detriment to St Jude as well as provide an asset in terms of providing parking for the new stadium.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Kerry said...

Great idea. How about those views from the tops of the IRC and the Tamer-Rashid Building? Condo opportunities?...

9:46 AM  
Anonymous MATAlac said...

That was pretty good, your work in development is amazing.

As a blanket statement for the past three posts, charting Memphis decline is a dirty business, and I am most appriciative that somebody is doing it. Its a solid tactic to open eyes in the city. For crying out loud, the papers and tv aren't going to cover it.

Concerned Memphians Abroad

6:01 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Thanks for a hearty laugh.

Your photoshop skills are priceless.

8:18 PM  
Anonymous sherman said...

This solves more problems than you know:
1) the pyramid can now (finally) be used as a parking lot
2) may I suggest moving the tailgating area (21) east one block and to the other side of Parkway, utilizing the full resources of Cozy Corner as the official tailgating caterer. This would instantly lift Memphis to the #1 tailgating position in the country. Hoo, boy, here comes espn to validate the city's otherwise mundane extistance...finally we (I) am somebody.

If we can't get the Cozy people on board, I say keep it at Shelby Farms.

11:32 PM  
Blogger fearlessvk said...

I heart scathing satire.

9:31 AM  
Blogger gatesofmemphis said...

thanks for all the comments and link.

The danger of writing the stupidest idea ever is that readers won't take my other ideas seriously. Since that's a real possibility anyway, stupid it is!

12:05 AM  

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