DfromCT wrote:If tailgating is meaningless, tell that to the 10,000 folks that show up (13,000 vs. 3000) for games that didn't show for the games in the Dome. Tell that to the alumni that used to come into town and ignore the fact that Tulane was playing a football game, and maybe not even visit campus on a fall weekend.
It is absolutely meaningless to the recruits. But not to the Tulane community. On Campus is where college football should be played. Win games. It can be done, regardless of where they play.
You have been to a game or two? There were never 10,000 at the tailgating and now it's in the low hundreds at best. We have students arguing with other students over the noise it causes. It won't drive up the endowment. As for game attendance we are back to the same 2-3,000 that went to the Dome . So like I said it is meaningless. For us true diehards we had plenty of fun truly tailgating at the Dome. Real fans talking Tulane football. Yes in an ideal world college fottbal should be on campus. But if the space isn't there to build a legit stadium you don't do it. Tulane had a great situation with a world renowned stadium just 5 minutes up Claiborne. It just had to do its job and it didn't.