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Iowa has been pulling some good football and basketball talent out of Sioux City of late. I know Fran McCaffery is contemplating an exhibition game in Sioux City. How about the football team doing a scrimmage/practice there too? Is Morningside Stadium large enough, or does Sioux City have a municipal stadium?
as someone who grew up in NW Iowa, I think it would be great! I would have loved to have gone back then because Iowa City was always too far for my family to go to a game.
The more exposure the better, imo.
The only drawback of traveling to Sioux City for a practice is the distance. Driving IC to SC and back is too much to do in one day with a group that large. The other options of staying in a hotel or chartering a plane are probably not cost-effective. I know it would be great for NW Iowa fans, but I'm not sure it is logistically realistic.
What jumper said........Sioux City is more than twice the distance and time, than to WDM.
However, I like the idea and the Out-reach effort. So, if the logistics can be worked out, it would be
Super and I'm from Ottumwa, so it wouldn't affect me, at all.
However, combatting Cornholers and Boosting the Hawkeye morale out by Sioux City is a winner of an idea, imho.
'Texan by birth, Hawkeye by the Grace of God'
That's a great point. As you said, it'd be great for the Hawkeye fans in that area, but I'm not sure it makes sense logistically for the players and coaches.
I agree 100%. That's an all-day sucker as my daddy used to say.
I realize the logistics are rough, but perhaps it could be done on alternating years between DM and SC. It doesnt eliminate the travel, but it would help with only making those kind of arrangements 1x rather than 2x. I really think it would be a huge gesture of appreciation to fans in NW Iowa.
Perhaps a way to eliminate the financial burden on the athletic department would be to charge a very nominal fee, say $3-$5. Multiply that by the capacity of the stadium and the cost of traveling could be covered. Plus, this year in West Des Moines, the tickets were free, but half the tickets that were taken weren't used. If people pay for tickets, they are much more likely to actually use them.
Even if they don't use them, they still paid for them. Nebraska charged $10 and got 60,000. Morningside looks like it has a nice stadium.
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