South Florida exploring possibility of on-campus stadium

The University of South Florida is looking into a potential new home for its football team. According to reports, South Florida athletics director Mark Harlan shared his five-year plan for the program which includes the possibility of building an on-campus stadium.

Currently, USF plays at Raymond James Stadium, home of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

With a new stadium, the Bulls will be able to improve on a number of things, including their appeal to rising high school football players in the state of Florida. An on-campus stadium opens plenty of opportunities.

The great thing about this campus is there are multiple (location) opportunities,” Harlan said, via the Tampa Bay Times.

“It’s time to zero in on which opportunity is best for this program. And then lastly, how are we gonna pay for it? Apparently these things aren’t free, so we need to really look into all those things and really decide if there’s an appetite for it.”

Of course, the university would need the help of the community if they wish to build a new home.

We have to challenge our community to support us more profoundly. They’ve been waiting to invest in a winner over the last few years. I think we’ve got one now. We have to get our corporations behind our program, and that’s what we’re setting about doing,” he said.

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