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Hogs' Little Rock games hinge on stadium redo; deal has income, ticket thresholds

By Eric Besson

This article was published May 18, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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War Memorial Stadium Commission Chairman Kevin Crass speaks during a press conference Thursday, May 17, 2018, in Little Rock.

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Vickie55 says... May 18, 2018 at 11:48 a.m.

It sounds like the Razorbacks think they are a professional team and can hold a city hostage unless demands are met. Maybe they should work harder at providing a superior product that people are willing to pay more to see

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BillMurray says... May 18, 2018 at 12:58 p.m.

So, in 2019, we'll only have two SEC games in Fayetteville? (Miss. St., Auburn)

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TimberTopper says... May 18, 2018 at 1:16 p.m.

Let them play them all in Fayetteville. Use the money to fix the roads.

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wolfman says... May 18, 2018 at 4:26 p.m.

It's all about money. Forget the fans. I am all for playing games in Little Rock. It's been a tradition for years and it gives fans from the FAR corners of the state to see the hogs. Not every fan can drive to NWA. The Little Rock game only became an issue when it was hurting their money. I blame broyles for that. Sure fans deserve the best experience, but why not give the far corner fans a chance to see their fav team!

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TimberTopper says... May 18, 2018 at 5:39 p.m.

Woffy, which is more important to the state, a football game played in LR, or patching these damn roads? Hell man they are so broke they are figuring on taking paved roads and making them gravel again. That'll sure bring industry to Arkansas!

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NoUserName says... May 18, 2018 at 5:43 p.m.

"Not every fan can drive to NWA. "
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Except...apparently they DO. ~75% of fans attending games at UAF come from outside the NWA geographical area.
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"The Little Rock game only became an issue when it was hurting their money. '
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Keeping in mind, of course, that LR was there to bail UA out when UAF wasn't making money in Fayetteville. I've got no dog in this hunt, since I'm not a UA fan, but I always thought that playing in LR was a nice gesture to fans. And I think it SHOULD continue unless things skew FAR toward playing all games at Fayetteville. In terms of money, last I bothered to look, the data said UA gets similar dollars from playing Nobody U at Fayetteville as they do playing in LR.

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wolfman says... May 18, 2018 at 11:03 p.m.

Wow people sure do get testy don’t they. I myself wouldn’t drive around the block to see a hogs game. It’s all about money theses days.

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Plato99 says... May 18, 2018 at 11:52 p.m.

For many years I saw every Arkansas game played in Arkansas, and often drove to Texas and later to Georgia and South Carolina to root for the Hogs. But the line between the professionals and the "student-athletes" (so called) is getting fainter every year and I have given up really caring who wins and who loses. It's just entertainment; I don't have a dog in the fight between the movies vying for the Academy Awards, either. Beyond that,the University of Arkansas is becoming ever more the University of Northwest Arkansas. This is reflected in the sports pages of the Democrat-Gazette. Every time a Razorback burps, it's a front page story. Too bad.

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