Northern Colorado in lieu of CSU (who they typically played in Denver in the Rocky Mountain Showdown). 26,000 more seats vs Folsom. They’ll play this game only there.Yeah.
So their schedule (I assume)
9 pac games
would be a fun schedule. But kind of a gauntlet
I believe they feel like if A&M fans are willing to travel and buy the additional 25,000 tickets that playing the game in Denver affords, they can make some extra money. Its a pretty wack move, IMO. But college football is not big in these parts, so some interesting decisions happen. I'm sure they feel like they will get some more Denver people as well, who would not normally go up to Boulder for a game.Just wondering (if anyone knows, for some reason): what is the benefit to Colorado in doing this? Are they getting a nice payday from the Empower Field, plus perhaps a cut of overall ticket sales, to move the game there? The stadium in Boulder is pretty big, so I'm guessing it's not a thing of where they need a bunch more seating?
They are a solid program. They just hired the Stanford Strength Coach (2007-19) that was part of Stanford's recent success.Are the Buffs expected to be good this year? Will we be able to have full attendance by the fall of 2021?!
Right. There's no way Colorado isn't replacing a home game with this Denver game.How would it not take the place of a home game?
Why would moving the game to Denver also mean taking it out of the season ticket package? I am sure the Texas A&M game will be part of it.Highly unlikely that they would move two games off campus and out of the season ticket package in the same year, much less in back-to-back weeks.
From the brief article I googled on FBS Schedules, Colorado was supposed to go to Texas A&M in 2020, but that contest at College Station was cancelled due to Covid. Moving the 2021 game to Denver is essentially a compromise.It is stupid for Colorado to do it unless their return trip to A&M is also at a neutral site
That’s makes a TON of sense
They also get to play Arizona, gawd awful last year and I doubt Jedd Fisch fixes that in Year 1. On the flip side, they do play majority of the teams expected to be solid in the Pac 12. ASU, Ore, USC, UCLA, Utah & Wash are all on the slate Colorado (plus Cal & Ore St).I just assumed they played every year. Surprised they don’t.
Still an absolute gauntlet schedule but at least they get one cupcake