Glazer Family To Help Finance New StadiumNovember 14th, 2011
Joe came across this little nugget from his good friend Justin Pawlowski of WDAE-AM 620. Many of you enjoy Justin’s work as well during Bucs pregame and postgame shows heard on the Bucs radio network.
Per a post by Justin on WDAE-AM’s website, via FOX 8 in New Orleans, Tulane University is preparing to break ground on a new football stadium. The New Orleans institution of higher learning (which also produced among others, Shaun King, Peter Brown and Gregg Rosenthal), has played football games in the Superdome for decades.
Now, the school is building an on-campus stadium and two NFL families are helping finance the new stadium, so FOX 8 reports: Tom Benson’s family and the Glazer family.
FOX 8 has also learned that the Benson family and the Glazer family, which owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, will largely fund the new stadium.
“I want to give a huge thank you to them. I mean that’s putting us on the map,” says student Efren Lopez.
The old Tulane Stadium was demolished in 1980. Back in the 60’s, Tulane advertised it’s stadium in football programs as the ‘world’s largest steel stadium.’
It seems, per Justin, that Avi Glazer’s wife attended Tulane and she currently sits on the school’s board of trustees.
Joe thinks this is a wonderful gesture by Team Glazer. Now the first thing Joe thought of when he learned the Glazer family would help fund a college football stadium, maybe Stu Sternberg should attend a Bucs game and talk turkey to see if Team Glazer would want to help build a sorely-needed new Rays stadium in downtown Tampa.