New UNA stadium is a bad idea

The proposed new football stadium at UNA deserves comment.

It is a bad idea.

Students, parents of students and Alabama taxpayers cannot keep paying ever-increasing tuition, fees and tax money into the education industry’s money pit.

Data shows that in the more than 300 Division 1 schools, only 20 make a profit on sports. UNA is destined to be one of the financial losers.

The reality is that UNA’s state funding should be reduced by 20 percent.

The UNA president and Board of Trustees have demonstrated a lack of common sense in financial matters, and should be reminded of their primary duty is to educate students, not provide entertainment or offer useless degree programs to keep the cash flow high.

Bobby Boone

Muscle Shoals


(1) comment

Steve Choat

UNA doesn't have an OLD Stadium, so you are really addressing UNA building a Stadium. The existing Stadium belongs to the City of Florence. There are no permanent items that give the Stadium a UNA look or feel. As far as bad decisions, would that the new housing, the new science building or the new nursing building. I'm not sure what a useless degree is since any degree demonstrates one's ability to learn, reason and adapt to new views and concepts. I've seen a variety of degrees enter the medical field from French to Business to Physics. The decisions of today are about long term outcomes not short term results.

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