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Colorado State Soliciting Proposals For On-Campus Stadium

The Colorado St. Rams hope to give their football team a new stadium on campus -- and have reportedly begun seeking proposals for the new complex, according to the Coloradoan.

The university is apparently seeking companies with a history of working on "high-profile sports venues" and one that can navigate the tricky waters of the current stadium debate:

"The work will be developed through a highly collaborative and meeting-intensive process including diverse steering committees, with representation from the university, as well as the city of Fort Collins and Larimer County," CSU said in explaining how it wants to move forward.

The Colorado State officials hope a new stadium will drum up support and recruiting for a Rams football team that has not had back-to-back winning seasons since 2003 -- the last season it was ranked on the AP Poll. However, opposition to the stadium proposals has been particularly vocal of late and at the least requires the university "repurpose" the old stadium.

Related: Colorado State Professor, Local Group Oppose On-Campus Stadium

New CSU athletic director Jack Graham has pushed hard for the on-campus stadium and fully anticipates it will come to fruition in the near future.

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