FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – The president of Colorado State University is finding out what the public thinks about a proposal to build a new football stadium on the campus.

There are those who want to see a new stadium built right on the CSU campus and those who want to see Hughes Stadium remain at its current location.

CSU President Tony Frank offered a public comment period to the community and large crowds attended. He said it’s a way for him to gauge the public’s opinion.

“We’ve had a very open process for over eight months now, there’s been a lot of input into it,” Frank said. “There would have been a lot of easier ways to go about this if my mind was already made up. I haven’t reached a decision yet and this is a part of it, hearing what people have to say.”

“This process has been anything but transparent. In financial terms this project and this process feels like a hostile takeover,” a woman said at the public meeting.

“Athletics bring people together. I’m sorry people are against what has been said about this athletic facility, but some people don’t like athletics,” another woman said.

Frank said there is no real timeline on when he could come up with a decision.

It’s not clear what would happen to Hughes Stadium if a new stadium would be built on campus.


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