Why did UNCC built their own stadium? Why not use BOA stadium?
For the same reasons Tulane University, who currently plays games at the Superdome, is building their own stadium on campus. Having less than 10,000 people in a venue that seats 80,000 kills the atmosphere and having the stadium on campus brings alumni, students, media etc. to your campus.
I know the offseason is boring, but why cut the Gamble before we have to? Even if Gettleman has decided to cut him, if he doesn't have to do until a certain date, then it is in the teams advantage to hold him as long as possible to see how things play out. Gettleman is smart to take his time making these decisions. For all we know, Gamble is interested in re-working his deal so he can stay, not likely, but possible.
I stole the stats regarding correlation between teams with IPFs and their overall records/success from the above link. There is the whole correlation vs. causality thing to consider but it is interesting.
13 of last 14 Super Bowl participants had their own indoor practice facility.
Last 8 Super Bowl winners had their own indoor practice facility.
Last 6 Super Bowl winners had a fixed structure indoor practice facility (not a bubble).
All 12 teams to make playoffs last season used their own indoor practice facility.
2010 teams who practiced using their own indoor full-field training facility had a median win total of 10 (10-6 record).
2010 teams who practiced outdoors had a median win total of 6 (6-10 record).
2010 teams who practiced indoors at own training facility averaged 4 more wins in 2010, compared to those who did not.
2010 teams who practiced outdoors and were not located in Florida or California, had the following records: 6-10 (Redskins), 6-10 (Cowboys), 5-11 (Cardinals), 4-12 (Bengals), 4-12 (Broncos), 2-14 (Panthers).