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southwestern university (swu) a large state college in stephenville, texas, 30 miles southwest of the dallasfort worth metroplex, enrolls close to 20,000 students. in a typical town-gown relationship, the school is a dominate force in the small city, with more student during the fall and spring than permanent residents. br a longtime football powerhouse, swu is a member of the big eleven conference and is usually in the top 20 in college football rankings. to bolster its chances of reaching the elusive and long-desired number-one ranking, in 2002 swu hired the legendary bo pitterno as its head coach. although the number-one ranking remained out of reach, attendance at the five saturday home games increased. prior to pitterno039s arrival, attendance generally averaged 25,000 to 29,000 per game. season ticket sales bumped up by 10,000 just with the announcement of the new coach039s arrival. stephenville and swu were ready to move to the big time!br the immediate issue facing swu, however, was not ncaa ranking. it was capacity. the existing swu stadium, built in 1953, has seating for 54,000 fans. the following tables list below indicates attendance at each game for the past six years. br one of pitterno039s demands upon joining swu had been a stadium expansion, or possibly even a new stadium. with attendance increasing, swu administrators began to face the issue head-on. pitterno had wanted dormitories solely for his athletes in the stadium as an additional feature of any expansion. br swu039s president, dr. marty starr, decided it was time for his vice president of development to forecast when the existing stadium would ampquotmax outampquot. he also sought a revenue projection, assuming an average ticket price of $20 in 2008 and a 5% increase each year in future prices. br br discussion questionsbr 1. develop a forecasting model, justifying its selection over other techniques, and project br attendance through 2009. br 2. what revenues are to be expected in 2008 and 2009? br 3. discuss the school039s options. br br br original databr year game attendees opponentbr 2002 1 34,200 baylorbr 2 39,800 texasbr 3 38,200 lsubr 4 26,900 arkansasbr 5 35,100 uscbr 2003 1 36,100 oklahomabr 2 40,200 nebraskabr 3 39,100 uclabr 4 25,300 nevadabr 5 36,200 ohio statebr 2004 1 35,900 tcubr 2 46,500 texas techbr 3 43,100 alaskabr 4 27,900 arizonabr 5 39,200 ricebr 2005 1 41,900 arkansasbr 2 46,100 missouribr 3 43,900 floridabr 4 30,100 miamibr 5 40,500 dukebr 2006 1 42,500 indianabr 2 48,200 north texasbr 3 44,200 texas aampampmbr 4 33,900 southernbr 5 47,800 oklahomabr 2007 1 46,900 lsubr 2 50,100 texasbr 3 45,900 prairie viewbr 4 36,300 montanabr 5 49,900 arizona statebr br br no specific work limit however, responses are to be complete and succinct but ensure all discussion questions are answered. br div

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