For more than a month, the university has fed me semi-truths as to why I cannot have the stadium plan.
First, it was, "They aren't complete, so you can't have them." Then, it was, "The board of trustees hasn't seen them, so neither can you." Last, it was, "It doesn't constitute a public record."
During this battle, I was fully aware of the real reason: UA wants a big party in early August where fans can feast their eyes upon the new stadium for the first time.
Finally, the university admitted to me today that the entire stadium plan is mine if I want it. UA also said that it has big plans to "surprise" people on Aug. 1 with some exciting details about the stadium.
Because there is no real journalistic purpose in spoiling a surprise, I had no problem with a compromise. I will have one new rendering for you in the coming days (possibly today).
I suppose it would've been nice to be taken seriously before I threatened legal action.