It didn’t take long for fans to start making their opinions known to Larry Chavez.
Last Friday, two days after it was announced the owner of Dreamstyle Remodeling would pledge $10 million to the University of New Mexico, and $9 million to athletics, in exchange for, among other perks, naming rights to the football stadium and basketball arena, the votes starting coming in.
“Friday, an electrician in one of our Dreamstyle trucks was at a stop light,” Chavez recalled. “A guy pulls up next to him, gets out of his truck, and walks over to the other side (of his own truck) — he had a dirty window — and he wrote in the dust ‘Keep the Pit.’ Then I’m told he pointed very vigorously at it so our driver could see. I wish we had gotten a picture of it.
“Our guy got back to the office and reported back to us, ‘Here’s a vote for keeping it the Pit.'”