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Discussion in 'In The Stands' started by ViperHorn, Oct 16, 2019.
A highly accomplished swimmer in college at Texas also.
The beast is gone.
Progress is being made.
The Concourse floor is almost finished.
The concrete forming for the lower seating area has started
The outer walls for the existing buildings have been stripped way in preparation of being brought into the construction
They must be slightly behind schedule (probably due to the rain) as they have worked every Saturday in February and a couple of Sunday's
The old and new have met:
Southeast corner of DKR and SEZ Construction
I've seen better images of the Loch Ness Monster than SEZ.
If you look at the SE corner (Section 32), it's apparent now that the SEZ addition is going to have a rather tall "wall" that kind of juts out from the middle of the seating area.
A wall on each side to keep common folk out.
The construction photos don't make the wall seem as tall as the concept art, so I guess that's a plus.
I would have preferred a more seamless addition like the NEZ where the seating just curves rather than creates a new tier.
Maybe, since the prevailing wind is from the south, they determined through computer modeling that those walls placed as such would limit the wind on the field.
Or, they just screwed up and it will hideous and stupid.
The lawyers putting those TV ads for bad earplugs, will be lined up outside the South end passing out business cards and signing up clients.
Legitimate question: Is there a fan that prefers this design, as opposed to mirroring the north end zone?
I think the answer would be that mirroring the NEZ would cost about twice as much because of the renovations they're doing to Moncrief and everything else.
Probably the biggest question would be what is desired total capacity?
The avg fan might prefer bigger the better and 120K is best but the people in charge of ticket sales and revenue might prefer no increase in capacity of 102K+/- as that is what the demand is and expand premium seatings rather than general admission.
We get how many students to attend a game from and enrollment of 48K?
Design should reflect mission plan.
It'd be ridiculous to have a 118K-seat stadium. It would be the largest capacity enclosed stadium in the world. And we can't even fill the current one before the 9-minute mark of the 1st quarter each game. We're not hosting the Olympics any time soon and I don't think our fandom is trying to set any noise records like the dolts in College Station.
How do we know when the jumbotron & our WWE wannabe announcer constantly trying to be heard in McLennan County.
Thanks for the laugh. Secretly I do want a 120K stadium but I know its not practical so oh well.
"Premium Box Seating" in the end zone is a concept no one had until a couple of years ago. In the '70's we would have thought you got the bad acid.