DKR Construction

Discussion in 'In The Stands' started by ViperHorn, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    25 days from now....

    So maybe someone previously posted and I didn't see it, will there be social distanced butts in those new end zone seats come the Sept. 12 opener?
     
  2. PecosBill

    PecosBill 500+ Posts

    Under construction
     
  3. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Are we missing a game with LaTech?

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  4. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    16 days until the opener with the mighty UTEP Miners.

    Is the South End-zone gonna be ready enough or finished?
     
  5. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    The SEZ isn't scheduled to open fully until the 2021 season. That was always the plan. The only thing they needed to have in place for the beginning of 2020 was Godzillatron 2.0 and the ramp to the locker room.
     
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  6. TexEx96

    TexEx96 < 25 Posts

    Does anyone know if the "stair step" terraces they're building into the southeast and southwest stands are standing room only "seats" that will be sold or are they intended to be places for people who already have paid seats elsewhere in the stadium to go and hang out?
     
  7. PecosBill

    PecosBill 500+ Posts

    Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium South End Zone construction webcam

    On the east side it looks like just a wall no "plaza or terrace" structure.
    On the west side it looks like something that is below the new SEZ seating and on the level of the old lower level seating. No idea about access.

    Sec 1 on west and 32 on eastside looks to have lost almost half of the seating to the aisle to the new structure.
     
  8. steve0

    steve0 < 25 Posts

    Yes, I can see the plaza platform structures going up on the west side. But I would venture they're also going in on the east side, they just haven't started that construction yet. At least I hope that's the case.
     
  9. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    I like seeing the Tyvek/Rainscreen where they're about to install brick. It'll start to look more like a real building.

    You have to assume the east side plaza platforms just aren't under construction yet. It'd be strange to not mirror there.
     
  10. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Do you have the sides mixed-up? The construction has been east to west due to extra foundation work that had to be done around the street. The east side has always been ahead of the west side.
     
  11. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    That is some type of screening that they put up on the west end. They did not do that on the east. Probably to catch some type of spraying of the beams. If you look at the platform on the east side you will see the awning. That does not exist on the west side.
     
  12. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    The "plaza" areas in between Section 1 and the SEZ and Section 32 and the SEZ have those platforms on which people will have SRO abilities and tables/etc. There's a big height difference between the general seating area and the new enclosed sections in the SEZ. You can clearly see the platforms next to Section 1, but they're not started yet next to Section 32.

    steve0 had the post back on the 2nd page of this thread with the rendered image.
     
  13. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    And the Plaza area on the east side already has the awning constructed. Not so on the west side.
     
  14. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    We're talking about different things. In the live construction cam, check out the steel platforms popping out of Section 1 next to the addition. They haven't started framing those on the East side yet.
     
  15. Ajo Macho

    Ajo Macho 250+ Posts

    I'm getting the impression the stair-step terraces on the west side simply aren't going to be on the east side.
    There are at least a few more asymmetries throughout the end zone. On the west side, there's a cutout in the first few rows, not on the east side. The platforms near the ends of the horns appear to be different sizes. And that's only what we can see for now.

    It's bad enough that the SEZ doesn't match the rest of the stadium, but evidently it won't even match itself. DKR is going to look like a thrown-together mess.
     
  16. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    I think when finished the SEZ will look like one unit. The differences now are the result of the west side needing more foundation work so that side is behind the east side.
     
  17. TexEx96

    TexEx96 < 25 Posts

    Renderings show that there will be stair-step terraces on both the east and west sides. There's no reason they wouldn't build them on the east side as well - they just haven't started on them yet. Patience.
     
  18. TexEx96

    TexEx96 < 25 Posts

    The "awning" on the east side is a cover for the broadcast area for the Longhorn Network game day setup. There will not be an equivalent on the west side.
     
  19. huisache

    huisache 2,500+ Posts

    I have heard that the ticket holders on the south end zone are going to get free super powered noise blockers to wear while sitting under the Godamitron so they can keep their eardrums intact while listening to all the commercials and the beautiful music. Official suppliers of super powerful noise blockers to the university of Texas. Official off road vehicle to the Texas Longhorns. Official leather wear sponsor for the Chap Girls. Official Diaper removal service for the whining Longhorn athletes. Official.................
     
  20. PecosBill

    PecosBill 500+ Posts

    Seems like a bad tradeoff to remove existing seats in sec 32 to install a 3 tier SRO plaza. The white structure is already adjacent to the entrance to the section.
     
  21. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 10,000+ Posts

    Looks the same to me.
    upload_2020-9-4_11-42-9.png
     
  22. PecosBill

    PecosBill 500+ Posts

    Jumbotron on and being tested right now.

    upload_2020-9-4_12-19-18.png

    Note banner area above video screen in addition to both sides.
     
  23. TexEx96

    TexEx96 < 25 Posts

    I see what you are saying and thought you were talking about the small "roof" over the broadcast area on the southeast corner. I don't think either of the awnings have been built yet.
     
  24. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 5,000+ Posts

    A group in Brazos County already perfected that
     
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