South End Zone Construction

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by Clean, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

  2. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Agree.

    Questions: Will it been done by opener 2020... and how much did taking out those stands reduce seating capacity at DKR? I'm thinking about ~ 2,000 ~
     
  3. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Yeah looks like clearing out took longer than I would have anticipated.
     
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  4. Mesohorny

    Mesohorny 1,000+ Posts

    If the construction company is the same that builds new toll roads, should be up in no time.
     
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  5. 1963_Frosh

    1963_Frosh 250+ Posts

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  6. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    :arrow-up: This. It’s a 2021 project.
     
  7. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    I get that it’s a multi-year project. But this close to the first KO, I would have expected them to have finished demolition and site prep and started on the temporary fencing and seating.
     
  8. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Over the last 10days they have covered up a deep hole they dug in the southwest corner. I would assume that was a drainage change. Also the two construction cranes were erected in opposite ends of Moncrief and created a massive pile of dirt right in the middle of the project.
     
  9. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    Looks like there'll be no temporary bleachers in the south end zone, at least for the La Tech game. You'd think they'd throw some up for the LSU game
     
  10. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Here is the picture as of a couple of seconds ago:

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  11. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

     
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  12. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

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  13. RainH2burntO

    RainH2burntO 1,000+ Posts

    ...Its looking pretty good considering this is is the actual napkin they are working off of.
     
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  14. Clean

    Clean 5,000+ Posts

    They say it’s not going to be completed until 2021 season, but surely there’ll be some new seats ready to go for next season,
     
  15. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

     
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  16. MajesticII

    MajesticII 1,000+ Posts

    Should be able to finish it sooner if there is no football in 2020.
     
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  17. nashhorn

    nashhorn 2,500+ Posts

    Bite your tongue.
     
  18. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 2,500+ Posts

  19. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Anyone got an update ? Last one was about 2 weeks ago and weather has been good for construction.
     
  20. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

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  21. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 2,500+ Posts

  22. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts

    It looks like they've been spending a lot more time on the Moncrief alterations than the framing of the SEZ based on the limited times I've been nearby.
     
  23. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 2,500+ Posts

    Yeah. I know with the elevation discrepancy from east to west it seems like they had to build up the lower west side before matching the east side so I think that's part of it but its becoming more uniform now. The overall design looks slightly different from some of the renderings but I like it, I think.
     
  24. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Correct. Note the new east tower has topped out while only the base of the west tower has been completed.

    Also note the beginnings of the longhorn snout around the center tunnel.
     
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  25. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 2,500+ Posts

    Even though my excitement in the upcoming season has been squelched by the insane player demands, I drove by the south endzone and its looking great. So theres that.
     
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  26. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    Does anyone know if all needed funds have been raised to complete this? Seems like I remember last update was 80-85% were collected but not all. Could the completion hinge on future donations which could be affected by the university's decisions toward the current player demands?
     
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  27. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 2,500+ Posts

    Good question. Also do we know any naming rights yet?
     
  28. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Romantic Catholic

    Sanford & Son prolly.
     
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  29. Dionysus

    Dionysus Cocky + Relaxed Admin

    I’m beginning to wonder if this guy shouldn’t just run everything
     
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  30. 2003TexasGrad

    2003TexasGrad 2,500+ Posts

    Did he get lost on an obscure island for the last 2 years?
     
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