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Old May 2nd, 2008, 02:27 AM   #341
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from having sat up there a few times, it doesn't really need it. Its totally accessible from what's there.
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 12:18 AM   #342
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the bowl is complete inside.
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 12:19 AM   #343
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sweet, I was just about to post this. What timing.

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Old May 3rd, 2008, 05:52 PM   #344
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 05:53 PM   #345
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looks like a completely different stadium.

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Old May 3rd, 2008, 11:41 PM   #346
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now that is impressive. UT has it made now!
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Old May 4th, 2008, 12:15 AM   #347
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The stadium looks brilliant now its being completed.

Would look even better with a decent set of seats, though I guess bleachers do the job for college football.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 04:21 AM   #348
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Individual seats (especially the type that fold up) are much harder to stand on top of and keep your balance. As students, we stand on top of the bench seats, so there would be a safety issue with the instability of individual seats. The Cotton Bowl where UT plays Oklahoma annually recently replaced their all-individual seat design with benches much to the happiness of the fans.

It really isn't an issue of cost as to why they don't install more individual seats. It really is more about fan preference.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 06:56 AM   #349
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Individual seats provide less leg space is what it comes down to.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 08:21 PM   #350
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but, they do exist already in abundance in this stadium, and there will be even more when the club seats and upper deck seating are put in.
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Old May 6th, 2008, 06:41 PM   #351
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Looks very nice, and certainly worthy of the program's pedigree. I'm especialy happy for the fans who no longer have to be so distant from the end zone.

Looking forward to seeing the crowds on TV.

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Screw Ohio State, this is the New Horse Shoe Stadium.
a) You do know Ohio Stadium is called the horseshoe because of it's original, overall form, right? Simply having an open end doesn't equate to a horseshoe, especially with DKR's straight sides. More importantly... b) Why would you even want the moniker? Texas doesn't get enough shtick from the national fan base that you want to steal some of the hate away from OSU too?!?

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Old May 6th, 2008, 07:49 PM   #352
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Actually by American standards any open ended stadium is considered a horseshoe layout. However THE Horseshoe in Columbus is still bigger than DKR, and could hold 66.000 in 1923. I think 10 years from now this will be a 115,000 seater, which could maybe steal the Big House title, unless Michigan gets their shit together.
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Individual seats (especially the type that fold up) are much harder to stand on top of and keep your balance. As students, we stand on top of the bench seats, so there would be a safety issue with the instability of individual seats.
Unless you have no sense of balance that is complete balls. I have been stading on the seats in the Kop Stand at my football teams ground from the stand was built in 1998 and I have never fallen off it, drunk or otherwise.

Bench seats are illegal anyway for FIFA matches so dont count this stadium to be included if there is a USA World Cup bid whilst in this state.
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Old May 7th, 2008, 03:56 AM   #354
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Actually by American standards any open ended stadium is considered a horseshoe layout. However THE Horseshoe in Columbus is still bigger than DKR, and could hold 66.000 in 1923.
First I've heard that, which is surprising considering the amount of open-ended facilities out there. I know no one at Rutgers, KSU, Louisville and Maryland ever used the term, knowing it was heaped upon Ohio Stadium because of that facilities footprint.


Come to think of it, DKR looked more like a horseshoe before the renovation: Who ever heard of a square edged horseshoe! Anywho...

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I think 10 years from now this will be a 115,000 seater, which could maybe steal the Big House title, unless Michigan gets their shit together.
Spent all your money on the stadium you can't afford your own nickname? Shame that.

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Bench seats are illegal anyway for FIFA matches so dont count this stadium to be included if there is a USA World Cup bid whilst in this state.
No worries there, mate. It was never going to be considered anyway.
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who cares about the World Cup? This is a FOOTBALL STADIUM!
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Old May 7th, 2008, 06:14 AM   #356
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However, individual ticket prices...ugh

08/30 vs. Florida Atlantic (Austin): $65
09/06 vs. UTEP (El Paso, TX): $40
09/13 vs. Arkansas (Austin): $80
09/20 vs. Rice (Austin): $65
10/04 vs. Colorado (Boulder, CO): $60
10/11 vs. Oklahoma (Dallas): $95
10/18 vs. Missouri (Austin): $80
10/25 vs. Oklahoma State (Austin): $80
11/01 vs. Texas Tech (Lubbock, TX): $95
11/08 vs. Baylor (Austin): $75
11/15 vs. Kansas (Lawrence, KS): $60
11/27 vs. Texas A&M (Austin): $90

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Old May 7th, 2008, 06:46 AM   #357
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Unless you have no sense of balance that is complete balls. I have been stading on the seats in the Kop Stand at my football teams ground from the stand was built in 1998 and I have never fallen off it, drunk or otherwise.
I'm not sure how physically you can say that it's just as easy to stand on folding seats as a bench.

Standing on this X...



is much easier to stand on than this X....



Besides the folding issue, the individual seats are not flat with the higher side in the front. Secondly, to prevent it from folding underneath you, you would have to stand at the front edge of the seat, making it even more precarious.

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...dont count this stadium to be included if there is a USA World Cup bid whilst in this state.
This isn't our soccer stadium. If you look at the aerial below from a year ago, our soccer stadium (Mike Myers Stadium) is the one directly above (east) of DKR.

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First I've heard that, which is surprising considering the amount of open-ended facilities out there. I know no one at Rutgers, KSU, Louisville and Maryland ever used the term, knowing it was heaped upon Ohio Stadium because of that facilities footprint.


Come to think of it, DKR looked more like a horseshoe before the renovation: Who ever heard of a square edged horseshoe! Anywho...

Spent all your money on the stadium you can't afford your own nickname? Shame that.

No worries there, mate. It was never going to be considered anyway.
You're getting a little technical. Horseshoe stadiums are simply stadiums with one open end. Ohio Stadium is simply considered THE quintessential Horseshoe, hence the nickname.
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Unless you have no sense of balance that is complete balls. I have been stading on the seats in the Kop Stand at my football teams ground from the stand was built in 1998 and I have never fallen off it, drunk or otherwise.

Bench seats are illegal anyway for FIFA matches so dont count this stadium to be included if there is a USA World Cup bid whilst in this state.
relian stadium in houston is a wonderful stadium to watch a soccer match.. it is usually used for mexico usa friendlies and would probably be included in a usa world cup bid along with the new texas stadium if it is in fact able to accomadate a soccer pitch
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Old May 9th, 2008, 03:30 AM   #360
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