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Old September 25th, 2009, 07:08 AM   #81
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Then you wouldn't have home and away ends.

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NFL is not like football (soccer)... Fans are not separated by team... You can just buy your seat and support your team, with no fear of violence... There are no 'ultras' in north-american sports...

North-americans see the game more like entertainment... Europeans and South Americans are more passional into sports...
Not only that, but many teams are so far apart that it makes it difficult to travel well that frequently.
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Old September 25th, 2009, 12:22 PM   #82
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But if you can put a majority of the seats on the sideline and minimize the end seats, why wouldnt you?
Huh? No matter how big you make the side lines, you're still stuck with the ends. And people will certainly by seats there as well.
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Old September 26th, 2009, 09:24 AM   #83
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Old September 26th, 2009, 09:36 AM   #84
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Huh? No matter how big you make the side lines, you're still stuck with the ends. And people will certainly by seats there as well.
Look at University of Indiana or Iowa states Stadiums, you dont have to have endzone seats.

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Old September 30th, 2009, 02:45 PM   #85
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Solar Powered Retractable Stadium Roofs?

Is it possible to have a solar powered retractable stadium roof?

The Tropicana Field, home to the Tampa Bay Rays, is hoping to put the two together to create a solar powered retractable roof! Is this possible?
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Old September 30th, 2009, 08:37 PM   #86
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Is it possible to have a solar powered retractable stadium roof?

The Tropicana Field, home to the Tampa Bay Rays, is hoping to put the two together to create a solar powered retractable roof! Is this possible?
uhhh.... sure? I guess its possible. Is it practical in terms of current technology and economic factors? No clue...
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Old September 30th, 2009, 09:08 PM   #87
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Huh? No matter how big you make the side lines, you're still stuck with the ends. And people will certainly by seats there as well.
We've established that people would prefer to sit on the sidelines yes? Ok.

Now, imagine that a stadium has 50K seats. Thats all they want, and all they need. Now imagine that they would be able to put ALL of those seats on the sidelines. There would be no endzone seats needed.

Its called business. Its called making money.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 11:44 PM   #88
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Is it possible to have a solar powered retractable stadium roof?
I believe it is possible... But it's not good to rely ONLY on solar power for anything, as it depends on weather.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 06:24 PM   #89
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Single tier stadiums (35k+)

I wonder why there are so few single tier football (soccer) stadiums with a capacity over 35k and without athletic tracks. The only one that occurs to me right know is the one in Wroclaw.
What is the reason?
One obvious advantage of having a 2nd tier overlapping the first one is that the horizontal distance to the pitch is smaller. But in most modern stadiums the overlapping is very small and the overall distance will not change by much since the vertical distance grows by about 2-3m.
Another benefit is that it's easier to accomodate vip boxes and business seats, because you can have access to one of them at the top of the tier.

Any other reasons you can think of?
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Old January 4th, 2010, 07:19 PM   #90
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Temporary stadium set for PNE site





(VANCOUVER) The wait is over for the BC Lions Football Club and its fans as the BC Pavilion Corporation (PAVCO) along with officials from the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) announced today that a temporary stadium will be constructed on the grounds of Empire Fields.

“We are very excited about today’s announcement and it’s an early Christmas gift for our fans,” said Lions vice president, business, George Chayka. “We have a tremendous opportunity in 2010 to provide our fans with a season to remember as we return to the birthplace of Lions football for the first time in 27 years.”

The one-year move to Empire Fields became necessary following PAVCO’s announcement earlier this year that construction on a new retractable roof for BC Place would not be completed until July 2011. The BC Lions will host the 99th Grey Cup at BC Place in November 2011.

“After one look at the conceptual drawings I believe our fans will be very impressed with what we have in store next year,” added Chayka.

Completely enclosed on all four sides with an approximate seating capacity of 27,500, the new Lions’ den will be a cozy fit for fans. Individual seats totaling 20,100 will run along the side lines and another 7,400 bench-style seats will occupy the end zones. Sideline seats between the goal lines will be covered and a limited number of private boxes will also be constructed along with media facilities, concessions, stadium level lighting, scoreboards, a video board and washrooms.

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• Location: Empire Fields at the PNE, previous site of Empire Stadium

• Seating capacity: 27,500 seats - sideline seats will be covered

• Number of private boxes: 12

• Cost: $14 million including site preparation, covered by PavCo’s operational budget

• Builder: Nussli

• Construction period: Approximately 10 weeks

• Number of seating technicians required to build stadium: 50-60, of which 70% will be sourced locally

• Materials: Approximately 2,500 tons, enough to fill 160 40-foot containers; much of the stadium materials will eventually be reused

• Stadium lighting will allow games to be played at night
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good but funny to notice how medium stadiums in England looks like each others (stadium of light,southampton, this one...)
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 06:09 PM   #92
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good but funny to notice how medium stadiums in England looks like each others (stadium of light,southampton, this one...)
Why is it funny? The form is as basic as can be - Efficient and effective. It maximizes views and seating capacity within the defined space. Would it be nice if everyone could spare more expense for detailing or individuality? Sure, but not everyone has that kind of money, especially clubs that are not routinely found in the upper tiers of footballing.

They may be bland, but they work.
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 08:54 PM   #93
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a litlle originality doesn't kill ...
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 10:20 PM   #94
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a litlle originality doesn't kill ...
You mean like a corner filled with suites and offices? Or like a main stand with an extra tier and a facde in club colors and with a large, central glass-foyer and club store? Or like having sideways entries to the seating at mid-ier as opposed to conventional cut-throughs to the concession? Seriously, no one should mistake Pride Park for Walkers, or Riverside, or St. Mary's... just becuase they're all single tier boxes.

I'm not picking on you as an individual here, Axel, because many people say this. I'm simply trying to understand why all the hubub from such people. Because I'm betting that 99% of the time if the fans were placed into the club's positions and finances at the time of the stadium's development, the product would be near identical. The rule is "Form follows function," and these venues do that very well and THAT'S why they look identical and are thus called soulless.

All right, I'll back down now. Cheers.

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Old May 3rd, 2011, 10:55 PM   #95
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You mean like a corner filled with suites and offices? Or like a main stand with an extra tier and a facde in club colors and with a large, central glass-foyer and club store? Or like having sideways entries to the seating at mid-ier as opposed to conventional cut-throughs to the concession? Seriously, no one should mistake Pride Park for Walkers, or Riverside, or St. Mary's... just becuase they're all single tier boxes.




What i mean is that those stadiums are very good medium stadiums. but it kills inspiration because the same...

Imagine 10 stadiums like that in premier league?!!

You feel this impression on TV that the same stadium hosts several teams and matches

A stadium is good for differenciation and vision of an architect.

what would you think if manchester was the same than liverpool, arsenal?

With the same price you can create distinguishable architecture imo
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 11:12 PM   #96
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We're not talking about mega-rich clubs like Man Utd, Liverpool or Arsenal. That's EXACTLY the point GunnerJacket has been trying to make, so I don't know why you keep bringing such clubs up.

What's the quality like of French stadiums in the second-tier of their league eh?
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Old May 4th, 2011, 12:27 AM   #97
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We're not talking about mega-rich clubs like Man Utd, Liverpool or Arsenal. That's EXACTLY the point GunnerJacket has been trying to make, so I don't know why you keep bringing such clubs up.

What's the quality like of French stadiums in the second-tier of their league eh?

This is the type of mediums (25000 seats) stadiums being developed for next years:

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They all look not to dissimilar but with different colour seats?
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yes perhaps but they have 2 tiers and their exterior architecture is different
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So basically, the stadiums you listed are unique because they have two tiers, but the aforementioned British medium sized stadiums aren't because they have one. Right...
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