To be perfectly honest, I don't think that scoreboards should take that long. 3-4 weeks, tops. But I don't live there, and I'm not going to argue with the school. There are probably factors that we are not aware of.Thanks, wasn't sure since the frame is up but I have no idea how long it takes to install a scoreboard from that point.
Assuming the economics work out and the demand is there for more such premium seating I wouldn't be surprised, but I do think that end hosts the majority of students so they'd need to make sure the lower tier has the desired capacity for that section. Need a local to confirm.It looks great! Will the fix the other end zone next?
I think the stadium would look better having both endzones similar in scale and design. However there are challenges to redoing the south outside of just cost. The south endzone was just redone in 2005 at the same time Kinnick's press box was redone. It now houses brand new home and visiting locker rooms. I'm not sure if they could retrofit a new design atop the below-ground locker rooms so that it mirrored the north endzone. There is a lot of space behind the south endzone to expand if needed.Assuming the economics work out and the demand is there for more such premium seating I wouldn't be surprised, but I do think that end hosts the majority of students so they'd need to make sure the lower tier has the desired capacity for that section. Need a local to confirm.
When full it looks quite nice, but empty the stadium is design wise disappointing to me. But as long as it's gets the job done and they are happy with the stadium who am I to be disappointed by the design?
I agree that more planning should have went into making both endzones more similar in design, but part of why that didn't happen is based on opportune times where funding became available. The south endzone and entire new press box/clubs were completed around 2005 or 2006 after 3 highlight years by the football program. The north endzone was approved in 2016, a season after the team went 12-0 in the regular season. The board of regents saw increased profits and approved funding for both projects at those times.I think they did the best they could considering the circumstances, but they surely could have had more cohesion had they better long-term planned the expansions.