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Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 17, 2013, 05:49:13 PM
In this thread we will see the facilities offered by other teams and how none of them are as blessed as us. If you are a field reporter doing The Lord's work visiting random college football stadiums or basketball arenas, take pictures and put them in this thread so we can all go on a LOL rampage. (Or post pictures of the very few blessed schools who also have good The Settings.) 



AIR FORCE FALCONCATZ.

Admittedly their setting is pretty elite. You do have to deal with jabroni Air Force guards at the front gate stopping you and being all, "State your business." And you have to tell them you're going to take pictures of their stadium and their bad basketball arena.


Their East side reeeeeally needs some limestone. And they really need to get those trees out of there if they truly care about the well-being of our armed forces. :sdeek:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040861_zps736cdab4.jpg)


Taken from the top of their student section side. Underneath my feet are metal bleachers much like we had at The Wag throughout the 90s. T's & P's.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040862_zps42457d7b.jpg)


Weird roundy end zone fun zone.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040865_zpsa08f6f52.jpg)


I wish the stadium were symmetrical but it isn't. :frown:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040866_zpsed83d6e4.jpg)


...because it looks super I-AA'y from the press box side. (apologies 2 lakebison)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040868_zpsac2b2172.jpg)



Cool view to see the unique curvature of their stadium. Terrible view to see the jumbotron (or any scoreboard, I think), which is off to the right, pushed way up, and facing the other way. At least from this seat you're really close to the huge speakers that project terrifying end-of-the-world drill announcements to the entire Air Force Academy, though.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040873_zps4da5deb2.jpg)


They reeeeeeally need some lessons in how to make their p. box look more like a city hall.  :cry:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040876_zps0f81db22.jpg)


Here is their huupz arena. The Falqatz are not blessed at all facilities-wise. It's this gym. And what you can't see behind me is that the concourse attaches to a college hockey arena on the other side. Very weird. And this gym has practice baskets that lower from the ceiling, which we all know is obviously a sign of your program being a poor (sister school Duke notwithstanding).

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040882_zps99269838.jpg)

Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: p1k3 on July 17, 2013, 05:53:04 PM
practice baskets. good grief

sure is good to be a ksu cat fan
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on July 17, 2013, 06:09:20 PM
I visited AFA one time and the jabroni asked if I had any drugs in the vehicle and I immediately looked down at the console (where the weed was) and then looked back at the jabroni and said nope
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 17, 2013, 06:10:48 PM
COLORADO STATE WILDRAMS.

oh hi Cam!
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040898_zpsaed615e2.jpg)


Pictures from inside Moby Arena, which not surprisingly was not made out of Porcelain.

Their stands are straight up and down and their court is super weird in person. (Elite?)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040899_zpsfe12c30e.jpg)


They have this light-up guy behind their baskets. He's lovin' it.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040903_zpsa4ddaa30.jpg)


Good call, there definitely weren't enough huge-ass ram horns all over the place already.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040904_zps08e61340.jpg)


LMAO you guys used to want to be UNC so bad
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040905_zpse01c1286.jpg)


Fort Collins is very elite. Stadium not so much but their The Setting is v. good. I talked about it in the VQ thread but there's a mountain (or probably a butte) right above their stadium and when you get to the top there's a beautiful lake over the other side. Stadium was verrrrry 1960s/70s/80s'y, though. If you told me it was the former home of a USFL team I wouldn't have doubted you for a second.

I mean...look across the field at how this pud scoreboard is suspended. Good grief.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040906_zps87a2af68.jpg)


Did they film Soul Train here? Because those slanty cement supports under the WSC make this place look mad old.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040907_zps526c4c88.jpg)


No end zone fun zone and a mini-tron? :flush:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040910_zpsb6cf76ea.jpg)


I couldn't help but notice you didn't mention the 1995 Holiday Bowl. :cool:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040913_zpse47fff49.jpg)


Needs more powercats.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040916_zps43d8caaa.jpg)


Pretty view. Unfortunately you have to look at a stadium that isn't completely surrounded by miles of blacktop. :flush:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040926_zps47434396.jpg)


2-screen drive-in theater right by their stadium.  Drove my rental right in there and watched me some 6 Fast 6 Furious. :D
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040928_zpsdb1b3861.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Bqqkie Pimp on July 17, 2013, 06:24:15 PM
I visited AFA one time and the jabroni asked if I had any drugs in the vehicle and I immediately looked down at the console (where the weed was) and then looked back at the jabroni and said nope

 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:



Meanwhile,  the photo below represents the site of lakesbison's cute little team's most impressive FBS win...

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040910_zpsb6cf76ea.jpg)

 :zzz:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 17, 2013, 06:26:43 PM
WYOMING COWCATS


First just let me say that everything around Wyoming's stadium looks like the inside of a baby's diaper. Terrible color scheme, Wyo. Terrible. Stadium was great though (other than the treetraps). Blacktop everywhere.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040943_zps0754f2e1.jpg)


Read the fine print :D
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040944_zps8042b9ae.jpg)


You guys have the exact same mascot as Okie State. The exact same. Except you took their terrible colors and made them terrible-ier.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040946_zpsd64f5567.jpg)



Stadium is...okay, I guess. Symmetrical double deck setup on each side, but neither an End Zone Fun Zone or a South End Zone Fun Zone. I think it seats about 40,000 or so.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040947_zpsfb33e33a.jpg)


Is there any way to truly encapsulate all the :sdeek: that is going on here? I mean have some pride. Stop borrowing goalposts from Laramie Junior High. Have some pride. Have some pride in yourselves.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040948_zpsfacda8f5.jpg)


This turned out to be one of the last pictures ever taken of Jonah Hill Field. Shortly after I left they replaced it with something hip-hoppy and elite, which I'll post here later.

Goodnight, sweet prince:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040949_zps53de2b1e.jpg)


That jumbotron: :sdeek:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040950_zpsf81f9a3e.jpg)


I bet The Mask would totally hang out next to this thing and try to get people to form a line for autographs/photos.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040952_zps5170c2b8.jpg)


Also very USFL'y. :frown:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040954_zps40958657.jpg)



Their boob-shaped arena was HUGE. Ceiling's very Epcot Centery, too. Not sure the capacity, but it was definitely very enormous and overly ambitious, kinda like BYU's 25,000-seat arena. File this one and the BYU one under "Things That Make Ya Go Hmm."

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040953_zpse883f999.jpg)

Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 17, 2013, 06:30:30 PM
Here's UW's new field, btw. Very elite.

(http://www.cbssports.com/images/collegefootball/wyoming2.jpg)
(http://cbssports.com/images/collegefootball/wyoming1.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 17, 2013, 06:41:37 PM
Usually I wouldn't include I-AA because, you know, who gives a rip. But some of our NDSU visitors might go here to play sometime soon so these next two are for them.


MONTANA STATE BOBCATCATS

Fat Tim Riggins
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050040_zpse2f5f089.jpg)


Their press box and Vanier :sdeek:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050041_zps05a7c96e.jpg)


Pretty grimy over there on those other bleachers, Cats.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050043_zps1e57f3f2.jpg)


End zone bleachers that are taller than the sideline bleachers always trip me out. DON'T LAUGH, MONTANA GRIZZ FANS, YOU HAVE THIS TOO.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050044_zpsd5f20e81.jpg)


Their huupz arena concourse has murals of Bozeman. :D

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050046_zpsc34bb400.jpg)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050048_zpsb86ee6ec.jpg)


Okay so even though my old boss played bball here in the 70s and I really liked that boss, I have no choice but to trash this arena. It is not that good. I think they mainly have rodeos there or something. Floor plan is waaaay too open.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050049_zps6ced79fa.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shooter Jones on July 17, 2013, 06:49:58 PM
love these, SB.. thanks
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: scottwildcat on July 17, 2013, 08:51:53 PM
Lol @ these pud schools
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 17, 2013, 08:55:43 PM



Good call, there definitely weren't enough huge-ass ram horns all over the place already.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040904_zps08e61340.jpg)



I want to know what these studs in the stands are up to.

"Hey man, you wanna watch this high school drill team practice?"
"Na I'm just going to take a nap under the seat"
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shooter Jones on July 17, 2013, 08:58:48 PM



Good call, there definitely weren't enough huge-ass ram horns all over the place already.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040904_zps08e61340.jpg)



I want to know what these studs in the stands are up to.

"Hey man, you wanna watch this high school drill team practice?"
"Na I'm just going to take a nap under the seat"

obviously hungover as eff from pounding Natty's with Eustachy the night before.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Rock Lobster on July 17, 2013, 09:01:23 PM


Fat Tim Riggins
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050040_zpse2f5f089.jpg)



I was thinking Fulton Reed. Wicked slap shot!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: jmlynch1 on July 17, 2013, 09:05:49 PM
That's what I saw
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Rock Lobster on July 17, 2013, 09:08:27 PM
I thought he lost all of his football scholarship offers if he played hockey.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: PowercatPat on July 17, 2013, 09:08:38 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2713/4030339571_e3b1e552bf_o.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Blackcats on July 17, 2013, 09:09:52 PM


Fat Tim Riggins
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050040_zpse2f5f089.jpg)



I was thinking Fulton Reed. Wicked slap shot!

Knuckle puck.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 17, 2013, 09:10:35 PM


Fat Tim Riggins
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050040_zpse2f5f089.jpg)



I was thinking Fulton Reed. Wicked slap shot!

I love when the last 4 digits of the phone number you call for tickets spell something, like CATS
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Rock Lobster on July 17, 2013, 09:13:58 PM
Knuckle puck.

I don't see Kenan Thompson anyhwere, although it does look like Fulton has hit up Good Burger a few too many times.
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 17, 2013, 09:16:44 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2713/4030339571_e3b1e552bf_o.jpg)

Would be funny to make a banner sign of this and hold it up at the game in Lawrence this year.

You can feel free to post other Big XII stadiums in here, but since those are far more relevant to the ksu bsfscats, feel free to post them there. I had kinda envisioned this as being more for teams that we barely have any association with. But do whatever you want.

Oh man you guys. Wait till I post Idaho's third world facilities, you will cry. :frown:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 17, 2013, 09:17:56 PM
SB what are those dudes in the stands at CSU B-Ball arena up to?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shacks on July 17, 2013, 09:18:52 PM
I know one of Montana State's coaches.  Also, one time while driving from St. Louis to Salina in January 2010 I stopped in Columbia for gas and decided to check out Missouri's stadium too.  All the gates were locked with chains, but I found one where the janitor or whoever forgot to click the padlock shut and entered.  Wish I could find the pics.  Kinda eerie being the only person in the whole stadium, and the wind was blowing just right to make it even creepier.  I tried to get in the press box and locker rooms but they were securely locked.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: bucket on July 17, 2013, 09:22:39 PM
OMG the kids from Might Ducks 2 played ball at Montana State!!!

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050040_zpse2f5f089.jpg)

(http://sinbinhockey.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/teamfulton.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: ben ji on July 17, 2013, 09:27:49 PM


Their boob-shaped arena was HUGE. Ceiling's very Epcot Centery, too. Not sure the capacity, but it was definitely very enormous and overly ambitious, kinda like BYU's 25,000-seat arena. File this one and the BYU one under "Things That Make Ya Go Hmm."

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1040953_zpse883f999.jpg)

I'm guessing the rodeo's are the only thing that pack that house, maybe wrasslin?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: EMAWmeister on July 17, 2013, 10:03:18 PM
I know one of Montana State's coaches.  Also, one time while driving from St. Louis to Salina in January 2010 I stopped in Columbia for gas and decided to check out Missouri's stadium too.  All the gates were locked with chains, but I found one where the janitor or whoever forgot to click the padlock shut and entered.  Wish I could find the pics.  Kinda eerie being the only person in the whole stadium, and the wind was blowing just right to make it even creepier.  I tried to get in the press box and locker rooms but they were securely locked.

I did that at BSFS before the Baylor bball game last year. You always think you'll play it cool, but nope. You run around reenacting all of the classic plays.  I was like a kid on Christmas.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: scottwildcat on July 17, 2013, 10:04:39 PM
I know one of Montana State's coaches.  Also, one time while driving from St. Louis to Salina in January 2010 I stopped in Columbia for gas and decided to check out Missouri's stadium too.  All the gates were locked with chains, but I found one where the janitor or whoever forgot to click the padlock shut and entered.  Wish I could find the pics.  Kinda eerie being the only person in the whole stadium, and the wind was blowing just right to make it even creepier.  I tried to get in the press box and locker rooms but they were securely locked.

I did that at BSFS before the Baylor bball game last year. You always think you'll play it cool, but nope. You run around reenacting all of the classic plays.  I was like a kid on Christmas.

did the same thing on a random Wednesday in October freshman year.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Super PurpleCat on July 17, 2013, 10:07:36 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2713/4030339571_e3b1e552bf_o.jpg)

Would be funny to make a banner sign of this and hold it up at the game in Lawrence this year.

You can feel free to post other Big XII stadiums in here, but since those are far more relevant to the ksu bsfscats, feel free to post them there. I had kinda envisioned this as being more for teams that we barely have any association with. But do whatever you want.

Oh man you guys. Wait till I post Idaho's third world facilities, you will cry. :frown:

I've noticed that basketball-only schools tend to use the term "gridiron" a lot more than normal people would. 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Frankenklein on July 17, 2013, 11:41:58 PM
 Great job SB!!! and anybody who thinks they can add anything to this thread by being all witty and crap needs to GTFO.SB nailed it
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 18, 2013, 12:06:32 AM
Guys I have snuck into more stadiums and arenas in my life than you all could in a thousand lifetimes, so :cool:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Tobias on July 18, 2013, 12:13:23 AM
pretty cool interest and you do it well, skinbens. :thumbs:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Demo158 on July 18, 2013, 02:47:57 AM
Knuckle puck.

I don't see Kenan Thompson anyhwere, although it does look like Fulton has hit up Good Burger a few too many times.
Fulton fell into a deep depression when him and Dean split ways and the bash bros were no more. He turned to fast food to help ease his pain, and quit playing hockey...
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Emo EMAW on July 18, 2013, 09:17:30 AM
Can you try to be kinda nice to the Vandalcats?  I'm going to link it to a Vandalcat/Catcat fan.  I'm slowly turning him.
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 18, 2013, 09:59:57 AM
Yeah I'll try. Mostly I just felt sad because I know they deserve better. :frown:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Emo EMAW on July 18, 2013, 10:08:39 AM
They really do.  Any fanbase that is called "nasty and inebriated" by the rival's university president is EMAW as eff.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: sonofdaxjones on July 18, 2013, 10:24:43 AM
(http://imageshack.com/a/img10/1678/d652.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: scottwildcat on July 18, 2013, 10:39:07 AM
(http://imageshack.com/a/img10/1678/d652.jpg)

:lol:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Dugout DickStone on July 18, 2013, 11:29:55 AM
(http://imageshack.com/a/img10/1678/d652.jpg)

 :horrorsurprise:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on July 18, 2013, 11:43:05 AM
The hired Gale Sayers to head up the fundraising, but he blew it all on blow  :don'tcare: Lew didn't care as he was already packing his golden parachute.  Gridiron club as we know it won't happen, but hopefully something bigger/better will.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: meow meow on July 18, 2013, 11:56:47 AM
Gridiron club as we know it won't happen, but hopefully something bigger/better will.

 :lol:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Panjandrum on July 18, 2013, 11:58:00 AM
CSU is apparently looking to build a new stadium attached to campus.  It looks pretty nice, actually.

(http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site36/2012/0616/20120616__20120617_B1_CD15CSUSTADIUM~p1.jpg)

(http://cdn3.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1081512/556089_3829456771348_1125711574_33531262_786134000_n.jpg)

(http://cdn2.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1081521/9662_3829457851375_693276690_n.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Pett on July 18, 2013, 12:21:52 PM
Lol @ these pud schools
Are they schools or stools? :lol:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Sandstone Outcropping on July 18, 2013, 12:28:16 PM
Lol @ these pud schools
Are they schools or stools? :lol:

Dunno but two of the three bowl victories in our amazing KSU gridiron bowl history have come against CSU and Wyo so they must be pretty elite.

Also, a dude that Mrs PC96 knew in high school went to AFA and got caught cheating on purpose to get thrown out of the Air Force.

 :lynchmob:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: porky morgan on July 18, 2013, 12:39:04 PM
Grizcats? :crossfingers:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 18, 2013, 12:43:17 PM
CSU is apparently looking to build a new stadium attached to campus.  It looks pretty nice, actually.

(http://extras.mnginteractive.com/live/media/site36/2012/0616/20120616__20120617_B1_CD15CSUSTADIUM~p1.jpg)

(http://cdn3.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1081512/556089_3829456771348_1125711574_33531262_786134000_n.jpg)

(http://cdn2.sbnation.com/imported_assets/1081521/9662_3829457851375_693276690_n.jpg)

Bring em on up Bowlsby!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on July 18, 2013, 12:48:04 PM
Renderings in watercolor?  :surprised:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Big Sam on July 18, 2013, 12:52:07 PM
Renderings in watercolor?  :surprised:

That is how Hitler did his. 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Emo EMAW on July 18, 2013, 12:58:14 PM
Guys this is the Fargodome, with.....you guessed it!  Sandbags!  :excited:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/FEMA_-_40444_-_Sand_bags_at_the_Fargodome_in_Fargo,_ND.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: scottwildcat on July 18, 2013, 01:01:41 PM
Guys this is the Fargodome, with.....you guessed it!  Sandbags!  :excited:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/FEMA_-_40444_-_Sand_bags_at_the_Fargodome_in_Fargo,_ND.jpg)

:lol:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on July 18, 2013, 01:03:14 PM
Guys this is the Fargodome, with.....you guessed it!  Sandbags!  :excited:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/FEMA_-_40444_-_Sand_bags_at_the_Fargodome_in_Fargo,_ND.jpg)

Can they even punt in there?  Or do they just have the head coach throw the ball as far as s/he can?
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 18, 2013, 01:04:06 PM
Gridiron club as we know it won't happen, but hopefully something bigger/better will.

 :lol:

Take it to the Memorial Stadium thread you scuzzbuckets. This one is really for non-Big 12 so stfu. :curse:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Emo EMAW on July 18, 2013, 01:04:45 PM
Guys this is the Fargodome, with.....you guessed it!  Sandbags!  :excited:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/FEMA_-_40444_-_Sand_bags_at_the_Fargodome_in_Fargo,_ND.jpg)

Can they even punt in there?  Or do they just have the head coach throw the ball as far as s/he can?

Can't punt in FCS; must go for it on 5th down.  (Correct usage of semi-colon?)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 18, 2013, 01:05:47 PM
Guys this is the Fargodome, with.....you guessed it!  Sandbags!  :excited:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/FEMA_-_40444_-_Sand_bags_at_the_Fargodome_in_Fargo,_ND.jpg)

Can they even punt in there?  Or do they just have the head coach throw the ball as far as s/he can?

Can't punt in FCS; must go for it on 5th down.  (Correct usage of semi-colon?)

That is a fragment instead of a sentence anyway so you can do whatever you want.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on July 18, 2013, 01:06:50 PM
Does Northern Dakota State even own a football stadium?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on July 18, 2013, 01:11:11 PM
Does Northern Dakota State even own a football stadium?

Apparently they just lease part of a warehouse during football season  :dunno:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Emo EMAW on July 18, 2013, 01:13:32 PM
You'd think it'd be illegal to use propane fork lifts indoors up there.  :lol:
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 18, 2013, 01:18:45 PM
Take it to the NDSU Overlook thread you scums.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Emo EMAW on July 18, 2013, 01:37:12 PM
 :sdeek:

 :bawl:
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 18, 2013, 02:37:37 PM
Montana Grizzlies stadium pictures coming later today :excited:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SEK_EMAW on July 18, 2013, 02:42:26 PM
Here's UW's new field, btw. Very elite.

(http://www.cbssports.com/images/collegefootball/wyoming2.jpg)

For a second I thought that was #JonahField, and I was like  :sdeek:...but nope, just a compass thingy.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Frankenklein on July 18, 2013, 03:20:43 PM
   Hey SB,did you go check out the Hutterites while in the area? Would really love to see what you could do with them as a subject
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Dugout DickStone on July 18, 2013, 03:23:15 PM
Guys this is the Fargodome, with.....you guessed it!  Sandbags!  :excited:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0b/FEMA_-_40444_-_Sand_bags_at_the_Fargodome_in_Fargo,_ND.jpg)

 :horrorsurprise:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Frankenklein on July 18, 2013, 03:28:02 PM
   Q? are those sandbags the same colors as the NDSU jerseys or are the just using old jerseys as sandbags  :dunno:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: NDSU Lollypopkid on July 18, 2013, 03:28:47 PM
   Hey SB,did you go check out the Hutterites while in the area? Would really love to see what you could do with them as a subject
No reason to drag the Hutterites into this....theyre good people.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Frankenklein on July 18, 2013, 03:33:14 PM
   Hey SB,did you go check out the Hutterites while in the area? Would really love to see what you could do with them as a subject
No reason to drag the Hutterites into this....theyre good people.
And we're good people too and good people deserve good things and Skinny Bennys work is a really good thing.Bet the Hutterites would really  :lol: at the dome thing you guys play in
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: NDSU Lollypopkid on July 18, 2013, 03:37:48 PM
Youre not nice people if you keep being jerks.

 :cry:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Frankenklein on July 18, 2013, 03:39:29 PM
Youre not nice people if you keep being jerks.

 :cry:
Just wait and see how nice we are after we kick your ass all over BSFS
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 18, 2013, 03:44:19 PM
I went to the Fargodome last summer. It was very weird, civic center'y. Didn't really have a whole lotta school pride going on in there but I do feel like maybe there was something interesting going on in the concourse, I think it was pictures of when they didn't allow black people on the team. Not a slam, that really is what I think it was. Like I said, take NDSU smack to another thread, because this one is for other weirdo teams that are basically unaffiliated with us, like........


THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA [email protected]



Not very rough ridin' majestic iyam. Can you imagine sitting in the upper deck behind that elevator shaft? Woof town. The press box thingy on this side is actually a bunch of suites I think. Really really absurd to consider this an "amenity," I mean the freaking liquor cabinet in Pat Bosco's suite is probably bigger than this entire thing. gmafb.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050230_zps787ea890.jpg)



What the hell's going on with these weird add-ons above the end zone? I mean I seriously can't figure out. Of course I am talking about the little wedge additions that really just make all the end zone bleachers look like some kinda stadium Transformer or something. Actually strike that, it makes them look more like a human torso wearing an old 80's women's top, you know, the one with the enormous shoulder pads. Like something that would be in the costume department for Bosom Buddies or something. Buncha clowns.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050232_zps1f84e02f.jpg)



Heard grumblings that during games you can find U of M fans having Grizzlypaks up on top of this mountain thingy that overlooks Bosom Buddy stadium. Probably also littered with heroin needles or something, SMH.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050233_zpsf69349a6.jpg)


After I got back down the mountain I went into their basketball arena. It was okay. Pretty solid, actually.

...NOT! Look at all those janky-lookin' practice lines on the court! LMAO!
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050240_zps8a3855b6.jpg)



This is kinda awesome. If you walk through the hallways in the arena you're bound to eventually land in the hallway that has a bunch of framed promotional schedule posters from years past. In 1989 they made their Lady Griz dress up in these 1889 'stumes.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/ScreenShot2013-07-18at34916PM_zps5ac271f7.png)



2001. It was a wild time for us all.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050239_zps87619f12.jpg)



Look at this stud boss just waiting in his display case until it's time to come out and win another Capital One Mascot Challenge.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050241_zpsef80c3a2.jpg)




Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Emo EMAW on July 18, 2013, 03:55:10 PM
   Hey SB,did you go check out the Hutterites while in the area? Would really love to see what you could do with them as a subject
No reason to drag the Hutterites into this....theyre good people.

True story:  two friends of mine were asked to have sex with some Hutterite dudes' daughters because they needed new genetics.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on July 18, 2013, 03:58:14 PM
Monte needs to get off his ass and find a job.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 18, 2013, 03:58:36 PM
Hey you ding-dongs you need to respond abut Wyoming's new field. Do you like it?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: meow meow on July 18, 2013, 04:01:17 PM
who went on your vaca with you?  seems kind of cool/kind of odd

I like Wyoming's turf btw
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on July 18, 2013, 04:31:43 PM
Hey you, you need to respond abut Wyoming's new field. Do you like it?

I like it.  It's like the bleachers-to-townhall ratio is the inverse to our WSC.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on July 18, 2013, 04:44:59 PM
Hey you ding-dongs you need to respond abut Wyoming's new field. Do you like it?

Huge upgrade.  Love the shade of grass as well.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: wabash909 on July 18, 2013, 04:48:18 PM
K-State is going to be such a boss when we're in the same conference with all these schools in the next few years after KU kills off the Big XII when they leave us for the big 10.


Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Frankenklein on July 18, 2013, 05:12:05 PM
   Hey SB,did you go check out the Hutterites while in the area? Would really love to see what you could do with them as a subject
No reason to drag the Hutterites into this....theyre good people.

True story:  two friends of mine were asked to have sex with some Hutterite dudes' daughters because they needed new genetics.
Get you facts straight...selflukeing emaw   :) Friend of mine went hunting out there,said the same thing

http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=27622.50
 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: porky morgan on July 18, 2013, 05:26:58 PM
Yeah, Grizquats are sorta lol and rapey, setting tho.
I have visual proof but "Your attachment has failed security checks and cannot be uploaded. Please consult the forum administrator"  :shakesfist:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 18, 2013, 06:07:44 PM
You can email it to me.

Guys. WAIT TILL YOU SEE. Wait till you see my pictures from Troy's basketball arena. You'll crap.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: NDSU Lollypopkid on July 18, 2013, 06:10:32 PM
   Hey SB,did you go check out the Hutterites while in the area? Would really love to see what you could do with them as a subject
No reason to drag the Hutterites into this....theyre good people.

True story:  two friends of mine were asked to have sex with some Hutterite dudes' daughters because they needed new genetics.

well?  ;)

Thats weird they would do that..im just double stamping a weird on already weird situation
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: sonofdaxjones on July 18, 2013, 06:13:50 PM
You can email it to me.

Guys. WAIT TILL YOU SEE. Wait till you see my pictures from Troy's basketball arena. You'll crap.

Troy actually has a pretty nice arena for a school its size.   Somehow I think we're gonna get a Skinny "odd color turf meltdown" Benny'd here.

You've been warned.

Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 18, 2013, 06:17:28 PM
You can email it to me.

Guys. WAIT TILL YOU SEE. Wait till you see my pictures from Troy's basketball arena. You'll crap.

Troy actually has a pretty nice arena for a school its size.   Somehow I think we're gonna get a Skinny "odd color turf meltdown" Benny'd here.

You've been warned.


Nope. It'll absolutely be the gem of the entire gallery. I was blown away.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Super PurpleCat on July 18, 2013, 06:52:04 PM
Wyoming's new field looks kinda nice.  Seems kinda a shame that these weirdo schools are dirtying up the scenic mountain views with their weirdo looking stadiums tho.  Oh well.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on July 18, 2013, 08:46:14 PM
 :users:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 18, 2013, 08:53:55 PM
:users:

You should post pictures of Texas State's additions up close & personal next time you're there. :thumbs: also their basketball arena and new court. :thumbs:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on July 18, 2013, 08:57:29 PM
:users:

You should post pictures of Texas State's additions up close & personal next time you're there. :thumbs: also their basketball arena and new court. :thumbs:

I can see if I can get some fb and bb pics after work tomorrow, plus I probably have some others lying around somewhere. I'll have to check and see if I have pics from McNeese's and Sam Houston State's pud stadiums too. Also Northwestern State's, Southeastern Louisiana's, UT-Arlington's (old), and Texas A&M - Corpus Christi basketball stadiums.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Tobias on July 18, 2013, 09:05:06 PM
:users:

You should post pictures of Texas State's additions up close & personal next time you're there. :thumbs: also their basketball arena and new court. :thumbs:

I can see if I can get some fb and bb pics after work tomorrow, plus I probably have some others lying around somewhere. I'll have to check and see if I have pics from McNeese's and Sam Houston State's pud stadiums too. Also Northwestern State's, Southeastern Louisiana's, UT-Arlington's (old), and Texas A&M - Corpus Christi basketball stadiums.

wow, that's a great list 42.  please post  :sdeek:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 18, 2013, 09:21:25 PM
I'd be in favor of a shoulder pad/trasformer high rise corner Montana style bleacher in our SE corner for other team fans.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on July 18, 2013, 09:33:45 PM
:users:

You should post pictures of Texas State's additions up close & personal next time you're there. :thumbs: also their basketball arena and new court. :thumbs:

I can see if I can get some fb and bb pics after work tomorrow, plus I probably have some others lying around somewhere. I'll have to check and see if I have pics from McNeese's and Sam Houston State's pud stadiums too. Also Northwestern State's, Southeastern Louisiana's, UT-Arlington's (old), and Texas A&M - Corpus Christi basketball stadiums.

wow, that's a great list 42.  please post  :sdeek:

I mean idk if I have pics of a lot of those places or not but if I don't I'll post stock photos anyway.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 18, 2013, 09:51:28 PM
Don't need stock photos, we can all use Google. Just post things that might be interesting up close that we might not be able to see on the internet, like photos of Lady Griz ladies being 1800s ladies and whatnot.  :excited:

But I guess do whatever you want. (Except Memorial Staidum/NDSU smack)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: EMAWzified on July 18, 2013, 10:17:38 PM
(http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/fls/30400/old_site/images/martin-stadium-950.jpg)
(http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/fls/30400/old_site/images/beasley.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on July 18, 2013, 10:18:34 PM
FINE SKI-BE :don'tcare:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 18, 2013, 11:32:17 PM
(http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/fls/30400/old_site/images/martin-stadium-950.jpg)
(http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/fls/30400/old_site/images/beasley.jpg)

 :angry:

FINE SKI-BE :don'tcare:

:D
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Tobias on July 18, 2013, 11:40:17 PM
Don't need stock photos, we can all use Google. Just post things that might be interesting up close that we might not be able to see on the internet, like photos of Lady Griz ladies being 1800s ladies and whatnot.  :excited:

But I guess do whatever you want. (Except Memorial Staidum/NDSU smack)

i kinda prefer when they're from people that invested the time and energy to go visit and capture photos (really shines through in the posts) but this is your thread SB

was also hoping for some lol pics from 42 :don'tcare:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 18, 2013, 11:45:15 PM
No that's what I meant: we can all use google (on our own) so no reason to post that crap in here. Plus, Goog Photes are usually pictures showing stadiums in their best, most professional light. With Google images you aren't going to get the weird light-up ram at Moby Arena ("...beeelh") or the guy asleep in the bleachers.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: TheHamburglar on July 18, 2013, 11:52:25 PM
Here's UW's new field, btw. Very elite.

(http://www.cbssports.com/images/collegefootball/wyoming2.jpg)
(http://cbssports.com/images/collegefootball/wyoming1.jpg)

I wish we would to a 2-for-1 with Wyoming.

Also, After work tomorrow I'll see if I can get some good shots of Tulsa's stadium and possibly basketball arena if I can get in. 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on July 18, 2013, 11:59:04 PM
No that's what I meant: we can all use google (on our own) so no reason to post that crap in here. Plus, Goog Photes are usually pictures showing stadiums in their best, most professional light. With Google images you aren't going to get the weird light-up ram at Moby Arena ("...beeelh") or the guy asleep in the bleachers.

I think I speak for all when I say I've been following/enjoying this thread.  Unfortunately, few if any have the raw film that you possess.  So...please feed us more!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 19, 2013, 12:02:57 AM
Here's UW's new field, btw. Very elite.

(http://www.cbssports.com/images/collegefootball/wyoming2.jpg)
(http://cbssports.com/images/collegefootball/wyoming1.jpg)

I wish we would to a 2-for-1 with Wyoming.

Also, After work tomorrow I'll see if I can get some good shots of Tulsa's stadium and possibly basketball arena if I can get in.

 :excited: :excited: :excited:

I've been to both of those about 8 years ago. Saw G-Love and the Special Sauce open for Ben Folds there (???) and remember it being really nice but a weird bill. Feed me football stade pics too, can't wait to see how it's changed (if at all) since I was there a long time ago. :drool:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 19, 2013, 12:25:12 AM
IDAHO WILDVANDALS.


So this is the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, ID. It's a giant (small) place where they play a ton of Vandal sports. Kinda Ahearn-y in a way. You'll see.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050266_zps335bcdbf.jpg)


Looks like they've jazzed it up a bit in the last few years because who knows what was going on with this siding design in years past. I mean, what.

(http://img2.findthebest.com/sites/default/files/542/media/images/Kibbie_Dome.jpg)



Hey, better check close to make sure Screech didn't get rolled up in there by some bully football players from Valley or something!
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050268_zps4b12fd38.jpg)



Their west side castle hangs from the sky. And check out that machinery pushing those giant rolls of football field around! VRRROOOOOOM
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050269_zps1bac26dd.jpg)



I'm gonna present this one without comment and yous guys can tell me all the crazy crap you see going on in this picture.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050270_zpsf6fb74a9.jpg)


Tons of :sdeek: going on in the foreground and background of this one but man, that new court looks pretty :love:
Think they'll push it together before Vandal Fright Night or are they gonna leave it as is? IF THEY OPT FOR THE LATTER I HOPE THEY HAVE A TRAINER ON CALL! ANKLES! OUCH!
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050271_zps2223899d.jpg)


I mean really study these. There's just so much going on in this place I don't even know where to begin.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050274_zpsdbd0dff8.jpg)



Instead of doubles the Tennis Vandals just play halvesies?  :confused:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050275_zps83a04e7c.jpg)



This one makes me sad.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050276_zps2bad7f4c.jpg)


Random confetti strewn about on the floor. Somehow makes the whole thing more depressing. Then again, it could just be left over from a recent Motley Crue concert or something since bassist Nikki Sixxxxxx is a proud Idahoid! :D
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050277_zpsc48c4bde.jpg)



(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050272_zpsef075f13.jpg)


70-yard practice field, athlete study center (I think?) and their training table maybe?
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050279_zps6cc018fb.jpg)



The Setting.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050280_zpsd266c049.jpg)


Kinda hard to sugar-coat this one, EmoEMAW. :frown: Sorry man, I tried, I really did. The Vandalcats definitely deserve better than this all-purpose community center. I totally want them to get like a $7B gift from some famous alum (Did Nikki Sixxxx ever complete his degree in horticulture??) and then they just build insane facilities for every sport. That's my vision for Vandal sports. I call it Vandalvision 2025.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Tobias on July 19, 2013, 12:38:39 AM
:excited:

so how many of these combo football/basketball/whatever else domes exist out there?  i mean i know the obvious other one, but surely there's many others i can't think of...?  seems like it would be kinda sad to watch a football game there :frown:  knock in a field goal and it bounces off the VB ref's tower and hits the pummel horse or something, just weird.  can't process it all

wikipedia tells me it's the smallest FBS venue around?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 19, 2013, 12:43:00 AM
:excited:

so how many of these combo football/basketball/whatever else domes exist out there?  i mean i know the obvious other one, but surely there's many others i can't think of...?  seems like it would be kinda sad to watch a football game there :frown:  knock in a field goal and it bounces off the VB ref's tower and hits the pummel horse or something, just weird.  can't process it all

wikipedia tells me it's the smallest FBS venue around?

Yeah. It's super weird and incredibly small. It's basically the exact opposite of Jerry World in every way. And by the obvious other one were you thinking of the Carrier Dome?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Tobias on July 19, 2013, 12:52:43 AM
:excited:

so how many of these combo football/basketball/whatever else domes exist out there?  i mean i know the obvious other one, but surely there's many others i can't think of...?  seems like it would be kinda sad to watch a football game there :frown:  knock in a field goal and it bounces off the VB ref's tower and hits the pummel horse or something, just weird.  can't process it all

wikipedia tells me it's the smallest FBS venue around?

Yeah. It's super weird and incredibly small. It's basically the exact opposite of Jerry World in every way. And by the obvious other one were you thinking of the Carrier Dome?

yeah - i mean, i'm sure there's gotta be other ones out there but i probably don't ever see their football games on TV to notice :dunno:

seek them out SB!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Vitojr130 on July 19, 2013, 01:02:56 AM
:excited:

so how many of these combo football/basketball/whatever else domes exist out there?  i mean i know the obvious other one, but surely there's many others i can't think of...?  seems like it would be kinda sad to watch a football game there :frown:  knock in a field goal and it bounces off the VB ref's tower and hits the pummel horse or something, just weird.  can't process it all

wikipedia tells me it's the smallest FBS venue around?

The Fargodome is our football venue and it's sweet because it gives us a huge homefield advantage: noise. No sound escapes and when the crowd gets loud, you can literally go deaf. They sell earplugs to people who don't want to risk it. Anyway, when we play UND in basketball, they can convert the Fargodome to a bball arena that seats approx: 8000 or so since our normal bball arena can't hold enough people.

But yes, Idaho has the smallest FBS venue and frankly, it's very ugly and crude.
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 19, 2013, 01:09:55 AM
We are supposed to be nice to Idaho for EmoEMAW's friend. :curse:

Vandalvision 2025!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: TheHamburglar on July 19, 2013, 01:17:05 AM
The Kibbie Dome was actually an outdoor stadium for a few years before they covered it.  The more interesting (I think) dome in Idaho is Holt Arena at Idaho State.  It was actually built before the Kibbie Dome, was originally built as a dome, and was originally called the MiniDome.  It was built in 1970 and is the 2nd oldest dome to the AstroDome.  The odd thing about it is that the field sits under the arch so that roof is at it's highest over the 50 and comes down towards the endzones.

(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/7788/julyholtturforange.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Stevesie60 on July 19, 2013, 01:59:27 AM
The Fargodome is our football venue and it's sweet because it gives us a huge homefield advantage: noise. No sound escapes and when the crowd gets loud, you can literally go deaf. They sell earplugs to people who don't want to risk it.

Now convinced that this is a sock.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: wabash909 on July 19, 2013, 06:14:28 AM
Oh man, can't wait to see the Troy Trojancats Arena!

Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 19, 2013, 07:05:41 AM
The Kibbie Dome was actually an outdoor stadium for a few years before they covered it.  The more interesting (I think) dome in Idaho is Holt Arena at Idaho State.  It was actually built before the Kibbie Dome, was originally built as a dome, and was originally called the MiniDome.  It was built in 1970 and is the 2nd oldest dome to the AstroDome.  The odd thing about it is that the field sits under the arch so that roof is at it's highest over the 50 and comes down towards the endzones.

(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/7788/julyholtturforange.jpg)

You think that's more interesting than a basketball arena whose goalposts are missing a crossbar?

Dang. I should've gone through Pocatello and gone to the Steve Holt Dome. It was just a little bit out of the way though. :frown:  pop
Quiz, hotshots: You know what I associate the orientation of Steve Holt Domeski with? Two CBB arenas. One historic (and cinematically historic, too) and one in the SEC. Can anyone name the two I'm thinking of?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Emo EMAW on July 19, 2013, 10:41:58 AM
:excited:

so how many of these combo football/basketball/whatever else domes exist out there?  i mean i know the obvious other one, but surely there's many others i can't think of...?  seems like it would be kinda sad to watch a football game there :frown:  knock in a field goal and it bounces off the VB ref's tower and hits the pummel horse or something, just weird.  can't process it all

wikipedia tells me it's the smallest FBS venue around?

The Fargodome is our football venue and it's sweet because it gives us a huge homefield advantage: noise. No sound escapes and when the crowd gets loud, you can literally go deaf. They sell earplugs to people who don't want to risk it. Anyway, when we play UND in basketball, they can convert the Fargodome to a bball arena that seats approx: 8000 or so since our normal bball arena can't hold enough people.

But yes, Idaho has the smallest FBS venue and frankly, it's very ugly and crude.

You'd think if it were an issue they'd just give away the earplugs.  Hearing loss is a serious matter. 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Dugout DickStone on July 19, 2013, 10:50:32 AM
The Fargodome is our football venue and it's sweet because it gives us a huge homefield advantage: noise. No sound escapes and when the crowd gets loud, you can literally go deaf. They sell earplugs to people who don't want to risk it.

Now convinced that this is a sock.

yes.  or someone who has never been to a real college football game
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on July 19, 2013, 10:52:30 AM
The Kibbie Dome was actually an outdoor stadium for a few years before they covered it.  The more interesting (I think) dome in Idaho is Holt Arena at Idaho State.  It was actually built before the Kibbie Dome, was originally built as a dome, and was originally called the MiniDome.  It was built in 1970 and is the 2nd oldest dome to the AstroDome.  The odd thing about it is that the field sits under the arch so that roof is at it's highest over the 50 and comes down towards the endzones.

(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/7788/julyholtturforange.jpg)

You think that's more interesting than a basketball arena whose goalposts are missing a crossbar?

Dang. I should've gone through Pocatello and gone to the Steve Holt Dome. It was just a little bit out of the way though. :frown:  pop
Quiz, hotshots: You know what I associate the orientation of Steve Holt Domeski with? Two CBB arenas. One historic (and cinematically historic, too) and one in the SEC. Can anyone name the two I'm thinking of?

I'm going to guess the gym from Hoosiers and Ole Miss (probably wrong on both).

Anyway, you inspired me to do some wikiresearch on Holt Arena, and I learned some interesting factoids.

"The indoor arena was conceived by ISU athletic director Milton W. "Dubby" Holt in 1966. ISU students voted to appropriate not more than $2.8 million to the project two years later.[2] Originally named the ASISU MiniDome, it replaced the outdoor "Spud Bowl"

They've really been pimpin' potatoes for a long time, I see.  Also, lol at "not more than $2.8 mil."  That's $16.6 million in 2013 dollars.  There are lessons to be learned here.  Anywhere, here's this gem:

"Following the success of the MiniDome, several other colleges built enclosed stadiums, including the Kibbie Dome at the University of Idaho in Moscow"

And in regards to the caller's question from earlier: "Holt Arena is one of two enclosed stadiums currently in use in the Big Sky Conference; the Walkup Skydome at Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, opened in 1977, is the other."

The Walkup Skydome is the home of the NAU Lumberjacks basketball and football programs.  They switched from Astroturf to "Dallas Cowboy Style" Field Turf around 2002 - a move which they are very proud of.   It was mentioned in their wiki article, and I've found several fragments of P.R. floating around the internet about it.  #BigTime.  Here's a few pics from Google, I hope SB is ok with the fact that I didn't snap them myself.

(http://cdn87.psbin.com/img/mw=500/mh=259/cr=n/d=kml87/bpxcgi67avu24scc.jpg)

(http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/wp-content/gallery/northern-arizona-lumberjacks-j-lawrence-walkup-skydome/walkup-skydome-3.jpg)

(http://image1.stadiumjourney.com/images/stadiums/1407_Skydome_1)

(http://www.worldstadiums.com/stadium_pictures/north_america/united_states/arizona/flagstaff_walkup_skydome.jpg)

(http://www.nebraskaweatherphotos.org/Dsc_9106d80sm4.jpg)

(http://m4.i.pbase.com/g4/15/9615/2/64992054.CULWGOEr.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 19, 2013, 10:57:19 AM
They have a Johnny Kaw too.  :horrorsurprise:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: cas4ksu on July 19, 2013, 11:39:43 AM
I agree with the idea for a 2-1 with Wyoming.

I've always wanted to visit Wyoming.
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 19, 2013, 11:44:49 PM
Gawd. Does the Lumberjack west side castle just completely obliterate the 20 rows behind it or what?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Headinjun on July 20, 2013, 12:49:19 AM
I think these domes and mini stadiums away from the big lights of college FB have sort of a charm to them.

These schools are scraping by and doing what they can so they can field a squad in Americas favorite sport (eat it baseball).

It's cool and I would gladly catch a game in an Idaho college dome..

Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Norma Stitz on July 20, 2013, 07:11:33 AM
(http://www.fargomoorhead.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/NDSU-Football-at-Dome.jpg)

It is rumored that one punt (in practice) grazed the ceiling of the Fargodome.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Bqqkie Pimp on July 20, 2013, 07:59:05 AM
(http://www.fargomoorhead.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/NDSU-Football-at-Dome.jpg)

It is rumored that one punt (in practice) grazed the ceiling of the Fargodome.


Why are there no HD graphics on the "videoboards"?

 :cry:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: CyberToothCat on July 20, 2013, 08:19:34 AM
(http://www.fargomoorhead.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/NDSU-Football-at-Dome.jpg)

It is rumored that one punt (in practice) grazed the ceiling of the Fargodome.


Why are there no HD graphics on the "videoboards"?

 :cry:


Shhhh!  We don't have HD videoboards either.  If you're gonna make fun of someone for not having something, you should probably make sure you have it yourself first...
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: CyberToothCat on July 20, 2013, 08:22:23 AM
IDAHO WILDVANDALS.

This one makes me sad.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050276_zps2bad7f4c.jpg)


What's the point of the Allstate net between the uprights? 

Oh noes!  The ball might go in the stands!  Wait...
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 20, 2013, 08:27:54 AM
Vandals stole their crossbar. :frown:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Winters on July 20, 2013, 11:13:49 AM
(http://www.fargomoorhead.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/NDSU-Football-at-Dome.jpg)

It is rumored that one punt (in practice) grazed the ceiling of the Fargodome.
is that the expocentre? yuck
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 20, 2013, 11:23:51 AM
No that's what I meant: we can all use google (on our own) so no reason to post that crap in here. Plus, Goog Photes are usually pictures showing stadiums in their best, most professional light. With Google images you aren't going to get the weird light-up ram at Moby Arena ("...beeelh") or the guy asleep in the bleachers.

been thinking a lot about him. what was his deal anyway?
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 20, 2013, 12:14:08 PM
I think he was on shrooms at basketball camp.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 20, 2013, 12:18:18 PM
I think he was on shrooms at basketball camp.

Classic.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 20, 2013, 12:27:01 PM
Oh also this is what I was talking about earlier with my hoop arena quiz question. The two that remind me of the Holt Dome in Pocatello are Butler's Hinkle Fieldhouse and Alabama's Coleman Coliseum. They're not exactly the same as ISU's dome but the orientation of the court in relation to the ceiling is rotated 90 degrees from where you would logically expect it to be. It plays tricks on my mind. :eek:


(Because he's myyyy) Butler:
(http://www.butlersports.com/information/facilities/Hinkle-ISU-hinkletext.JPG?max_height=257&max_width=410)


Alabama (Mayowinnaahhh):
(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQrM7oxlAa-T0Zw6OFStIZLDJ6RKtm81R5PC7w_jUS_WWpbWR4qa2kgkw)
(http://media.al.com/bamabeat/photo/coleman-picjpg-85ea72c179932003_large.jpg)
(http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/62167506.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 20, 2013, 01:35:29 PM
Wazzu Wougs

Since I was in Moscow, ID. and Pullman is only 8 miles away over the border I thought I would swing over and cross off my ninth Pac-12 stadium (#humblebrag #viral #palouse). Check out this article from the Battle of the Palouse wikipedia:

Quote
As two schools are less than eight miles apart, there was once a tradition called The Loser’s Walk, where students of the losing school would walk from the winner's campus back to their own. In 1954, the walk made national news when about 2,000 students from Washington State College made the trek west from Moscow to Pullman after the Cougars lost to Idaho for the first time in 29 years.[4][5][6]

I had heard bad things about Pullman, that it was desolate and too small, nothing to do, wouldn't exist without WSU, etc. Not really true from what I saw. Seemed kinda sweet. Nice small college town and as far as a game at Martin Stadium? Would go. Basketball arena seems kinda sterile, though. At least it's named after Michael Beasley.

Hey, how'd this rascal get up there??
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050285_zps67aabc0d.jpg)


Beasley Arena was fairly Bramlage'y in my opinion. Similar size, octagonal, smallish concourses. It seems way more sterile than the fOOD, though.


Those concourses...woof
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050287_zpsb8d051c5.jpg)


We have Garth Brooks and Bill Cosby in a HELLO FRIEND shirt, they have a ginor drawing by Gary Larson (WSU alum).
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050288_zpsb12de8b8.jpg)



Holler back for a dope scoreboard.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050291_zps67f8d53f.jpg)


D'oh. This was taken from the arena's end zone fun zone way in the top rows. One side has this huge black cloth thingy that they dangle from the ceiling, presumably to cover up all the pipes and catwalks and whatnot. I guess they think it looks better this way. But people up there get no scoreboard. :frown:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050293_zpsc689a353.jpg)



Their tunnel. Doesn't even have a Briggs logo on a giant tarp, SMH.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050290_zps70c228db.jpg)



Top row, midcourt.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050299_zpsefb3e23b.jpg)



Batcougs play here. It's a little meager. They have fieldturf "dirt" too, so if they ever host a regional (yeah right, way too small, NCAA should never allow that), pig aggy fans can get their panties in a bundle over it.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050300_zps990ba7ca.jpg)



I remember that there were a bunch of people way back when talking about WSU's renovations in the BSFS thread. Here are some pictures that show how far along they were when I visited about 3 or 4 weeks ago. Looks like they'll be playing their first few games at Arrowhead. :frown:

But guys....guys.......THEY HAVE A CRANE! And it's in Washington, just like on the show! We'll name this one Martin Crane, after Niles and Frasier's dad. It's smaller time than our two and it doesn't do very much (kinda like the retired and kinda paralyzed Martin on the show), and it's at Martin Stadium. :cool:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050304_zps07f9f5fb.jpg)



Definitely needs more limestone.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050305_zpsce00c9f7.jpg)





View from their concourse above the end zone stands. Press box looked pretty elite, if a little bit plain by comparison to our castle. Classy, though. Wat do u guyz think? Other than obstructing the views of a bunch of seats I think it's pretty great. Nice work, Cougz.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050306_zps40326011.jpg)



Martin! Their practice fields are in the background (you can tell by the lights).
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050310_zpsf4d6d619.jpg)



The placement of this lightpole makes me sad and is very CICO'y.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050309_zps9ae168f6.jpg)



If they would just get some normal goalposts then they could probably be proud of this house they built.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050308_zps632fcafc.jpg)


Teeny but cozy. Kinda cute.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050312_zps6393f96a.jpg)



KU: THIS is how you do curvature behind an end zone. Notice how they are not 17 miles away from the field.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050313_zps9e0cbe3b.jpg)



Construction cats/construction cougs! Tell me what's going on here.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050317_zps2e616274.jpg)



Guy dangling from wall (black part). Hey guy, hold on tight!
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050318_zps5aa23846.jpg)



(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050319_zpsa64c11d1.jpg)



WSU WSC from the student section side of the field. Really solid work by the cougarcats.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050321_zps08043984.jpg)


OUCH!
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050325_zps6266ec16.jpg)


They have a Call Hall. It has huckleberry ice cream.  :lick:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050326_zpseb507af3.jpg)



The Palouse is awesome.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050327_zpsf8ba2bd6.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 20, 2013, 01:36:34 PM
HEY CHECK THIS OUT:


IDAHO HAS THE CHAIRS...

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050274_zpsdbd0dff8.jpg)

AND WAZZU HAS THE TABLES!

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050286_zpsb6dadfc3.jpg)


 :D :D :D
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 20, 2013, 02:18:06 PM
HEY CHECK THIS OUT:


IDAHO HAS THE CHAIRS...

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050274_zpsdbd0dff8.jpg)

AND WAZZU HAS THE TABLES!

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050286_zpsb6dadfc3.jpg)


 :D :D :D

you thinkin' what I'm thinkin' skin ben?
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 20, 2013, 02:27:37 PM
:dunno:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on July 20, 2013, 04:16:27 PM
So it turns out I didn't take nearly enough photos during my radio tour of the Southland Conference :dubious: I'll find what I can though.

Here's Texas State's stadium in 2009. The press box was new at the time, the old one was that tiny thing in the middle/bottom there.

(http://i.imgur.com/5ln3lYB.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/h83T1ET.jpg)

Whole thing's been massively revamped since then. Track's gone (lolsquawks) and the whole north side has been bowled in. Here's what it looked like before Tech massacred us:

(http://www.jhjackson.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/IMG_9623.jpg)

Jumbotrons are on the other side of the stadium near the end zone complex (none on the new north side complex :frown:)

(https://p.twimg.com/A1ozZaUCEAAsfkc.png:large)

Here's an overhead of what it looked like just before the 2012 season started. The inability to make the stands match up from the north side expansion and the old stands is pretty TXSTATE0

(http://smdrcatscradle.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/bobcat-stadium-updated.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on July 20, 2013, 04:22:53 PM
So UTSA plays basketball in a high school gym. It's great.

(http://i.imgur.com/Z3lKnCu.jpg)

MiR alert:

(http://i.imgur.com/oVcIaXW.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Cpjutxy.jpg)

I was hoping their fans walked around doing the chicken dance like some sort of intimidating gator chomp/tiger bait sort of thing, but instead they just sat there going "score a touchdown!" or whatever. Was pretty disappoint.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on July 20, 2013, 04:27:12 PM
Actually, I did call a college basketball game in a high school gym once. McNeese State has two basketball arenas they can use, one on campus and one in downtown Lake Charles. That said, the men were using the on campus arena and downtown was hosting an alligator rodeo or whatever it is those barbarians do over in ski-be land.

So they played the game in the Jennings High School arena :sdeek:. The McNeese radio announcer and I sat next to each other at one tiny plastic table. You could hear both broadcasts at the same time on the radio :lol:

(http://i.imgur.com/pcC8hVS.jpg)

The lighting in there would've made ski-be cough up a kidney.

(http://i.imgur.com/AYuGETV.jpg)

3D bulldog mascot :love:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on July 20, 2013, 04:47:08 PM
These aren't mine but they're an accurate enough picture of what I saw in Conway when I visited the University of Central Arkansas, home of everyone's favorite SugarBearPigRazorcats!

So they just moved up from D2 a few years ago so their arena is super tiny. Like, they make UTSA's place look big.

(http://www.myfountainonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/farris.jpg)

(http://image1.stadiumjourney.com/images/stadiums/769_Seats_Inside_Farris_Center.jpg)

Here's a random ass picture of their concourse/concessions:

(http://image2.stadiumjourney.com/images/stadiums/769_Concession_Stand_at_Farris_Center.jpg)

Exterior's pretty meh.

(http://image2.stadiumjourney.com/images/stadiums/769_Farris_Center_Exterior.jpg)

There's a big stuffed bear in a glass case out in the lobby but I can't find a picture of it to save my life :angry:. Lots of Scottie Pippen stuff there as he's the only notable alum out of the school (which is still pretty cool though)

(http://ucasports.com/images/2012/2/7/large_Farris_Floor_Spr_2012_II.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on July 20, 2013, 04:56:41 PM
Here's Texas State's basketball/volleyball arena. The first thing that'll probably stick out to you about the arena is the GIANT rough ridin' WALL :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare:

(http://www.txstate.edu/commencement/guest-information/maps-directions/strahan/contentParagraph/01/image/P07-005-024.JPG)

They did put up a jumbotron on the wall like 5ish years ago.

(http://image2.stadiumjourney.com/images/stadiums/582_Dividing_Wall_Behind_Basket_at_Strahan_Coliseum.jpg)

Thankfully we just got a new court and they updated the lighting to make it less dungeon-esque.

(http://www.txstatebobcats.com/images/2013/7/11/rp_primary_Strahan_Floor_1.jpg)

Exterior's pretty :dubious:

(http://www.txstate.edu/virtual-campus-tour/tour-stops/strahan/contentParagraph/0/content_files/file0/strahan.jpg)

The seat setup was a very :sdeek: clash of maroon and gold for a while. They're changing all the seats to gold this fall. I'll get pics next time I'm there.

(http://www.stadiumsusa.com/images/thumbs/7af53d1beee1a95336b0d897c32fab1ad3647f7a.jpg-590x1000.png)

The concourses are pretty garbage-y and they're thinking about renovating them. I'll try and get some more up close and personal pics during basketquatz season.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on July 20, 2013, 05:32:05 PM
McNeese has a pretty cool little stadium called "The Hole" that's dug into the ground and is honestly pretty good for 1-aa/FCS and very nice for broke-ass 1-aa Louisiana schools. They've been a power in that division for a while now since they basically get all of the 5-star LSU dropouts and arguably have just as much fan support in SW Louisiana as ULL. I got a chance to go there and watch Texas State upset them when they were #5 in FCS, but of course my dumb ass was too busy getting sideline reports to think about getting pics :facepalm:

(http://www.stadiumsusa.com/images/thumbs/2c01824a2f2f96feadc10f0eaaf77961fed655f5.jpg-590x1000.png)

Their facility as a whole is pretty nice, but the end zone complex was LOLbad. Like, it nearly got condemned a few years ago bad. They just completely overhauled it I think like a year or two ago (ski-be, confirm?). This is what it was supposed to look like:

(http://www.herkesicindemokrasi.com/images/content_05.jpg)

One fairly LOL thing about McNeese is the random little thing of bleachers in the end zone for the band away from everyone else.

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/cajunradio.com/files/2011/10/McNeese-Stadium.jpg)

They just put in some new turf a couple of years ago which is pretty nice.

(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/cajunradio.com/files/2011/07/McNeese-Football-Stadium.jpg)

McNeese's press box is very nice although very kinda Iowa/Notre Dameish in that it's just tiny (although not bad for 1-aa) and shoots up towards the sky. They'll give you the best goddamn pork chop and gumbo you can think of up in the catered section. Couldn't find any interior pics. When I was there I got in an elevator with a bunch of donors who kept asking what the LSU score was :sdeek:.

(http://www.geauxcowboys.com/images/pressbox.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on July 20, 2013, 05:53:16 PM
Nicholls State is all sorts of poor. They basically put their entire university together with a bucket, some duck tape, and a hammer. Their athletic department runs on even less. They've had multiple games cancelled because of hurricanes knocking out their light poles and flooding their field. It's right on the bayou, so everything floods at levels that Havs can only dream of. Their stadiums are all terrible, and when you go on their official athletic page and click the "athletic facilities" link, it sends you to a photo album with...no pics of their stadiums/arenas.

I mean, look at this crap.

(http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/wp-content/gallery/nicholls-state-colonels-john-l-guidry-stadium/Nicholls-3.jpg)

(http://img.groundspeak.com/waymarking/display/e9f8d891-bc41-4714-b960-1a972c11cfcc.jpg)

I mean they've upgraded a little, but still.

(http://www.stadiumsusa.com/images/thumbs/1a53a19f40b41c9c7a9d3efbf51bd5a5d99f6e4d.jpg-590x1000.png)

Mismatched turf, sooooooo N-N-State0

(http://w1.campusexplorer.com/media/560x420/Nicholls-State-University-4447AFEF.jpg)

Press box has this slanty thing going on.

(http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/wp-content/gallery/nicholls-state-colonels-john-l-guidry-stadium/Nicholls-2.jpg)

They finally got new turf because the grass surface kept getting torn up and flooded. Guess who paid for this?

(http://www.eurotechsoccer.com/imgs/ResCamps/camplocationla/3742451653_a992cb106e[1].jpg)

The Manning family. Yup, the same Manning family who runs the passing camp at Nicholls State that Johnny Racist didn't show up for. That said, the turf is still pretty lol compared to McNeese's or even Northwestern State's.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 20, 2013, 05:55:51 PM
:excited:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on July 20, 2013, 06:20:45 PM
:excited:

I'll do Southeastern Louisiana and Northwestern State 2maro
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on July 20, 2013, 06:41:30 PM
Know a guy that played baseball at Nichols state.  Now that I've seen the campus, I bet he fit in really well.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: TheHamburglar on July 20, 2013, 06:47:45 PM

(http://www.eurotechsoccer.com/imgs/ResCamps/camplocationla/3742451653_a992cb106e[1].jpg)



You know what the sign of a small, pud school is?  Greek letters in the end zone for homecoming.  Nothing against greeks, but only small, pud colleges put their stuff in the end zone for homecoming like HSs do with class floats. 
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 20, 2013, 08:04:43 PM
That's a good call. Southern does that crap for sure, also like Delta State. La-La is JUST sorta phasing it out, I think.

So you guys don't like my WSU pix? :sadpeek: :validation:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: TheHamburglar on July 20, 2013, 09:55:16 PM
TULSA GOLDEN HURRICATS.

I was drove by TU tonight and took some pictures with phone.  Tulsa's stadium holds around 30,000.  Being the smallest D-1 school makes them short on alums, but they aren't short on money.  It's probably the nicest 30k stadium around.  Notice all the nice, foot traffic nightmare making, landscaping.   

Here's what you see when you walk up to the stadium:
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/ksuhamburglar/IMG_0439_zps39e50b00.jpg)


Here is the back side of their press box and concourse area.  There used to be an upper deck here that made the stadium seat 40k, but they only came close to filling it once a year for the Union/Jenks HS game.  They built it ~5 years ago and I guess its super nice on the inside.  There is a green area to the right of this where they always have 4-5 bouncy castles and big blow up slides for kids to play on.  During games there are about 6 concession trailers from restaurants that sell BBQ, Mexican, Funnel Cakes, ect.
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/ksuhamburglar/IMG_0438_zps906a20b1.jpg)


Here is another shot off concourse from the other side.  Those are student apartments on the right.  About every other
[1st floor apartment space isn't an apartment, but concession stands, fan shops, ect.
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/ksuhamburglar/IMG_0450_zpsd41163fd.jpg)


They left a gate open, so I was able to get onto the field.  Here is a shot of the the home side and the pressbox.
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/ksuhamburglar/IMG_0448_zps2cd66566.jpg)


Here is a shot of their south end zone video board.  They sell a lot of family packs to this area and all the seating is non-assigned.  Just to the right of this is the playground area.  Being the smallest D-1 school with a small alumni base and expensive tuition, they have to do all they can to get local families to come out.  Notice all the crape myrtles on either side.
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/ksuhamburglar/IMG_0447_zps1126292b.jpg)


Next is a shot of their field and east side.  Notice the seats in the middle section look different.  They have some chair-back seating on the other side as well. 
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/ksuhamburglar/IMG_0444_zpsda832675.jpg) 


Finally, here is the north end zone and football offices facility.  This picture is taken from the front of the student section on the west side.  Sorry about the sun behind it.  I took another from the other side to replace this picture, but it didn't come out right.
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/ksuhamburglar/IMG_0443_zpsab088527.jpg)



 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: BobBarker on July 20, 2013, 10:26:45 PM
(http://www.fargomoorhead.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/NDSU-Football-at-Dome.jpg)

Guys, We have to admit this is very Elite-y.

We all know LHCBS will have someone off-ed if they even see a practice on accident. The NDSU coach must be a real stud (could be a gimmick tho).
We can't even watch a practice that happens outside. Their stud coach must let everyone watch practice.
We don't even have team benches in our practice facility. It looks like they have more seats in their practice facility than they probably have in their stadium (NOT CONFIRMED, but lots of seats in that practice facility).

Is this a thing that the poors do in order to make more money? Is it free to get in? Do they sell beer?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: bones129 on July 20, 2013, 10:44:25 PM
TULSA GOLDEN HURRICATS.

I was drove by TU tonight and took some pictures with phone.  Tulsa's stadium holds around 30,000.  Being the smallest D-1 school makes them short on alums, but they aren't short on money.  It's probably the nicest 30k stadium around.  Notice all the nice, foot traffic nightmare making, landscaping.   

Here's what you see when you walk up to the stadium:
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/ksuhamburglar/IMG_0439_zps39e50b00.jpg)


Here is the back side of their press box and concourse area.  There used to be an upper deck here that made the stadium seat 40k, but they only came close to filling it once a year for the Union/Jenks HS game.  They built it ~5 years ago and I guess its super nice on the inside.  There is a green area to the right of this where they always have 4-5 bouncy castles and big blow up slides for kids to play on.  During games there are about 6 concession trailers from restaurants that sell BBQ, Mexican, Funnel Cakes, ect.
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/ksuhamburglar/IMG_0438_zps906a20b1.jpg)


Here is another shot off concourse from the other side.  Those are student apartments on the right.  About every other
[1st floor apartment space isn't an apartment, but concession stands, fan shops, ect.
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/ksuhamburglar/IMG_0450_zpsd41163fd.jpg)


They left a gate open, so I was able to get onto the field.  Here is a shot of the the home side and the pressbox.
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/ksuhamburglar/IMG_0448_zps2cd66566.jpg)


Here is a shot of their south end zone video board.  They sell a lot of family packs to this area and all the seating is non-assigned.  Just to the right of this is the playground area.  Being the smallest D-1 school with a small alumni base and expensive tuition, they have to do all they can to get local families to come out.  Notice all the crape myrtles on either side.
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/ksuhamburglar/IMG_0447_zps1126292b.jpg)


Next is a shot of their field and east side.  Notice the seats in the middle section look different.  They have some chair-back seating on the other side as well. 
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/ksuhamburglar/IMG_0444_zpsda832675.jpg) 


Finally, here is the north end zone and football offices facility.  This picture is taken from the front of the student section on the west side.  Sorry about the sun behind it.  I took another from the other side to replace this picture, but it didn't come out right.
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/ksuhamburglar/IMG_0443_zpsab088527.jpg)

The trees look great.
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 20, 2013, 11:23:11 PM
Look at TheHamburgalar doing The Lord's WORK!!!!  :drool:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: TBL on July 21, 2013, 12:05:56 AM
Fat Tim Riggins
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050040_zpse2f5f089.jpg)


Actually, pretty stud RB. 5'11" / 213 lbs.

(http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/bozemandailychronicle.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/4/31/431c57b8-ec9d-11e1-9a62-0019bb2963f4/503549ddf36f7.preview-300.jpg)

Sports a pretty cheesy 'stache, though

(http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc328/Blueintheface_photos/CodyKirk.jpg)





Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: TheHamburglar on July 21, 2013, 12:40:50 AM
UTSA has to have the biggest size difference between their FB and BB facilities in all of colleges sports.
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 21, 2013, 01:43:10 AM
UTSA has to have the biggest size difference between their FB and BB facilities in all of colleges sports.


Oooh. That could be a fantastic trivia question actually. You might be right. But it's not exactly like they built the Alamo Dome specifically for their school.
 Any other contenders for this weird prize?
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 21, 2013, 01:45:04 AM
Fat Tim Riggins
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050040_zpse2f5f089.jpg)


Actually, pretty stud RB. 5'11" / 213 lbs.

(http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/bozemandailychronicle.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/4/31/431c57b8-ec9d-11e1-9a62-0019bb2963f4/503549ddf36f7.preview-300.jpg)

Sports a pretty cheesy 'stache, though

(http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc328/Blueintheface_photos/CodyKirk.jpg)

TBL. How do you know so much about this guy? Do you live in Bozeman and did we randomly meet about a month ago?
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Tobias on July 21, 2013, 01:49:34 AM
hamburglar is good at this thread :thumbs:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: timhawk on July 21, 2013, 06:49:19 AM
Fat Tim Riggins
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050040_zpse2f5f089.jpg)


Actually, pretty stud RB. 5'11" / 213 lbs.

(http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/bozemandailychronicle.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/4/31/431c57b8-ec9d-11e1-9a62-0019bb2963f4/503549ddf36f7.preview-300.jpg)

Sports a pretty cheesy 'stache, though

(http://i524.photobucket.com/albums/cc328/Blueintheface_photos/CodyKirk.jpg)

TBL. How do you know so much about this guy? Do you live in Bozeman and did we randomly meet about a month ago?

looks like 3 more national titles than Kstate has....
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: wabash909 on July 21, 2013, 07:54:52 AM
TULSA GOLDEN HURRICATS.

They left a gate open, so I was able to get onto the field.  Here is a shot of the the home side and the pressbox.
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/ksuhamburglar/IMG_0448_zps2cd66566.jpg)


Just look at that beautiful limestone wall.    :love: :love:  :love:  :love: :love:

I can't wait for someday when we have one just like Tulsa.



Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 21, 2013, 09:07:40 AM
Would take that wall. Would not take that cell phone tower. :eek:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Stevesie60 on July 21, 2013, 11:10:21 AM
UTSA has to have the biggest size difference between their FB and BB facilities in all of colleges sports.


Oooh. That could be a fantastic trivia question actually. You might be right. But it's not exactly like they built the Alamo Dome specifically for their school.
 Any other contenders for this weird prize?

Unless it's based on percentage it's going to be Michigan or Ohio State.
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 21, 2013, 11:30:13 AM
True. I think percentages might be more interesting.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: GoodForAnother on July 21, 2013, 11:34:42 AM
Would take that wall. Would not take that cell phone tower. :eek:

a cell phone tower in bsfs would be glorious.  I'm quite jealous.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 21, 2013, 11:41:07 AM
Would take that wall. Would not take that cell phone tower. :eek:

a cell phone tower in bsfs would be glorious.  I'm quite jealous.

Only if they disguise it as a limestone wall.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Big Sam on July 21, 2013, 11:58:07 AM
Would take that wall. Would not take that cell phone tower. :eek:

a cell phone tower in bsfs would be glorious.  I'm quite jealous.

Only if they disguise it as a limestone wall.

How about cellphone towers disguised as trees?  Yeah, dangerous as hell, but great reception.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: TheHamburglar on July 21, 2013, 12:05:00 PM
Would take that wall. Would not take that cell phone tower. :eek:

a cell phone tower in bsfs would be glorious.  I'm quite jealous.

Only if they disguise it as a limestone wall.

How about cellphone towers disguised as trees?  Yeah, dangerous as hell, but great reception.

No trees anywhere except that one, huge, out of place sequoia towering above Vanier from the north side of Kimball. 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: TheHamburglar on July 21, 2013, 12:07:46 PM
UTSA has to have the biggest size difference between their FB and BB facilities in all of colleges sports.


Oooh. That could be a fantastic trivia question actually. You might be right. But it's not exactly like they built the Alamo Dome specifically for their school.
 Any other contenders for this weird prize?

Unless it's based on percentage it's going to be Michigan or Ohio State.

The percentage was the spirit of what I was thinking.  Later last night I thought about this and realized I didn't specify.  Then again I was well into a :drink: solo binge when I started posting last night, thus the poor writing quality of the Tulsa Golden Hurricats post.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 21, 2013, 12:13:22 PM
b-state broncs blorange university



Very, very odd stadium all around. You won't find another one like it anywhere, and not just bcuz of the blue turf. Very top-heavy. Very patchwork. Very odd. But kinda cool in a weird way.


Weird angle for lights! Tall lights! :eek:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050339_zps7deb4a7c.jpg)



I think they must be putting in a new Vanier? Steamrollers and whatnot. Vroom! Also T's and P's on that really really pud jumbotron.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050341_zpsd62021cf.jpg)



Pretty big WSC. Looks a lot like the press box at WSU, imo. The field side, at least. The back of the BSU press box looks suuuuuuper weird, though. You'll see its asymmetrical ass later on.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050342_zpsdfb2b464.jpg)




How do you guys feel about the lights?  Kinda weird how the "training table" end of their press box just hangs out super far and has all these really trashy-looking supports underneath it. Notice also how the upper deck A) is bigger than the rows underneath it, and B) rises at a different angle. The entire Boise State stadium rises at bizarre angles sometimes.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050345_zpse524a595.jpg)



Fitz and the Lemon Parties would have a field day with this university.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050346_zps60acf54a.jpg)



That setting is nice but it's no Flint Hills.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050350a_zpsddf6143f.jpg)



I think these end zone bleachers are new?
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050350b_zps51a4b9b2.jpg)



Just such an unusual place. Sweet view, though.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050350c_zps0d3815e3.jpg)



Steueueueueckle.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050350d_zps53454fef.jpg)



Look how :sdeek: the back side looks. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that, like the rest of this stadium, the WSC is super off-balance.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050363_zps029fa173.jpg)


Really weird, disjointed B-State0 add-on wedge of bleachers in what would be the horseshoe part. Kinda looks like crap.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050344_zpsac7fa0af.jpg)



Concourse mural! :D
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050350_zps6ac351be.jpg)








I think they're trying to maybe make fun of the Kibbie Dome with their practice field.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050343_zpsb76b63f4.jpg)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050353_zpsc1b46bfa.jpg)







Boise State ugly arena. It's too horizontal and taco "belly."
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050351_zpse4cd0c82.jpg)



Odd setup. I actually like it a lot though. Like the fooboo stades, there's not another college arena out there with this kind of setup. Also it's the site of the Tyus Edny miracle. And is named after SB's favorite restaurant.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050355_zpsa3ff58c8.jpg)



Weird sideways practice courts underneath the real court.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050356_zps84a25659.jpg)



Guys their concourses were seriously out of a bygone era. Sorry for the dark photos, I was definitely sneaking around (trespassing) and there weren't really lights on in the arena. But JFC, look at that paint scheme. Makes me feel lucky that Asbury only added teal for a while. :sdeek:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050357_zps280e7016.jpg)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050362_zpsd4fc2b16.jpg)




This is from the top of the third deck. Bottom deck was very large and each of the two decks piled on top of them have about 8 or 10 rows.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050358_zpsdd7747f9.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 21, 2013, 12:22:31 PM
you thinkin' what I'm thinkin' skin ben?



(http://www.thedigichick.com/forums/images/smilies/impatient.gif)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: TheHamburglar on July 21, 2013, 12:46:00 PM
SB, good work on the BSU stuff.  I agree that it looks very odd, but considering they built the original stadium just 5 years after they stopped being a Juco, I think it's pretty cool.  I also like their b-ball arena and the concourse signage/design is the icing on the cake.  Most places have repainted their 1970s hospital parking garage stairway designs, but I like that they've kept theirs.  The only thing that would have made it better is if they named their levels after pieces of fruit.   
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 21, 2013, 12:46:49 PM
SB, good work on the BSU stuff.  I agree that it looks very odd, but considering they built the original stadium just 5 years after they stopped being a Juco, I think it's pretty cool.  I also like their b-ball arena and the concourse signage/design is the icing on the cake.  Most places have repainted their 1970s hospital parking garage stairway designs, but I like that they've kept theirs.  The only thing that would have made it better is if they named their levels after pieces of fruit taco bell menu items.


FYP, bro
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Frankenklein on July 21, 2013, 12:51:31 PM
(http://www.fargomoorhead.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/NDSU-Football-at-Dome.jpg)

Guys, We have to admit this is very Elite-y.

We all know LHCBS will have someone off-ed if they even see a practice on accident. The NDSU coach must be a real stud (could be a gimmick tho).
We can't even watch a practice that happens outside. Their stud coach must let everyone watch practice.
We don't even have team benches in our practice facility. It looks like they have more seats in their practice facility than they probably have in their stadium (NOT CONFIRMED, but lots of seats in that practice facility).

Is this a thing that the poors do in order to make more money? Is it free to get in? Do they sell beer?
That's not a practice facility,it's their domed stadium,with a game going on  :facepalm: Don't know about the beer
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 21, 2013, 01:00:38 PM
Well I don't know what happened to Frankenklein but I would love it if he would start being funny again in his posts  :don'tcare:


Guys. Look at this picture of BSU's stadium in the 1970s. Kinda impressive how they've upsized, even if it has been patchwork.
And...green field! :eek:
http://digital.boisestate.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/archives/id/286
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Post by: CyberToothCat on July 21, 2013, 01:38:53 PM
It seems pretty clear to me that there were zero women involved in designing the stadium and all of its add-ons.  Just some rancher dudes that had probably been drinking.

George: Fred, we need to add a couple thousand more seats to our stadium, but I'm not sure where they should go.
Fred: Well, we've got some random open space at that end of the field.  What about there?
George: You mean like this?

*shoves random grandstands stolen from area high schools into the open area*
*kicks a couple times to make it fit*

Fred: Perfect!

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050350b_zps51a4b9b2.jpg)



If all you saw was the interior stadium view, this pressbox looks legit.  It's all steel and glass, which isn't necessarily my cup of tea, but the lines are clean and it looks fine.  Then you see the outside view.  Seriously.  WTF were they thinking?

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050350d_zps53454fef.jpg)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050363_zps029fa173.jpg)


As for the lights: on the pressbox side, they look fine.  They look like they would illuminate the field, so, you know, good job on that.  On the other side, I don't really know what's going on.  It's not just that they are randomly tall sticking above the stands, but they're not evenly spaced.  There are a couple near midfield that are bunched closed together, and then a couple more that are spread way out near the ends.  It's like someone's ruler was broken when they were deciding where to put the lights.  Actually, it looks like something a farmer would come up with.  It's functional, but it's not pretty to look at.
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 21, 2013, 02:25:37 PM
Everything you just wrote seems incredibly correct.
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Post by: Frankenklein on July 21, 2013, 02:58:17 PM
Well I don't know what happened to Frankenklein but I would love it if he would start being funny again in his posts  :don'tcare:


Guys. Look at this picture of BSU's stadium in the 1970s. Kinda impressive how they've upsized, even if it has been patchwork.
And...green field! :eek:
http://digital.boisestate.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/archives/id/286
Sorry,the DGale thing left me jaded
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Post by: CyberToothCat on July 21, 2013, 05:25:03 PM
Everything about that new pressbox facility looks nice... except for whatever is going on at the left side of the picture.  It's all enclosed with glass and looks sharp, until you get to the random open-air area up there.  And what is with the big, blocky tower at that end?  On the whole, much nicer than what I was expecting from a god-forsaken hellhole like Pullman WA.  I am also impressed with how many lights they have in there.  That stadium is going to be visible from space when it's lit up at night!!

WSU WSC from the student section side of the field. Really solid work by the cougarcats.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050321_zps08043984.jpg)


I don't know if I'd go that far, but at least there are no trees so the area looks pretty safe.

The Palouse is awesome.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050327_zpsf8ba2bd6.jpg)
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Post by: Spracne on July 21, 2013, 08:13:16 PM
Everything about that new pressbox facility looks nice... except for whatever is going on at the left side of the picture.  It's all enclosed with glass and looks sharp, until you get to the random open-air area up there.  And what is with the big, blocky tower at that end?  On the whole, much nicer than what I was expecting from a god-forsaken hellhole like Pullman WA.  I am also impressed with how many lights they have in there.  That stadium is going to be visible from space when it's lit up at night!!

WSU WSC from the student section side of the field. Really solid work by the cougarcats.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050321_zps08043984.jpg)


I don't know if I'd go that far, but at least there are no trees so the area looks pretty safe.

The Palouse is awesome.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050327_zpsf8ba2bd6.jpg)

I realize it violates visual symmetry, but How do you know it's not some cool, open-air party deck?  They have nice weather up there, and it would be nice to feel some breeze while your sippin on some schmirnoff ices with your booster pals.  Also, the block on the left could be stairs and/or an elevator shaft.  What's your beef with the elderly and disabled, anyway?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: PowercatPat on July 21, 2013, 08:56:21 PM
Kinda OT but WVU has to have the most pud baseball stadium of any BCS conference program. Their stadium doesn't even meet Big 12 standards so they had to play most of their games in Charleston.
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Post by: cas4ksu on July 21, 2013, 10:01:24 PM
there's a cell phone tower disguised as a tree in manhattan.
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Post by: HerrSonntag on July 21, 2013, 10:25:20 PM
Hey SB, any pro-tips on getting in these stadiums?  Do you call ahead and make arrangements to walk around or do you just show up and snap some of these elite photos?
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Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 21, 2013, 11:56:48 PM
I would say of the probably 60+ D-I football venues I've been to throughout my years on this crazy blue marble, my success rate of getting in when there isn't a game going on is probably about 70%. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Summertime is a good time to do it because of football camps. I happened to luck out on my recent trip because WSU and BSU both left their stadiums wide open during the day so parents could come in and videotape their kids being shitty at pass blocking and whatnot. CSU was having basketball camp so that was a breeze.

2. Smaller-timey teams with on-campus stadiums often leave the stadiums open during the day. Lots of times it's so students and professors can run stairs or run the track (KU) or whatever.

3. Bigger-time stadiums are harder to get/see into. For one, they usually have bleachers all the way around the field and there aren't typically open end zones like at CSU or Wyoming, so that sucks. Also, they take security way more seriously at big timey places. Definitely still try. I always do.  I always walk the entire perimeter of the stadium and pull every gate or door I see. That's what I've always done and it works quite often, usually because a janitor forgot to completely close the service door or whatever.

4. During the day at least, totally disregard signs about trespassing, or about hard hats, or whatever. Stadiums where they're doing construction are totally ripe for the pickin'. The only reason I got into Alabama's stadium a few years ago is because they were doing construction on that massive end zone addition. I have learned that if you walk with a purpose and act like you belong there then you will almost never be questioned. I got into Boise State's arena because I followed a tutor for a basketball player through the academic center door. Since it was off-season, off-peak hours, it was very easy to walk through the various hallways until I found a way into the arena. Air Force's cruddy arena was open and I walked into the lockerroom area and totally helped myself to a Fresca from the athletic department fridge. :cool:

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Post by: bones129 on July 22, 2013, 12:05:22 AM
I would say of the probably 60+ D-I football venues I've been to throughout my years on this crazy blue marble, my success rate of getting in when there isn't a game going on is probably about 70%. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Summertime is a good time to do it because of football camps. I happened to luck out on my recent trip because WSU and BSU both left their stadiums wide open during the day so parents could come in and videotape their kids being shitty at pass blocking and whatnot. CSU was having basketball camp so that was a breeze.

2. Smaller-timey teams with on-campus stadiums often leave the stadiums open during the day. Lots of times it's so students and professors can run stairs or run the track (KU) or whatever.

3. Bigger-time stadiums are harder to get/see into. For one, they usually have bleachers all the way around the field and there aren't typically open end zones like at CSU or Wyoming, so that sucks. Also, they take security way more seriously at big timey places. Definitely still try. I always do.  I always walk the entire perimeter of the stadium and pull every gate or door I see. That's what I've always done and it works quite often, usually because a janitor forgot to completely close the service door or whatever.

4. During the day at least, totally disregard signs about trespassing, or about hard hats, or whatever. Stadiums where they're doing construction are totally ripe for the pickin'. The only reason I got into Alabama's stadium a few years ago is because they were doing construction on that massive end zone addition. I have learned that if you walk with a purpose and act like you belong there then you will almost never be questioned. I got into Boise State's arena because I followed a tutor for a basketball player through the academic center door. Since it was off-season, off-peak hours, it was very easy to walk through the various hallways until I found a way into the arena. Air Force's cruddy arena was open and I walked into the lockerroom area and totally helped myself to a Fresca from the athletic department fridge.

5. Always try to get into a new place.

Great guide, SB. You are a true venue sleuth.  :thumbs: :thumbs:
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Post by: DQ12 on July 22, 2013, 12:05:51 AM
i absolutely adore this thread.  very interesting and your analysis is a joy to read.

i'll try to get illinois state pictures in a few weeks. 
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Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 22, 2013, 12:15:24 AM
Kinda OT but WVU has to have the most pud baseball stadium of any BCS conference program. Their stadium doesn't even meet Big 12 standards so they had to play most of their games in Charleston.


Not OT at all, real life friend PowercatPat. :D
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Post by: Bqqkie Pimp on July 22, 2013, 12:19:23 AM
i absolutely adore this thread.  very interesting and your analysis is a joy to read.

i'll try to get illinois state pictures in a few weeks.

I suppose I could probably be troubled to go do the same for/with UNT and SMU in the next couple of weeks before it gets too difficult as well...  Might even make a day of it and see what I can come up with at TCU.

 :fatty:
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Post by: DQ12 on July 22, 2013, 12:22:10 AM
Definitely do UNT's.  Their endzone bleachers are completely bonkers.
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Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 22, 2013, 12:30:26 AM
i absolutely adore this thread.  very interesting and your analysis is a joy to read.

i'll try to get illinois state pictures in a few weeks.

I suppose I could probably be troubled to go do the same for/with UNT and SMU in the next couple of weeks before it gets too difficult as well...  Might even make a day of it and see what I can come up with at TCU.

 :fatty:

Yeah UNT would be supes cool. Would love to see a bunch of pictures of their weird new stadium. Also sneak into their huupz arena if you get the chance. TCU's, too. I didn't get a chance to go into it when I went to the football game last year.
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Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 22, 2013, 12:32:43 AM
Lol @ these pud schools
Are they schools or stools? :lol:

Dunno but two of the three bowl victories in our amazing KSU gridiron bowl history have come against CSU and Wyo so they must be pretty elite.

Also, a dude that Mrs PC96 knew in high school went to AFA and got caught cheating on purpose to get thrown out of the Air Force.

 :lynchmob:

:confused:
Wyoming, Colorado State, Syracuse, Tennessee, Arizona State
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Post by: Cannoncat on July 22, 2013, 12:41:50 AM
And here we are in the beautiful Flint Hills just laughing at these losers
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Post by: BobBarker on July 22, 2013, 06:24:11 AM
(http://www.fargomoorhead.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/NDSU-Football-at-Dome.jpg)

Guys, We have to admit this is very Elite-y.

We all know LHCBS will have someone off-ed if they even see a practice on accident. The NDSU coach must be a real stud (could be a gimmick tho).
We can't even watch a practice that happens outside. Their stud coach must let everyone watch practice.
We don't even have team benches in our practice facility. It looks like they have more seats in their practice facility than they probably have in their stadium (NOT CONFIRMED, but lots of seats in that practice facility).

Is this a thing that the poors do in order to make more money? Is it free to get in? Do they sell beer?
That's not a practice facility,it's their domed stadium,with a game going on  :facepalm: Don't know about the beer

The visible ceiling/roof looks pretty flat. Terrible Dome design, spheres are not flat. Not convinced it is a real stadium. Who doesn't have at least a jumbotron (or even a tinytron)? 1980's light boards are for 1980's minor league baseball.
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Post by: Vitojr130 on July 22, 2013, 10:17:07 AM
The visible ceiling/roof looks pretty flat. Terrible Dome design, spheres are not flat. Not convinced it is a real stadium. Who doesn't have at least a jumbotron (or even a tinytron)? 1980's light boards are for 1980's minor league baseball.

It is a stadium, but is not a dome. Also, it has a jumbotron... Actually, it has 4. Sure, they may not be quite as ambitious as the one in the Cowboys stadium, but they are jumbotrons nonetheless.
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 22, 2013, 10:33:04 AM
A member of this board spent a year at Grambling State. I wonder if he got any pictures of their facilities?
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Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 22, 2013, 12:17:10 PM
:don'tcare:



Quote
I'm gonna present this one without comment and yous guys can tell me all the crazy crap you see going on in this picture.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050270_zpsf6fb74a9.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 22, 2013, 12:23:07 PM
Confidential to centraltexascat:

1. Where are the SE Louisiana and Northwestern State pics? :don'tcare:
2. That giant rough ridin' wall behind the basket at Texas State. Woof. It's offensive. I mean WTF.
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Post by: 0.42 on July 22, 2013, 12:27:42 PM
Confidential to centraltexascat:

1. Where are the SE Louisiana and Northwestern State pics? :don'tcare:
2. That giant rough ridin' wall behind the basket at Texas State. Woof. It's offensive. I mean WTF.

1. Got sidetracked yesterday, will post tonight. Will have to use google photos but I know at least for NSU there are some good ones out there.

2. Literally everyone here complains about it. Thing is it can actually trap noise back onto the court extremely well if there's like 3000+ fans that actually show up, give a crap, etc. But it's far too much of an eyesore to really justify ever having it in the first place. I'll have to try and get the story on why they had that in the original building plans, but my guess is they didn't want the Coliseum jutting out too much towards the road behind it that's one of the main arteries through campus. Also the place holds like 7,200 and has only been full once when Michael Jordan played in a celebrity exhibition game here back in like 1998 so it's not like there's any demand to put more seats where the wall is.

One of the dreams around here amongst the few hundred basketquatz fans still paying attention is to hollow out the wall and put suites in there with glass windows. That would actually kinda be cool imo.
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Post by: Super PurpleCat on July 22, 2013, 12:39:57 PM
Those practice baskets always remind me of:

(http://i.imgur.com/YsnOsg5.jpg?1)
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Post by: davegladow on July 22, 2013, 02:09:17 PM
UTSA has to have the biggest size difference between their FB and BB facilities in all of colleges sports.


Oooh. That could be a fantastic trivia question actually. You might be right. But it's not exactly like they built the Alamo Dome specifically for their school.
 Any other contenders for this weird prize?

Tulane (for now). Fogleman very janky vs. the freakin' Superdome.

Got a bunch of photos lying about from Eyeblack Odyssey/other ... may post if I find the time.

Admire your thread/dedication SB.
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 22, 2013, 03:04:49 PM
UTSA has to have the biggest size difference between their FB and BB facilities in all of colleges sports.


Oooh. That could be a fantastic trivia question actually. You might be right. But it's not exactly like they built the Alamo Dome specifically for their school.
 Any other contenders for this weird prize?

Tulane (for now). Fogleman very janky vs. the freakin' Superdome.

Got a bunch of photos lying about from Eyeblack Odyssey/other ... may post if I find the time.

Admire your thread/dedication SB.


Harahan Chipotle 'pak? :excited:
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Post by: Frankenklein on July 22, 2013, 04:30:50 PM
The visible ceiling/roof looks pretty flat. Terrible Dome design, spheres are not flat. Not convinced it is a real stadium. Who doesn't have at least a jumbotron (or even a tinytron)? 1980's light boards are for 1980's minor league baseball.

It is a stadium, but is not a dome. Also, it has a jumbotron... Actually, it has 4. Sure, they may not be quite as ambitious as the one in the Cowboys stadium, but they are jumbotrons nonetheless.
It says FARGODOME on the field
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Post by: Spracne on July 22, 2013, 05:01:37 PM
Jumbo are the wine glasses Pinkel drinks from.  Those are cordial-glass-o-trons.
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Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 22, 2013, 05:03:13 PM
over in columbo stinkel's drinkin' jumbos. back up in this duplex, nyle wiren suplex, i'm hangin' out with norwood under bunk beds
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Vitojr130 on July 22, 2013, 06:24:21 PM
The visible ceiling/roof looks pretty flat. Terrible Dome design, spheres are not flat. Not convinced it is a real stadium. Who doesn't have at least a jumbotron (or even a tinytron)? 1980's light boards are for 1980's minor league baseball.

It is a stadium, but is not a dome. Also, it has a jumbotron... Actually, it has 4. Sure, they may not be quite as ambitious as the one in the Cowboys stadium, but they are jumbotrons nonetheless.
It says FARGODOME on the field
What's your point? Fargodome sounds much better than Fargoshed. It's still one of the better facilities for FCS football. It cracked some top 50 list of all D1 football stadiums a few years back.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 22, 2013, 06:27:10 PM
Don't care. You guys take that crap to the NDSU Overlook thread. This is a thread for friends, not arguing. gtfo.  :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Vitojr130 on July 22, 2013, 06:35:18 PM
Don't care. You guys take that crap to the NDSU Overlook thread. This is a thread for friends, not arguing. gtfo.  :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare: :don'tcare:

 :blah: :lol: :jerk:
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Post by: CyberToothCat on July 22, 2013, 07:04:11 PM
Lol @ these pud schools
Are they schools or stools? :lol:

Dunno but two of the three bowl victories in our amazing KSU gridiron bowl history have come against CSU and Wyo so they must be pretty elite.

Also, a dude that Mrs PC96 knew in high school went to AFA and got caught cheating on purpose to get thrown out of the Air Force.

 :lynchmob:

:confused:
Wyoming, Colorado State, Syracuse, Tennessee, Arizona State

You need to add Washington to this list (99 Holiday).
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 22, 2013, 08:33:14 PM
Oh gawd, you're right.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on July 22, 2013, 08:49:44 PM
So, Northwestern State. "Fork 'em, Demons" is the phrase of choice around there :love:. Located in Natchitoches--pronounced knack-a-tish...idk cajuns--out in the middle of goddamn nowhere, northwest louisiana, it's actually kind of a bucolic/quaint atmosphere unlike McNeese (the football stadium is the only nice building on campus) and Nicholls (which is basically falling into the ocean). That said, the place you go to have a good time is apparently Shreveport, so god help them.

Natchitoches is also the home of lopsided and oddly-shaped athletic buildings.

(http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/wp-content/gallery/northwestern-state-demons-harry-turpin-stadium/Harry-Turpin-Stadium-3.jpg)

They had that cheap astroturf back in the 80's or 90's whenever this was taken.

(http://www.stadiumsusa.com/images/thumbs/65af4a242cf2193f56985ac3421a50852c7eb998.jpg-590x1000.png)

Definitely can't explain the chairback color scheme on the home side.

(http://c0056906.cdn2.cloudfiles.rackspacecloud.com/690589-1.jpg)

Home side is nice enough for FCS, press box is a little small but at least they have suites.

(http://pics4.city-data.com/cpicc/cfiles72720.jpg)

Away side and jumbotron are pretty lol.

(http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/wp-content/gallery/northwestern-state-demons-harry-turpin-stadium/turpin-stadium.jpg)

They did get new turf recently, which is basically the only structure on campus that isn't slowly falling apart. Well, I take that back.

(http://www.nsula.edu/assets/Slides/columns.jpg)

Fork 'em, Tigerdemons.

Speaking of ghetto buildings falling apart, here's Prather Coliseum, aka the last place Jim Croce played and a multipurpose facility that looks like half a blimp and isn't exclusively used for basketball.



(http://news.nsula.edu/assets/Uploads/_resampled/croppedimage680382-Prather2.jpg)

Concourses are very NWSTATE0. The concessions will give you a nice garnish of asbestos on your chili dogs if you ask for it.

(http://www.securitysales.com/_Images/articles/M-ss5casestudy-3.jpg)

(http://image2.stadiumjourney.com/images/stadiums/600_Home_of_the_Northwestern_State_Demons.jpg)

Hanging flaming signs from the ceiling is the best.

Here's what it looks like inside :sdeek:

(http://news.nsula.edu/assets/Uploads/_resampled/croppedimage680382-Commencement6.jpg)

(http://news.nsula.edu/assets/Uploads/_resampled/croppedimage680382-Presidentatcommencement2.jpg)

They often have to erect some combination of temporary stands or a curtain for basketball games since the court itself only takes up like 3/4 of the floor.

(http://image1.stadiumjourney.com/images/stadiums/600_Northwestern_State_Pep_Band_Inside_Prather_Coliseum)

The scoreboard is absolutely adorbs.

(http://image1.stadiumjourney.com/images/stadiums/600_Prather_Coliseum_Scoreboard.jpg)

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Post by: Super PurpleCat on July 22, 2013, 08:58:21 PM
Pretty sure they filmed Waterboy there.
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 22, 2013, 09:00:26 PM
Awesome report. The Demoncats are a mystery to me and always have been. Purple. Demons. Knack-a-dish. The juggalo friend of mine who has two degrees from Georgetown took his gynecologist wife on a romantic getaway weekend to a bed and breakfast there. Lolwut. Apparently they got bored with the town instantaneously but there was one redeeming factor, a local soda fountain that "...had DDP on tap, which you NEVER see."

The football stadium seems like it could be a cool place to see a game. I like the visitor's side, it's super high angle-y. The color scheme on the press box side seats is super LOL, and the house that Croce built is just turrible.
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 22, 2013, 09:03:49 PM
Pretty sure they filmed Waterboy there.

Not sure if srs but it was for realsies filmed in Florida.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on July 22, 2013, 09:12:12 PM
Awesome report. The Demoncats are a mystery to me and always have been. Purple. Demons. Knack-a-dish. The juggalo friend of mine who has two degrees from Georgetown took his gynecologist wife on a romantic getaway weekend to a bed and breakfast there. Lolwut. Apparently they got bored with the town instantaneously but there was one redeeming factor, a local soda fountain that "...had DDP on tap, which you NEVER see."

The football stadium seems like it could be a cool place to see a game. I like the visitor's side, it's super high angle-y. The color scheme on the press box side seats is super LOL, and the house that Croce built is just turrible.

Yeah Prather is totally the 1960's gone wrong. Football stadium is middle to upper tier in the Southland, but their team hasn't done crap since the early 00's for some reason.

lol at #97 btw

(http://www.nsudemons.com/images/2013/7/2/Victory_Tour_2013.jpg)
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Post by: DQ12 on July 22, 2013, 09:30:13 PM
THanks for that 42.  I really liked it.
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Post by: 0.42 on July 22, 2013, 09:37:36 PM
SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA WILDLIONCATS

So SLU is in Hammond, which is on the other side of Lake Ponchartrain from N'awlins. The area around campus is basically one big strip mall, and the town's one redeeming quality is basically that it's on I-12 and I-55. You go here if you're from New Orleans and you couldn't get into Tulane, U. of New Orleans, or *gulp* LSU. That's basically about it. For some reason Texas State had this really nasty rivalry with them in just about every sport and their 10 fans were rough ridin' *merciless* on all of us, including the broadcast team. Until Central Arkansas, they were the new money in Southland Conference football and had only joined back in 2005.

Their football stadium looks exactly like you'd think a 1-aa commuter school near New Orleans would look. It's pretty tiny too: it only seats like 10,000 people.

(http://image1.stadiumjourney.com/images/stadiums/1380_Strawberry_Stadium)

(http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/wp-content/gallery/southeastern-louisiana-lions-strawberry-stadium/strawberry-1.jpg)

I have no idea what the diamond is all about.

(http://images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/100000-104999/102315/800/Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_833502.jpg)

Literally every person in Louisiana has taken a piss on these stands apparently.

Turf's not bad, away stands are very pud.

(http://southeasternureporter.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Photo061.jpg)

Scoreboard was probably ripped off from a local high school.

(http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/_b4FXJ_mCkE/maxresdefault.jpg)

I guess the one cool thing about Southeastern is that their basketball teams play inside a spaceship, the SS Hexagon of DOOM.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a1/Southeastern_University_Center_cr_sign_out.JPG/480px-Southeastern_University_Center_cr_sign_out.JPG)

This picture doesn't really do it justice, but the stands shoot up in very steep fashion. It'd be pretty imposing if it wasn't tiny (but big for the Southland...it's like 7,500 and the school's enrollment is 15,000).

(http://www.lionsports.net/images/2011/1/20/w011911_476uc.jpg)

Tarp! :D

(http://image1.stadiumjourney.com/images/stadiums/601_SE_Louisiana_University_Center_Interior)

Not sure what it is about Louisiana and terrible seatback color combinations.

(http://image2.stadiumjourney.com/images/stadiums/601_Southeastern_Louisiana_Cheerleaders.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 22, 2013, 09:43:43 PM
Let the record show that this is one of the pud teams KU beat on their way to the Orange Bowl. :lol: Yeah, great season, gang.

You are 100% correct about Hammond and about SELU. I've been to both the football and basketball facilities, too. The football field is nice but its midfield logo reminds me of something you'd see on a candy box. Space ship of doom is okay but I have no idea why it's so ambitiously huge. I mean, come on, guys.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on July 22, 2013, 09:49:41 PM
Let the record show that this is one of the pud teams KU beat on their way to the Orange Bowl. :lol: Yeah, great season, gang.

You are 100% correct about Hammond and about SELU. I've been to both the football and basketball facilities, too. The football field is nice but its midfield logo reminds me of something you'd see on a candy box. Space ship of doom is okay but I have no idea why it's so ambitiously huge. I mean, come on, guys.

Oh come on, you're better than that... :nono:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on July 22, 2013, 09:51:47 PM
You are 100% correct about Hammond and about SELU. I've been to both the football and basketball facilities, too. The football field is nice but its midfield logo reminds me of something you'd see on a candy box. Space ship of doom is okay but I have no idea why it's so ambitiously huge. I mean, come on, guys.

Yeah I wanted to find nice things to say about them but it was just kind of depressing. At McNeese you can watch good football, at Northwestern State they kind of have a good music program and it seems like there's some okay outdoorsy stuff there, and at Nicholls you can probably go get drunk out on the bayou or something and get eaten by alligators. I don't know what the eff you do at SLU besides go back to Mom and Dad's in NOLA on the weekends.

And yeah, I have no idea why their basketball arena is approximately half the size of their enrollment. SLU fans are notoriously apathetic and don't show up even when they're winning.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 22, 2013, 10:22:16 PM
You are 100% correct about Hammond and about SELU. I've been to both the football and basketball facilities, too. The football field is nice but its midfield logo reminds me of something you'd see on a candy box. Space ship of doom is okay but I have no idea why it's so ambitiously huge. I mean, come on, guys.

Yeah I wanted to find nice things to say about them but it was just kind of depressing. At McNeese you can watch good football, at Northwestern State they kind of have a good music program and it seems like there's some okay outdoorsy stuff there, and at Nicholls you can probably go get drunk out on the bayou or something and get eaten by alligators. I don't know what the eff you do at SLU besides go back to Mom and Dad's in NOLA on the weekends.

And yeah, I have no idea why their basketball arena is approximately half the size of their enrollment. SLU fans are notoriously apathetic and don't show up even when they're winning.

"Go Lions, I guess?" --everyone, on SELU
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on July 22, 2013, 10:30:17 PM
Oh, btw I'd be remiss in not showing you the tiny, tiny (~8,000) football field of the Central Arkansas Bearquatz :sdeek:

TURF! :sdeek: :sdeek: :sdeek: :sdeek: :sdeek:

(http://media.arkansasonline.com/img/photos/2011/09/01/1cstripes60pxffCLR_t598.jpg?b7052f07a6139e7088ebc43100469802b2560d37)

Home side n'stuff

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2705/5836042531_88121f11b2_z.jpg)

Got a weird stair setup between the two terraces.

(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/8833689.jpg)

Campus setting is actually nice enough. Lots of brick buildings, very SEC-ish. That said, everyone goes to Little Rock to party.

(http://assets.inarkansas.com/18026/uca-field.jpg)

Their jumbotron is actually half decent for a school its size. And yes, the Bobcats who got their asses kicked were the Texas State Bobcats :horrorsurprise:

(http://mw2.google.com/mw-panoramio/photos/medium/11669972.jpg)

We made SportsCenter for the first time due to defensive ineptitude. Cats!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Super PurpleCat on July 22, 2013, 10:47:26 PM
I imagine those tarps get a lot of use at the Spaceship Hexagon of Doom.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 22, 2013, 10:55:24 PM
RE the weird UCA stair setup:

Why would you want them to flare outward from top to bottom when you could instead bring them together and create a whole bunch of congestion instead?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 22, 2013, 11:22:59 PM
South Dakota State

(http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/pics31/800/KE/KECUIMKICCQUZPL.20101027144710.jpg)

(http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/pics18/400/EZ/EZEKUPHCQAUBQEC.20071126161316.jpg)

(http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/pics15/800/VS/VSHTGBQOOIOCXWG.20070615194541.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 22, 2013, 11:44:38 PM
Hmm. The visitor stands and end zone stands are very unusually configured. And further back than the home stands. Very weird. Thx havs.


*edit* And look how tall and skinny that band section is! It goes all the way up! :D
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Vitojr130 on July 23, 2013, 12:10:03 AM
South Dakota State

(http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/pics31/800/KE/KECUIMKICCQUZPL.20101027144710.jpg)

(http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/pics18/400/EZ/EZEKUPHCQAUBQEC.20071126161316.jpg)

(http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/pics15/800/VS/VSHTGBQOOIOCXWG.20070615194541.jpg)

Easily one of the worst stadiums I've been to. The visitors side benches are made of rotting wood. Good thing the plan on getting a new stadium in the next few years. Check out their fieldhouse. It's called "The Dyke House" and sits in their endzone.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: PowercatPat on July 23, 2013, 12:15:40 AM
(http://www.thewizofodds.com/.a/6a00e553e551d188340133f3024281970b-500wi)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 23, 2013, 12:19:04 AM
this is a place for best friends doing best friend stuff
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Norma Stitz on July 23, 2013, 08:54:31 AM
(http://www.fargomoorhead.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/NDSU-Football-at-Dome.jpg)

Guys, We have to admit this is very Elite-y.

We all know LHCBS will have someone off-ed if they even see a practice on accident. The NDSU coach must be a real stud (could be a gimmick tho).
We can't even watch a practice that happens outside. Their stud coach must let everyone watch practice.
We don't even have team benches in our practice facility. It looks like they have more seats in their practice facility than they probably have in their stadium (NOT CONFIRMED, but lots of seats in that practice facility).

Is this a thing that the poors do in order to make more money? Is it free to get in? Do they sell beer?
That's not a practice facility,it's their domed stadium,with a game going on  :facepalm: Don't know about the beer

The visible ceiling/roof looks pretty flat. Terrible Dome design, spheres are not flat. Not convinced it is a real stadium. Who doesn't have at least a jumbotron (or even a tinytron)? 1980's light boards are for 1980's minor league baseball.

There are 4 big screens (not HD though).  One in each corner.  They're not real big but an appropriate size for this building.
(http://homewiththeboys.net/wp-content/uploads/On-the-Screen-blog.jpg)

The old turf in the first picture (brutally hard) was replaced with field turf last summer.
(http://www.fargodome.com/images/GateCityBankFeild_370x200.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Super PurpleCat on July 23, 2013, 09:00:56 AM
Nice upgrade there, bisonbuds.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 23, 2013, 09:34:59 AM
Yeah, for sure. Looks good. :thumbs: I would love to catch a game in the Fargodome sometime, and not just because SB older bro wrestled there once. :thumbs:

I did some late-night internet stadium hunting last night and noticed that there's another I-AA team that plays in a dome that hasn't been mentioned yet. I've never been there but I'll post the pictures anyway.

South Dakota Catyotes

The DakotaDome is home to Jackrabbit fooboo and huupz, like most of these I-AA domes. Also like most of these domes, it is a little weird. But interesting. Go 'Yotes! (They actually say this.)

(http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/002/201/053/dakotadome1_display_image_display_image.jpg?1336440434)

(http://www.andrewclem.com/Photos/SouthDakota/DakotaDome_ext.jpg)

(http://www.d2football.com/images/stadium/south_dakota_stadium_4.jpg)

(http://blog.keloland.com/lund/files/2011/11/dome-inside.jpg)

(http://cu-basketball.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Photo0046.jpg)

Hmm.
(http://www.combinedbuilding.com/Installations/stadiumseatingatusddakotadome.jpg)

(http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/sdak/sports/m-baskbl/auto_original/6848154.jpeg)


Youtube vid on the history of the DakotaDome. I feel kinda bad 'cause it's the 30th anniversary commemorative video and the USD athletic department probably put some work into it and only 915 people have viewed it. :(  Kinda boring to outsiders but whatevs. 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Vitojr130 on July 23, 2013, 10:33:48 AM
Nice upgrade there, bisonbuds.

Considering how much NDSU spent on the roller system (the entire field is rolled up in a matter of minutes at the touch of a button) and on the actual turf itself, it better be a nice upgrade... But yes, it is a much better playing surface than it's former astroturf counterpart.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: timhawk on July 23, 2013, 10:40:52 AM
honestly I'm a fan of grass fields, I know the upkeep is harder but to me it looks nicer...and who doesn't like a good ole muddy football game in the rain?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 23, 2013, 10:47:41 AM
UNI Panthers (already Cats)

UNIdome
(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc7kco9cHb1qmmar3o1_1280.jpg)

(http://i46.twitgoo.com/b4htmd.jpg)

(http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/wcfcourier.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/2/4f/24f91be4-01ee-5fea-b886-cc9990937be6/4d067cd29f36f.preview-300.jpg)

McLeod Center... or as the ravid Cats fans call it... The "McLoud" Center

(http://www.stadiumsusa.com/images/thumbs/127734dd8d457ba74be4712d5f82da66bad5ff9e.jpg-590x1000.png)

(http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2004/03/20/gatechsports_t440.jpg?9e2a24ba44807f8f9b96aad7c4082bf6ded075dc)  :barf:

(http://d2om8tvz4lgco4.cloudfront.net/archive/x1838115037/g12c000000000000000dd829b4a46c75ec623b75bb6d79fc65a9083b09b.jpg)
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Post by: mocat on July 23, 2013, 10:56:44 AM

McLeod Center... or as the ravid Cats fans call it... The "McLoud" Center


this is a skinny benny thread havs. get your crap together
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 23, 2013, 11:04:53 AM

McLeod Center... or as the ravid Cats fans call it... The "McLoud" Center


this is a skinny benny thread havs. get your crap together

I'm around too many Jackrabbit and Bison alums up here. Cut me some slack.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on July 23, 2013, 01:04:40 PM
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN LUMBERCATS

So, these guys are basically in Nacogdoches the middle of goddamn nowhere, east Texas. You go here if you're from DFW or Houston and you couldn't get into SMU, TCU, UH, or Rice and you don't want to spend your college days wasting your life in Huntsville (home of the SHSU bearcatquatz...more later). This is the description of SFA from the Texas college stereotypes thing that's probably been posted on facebook approximately a quadrillion times:

I am drunk or having sex right now. I went to class once. That about sums it up. I am a Lumberjack.

It's pretty accurate. BTW, they're also tiny and poor and will never make it up to FBS unlike the other FCS Texas schools which at least have an outside shot at a Sun Belt invite.

Here's their football stadium.

(http://www.stadiumsusa.com/images/thumbs/35c1b8254515621ac6ff90cd0e48f3858cae3f98.jpg-590x1000.png)

People pay to go sit on the grass. Srsly.

(http://postinspostcards.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/homer-bryce-stadium.jpg)

(http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/sasu/galleries/Homer_Bryce_Stadium_Photos/llcrowdshot-lg.jpg)

They did kinda renovate their press box to make it serviceable.

(http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/sasu/galleries/bryce-renovation-062303/pressbox3-lg.jpg)

Yeah idk.

(http://bloximages.chicago2.vip.townnews.com/dailysentinel.com/content/tncms/assets/v3/editorial/9/95/99586052-ddd0-11e2-863f-0019bb2963f4/51c9f4b504f73.image.jpg)

They did finally get a scoreboard worth a damn at least.

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/p480x480/969665_614156081937401_1695191609_n.jpg)

Thing is, SFA is the closest thing to a basketball school the Southland has. Their arena has two jumbotrons :surprised: and they've had some pretty good success the last few years under Danny Kaspar (who Texas State just stole out from under their poor, broke noses :kstategrad:)

That said, if you drive by and blink, you'll miss it.

(http://www.pictures-of-historic-nacogdoches.com/147johnson.jpeg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/37/William_R._Johnson_Coliseum,_SFA,_Nacogdoches_IMG_3317.JPG)

I don't have any up close pictures, but the chairs are old and the paint's kinda peeling on a lot of stuff there. That said, for the Southland it's upper tier for a bball arena.

(http://image1.stadiumjourney.com/images/stadiums/579_bdd6986a312f0529f189260d58dc37a087693e43.jpg)

(http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/sasu/galleries/William_R._Johnson_Coliseum/coliseum2-lg.jpg)

The wall's kinda weird.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/p480x480/535049_10151312814117712_1526568161_n.jpg)

Lighting is pretty dungeon-y if you're not right on the floor.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3260/3252120622_f881e76ab2.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 23, 2013, 01:13:08 PM

People pay to go sit on the grass. Srsly.

LMAO Lumberjack fans. That is so weird. When the grass is all full in that one picture it looks like the weirdest football stadium design of all-time. Thx 4 the pix ctc. I like learning about Southland teams because I almost never go through these towns.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 23, 2013, 01:39:28 PM
Georgia Tech Purple Jackets

Their new basketball arena is so goddamn elite. They've taken their old place, which was fine but somewhat antiquated and in no way elite, and made it ridiculously awesome. They gutted everything but the roof.

Reno pic from internet:

(http://cdn.cstatic.net/cache/gallery/6048/6350001847_648083274f_o.jpg)

So now it reminds me a lot of The Paige. Brand new, gray, very impressive. I snuck in there at 7 in the morning when all but about two flood lights were off, and I only had my celly on me so sorry for the terrible pictures. Also I was in pain because I had just banged my shin on a black table in the suites that I couldn't see because I was dark. Anyhoo.

It's got a pretty big lower bowl with an upper deck of like 4-5 rows. Of course I went to the highest point in the stade for pics (always do :gocho: ).

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3132_zps30282188.jpg)

You can see that even the nosebleeds are pretty on top of things.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3131_zps4092c072.jpg)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3126_zpse15d221e.jpg)


This is really interesting. Their concourse makes use of their old basketball arena. Check out how the signs at each section portal are slices of their old court. Would love this kind of thing to be done in the renovated OOD. Just tons of purple and teal and the basketpowercat with fish scales from midcourt.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3127_zps56a54340.jpg)

Old midcourt logo hanging on the ceiling above the concourse. Again, sorry for the turrible picture.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3128_zpsbb14487a.jpg)

Really fantastic video of the new arena (with lights actually on) shot on some guy's helicam. Watch it.
http://vimeo.com/55046873




Their football stadium is so weird, bro. The sideline stands are clean and even and nice...

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/ScreenShot2013-07-23at11618PM_zps2baa3e85.png)

...but I have no idea what the hell is going on with the bleacher construction behind the end zones. Asymmetry galore, totally patchwork throughout the years. And it has a snaggletooth. I don't know wtf they were thinking. Incredibly G-Teche0.

One single snaggletooth overhang:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/ScreenShot2013-07-23at11539PM_zpsd7a1f193.png)

Here's a slightly better view of it, stolen from the internet. No idea why they did this. Also is that a tiny greenhouse underneath it behind those windows? What the hell's going on there? Note how there's absolutely no symmetry on the other side of the end zone.
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4087/5029759859_9ecbb60eca_z.jpg)

Scoreboard in the other end zone is just ever so slightly off center from the goal posts. "Why measure when we can just eyeball it?" :lol:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/ScreenShot2013-07-23at11607PM_zps742e45bf.png)

You can see the reflection of their urban The Setting in the windows of the press box. :love:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/ScreenShot2013-07-23at11704PM_zps79773fdd.png)

They should've Bilt more seats the first time around and maybe they wouldn't have a weird snaggletooth end zone. :surprised:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/ScreenShot2013-07-23at11745PM_zpseec4dae1.png)

Tech fans see this as they exit the stadium. T's and P's on your terrible fans who need reminders, Georgia Tech. :frown:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/ScreenShot2013-07-23at11644PM_zps30b6687a.png)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on July 23, 2013, 01:42:03 PM
Thx 4 the pix ctc. I like learning about Southland teams because I almost never go through these towns.

Yeah there's basically no reason to ever really go to Natchitoches, Nacogdoches, Huntsville, or Thibodaux without a specific reason, and you only wanna go to Hammond if you wanna get the hell out of Mississippi. Will do SHSU and Lamar next.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 23, 2013, 01:51:22 PM
Auburn Tigercats: New Huupz!

Their old arena was very much like a bigger City Auditorium. It even had individual wooden seats, woof. Their new place is pretty small (9,121) but is just incredibly elite. It has a museum of Auburn athletics attached in the concourse/lobby/entryway, and it is a lot like a hotel in said concourse as far as carpet and whatnot. But the arena itself is v. nice. Clean sightlines and a small upper deck. And seats that spell stuff, which I like.

But first, the spot where the old oaks of Toomer's Corner were. :frown:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3154_zpsbd95cc96.jpg)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3155_zps662f75cf.jpg)

Arena time! Told you the concourse was hotelly.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3158_zps7ffca954.jpg)

Seats that spell stuff!
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3156_zps0b662bc8.jpg)

Better view of scoreboard and upper deck.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3157_zps70855928.jpg)

Their upper deck nosebleeds.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3159_zps2748d9a6.jpg)

Now on to the museum thingy.

Kiss the rings.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3163_zpsb27b1f33.jpg)

Kiss the rings. Where's your trophy?

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3164_zpse44fc245.jpg)

Aubie throughout the years.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3165_zpsecd0ef3d.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shacks on July 23, 2013, 02:10:47 PM
Went to Auburn for a football game 10 years ago.  Stadium is nothing special, the eagle thing they do before the game is pretty cool though.  Never really got a feel for how loud the fans could be because they were shutout.  Also the campus is gigantic and the traffic getting out of the campus after a game is terrible.  Felt like all ~80K people were going down the same two-lane road.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 23, 2013, 02:15:33 PM
Wut. Auburn's stadium is great.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shacks on July 23, 2013, 02:19:03 PM
Don't get me wrong, I didn't think it was bad but it just didn't impress me that much.  It seemed like a perfectly symmetrical box with lots of ramps.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 23, 2013, 02:21:01 PM
Don't get me wrong, I didn't think it was bad but it just didn't impress me that much.  It seemed like a perfectly symmetrical box with lots of ramps.

 :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shacks on July 23, 2013, 02:24:46 PM
Different strokes for different folks.  The outside of the stadium is just tons of concrete (think KU but much larger).  Nice and unique exterior architecture is what moves a stadium from "meh" to :love: for me.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 23, 2013, 02:39:57 PM
you thinkin' what I'm thinkin' skin ben?



(http://www.thedigichick.com/forums/images/smilies/impatient.gif)

Oh my heavens so sorry sb I've been MIA for a couple of days. I was thinkin' maybe they could set up a 1 for 1 chair/table swap to even things out.  You like standing and eating? You like holding a plate on your lap? You really need a table AND chairs is what I was getting at
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 23, 2013, 02:50:12 PM
:don'tcare:



Quote
I'm gonna present this one without comment and yous guys can tell me all the crazy crap you see going on in this picture.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050270_zpsf6fb74a9.jpg)

Hey SB, I haven't forgotten about ya bro! :fistpound:

1. I think the wall under the American flag was modeled after the outside of Kemper Arena because these dudes are big Blades fans? Maybe as a tribute to the KC Kings? Not sure, but I appreciated it as a KC native!
2. Roof looks like a camping tent covered in white post it notes. I prefer yellow/goldenrod post it notes but to each his own I guess.
3. Looks like they have a nice West Side Chair Back area at around the 50. 3 sections with like 6 or 8 rows of elite green chairs, the chairs don't spell anything, but still, its nice.
4. White stuff in the bottom right corner? I'm guessing sand that spilled out of the long jump sand pit. Or possibly chowder from when right before some one goes on the uneven bars.
5. I'm guessing those are speakers hanging above the stands pointing right at your face? That is pretty cool. When they listen to "We ready, We-e Rea-dy, WE READY, FOR Y'ALL" I bet is doesn't sound very echo-y or delayed etc.

What else is crazy about this pic Skin Skin Benny Ben Skinny Ben Boo?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 23, 2013, 07:17:00 PM
you thinkin' what I'm thinkin' skin ben?



(http://www.thedigichick.com/forums/images/smilies/impatient.gif)

Oh my heavens so sorry sb I've been MIA for a couple of days. I was thinkin' maybe they could set up a 1 for 1 chair/table swap to even things out.  You like standing and eating? You like holding a plate on your lap? You really need a table AND chairs is what I was getting at

That's a solid point. I think maybe the athletic director from Idaho should call the athletic director from Washington State and sing him this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rOiwhBbooo) song.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 23, 2013, 07:29:39 PM
:don'tcare:



Quote
I'm gonna present this one without comment and yous guys can tell me all the crazy crap you see going on in this picture.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050270_zpsf6fb74a9.jpg)

Hey SB, I haven't forgotten about ya bro! :fistpound:

1. I think the wall under the American flag was modeled after the outside of Kemper Arena because these dudes are big Blades fans? Maybe as a tribute to the KC Kings? Not sure, but I appreciated it as a KC native!
2. Roof looks like a camping tent covered in white post it notes. I prefer yellow/goldenrod post it notes but to each his own I guess.
3. Looks like they have a nice West Side Chair Back area at around the 50. 3 sections with like 6 or 8 rows of elite green chairs, the chairs don't spell anything, but still, its nice.
4. White stuff in the bottom right corner? I'm guessing sand that spilled out of the long jump sand pit. Or possibly chowder from when right before some one goes on the uneven bars.
5. I'm guessing those are speakers hanging above the stands pointing right at your face? That is pretty cool. When they listen to "We ready, We-e Rea-dy, WE READY, FOR Y'ALL" I bet is doesn't sound very echo-y or delayed etc.

What else is crazy about this pic Skin Skin Benny Ben Skinny Ben Boo?

Man oh man CartierFor3, you really nailed it. Some adds:

1. The Kemper Arena thing is definitely something I thought of too but I really think it's more of an homage to the Kansas City Renegades since that's where so many Vandals end up.

2. What's with the paneling on the far wall that goes up with the bleachers along that wall? It's uneven. It's like they don't know anything about the Slope formula or something. LSFIQ.

3. That goalpost with the missing crossbar seriously just makes me so sad. :frown:

4. Big windows! Glare! Eat your heart out, Allen Fieldhouse. :gocho:

5. Just so much stuff sitting out all around the track. Is that a giant pile of rags or is that a big white parachute? Legit can't tell, but why is it there? It's like they had a huge party (Nicki Sixxx concert?) but are still too hung over to get off their asses and clean up.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Frankenklein on July 23, 2013, 09:28:48 PM
:don'tcare:



Quote
I'm gonna present this one without comment and yous guys can tell me all the crazy crap you see going on in this picture.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050270_zpsf6fb74a9.jpg)
Building a practice facility inside a blimp it pretty elite.
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 23, 2013, 10:05:23 PM
:don'tcare:



Quote
I'm gonna present this one without comment and yous guys can tell me all the crazy crap you see going on in this picture.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050270_zpsf6fb74a9.jpg)
Building a practice facility inside a blimp it pretty elite.

There's the Frankenklein one-liner that I've been missing! :excited:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: BushBlister on July 23, 2013, 11:55:32 PM
Hey you ding-dongs you need to respond abut Wyoming's new field. Do you like it?

man, you a response whore
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 24, 2013, 12:01:20 AM
do u like it
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 24, 2013, 12:13:54 AM

Tech fans see this as they exit the stadium. T's and P's on your terrible fans who need reminders, Georgia Tech. :frown:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/ScreenShot2013-07-23at11644PM_zps30b6687a.png)

What if this is just at the exit closest to the visiting fans section?  :dunno: SB?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 24, 2013, 12:33:09 AM
nope :frown:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Bqqkie Pimp on July 24, 2013, 07:30:05 AM
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN LUMBERCATS

So, these guys are basically in Nacogdoches the middle of goddamn nowhere, east Texas. You go here if you're from DFW or Houston and you couldn't get into SMU, TCU, UH, or Rice and you don't want to spend your college days wasting your life in Huntsville (home of the SHSU bearcatquatz...more later). This is the description of SFA from the Texas college stereotypes thing that's probably been posted on facebook approximately a quadrillion times:

I am drunk or having sex right now. I went to class once. That about sums it up. I am a Lumberjack.

It's pretty accurate. BTW, they're also tiny and poor and will never make it up to FBS unlike the other FCS Texas schools which at least have an outside shot at a Sun Belt invite.

Here's their football stadium.

(http://www.stadiumsusa.com/images/thumbs/35c1b8254515621ac6ff90cd0e48f3858cae3f98.jpg-590x1000.png)

People pay to go sit on the grass. Srsly.

(http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/sasu/galleries/Homer_Bryce_Stadium_Photos/llcrowdshot-lg.jpg)



In all fairness, the people from Northern Dakota are seven kinds of giddy about getting to buy $35 tickets to sit on our grassy hill in the NE corner of our amazeballs stadium...

 :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: NDSU Lollypopkid on July 24, 2013, 07:50:55 AM
That's probably because our allotment is sold out, and this is the next cheapest option, but yea. Fuckin hilarious right?!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Harry Doyle on July 24, 2013, 08:11:51 AM
That's probably because our allotment is sold out, and this is the next cheapest option, but yea. Fuckin hilarious right?!

Lol, we don't sell allotments to foreign countries. It's a tax thing, you know.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: NDSU Lollypopkid on July 24, 2013, 08:15:51 AM
That's probably because our allotment is sold out, and this is the next cheapest option, but yea. Fuckin hilarious right?!

Lol, we don't sell allotments to foreign countries. It's a tax thing, you know.
(http://replygif.net/i/222.gif)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 24, 2013, 08:21:08 AM
That's probably because our allotment is sold out, and this is the next cheapest option, but yea. Fuckin hilarious right?!

Lol, we don't sell allotments to foreign countries. It's a tax thing, you know.
(http://replygif.net/i/222.gif)

No Bison fans in the Manhattan Towncenter Endzone Funzone???
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Harry Doyle on July 24, 2013, 08:24:51 AM
That's probably because our allotment is sold out, and this is the next cheapest option, but yea. Fuckin hilarious right?!

Lol, we don't sell allotments to foreign countries. It's a tax thing, you know.
(http://replygif.net/i/222.gif)

No Bison fans in the Manhattan Towncenter Endzone Funzone???

I suppose they can sit there. Woof at those seats.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 24, 2013, 08:44:46 AM
you guys aren't doing best friend stuff right now
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Bqqkie Pimp on July 24, 2013, 08:47:31 AM
That's probably because our allotment is sold out, and this is the next cheapest option, but yea. Fuckin hilarious right?!

Yeah, it is rough ridin' hilarious...  But it's not "probably because your allotment is sold out", it's because your shitty little team plays 10 shitty games against other shitty little teams.  So, your fans are prepping for a game against a real FBS team from a power conference like it's the rough ridin' Super Bowl.

 :dubious:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 24, 2013, 08:58:39 AM
That's probably because our allotment is sold out, and this is the next cheapest option, but yea. Fuckin hilarious right?!

Yeah, it is rough ridin' hilarious...  But it's not "probably because your allotment is sold out", it's because your shitty little team plays 10 shitty games against other shitty little teams.  So, your fans are prepping for a game against a real FBS team from a power conference like it's the rough ridin' Super Bowl.

 :dubious:

take it to literally any other thread you geeks.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: NDSU Lollypopkid on July 24, 2013, 09:08:37 AM
That's probably because our allotment is sold out, and this is the next cheapest option, but yea. Fuckin hilarious right?!

Yeah, it is rough ridin' hilarious...  But it's not "probably because your allotment is sold out", it's because your shitty little team plays 10 shitty games against other shitty little teams.  So, your fans are prepping for a game against a real FBS team from a power conference like it's the rough ridin' Super Bowl.

 :dubious:

take it to literally any other thread you geeks.
Haha, no crap.

Plus Bookie needs some new material.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 24, 2013, 09:14:20 AM
That's probably because our allotment is sold out, and this is the next cheapest option, but yea. Fuckin hilarious right?!

Yeah, it is rough ridin' hilarious...  But it's not "probably because your allotment is sold out", it's because your shitty little team plays 10 shitty games against other shitty little teams.  So, your fans are prepping for a game against a real FBS team from a power conference like it's the rough ridin' Super Bowl.

 :dubious:

take it to literally any other thread you geeks.
Haha, no crap.

Plus Bookie needs some new material.

Yeah, Bookie Geek seems like he could use a Kougaresque vacay to stop and think about some things.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Bqqkie Pimp on July 24, 2013, 09:59:09 AM
That's probably because our allotment is sold out, and this is the next cheapest option, but yea. Fuckin hilarious right?!

Yeah, it is rough ridin' hilarious...  But it's not "probably because your allotment is sold out", it's because your shitty little team plays 10 shitty games against other shitty little teams.  So, your fans are prepping for a game against a real FBS team from a power conference like it's the rough ridin' Super Bowl.

 :dubious:

take it to literally any other thread you geeks.
Haha, no crap.

Plus Bookie needs some new material.

Yeah, Bookie Geek seems like he could use a Kougaresque vacay to stop and think about some things.

Maybe I could drive all over the land that time forgot and take pix of shitty stadiums and post them here...  Oh wait, some other dicksmack already has the market cornered.

 :jerk:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 24, 2013, 10:00:28 AM
That's probably because our allotment is sold out, and this is the next cheapest option, but yea. Fuckin hilarious right?!

Yeah, it is rough ridin' hilarious...  But it's not "probably because your allotment is sold out", it's because your shitty little team plays 10 shitty games against other shitty little teams.  So, your fans are prepping for a game against a real FBS team from a power conference like it's the rough ridin' Super Bowl.

 :dubious:

take it to literally any other thread you geeks.
Haha, no crap.

Plus Bookie needs some new material.

Yeah, Bookie Geek seems like he could use a Kougaresque vacay to stop and think about some things.

Maybe I could drive all over the land that time forgot and take pix of shitty stadiums and post them here...  Oh wait, some other dicksmack already has the market cornered.

 :jerk:

:drool: :excited: :drool: :excited: :drool: :excited: :drool: :excited: :drool: :excited: :drool: :excited: :drool: :excited: :drool: :excited: :drool: :excited: :drool: :excited:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Tobias on July 24, 2013, 10:01:57 AM
quit browning up an enjoyable thread ya jerks
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on July 24, 2013, 11:10:26 AM
SAM HOUSTON STATE BEARKATQUATZ

These guys are in Huntsville, about an hour outside of College Station off of I-45. It's not totally isolated like Nacogdoches, but there isn't much of a college town atmosphere either. You basically go here if you want to get in on the thriving and lucrative Texas prison system as their Criminal Justice program is what the school's known for. They're also a bunch of whiny 6-year-olds who don't sell out when they're good--which has often been the case recently--and seemed to have a habit of insisting on calling us Texas State - San Marcos based on our old school name as if that was some sort of witty insult (they're part of the Texas State system and we tried to change their name to Texas State - Huntsville and they got super butthurt about it). Also they're super jealous Texas State went FBS and they didn't because they think for some reason that living in goddamn Huntsville, Texas entitles them to something.

Oh, and in 2008 Texas State won the Southland title on their turf in OT and our fans who filled up most of the visitor stand stormed their field :lol:. No goalposts came down though :frown:

Their stadium is kinda SFAish but has more stands. The grass isn't usually the sitting place of choice for bearkatquat fans unless there's a rare sellout.

(http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/pics32/0/EL/ELPKYRHXQQYTLZU.20110113212545.jpg)

Their press box is much like their campus in that it's ugly as hell minimalist architecture.

(http://image1.stadiumjourney.com/images/stadiums/1350_Bowers_Stadium_Exterior)

That "Kat Krazies" sign in the middle of the visiting stand is where the students sit. The sign itself is metal and the fans pound on it loudly for noise, basically making them a poor man's Mississippi State.

(http://aviewfrommyseat.com/wallpaper/MarkBerg-20120427004546.jpg)

Their chairbacks are hilariously cheap

(http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/pics32/640/XL/XLVJSMRNOIHUAZB.20120620134601.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4105/4986484669_0aec011ba9_o.jpg)

Turf's okay, nothing to write home about.

(http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/pics32/640/IN/INVXPBIALGOTHTU.20121201151505.jpg)

Here's their end zone complex *fart noise*

(http://image2.stadiumjourney.com/images/stadiums/1350_Ron_Mafrige_Field_House_at_Sam_Houston_State.jpg)

Their basketball stadium is much nicer.

(http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/pics32/0/BG/BGEREECQNVQIVPA.20110114034715.jpg)

That said...

(http://i.imgur.com/aRVWoyP.jpg)

Apparently we have a thing for stupid walls in basketball stadiums in the Texas State system.

(http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/pics32/0/GD/GDGMEYCVUOVOQSG.20110114034249.jpg)

Kind of have a weird curvy thing going on at the tunnel end.

The exterior's basically a dome.

(http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/pics32/0/UV/UVURIKQOLWETXAL.20110114034035.jpg)

(http://a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/83/e8b3db457b814ff3be077891bbdbf611/l.jpg)

More weird wall stuff going on behind the Harlem Globetrotters playing football or something

(http://www.houstonianonline.com/polopoly_fs/1.2454054!/image/2543980570.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_468/2543980570.jpg)

Seriously though, dat wall. Also biodome ceiling.

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2136/5721206267_bb0f9fc6a8_z.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Tobias on July 24, 2013, 11:14:46 AM
centraltexascat! :thumbs:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 24, 2013, 11:24:49 AM
Dear best friend centraltexascat,

What is going on with all the walls in your state? For real, though.

Sincerely,
SB

P.S. :excited:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 24, 2013, 11:54:54 AM
Dear best friend centraltexascat,

What is going on with all the walls in your state? For real, though.

Sincerely,
SB

P.S. :excited:

Dear person I've never met centraltexascat,

What is with those awkward circular arenas in your state that create awful sightlines?

Sincerely,
Alumnus of a school with an octagonal basketball arena.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on July 24, 2013, 11:59:44 AM
People/architects trying to be avant-garde + not caring about basketball imo.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Super PurpleCat on July 24, 2013, 12:01:56 PM
So, octagons > circles, right?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 24, 2013, 03:29:04 PM
So, octagons > circles, right?

Yes

(http://blogs.dailymail.com/wvu/files/2013/02/P1030721.jpg)

(http://thegazette.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/7223773-WIR-Kansas-Iowa-St-Basketball-01_28_2012-16.45.251.jpg)

(http://www2.baylor.edu/baylorproud/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/FC-crowd-dec10.jpg)

(http://aviewfrommyseat.com/photos/texag2k6-20120804151131.jpg)

#OctagonsUnite
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 24, 2013, 03:49:41 PM
Ya. I have srsly never understood why anyone would ever design a round arena. Look at this woofness right here:

(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRuqPHc2HsW6070WFox7KNgqPYsQruOLsuQwV3m4a0orSojU1-TXQ)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 24, 2013, 04:03:57 PM
Illinois gets a slight pass

(http://www.athletics.illinois.edu/facilities/facilities/statefarmcenter/images/gallery02.jpg)

Only because it looks like a spaceship on the outside...

(http://media.eventbooking.com/50059_1.gif)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: XocolateThundarr on July 24, 2013, 04:06:00 PM
That's probably because our allotment is sold out, and this is the next cheapest option, but yea. Fuckin hilarious right?!

Lol, we don't sell allotments to foreign countries. It's a tax thing, you know.
(http://replygif.net/i/222.gif)

No Bison fans in the Manhattan Towncenter Endzone Funzone???

I suppose they can sit there. Woof at those seats.

I like sprawling out on the midfield powercat after the asswhipping to watch the fireworks.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: timhawk on July 24, 2013, 06:04:01 PM
(http://aviewfrommyseat.com/photos/texag2k6-20120804151131.jpg)



just think...they could probably add another 1000 seats if those damns aisles weren't so wide
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 24, 2013, 06:31:17 PM
everyone agrees
Title: Re: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on July 24, 2013, 06:43:55 PM
(http://aviewfrommyseat.com/photos/texag2k6-20120804151131.jpg)



just think...they could probably add another 1000 seats if those damns aisles weren't so wide

Good point brad hawk
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: WildcatNation on July 24, 2013, 07:43:55 PM
SkinnyBenny can we get some pitures of the FargoDump or whatever our pals from South Dakota call their place?
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 24, 2013, 08:22:19 PM
You haven't been reading this thread, have you? :dubious:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: daBish7 on July 24, 2013, 08:29:14 PM
Someone please do northwestern purple cats. Their football stadium also has a castle!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on July 24, 2013, 08:37:11 PM
I think texas people just use their rodeo places for basketball, hence the terrible circles.

Just a theory tho cause I have no idea what a rodeo place looks like.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: NDSU Lollypopkid on July 24, 2013, 08:49:41 PM
SkinnyBenny can we get some pitures of the FargoDump or whatever our pals from South Dakota call their place?
:lol:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Katpappy on July 24, 2013, 08:59:18 PM
SkinnyBenny can we get some pitures of the FargoDump or whatever our pals from South Dakota call their place?
:lol:
I think I like this LollyPopKid.  :love:






























































 :D....  :lol:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: NDSU Lollypopkid on July 24, 2013, 09:15:38 PM
SkinnyBenny can we get some pitures of the FargoDump or whatever our pals from South Dakota call their place?
:lol:
I think I like this LollyPopKid.  :love:






























































 :D....  :lol:
Wait till Big12 season starts...
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 24, 2013, 09:41:37 PM
Someone please do northwestern purple cats. Their football stadium also has a castle!

I have never been to Northwestern Purplecats, but in pictures and on TV I have always, always, always been baffled by the curvature of that upper deck. Is it level but just sunken really far back, and that's why it looks in pictures like it slopes up? Or does the first row(s) of the upper deck literally curve upward like a mild parabola? I srsly can't tell. Was going to ask Dlewcat for some pictures.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on July 24, 2013, 09:47:35 PM
 :sdeek:

(http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/4163/ryanbigke0.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/73/Ryan_Field.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on July 24, 2013, 09:50:25 PM
DEV!!!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: bws on July 24, 2013, 09:59:39 PM
I'm enjoying this thread

I went to a game at Ohio State last year (no good pics and its not pud). But outside of their elite band. Total dogshit experience. Doesnt hold a candle to UT, OU, Alabama, KSU, Etc . Kind of Nebraskey, but Nebraska is better because the white trash NFL factor is way way less in Lincoln.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 24, 2013, 10:02:38 PM
I'm enjoying this thread

I went to a game at Ohio State last year (no good pics and its not pud). But outside of their elite band. Total dogshit experience. Doesnt hold a candle to UT, OU, Alabama, KSU, Etc . Kind of Nebraskey, but Nebraska is better because the white trash NFL factor is way way less in Lincoln.

They tunnel walk?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: bws on July 24, 2013, 10:05:19 PM
I'm enjoying this thread

I went to a game at Ohio State last year (no good pics and its not pud). But outside of their elite band. Total dogshit experience. Doesnt hold a candle to UT, OU, Alabama, KSU, Etc . Kind of Nebraskey, but Nebraska is better because the white trash NFL factor is way way less in Lincoln.

They tunnel walk?

Probably. I was a few beers in at that point. They have a high proportion of mongoloid fans and a low proportion of hot girls.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: NDSU Lollypopkid on July 24, 2013, 10:43:24 PM
I'm enjoying this thread

I went to a game at Ohio State last year (no good pics and its not pud). But outside of their elite band. Total dogshit experience. Doesnt hold a candle to UT, OU, Alabama, KSU, Etc . Kind of Nebraskey, but Nebraska is better because the white trash NFL factor is way way less in Lincoln.
I dont know..I enjoyed Lincoln...but as a taller than the average man, that stadium is really made for anyone that 5'10 and shorter...I felt bad for the person in front of me as they had a 60 minute massage from my knees
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on July 25, 2013, 12:03:39 AM
Was going to ask Dlewcat for some pictures.
I can probably do this not next week, but the week after. thinking about doctoring up so goEMAW.com press credentials and wearing them around my neck to keep people from hassling me.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Demo158 on July 25, 2013, 01:49:27 AM
Illinois gets a slight pass

(http://www.athletics.illinois.edu/facilities/facilities/statefarmcenter/images/gallery02.jpg)

Only because it looks like a spaceship on the outside...

(http://media.eventbooking.com/50059_1.gif)
:sdeek: Looks like the Legion of Doom headquarters! No surprise oscar came from there
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Norma Stitz on July 25, 2013, 05:51:20 AM
SkinnyBenny can we get some pitures of the FargoDump or whatever our pals from South Dakota call their place?

Here's one........

(http://i.imgur.com/LwCVRnd.gif)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Norma Stitz on July 25, 2013, 06:00:48 AM
The other indoor stadium in ND
The Alerus Center.  Home of UN_ (aka the University of No D)

(http://www.youvisit.com/media/undadmin/1281828330187_sports008.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Harry Doyle on July 25, 2013, 06:24:09 AM
The other indoor stadium in ND
The Alerus Center.  Home of UN_ (aka the University of No D)

(http://www.youvisit.com/media/undadmin/1281828330187_sports008.jpg)

Woof. Is everything in your Canadian province shitty?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Norma Stitz on July 25, 2013, 06:49:50 AM
The other indoor stadium in ND
The Alerus Center.  Home of UN_ (aka the University of No D)

(http://www.youvisit.com/media/undadmin/1281828330187_sports008.jpg)

Woof. Is everything in your Canadian province shitty?

Why yes......................yes it is.

I should turn in my Bison man-card for doing this.........  but...........here is "that school's" hockey facility.  I'm fixin' to get the crap beat out of me for doing this.

(http://www.panoramas.com/images/P/UND3.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: meow meow on July 25, 2013, 07:10:45 AM

I should turn in my Bison man-card for doing this.........  but...........here is "that school's" hockey facility.  I'm fixin' to get the crap beat out of me for doing this.

(http://www.panoramas.com/images/P/UND3.jpg)

OH NO YOU DIDN'T!!!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: NDSU Lollypopkid on July 25, 2013, 07:22:00 AM
The eff?
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 25, 2013, 08:09:55 AM
Even worst enemies can be best friends when it comes to appreciating a good stadium. :thumbs:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Harry Doyle on July 25, 2013, 08:10:19 AM

I should turn in my Bison man-card for doing this.........  but...........here is "that school's" hockey facility.  I'm fixin' to get the crap beat out of me for doing this.

(http://www.panoramas.com/images/P/UND3.jpg)

OH NO YOU DIDN'T!!!

Forgive the LHIQ, but does Northern Dakota State have the hockey? If so, are they any good and do they also play in your civic center?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Super PurpleCat on July 25, 2013, 08:28:11 AM
Are the UND guys a one sport school?  We know all about that, fellow Staters!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Belvis Noland on July 25, 2013, 08:35:51 AM
Mmmm, ribbon boards.   :lick:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 25, 2013, 08:43:52 AM
Its nice... but its not like its Sprint Center or Xcel Energy Center. Good grief.

(http://m6.i.pbase.com/g6/02/589102/2/72706396.UAbNONMq.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 25, 2013, 08:48:02 AM
Its nice... but its not like its Sprint Center or Xcel Energy Center. Good grief.

(http://m6.i.pbase.com/g6/02/589102/2/72706396.UAbNONMq.jpg)

Ya. We know. But it's still a sweet venue in a not very populated state.


So I guess Northwestern Purple Cats definitely have a stade that bows upward...and that press box? Woof. Such a weird place.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 25, 2013, 08:50:25 AM
Are the UND guys a one sport school?  We know all about that, fellow Staters!

It must suck to not have Hoiball AND Volleyball.  :ksu: <--but with an ISU logo.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 25, 2013, 08:52:32 AM
Its nice... but its not like its Sprint Center or Xcel Energy Center. Good grief.

(http://m6.i.pbase.com/g6/02/589102/2/72706396.UAbNONMq.jpg)

Ya. We know. But it's still a sweet venue in a not very populated state.



Why the states of South Dakota and North Dakota have two small state schools (instead of one big school, each) baffles me. People always seem to say Iowa and Kansas should only have one state school, but I think we've found two smaller states where that could/should have been done.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Emo EMAW on July 25, 2013, 10:05:21 AM
There should always be a ying/yang.  I mean look at Missouri.  One big state school that can't do Jack Krap.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: puniraptor on July 25, 2013, 10:06:15 AM
There should always be a ying/yang.  I mean look at Missouri.  One big state school that can't do Jack Krap.

fantasty point
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 25, 2013, 10:06:25 AM
There should always be a ying/yang.  I mean look at Missouri.  One big state school that can't do Jack Krap.

Missouri is just a special case of mediocrity that cannot be explained.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: daBish7 on July 25, 2013, 10:31:20 AM
:sdeek:

(http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/4163/ryanbigke0.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/73/Ryan_Field.jpg)

I remember playing one of the early ncaa football video games as a kid and thinking the game designers really eff'd up Northwestern's stadium.  Little did I know that this place actually existed. It is like the Mecca of optical illusion stadiums!

Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: EllRobersonisInnocent on July 25, 2013, 10:33:03 AM
Yea, I stared at it for a couple of minutes last night and my stomach started to hurt
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 25, 2013, 10:38:51 AM
Ya. For a second try to ignore the optical illusion upper deck and just look down at the lower level. See how the entry portals (no idea what these are actually called) to the stadium have two main rows running all the way across the field? Then there are ALSO a few random entry portals forming a really half-assed middle row. And I don't think they're connected to any major staircases or pathways. So do they just....open up and plop a few lucky people right down in their seats?? :confused: Their concourse must just be an absolute mess of tiny little half-staircases. :sdeek:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/73/Ryan_Field.jpg)

Let's not neglect the rest of the other stadium for weirdness. Look at the student side. There's a subtle curvature from the 5 yard line on the right to the 5 yard line on the left...and then it straightens out and extends well beyond the end zone. Almost Kyle Field-esque. So bizarre. I mean wtf. :sdeek:

(http://grfx.cstv.com/schools/psu/graphics/auto/nublog1.jpg)

(http://graphics.fansonly.com/schools/nw/graphics/nw-fb-stadium.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Emo EMAW on July 25, 2013, 10:45:47 AM
I really have never looked or noticed these kinds of things before, ever.  Thanks for opening up my eyes!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 25, 2013, 10:46:30 AM
I only watch sports for the architecture.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Pett on July 25, 2013, 10:51:48 AM
I hereby confiscate the "Wildcat" nickname from Northwestern on account of their beyond shitty facilities
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 25, 2013, 10:52:35 AM
Oh Pett, you don't even know. Just wait till you see their basketball "arena". JFC. :flush:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Pett on July 25, 2013, 10:53:55 AM
Oh Pett, you don't even know. Just wait till you see their basketball "arena". JFC. :flush:
Show me SB. Show me! :D
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Rage Against the McKee on July 25, 2013, 10:56:57 AM
I actually really like the way the Northwestern stadium is designed. They need to get good at football so they can put some kind of crazy dome-roofed press box in and get rid of their Dev, though.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 25, 2013, 11:05:18 AM
Oh Pett, you don't even know. Just wait till you see their basketball "arena". JFC. :flush:
Show me SB. Show me! :D

I don't have time right now, but I'll just leave this as a teaser. You have no idea the horrors that await inside this shitbox.

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT4KkTWVWvvAf_OyDcUpEH2o-OeNgA8iXWj-8woEgBeSjSmfrxgGQ)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: daBish7 on July 25, 2013, 11:11:29 AM
If you have a passion for stadiums this thread is for you! :thumbsup:

Also can confirm that Northwestern hoops gym is a turd.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Vitojr130 on July 25, 2013, 11:37:11 AM
The other indoor stadium in ND
The Alerus Center.  Home of UN_ (aka the University of No D)

(http://www.youvisit.com/media/undadmin/1281828330187_sports008.jpg)

Woof. Is everything in your Canadian province shitty?

Why yes......................yes it is.

I should turn in my Bison man-card for doing this.........  but...........here is "that school's" hockey facility.  I'm fixin' to get the crap beat out of me for doing this.

(http://www.panoramas.com/images/P/UND3.jpg)

Hey, even I'll give that to them. They do have a really, really nice hockey arena with some of the most comfortable seat's I've ever sat in. Ever seat in that place has that nice pillow top cushioning that perfectly conforms to my oblong ass. I'm a big guy and I give these seats an A. The only thing I hate about that place is the obsessed Whouix fans who have only one thing going for that school: hockey.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 25, 2013, 11:40:42 AM
Skin Ben what are your thoughts on having more rows at the 50 yard line than the goal line?

Northwestern does this and I guess it makes sense and even looks sleek, but I'm against it. I like having a ton of fans right on the goal line screaming their heads off to help the D make a goal line stand. It seems like at Northwestern once a team is inside the ten they look up and see like 12 rows of fans and aren't intimidated and can focus just fine and boom, touchdown visitors.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Super PurpleCat on July 25, 2013, 11:50:19 AM
Northwestern's stadium looks like a decent place to hole up in case of zombie apocalypse.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 25, 2013, 11:55:43 AM
Northwestern's stadium looks like a decent place to hole up in case of zombie apocalypse.


 :curse:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Super PurpleCat on July 25, 2013, 12:01:11 PM
What?  Those strange endzone tower thingies would come in handy, and the general curvy shape weirdness of the place would confuse the walkers right into booby traps.  Pretty solid plan if you ask me.   :don'tcare:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 25, 2013, 12:09:34 PM
What?  Those strange endzone tower thingies would come in handy, and the general curvy shape weirdness of the place would confuse the walkers right into booby traps.  Pretty solid plan if you ask me.   :don'tcare:

You'd get trapped up on those towers and run out of food and water.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shooter Jones on July 25, 2013, 12:14:36 PM
Quote
(http://www.panoramas.com/images/P/UND3.jpg)

eff the seats.. 99.9% of why this arena is the tits, is cause of the LED ribbon board (ALL THE WAY AROUND!) and the hanging banners. (fOOD take notes)

just picture those ribbon boards with the same thing in bright purple at BSFS and fOOD :love:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on July 25, 2013, 01:22:21 PM
I like the uniqueness of the northwestern place (-the dev clone).
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 25, 2013, 01:32:02 PM
Oh Pett, you don't even know. Just wait till you see their basketball "arena". JFC. :flush:
Show me SB. Show me! :D

I don't have time right now, but I'll just leave this as a teaser. You have no idea the horrors that await inside this shitbox.

(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT4KkTWVWvvAf_OyDcUpEH2o-OeNgA8iXWj-8woEgBeSjSmfrxgGQ)

(http://w1.campusexplorer.com/media/560x420/Northwestern-University-542AB1C8.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Dugout DickStone on July 25, 2013, 01:33:09 PM
that place sucks
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 25, 2013, 01:35:53 PM
Yeah. It sucks. Like the Alabama coliseum and the Butler Fieldhouse, this one's oreintation is sorta rotated 90 degrees from where you'd think it would be.

And it has Opposite Day seats from the UND hockey arena.

(http://www.jumboheroes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/welshryan.jpg)

T's and P's, purplecat huup fan.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 25, 2013, 01:36:29 PM
that place sucks

Beyond weird that a school in Chicago can't at least have a nice basketball arena. I mean, even DePaul has a nice gym.

(http://www.stadiumsusa.com/images/thumbs/7d245e4dd204999b4b2ec37a388099699fdd9103.jpg-590x1000.png)

Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 25, 2013, 01:40:22 PM
Yeah. It sucks. Like the Alabama coliseum and the Butler Fieldhouse, this one's oreintation is sorta rotated 90 degrees from where you'd think it would be.

And it has Opposite Day seats from the UND hockey arena.

(http://www.jumboheroes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/welshryan.jpg)

T's and P's, purplecat huup fan.

Their football and basketball facilities are almost always full of opposing fans too.

(http://www.insidenu.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/nebraskacrowd1.jpg)

Nebraska game: http://journalstar.com/gallery/husker-football/photos-nebraska-football-vs-northwestern/collection_f1269ccf-993c-5b5f-9d33-e5a37a86828b.html#22
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 25, 2013, 01:44:40 PM
Gawd. What if you were a die-hard? It would be so tough. :frown:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 25, 2013, 02:12:31 PM
Gawd. What if you were a die-hard? It would be so tough. :frown:

You suck it up, watch the game, leave in your Beamer or Mercedes, and repeat next gameday.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on July 25, 2013, 02:21:21 PM

Let's not neglect the rest of the other stadium for weirdness. Look at the student side. There's a subtle curvature from the 5 yard line on the right to the 5 yard line on the left...and then it straightens out and extends well beyond the end zone. Almost Kyle Field-esque. So bizarre. I mean wtf. :sdeek:


You may be on to something here. Anybody been to Lane Stadium? First name one syllable white guy stadiums might all be weird, who knows?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: daBish7 on July 25, 2013, 04:00:46 PM

Let's not neglect the rest of the other stadium for weirdness. Look at the student side. There's a subtle curvature from the 5 yard line on the right to the 5 yard line on the left...and then it straightens out and extends well beyond the end zone. Almost Kyle Field-esque. So bizarre. I mean wtf. :sdeek:


You may be on to something here. Anybody been to Lane Stadium? First name one syllable white guy stadiums might all be weird, who knows?

Lane stadium main side has like 150 rows topped with a goofy looking castle that was newly built. 
I have always kindof liked it for some reason. Their endzone fun one is pretty bad ass.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 25, 2013, 04:53:05 PM
Kyle Field (A&M)
Lane Stadium (Va Tech)
Ryan Field (Northwestern)   <-----pronounced like stud Chicago Cub Ryne Sandberg's first name so it fits into the one-syllable category


Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on July 25, 2013, 04:56:39 PM
Kyle Field (A&M)
Lane Stadium (Va Tech)
Ryan Field (Northwestern)   <-----pronounced like stud Chicago Cub Ryne Sandberg's first name so it fits into the one-syllable category

this is what i was going for skibby. glad you took my meaning
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: eastcat on July 25, 2013, 06:18:10 PM
Yeah. It sucks. Like the Alabama coliseum and the Butler Fieldhouse, this one's oreintation is sorta rotated 90 degrees from where you'd think it would be.

And it has Opposite Day seats from the UND hockey arena.

(http://www.jumboheroes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/welshryan.jpg)

T's and P's, purplecat huup fan.

Am I the only person who thought tis was Ahearn at first glance?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 25, 2013, 06:42:07 PM
You silly goose, Ahearn's roof runs in perpendicular fashion to Welsh-Ryan's.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 25, 2013, 06:52:41 PM
You know it's bad when the athletic department website won't even show a picture of the bleachers.

(http://grfx.cstv.com/schools/nw/graphics/rocky-miller-450x293.jpg)

Quote
The 2012 season marks the 54th year of Rocky Miller Park and the 29th season since its rededication.

Northwestern baseball has been played at the site of Rocky Miller Park at Wells Field since 1943, but it was not until 1958 that the University formally dedicated the park. The area is named after Harry L. Wells, a former vice president and business manager at Northwestern. A 1913 graduate of NU, Wells served the University for 20 years before retiring in 1954.

Long the home of Northwestern baseball, Rocky Miller Park underwent renovation in 1983 and was rededicated during ceremonies in May of 1984. Rocky Miller Park features 600 stadium seats, a press box, as well as an electronic scoreboard.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 25, 2013, 07:41:25 PM
Skin Ben what are your thoughts on having more rows at the 50 yard line than the goal line?

Northwestern does this and I guess it makes sense and even looks sleek, but I'm against it. I like having a ton of fans right on the goal line screaming their heads off to help the D make a goal line stand. It seems like at Northwestern once a team is inside the ten they look up and see like 12 rows of fans and aren't intimidated and can focus just fine and boom, touchdown visitors.

(http://www.thedigichick.com/forums/images/smilies/impatient.gif)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Norma Stitz on July 26, 2013, 12:22:10 AM
Newman Outdoor Field 

Home of North Dakota State University Bison Baseball.

(http://static.flickr.com/70/196716563_86a220e506.jpg)
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 26, 2013, 07:27:25 AM
Nice, Storma Norma. It's almost like a minor league stadium that you get to play games in. P.S. You guys LOVE Roger Maris.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Norma Stitz on July 26, 2013, 08:15:31 AM
Hey man........It's on campus and is considerably closer to the dorms than the Fargodome.
It's a 56 degree sand wedge from the dorm where I lost my virginity.............................the first muther effer to throw out the "5 knuckle shuffle" comment is gonna get punched right in the ovaries.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 26, 2013, 08:44:36 AM
that's pretty rad (for real no fakeout)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Emo EMAW on July 26, 2013, 09:00:43 AM
Hey man........It's on campus and is considerably closer to the dorms than the Fargodome.
It's a 56 degree sand wedge from the dorm where I lost my virginity.............................the first muther effer to throw out the "5 knuckle shuffle" comment is gonna get punched right in the ovaries.

Was it rape?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Norma Stitz on July 26, 2013, 09:19:18 AM
Hey man........It's on campus and is considerably closer to the dorms than the Fargodome.
It's a 56 degree sand wedge from the dorm where I lost my virginity.............................the first muther effer to throw out the "5 knuckle shuffle" comment is gonna get punched right in the ovaries.

Was it rape?

maybe........
(http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQZipAjJDMrZshhoya72YDFdd2OvP-dG2-g2Q74W46gOZJbOnYW)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Emo EMAW on July 26, 2013, 09:31:06 AM
No shame there.  This is a safe place.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: GoodForAnother on July 26, 2013, 09:42:40 AM
a safe place for rapists?  wtf kind of site is this?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Emo EMAW on July 26, 2013, 09:45:29 AM
a safe place for rapists?  wtf kind of site is this?

Safe place for those that have been raped. 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 26, 2013, 11:07:47 AM
Guys, I have a confession. When I was a kid I used to spend hours and hours just drawing plans of enormous stadiums. Football, basketball, baseball. At my parents' house I have over 200 of these cartooney drawings of stadiums that would be completely unfeasible in real life. I mean, many of them would probably seat well over 250,000 if they were actually brought to fruition. :lol:

When I go back for the Baylor game I'll try to snag them and upload some. They're pretty bad but an 8 year-old SB was suuuuper into it.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shooter Jones on July 26, 2013, 11:13:02 AM
Guys, I have a confession. When I was a kid I used to spend hours and hours just drawing plans of enormous stadiums. Football, basketball, baseball. At my parents' house I have over 200 of these cartooney drawings of stadiums that would be completely unfeasible in real life. I mean, many of them would probably seat well over 250,000 if they were actually brought to fruition. :lol:

When I go back for the Baylor game I'll try to snag them and upload some. They're pretty bad but an 8 year-old SB was suuuuper into it.

 :thumbs:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 26, 2013, 11:39:42 AM
Guys, I have a confession. When I was a kid I used to spend hours and hours just drawing plans of enormous stadiums. Football, basketball, baseball. At my parents' house I have over 200 of these cartooney drawings of stadiums that would be completely unfeasible in real life. I mean, many of them would probably seat well over 250,000 if they were actually brought to fruition. :lol:

When I go back for the Baylor game I'll try to snag them and upload some. They're pretty bad but an 8 year-old SB was suuuuper into it.

 :surprised:

 :dance:

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: meSACKwilliams on July 26, 2013, 11:59:23 AM
Hey man........It's on campus and is considerably closer to the dorms than the Fargodome.
It's a 56 degree sand wedge from the dorm where I lost my virginity.............................the first muther effer to throw out the "5 knuckle shuffle" comment is gonna get punched right in the ovaries.

Waited til college....yikes
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Tobias on July 26, 2013, 12:03:50 PM
8 year-old SB was suuuuper into it.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: timhawk on July 26, 2013, 12:57:29 PM
Hey man........It's on campus and is considerably closer to the dorms than the Fargodome.
It's a 56 degree sand wedge from the dorm where I lost my virginity.............................the first muther effer to throw out the "5 knuckle shuffle" comment is gonna get punched right in the ovaries.

Waited til college....yikes

hey it was his choice, yours was probably taken from you  :blindfold:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 26, 2013, 01:28:42 PM
Holy refurb.

(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/2804/69306952555f4a0498cfb.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 26, 2013, 01:38:28 PM
Good. That place needed it. I drove by there over Thanksgiving and it looked craaaaaaazy!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: cas4ksu on July 26, 2013, 02:00:11 PM
(http://media.govolsxtra.com/media/img/photos/2009/08/09/080909neyland_t607.jpg)

very steep.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 26, 2013, 02:27:01 PM
Neyland Stadium is one of the few fortresses that kept me out. :frown:  :don'tcare: Always wanted to see a game there. Checkerboard end zones rule. And SB's uncle stayed in the dorms under the bleachers his freshman year and would come back after games and all the pictures would be rattled off the wall. That was until he flunked out with a stellar 0.0 GPA and immediately got sent to Vietnam.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 26, 2013, 02:29:31 PM
Guys, I have a confession. When I was a kid I used to spend hours and hours just drawing plans of enormous stadiums. Football, basketball, baseball. At my parents' house I have over 200 of these cartooney drawings of stadiums that would be completely unfeasible in real life. I mean, many of them would probably seat well over 250,000 if they were actually brought to fruition. :lol:

When I go back for the Baylor game I'll try to snag them and upload some. They're pretty bad but an 8 year-old SB was suuuuper into it.

 :surprised:

 :dance:

 :cheers:


Yeah they were pretty much all this insane from what I remember.
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a370/2_wheeled_slave/ridiculousstadium.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Frankenklein on July 26, 2013, 06:45:57 PM
Holy refurb.

(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/2804/69306952555f4a0498cfb.jpg)
Just wheeled the turf of to the side ...good idea
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Vitojr130 on July 26, 2013, 06:53:44 PM
Nice, Storma Norma. It's almost like a minor league stadium that you get to play games in. P.S. You guys LOVE Roger Maris.

It is... and that minor league team just got their 1000th win last night (Redhawks). They took the series against the Kansas City T-Turds a few weeks back...

Hey man........It's on campus and is considerably closer to the dorms than the Fargodome.
It's a 56 degree sand wedge from the dorm where I lost my virginity.............................the first muther effer to throw out the "5 knuckle shuffle" comment is gonna get punched right in the ovaries.

It's 100 yards away from the Fargodome... This is only an issue when drinking, but with North Dakota being the heaviest drinkers in the nation, this happens to be a lot...  :don'tcare:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: BobBarker on July 27, 2013, 02:30:15 AM

It is... and that minor league team just got their 1000th win last night (Redhawks). They took the series against the Kansas City T-Turds a few weeks back...


 :facepalm: The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball is like the Division III of Minor league baseball. Do you guys play the big boy version of anything?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Norma Stitz on July 27, 2013, 09:28:16 AM

It is... and that minor league team just got their 1000th win last night (Redhawks). They took the series against the Kansas City T-Turds a few weeks back...


 :facepalm: The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball is like the Division III of Minor league baseball. Do you guys play the big boy version of anything?

The AP has us ranked 49th nationally in Underwater Basket Weaving.......................And yeah, it's D-1 bitch!

(http://www.reed.edu/reed_magazine/december2011/articles/features/images/582_almanac_14.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Norma Stitz on July 27, 2013, 09:29:04 AM

It is... and that minor league team just got their 1000th win last night (Redhawks). They took the series against the Kansas City T-Turds a few weeks back...


 :facepalm: The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball is like the Division III of Minor league baseball. Do you guys play the big boy version of anything?

The AP has us ranked 49th nationally in Underwater Basket Weaving.......................And yeah, it's D-1 bitch!

(http://www.reed.edu/reed_magazine/december2011/articles/features/images/582_almanac_14.jpg)
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 27, 2013, 10:45:51 AM

It is... and that minor league team just got their 1000th win last night (Redhawks). They took the series against the Kansas City T-Turds a few weeks back...


 :facepalm: The American Association of Independent Professional Baseball is like the Division III of Minor league baseball. Do you guys play the big boy version of anything?

What a clown you are coming into this thread and not being stadium best friends with everyone.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Headinjun on July 27, 2013, 11:21:06 AM
Guys, I have a confession. When I was a kid I used to spend hours and hours just drawing plans of enormous stadiums. Football, basketball, baseball. At my parents' house I have over 200 of these cartooney drawings of stadiums that would be completely unfeasible in real life. I mean, many of them would probably seat well over 250,000 if they were actually brought to fruition. :lol:

When I go back for the Baylor game I'll try to snag them and upload some. They're pretty bad but an 8 year-old SB was suuuuper into it.

I did this crap too but with houses.  I totally wanted to be a Kstate architect grad, but then I figured out early in college that I suck at science, so the structures part of that curriculum wasn't going to be for me. 

Funny thing is, is that I like science more than when I was in school. 

Science Friday is my favorite show.



Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Headinjun on July 27, 2013, 11:23:46 AM
Guys, I have a confession. When I was a kid I used to spend hours and hours just drawing plans of enormous stadiums. Football, basketball, baseball. At my parents' house I have over 200 of these cartooney drawings of stadiums that would be completely unfeasible in real life. I mean, many of them would probably seat well over 250,000 if they were actually brought to fruition. :lol:

When I go back for the Baylor game I'll try to snag them and upload some. They're pretty bad but an 8 year-old SB was suuuuper into it.

 :surprised:

 :dance:

 :cheers:


Yeah they were pretty much all this insane from what I remember.
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a370/2_wheeled_slave/ridiculousstadium.jpg)

You know how pimp that is bro?!!

 :cheers:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 27, 2013, 12:21:03 PM
Holy refurb.

(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/2804/69306952555f4a0498cfb.jpg)
Just wheeled the turf of to the side ...good idea

Weird that they left that one (bizarre) upper deck. Why do you think they did that? So they could continue to call it, like, the oldest stadium west of the whatever? Or so they don't have to conform to health codes, or...?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Frankenklein on July 27, 2013, 12:39:47 PM
Holy refurb.

(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/2804/69306952555f4a0498cfb.jpg)
Just wheeled the turf of to the side ...good idea

Weird that they left that one (bizarre) upper deck. Why do you think they did that? So they could continue to call it, like, the oldest stadium west of the whatever? Or so they don't have to conform to health codes, or...?
Figured they just built that first so people could come in a watch em build the rest
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 27, 2013, 06:19:22 PM
Holy refurb.

(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/2804/69306952555f4a0498cfb.jpg)
Just wheeled the turf of to the side ...good idea

Weird that they left that one (bizarre) upper deck. Why do you think they did that? So they could continue to call it, like, the oldest stadium west of the whatever? Or so they don't have to conform to health codes, or...?
Figured they just built that first so people could come in a watch em build the rest

That deck was built in the 80s while the rest of the stadium was much earlier. That section will be remodeled to look new.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Frankenklein on July 27, 2013, 07:12:10 PM
Holy refurb.

(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/2804/69306952555f4a0498cfb.jpg)
Just wheeled the turf of to the side ...good idea

Weird that they left that one (bizarre) upper deck. Why do you think they did that? So they could continue to call it, like, the oldest stadium west of the whatever? Or so they don't have to conform to health codes, or...?
Figured they just built that first so people could come in a watch em build the rest

That deck was built in the 80s while the rest of the stadium was much earlier. That section will be remodeled to look new.
Ok,then whats going on with the big hole in the middle
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: WildcatPower on July 27, 2013, 07:24:30 PM
Holy refurb.

(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/2804/69306952555f4a0498cfb.jpg)
Just wheeled the turf of to the side ...good idea

Weird that they left that one (bizarre) upper deck. Why do you think they did that? So they could continue to call it, like, the oldest stadium west of the whatever? Or so they don't have to conform to health codes, or...?
Figured they just built that first so people could come in a watch em build the rest

That deck was built in the 80s while the rest of the stadium was much earlier. That section will be remodeled to look new.
Ok,then whats going on with the big hole in the middle

I'm guessing a drainage system?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on July 27, 2013, 07:29:45 PM
Light rail is going under the stadium.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 28, 2013, 09:59:36 AM
Holy refurb.

(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/2804/69306952555f4a0498cfb.jpg)
Just wheeled the turf of to the side ...good idea

Weird that they left that one (bizarre) upper deck. Why do you think they did that? So they could continue to call it, like, the oldest stadium west of the whatever? Or so they don't have to conform to health codes, or...?
Figured they just built that first so people could come in a watch em build the rest

That deck was built in the 80s while the rest of the stadium was much earlier. That section will be remodeled to look new.
Ok,then whats going on with the big hole in the middle

I'm guessing a drainage system?

The big hole is the new field, which is lower than the original. That small manmade pond is erosion control.
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 28, 2013, 03:03:15 PM
Anyone have a more recent pic of the construction?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: BobBarker on July 28, 2013, 03:31:09 PM
Anyone have a more recent pic of the construction?

http://oxblue.com/open/huskystadium
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: meSACKwilliams on July 28, 2013, 04:04:51 PM
Anyone have a more recent pic of the construction?

http://oxblue.com/open/huskystadium

Super mixed about it
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 28, 2013, 04:36:01 PM
Howcome? I think it's fantastic. It's pretty much what it should've been all along, except they had a dumbass track. That end zone complex is a bit weird, but other than that I'm :thumbs: It's not exactly symmetrical, but it's clean and not TOO asymmetrical. The only thing I really think that sucks about it is that the taller end zone stands on the lake side are gonna cover up their distinctive The Setting view. :frown: But overall it's elite and they're also renovating their baseball stadium. Lucky huskies. :don'tcare:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 28, 2013, 05:14:20 PM
Skin Ben what are your thoughts on having more rows at the 50 yard line than the goal line?

Northwestern does this and I guess it makes sense and even looks sleek, but I'm against it. I like having a ton of fans right on the goal line screaming their heads off to help the D make a goal line stand. It seems like at Northwestern once a team is inside the ten they look up and see like 12 rows of fans and aren't intimidated and can focus just fine and boom, touchdown visitors.

(http://www.thedigichick.com/forums/images/smilies/impatient.gif)


Hey CF3, I haven't forgotten about ya bro! :fistpound:

I guess I kind of agree with you about the ten rows of goal line stands and no noise thing. I mean no one wants the visiting team just waltzing into the end zone with no aural resistance. I kinda like the way it looks architecturally I guess, because it allows each stadium to be more unique? Maybe? And it allows for athletic departments to tout more rows near midfield? But ya, it sucks. I mean who wants crazy noise when a team is at the 50 instead of when they'e trying to punch it in on 4th and goal? Not me, that's for sure. In fact I would probably do what Nebraska did with their end zones, only waaaaay more pronounced. I would make every section between the 20 yard-lines only about 12 rows tall, then every section from each 20 going to the back of the end zone would quickly rise to about 60 rows, and then every end zone fun zone would be about, like, 330 rows tall. All of it one big section. It would look very odd but man can you imagine trying to audible on 4th and goal when you're going into an end zone section of almost 40,000 fans (preferably students on each side) all screaming their heads off?  I would love that in the upcoming BSFS renovations. I think maybe I'll tweet this post to Currie and see what we can do. Also we will have to increase our enrollment by about 60,000 to really do it up right, but with NBAF and 2025 that shouldn't be too much of a problem.

What else do you want to know about my thoughts on stadiums Cartier For Three Three-ey Carts Carti-yayz Three-ey Throoo?


Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 28, 2013, 05:55:24 PM
Skin Ben what are your thoughts on having more rows at the 50 yard line than the goal line?

Northwestern does this and I guess it makes sense and even looks sleek, but I'm against it. I like having a ton of fans right on the goal line screaming their heads off to help the D make a goal line stand. It seems like at Northwestern once a team is inside the ten they look up and see like 12 rows of fans and aren't intimidated and can focus just fine and boom, touchdown visitors.

(http://www.thedigichick.com/forums/images/smilies/impatient.gif)


Hey CF3, I haven't forgotten about ya bro! :fistpound:

I guess I kind of agree with you about the ten rows of goal line stands and no noise thing. I mean no one wants the visiting team just waltzing into the end zone with no aural resistance. I kinda like the way it looks architecturally I guess, because it allows each stadium to be more unique? Maybe? And it allows for athletic departments to tout more rows near midfield? But ya, it sucks. I mean who wants crazy noise when a team is at the 50 instead of when they'e trying to punch it in on 4th and goal? Not me, that's for sure. In fact I would probably do what Nebraska did with their end zones, only waaaaay more pronounced. I would make every section between the 20 yard-lines only about 12 rows tall, then every section from each 20 going to the back of the end zone would quickly rise to about 60 rows, and then every end zone fun zone would be about, like, 330 rows tall. All of it one big section. It would look very odd but man can you imagine trying to audible on 4th and goal when you're going into an end zone section of almost 40,000 fans (preferably students on each side) all screaming their heads off?  I would love that in the upcoming BSFS renovations. I think maybe I'll tweet this post to Currie and see what we can do. Also we will have to increase our enrollment by about 60,000 to really do it up right, but with NBAF and 2025 that shouldn't be too much of a problem.

What else do you want to know about my thoughts on stadiums Cartier For Three Three-ey Carts Carti-yayz Three-ey Throoo?

(http://uswfl.com/images/stadiums/memphis_liberty_bowl.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: NDSU Lollypopkid on July 28, 2013, 05:59:39 PM
Anyone have a more recent pic of the construction?

http://oxblue.com/open/huskystadium
That looks amazing. I could give 2 shits about Washington athletics, but thatd be an awesome game day...with boat to boat tailgating
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: meSACKwilliams on July 28, 2013, 06:13:12 PM
Howcome? I think it's fantastic. It's pretty much what it should've been all along, except they had a dumbass track. That end zone complex is a bit weird, but other than that I'm :thumbs: It's not exactly symmetrical, but it's clean and not TOO asymmetrical. The only thing I really think that sucks about it is that the taller end zone stands on the lake side are gonna cover up their distinctive The Setting view. :frown: But overall it's elite and they're also renovating their baseball stadium. Lucky huskies. :don'tcare:

Thats exactly it. I like the sideline seating, but the endzones are iffy.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MakeItRain on July 28, 2013, 11:32:05 PM
The other indoor stadium in ND
The Alerus Center.  Home of UN_ (aka the University of No D)

(http://www.youvisit.com/media/undadmin/1281828330187_sports008.jpg)

Woof. Is everything in your Canadian province shitty?

Why yes......................yes it is.

I should turn in my Bison man-card for doing this.........  but...........here is "that school's" hockey facility.  I'm fixin' to get the crap beat out of me for doing this.

(http://www.panoramas.com/images/P/UND3.jpg)

So we're not going to talk about the Anti-Semite, Ralph Engelsted, who built this arena? How about the fact that he put hundreds of the UND Sioux logo in the arena after the Sioux objected to the logo and told UND he would pull funding if they changed the logo?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on July 28, 2013, 11:55:30 PM
So we're not going to talk about the Anti-Semite, Ralph Engelsted, who built this arena? How about the fact that he put hundreds of the UND Sioux logo in the arena after the Sioux objected to the logo and told UND he would pull funding if they changed the logo?
Yeah this guy is a piece of work. 

Quote
He raised accusations of being sympathetic to Nazism owing to his collection of Nazi memorabilia stored in a museum within the casino-hotel, including a painting of himself in a Nazi uniform (captioned "To Adolf from Ralphie")...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Engelstad (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Engelstad)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 29, 2013, 12:39:02 AM
best friend stuff :D
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 29, 2013, 07:47:37 AM
So we're not going to talk about the Anti-Semite, Ralph Engelsted, who built this arena? How about the fact that he put hundreds of the UND Sioux logo in the arena after the Sioux objected to the logo and told UND he would pull funding if they changed the logo?
Yeah this guy is a piece of work. 

Quote
He raised accusations of being sympathetic to Nazism owing to his collection of Nazi memorabilia stored in a museum within the casino-hotel, including a painting of himself in a Nazi uniform (captioned "To Adolf from Ralphie")...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Engelstad (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Engelstad)

Why did I move to a place with such people....

 :driving:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 29, 2013, 10:31:18 PM
You know what was one of the most bizarre arena designs ever, both inside and out? The Omni in Atlanta. I mean wut.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on July 29, 2013, 11:05:38 PM
SHIZA!  This is a huge improvement over what it replaced.  FWIW, only the scoreboard was replaced this offseason.  The absurd temporary bleachers had been replaced for some time:

(http://www.gallagher.com/photos/illinois_football_game_Oct2003/scoreboard_memorial_stadium.jpg)


(http://www.illinoisloyalty.com/i/n/daktronics-scoreboard-memorial-stadium-illinois-a.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 29, 2013, 11:21:44 PM
I like the "tradition" "pride" "loyalty" "excellence" arches on the old scoreboard. I hope they ended up in whatever their version of the purple pig is.
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 30, 2013, 10:25:50 AM
Yeah, Illinois' huge improvements are definitely great, but I don't understand stadiums that add new, nice permanent bleachers behind the end zone but then include a huge gulf between the back of the end zone and the first row of bleachers. West Virginia's gulf is the worst and looks so weird. :sdeek:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: cDubya on July 30, 2013, 11:20:45 AM
Agree with ya, SB, on our "gulf". However, it's not as bad as you might think. My dad has had season tickets there for the past 20 or so years, and it's never bothered me to be set back that far from the field. Ill try to upload some pics I've taken from our seats soon.
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 30, 2013, 11:51:35 AM
I actually sat there for the KSU game this year and the sight lines are fine, I just think it looks odd from an architectural standpoint.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 30, 2013, 01:23:19 PM
I actually sat there for the KSU game this year and the sight lines are fine, I just think it looks odd from an architectural standpoint.

Its fine if you are elevated above the gulf. Unlike Texas' old endzone:

(http://cdn.bleacherreport.net/images_root/slides/photos/000/795/845/texas22_display_image.jpg?1300411831)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: timhawk on July 30, 2013, 02:02:46 PM
you see what Texas a&m is doing to their stadium?? it's going to be pretty damn nice

http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2013/5/1/4291104/texas-am-football-stadium-expansion-kyle-field (http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2013/5/1/4291104/texas-am-football-stadium-expansion-kyle-field)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shooter Jones on July 30, 2013, 02:10:30 PM
you see what Texas a&m is doing to their stadium?? it's going to be pretty damn nice

Tim, at one time we were gathering T's and P's for all the future casualties caused by the massive amounts of trees in their rendos.. can't locate the thread, tho

Might actually be buried with the BSFS reno stuff..
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 30, 2013, 02:26:27 PM
you see what Texas a&m is doing to their stadium?? it's going to be pretty damn nice

http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2013/5/1/4291104/texas-am-football-stadium-expansion-kyle-field (http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2013/5/1/4291104/texas-am-football-stadium-expansion-kyle-field)

They take themselves really seriously. That video  :sdeek:

EDIT: It looks like a nazi parade at 1:53


Double EDIT: One of the values they list at 3:55 is loyalty  :lol:


Triple EDIT (it was a long video): their plans for club and suite level seating are pretty elite.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: BobBarker on July 30, 2013, 02:43:20 PM
you see what Texas a&m is doing to their stadium?? it's going to be pretty damn nice

I couldn't watch the whole video. There is just something about aTm that makes me feel embarrassed for them. (Pretty sure it was the videos at the beginning of Hitlers army)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on July 30, 2013, 02:46:28 PM
It's going to be pretty much impossible for any of us to be best friends with bonfire aggy itt so we might want to change the subject.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 30, 2013, 02:46:51 PM
Quote
There will be a new limestone outside
  :chainsaw:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: meSACKwilliams on July 30, 2013, 06:53:49 PM
you see what Texas a&m is doing to their stadium?? it's going to be pretty damn nice

I couldn't watch the whole video. There is just something about aTm that makes me feel embarrassed for them. (Pretty sure it was the videos at the beginning of Hitlers army)

Subtle symbolism of aTm fans
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on July 30, 2013, 07:02:02 PM
A&M is just so stupid.  In '09, they averaged 77k per game in a stadium that seats around 83k.  Now they're spending 450 million to have something bigger and shinier than Texas. 

I've been to A&M twice for conference games, once against "rival" TTU.  The stadium was far from sold out for both games.  Now they want to add another 20k seats?  They'll sell that sucker out for a few years probably, but once the SEC shine wears off, they'll be back to ~85k per game or so.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: HerrSonntag on July 30, 2013, 10:14:54 PM
They do have a crap ton of money, tho.

I like that all the seats they are adding are crappy endzone seats no one will want.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 31, 2013, 12:36:04 PM
They do have a crap ton of money, tho.

I like that all the seats they are adding are crappy endzone seats no one will want.

I'm just waiting for a fiscal conservative member of congress (not from the State of Texas) to question non-profit statuses of schools simply based off of that video. Most renovations are usually well justified in terms of benefitting student athletes but this are simply aesthetic and profit-driven.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: cas4ksu on July 31, 2013, 01:00:58 PM
Unless JFF is granted unlimited eligibility and plays at A&M forever, then they will never sell that place out.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: yoman on July 31, 2013, 01:12:16 PM
The video actually sums up how delusional A&M fans are. It will be fun to play there in EA's college football game so they have that going for them, I guess?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 31, 2013, 01:22:12 PM
Unless JFF is granted unlimited eligibility and plays at A&M forever, then they will never sell that place out.

Not going to happen with quotes like this from Daddy Football...

Quote
Manziel’s father called the school and NCAA “so selfish” for the way they have probed his son.

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/college/football/manziel_dad_johnny_may_snap_EjsFqM2InrfJMJfkUKa7eK
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 31, 2013, 01:23:46 PM
When things get too unfriendly in here I usually pop in and put up some new rando team's pictures. Troy (State) University 2nite??? Stay tuned...
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on July 31, 2013, 01:33:31 PM
Drake!

(http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/pics32/0/FG/FGRRMWVXMWVKFBH.20110603163105.jpg)

(http://www.nfhs.org/uploadedImages/NFHS_Home/News/ContentPages/Iowa_Track_DrakeStadium.jpg)

(http://media-cache-ak3.pinimg.com/originals/95/d2/39/95d2390ac79107468af76510da83af01.jpg)

(https://admin.xosn.com/pics9/800/AF/AFFFDREKRPCUTHZ.20071015204544.jpg)

Look at the Jethro's blimp that floats around!!
(http://iowahighwayends.net/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/KnappCenter.jpg)

(http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/02/19/sports/19drake.3.600.jpg)
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Post by: lopakman on July 31, 2013, 01:57:18 PM
Unless JFF is granted unlimited eligibility and plays at A&M forever, then they will never sell that place out.

Not going to happen with quotes like this from Daddy Football...

Quote
Manziel’s father called the school and NCAA “so selfish” for the way they have probed his son.

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/college/football/manziel_dad_johnny_may_snap_EjsFqM2InrfJMJfkUKa7eK


After the summer of Manziel, if he has a bad year it is going to be absolutely glorious to sit back and watch the crap hit the fan in Aggieland. 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on July 31, 2013, 01:59:33 PM
When things get too unfriendly in here I usually pop in and put up some new rando team's pictures. Troy (State) University 2nite??? Stay tuned...
Sorry, SB.  I'm still pretty butthurt about A&M leaving.  I used to love those wacky bastards.  Even used to have a 12th man shirt I'd wear on occasion.   :surprised:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on July 31, 2013, 02:00:52 PM
Drake is like KU's (little) sister school  :D
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 31, 2013, 02:02:14 PM
Havs how is their weird little fieldhouse? Is it cool in an old-fashioned MVC way? I bet it is.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on July 31, 2013, 02:03:24 PM
Pro tip for Drake: Lower the field, move in some more rows, BAM! More noise.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on July 31, 2013, 02:06:56 PM
This guy totally encapsulates Drake's football facility:

 :sdeek:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: WildcatNkilt on July 31, 2013, 02:08:30 PM
This guy totally encapsulates Drake's football facility:

 :sdeek:

Like Drake cares about their football?  That stadium was built for the relays.  Fun event actually....
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: daBish7 on July 31, 2013, 02:36:21 PM
WoW!!!  It looks like Drake has a lazy river!

Also SB, Troy would be a fabulous addition to the pud stadiums thread.

 :excited:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on July 31, 2013, 04:25:16 PM
Unless JFF is granted unlimited eligibility and plays at A&M forever, then they will never sell that place out.

Not going to happen with quotes like this from Daddy Football...

Quote
Manziel’s father called the school and NCAA “so selfish” for the way they have probed his son.

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/college/football/manziel_dad_johnny_may_snap_EjsFqM2InrfJMJfkUKa7eK

The company I work for did some of the aTm reno work.  Engineering stuff, not design.  I'm happy to field any questions/concerns about those goofballs and will answer to the best of my ability.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: BobBarker on July 31, 2013, 04:36:46 PM
The company I work for did some of the aTm reno work.  Engineering stuff, not design.  I'm happy to field any questions/concerns about those goofballs and will answer to the best of my ability.

Are all the seats chairbacks, or are there any benches? I would imagine they already thought of this because the armrests would seriously get in the way during the circle jerk.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on July 31, 2013, 07:38:56 PM
Ha, good question! I think I oversold myself on this one. The area we did work was the building behind the south end zone fun zone. It's part of the sports complex and certainly part of the fan experience but not part of the stadium proper. SB strikes me as the type who appreciates the fan experience aspect of "what makes an elite stade" so I thought I'd chime in.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on July 31, 2013, 08:06:01 PM
Ha, good question! I think I oversold myself on this one. The area we did work was the building behind the south end zone fun zone. It's part of the sports complex and certainly part of the fan experience but not part of the stadium proper. SB strikes me as the type who appreciates the fan experience aspect of "what makes an elite stade" so I thought I'd chime in.

Way to get our hopes up, Kevin.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Trogdor on July 31, 2013, 10:15:42 PM
Drake!

(http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/pics32/0/FG/FGRRMWVXMWVKFBH.20110603163105.jpg)

(http://www.nfhs.org/uploadedImages/NFHS_Home/News/ContentPages/Iowa_Track_DrakeStadium.jpg)

(http://media-cache-ak3.pinimg.com/originals/95/d2/39/95d2390ac79107468af76510da83af01.jpg)


Is the blue track an attempt not suck
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MakeItRain on July 31, 2013, 10:30:48 PM
This guy totally encapsulates Drake's football facility:

 :sdeek:

Like Drake cares about their football?  That stadium was built for the relays.  Fun event actually....

Exactly, any comparisons to KU are foolish, they are in fact polar opposites. Drake is a world class track facility with football lines on the infield. Instead of football elites mocking the track, Euro track elites mock Drake's football field. The KU Relays are a cheap knockoff of the Drake Relays and Drake also frequently hosts official USATF meets.
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 31, 2013, 10:34:11 PM
While I appreciate a good fan experience, I really just get my rocks off on drawing 200,000 seat stadium propers. But tell us about what you worked on.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: daBish7 on July 31, 2013, 10:35:33 PM
Troy :pray:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on August 01, 2013, 09:23:41 AM
While I appreciate a good fan experience, I really just get my rocks off on drawing 200,000 seat stadium propers. But tell us about what you worked on.

Hey man, no question a mega-stade >> some ministry of propoganda headquarters, but I just work on what they throw my way!  We also did Reliant Stadium - home of the Houston Texaquatz - who at least had enough good sense to invite Optimus to work out at their camp.  That was before my time but i'll see if i can find some good insider-y photos.

Pro tip: if you ever find yourself in attendance at Reliant, DO NOT get draught beer when you pak!  Pound em outside or get bottles.  I promise you don't wanna know...
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: yoman on August 01, 2013, 09:29:00 AM
While I appreciate a good fan experience, I really just get my rocks off on drawing 200,000 seat stadium propers. But tell us about what you worked on.

Hey man, no question a mega-stade >> some ministry of propoganda headquarters, but I just work on what they throw my way!  We also did Reliant Stadium - home of the Houston Texaquatz - who at least had enough good sense to invite Optimus to work out at their camp.  That was before my time but i'll see if i can find some good insider-y photos.

Pro tip: if you ever find yourself in attendance at Reliant, DO NOT get draught beer when you pak!  Pound em outside or get bottles.  I promise you don't wanna know...

This would have been useful information in 2006
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Tobias on August 01, 2013, 09:29:27 AM
tobiasbro played fb at drake when doeren was d-coord (:sdeek:), little sis also went there

can confirm lol-ness of fb and fun of drake relays  :drink:
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Post by: hooz on August 01, 2013, 10:52:13 AM
University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles checking in. 

no football.  :embarrassed:

welcome to The PAC(physical activities center... :blank:)
(http://www.gousieagles.com/images/2009/8/13/medium_PAC%20FULL_FISH%20EYE%20BIG.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/52/Overview_of_the_University_of_Southern_Indiana_basketball_court.JPG/300px-Overview_of_the_University_of_Southern_Indiana_basketball_court.JPG)
(http://www.usi.edu/visit/virtualtour/images/pac.jpg)
The PAC
(http://farm1.staticflickr.com/176/393626213_b1b6638b8b_z.jpg)
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/70/USI_awards.jpg/320px-USI_awards.jpg)
rabid fan base(http://media.courierpress.com/media/img/photos/2009/03/06/0307_spt_ds369glvcusi011_t607.jpg)(http://media.courierpress.com/media/img/photos/2009/03/06/0307_spt_ds369glvcusi331_t607.jpg)
and baseball
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7846803128_86986974dc.jpg)
soccer - Strassweg Field
(http://www.usi.edu/sports/webphotos/Soccer_Field/Strassweg2.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Super PurpleCat on August 01, 2013, 12:35:07 PM
That baseball field looks like it's being attacked by ents.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: daBish7 on August 01, 2013, 12:39:59 PM
That baseball field looks like it's being attacked by ents.

Looks like it is 215 to dead center.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on August 01, 2013, 01:03:03 PM
Havs how is their weird little fieldhouse? Is it cool in an old-fashioned MVC way? I bet it is.

Awful sightlines and the stands are not steep at all. The arena is younger than I am too and has only seen one good Drake season in 2008. Regardless, I always enjoy a Drake/Creighton or Drake/UNI matchup at the Knapp Center, otherwise its the Nap Center.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Trogdor on August 01, 2013, 02:53:36 PM
What is that baseball field? How many HRs have been hit out of there?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on August 01, 2013, 10:59:30 PM
What is that baseball field? How many HRs have been hit out of there?
how many ents have rampaged due to the HRs? 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Trogdor on August 01, 2013, 11:02:07 PM
What is that baseball field? How many HRs have been hit out of there?
how many ents have rampaged due to the HRs?

At least 3 to each hr
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Kat Kid on August 02, 2013, 09:56:53 AM
In KU news, beems wants to raid KU's cancer research dollars to try and repair their crap stadium.

Quote
KU endowment is currently in the middle of a $1.2 billion fundraising campaign (Far Above).  When the campaign kicked off to the public in 2008, $612 million had already been pledged.  According to the website, one of the campaign goals includes $175 million for facilities upgrades and renovations.  Now, that money will likely be used for medical research and campus facilities as well, but a portion of it could possibly go to the football stadium upgrades. 

http://www.kucancercenter.org/give/far-above-campa ign
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on August 02, 2013, 10:08:32 AM
i think is should have some time to check out NW's stades on Sunday.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on August 02, 2013, 10:17:17 AM
In KU news, beems wants to raid KU's cancer research dollars to try and repair their crap stadium.

Quote
KU endowment is currently in the middle of a $1.2 billion fundraising campaign (Far Above).  When the campaign kicked off to the public in 2008, $612 million had already been pledged.  According to the website, one of the campaign goals includes $175 million for facilities upgrades and renovations.  Now, that money will likely be used for medical research and campus facilities as well, but a portion of it could possibly go to the football stadium upgrades. 

http://www.kucancercenter.org/give/far-above-campa ign

Jamie Pollard wasn't allowed to touch this money:

http://www.foundation.iastate.edu/s/1463/index.aspx?pgid=525&cid=1499&ecid=1499&crid=0&calpgid=460&calcid=1227

(http://www.foundation.iastate.edu/s/1463/images/editor/news/campaignresults.inside.jpg)
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Post by: GoodForAnother on August 02, 2013, 10:19:22 AM
In KU news, beems wants to raid KU's cancer research dollars to try and repair their crap stadium.

Quote
KU endowment is currently in the middle of a $1.2 billion fundraising campaign (Far Above).  When the campaign kicked off to the public in 2008, $612 million had already been pledged.  According to the website, one of the campaign goals includes $175 million for facilities upgrades and renovations.  Now, that money will likely be used for medical research and campus facilities as well, but a portion of it could possibly go to the football stadium upgrades. 

http://www.kucancercenter.org/give/far-above-campa ign

they've had decades to cure cancer and have gotten nowhere.  the football team won a BCS bowl.  that's way more recent success than the cancer curing guys have had (and much more than KSU, I might add).  seems to me that the football team deserves this money much more than cancer.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on August 02, 2013, 10:21:17 AM
University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles checking in. 

baseball
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7846803128_86986974dc.jpg)

The Setting
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on August 02, 2013, 10:23:26 AM
University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles checking in. 

baseball
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7846803128_86986974dc.jpg)

The Setting

Look at all the trees that you guys could be scared of!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 02, 2013, 11:20:14 AM
Teaser for when I get home 2nite: Troy's stadium is amazingly cute! :D
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on August 02, 2013, 12:44:45 PM
University of Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles checking in. 

baseball
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8425/7846803128_86986974dc.jpg)

The Setting

Look at all the trees that you guys could be scared of!

I would post a link to the elevator scene in Cabin in the Woods, but this one seems safer (possibly still NSFW):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeVfLOqtPR8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeVfLOqtPR8)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on August 04, 2013, 05:06:17 PM
NORTHWESTERN WILDCATSCATZ

Made the ~45 minute trip north with my bro in law.  Wonderfully beautiful drive by the lake.  What a fun, SkinnyBenny-inspired afternoon.

This is the facade of their WSC.  It's by far the nicest facade on the exterior of the stadium, as you'll see shortly.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/THE_agnax/20130804_142512_zps5c229dcc.jpg?t=1375652282)
Every other part of the exterior is a complete dump.  It looks like they're doing some kind of work on it, but we're a month away from Northwestern Football and it still looks like this all the way around the stadium:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/THE_agnax/20130804_142553_zpsf3b22cf0.jpg?t=1375652261)
I liked the "tickets" sign.   
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/THE_agnax/20130804_142426_zps07b51376.jpg?t=1375652297)
A lot of Northwestern's buildings have this ivy on it.  Their vanier has some.  Looks kind of weird.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/THE_agnax/20130804_142744_zps0bf1852d.jpg?t=1375652230)
Their "Wildcats" script font cracks me up.  It is as 90s as it comes.  You would think they would try to rebrand it and emphasize their new stripe more, maybe, but nope.  Wildcats script it is.  That script is as Northwesterneo as it gets.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/THE_agnax/20130804_142902_zps7bc6fc41.jpg?t=1375652213)

Ok anyways moving onto the inside of the stadium.  It was hard to fit everything into one shot, so i'm going to post this stock photo just so everyone is oriented correctly:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3071/2726590777_ba203bac61_z.jpg)
Luv their wildcats on top of vanier.

So moving on, I loved their grass field.  It was very pretty and i almost laid down in it and took a nap.  The grass is the best part of the whole stadium because every other piece of it is small and falling apart.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/THE_agnax/20130804_141807_zps03e3c164.jpg?t=1375652389)

Their Vanier is small and old but they have a tarp tunnel!   Wonder if they shoot the fog through it when they come out?  :confused:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/THE_agnax/20130804_140935_zps13a39432.jpg?t=1375652578)
OOD is right behind the stadium.  Didn't go in there because i don't really care about bball arenas.  Sorry.  They have a skywalk that connects Vanier to the arena though:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/THE_agnax/20130804_141030_zpsedfe2a11.jpg?t=1375652553)
They have a 4 ft berm that surrounds the field.  Standing in the endzone seats (which are pretty far from the field) isn't so bad because the field is sunk a little bit lower.  If it wasn't, those endzone seats would be dreadful.

I'd like to direct your attention to their dinky little scoreboard.  So pathetic.  Tucked away in the corner. Just barf. The scoreboard on the other side isn't much better. But hey!  ribbon boards! 
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/THE_agnax/20130804_141820_zps591cbd86.jpg?t=1375652370)

Another weird thing is that the field is absolutely huge.  It was hard for me to judge where the sideline began because their's no paint obviously, but it seemed like the stands were a mile away.  On the plus side, they have tons of room for harley day.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/THE_agnax/20130804_142017_zpsc4c233c6.jpg?t=1375652331)

Statue of willie in the endzone.  Reminds me of the one at old stadium.  We should probably put one in BSFS.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/THE_agnax/20130804_141911_zps5a15793f.jpg?t=1375652350)

Their WSC isn't bad, relative to the rest of the stadium.  It's pretty small, but definitely not Iowa State small.  Also, they call their ring of honor the "honor roll" which is funny to me given Northwestern's academic prowess.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/THE_agnax/20130804_141337_zpsf3c8b357.jpg?t=1375652446)

Here's the weird out of place portal SB referenced earlier in the thread:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/THE_agnax/20130804_141423_zps55a496f4.jpg?t=1375652429)

Sloppy stuff.  HEY NORTHWESTERN, THE SEASON IS IN LESS THAN A MONTH.  GET YOUR crap TOGETHER.  YOU'RE IN THE BIG 10.  YOU WON TEN GAMES LAST SEASON.  YOU HAVE TO AT LEAST PRETEND TO TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/THE_agnax/20130804_141226_zpsc650c417.jpg?t=1375652524)

This sea of visiting stands is just the worst, although i do kind of like their nice 4 foot grass berm:
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/THE_agnax/20130804_141300_zps71b88a7f.jpg?t=1375652498)

Sorry SB, no light porn to speak of.  I don't think they have lights/they don't play night games.  Big 10 is the worst.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 04, 2013, 06:39:31 PM
Wow, just wow. 100 T-ys and 5 katpaks to field reporter Dlew for getting all up in the guts of a stade I've always dreamed of going to and subsequently making fun of on the internet. It's just so weird. The design is not one that you will find anywhere else in any other stadium on the planet. That parabola upper deck is so bizarre. Lower level views obstructed by giant beams? Ivy? LOL, you guys want so badly to still be playing at Wrigley.

I had absolutely no idea that the outer facade was so gross. I mean I guess I figured but I'd never seen it. The "get your crap together" call-out made me LOL IRL. But I think my favorite part was their script Wildcats truck. Gawd. Made me want to go to the Aloha Bowl all over again. And that sideways scoreboard? Barfsville.

Couple questions:

1. How did you get in? Are there a bunch of openings because of all the "construction"? Or do they do what total pud programs do and just sorta leave their stadium open because they don't have rival fanbases that care enough to break in and vandalize?

2. Will you see a game there? I recommend that Sept. 21st tilt against Maine.

3. Look at your photo that shows the mini-tron from the other end zone. In the foreground you see a little white chain that is serving as a "fence." Do you think they think that's actually keeping anyone out?!? Or do they just figure their fans don't give enough of a crap to storm the field for anything?

4. Where does the mystery portal lead? To an alternate universe where Northwestern plays in a real football stadium?

5. Do you already regret not going to their basketball arena? You should. It's so weird (from the pictures I've seen).

T-Y DLEW!

 :katpak: :katpak: :katpak: :katpak: :katpak:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 04, 2013, 06:42:00 PM
I'd like to direct your attention to their dinky little scoreboard.  So pathetic.  Tucked away in the corner. Just barf. The scoreboard on the other side isn't much better. But hey!  ribbon boards! 
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/THE_agnax/20130804_141820_zps591cbd86.jpg?t=1375652370)


MAZDA  :lol:

CRICKET WIRELESS   :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: sonofdaxjones on August 04, 2013, 06:51:54 PM
NW gets a pass, as a small private school.   The alumni at schools like NW and Vandy don't want their schools name attached to football factories, so they aren't forking over millions for extravagant facilities, only enough to stay in the game.

I enjoy watching NW play and I think Fitzgerald is a good coach, and I didn't realize until a few moments ago that Mike Hankwitz is their DC.

Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on August 04, 2013, 06:59:29 PM
1. How did you get in? Are there a bunch of openings because of all the "construction"? Or do they do what total pud programs do and just sorta leave their stadium open because they don't have rival fanbases that care enough to break in and vandalize?
Well the gates were all locked but we walked around the entire facility and found one that was open.  There were some college aged employees buggering around in there.  They saw us and didn't bother us.

2. Will you see a game there? I recommend that Sept. 21st tilt against Maine.
Doubtful.  I'm really a nut on Saturdays in the fall.  I literally watch CFB for 18 hours.  Then again, K-State is off on the 19th of October when they face off against Minnesota.  So we'll see!
3. Look at your photo that shows the mini-tron from the other end zone. In the foreground you see a little white chain that is serving as a "fence." Do you think they think that's actually keeping anyone out?!? Or do they just figure their fans don't give enough of a crap to storm the field for anything?
Well it kept me off the field.  The grass looked so pristine.  Also, i don't think NW has passionate enough fans to warrant any more of a deterrent.

4. Where does the mystery portal lead? To an alternate universe where Northwestern plays in a real football stadium?
I think it leads to a secret underground Glen Mason shrine.

5. Do you already regret not going to their basketball arena? You should. It's so weird (from the pictures I've seen).
a little.  i was with the bro in law and i'd been wandering around the stadium for about half an hour. felt like maybe he wanted to get going.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on August 04, 2013, 07:01:15 PM
NW gets a pass, as a small private school.   The alumni at schools like NW and Vandy don't want their schools name attached to football factories, so they aren't forking over millions for extravagant facilities, only enough to stay in the game.

I enjoy watching NW play and I think Fitzgerald is a good coach, and I didn't realize until a few moments ago that Mike Hankwitz is their DC.
no they don't get a pass.  not when realignment is a thing. the university of chicago is a great academic institution but they're not in the Big 10.  if NW gets to sit at a big boy sports table then they should shape up. 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: sonofdaxjones on August 04, 2013, 07:03:14 PM
NW gets a pass, as a small private school.   The alumni at schools like NW and Vandy don't want their schools name attached to football factories, so they aren't forking over millions for extravagant facilities, only enough to stay in the game.

I enjoy watching NW play and I think Fitzgerald is a good coach, and I didn't realize until a few moments ago that Mike Hankwitz is their DC.
no they don't get a pass.  not when realignment is a thing. the university of chicago is a great academic institution but they're not in the Big 10.  if NW gets to sit at a big boy sports table then they should shape up.

I was wrong, they're building a $220 million dollar on campus facility (Ryan Field is about a mile away) that will be for football and student recreation.

Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on August 04, 2013, 09:39:12 PM
Went to a Michigan State v. Northwestern game a few years back at Ryan Field. The whole east side was green.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 04, 2013, 09:44:52 PM
That makes me sad, Haverhill. Makes me sad. :frown:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on August 04, 2013, 09:59:37 PM
if i go to that minnesota game i'll for sure wear purple.  wildcat solidarity.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on August 04, 2013, 10:49:22 PM
That makes me sad, Haverhill. Makes me sad. :frown:

Yea, makes me wish they were in our conference. I'd love a yearly trip to Chicago.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on August 04, 2013, 10:59:26 PM
Would love NW in the 12.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: eastcat on August 05, 2013, 12:46:32 AM
Would love NW in the 12.
:blank:

eff no
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Super PurpleCat on August 05, 2013, 03:21:34 AM
Would love NW in the 12.

Two purple teams is one too many, three is inconceivable.   :curse:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: NDSU Lollypopkid on August 05, 2013, 06:52:34 AM
I noticed the city of Chicago had to get their fingerprints on Northwesterns brand on billboards when I was up there a couple weeks ago.

"Chicagos big 10 team"....lame. Ive never seen a school do that. Iowa city should follow suit.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on August 05, 2013, 09:23:17 AM
We don't give Baylor or TCU or Texas Tech (all private religious schools) a pass, Northwestern doesn't get one either.


Question: Shouldn't it be called North-Middle? Its not that far west.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on August 05, 2013, 12:38:23 PM
I noticed the city of Chicago had to get their fingerprints on Northwesterns brand on billboards when I was up there a couple weeks ago.

"Chicagos big 10 team"....lame. Ive never seen a school do that. Iowa city should follow suit.

wut?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on August 05, 2013, 12:44:23 PM
Yeah lollypop, I have no idea what you're talking about.  Schools try to brand themselves around big cities all the time.  Mizzou is trying desperately to command control of kc.  Rutgers brands itself around NYC. There are probably other examples.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on August 05, 2013, 12:48:48 PM
Yeah lollypop, I have no idea what you're talking about.  Schools try to brand themselves around big cities all the time.  Mizzou is trying desperately to command control of kc.  Rutgers brands itself around NYC. There are probably other examples.

(http://cdn0.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/2948778/SU_Taxi_large.jpg)

(http://www.imaseawolf.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Screen-Shot-2012-09-15-at-2.01.51-PM.png)

(http://ryan.buterbaugh.org/pictures/d/2548-5/IMG_3733.JPG)

Conferences too...
(http://www.visitkc.com/big-12-basketball-kc/image.aspx?id=7944&width=400&height=88)

(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/p480x480/423414_10150980845676500_834492090_n.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: NDSU Lollypopkid on August 05, 2013, 12:55:49 PM
I think its dumb.

BTW the A&M billboard was in Austin..not exactly SEC country.


got em back good tho :)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on August 05, 2013, 12:56:49 PM
I think its dumb.

BTW the A&M billboard was in Austin..not exactly SEC country.


got em good back tho :)

Heard an NDSU fan the other day: "Sioux Falls is our town."
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: NDSU Lollypopkid on August 05, 2013, 12:57:43 PM
I think its dumb.

BTW the A&M billboard was in Austin..not exactly SEC country.


got em good back tho :)

Heard an NDSU fan the other day: "Sioux Falls is our town."
Well it was a 50/50 crowd for NDSU & USD in SF last year..so I could see why that fan said that
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on August 05, 2013, 01:03:25 PM
I think its dumb.

BTW the A&M billboard was in Austin..not exactly SEC country.


got em good back tho :)

Heard an NDSU fan the other day: "Sioux Falls is our town."
Well it was a 50/50 crowd for NDSU & USD in SF last year..so I could see why that fan said that

So there were 1,000 USD and 1,000 NDSU fans?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: cDubya on August 05, 2013, 01:06:06 PM
Would love NW in the 12.

Two purple teams is one too many, three is inconceivable.   :curse:

This word, I do not think it means what you think it means...  ;)
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 05, 2013, 04:21:18 PM
Guys who is going to give Dlew the computery clapping hands gif since he took a drive so we could all LOL at Northwestern's pud stadium?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on August 05, 2013, 04:38:10 PM
Guys who is going to give Dlew the computery clapping hands gif since he took a drive so we could all LOL at Northwestern's pud stadium?

Here is Havs' emoticon version of appreciation.

:dance:  :driving: to  :flush: and saw  :facepalm: :kugoalposts: . Major  :thumbs:  :dance:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on August 05, 2013, 05:07:25 PM
Guys who is going to give Dlew the computery clapping hands gif since he took a drive so we could all LOL at Northwestern's pud stadium?
i took a drive, yes, and clapping hands are always appreciated, but i think the real treasure, for me at least, was experiencing a wonderful fall afternoon in an absolute dump of a stadium.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Wildcat0313 on August 05, 2013, 05:49:23 PM
Would love NW in the 12.
:blank:

eff no

Not to mention a second school with a Willie the Wildcat?  :curse:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Katpappy on August 05, 2013, 09:34:26 PM
Guys who is going to give Dlew the computery clapping hands gif since he took a drive so we could all LOL at Northwestern's pud stadium?
i took a drive, yes, and clapping hands are always appreciated, but i think the real treasure, for me at least, was experiencing a wonderful fall afternoon in an absolute dump of a stadium.
Did you get back up?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MakeItRain on August 05, 2013, 09:54:02 PM
We don't give Baylor or TCU or Texas Tech (all private religious schools) a pass, Northwestern doesn't get one either.


Question: Shouldn't it be called North-Middle? Its not that far west.

It was in 1851.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on August 11, 2013, 12:40:43 PM
We don't give Baylor or TCU or Texas Tech (all private religious schools) a pass, Northwestern doesn't get one either.


Question: Shouldn't it be called North-Middle? Its not that far west.

It was in 1851.

Northmiddlern... sounds awesome.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: kim carnes on August 11, 2013, 12:50:49 PM
Yeah lollypop, I have no idea what you're talking about.  Schools try to brand themselves around big cities all the time.  Mizzou is trying desperately to command control of kc.  Rutgers brands itself around NYC. There are probably other examples.

I've seen a Rutgers billboard in Miami.  Kind of weird.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: eastcat on August 11, 2013, 12:55:21 PM
A stud KSU person should buy some land and throw up a qhatz billboard right outside KU's campus.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 11, 2013, 12:58:26 PM
Take it to the billboard thread, weirdos.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on August 11, 2013, 12:59:53 PM
Coming soon:  Illinois State Redbirds
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 11, 2013, 01:10:18 PM
Coming soon:  Illinois State Redbirds

:excited:

Stud MHS alum Jackie Carmichael plays (played?) for them.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: scottwildcat on August 11, 2013, 01:12:25 PM
Coming soon:  Illinois State Redbirds

:excited:

Stud MHS alum Jackie Carmichael plays (played?) for them.

I remember playing vs him in h.s. and middle school. he was a stud.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Stevesie60 on August 11, 2013, 04:18:08 PM
Coming soon:  Illinois State Redbirds

:excited:

Stud MHS alum Jackie Carmichael plays (played?) for them.

Played. He's on the Heat's roster now.
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 11, 2013, 04:27:08 PM
Just another superstud from MHK, no surprise here, gang.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on August 11, 2013, 08:42:38 PM
Just another superstud from MHK, no surprise here, gang.

Arch Madness  :excited:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on August 20, 2013, 03:30:43 PM
For crying out loud, Northwestern:
(http://i.imgur.com/RubHOyb.jpg)
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 20, 2013, 03:39:42 PM
My goodness. It's absolutely depressing. :frown:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on August 20, 2013, 03:40:10 PM
For crying out loud, Northwestern:
(http://i.imgur.com/RubHOyb.jpg)
Is that a tarp?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on August 20, 2013, 03:46:17 PM
My goodness. It's absolutely depressing. :frown:
10 win season

 :blank:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on August 20, 2013, 09:52:11 PM
For crying out loud, Northwestern:
(http://i.imgur.com/RubHOyb.jpg)

What.

The eff.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Bloodfart on August 20, 2013, 11:34:05 PM
Would love NW in the 12.

Two purple teams is one too many, three is inconceivable.   :curse:

This word, I do not think it means what you think it means...  ;)

Do you want me to send you back to where you were? Unemployed, in Greenland?  :grin:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: lakesbison on August 20, 2013, 11:58:52 PM
Usually I wouldn't include I-AA because, you know, who gives a rip. But some of our NDSU visitors might go here to play sometime soon so these next two are for them.


MONTANA STATE BOBCATCATS

Fat Tim Riggins
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050040_zpse2f5f089.jpg)


Their press box and Vanier :sdeek:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050041_zps05a7c96e.jpg)


Pretty grimy over there on those other bleachers, Cats.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050043_zps1e57f3f2.jpg)


End zone bleachers that are taller than the sideline bleachers always trip me out. DON'T LAUGH, MONTANA GRIZZ FANS, YOU HAVE THIS TOO.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050044_zpsd5f20e81.jpg)


Their huupz arena concourse has murals of Bozeman. :D

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050046_zpsc34bb400.jpg)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050048_zpsb86ee6ec.jpg)


Okay so even though my old boss played bball here in the 70s and I really liked that boss, I have no choice but to trash this arena. It is not that good. I think they mainly have rodeos there or something. Floor plan is waaaay too open.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050049_zps6ced79fa.jpg)


NDSU went to that craphole in Montana state in the playoffs and WHOOPED their asses 34-13 in front of their fans, hilarity ensued!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: The Big Train on August 21, 2013, 12:10:19 AM
Usually I wouldn't include I-AA because, you know, who gives a rip. But some of our NDSU visitors might go here to play sometime soon so these next two are for them.


MONTANA STATE BOBCATCATS

Fat Tim Riggins
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050040_zpse2f5f089.jpg)


Their press box and Vanier :sdeek:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050041_zps05a7c96e.jpg)


Pretty grimy over there on those other bleachers, Cats.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050043_zps1e57f3f2.jpg)


End zone bleachers that are taller than the sideline bleachers always trip me out. DON'T LAUGH, MONTANA GRIZZ FANS, YOU HAVE THIS TOO.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050044_zpsd5f20e81.jpg)


Their huupz arena concourse has murals of Bozeman. :D

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050046_zpsc34bb400.jpg)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050048_zpsb86ee6ec.jpg)


Okay so even though my old boss played bball here in the 70s and I really liked that boss, I have no choice but to trash this arena. It is not that good. I think they mainly have rodeos there or something. Floor plan is waaaay too open.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050049_zps6ced79fa.jpg)


NDSU went to that craphole in Montana state in the playoffs and WHOOPED their asses 34-13 in front of their fans, hilarity ensued!

I honestly thought these were high school facilities.  :sdeek:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: bones129 on August 21, 2013, 12:15:09 AM
So NDSU has actually played in a stadium that has lights??
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on August 21, 2013, 07:38:11 AM
Montana State's gym looks like my high school gym.

(http://mcsdboardreport.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/roundhouse.jpg)

Ignore the unknown losers in the photo. I stole it from them since I don't live in Marshalltown anymore.
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_b3WzSEX6yeA/R7SQyXSDKHI/AAAAAAAAAU8/HNyhwlcPvCM/s1600/P1020543.JPG)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Norma Stitz on August 21, 2013, 08:44:47 AM
I am absolutely certain that I'm going to be sorry for putting this up here..............but......................
The Fargodome concourse is pretty damn nice.  Many huge framed backlit prints of old school NDSU stuff, current football, concerts stills, etc.

Oh, and at least before you make fun of it.......visit the other upper Midwest indoor stadiums in order to establish your baseline opinion.

(http://www.iconarchitects.com/images/projectImages/fargodome2.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: ksu1420 on August 21, 2013, 09:08:28 AM
I am absolutely certain that I'm going to be sorry for putting this up here..............but......................
The Fargodome concourse is pretty damn nice.  Many huge framed backlit prints of old school NDSU stuff, current football, concerts stills, etc.

Oh, and at least before you make fun of it.......visit the other upper Midwest indoor stadiums in order to establish your baseline opinion.

(http://www.iconarchitects.com/images/projectImages/fargodome2.jpg)

Reminds me of the Kansas Expocentre
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: OK_Cat on August 21, 2013, 09:19:24 AM
reminds me of mcdonalds on the turnpike south of wichita
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Norma Stitz on August 21, 2013, 09:31:44 AM
reminds me of mcdonalds on the turnpike south of wichita

and....................................................it begins.

(http://www.senemanil.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/angry-face-emoticon-i0.gif)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on August 21, 2013, 09:40:15 AM
Look at that television! Does is still use vacuum tubes?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: AbeFroman on August 21, 2013, 09:49:23 AM
Look at that Pepsi logo on the soda machine, so retro!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: lopakman on August 21, 2013, 09:50:02 AM
For crying out loud, Northwestern:
(http://i.imgur.com/RubHOyb.jpg)
Is that a tarp?

Climbing that fence and removing the TARP is really your only option.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Brock Landers on August 21, 2013, 10:36:51 AM
Montana State's gym looks like my high school gym.

(http://mcsdboardreport.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/roundhouse.jpg)



What is that, an Astrodome for ants??
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 21, 2013, 11:10:48 PM
Excellent post by Brock Landers. :thumbs:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: bones129 on August 21, 2013, 11:12:16 PM
Montana State's gym looks like my high school gym.

(http://mcsdboardreport.files.wordpress.com/2012/09/roundhouse.jpg)



What is that, an Astrodome for ants??

 :lol:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: tdaver on October 04, 2013, 10:19:01 PM
WEBER STATE WILDCATS

I made it up to Odgen this week to have a look at the Weber State facilities.  Weber seemed to be the best fit of the area schools for this thread.  Plus they are also purple wildcats, so I may adopt them as my local team.  Maybe they just need my support to get their terrible football program turned around. 

The Dee Events Center is another roundhouse/dome-type arena.  They have a lot of great parking and a familiar looking wildcat right outside.   
(http://imageshack.com/scaled/640x480/202/nxqk.jpg)
(http://imageshack.com/scaled/640x480/824/ipse.jpg)
(http://imageshack.com/scaled/640x480/43/nppg.jpg)
(http://imageshack.com/scaled/640x480/703/tu8o.jpg)
(http://imageshack.com/scaled/640x480/842/hcf2.jpg)
(http://imageshack.com/scaled/640x480/20/9acx.jpg)

The WSC at Stewart Stadium was completed in 2001 but only stretches from about 30 to 30 maybe.  Underneath the stands on the south end is the track team locker room.  The weight room is under the north end of the stands.  The stadium is right up against the Wasatch range, but the best view is to the north where you can see Ben Lomond towering over the Ogden valley. 
(http://imageshack.com/scaled/640x480/826/919h.jpg)
(http://imageshack.com/scaled/640x480/30/97vo.jpg)
(http://imageshack.com/scaled/640x480/703/bs15.jpg)
(http://imageshack.com/scaled/640x480/27/0lyz.jpg)
(http://imageshack.com/scaled/640x480/13/bz1d.jpg)
(http://imageshack.com/scaled/640x480/593/yhqi.jpg)
(http://imageshack.com/scaled/640x480/856/rugy.jpg)
(http://imageshack.com/scaled/640x480/7/54cs.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Dugout DickStone on October 04, 2013, 10:26:03 PM
Same size of ku's pud stadium but a billion times nicer setting.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on October 05, 2013, 12:25:58 AM
Weber State! Amazing The Setting. Pud stade though. Thanks for bumping this thread, I was just thinking about adding to it because today I did some recon work on Tulane's campus.  :users:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 02, 2013, 02:21:43 AM
TROY (STATE[?]) TROJANCATS

You are looking live at Troy, Alabama! Really excited about this one because it was such a cute little surprise nestled in kind of a shitty expanse of bleh southern Alabama towns. Really kinda gross everywhere in the surrounding area and town but then the little sports complex is like totally adorbz. Way better than I expected it to be for a Sun Belt team that was Division II (not I-AA) less than 30 years ago. They have two decks! And stands on 3 of their 4 sides of the field! (And soon to be a few rows of stands incorporated into some high donor crap/Vanier thing in the other end zone that I think they're maybe gonna break ground on soon.)

I just love these guys. Pretty quaint if you ask me. They almost beat Missouri here a few years ago!
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050404_zpsf9070e2e.jpg)

It always kinda bugs me out when stadiums have larger upper decks than the lower decks. Top heavy. But these little Trojan guys are so cute that I'll look past that architectural quirk and just be happy that they have two decks...on two sides! :D

Also note that their WSC legitimately almost stretches end zone to end zone. It was so big and way nicer than I expected it to be. Did I mention I am so happy for them!!!!

Pretty quaint. I bet going to a game here every Tuesday night is super duper fun and all the students and townies are really into it and stuff and they may not sell out but by god they've got heart.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050405_zps19b2f1c4.jpg)

(End zone paint job is v. boring, btw. That's the only knock against the stuff INSIDE of the stadium.  ( :frown: for later.)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3168_zps799b741a.jpg)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3169_zps6c3bd321.jpg)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3166_zpsbbdc6500.jpg)

But guys it is with heavy heart that I report to you that I THINK (not positive) that this is their football practice field. No fence. And those goalposts make me sad. Positively Northwestern'y over in this part of the Trojan Sports Megaplex. :frown: :frown:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3173_zpsf7055fd9.jpg)




Trojanqat Huupz has an incredible new arena that they built definitely within the last few years (not sure). I am so jealous. (But really they should've just kept playing at Ahearn.)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3171_zpsb256dc6b.jpg)

Guys does the above photo remind anyone else of the First Tennessee Bank building in Red Bank, TN lmao?

It only seats 6,000 which is actually perfect for this adorable little town because it's quaint but still big enough for modern amenities LIKE PRETTY MUCH 360* RIBBON BOARDS   :excited: :excited: :excited: .

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3174_zps16aedacb.jpg)


You've noticed by now that this Arena has Superdome chairs. (10 stadium thread points to whomever can smirk at that joke without Googling.) The end zone bleachers are cutout benches instead of chairbacks because I can only picture that all the little students in this place get really rowdy when the JYTs take the court! (Enormous videoboard.)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3175_zpsb2158f3c.jpg)


***BatTrojez Bonus Pic!***

I snuck around the sports Megaplex to get a picture of all the plastic Trojans that Mr. Johann Currie (Trojan athletic director) put on the outside of their WSC. Answer is tons but they're so small you can't see them here. Anyway. The baseball stadium was back there and it's better than I expected.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/P1050415_zpsc8a47949.jpg)

HOW CUTE IS THIS!! :love:





RAWR, RAH, RABBLE, RAMMA, BEST TEAM IN ALABAMA
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: meow meow on November 02, 2013, 06:17:15 AM
Their basketball arena has a pergola, I've seen it all now  :D
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on November 02, 2013, 08:48:16 AM
Thoughts on Troy St:

1. Banners? Man they have lots of banners. What for?
2. How elite are those red seats in the football stadium? How much Ahearn fund money to you have to give for those?
3. I like the brick around the top of the seats in the south end zone. Pure. Class.
4. Their lighting if for serious better than ours was prior to 2013.
5. SB, don't be sad for their busted goal post. Obviously what happened was they had a big Wednesday night game on ESPNU a few years back and tore down the goal post. They then moved it to the practice field as a tribute/memorial/motivational tool for the team to remember that awesome night.

Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 02, 2013, 10:31:05 AM
5. SB, don't be sad for their busted goal post. Obviously what happened was they had a big Wednesday night game on ESPNU a few years back and tore down the goal post. They then moved it to the practice field as a tribute/memorial/motivational tool for the team to remember that awesome night.


God, I love these guys. So adorable. :blush:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: TownieCat on November 02, 2013, 10:41:31 AM
Ribbon board, tho.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 02, 2013, 11:19:54 AM
The only thing that was a little weird at all -- and this is the most minor of gripes so dax can just go ahead and untwist those knickers -- is that the ribbon board and enormotron were so bright that they caused a huge glare off the shiny new court if you looked at it from the right angle from the end zone seats. Like there was this one bright white graphic that was sort of a default screensaver graphic that was duper bright white and would flip around and bug me out every 13 seconds. Was disorienting but I'm sure during an actual game when they show real content it wouldn't be that bad.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on November 02, 2013, 11:34:07 AM
i enjoyed that review, SB.  go troy!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Brock Landers on November 02, 2013, 12:49:38 PM
Nice work on Troy, Ski Ben. Their basketball arena is pretty impressive.

Also I noticed on the pic of their practice field they have several Nattys listed on the back of their scoreboard. What a powerhouse!!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 02, 2013, 02:54:28 PM
Nice work on Troy, Ski Ben. Their basketball arena is pretty impressive.

Also I noticed on the pic of their practice field they have several Nattys listed on the back of their scoreboard. What a powerhouse!!

D-II studs in the 80's.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 04, 2013, 02:50:58 PM
Guys. Guess what's being built approximately 1 mile from my Canadian friend's house?  :excited:

http://yulmanstadium.com/

http://www.nola.com/tulane/index.ssf/2013/12/tulane_working_on_2014_footbal.html#incart_river_default
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on December 04, 2013, 03:35:04 PM
NORTHWESTERN WILDCATSCATZ

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y110/THE_agnax/20130804_142744_zps0bf1852d.jpg?t=1375652230)

i love the art deco font. looks like the great gatsby or hercule poirot
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on December 04, 2013, 03:36:00 PM
Guys. Guess what's being built approximately 1 mile from my Canadian friend's house?  :excited:

http://yulmanstadium.com/

http://www.nola.com/tulane/index.ssf/2013/12/tulane_working_on_2014_footbal.html#incart_river_default

look at these losers and their not full bowl!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 04, 2013, 05:48:04 PM
T's and P's about that, seven is right. I just know there were losery neighborhood townies who made Tulane scale back their original plans of height (and footprint??) so they could preserve the neighborhood feel and one or two more houses. The houses are admittedly elite, though.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 19, 2013, 12:12:46 AM
Dean Dome looks SO LEGO'y. Anybody ever been there? I can't decide if it looks awesome or sterile.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d7/Dean_Smith_Center1.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: sonofdaxjones on December 19, 2013, 03:24:30 AM
Dean Dome looks SO LEGO'y. Anybody ever been there? I can't decide if it looks awesome or sterile.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d7/Dean_Smith_Center1.jpg)

It's sterile, and like most college venues they put in too many seats.   While it's all cushioned chairbacks, it's still cramped.   They haven't done much to the arena and concourse itself since it was built.   Which is pretty amazing considering the gazzillions of dollars they've spent on football facilities over the last 10-15 years.  They did add on some very nice basketball offices a few years ago.   They don't have a basketball practice facility because they have Carmichael Auditorium just down the street to go practice in if they need to.   They just did a really nice renovation to Carmichael and that's where the women play.

(http://image.cdnllnwnl.xosnetwork.com/pics32/0/TR/TRYVROTSEOHDDZJ.20120906120154.jpg)

Many wish they would have never left Carmichael. 



Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: The_Wippuh on December 19, 2013, 11:44:13 AM
Auburn Tigercats: New Huupz!

Their old arena was very much like a bigger City Auditorium. It even had individual wooden seats, woof. Their new place is pretty small (9,121) but is just incredibly elite. It has a museum of Auburn athletics attached in the concourse/lobby/entryway, and it is a lot like a hotel in said concourse as far as carpet and whatnot. But the arena itself is v. nice. Clean sightlines and a small upper deck. And seats that spell stuff, which I like.

But first, the spot where the old oaks of Toomer's Corner were. :frown:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3154_zpsbd95cc96.jpg)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3155_zps662f75cf.jpg)

Arena time! Told you the concourse was hotelly.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3158_zps7ffca954.jpg)

Seats that spell stuff!
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3156_zps0b662bc8.jpg)

Better view of scoreboard and upper deck.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3157_zps70855928.jpg)

Their upper deck nosebleeds.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3159_zps2748d9a6.jpg)

Now on to the museum thingy.

Kiss the rings.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3163_zpsb27b1f33.jpg)

Kiss the rings. Where's your trophy?

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3164_zpse44fc245.jpg)

Aubie throughout the years.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3165_zpsecd0ef3d.jpg)

No pics of Jordan Hare?  I don't think it's that impressive, aesthetically, but most big SEC places aren't.  The new bball arena is suppose to be awesome, glad to see more pics of it.  As for the comments about traffic after the game, most of the SEC schools are like that.  Little towns that because the 5th largest city in the state on gameday type thing.

Beard Eaves, the old bball arena had a lot of interesting history.  Our baseball field was done by the same architects that did Camden Yard.

Really enjoy this thread, especially the stuff on Troy.  Their alums are so proud to talk about their stuff and how awful Alabama/Auburn/UAB are.

Coleman Coliseum is crap.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on December 19, 2013, 03:04:38 PM
would trade the fOOD for that area in like a second.  would give them oscar in the trade if it helped get the deal done.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on December 19, 2013, 03:23:36 PM
Those Aubies:  :Flipped off x2:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on December 19, 2013, 05:07:09 PM
exterior of the smith center is also very spaceship-y, ski-be

(http://unc.edu/files/2012/08/ccm1_032756.jpg)

dax is also right in that the smith center is sterile. pretty cool seeing all the banners with the big names on them, but that's honestly the biggest appeal to the place.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: pissclams on December 19, 2013, 05:29:39 PM
Dean Dome looks SO LEGO'y. Anybody ever been there? I can't decide if it looks awesome or sterile.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d7/Dean_Smith_Center1.jpg)

the dean dome is crap, as evidenced here (http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=29731.msg994703#msg994703)

the setting is nice though.  the basketball offices are on the left of that pic that ctc posted above. 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Trogdor on December 19, 2013, 08:36:12 PM
Legos are awesome
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 20, 2013, 12:40:30 AM
Really weird jumbotron placement.

I also have supes mixed feelings about the UNC court design. Usually it looks too orangey to me, but some TVs make it look great. Anyway, I think I've finally decided that the Carolina blue looks great. And I love state outline midcourt logos. But that's for another thread.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on December 20, 2013, 12:50:45 AM
Really weird jumbotron placement.

I also have supes mixed feelings about the UNC court design. Usually it looks too orangey to me, but some TVs make it look great. Anyway, I think I've finally decided that the Carolina blue looks great. And I love state outline midcourt logos. But that's for another thread.

SB, there is nothing I love more at midcourt than a picture of a state.  It's like the essence of college basketball.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 20, 2013, 05:19:58 AM
Yeah, KU had a really good one in the 90s with that yellow Kansas, imo.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: pissclams on December 20, 2013, 08:04:25 AM
Yeah, KU had a really good one in the 90s with that yellow Kansas, imo.

roy took it from UNC, brought it to kansas, and them left them in tears.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on December 20, 2013, 12:35:39 PM
And I love state outline midcourt logos. But that's for another thread.

I normally agree although schools in Texas always do it wrong (by basically making the logo take up 3/4ths of the court)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Emo EMAW on December 20, 2013, 01:16:02 PM
Someone do the Beach's Pyramid....
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 20, 2013, 01:37:00 PM
Someone do the Beach's Pyramid....

Unbelievably weird arena. Went there in 2001 and snapped some pics on a box camera before the digital age. The bleachers are, like, mechanized to float to the ceiling or something. Wish I had 700 original SB pics to choose from but you'll just have to deal with these from the internet.



RIGHT NEAR DA BEACH.........BOI-EEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!  (Lordha'mercy.)



BEFORE:
(http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/lbst/sports/genrel/auto_original/4307541.jpeg)

(http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/lbst/sports/genrel/auto_original/3256681.jpeg)

(http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/lbst/sports/genrel/auto_original/6454849.jpeg)



AFTER:
(http://www.oceanlight.com/stock-photo/walter-pyramid-long-beach-state-gymnasium-image-26786-777257.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 20, 2013, 01:40:08 PM
Also check out the Stairway to Heaven in the second pic.  :eek:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Emo EMAW on December 20, 2013, 01:53:09 PM
Cool. I was there in 2003ish.  School doesn't even own it.  Served beer for volleyball tho.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 20, 2013, 02:08:02 PM
The school doesn't even own it? Weird that someone not affiliated with a smallish university desperate for notoriety would do that just for kix or whatevs.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Stevesie60 on December 20, 2013, 03:15:06 PM
SkinBen, that was an incredible Half Baked reference. Just wanted to let you know I appreciated it.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on December 20, 2013, 03:49:14 PM
there are two stairway to heavens in that mother
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 20, 2013, 04:27:56 PM
Look at the air ducts. Look at how they stick out. It's like that place was designed by Dr. Seuss.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Emo EMAW on December 20, 2013, 05:03:46 PM
The school doesn't even own it? Weird that someone not affiliated with a smallish university desperate for notoriety would do that just for kix or whatevs.

Like the Beach players had to clean out their lockers every time because its used for other events. 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on December 21, 2013, 01:34:18 AM
Yeah, KU had a really good one in the 90s with that yellow Kansas, imo.

i liked the blue one better.

(http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2010/08/06/1.jpg)

(but the yellow was boss too)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 21, 2013, 09:27:56 AM
Yeah, KU had a really good one in the 90s with that yellow Kansas, imo.

i liked the blue one better.

(http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2010/08/06/1.jpg)

(but the yellow was boss too)


Oh yeah, good call. That blue one was way better, I forgot about that. Meanwhile, we were putting out 'Cats script writing on a basketball and a powercat with fish scales and trimming it in teal.

Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 25, 2013, 03:28:49 PM
Guys. Something adorbs was happening at UGA's stade last night. But I'm gonna try to get a picture of it instead of spilling the beans just yet.

:wha:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: scottwildcat on December 25, 2013, 07:07:16 PM
Yeah, KU had a really good one in the 90s with that yellow Kansas, imo.

i liked the blue one better.

(http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2010/08/06/1.jpg)

(but the yellow was boss too)

They shouldn't of gone from that
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 25, 2013, 07:34:45 PM

Yeah, KU had a really good one in the 90s with that yellow Kansas, imo.

i liked the blue one better.

(http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2010/08/06/1.jpg)

(but the yellow was boss too)

They shouldn't of gone from that

:D
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on December 25, 2013, 07:38:59 PM
post the UGA pics already, SB.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: nicname on December 25, 2013, 11:17:37 PM
And I love state outline midcourt logos. But that's for another thread.

I normally agree although schools in Texas always do it wrong (by basically making the logo take up 3/4ths of the court)

It's a fairly large state.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: nicname on December 25, 2013, 11:21:21 PM
Yeah, KU had a really good one in the 90s with that yellow Kansas, imo.

i liked the blue one better.

(http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2010/08/06/1.jpg)

(but the yellow was boss too)

They shouldn't of gone from that

Cool gameday flag logo, elite Nike Uniforms (some of the best in the biz).  Little did they know it was their Mt. Everest, and all downhill from there.  Ts and Ps, KU. Ts and Ps.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: scottwildcat on December 25, 2013, 11:29:55 PM

Yeah, KU had a really good one in the 90s with that yellow Kansas, imo.

i liked the blue one better.

(http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/photos/2010/08/06/1.jpg)

(but the yellow was boss too)

They shouldn't of gone from that

:D

:sadpeek:
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 03, 2014, 06:59:21 PM
Turn on ESPNU (well, 20 minutes from now because they just went to halftime). Hampton at Morgan State. Look at this ridiculous setup smh
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: ManBearPig on February 03, 2014, 07:35:25 PM
Turn on ESPNU (well, 20 minutes from now because they just went to halftime). Hampton at Morgan State. Look at this ridiculous setup smh

Wow..that is just depressing
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 03, 2014, 09:14:24 PM
I mean there are so so many things going on there.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on February 05, 2014, 08:56:17 PM
The floor at Indiana State says "Wooden Court" on it. I appreciate them clarifying that for us.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on February 05, 2014, 09:39:01 PM
The floor at Indiana State says "Wooden Court" on it. I appreciate them clarifying that for us.

oh CF3, you old so-and-so. :D
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: scottwildcat on February 06, 2014, 11:00:10 PM
The floor at Indiana State says "Wooden Court" on it. I appreciate them clarifying that for us.

never change.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 05, 2014, 06:01:16 PM
(http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1062195-25-college-football-teams-that-need-a-stadium-makeover)

How many have you all been to?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: HerrSonntag on April 05, 2014, 06:23:52 PM
Nub, CU, KU, OK St, WVU.   Think i'm going to try to add OU to that list this season.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 05, 2014, 06:27:28 PM
Oops, meant to post a link to an article with terrible writing.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1062195-25-college-football-teams-that-need-a-stadium-makeover
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Post by: PowercatPat on April 05, 2014, 06:52:30 PM
Thoughts Beems?

Quote
With Charlie Weis on board, maybe this place will get a much needed facelift soon—the horseshoe-style stadium is one of the worst facilities in the Big 12.
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Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 05, 2014, 06:53:14 PM
That "article" is srsly full of some terrible terrible writing.
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Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 07, 2014, 08:46:18 PM
Can't remember if we've talked about this one yet and too lazy to dig around this thread, but did we talk about University of Kentucky's Memorial Coliseum? It's where the men's team used to play and where the women's team still plays. It looks very weird both outside and in.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memorial_Coliseum_(University_of_Kentucky)


The first thing you'll notice is the HUGE rough ridin' WALLS :don'tcare:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_v0i-Cc4bNGY/TPWB-vjl3VI/AAAAAAAACPU/ZZ5BgGHJHgo/s1600/dec1st.jpg)



When considering that they now play in a mall that seats 400,000, it's almost unfathomable to think that the Kentucky men used to play here.

(http://joshualindsey.com/files/2013/01/uk_basketball_blog_02.jpg)


Fugly.

(http://www.cur.org/assets/1/7/UK_Memorial_Coliseum.jpg)
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Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 07, 2014, 09:10:41 PM
That shot of the UConn fans watching the game from their home arena reminded me that I've always been intrigued by Gampel Pavilion, and not just because of the super cool-looking ceiling. Anybody ever been there?

http://www.uconnhuskies.com/facilities/gampel-pavilion.html
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 'taterblast on April 10, 2014, 01:27:14 PM
new logo thing

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bk4TOIrCQAARK5P.jpg)
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Post by: star seed 7 on April 10, 2014, 01:29:09 PM
what a stupid rough ridin' state.  so gross
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Post by: Rough Rider on April 10, 2014, 02:29:34 PM
new logo thing

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bk4TOIrCQAARK5P.jpg)

Because of where the OU logo lies in the state, it looks like they pulled a Minnesota
(http://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/USATODAY/gameon/2012/09/25/midfield-mistake-002-x-wide-community.jpg)
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Post by: MadCat on April 10, 2014, 02:47:25 PM
new logo thing

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bk4TOIrCQAARK5P.jpg)

Because of where the OU logo lies in the state, it looks like they pulled a Minnesota
(http://www.gannett-cdn.com/media/USATODAY/gameon/2012/09/25/midfield-mistake-002-x-wide-community.jpg)

Seriously.  Ignore the panhandle when you center this thing.
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Post by: gostate86 on April 10, 2014, 02:47:57 PM
http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/04/10/3126768/a-moore-mosaic-and-ping-pong.html

all designed by populous not to shabby
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Post by: MadCat on April 10, 2014, 02:53:25 PM
http://www.idahostatesman.com/2014/04/10/3126768/a-moore-mosaic-and-ping-pong.html

all designed by populous not to shabby

A few notes:
1) love the weight room quotes that have spread into the ping pong room
2) Manage the Easy
3) Their weight room pads appear to be flush with the floor like Alabama's.  I hope ours are that way too.
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Post by: PowercatPat on April 10, 2014, 03:17:10 PM
new logo thing

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bk4TOIrCQAARK5P.jpg)

Pretty sure that's just for the spring game.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Gooch on April 10, 2014, 04:02:49 PM
Well this looks familiar.
(http://media.idahostatesman.com/smedia/2014/04/09/14/55/1bQdED.AuSt.36.jpeg)
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Post by: chunkles on April 10, 2014, 11:24:21 PM
 :lol:
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Post by: SPEmaw on April 10, 2014, 11:47:24 PM
 :billdance:
Well this looks familiar.
(http://media.idahostatesman.com/smedia/2014/04/09/14/55/1bQdED.AuSt.36.jpeg)

Didn't know Fitz became a camera guy.  :dunno:
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Post by: The Big Train on April 10, 2014, 11:53:01 PM
that guy is AT LEAST 100lbs skinnier
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Post by: SPEmaw on April 10, 2014, 11:58:46 PM
that guy is AT LEAST 100lbs skinnier

Fitz would say that. Is that you, bro?
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Post by: The Big Train on April 11, 2014, 12:02:50 AM
that guy is AT LEAST 100lbs skinnier

Fitz would say that. Is that you, bro?

 :lol: right, that mannequin on the platform is almost as tall as I am
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Post by: hippocraticoaf on April 14, 2014, 07:55:36 PM
Well this looks familiar.
(http://media.idahostatesman.com/smedia/2014/04/09/14/55/1bQdED.AuSt.36.jpeg)

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  :dunno:

Although this does make me wonder how many other training facilities out there have the exact same lobby as the BTF. hmmm...
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 07, 2014, 03:00:13 PM
You know what's a really surprisingly good environment? Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium at ECU. I mean they don't have permanent bleachers on all 4 sides but it's pretty legit. SB extendofam goes to games there a lot and says it's great. About the capacity of BSFS I think, and a super badass field. SB cuz had her wedding reception in their Vanier that overlooks the field and had an ice swan sculpture and it was very very badass. I don't think we've done this one before so here goes.

ECU PIRATEQHATZ



Press box seems pretty pud and the lights on that side seem very "USFL'y" but once they get that straightened out their stades will look much more legit.

(http://grfx.cstv.com/schools/ecu/graphics/dowdy-ficklen-endzone.jpg)



(http://images.news14.com/media/2010/9/5/images/ECU_stadium8c92a0c0-2e58-4a54-9a02-dd9d6097950f.jpg)


No wonder they call it GREENville. Dat setting!
(http://football.ballparks.com/NCAA/ConfUSA/EastCarolina/aerial.jpg)






Now for their huupz arena. I mean talk about pud city. I went to a game there against Fairleigh-Dickinson in ninth grade and I sat in the front row and it was just insanely boring. Worst atmosphere I've ever been to? Maybe.

This things boxier than an old TV set! Amirite!

(http://graphics.fansonly.com/schools/ecu/graphics/williams-at-minges.gif)


Nice Huskervision. :flush:

(http://www.arenafanatic.com/uploads/5/5/9/1/5591008/2605783.jpg?521)


The voyage to what? A 6,000 seat arena?
(http://grfx.cstv.com/schools/ecu/graphics/PrimaryCountdownPhoto.jpg)


Depressing gray seats. Hey ECU! You have the finest color on Earth! Jazz those things up and make 'em really "pop"!

(http://theeastcarolinian.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/volleyball.png)
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Post by: Benja on May 07, 2014, 03:13:48 PM
You know what's a really surprisingly good environment? Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium at ECU. I mean they don't have permanent bleachers on all 4 sides but it's pretty legit. SB extendofam goes to games there a lot and says it's great. About the capacity of BSFS I think, and a super badass field. SB cuz had her wedding reception in their Vanier that overlooks the field and had an ice swan sculpture and it was very very badass. I don't think we've done this one before so here goes.

ECU PIRATEQHATZ



Press box seems pretty pud and the lights on that side seem very "USFL'y" but once they get that straightened out their stades will look much more legit.

(http://grfx.cstv.com/schools/ecu/graphics/dowdy-ficklen-endzone.jpg)



(http://images.news14.com/media/2010/9/5/images/ECU_stadium8c92a0c0-2e58-4a54-9a02-dd9d6097950f.jpg)


No wonder they call it GREENville. Dat setting!
(http://football.ballparks.com/NCAA/ConfUSA/EastCarolina/aerial.jpg)



I mean, I like how they have an actual wall around the field instead of goddamn exposed metal shitty guardrails with commercial signage twisty tied to it. crap.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 07, 2014, 03:21:59 PM
The pressbox and oil derrick lights in that last picture remind me of Colorado State's field lmao amirite
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Post by: Benja on May 07, 2014, 03:26:00 PM
The pressbox and oil derrick lights in that last picture remind me of Colorado State's field lmao amirite

Those trees are makin' me nervous tho.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MouseRat on May 07, 2014, 05:31:05 PM
Went to the NCSU rivalry game there a couple years ago and had a blasty-blast!!!  (ECU won).  They're fans are very passionate and take their football seriously.  The campus isn't anything to write home about but the students seem to like it there.  Definitely a party school.  They have a bar district near campus that is similar to Aggieville.  Nothing as original as what we have but still a fun place to let loose.  Greenville has a lot of attributes that remind me of Manhattan; smaller community, college town, a little out of the way from a big city atmosphere.  Absolutely gorgeous weather almost all year round!  Nice place.  Would go back.
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Post by: Katpappy on May 07, 2014, 08:35:26 PM
Went to the NCSU rivalry game there a couple years ago and had a blasty-blast!!!  (ECU won).  They're fans are very passionate and take their football seriously.  The campus isn't anything to write home about but the students seem to like it there.  Definitely a party school.  They have a bar district near campus that is similar to Aggieville.  Nothing as original as what we have but still a fun place to let loose.  Greenville has a lot of attributes that remind me of Manhattan; smaller community, college town, a little out of the way from a big city atmosphere.  Absolutely gorgeous weather almost all year round!  Nice place.  Would go back.
arr, arr, pirate ousted.  :D
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on May 07, 2014, 10:30:57 PM
ECU was always my "minor league" team in ncaa football games  :D
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Post by: NDSU Lollypopkid on May 07, 2014, 10:46:47 PM
ECU was always my "minor league" team in ncaa football games  :D
Kansas State is always mine
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Post by: star seed 7 on May 07, 2014, 11:15:39 PM
ECU was always my "minor league" team in ncaa football games  :D
Kansas State is always mine

weirdly, i generally play as texas
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: daBish7 on May 10, 2014, 10:59:47 AM
Bobby Dodd

Wtf were they thinking?

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/10/a4a6eher.jpg)


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Post by: daBish7 on May 10, 2014, 11:00:34 AM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/10/u6a6ypeb.jpg)

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/10/8ybejyze.jpg)


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Post by: cas4ksu on May 10, 2014, 11:09:35 AM
ECU has the second best midfield logo in college football.

(http://media2.newsobserver.com/smedia/2013/11/01/12/47/1gveop.AuSt.156.jpegßß)
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Post by: Benja on May 10, 2014, 12:58:32 PM
ECU was always my "minor league" team in ncaa football games  :D
Kansas State is always mine

Pretty good burn right there
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MouseRat on May 10, 2014, 02:33:47 PM
Bobby Dodd

Wtf were they thinking?

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/10/a4a6eher.jpg)


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It's the oldest stadium in FBS.  What do you expect?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: scottwildcat on May 10, 2014, 02:41:11 PM
They should just play in the Georgia Dome after the Falcons build their new stadium


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Post by: MouseRat on May 10, 2014, 02:53:38 PM
They should just play in the Georgia Dome after the Falcons build their new stadium


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That would conflict with GSU's schedule.
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: daBish7 on May 10, 2014, 03:56:26 PM
Bobby Dodd

Wtf were they thinking?

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/10/a4a6eher.jpg)


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It's the oldest stadium in FBS.  What do you expect?

I was just laughing at a pud team in a pud stadium.


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Post by: MouseRat on May 10, 2014, 04:03:24 PM
Bobby Dodd

Wtf were they thinking?

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/10/a4a6eher.jpg)


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It's the oldest stadium in FBS.  What do you expect?

I was just laughing at a pud team in a pud stadium.


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For a school full of engineers they did a pretty horrible job.  But hey, at GT "THEY CAN DO THAT!"
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 10, 2014, 06:12:48 PM
It's really unbelievable. Obviously they built it 900 years ago and started super small and now they have to just keep trying to cram weird add-ons wherever they can. It looks horrible. That one weird part in their End Zone Fun Zone that hangs over from the top deck and juts out further than the rest of the upper deck? LOL. Just LOL. I call it "the snaggletooth."  :D
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Post by: Cartierfor3 on May 10, 2014, 09:40:52 PM
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/05/10/u6a6ypeb.jpg)

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I bet section 210 is maybe the worst seat in college football. Like, behind the video board on the hill in Lawrence probably has a better view
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Post by: bones129 on May 10, 2014, 11:17:58 PM
  :sdeek:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MakeItRain on May 11, 2014, 12:10:29 AM
I love Bobby Dodd, easily my second favorite place to watch a game. Of course I'm not obsessed with cookie cutter oval stadiums like you guys seem to be. The view is so unique and the place has so much character and the ramblin wreck :love:
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Post by: CyberToothCat on May 11, 2014, 07:55:23 AM
As recently as 1983, Ga Tech's stadium still had a track and the endzone was in the shape of a horseshoe. There is still hope for KU yet.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_tfvq5ifjZEI/TDHlS0KZAmI/AAAAAAAAA9Q/8SGaAGcRfiU/s1600/BobbyDodd1983.jpg)
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Post by: MouseRat on May 11, 2014, 11:07:26 AM
As recently as 1983, Ga Tech's stadium still had a track and the endzone was in the shape of a horseshoe. There is still hope for KU yet.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_tfvq5ifjZEI/TDHlS0KZAmI/AAAAAAAAA9Q/8SGaAGcRfiU/s1600/BobbyDodd1983.jpg)

In 1983 SMU was claiming National Championships through certain publications and they didn't even have a home venue.  Let's face it, times have changed.  There is absolutely no hope for KU.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 11, 2014, 11:10:34 AM
I love Bobby Dodd, easily my second favorite place to watch a game. Of course I'm not obsessed with cookie cutter oval stadiums like you guys seem to be. The view is so unique and the place has so much character and the ramblin wreck :love:

I bet it's great. The skyline rules. But that snaggletooth :sdeek:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Emo EMAW on May 27, 2014, 05:21:31 PM
Hey guys, I'm going to do my best Skinny Benny stadia critique.  Today I'd like us to consider that a stadium might actually be worse, although similar, to KU's Memorial Stadium.  I submit for you consideration, Ferenc Puskás Stadium, which is the national stadium of Hungary, located in Budapest.  With seating for 69,120, it is by far Hungary's largest stadium (the second largest is Budapest's Albert Flórián with only 15,804).  The day we toured I was quite puzzled because I knew that night Hungary's national team played host to Denmark in a friendly football match, however there were no ongoing preparations.  It's because they played this match in another stadium with only 10,200 capacity.  It seems the Magyars don't love their soccer so much (not even as much as Kansas Citians!).

Anyway, Ferenc Puskás Stadium was constructed between 1948 and 1953 by mostly volunteers.  Yes, you read that correctly.  rough ridin' volunteers, mostly soldiers.  Probably some Communist definition of volunteer include gulag labor or something.  Anyway, as you might have guessed, it looks like crap.  Here was our first view as we approached from the west.  There was a guard posted but he was too busy smoking to inquire as to our presence.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/142.jpg)

A closer look at one of the gates.  I peeked in the window, bunch of fusball tables behind there.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/143.jpg)

A look at what the main level concourse looks like, very similar to KU's or Notre Dame's concourses.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/144.jpg)

Here's a look at some of the external decoration.  Really nails that 50's Communist feel.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/145.jpg)

Walking around the outside I could see these concourses for the upper deck.  It was encapsulated in this screening to keep debris from falling on people walking below.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/148.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/148.jpg.html)

Finally we made it around to where we could see inside.  A rough ridin' track guys!  :excited:

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/152.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/152.jpg.html)

A better look at the nicest part of the stadium, what I would call a press box.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/149.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/149.jpg.html)

We walked around towards it and there was this building which I've since discovered is the Magyar Sportmúzeum, which is their national Olympic sports museum.  The front:

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/161.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/161.jpg.html)

As we walked by the vegetation...

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/160.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/160.jpg.html)

We could pass through an unguarded motion sliding door into the press box.  Not too shabby, eh?

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/163.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/163.jpg.html)

Then I saw the plaque detailing the upgrade:

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/162.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/162.jpg.html)

They also had this cool/huge picture of a famous Hungarian football team who undoubtedly did something good a long time ago.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/164.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/164.jpg.html)

A good look at the field and grounds crew at work.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/155.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/155.jpg.html)

WTF is this thing? 

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/158.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/158.jpg.html)

Dat setting tho!  :love:

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/159-1.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/159-1.jpg.html)

Then we were discovered and escorted out by a very angry man who assumed we walked right past a stationed guard.  He chewed his ass for a few minutes before he let us go.

This is the entrance to the offices and such that the guy thought we must have entered through.  Are you guys getting a feel for the architecture yet?

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/168.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/168.jpg.html)

Other public accesses to the lower bowl seating.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/171.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/171.jpg.html)

Opposite the sports museum was this thing which I'm not sure what it is.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/166.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/166.jpg.html)

Behind it you can see a much more modern stadium, Papp László Budapest Sportaréna. 

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/177.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/177.jpg.html)

Between it is a track with a bunch of walls and statues of scenes of what every day life in a Communist country might be like.  You might be practicing your baseball swing with your government issued Mosin Nagant, always under the watchful eye of Communism symbolized by the commander in the background....

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/175.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/175.jpg.html)

You could also be sprinting in a team event, because Together We Can!

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/179.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/179.jpg.html)

Workers of the world, unite!

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/187.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/187.jpg.html)

Anyway, you get the picture.  Memorial Stadium could be worse, and will be unless they do something about it.



Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on May 27, 2014, 05:32:24 PM
great write up emo, i enjoyed that very much
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: puniraptor on May 27, 2014, 05:35:12 PM
great write up emo, i enjoyed that very much

agreed, but I wish he worked in a "hold my beer"
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on May 27, 2014, 06:46:28 PM
wait till SB sees those lights... my goodness
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: ben ji on May 27, 2014, 08:13:13 PM
Wow guyz, what other blog gives you reviews of random eastern bloc stadiums along with hard hitting EMAW news?

None, none I tell you. Great work Emo!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on May 27, 2014, 10:53:30 PM


A closer look at one of the gates.  I peeked in the window, bunch of fusball tables behind there.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/143.jpg)


Wait wait wait wait wait. We could have an 8 ball help us spell words on our stadium? Man, I want that.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SdK on May 27, 2014, 10:59:55 PM


A closer look at one of the gates.  I peeked in the window, bunch of fusball tables behind there.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/143.jpg)


Wait wait wait wait wait. We could have an 8 ball help us spell words on our stadium? Man, I want that.

It's an hommage to how a bunch of volunteers got the stadium done.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: The Big Train on May 27, 2014, 11:02:59 PM
Great write up Emo, those statues kind of remind me of those atrocious statues they had at Texas, actually may head over to shaggy and relive a couple dozens pages of that thread now  :thumbs:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Winters on May 27, 2014, 11:47:00 PM
 :thumbs: :thumbs:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: nicname on May 28, 2014, 01:10:42 AM
Great report Emo. And you're right, the first thing I thought when seeing the opening pic was "the is really No. Koreaesque."
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: CyberToothCat on May 28, 2014, 05:55:48 PM
wait till SB sees those lights... my goodness

I'm still waiting for this.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 28, 2014, 09:33:46 PM

Hey guys, I'm going to do my best Skinny Benny stadia critique.  Today I'd like us to consider that a stadium might actually be worse, although similar, to KU's Memorial Stadium.  I submit for you consideration, Ferenc Puskás Stadium, which is the national stadium of Hungary, located in Budapest.  With seating for 69,120, it is by far Hungary's largest stadium (the second largest is Budapest's Albert Flórián with only 15,804).  The day we toured I was quite puzzled because I knew that night Hungary's national team played host to Denmark in a friendly football match, however there were no ongoing preparations.  It's because they played this match in another stadium with only 10,200 capacity.  It seems the Magyars don't love their soccer so much (not even as much as Kansas Citians!).

Anyway, Ferenc Puskás Stadium was constructed between 1948 and 1953 by mostly volunteers.  Yes, you read that correctly.  rough ridin' volunteers, mostly soldiers.  Probably some Communist definition of volunteer include gulag labor or something.  Anyway, as you might have guessed, it looks like crap.  Here was our first view as we approached from the west.  There was a guard posted but he was too busy smoking to inquire as to our presence.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/142.jpg)

A closer look at one of the gates.  I peeked in the window, bunch of fusball tables behind there.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/143.jpg)

A look at what the main level concourse looks like, very similar to KU's or Notre Dame's concourses.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/144.jpg)

Here's a look at some of the external decoration.  Really nails that 50's Communist feel.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/145.jpg)

Walking around the outside I could see these concourses for the upper deck.  It was encapsulated in this screening to keep debris from falling on people walking below.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/148.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/148.jpg.html)

Finally we made it around to where we could see inside.  A rough ridin' track guys!  :excited:

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/152.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/152.jpg.html)

A better look at the nicest part of the stadium, what I would call a press box.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/149.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/149.jpg.html)

We walked around towards it and there was this building which I've since discovered is the Magyar Sportmúzeum, which is their national Olympic sports museum.  The front:

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/161.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/161.jpg.html)

As we walked by the vegetation...

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/160.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/160.jpg.html)

We could pass through an unguarded motion sliding door into the press box.  Not too shabby, eh?

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/163.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/163.jpg.html)

Then I saw the plaque detailing the upgrade:

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/162.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/162.jpg.html)

They also had this cool/huge picture of a famous Hungarian football team who undoubtedly did something good a long time ago.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/164.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/164.jpg.html)

A good look at the field and grounds crew at work.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/155.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/155.jpg.html)

WTF is this thing? 

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/158.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/158.jpg.html)

Dat setting tho!  :love:

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/159-1.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/159-1.jpg.html)

Then we were discovered and escorted out by a very angry man who assumed we walked right past a stationed guard.  He chewed his ass for a few minutes before he let us go.

This is the entrance to the offices and such that the guy thought we must have entered through.  Are you guys getting a feel for the architecture yet?

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/168.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/168.jpg.html)

Other public accesses to the lower bowl seating.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/171.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/171.jpg.html)

Opposite the sports museum was this thing which I'm not sure what it is.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/166.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/166.jpg.html)

Behind it you can see a much more modern stadium, Papp László Budapest Sportaréna. 

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/177.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/177.jpg.html)

Between it is a track with a bunch of walls and statues of scenes of what every day life in a Communist country might be like.  You might be practicing your baseball swing with your government issued Mosin Nagant, always under the watchful eye of Communism symbolized by the commander in the background....

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/175.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/175.jpg.html)

You could also be sprinting in a team event, because Together We Can!

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/179.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/179.jpg.html)

Workers of the world, unite!

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/187.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/187.jpg.html)

Anyway, you get the picture.  Memorial Stadium could be worse, and will be unless they do something about it.

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Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 28, 2014, 09:35:46 PM
And yes, those lights are absolutely insane. Never seen any quite like them. I honestly don't know, I just don't. Are they :love: ? Are they :flush: ? This increds stadium thread update by EmoEMAW has me questioning everything I once THOUGHT to be true. :eek:
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 28, 2014, 09:47:33 PM
Other public accesses to the lower bowl seating.

(http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g180/stuck_in_ks/171.jpg) (http://s56.photobucket.com/user/stuck_in_ks/media/171.jpg.html)


Light pole's George Lucas'y!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on May 28, 2014, 10:39:44 PM
the lights look like a giraffe!

 :blush:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 28, 2014, 10:52:35 PM

the lights look like a giraffe!

 :blush:

George Lucas Robot Giraffe Light Communist Family Stadium. (GLRGLCFS)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 29, 2014, 07:10:31 PM
You know what those lights remind me of? Lights from an old-school NES sports game. Like Tecmo Baseball, or something.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: millertime on May 29, 2014, 08:34:10 PM
I was in Knoxville last night and went around the outside of Neyland stadium. They had that place locked up pretty well so I couldn't find a way in, but it sure looked big from the outside.


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Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 29, 2014, 09:06:15 PM
pics? :don'tcare:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MeatSauce on May 31, 2014, 02:23:01 PM
I went to Kinnick yesterday and I don't know if I expected some amazing stadium and/or setting, but I left incredibly underwhelmed.  The stadium is dropped right in the middle of campus/Iowa City and butts up next to the University of Iowa Hospital.  There is no parking, save one shared lot with the hospital.  Not sure how the gameday stuff works out, but it probably doesn't matter too much as it seems Iowa plays 90% of their games in the 11am ESPN slot.
Nice brickwork in Kinnick and if metal bleachers are your thing, this place is your shangri-la.  The hospital is currently adding a new wing and they're building and adding on to the Football offices next to the stadium, so the area is a mess and the stadium was all locked up. 
(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/089.jpg)

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/091.jpg)
namesake.  I can't remember what the inscription says, but it was something about trying hard and being a good citizen

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/107.jpg)
looking south from the front door of their Vanier(which is unbelievably ugly)

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/101.jpg)
as you walk up to Kinnick. that's a bus terminal between the lightpole/half-car and their NEzone jumbotron

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/100.jpg)
non-enclosed corners  :nono: the lights!  :lol:

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/097.jpg)

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/087.jpg)

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/088.jpg)
S EZ. All American plaques in the brickwork.

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/120.jpg)
looking North.
(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/092.jpg)
(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/121.jpg)
(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/093.jpg)

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/094.jpg)
street level view of their sideline turret

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/095.jpg)
Black n Gold Zone!
(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/096.jpg)

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/119.jpg)
 :runaway:

Football Complex.   :eek:
(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/105.jpg)
front door.  I think WWII machine gun bunker....and it's attached to:
(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/106.jpg)

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/104.jpg)
i don't know what this style is, but I think a blend of Mike Brady and early 1970's suburban church.

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/103.jpg)
on the left is the new Football Operations building.
(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/118.jpg)
backside.  patio is for ??

(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/112.jpg)
indoor facility. i think this is new.

baseball stadium is right next door.
(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/116.jpg)
(http://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/DobzTex/110.jpg)
everything from LF bullpen.

I didn't look for a bball arena because it was hot.  Very meh stadium and very pud facilities.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 31, 2014, 03:54:51 PM
Great report, Meat Sauce. :thumbs: True story: Kinnick Stadium is one of the only stadiums that has successfully kept curious stadium trespasser Skinny Benny out. I have generally always liked the look of it from the inside, seems like the perfect mix of Iowa small-timey and Big 10 big timey. The basketball arena is just a sunken hole in the ground basically, so very Bramlage'y. But they have a parquet court. :love: But it has a Ticket City logo on it or something pud. :don'tcare:  Arena had gray seats when I was there like ten years ago, no idea if it still does. Seems very, very sterile, though. I just can't imagine there being a super live atmosphere for a 'eyes huupz game. No idea, though.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 31, 2014, 04:51:47 PM
And yes, those facilities surrounding Kinnick Stadium (especially the freaking water tower) are absolutely woof town.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on June 02, 2014, 03:23:06 PM
that is a beautiful baseball stadium/setting
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on June 06, 2014, 09:50:40 AM
Tulane's stadium is really coming along! :excited:

I'll try to get some pixx up 2day.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on June 19, 2014, 05:22:01 PM
Well this is really long overdue, but it's time for a thorough review of the facilities that are about a mile from SB's house.


TULANE PURPLE WAVE auction company


We're gonna start with the basketball arena, which I saw firsthand when I went to a game there two seasons ago. Did I say arena? Definitely just meant gym. It's probably 90 years old and was recently renovated, maybe two years ago. I mean obviously it's pud city, but it's a little bit adorbs and feels kinda cool if you tuck in your green wave shirt super hard and embrace the "Ahearn echo" aspect of it. Plus, you're almost guaranteed to get in for less than three dollars at any game, making it a great outing for you and your little youngster, and you can go sit pretty much wherever the hell you want. I guess what I'm saying is it's terrible.


BUT THEY HAVE THIS GUY!!!  :D

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_2180_zps338595b5.jpg)



Blur city in this photo, sorry aboot that. Probably blurry because the bleachers were shaking from the tremendous amount of NOISE!!!

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_2182_zps2476c1a0.jpg)



A history so pathetic that they honor the team that bounced a Dana Altman-led qhatz from the first round of the NCAAs at the Orlando O-rena. I wouldn't fault them for this except I hold sports grudges for many decades, so Tulane can just go suck an egg and prepare to have their facilities absolutely reamed by a guy nerding out about stadiums on his computer!  :don'tcare:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_2184_zpsd5318078.jpg)



In this photo we see the Tulane students section, moments before tipoff. Notice the elite jumbotron in the background.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_2185_zps3e378569.jpg)




Not trying to be creepy but this guy was so amazeballs I had to get his picture. Dat helmet! :love:  I would equate him to one of the "ref shirt guys" guys in the front row of K-State huupz student section back in the day.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_2186_zps2cd1d246.jpg)



Wave hello to the Tulane band!!! They look small right now, but shortly after halftime about ten more members showed up. :confused:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_2188_zpsa32da6c1.jpg)




See? Now we're groovin'.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_2194_zps2b2fd9f7.jpg)



It's honestly kinda cute. :babywillie:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_2195_zps69aef72c.jpg)



You guys want access to elite donor accommodations? Well allow me to interest you in The Wave Cave.  Located in two of the four top corners of this gym, there are a few seats that look sorta comfy I guess and also all the Sprite you could ever hope to drink. (Limit 20 Sprites, please.) And there's a trash can, which is great in case you have something you need to throw away. Wave Cave is for super elite Angel-level donors and may not include access during games because we couldn't find anyone who wanted to pick up Terry's shift that night.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_2196_zpsa9ba6075.jpg)




Press row, maybe? Hopefully you don't get stuck behind that beam. :frown:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_2197_zpseccf67e6.jpg)



Hey, why not? Let's just store all our stuff here during the games and make the players walk around it on their way to the lockerroom at halftime.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_2198_zpsc05927c1.jpg)



Wave-vision

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_2214_zps44e21dbc.jpg)



Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on June 19, 2014, 05:34:32 PM
fantastic.  wave cave looks p. sweet.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shooter Jones on June 19, 2014, 05:36:44 PM
yes, truly enjoyed. thanks, SB
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on June 19, 2014, 05:38:44 PM
Tulane Bat Waves actually have a pretty elite home. Definitely the finest athletic facility at the school (not hard), at least until this football stadium is complete.

They won a natty in the early to mid 90s or something and obviously they're still riding high on that. Elite green seats in the stadium, palm trees over the fence, and cranes in the background building their new fooboo stade. What more could you want in a setting? :cool:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3461_zps046c487e.jpg)



Have you guys noticed that a lot of elite-ish college bayball stades have a press box that is elevated higher than the top row and sorta pitched forward? Kinda scary-lookin'. A little intimidating. I bet opposing teams look up at the from the field and get a li'l nervous.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3462_zpse16bc80e.jpg)



This photo is moved slightly to the left to show that there are in fact TWO light posts. You know I gots to have my light porn. :excited:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3463_zpsa1e82595.jpg)



Decent to good scoreboar--wait a minute. Is there a football team and/or marching band using the outfield as a practice field? :facepalm: Come on Tulane, have some self-respect. This is almost Northwestern'y in its embarrassing-ness.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_3465_zpsae74bd41.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on June 19, 2014, 05:44:13 PM
lol that outfield is too much.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on June 19, 2014, 06:22:07 PM
Guys I'm not going to even post pictures of Tulane games played in the Superdome because it will only make you really sad. I went to one against ECU in like '09 and I left feeling really bad about myself. :frown: They've fallen so far. DID YOU KNOW that Tulane football used to be big? It's true. They played in the SEC up until 1966, when they left to be independent. :frown: :frown: :frown: And they used to play in what was at the time an enormous stadium that seated over 72,000. And they regularly filled it, apparently. Or maybe not. But either way it was huge and badass and it hosted three Super Bowls and a gazillion Sugar Bowls and then it got condemned.

Look at this thing. They used to have it so good. :cry:

(http://www.stadiumsofprofootball.com/past/tulane703.jpg)

If you're interested in finding out more about this then I recommend you check out the wikipedia page on Tulane Stadium. Unlike the stadium, the wiki page is NOT condemned. :frown:



BUT GUESS WHAT!!!




(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BkzgEwgCMAAX1NT.jpg)


I've had an eye on this construction for a while because I drive by it on my way to work every day, but it's hard to see from the road. It's tucked behind the bat wave stadium and even if you walk up to it everything is fenced off. It's about as on-campus of an on-campus facility as you will ever see. There's like one parking spot max. Which is why a bunch of the uppity rich neighbors with actual mansions up against the property line fought really really hard for them to not build this stadium. A lot of them put signs in their yards that said, "30,000 people: where will they all park?!?" And it's like, HEY PEOPLE:

A) They're never filling that thing, are you kidding?
B) Do you think everyone who goes to football games drives? And drives solo, for that matter?
C) Pretty much the only people who will give a rip are students and they'll just walk from their dorms so shut your dumb faces and stop trying to be the levee against the momentum of this green wave. Levees in this town don't stand a chance, dorks. :cool:



YOU GUYS READY FOR SOME CRANES???

(http://images.clipartof.com/thumbnails/1115880-Clipart-Construction-Worker-Smiley-Tipping-His-Hard-Hat-Royalty-Free-Vector-Illustration.jpg)
(http://images.clipartof.com/thumbnails/1115880-Clipart-Construction-Worker-Smiley-Tipping-His-Hard-Hat-Royalty-Free-Vector-Illustration.jpg)
(http://images.clipartof.com/thumbnails/1115880-Clipart-Construction-Worker-Smiley-Tipping-His-Hard-Hat-Royalty-Free-Vector-Illustration.jpg)


So here's what it's gonna look like. Kind of a weird design especially for such a little stadium but overall I think it's gonna be pretty badass. I'll save a review of the actual facility for when I can go to a game there and take pictures from the inside (it debuts in week 2 against Georgia Tech!). Here's what it will look like, though. Oh and btw you can learn more at www.yulmanstadium.com


(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_4846_zps9b31347c.jpg)


I think this is gonna be the smaller side of the sideline bleachers. It's kinda weird. That side will only go up like 15 or 20 rows before it becomes press box. Was supposed to be way higher but the neighbors thought it would make way too much noise. I mean gmafb. It's Tulane football, these games aren't getting loud. Sick of this.


*edit* might be end zone. Can't tell.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_4852_zps4f211227.jpg)




Their lighting systems are honestly a weird mixed bag. Part of them are these tall Bishop Stadium'y guys and then others that you'll see later are very very elite-looking.   p. weird combo.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_4836_zps22f76fa4.jpg)



Construction cats! Tell me what's going on here. Besides that BAD (Big-ass duct! :eek: )
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_4837_zps09010e31.jpg)



Anyone getting an egress boner yet? Honestly I think they should swap this with the aisles from Bramlage because these aren't actually all that wide for a football stadium imo. Should probably just trade with OOD straight up.  Paging dax.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_4838_zpsa564dcad.jpg)



Don't forget that Sunday is Senior Day at The 'Plex.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/deal_with_itwooly_zps6505c200.gif)





One of the only angles you can see into the stadium through the fence. Is this guy on a Bobcat, or did the West Stadium renovation reserve exclusive rights to those things? Look how low to the ground that press box is LMAO. Hey ESPN 9, hope your cameras can zoom waaaay out.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_4839_zpsee4fb7d1.jpg)



Outside looks very modern. And those lights!   :lynchmob: :lynchmob: :lynchmob:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_4841_zps95d0db32.jpg)



vroom vroom

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_4842_zpsbf7f0ffe.jpg)




The outside's kinda got a future'y looking bump on the outside. Almost looks like it should be on Reboot. (And as of Sept. 6th, WARNING: INCOMING GAME.)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_4843_zps775b068c.jpg)



Looks like some kinda transformer badguy in this pic or something. Tulane U., more like Transformer U., amirite

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_4845_zps2b0bb7f0.jpg)




Stadium will connect to their student-athlete center or whatever.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_4844_zpsd0e6655e.jpg)


I know I already gave you one Tulane DID YOU KNOW, but guess what, you get a bonus. Did you know! You don't actually have to be a student-athlete to walk around in that student-athlete thing. As long as you just barge in and act like you own the place you get free access to whatever room you want. Snoop around like crazy. Just go nuts. And you can take all the pictures you want because everyone thinks you own the place.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_4849_zps0ecedb4f.jpg)



marble wave
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_4851_zps678f089b.jpg)



(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_4847_zps2ec7ca1f.jpg)


(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_4848_zpsd22d0473.jpg)



All in all, I'm excited. They've been through a lot and deserve something nice and shiny. Don't quote me on this because I mean I'm not a football player or anything but I expect it to be way better than playing games in the outfield of their baseball stadium.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on June 19, 2014, 07:10:42 PM
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_4846_zps9b31347c.jpg)
Everything is connected except for the one sideline.  What a weird stadium!  How fun!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Trogdor on June 19, 2014, 07:17:44 PM
Ew gross my eyes hurt
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on June 19, 2014, 07:28:06 PM
oh trogdor, you goofball
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Frankenklein on June 19, 2014, 08:01:55 PM
oh trogdor, you goofball
It's hideous. Great write up SB. 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: eastcat on June 19, 2014, 08:35:55 PM
 :frown: I feel sorry for the football waves.

That's the most bush league FBS stadium I have ever seen, and it's brand new  :facepalm:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 19, 2014, 09:17:35 PM
Please tell me slanted checker board endzone is a real thing.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on June 19, 2014, 10:09:00 PM
SB comment on the weird stands!  c'mon!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Duncan on June 19, 2014, 10:14:44 PM
hunh. I interned at Gould Evans. Never thought they would be designing stadiums.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Trogdor on June 19, 2014, 10:17:48 PM
:frown: I feel sorry for the football waves.

That's the most bush league FBS stadium I have ever seen, and it's brand new  :facepalm:

I bet they play chess using themselves when 1st and 2nd teams trade off at practice
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on June 20, 2014, 12:55:17 AM
SB comment on the weird stands!  c'mon!

Oh I will, irl friend. Just you wait.

CF3, I think it is. At the very least I think it's going to be checkerboard in one way or another for sure. Field's not down yet, but every rendo I've seen has it like that. It's a throwback to what the end zones were when they played there a long time ago, I think.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on June 20, 2014, 08:53:59 AM
honestly, it looks like it would make a pretty sweet futbol stadium.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 20, 2014, 09:08:35 AM

See? Now we're groovin'.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_2194_zps2b2fd9f7.jpg)


I can't get over the 3, ridiculously bored, unimpressed fans a few rows in front of the band.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Trogdor on June 20, 2014, 09:54:59 AM

See? Now we're groovin'.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_2194_zps2b2fd9f7.jpg)


I can't get over the 3, ridiculously bored, unimpressed fans a few rows in front of the band.

Im curious to what the years on the banners are related to. Record attendance?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on June 20, 2014, 10:42:42 AM
I think the banners are for "Conference Participant."
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on June 20, 2014, 10:54:17 AM
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_4846_zps9b31347c.jpg)
Everything is connected except for the one sideline.  What a weird stadium!  How fun!

Thornton Tomasetti is from KC
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on June 20, 2014, 10:55:10 AM
Man. I just read through everything again. Did you guys take note of how good I message boarded yesterday? Wow, just wow. Inspiring stuff. I mean Wooldridge at The 'Plex was a really lol addition.

Dlew, those stands are WEIRD! So weird, dude! So weird for you! Obviously I would prefer they all connect because you know I'm a big fan of stadium symmetry whenever possible. But I think it's still probably okay. Certainly weird in that it kinda reminds me of North Texas' old shitpile Fouts Field, which is somewhat similar in the respect of "3/4ths of the field stands are connected but not the 3/4ths you're used to."

(I know Fouts Field isn't completely connected but you can see how I would make the connection between the two.)

 
(http://www.meangreenmap.com/sidebar-fouts.jpg)


But back to Tulane's shiny new thing. I think it's pretty good. At least they didn't try to mix stands based on straight lines (like BSFS) with stands based on curves (like Sanford Stadium). I'm happy for Tulane. Oh and when I was walking around acting like I owned the goddamn place I saw some memo or something about how they're going to allow tailgating all over this quad nearby. And they're gonna even offer pre-packaged tailgates where they give you all the food you want and they set up grills for you and they bring you coolers full of whatever type of booze you order. P. sweet deal.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on June 20, 2014, 11:14:48 AM
Couple things about Yulman that actually suck balls, though. We'll talk about them below, but first look at this image for reference.


(http://theadvocate.com/csp/mediapool/sites/dt.common.streams.StreamServer.cls?STREAMOID=8hRqAiTPY6w0uhioC1cCt8$daE2N3K4ZzOUsqbU5sYu_2XAHuVe1jzFChelb2vbVWCsjLu883Ygn4B49Lvm9bPe2QeMKQdVeZmXF$9l$4uCZ8QDXhaHEp3rvzXRJFdy0KqPHLoMevcTLo3h8xh70Y6N_U_CryOsw6FTOdKL_jpQ-&CONTENTTYPE=image/jpeg)


Okay. Let's take a closer look. (http://fallonmirsky.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/smileyface_doctor.jpg)

1. It's 2014, Tulane. Find a way to not stack a press box actually on top of stands. It needs to be recessed back BEHIND the last row of the stands. I mean, gmafb. Is this Memorial Stadium and K-State is playing Wichita University in 1965? Is this Michigan Stadium up until like 2004? (Example below.)






(http://football.ballparks.com/NCAA/Big10/Michigan/aerial.jpg)




Get the frick out of town with that BS, Tulane. Can you imagine how pissed you'd be if you spent almost $65 of your hard-earned money on Tulane season tickets in their new stadium and then ended up right next to the press box? Hope you like seeing only half the field, dork! Anyway, get your act together Tulane. (Although I honestly suspect it was the bitch-ass neighbors on Audubon Blvd. who made them lower that side of the stands, etc. But it could also just be because there's such limited space.


2. Stadiums whose end zone stands are higher than their sideline stands look weird. :don'tcare:

3. Imagine that you're sitting in the Yulman Stadium press box. Now look over to the stands in the end zone off to your right. Half of those end zone stands are higher than the other half. Like, if it were BSFS, you would look at sections 12, 13, and HALF of 14 and it would be a certain number of rows, but then the other half of 14, and all of 15 and 16 would be like 5 rows less. Don't know why. Is weird.


But like I said, I'm just happy for them that they have something nice again. It's quirky and weird and not how I would've designed it, but whatever. It's like if you have a son who constantly brings home F's and then he tries really really hard and brings home a C-, you're kinda happy for him even though you know he still pretty much sucks.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on June 20, 2014, 11:53:01 AM
that doctor is #HAF
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 20, 2014, 01:40:31 PM
SB can we also dig a little deeper into this neighbor issue? I mean, my dream basically forever since I was born was to have a house next to a stadium, like in Wrigleyville. Who wouldn't want that? And we're talking what, 7 home games a year? Probably only 3 of them will be night games? Some people ya know?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on June 20, 2014, 01:42:55 PM
SB can we also dig a little deeper into this neighbor issue? I mean, my dream basically forever since I was born was to have a house next to a stadium, like in Wrigleyville. Who wouldn't want that? And we're talking what, 7 home games a year? Probably only 3 of them will be night games? Some people ya know?

i would be more pissed at the 11am games than the night games.  let me sleep assholes!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on June 20, 2014, 02:14:23 PM
They're rich snobs, CF3. It's basically Ward Parkway of New Orleans and it backs up right to their backyards and they're not happy. But it's like, HEY. You bought a house that already backs up to a college campus, I mean what did you expect? Gtfooh. They even griped at City Hall meetings to the point that they strong-armed the negotiations so that, in order to have it built, they can ONLY have Tulane football games there. No soccer games ever!!! No monster truck rallies!!! And don't you rough ridin' dare even dream of having a concert there!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Frankenklein on June 20, 2014, 03:18:00 PM
They're rich snobs, CF3. It's basically Ward Parkway of New Orleans and it backs up right to their backyards and they're not happy. But it's like, HEY. You bought a house that already backs up to a college campus, I mean what did you expect? Gtfooh. They even griped at City Hall meetings to the point that they strong-armed the negotiations so that, in order to have it built, they can ONLY have Tulane football games there. No soccer games ever!!! No monster truck rallies!!! And don't you rough ridin' dare even dream of having a concert there!!!!!!!!
That's because they knew it would look hideous.If they would have built BSFS in their backyard they would all want to turn their houses around so they could have it in their front yard.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on June 20, 2014, 03:22:49 PM
Its like someone not buying in after a 10 game Royals win streak is the best comparo I can make really.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on June 20, 2014, 03:29:16 PM

They're rich snobs, CF3. It's basically Ward Parkway of New Orleans and it backs up right to their backyards and they're not happy. But it's like, HEY. You bought a house that already backs up to a college campus, I mean what did you expect? Gtfooh. They even griped at City Hall meetings to the point that they strong-armed the negotiations so that, in order to have it built, they can ONLY have Tulane football games there. No soccer games ever!!! No monster truck rallies!!! And don't you rough ridin' dare even dream of having a concert there!!!!!!!!
That's because they knew it would look hideous.If they would have built BSFS in their backyard they would all want to turn their houses around so they could have it in their front yard.

Pretty funny post but honestly from the outside doesn't look bad. Did you see my comment about Transformer U.?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Frankenklein on June 20, 2014, 03:40:10 PM

They're rich snobs, CF3. It's basically Ward Parkway of New Orleans and it backs up right to their backyards and they're not happy. But it's like, HEY. You bought a house that already backs up to a college campus, I mean what did you expect? Gtfooh. They even griped at City Hall meetings to the point that they strong-armed the negotiations so that, in order to have it built, they can ONLY have Tulane football games there. No soccer games ever!!! No monster truck rallies!!! And don't you rough ridin' dare even dream of having a concert there!!!!!!!!
That's because they knew it would look hideous.If they would have built BSFS in their backyard they would all want to turn their houses around so they could have it in their front yard.

Pretty funny post but honestly from the outside doesn't look bad. Did you see my comment about Transformer U.?
That's the hideous part I'm talking about,looks like a movie theater,the rest looks okay for pudsville.And you were really killing it yesterday SB
Title: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on June 20, 2014, 04:07:59 PM
Confirmed, yesterday was a 4-taco day for me.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on June 20, 2014, 04:35:54 PM
Yulman Stadium? 
Yul love it!!!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: CyberToothCat on June 21, 2014, 12:04:10 AM
As recently as 1983, Ga Tech's stadium still had a track and the endzone was in the shape of a horseshoe. There is still hope for KU yet.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_tfvq5ifjZEI/TDHlS0KZAmI/AAAAAAAAA9Q/8SGaAGcRfiU/s1600/BobbyDodd1983.jpg)

Based on today's news, I have no choice but to conclude that I have finally mastered the ability to see the future. You may all bow down now.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SdK on June 21, 2014, 12:33:11 AM
I'm guessing the duct work is for trash, scrap, etc removal during the construction and won't be there forevs.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on June 21, 2014, 09:13:07 AM

I'm guessing the duct work is for trash, scrap, etc removal during the construction and won't be there forevs.

Oh man. I would love to throw a bunch of big trash down that chute thingy and listen to it until it hit the dumpster.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SdK on June 21, 2014, 09:22:27 AM

I'm guessing the duct work is for trash, scrap, etc removal during the construction and won't be there forevs.

Oh man. I would love to throw a bunch of big trash down that chute thingy and listen to it until it hit the dumpster.
on the final day I would slide down wheeeee
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on June 21, 2014, 10:23:14 AM
Quote
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 :bwpopcorn:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shooter Jones on June 25, 2014, 03:32:36 PM
not sure if this goes in with the puds or not, but here's OU's new NEZFZ to enclose their stadium.

(http://gfoms.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Bowl_10.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: CyberToothCat on June 25, 2014, 06:16:41 PM
not sure if this goes in with the puds or not, but here's OU's new NEZFZ to enclose their stadium.

(http://gfoms.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Bowl_10.jpg)

So are they getting rid of the huge upper deck on the pressbox side and replacing it with two smaller decks?  If that is the case, their total capacity might not change too much even after they enclose the two open corners.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/33/Gaylord_Family_Oklahoma_Memorial_Stadium_from_SEC.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: slimz on June 25, 2014, 07:01:02 PM

So are they getting rid of the huge upper deck on the pressbox side and replacing it with two smaller decks?  If that is the case, their total capacity might not change too much even after they enclose the two open corners.


Looks like they'll be losing a bit off the top of the endzone bleachers, too.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: LandThieves on June 28, 2014, 06:10:08 PM
Yea capacity isn't changing. Losing some height and seats off the SEZ and losing some seats from adding chairbacks to certain sections. The new Suites will keep capacity the same.

www.gfmos.com



(http://i.imgur.com/qrH1aT4.jpg)

There's going to be a jumbotron running the partial length of the wall thats comparable in size to most stadiums jumbotrons. The new jumbotron in the SEZ, that was added in 2008 is getting replaced. The new SEZ tron will be the biggest in college football when built.

 :emawkid:

 :Woot:

Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: kim carnes on June 28, 2014, 06:17:56 PM
this thread is for pud stadiums
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: NDSU Lollypopkid on June 28, 2014, 09:20:50 PM
can't spell pud without ou.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 02, 2014, 11:28:46 PM
Did you guys know Akron has had a new stade since 2009? I didn't.  :Wha:

Copy and paste isn't working for me for some ridiculous reason so just google InfoCision Stadium (lol).

Oh and while you're at it, just go ahead and google their old place too, the Rubber Bowl (double lol).
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: bones129 on August 02, 2014, 11:30:46 PM
 :)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: treysolid on August 02, 2014, 11:53:44 PM
I think this qualifies now:

I was just out in Tempe and was told by a buddy out there that State Farm has paid Arizona State an obscene amount of money to have them open the bowl on Sun Devil Stadium so that there is a clear view of the field from their new regional headquarters that they are building across the street. They are losing about 6000 seats for this.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SdK on August 03, 2014, 12:01:44 AM
(http://www.uakron.edu/resize_image?id=1311604&w=430)

(http://www.worldstadiums.com/stadium_pictures/north_america/united_states/ohio/akron_rubber.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 03, 2014, 10:06:17 AM
I think this qualifies now:

I was just out in Tempe and was told by a buddy out there that State Farm has paid Arizona State an obscene amount of money to have them open the bowl on Sun Devil Stadium so that there is a clear view of the field from their new regional headquarters that they are building across the street. They are losing about 6000 seats for this.

Well they never really needed that many in the first place, so I'm okay with it I guess. As long as it still has permanent bleachers on all four sides and at least one upper deck, it will still be big timey.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on August 03, 2014, 11:51:26 AM
Yeah you gotta remember, that stadium used to host the NFL Cardinals and the Fiesta Bowl, and now totally doesn't, so it makes sense to reduce capacity
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 03, 2014, 01:46:40 PM
Oh I remember, Cartierfor3. I remember. And you're right, you've got to.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on August 03, 2014, 01:52:57 PM
I like Akron's old stadium a lot more.  A lot more.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SdK on August 03, 2014, 02:01:14 PM
I like Akron's old stadium a lot more.  A lot more.

Me too. Seems they could have upgraded the press box and closed the bowl for the price of that new stadium.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: treysolid on August 03, 2014, 02:28:02 PM
Yeah you gotta remember, that stadium used to host the NFL Cardinals and the Fiesta Bowl, and now totally doesn't, so it makes sense to reduce capacity

It's not the capacity issue. ASU is scheduled to spend 300 million on renovations that reduce the capacity down to around 65,000. This was on top of that. And the wedge that State Farm is taking out looks really weird when you drive past it. Imagine someone just took a slice right out of the middle of the WSC.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on August 03, 2014, 02:43:31 PM
We should have state farm move from Seth childs to our future missing wedge and give us obscene amounts of money
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 03, 2014, 08:32:35 PM
Guys, Akron deserves something nice and shiny. They've put up with a lot.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 03, 2014, 10:55:29 PM
Wait wtf? Someone's renovating the Rubber Bowl for a "pro football team"? This can't miss.

http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_Bowl
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SdK on August 03, 2014, 11:52:24 PM
Wait wtf? Someone's renovating the Rubber Bowl for a "pro football team"? This can't miss.

http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_Bowl
It fell through...
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 04, 2014, 07:03:24 AM
T-y. Didn't read that closely. But when I did, holy whoa. They sold it in 2013 for $38,000. And the lights? Well they're as non-elite as they come. They're on the field, not behind the stands. :frown:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: sonofdaxjones on August 04, 2014, 10:20:16 AM
The general trend is for nicer stadiums, not necessarily bigger stadiums.

Of course Cult Aggie is one of the exceptions, but I feel comfortable in saying that they're building 10-20,000 regularly empty seats.   

I don't expect BSFS to ever be over 55K, but I do expect there to be another upscale seating area at some point in time, possibly tied to reno's of Bramlage.

OU isn't going to add that many seats in their next round, but the stadium is going to be really nice.

We are in era of less seats more amenities.    With HDTV and the quality of broadcasts these days, if you want to fill your stadium you have to provide higher end services to all.   Otherwise people are just going to stay at home.   Our previous athletic director listened to the idiocy of "devaluing the product" while charging full rates to entire groups of people receiving well below average in stadium services.   Thus, we chronically had 3-4,000 empty seats except for the biggest games.    Our new guy recognized that, and has and is taking the right steps.   This is why I am less concerned about a substantial drop in attendance should on field success drop some.   The AV experience is going to be dramatically improved in the next year, accessibility to in stadium services has and is being dramatically improved.   

Does anyone know if K-State awarded a DAS (Distributed Antenna System) contract which was supposed to have the first phase be implementation in BSFS and Bramlage?





Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: bshea85 on August 04, 2014, 10:22:28 AM
T-y. Didn't read that closely. But when I did, holy whoa. They sold it in 2013 for $38,000. And the lights? Well they're as non-elite as they come. They're on the field, not behind the stands. :frown:

I would totally buy that for $38,000.  I'd turn the press-box into a pretty legit home.  Every night before going to bed, I would re-enact the 2005 "Battle for the Wagon Wheel" against Kent State, which propelled the Zips to the MAC Championship Game.  I'd also conjure up the spirit of John Heisman and ask his ideas on Dickey, Bishop, Sproles and Klein.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 04, 2014, 10:46:03 AM
The general trend is for nicer stadiums, not necessarily bigger stadiums.

Of course Cult Aggie is one of the exceptions, but I feel comfortable in saying that they're building 10-20,000 regularly empty seats.   

I don't expect BSFS to ever be over 55K, but I do expect there to be another upscale seating area at some point in time, possibly tied to reno's of Bramlage.

OU isn't going to add that many seats in their next round, but the stadium is going to be really nice.

We are in era of less seats more amenities.    With HDTV and the quality of broadcasts these days, if you want to fill your stadium you have to provide higher end services to all.   Otherwise people are just going to stay at home.   Our previous athletic director listened to the idiocy of "devaluing the product" while charging full rates to entire groups of people receiving well below average in stadium services.   Thus, we chronically had 3-4,000 empty seats except for the biggest games.    Our new guy recognized that, and has and is taking the right steps.   This is why I am less concerned about a substantial drop in attendance should on field success drop some.   The AV experience is going to be dramatically improved in the next year, accessibility to in stadium services has and is being dramatically improved.   

Does anyone know if K-State awarded a DAS (Distributed Antenna System) contract which was supposed to have the first phase be implementation in BSFS and Bramlage?




..................And that basketball arena, whoa! Looks like a pretty fun place to see a game.

(http://www.uakron.edu/dotAsset/a0681f81-ceab-4fc1-ae2a-28c7caa366c5.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: HerrSonntag on August 04, 2014, 01:37:12 PM
The general trend is for nicer stadiums, not necessarily bigger stadiums.

Of course Cult Aggie is one of the exceptions, but I feel comfortable in saying that they're building 10-20,000 regularly empty seats.   

I don't expect BSFS to ever be over 55K, but I do expect there to be another upscale seating area at some point in time, possibly tied to reno's of Bramlage.

OU isn't going to add that many seats in their next round, but the stadium is going to be really nice.

We are in era of less seats more amenities.    With HDTV and the quality of broadcasts these days, if you want to fill your stadium you have to provide higher end services to all.   Otherwise people are just going to stay at home.   Our previous athletic director listened to the idiocy of "devaluing the product" while charging full rates to entire groups of people receiving well below average in stadium services.   Thus, we chronically had 3-4,000 empty seats except for the biggest games.    Our new guy recognized that, and has and is taking the right steps.   This is why I am less concerned about a substantial drop in attendance should on field success drop some.   The AV experience is going to be dramatically improved in the next year, accessibility to in stadium services has and is being dramatically improved.   

Does anyone know if K-State awarded a DAS (Distributed Antenna System) contract which was supposed to have the first phase be implementation in BSFS and Bramlage?
The DAS should be implemented in time for this coming season, was the word I heard...

 :ksu:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MouseRat on August 05, 2014, 09:35:54 AM
The general trend is for nicer stadiums, not necessarily bigger stadiums.

Of course Cult Aggie is one of the exceptions, but I feel comfortable in saying that they're building 10-20,000 regularly empty seats.   

I don't expect BSFS to ever be over 55K, but I do expect there to be another upscale seating area at some point in time, possibly tied to reno's of Bramlage.

OU isn't going to add that many seats in their next round, but the stadium is going to be really nice.

We are in era of less seats more amenities.    With HDTV and the quality of broadcasts these days, if you want to fill your stadium you have to provide higher end services to all.   Otherwise people are just going to stay at home.   Our previous athletic director listened to the idiocy of "devaluing the product" while charging full rates to entire groups of people receiving well below average in stadium services.   Thus, we chronically had 3-4,000 empty seats except for the biggest games.    Our new guy recognized that, and has and is taking the right steps.   This is why I am less concerned about a substantial drop in attendance should on field success drop some.   The AV experience is going to be dramatically improved in the next year, accessibility to in stadium services has and is being dramatically improved.   

Does anyone know if K-State awarded a DAS (Distributed Antenna System) contract which was supposed to have the first phase be implementation in BSFS and Bramlage?
The DAS should be implemented in time for this coming season, was the word I heard...

 :ksu:

I'm afraid I have to disagree with you there.  I heard it was only for Bramlage this year so that they could "test" the system with a smaller capacity to work out all the kinks.  BSFS won't get it until late spring/early summer 2015.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 05, 2014, 11:14:51 PM
guys this thread is for PUD stadiums, not stud oods.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: McNeese72 on August 06, 2014, 04:06:03 PM
Daniel's new "home".   You guys can laugh and make derisive remarks now.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5575/14557291999_2af0acff77_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/obnVK6)cowboystadiumpanorama (https://flic.kr/p/obnVK6) by mcneese72 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3892/14792480603_217ea427fb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oxak82)Cowboy_Stadium_July_2014-31 (https://flic.kr/p/oxak82) by mcneese72 (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Doc
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: PowercatPat on August 06, 2014, 04:08:04 PM
Your press box is nicer than Iowa State's.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Emo EMAW on August 06, 2014, 04:09:14 PM
Paint is fresher than KU's stadium.  :thumbs:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Brock Landers on August 06, 2014, 04:11:15 PM
Their Harley track is really narrow and paved with concrete.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: WildcatNkilt on August 06, 2014, 04:15:42 PM
Who sits in the small bleachers?  Band?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shooter Jones on August 06, 2014, 04:20:09 PM
hedges similar to Sanford.  :love:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MouseRat on August 06, 2014, 04:23:13 PM
That setting tho
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: McNeese72 on August 06, 2014, 04:32:42 PM
Who sits in the small bleachers?  Band?

Yes, the Band even though they dislike it.   

Doc
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: McNeese72 on August 06, 2014, 04:37:48 PM
hedges similar to Sanford.  :love:

The little hedges on the right of the first photo surround the pump that pumps the water out of the drainage area under the edges of the field.   There is a reason why the Cowboy Stadium's nickname is "The Hole".

Okay, where are the derogatory remarks.   I expect more from you guys.

By the way, you guys are a lot more fun than what I have found on the Nebraska messageboards so far.   A lot of too serious folks there.   ;)

Doc
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MouseRat on August 06, 2014, 04:42:27 PM
hedges similar to Sanford.  :love:

The little hedges on the right of the first photo surround the pump that pumps the water out of the drainage area under the edges of the field.   There is a reason why the Cowboy Stadium's nickname is "The Hole".

Okay, where are the derogatory remarks.   I expect more from you guys.

By the way, you guys are a lot more fun than what I have found on the Nebraska messageboards so far.   A lot of too serious folks there.   ;)

Doc
I hope "The Hole" you speak of is more pleasant than Derricot's ex GF's hole.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: WildcatNkilt on August 06, 2014, 04:51:27 PM
hedges similar to Sanford.  :love:

The little hedges on the right of the first photo surround the pump that pumps the water out of the drainage area under the edges of the field.   There is a reason why the Cowboy Stadium's nickname is "The Hole".

Okay, where are the derogatory remarks.   I expect more from you guys.

By the way, you guys are a lot more fun than what I have found on the Nebraska messageboards so far.   A lot of too serious folks there.   ;)

Doc

There is a reason we kicked the corn aggies out of the Big 12.  Their insecurity with everything Texas was embarrassing to say the least.  That and Bo. 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MakeItRain on August 06, 2014, 04:55:23 PM
:dunno: dece looking FCS stadium
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MouseRat on August 06, 2014, 05:00:38 PM
:dunno: dece looking FCS stadium
Considering it's not in a snow silo and that it's location is not located so far from civilization that someone might stumble upon it accidentally and mistake it for an ancient Native American city I would give it an A maybe A-.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Big Sam on August 06, 2014, 05:56:43 PM
Daniel's new "home".   You guys can laugh and make derisive remarks now.

Doc

Football complex right by end zone, and no clip art on the building.  Little brother is gonna see this and be really jealous.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on August 06, 2014, 06:00:55 PM
I would let my son play in that stadium
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 06, 2014, 06:38:14 PM
McNeese guy you have nothing to be ashamed of.


OR DO YOU??? Still waiting on hoops arena pics. T-y.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: McNeese72 on August 06, 2014, 08:41:24 PM
McNeese guy you have nothing to be ashamed of.


OR DO YOU??? Still waiting on hoops arena pics. T-y.

Here is where we play right now, Burton Coliseum, except when we get kicked out in February by the Southwest District Livestock Show and Rodeo.  Then we have to go downtown and play in the Lake Charles Civic Center.   Burton holds 8,000 and the Civic Center holds about 5,000.   But we have a new on campus (North of the Field House seen in the Cowboy Stadium photo) arena in the planning stages.   Hope to be in it in a couple of years.

Burton Coliseum

(http://www.docsshots.com/img/s5/v127/p864579792-5.jpg)

Lake Charles Civic Center

(http://www.docsshots.com/img/s5/v121/p156640795-5.jpg)

At least, they aren't some dinky looking high school looking like gyms.

Doc
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Emo EMAW on August 06, 2014, 09:24:28 PM
Lake Charles is a copy of Gallager Iba.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 06, 2014, 09:50:32 PM
Burton is a copy of the old Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MouseRat on August 06, 2014, 10:27:37 PM
Burton is a carbon copy of the bicentennial center in Salina
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 06, 2014, 11:03:24 PM
Burton is a carbon copy of the bicentennial center in Salina

Denied. Do you even swoopy/curvy lines, bro?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on August 06, 2014, 11:05:44 PM
Those watermarks  :love:

Doc, please do a blog tutorial on watermarks
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 06, 2014, 11:06:36 PM
Those watermarks  :love:

Doc, please do a blog tutorial on watermarks

I honestly can't get enough.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on August 07, 2014, 10:33:02 AM
They're resurfacing Naismith Court, and apparently altering the design a little.  I think it looks stellar:

(http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll277/MrBernieLomax/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps345c9406.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on August 07, 2014, 10:36:22 AM
They're resurfacing Naismith Court, and apparently altering the design a little.  I think it looks stellar:

(http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll277/MrBernieLomax/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps345c9406.jpg)

The Kansas outline is kinda neat I guess, the huge jayhawk look ridiculously stupid
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: WildcatNkilt on August 07, 2014, 10:41:00 AM
They're resurfacing Naismith Court, and apparently altering the design a little.  I think it looks stellar:

(http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll277/MrBernieLomax/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps345c9406.jpg)

The Kansas outline is kinda neat I guess, the huge jayhawk look ridiculously stupid

More money not going to football.

I also understand that the entire court is the state of KS, but the top right just looks kind of odd.   :th_twocents:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on August 07, 2014, 10:43:28 AM
Basically part of their court is a map of NW Missouri
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on August 07, 2014, 10:45:31 AM
Seems like all the schools are resurfacing their courts to add NuLogo.  Maybe the conference is picking up the tab?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Emo EMAW on August 07, 2014, 11:02:19 AM
I hope to God we just watermark nulOgo.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: TownieCat on August 07, 2014, 11:03:42 AM
No one will notice the Kansas/NW Missouri outline on TV. It seems like a wasted effort.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: schreds21 on August 07, 2014, 02:07:30 PM
Oh, I see it now.  I originally thought that was just mold creeping onto the corner of the court.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on August 07, 2014, 02:09:18 PM
Everyone, settle down! Just jk, folks.  That's not real, it's just some fan's mock up.

Sorry to throw this whole blog into chaos. 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: deputy dawg on August 07, 2014, 02:38:20 PM
Half expected court to have big 10 logo watermarked or in some other subtle display.  You know, how Moo begged to get into the conference.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on August 07, 2014, 05:08:42 PM
That logo is absolutely atrocious
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on August 07, 2014, 05:28:23 PM
This is also not the correct thread for basketball courts spacs, someone mod this plz
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Stevesie60 on August 08, 2014, 01:31:43 PM
That star looks pretty stupid, you guys.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Gooch on August 08, 2014, 02:04:14 PM
That star looks pretty stupid, you guys.
Well most KU "fans" probably have no idea where Lawrence actually is so it might actually be helpful.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MakeItRain on August 08, 2014, 10:03:34 PM
They're resurfacing Naismith Court, and apparently altering the design a little.  I think it looks stellar:

(http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll277/MrBernieLomax/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps345c9406.jpg)

That's fantastic, sans star of course
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 08, 2014, 10:56:03 PM
we should do it before they do and then throw it in their faces
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on August 08, 2014, 11:46:46 PM
Most of them hate it because "misery is on the hallowed ground "  how much more insane and insecure can you get?  :lol:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 10, 2014, 08:51:43 PM
:frown:

Was thinking about popping into the home arena of the Loyola (New Orleans) Wolf Pack. Didn't know anything about where they play. Researched it. Got sad.

Quote
The Men’s basketball program holds games at The Den, which is located on the fifth floor of the Loyola University New Orleans Recreational Sports Complex on the back of Loyola's campus.
http://wolfpack.loyno.edu/mens-basketball/directions


ALL of the pictures I found on their athletic department website about the men's huupz team were from when Loyola played AT Tulane. :frown: :frown:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on August 10, 2014, 09:22:19 PM
"The Den" sounds intimidating as crap. And now you HAVE to go there skin ben. No teasing.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on August 10, 2014, 09:35:03 PM
5th floor is pretty baller too
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on August 10, 2014, 09:41:49 PM
5th floor is pretty baller too

It would be cool if they were like "The Court on the highest floor in the NCAA"
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SdK on August 10, 2014, 10:47:36 PM
:frown:

Was thinking about popping into the home arena of the Loyola (New Orleans) Wolf Pack. Didn't know anything about where they play. Researched it. Got sad.

Quote
The Men’s basketball program holds games at The Den, which is located on the fifth floor of the Loyola University New Orleans Recreational Sports Complex on the back of Loyola's campus.
http://wolfpack.loyno.edu/mens-basketball/directions


ALL of the pictures I found on their athletic department website about the men's huupz team were from when Loyola played AT Tulane. :frown: :frown:

They and Loyola Chicago both have Wolves as mascots.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on August 11, 2014, 09:31:05 AM
The Den on the Fifth  :ohno:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 11, 2014, 09:44:16 AM
"The Den" sounds intimidating as crap. And now you HAVE to go there skin ben. No teasing.

Yeah? No foolin'?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 27, 2014, 12:05:30 AM
HOWCOME NOBODY TOLD ME ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON???  :curse: :chainsaw:


(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/25/TDECU_Stadium%2C_empty_interior.jpg/1920px-TDECU_Stadium%2C_empty_interior.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 27, 2014, 12:09:10 AM
Gotta hand it to 'em. They really did the damn thing. Looks small-time elite.

(http://ww3.hdnux.com/photos/31/63/45/6764894/3/622x350.jpg)


(http://ww4.hdnux.com/photos/31/63/45/6764899/3/622x350.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: HerrSonntag on August 27, 2014, 12:49:42 AM
Is Houston's campus located in the middle of some inner city industrial wasteland, a la Robocop?  Robocop would be a a cooler mascot for them than:
(http://sr.photos2.fotosearch.com/bthumb/TBZ/TBZ241/Cougar028.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 27, 2014, 12:57:04 AM
It is in Houston so yes it is in a wasteland of some sort.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on August 27, 2014, 12:10:18 PM
wait they play in a not-dome?  :lol:

houston november is like regular places august
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: nicname on August 27, 2014, 12:13:22 PM
They're resurfacing Naismith Court, and apparently altering the design a little.  I think it looks stellar:

(http://i290.photobucket.com/albums/ll277/MrBernieLomax/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps345c9406.jpg)

That's fantastic, sans star of course

Agreed, looks misplaced on a full court design. Court looks great tho, hard to screw up red, white and blue.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 27, 2014, 02:57:02 PM
Just look at this dump. Absolute woof.

(http://img.bleacherreport.net/img/images/photos/001/718/374/283644_crop_north.jpg?w=630&h=420&q=75)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 31, 2014, 07:16:14 PM
Got dayum McLane Stadium is one sexy p.o.a. on this Fox Sports hi-def broadcast.

(Still pud compared to BSFS obviously.)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: PerryCat on August 31, 2014, 09:42:44 PM
 :facepalm:

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Post by: SdK on August 31, 2014, 09:47:08 PM
 :ROFL:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on August 31, 2014, 09:47:50 PM
Drove by McLane Stadium today. Not much to look at from the outside. Small, and stylistically won't age well. Already looks a bit old. Very Waco'y.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: sonofdaxjones on August 31, 2014, 09:53:06 PM
Never be a fan of red brick on sports venues, even fake red brick.

Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MakeItRain on September 01, 2014, 12:15:20 AM
:facepalm:

What th....... wow :lol:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: michigancat on September 01, 2014, 12:24:01 AM
I went to Stanford's game Saturday

first quarter shot:

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/01/eqy9enud.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on September 01, 2014, 01:08:33 AM
Fake brick tarp is what separates the Baylors from the pillbox KUs of the world.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: bones129 on September 01, 2014, 01:21:40 AM
Fake brick tarp is what separates the Baylors from the pillbox KUs of the world.

Yes. I may not have believed the brick tarp without photographic proof. Incredible, just incredible.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Frankenklein on September 01, 2014, 07:53:08 AM
Baylor University....in the pocket of big tarps inc.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on September 01, 2014, 05:55:23 PM
Guess what stud poster is writing this post from inside the Jill H. and Avram A. Glazer Family Club Level in Tulane's new Yulman Stadium?   :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited: :excited:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on September 01, 2014, 06:27:13 PM
I went to Stanford's game Saturday

first quarter shot:

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/01/eqy9enud.jpg)


Seriously? Was it 200 degrees outside or something? Woof.

Also I've always found it weird when stadiums have end zone bleachers that reach higher than the sideline bleachers. It's what they have here, at Yulman Stadium, where I am posting this post from.  :Wha: :Wha: I'm also looking at you, Nebraska. I mean, I guess their renovations fixed this kinda, technically. But not completely when compared to the press box side. I mean, look how dumb this looked.


(https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQaL37pZj-yiVbaEJGhspsykZEywoluham_nqTays8nBDV8W8bFYA)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on September 01, 2014, 07:16:52 PM
that picture was taken from the endzone sb, stanford stadium has taller sides

actually it's probably like your wet dream of a stadium (except isu'y press box).  full bowl, symmetry, taller sides

(http://az100346.vo.msecnd.net/content/images/bowlbus/stadiums/stanfordstadium/primary.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on September 01, 2014, 07:33:28 PM
former stadium  :sdeek:

(http://www.zerozero.pt/img/estadios/316/30316_ori_stanford_stadium.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on September 01, 2014, 08:03:46 PM
Oh man libliblibliblibliblib, you are totally right. Can't believe I made that mistake, I've looked at pictures of that place, like, so many times.

And you're right. Stanford Stadium is truly a modern marvel. But their old one has that one end zone just oddly shaved off and even when I was a super little sb I was like, "wtf?"
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Post by: michigancat on September 01, 2014, 08:39:39 PM
One thing about Stanford is there are trees and grass in the ticketed area that leads to a lot of dust. Their main press box:

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/02/2u2y7epy.jpg)

I mean, that's it for concession stands that aren't a tent or something
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Post by: Cartierfor3 on September 01, 2014, 10:03:02 PM
No one wears Stanford shirts or jerseys huh
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on September 01, 2014, 10:24:22 PM
One thing I love about our guy CF3 is how much he focuses on the fans and their attire/mannerisms in these pics.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on September 01, 2014, 10:30:49 PM
 about as non-conformist as their band? :dunno:
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Post by: SkinnyBenny on September 01, 2014, 10:33:15 PM
Was watching a little bit of the Louisville game tonight, and whoo boy, Papa John's Cardinals stadium is really about an 8.5/10. Very sexy. Except for one thing: no permanent bleachers behind one of the end zones. I mean why don't you just put up a janky Wagner Field sign and a bunch of folding chairs? Woof. But yeah, the addition of that upper deck is really elite.
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But wait a minute. That upper deck. Which is it? With this being such a recent addition, why are there two very different upper deck pictures on Google? Which one is the right one? I seriously don't know because the game is off my TV and I haven't ever been there. Thoroughly confused.



(http://huntconstructiongroup.com/landmarks/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/PJCS1.jpg)

(http://louisville.edu/updc/projects/images/UofL%20Papa%20Johns%20Stadium%20Expansion%20Aerial-curve-large.jpg)
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Post by: star seed 7 on September 01, 2014, 10:39:12 PM
they both look shopped
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Post by: SkinnyBenny on September 01, 2014, 10:52:12 PM
I think they went with the top one. Know what I always wanted to go see? Freedom Hall. Looked fun.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: michigancat on September 01, 2014, 11:16:15 PM
No one wears Stanford shirts or jerseys huh

They actually love their old racist logo...saw tons of these:

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/02/semaza9a.jpg)
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Post by: MakeItRain on September 02, 2014, 12:27:05 AM
That's not very progressive :nono:
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Post by: bones129 on September 02, 2014, 12:31:44 AM
No one wears Stanford shirts or jerseys huh

They actually love their old racist logo...saw tons of these:

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/09/02/semaza9a.jpg)

What the hell is the babe in the background doing to her leg?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Emo EMAW on September 02, 2014, 07:36:49 AM
:facepalm:

Wow this one fooled ole Emo and Lady Emo.  :shakesfist:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shooter Jones on September 02, 2014, 10:04:38 AM
:facepalm:

(http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=28264.0;attach=3278;image)

can we just go ahead and do this with a limestone tarp? would make lots of people happy, lots of people pissed, would be the perfect amount of K-StateO, and at the right price.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on September 02, 2014, 11:26:44 AM
it's the top 1, SB.  and agreed.  it looked like a hot piece of ass last night.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: K-S-U-Wildcats! on September 02, 2014, 11:31:05 AM
Pointing out Baylor's brick tarp sounds kinda like jealous girls talking about a hotter girl ("yeah, but her boobs are totally fake").
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on September 02, 2014, 11:34:30 AM
Yes. Would take a temporary tarp. I bet they'll get a real brick wall soon.

Oh btw. That Tulane stadium seems like not everything's gonna be done on time. :frown:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: pissclams on September 02, 2014, 11:43:09 AM
Pointing out Baylor's brick tarp sounds kinda like jealous girls talking about a hotter girl ("yeah, but her boobs are totally fake").

no it doesn't.  don't be a downgrade.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on September 05, 2014, 04:15:40 PM
I dunno if Tulsa's Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium has been discussed, but it deserves another look since Oklahoma plays there tomorrow.

Its very boxy. Corner seats? LOL yeah right.
(http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/schools/tuls/non-sport/school-bio/skelly-stadium-big.jpg)

Their Vanier looks like an Embassy Suites
(http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/tuls/sports/m-footbl/auto_player/3415488.jpeg)


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Post by: Emo EMAW on September 05, 2014, 04:17:20 PM
Great review cf3 some of your best work.


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Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: WillieWatanabe on September 05, 2014, 04:23:40 PM
I dunno if Tulsa's Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman Stadium has been discussed, but it deserves another look since Oklahoma plays there tomorrow.

Its very boxy. Corner seats? LOL yeah right.
(http://graphics.fansonly.com/photos/schools/tuls/non-sport/school-bio/skelly-stadium-big.jpg)

Their Vanier looks like an Embassy Suites
(http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/tuls/sports/m-footbl/auto_player/3415488.jpeg)




it looks like a cardboard box taken apart.
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Post by: Shooter Jones on September 05, 2014, 04:27:46 PM
is that a real rock wall or a tarp? i will forever question these things now.

(http://en.academic.ru/pictures/enwiki/72/HA-Chapman-Stadium-Tulsa.JPG)

jay kaying, i've been to many games there. it's real.
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Post by: michigancat on September 05, 2014, 04:43:37 PM
the random placement of sponsors on the press box is a nice touch
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: michigancat on September 05, 2014, 04:43:58 PM
the random placement of sponsors on the press box is a nice touch

j/k, it looks pretty brokedick
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on September 05, 2014, 04:47:13 PM
Great review cf3 some of your best work.


Sent using Tapatalk Elite on iPhone 6

Hey, I never claimed to be SB. I ain't trying to do 500 word reviews
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on September 05, 2014, 04:48:00 PM
Hey guys? I'm not even gE'ing here: I would go to a game at Tulsa. I would.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on September 05, 2014, 04:48:25 PM
Great review cf3 some of your best work.


Sent using Tapatalk Elite on iPhone 6

Hey, I never claimed to be SB. I ain't trying to do 5000 word reviews

fyp
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shooter Jones on September 05, 2014, 04:52:39 PM
Hey guys? I'm not even gE'ing here: I would go to a game at Tulsa. I would.

SB, I went to Tulsa vs. Houston on November 25, 2011. Houston was 11-0, #8 in the country, and really trying to stick it to the BCS. They rolled TU, just to get smoked by Brett Favre U. the next week.

Would do again.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on September 05, 2014, 04:58:19 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSlluw-sJXCU11NrCt6_lXWXWfX8TkyYz8pDuSLBmGToLbM3QSugA)

Seating chart looks even more cardboard boxy
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on September 05, 2014, 04:59:21 PM
Why is a team in Tulsa Oklahoma called the Golden Hurricane? Seems a little land locked for a name like that
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on September 05, 2014, 05:37:09 PM
Why is a team in Tulsa Oklahoma called the Golden Hurricane? Seems a little land locked for a name like that

Perhaps it is in reference to a really big Golden Shower.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on September 05, 2014, 05:41:32 PM

Why is a team in Tulsa Oklahoma called the Golden Hurricane? Seems a little land locked for a name like that

I looked this up once but have since forgotten. Something to do with an old coach from the 20s or something. Mascot dispute with some other team. It's all there on the 'pedia.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: NDSU Lollypopkid on September 05, 2014, 06:40:37 PM
It actually looks like where your NDSU Bison play tomorrow, Weber States field:

(http://www.championshipsubdivision.com/admin/wp-content/gallery/weber-state-wildcats-stewart-stadium/StewartStadium1.jpg)

but missing 2 ends of the cardboard box. and a track
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Post by: TheHamburglar on September 05, 2014, 07:04:07 PM
I went and walked around Skelly Stadium and took some pictures last summer.  Here is that post.  It's a very nice stadium.  I've been to a lot of games there.  Fun place to watch a game.  Their crowds can be hit or miss tho.  Yes, that wall is real.

TULSA GOLDEN HURRICATS.

I was drove by TU tonight and took some pictures with phone.  Tulsa's stadium holds around 30,000.  Being the smallest D-1 school makes them short on alums, but they aren't short on money.  It's probably the nicest 30k stadium around.  Notice all the nice, foot traffic nightmare making, landscaping.   

Here's what you see when you walk up to the stadium:
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/ksuhamburglar/IMG_0439_zps39e50b00.jpg)


Here is the back side of their press box and concourse area.  There used to be an upper deck here that made the stadium seat 40k, but they only came close to filling it once a year for the Union/Jenks HS game.  They built it ~5 years ago and I guess its super nice on the inside.  There is a green area to the right of this where they always have 4-5 bouncy castles and big blow up slides for kids to play on.  During games there are about 6 concession trailers from restaurants that sell BBQ, Mexican, Funnel Cakes, ect.
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/ksuhamburglar/IMG_0438_zps906a20b1.jpg)


Here is another shot off concourse from the other side.  Those are student apartments on the right.  About every other
[1st floor apartment space isn't an apartment, but concession stands, fan shops, ect.
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/ksuhamburglar/IMG_0450_zpsd41163fd.jpg)


They left a gate open, so I was able to get onto the field.  Here is a shot of the the home side and the pressbox.
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/ksuhamburglar/IMG_0448_zps2cd66566.jpg)


Here is a shot of their south end zone video board.  They sell a lot of family packs to this area and all the seating is non-assigned.  Just to the right of this is the playground area.  Being the smallest D-1 school with a small alumni base and expensive tuition, they have to do all they can to get local families to come out.  Notice all the crape myrtles on either side.
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/ksuhamburglar/IMG_0447_zps1126292b.jpg)


Next is a shot of their field and east side.  Notice the seats in the middle section look different.  They have some chair-back seating on the other side as well. 
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/ksuhamburglar/IMG_0444_zpsda832675.jpg) 


Finally, here is the north end zone and football offices facility.  This picture is taken from the front of the student section on the west side.  Sorry about the sun behind it.  I took another from the other side to replace this picture, but it didn't come out right.
(http://i1274.photobucket.com/albums/y436/ksuhamburglar/IMG_0443_zpsab088527.jpg)
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Post by: SkinnyBenny on September 11, 2014, 11:03:16 PM
Seriously. I don't know what is going on with these end zone bleachers exactly but I do know that it looks weird as hell. Rutgers, get your crap together.
(http://media.nj.com/rutgers_football/photo/9720835-large.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on September 11, 2014, 11:26:13 PM
Seriously. I don't know what is going on with these end zone bleachers exactly but I do know that it looks weird as hell. Rutgers, get your crap together.
(http://media.nj.com/rutgers_football/photo/9720835-large.jpg)

It would be cool if the put a hot tub in that chopped out spot in the middle of the bleachers. Call it the Knights moat or something.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on September 12, 2014, 08:15:51 AM
Umm...they scooted their football field closer to one end zone than the other.  :Carl:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4021/4651690726_b8baf08581_z.jpg)

(http://www.rutgersfootballparking.org/images/home/rutgers_stadium_banner_1.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: HerrSonntag on September 12, 2014, 08:19:54 AM
Maybe the real rowdy scarletkats sit down on one end, and that's just enough space to put the field out of Duracell range.
 :dunno:
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Post by: Shooter Jones on September 12, 2014, 09:42:59 AM
hope ray didn't donate too much of his money to that.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on September 16, 2014, 11:58:44 AM
Oh my. I never knew Ohio University's basketball arena was interesting. Certainly didn't picture that it would look like this.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d7/OHIOConvoCenter2.jpg)
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Post by: Brock Landers on September 16, 2014, 12:14:31 PM
Wow, capacity on that place looks pretty big.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: steve dave on September 16, 2014, 12:16:41 PM
historic gallagher ohiba
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on September 16, 2014, 10:36:20 PM
hello

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6_rWCW2spY&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6_rWCW2spY&feature=youtu.be)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Trogdor on September 16, 2014, 10:44:59 PM
That stadium is totes sexy  :love:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SdK on September 16, 2014, 10:48:23 PM
Haiku
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: nicname on September 17, 2014, 12:51:19 AM
hello

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6_rWCW2spY&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6_rWCW2spY&feature=youtu.be)

Very beautiful.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on September 17, 2014, 05:46:39 PM
historic gallagher ohiba

heh
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on October 06, 2014, 08:43:38 PM
Goodness. How heartless of WMU. Idaho already has so precious little.
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/western-michigan-players-trashed-idaho-locker-room--cooked-marketing-poster-in-microwave-215921633.html
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 06, 2014, 08:46:44 PM
Goodness. How heartless of WMU. Idaho already has so precious little.
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/western-michigan-players-trashed-idaho-locker-room--cooked-marketing-poster-in-microwave-215921633.html

Quote
WMU players “knocked some locker room sinks loose,

Its @Scottwildcat
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Tobias on October 06, 2014, 09:40:18 PM
heh
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on October 06, 2014, 11:02:32 PM
But srsly. I think Idaho has lost like 12 or 18 straight or something. What on Earth would possess some meatheads from WMU to do such a thing? Was it because they wanted to show all Moscow, ID. who the real Vandals are?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Tobias on October 09, 2014, 02:32:32 PM
kansas wesleyan rendo

(http://i.imgur.com/w1qw80S.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on October 09, 2014, 07:47:50 PM
Olympic village! :runaway:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 09, 2014, 09:54:04 PM
SB I'm considering sneaking into Kemper Arena and taking pictures
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on October 09, 2014, 09:54:30 PM
V nervous someone will take me to jail
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on October 09, 2014, 10:24:14 PM
V nervous someone will take me to jail

Have trim link you the lopakman breaks into texas place thread. He drove a forklift
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Post by: The Big Train on October 09, 2014, 10:28:35 PM
speaking of lopak i know he got a new job and all but did he just up and quit  :confused:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on October 09, 2014, 11:45:33 PM
V nervous someone will take me to jail

You might but it will be worth it. Can I confess something? I've never been in Kemper Arena. Not once.   :Wha:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on October 10, 2014, 07:12:33 AM
I saw someone die in kemper  :frown:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Big Sam on October 10, 2014, 07:46:15 AM
I saw someone die in kemper  :frown:

Who says rasslin' ain't real.

My Kemper experience wasn't nearly as dramatic.  It just involved a Sherpa and a seat so high up in the newer "expansion" that I was sitting above the old roof line.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Bqqkie Pimp on October 10, 2014, 07:47:26 AM
I saw someone die in kemper  :frown:

The Owen Hart stunt? Or was there something else I don't know about?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on October 25, 2014, 03:27:52 PM
You know who has a stadium that looks a way you wouldn't expect? Princeton. Surprisingly modern. Their basketball arena is major wooftown, though.

(http://www.rvapc.com/images-production/Projects/333/333_tmp88C.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Frankenklein on October 25, 2014, 04:36:15 PM
You know who has a stadium that looks a way you wouldn't expect? Princeton. Surprisingly modern. Their basketball arena is major wooftown, though.

(http://www.rvapc.com/images-production/Projects/333/333_tmp88C.jpg)
It looks like a stadium inside a roofless warehouse
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Post by: SkinnyBenny on October 25, 2014, 05:15:49 PM
I think they were probably going for some kind of reference to old timey columns that are probably all over the crap 200 year-old stadiums in the Ivy League.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: The Big Train on October 26, 2014, 01:07:51 AM
looks a lot like the stadium in the longest yard remake, lot less snipers tho
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: nicname on October 26, 2014, 01:15:42 AM
You know who has a stadium that looks a way you wouldn't expect? Princeton. Surprisingly modern. Their basketball arena is major wooftown, though.

(http://www.rvapc.com/images-production/Projects/333/333_tmp88C.jpg)
It looks like a stadium inside a roofless warehouse

Very USSR to me.
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Post by: MadCat on October 26, 2014, 01:39:41 AM
'...And over hear we have a 16' x 24' hill of grass'
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Tobias on October 26, 2014, 09:59:25 AM

You know who has a stadium that looks a way you wouldn't expect? Princeton. Surprisingly modern. Their basketball arena is major wooftown, though.

(http://www.rvapc.com/images-production/Projects/333/333_tmp88C.jpg)

that looks like an aggieville Chinese restaurant
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Tobias on October 31, 2014, 10:38:25 AM
installing the turf at kwu... That setting! :D

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/31/e04546200105dddc2ad70bb4b62d6186.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shooter Jones on October 31, 2014, 10:49:11 AM
You know who has a stadium that looks a way you wouldn't expect? Princeton. Surprisingly modern.

wait, did they renovate an old memorial stadium w/ a track, by tearing everything down except the outside wall, then building a little stadium in the middle of it? KU should do this, they could maybe sell it out a few times.

(http://www.stadiumsusa.com/images/thumbs/2787cc36228547bdcf7f425dcd66cda89170279a.jpg-590x1000.png)
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Post by: SkinnyBenny on October 31, 2014, 10:51:14 AM
installing the turf at kwu... That setting! :D

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/10/31/e04546200105dddc2ad70bb4b62d6186.jpg)

Off-center scoreboards are so small time Kansas'y :lol:


(http://www.stadiumsusa.com/images/thumbs/2787cc36228547bdcf7f425dcd66cda89170279a.jpg-590x1000.png)

Their baseball stade only has stands behind the first base dugout :frown:

Everything else is just a grassy frolicking hill :frown: :frown:
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Post by: Shooter Jones on October 31, 2014, 10:57:55 AM
bring a blanket and catch the rubber game between Harvard and Princeton at Clarke stad this afternoon.  :love:

(http://www.charliesballparks.com/st/ph/NJ-Princeton-Clarke-1.jpg)
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Post by: Gooch on October 31, 2014, 10:59:34 AM
From #movetrim i learned that Boise State's stadium is literally a Kroger brand stadium. Albertsons (Kroger company) has the naming rights. :lol:

And another thing caddy corner to it there is a high school field. No high school but just the field that the high school plays at.

BBall arena is also the Taco Bell arena.

(http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/idaho/files/201405/Albertsons_Press_Box_View.jpg)
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Post by: Emo EMAW on October 31, 2014, 11:04:30 AM
What a garbage, gross, commuter school. 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: yoman on October 31, 2014, 11:44:40 AM
kansas wesleyan rendo

(http://i.imgur.com/w1qw80S.jpg)

That's pretty legit for an NAIA school
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on October 31, 2014, 12:11:49 PM
From #movetrim i learned that Boise State's stadium is literally a Kroger brand stadium. Albertsons (Kroger company) has the naming rights. :lol:

And another thing caddy corner to it there is a high school field. No high school but just the field that the high school plays at.

BBall arena is also the Taco Bell arena.


Bro, do you even page 7? (http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=28264.msg871418#msg871418)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Gooch on October 31, 2014, 12:49:03 PM
:dubious: no mention of Kroger brand.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on October 31, 2014, 02:43:39 PM
Sorry, guess I just assumed it was common knowledge. But then I forget that not everyone is a complete stade-brain like myself.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on November 01, 2014, 04:32:41 PM
those lights in jacksonville's stadium are trashville.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 01, 2014, 04:45:42 PM
I know. Absolutely disgusting.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on November 08, 2014, 04:19:11 PM
(http://www.stadiumsusa.com/images/thumbs/0bfa18b7c858311d69fbbe9befc3e329462f2ae9.jpg-590x1000.png)
(http://football.ballparks.com/NCAA/Ivy/Cornell/aerial2.jpg)

 :sdeek:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on November 08, 2014, 04:20:55 PM
Interesting
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Frankenklein on November 08, 2014, 04:24:53 PM
Don't let SB see that.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 08, 2014, 05:47:05 PM
Frankenklein did you think I didn't already know that Cornell's stadium is an absolute joke? Such a bizarre design.

I think Brown has a shape that is fairly similar, as does Old Dominion.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: cDubya on November 08, 2014, 07:19:44 PM
I should see about getting some shots of Marshall's stadium...
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Frankenklein on November 09, 2014, 11:07:50 AM
I should see about getting some shots of Marshall's stadium...
Or have SB paint it from memory
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 09, 2014, 01:31:40 PM
Would love to see insider'y pics of Marshall's basketball arena.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: cDubya on November 09, 2014, 05:27:18 PM
Would love to see insider'y pics of Marshall's basketball arena.

I'll see what I can do this week!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: nicname on November 09, 2014, 11:05:20 PM
Did anyone see the giant bonfire/ fireworks extravaganza going on at UNT's Apogee Stadium Friday night?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 10, 2014, 12:27:02 PM
No I didn't but here are a couple of Ivy League WTFs and and Old Dominion WTF.


Dartmouth University Big Cats


Apparently Dartmouth's stadium used to look like this lmao
(http://www.dartmouth.edu/~sportpub/memorial2.jpg)

Now it looks like this, major lolwut
(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRnoeOCNFZRBL-10NSu05_LVtw6s2erJFtwdo5bswfF-x_-OEvf)

Press box is Iowa State'y
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/2c/Dartmouth.memorial.field.jpg)





Brown University Purple Bears

Just....wut??? The entrance gate thingies into the bleachers aren't even aligned perfectly. Lmao.

(http://tigertailgate.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/brown_stadium.jpg)


I bet the broadcasters in the press box look down and see thirty rows of empty seats directly below them until there are fans in the first five rows and they're like, "Uhhhhh, can we get this press box moved down a bit?"

(http://tigertailgate.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/brown_stadium.jpg)



Old Dominion Wildmonarchs

Huh?
(http://media.merchantcircle.com/30136947/MC%203501_medium.jpeg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on November 10, 2014, 12:34:07 PM
FEAR THE HOT DOG BUN
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shooter Jones on November 10, 2014, 12:34:56 PM
Huh?
(http://media.merchantcircle.com/30136947/MC%203501_medium.jpeg)

nezfz, tho.*

(http://www.aecom.com/deployedfiles/Intranet/Business%20Lines/Planning,%20Design%20&%20Development/Images_MacArthur/ODUForemanRen3.jpg)

*not sure if north
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on November 10, 2014, 12:42:21 PM
Wow, that is pretty cool.  They got themselves their own cruise ship.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: bballfan on November 10, 2014, 01:01:01 PM
You know who has a stadium that looks a way you wouldn't expect? Princeton. Surprisingly modern. Their basketball arena is major wooftown, though.

(http://www.rvapc.com/images-production/Projects/333/333_tmp88C.jpg)
I like all of the balloons. Very Roller Coaster Tycoon-y.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 10, 2014, 02:59:48 PM
Wow, that is pretty cool.  They got themselves their own cruise ship.

Yes, that part is very elite. You know whose stadium is SUPER WEIRD????????????????????????????????????? James Madison. WUT. Feast your eyes on Zane Showker Field at Bridgeforth Stadium.

(http://www.tailgatershandbook.com/Images/J%20images/JamesMadison/jmu-4-1.jpg)

Lmao so lopsided

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PpHP5mf1QIY/US9voKLaP1I/AAAAAAAABz4/nRlObVzlgjM/s1600/stadium.JPG)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shooter Jones on November 10, 2014, 03:48:27 PM
bet billy cosh threw so many practice td's in that stad.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on November 10, 2014, 04:05:58 PM
Which side is the press box?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on November 10, 2014, 05:16:08 PM
(http://football.ballparks.com/NCAA/Ivy/Brown/front.jpg)

Quick search on google images shows the outside of Brown's stadium. Very USSRy. I like though in the pics SB put up how there are trees like, right in the endzone basically. Kinda like Wrigley's ivy but just a weird, lame version of it.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Benja on November 10, 2014, 05:18:45 PM
You know who has a stadium that looks a way you wouldn't expect? Princeton. Surprisingly modern. Their basketball arena is major wooftown, though.

(http://www.rvapc.com/images-production/Projects/333/333_tmp88C.jpg)
I like all of the balloons. Very Roller Coaster Tycoon-y.

Is that like a freeway running around the outside of their stadium?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on November 10, 2014, 05:19:13 PM
(http://www.brownbears.com/tickets/Football_Stadium_w__border.jpg)

Section L is for Losers.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 10, 2014, 05:37:18 PM
If there's one thing I HATE, it's USSR'y stadiums. If there's one thing I LOVE, it's teams whose logos have mistletoe on them.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on November 10, 2014, 05:49:43 PM
(http://www.brownbears.com/tickets/Football_Stadium_w__border.jpg)

Section L is for Losers.

You got an axe to grind with disabled people?  :curse:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Tobias on November 10, 2014, 06:19:17 PM
PolioLoverFor3
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on November 10, 2014, 06:29:11 PM
Biggest cancer fan on the blog
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 10, 2014, 07:18:41 PM
Which side is the press box?


omg. just noticed they have three.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Trogdor on November 10, 2014, 08:54:07 PM
Where the eff is section 'I'?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on November 10, 2014, 08:56:53 PM
crap I didn't see the handicapped thing. just thought it was far away from the field.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 10, 2014, 10:13:23 PM
No but really, where do they get off giving the students such crap seats? Is it like they have sellouts every game and they want to leave the primo seats to the big-money donors who are funding all their stadium renos? gmafb.








































also they should move the band to the north end zone.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 10, 2014, 10:14:33 PM
And actually now that you mention RCT, that Princeton stadium totally does look like it was in Sim City 2000 or something.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 20, 2014, 12:42:33 AM
Well guys, it's 12:45 on a school night, which means it's time for SkinBen to go down the historical stadiums rabbit hole. West Virginia apparently used to play here.

(http://wvhistoryonview.org/cgi/i/image/getimage-idx?viewid=020094.JPG;cc=wvcp;entryid=x-020094;view=image)

(http://wvhistoryonview.org/cgi/i/image/getimage-idx?viewid=019218.JPG;cc=wvcp;entryid=x-019218;view=image)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 20, 2014, 12:48:46 AM
holy vertical bleachers and obstructed view seats in their old timey fieldhouse! (Last game 1970.)

(http://wvhistoryonview.org/cgi/i/image/getimage-idx?viewid=017906.JPG;cc=wvcp;entryid=x-017906;view=image)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: nicname on November 20, 2014, 02:32:39 AM
Well guys, it's 12:45 on a school night, which means it's time for SkinBen to go down the historical stadiums rabbit hole. West Virginia apparently used to play here.

(http://wvhistoryonview.org/cgi/i/image/getimage-idx?viewid=020094.JPG;cc=wvcp;entryid=x-020094;view=image)

(http://wvhistoryonview.org/cgi/i/image/getimage-idx?viewid=019218.JPG;cc=wvcp;entryid=x-019218;view=image)


Pretty big-timey for the times imo.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 20, 2014, 08:41:03 AM
Not lying and I'm probably gonna have to tuck my shirt in tight for this one, but...

I love Googling old college basketball venues. Ahearn included. I don't even care. That West Virginia arena looks weird as hell but man I could look at 20 different historical pictures of it and not even care that there's no Octatron.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: cDubya on November 20, 2014, 11:34:02 AM
Tuck all you want, SB. Places like that are infinitely more interesting than today's cookie cutter arenas/stadiums.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 20, 2014, 11:37:03 AM
No but seriously there are SO MANY LINES on that basketball court. Wut.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shooter Jones on November 20, 2014, 11:43:12 AM
No but seriously there are SO MANY LINES on that basketball court. Wut.

took them about 1,500 tries before they found the line that would revolutionize the game.

and also, the eff is #45 doing?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Bqqkie Pimp on November 20, 2014, 12:13:45 PM
No but seriously there are SO MANY LINES on that basketball court. Wut.

took them about 1,500 tries before they found the line that would revolutionize the game.

and also, the eff is #45 doing?


I think it's Huggins and he was probably drunk.

 :lol:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on November 20, 2014, 01:01:04 PM
SB I like this one of the old WVU stadium. How cute is that press box? I could just put it in my pocket.

(https://www.cardcow.com/images/set455/card00213_fr.jpg)

Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: EMAWmeister on November 20, 2014, 01:29:52 PM
It looks crooked. Also, that's a very elite old timey stadium with a great view.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on November 20, 2014, 01:31:59 PM
why would you want a bigger press box? no thanks i'll be covering this game from the east wing of the GD castle  :sdeek:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: TownieCat on November 20, 2014, 01:33:46 PM
I didn't realize they filmed The Addams Family in Morgantown. #themoreyouknow
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on November 20, 2014, 01:35:48 PM
Guys look at the picture. Ok. Now try and find the tunnel  :D

Its just as cute as the press box
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on November 20, 2014, 01:36:41 PM
"it's going to be partly cloudy today, better bring the umbrella" - EVERY SINGLE PERSON IN WEST VIRGINIA  :sdeek:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on November 20, 2014, 01:41:53 PM
Guys look at the picture. Ok. Now try and find the tunnel  :D

Its just as cute as the press box
If they still used that, ESPN would talk for 5 minutes every broadcast about how that small, claustrophobic tunnel is a way to honor brave, West Virginia miners.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: cDubya on November 20, 2014, 01:57:31 PM
Man, would loved to have been able to a game at Old Mountaineer Field. :love:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 20, 2014, 02:32:58 PM
You know what that setting reminds me of? Yep, you guessed it. Folsom Field.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: PowercatPat on November 20, 2014, 02:33:36 PM
SB I like this one of the old WVU stadium. How cute is that press box? I could just put it in my pocket.

(https://www.cardcow.com/images/set455/card00213_fr.jpg)

It legitimately looks like Iowa State's current press box.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 21, 2014, 01:25:20 PM
I love the history of The Palestra. Just tuck your shirt in tight, Google it, and waste a half hour on this Friday afternoon.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/Palestra_interior.jpg)

Oh man. Temple vs. La Salle from the Palestra is on TV right now. It looks so deliciously old timey and I love it. They did an old timey streamer tradition after Temple's first basket.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 21, 2014, 01:28:50 PM
Oh man. Somehow went down the Ivy League basketball arena rabbit hole and came out in the South Dakota crap hole. I already know what part CF3 and Dlew are gonna love the best.

(http://image1.stadiumjourney.com/images/stadiums/854_Inside_the_DakotaDome_for_South_Dakota_Basketball)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on November 21, 2014, 01:39:20 PM
There's a lot to like there:

1. Indoor track between the court and the front row. I mean, LOL Xs 100.
2. Coyote CraZiEs!!!!! Woah those guys sound like they are boNkeRs!
3. Drumset! Now we're rockin'! Boom Boom CLAP! BOOM BOOM CLAP!
4. Mascot means business!

Also SB the Palestra is cool. You are right. I like how the banners have triangles at the bottom and I also like the guy with the Chili's shirt. How do you get to sit up in that Crow's Nest thing at center court? That would be an awesome place to have a party.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 21, 2014, 02:26:43 PM
5. I like the movie theater velvet rope thingy on the track. NO ONE WILL RUN THE TRACK BECAUSE WE ARE ALL HERE TO GET cRaZY!!!\
6. The CoyOTe CraZiES!!! are mostly visiting fans. :frown:
7. Two banners against a black curtain, lit up by a bunch of weird dangly lights.
8. So they just set up their stands in some kind of convention center, right?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on November 21, 2014, 02:29:38 PM
5. I like the movie theater velvet rope thingy on the track. NO ONE WILL RUN THE TRACK BECAUSE WE ARE ALL HERE TO GET cRaZY!!!\
6. The CoyOTe CraZiES!!! are mostly visiting fans. :frown:
7. Two banners against a black curtain, lit up by a bunch of weird dangly lights.
8. So they just set up their stands in some kind of convention center, right?

Seems like it. Also I think they might be overcharging for their courtside seats based on the attendance
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shooter Jones on November 21, 2014, 02:55:47 PM
feel this is as good of time as any to bump this. look at how much wtf our cats have to deal with tonight.

Someone do the Beach's Pyramid....

Unbelievably weird arena. Went there in 2001 and snapped some pics on a box camera before the digital age. The bleachers are, like, mechanized to float to the ceiling or something. Wish I had 700 original SB pics to choose from but you'll just have to deal with these from the internet.



RIGHT NEAR DA BEACH.........BOI-EEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!  (Lordha'mercy.)



BEFORE:
(http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/lbst/sports/genrel/auto_original/4307541.jpeg)

(http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/lbst/sports/genrel/auto_original/3256681.jpeg)

(http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/lbst/sports/genrel/auto_original/6454849.jpeg)



AFTER:
(http://www.oceanlight.com/stock-photo/walter-pyramid-long-beach-state-gymnasium-image-26786-777257.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on November 21, 2014, 02:59:58 PM
that is way cool
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 21, 2014, 03:03:07 PM
Wow. Amazing bump.  :Carl:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on November 21, 2014, 03:04:16 PM
SB you gonna do a Chaminade one for next week?  :crossfingers:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on November 21, 2014, 03:06:21 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2_lHscCUAAYmYT.jpg:large)

Quote
Kellis Robinett @KellisRobinett
The Pyramid! - RT @J_Moline: This will be your view for tonight's game. @KellisRobinett @KevinHaskin pic.twitter.com/iDYOUVOId1
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 21, 2014, 04:47:24 PM
You know what's really odd? SB will be driving through Memphis this weekend and will probably stop at the OTHER pyramid-shaped arena to check it out. Wut.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shooter Jones on November 21, 2014, 05:37:43 PM
You know what's really odd? SB will be driving through Memphis this weekend and will probably stop at the OTHER pyramid-shaped arena to check it out. Wut.

how about the liberty bowl too, sb? have always thought that was such a legit stad for little ol memphis.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Harry Doyle on November 21, 2014, 07:43:10 PM
I love the history of The Palestra. Just tuck your shirt in tight, Google it, and waste a half hour on this Friday afternoon.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f3/Palestra_interior.jpg)

Looks pretty much just like the Hutch JC Sports Arena. Woof.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 21, 2014, 07:56:52 PM
Looks pretty much just like the Hutch JC Sports Arena. Woof.

Thank you for this. Had not become familiar with the Hutchinson Sports Arena until your post. Just googled it. 7,500 for li'l ol' Hutch? Pretty great. And just as an FYI those two arenas are not all that similar other than that they both apparently are elite. Guys, how elite does this place look? Wow! Thanks for introducing me to this, Harry Doyle. Buds.

(http://cache.marriott.com/propertyimages/i/icthu/phototour/icthu_phototour15.jpg?Log=1)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 21, 2014, 08:55:41 PM
I think we may have talked about this before, but good Lord, Villanova. You have the weirdest arena in sports.

(http://www83.homepage.villanova.edu/douglas.gesele/images/pavilion3.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on November 23, 2014, 12:16:41 PM
Snuck into the Liberty Bowl. Any other goEMAW'rs in here right now? If so, 'pak?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 06, 2014, 10:14:56 AM
IT'S A SKINNYBENNY CHRISTMAS
http://stadium.colostate.edu/
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 06, 2014, 10:19:07 AM
IT'S A SKINNYBENNY CHRISTMAS
http://stadium.colostate.edu/

Has CSU's current stadium been covered here? (too lazy to look)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 06, 2014, 11:24:29 AM
IT'S A SKINNYBENNY CHRISTMAS
http://stadium.colostate.edu/

Has CSU's current stadium been covered here? (too lazy to look)

Page 1, bro. Saw it on my Vision Quest. :cool:
http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=28264.msg868636#msg868636


Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on December 06, 2014, 11:26:36 AM
Page 1? Dang I am lazy
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on March 22, 2015, 09:33:35 PM
http://deadspin.com/three-bros-explored-the-abandoned-astrodome-1692943968 (http://deadspin.com/three-bros-explored-the-abandoned-astrodome-1692943968)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: nicname on March 22, 2015, 10:09:52 PM
http://deadspin.com/three-bros-explored-the-abandoned-astrodome-1692943968 (http://deadspin.com/three-bros-explored-the-abandoned-astrodome-1692943968)

Semi-related: Silverdome

(https://fbexternal-a.akamaihd.net/safe_image.php?d=AQDceHbQXpGphHli&w=470&h=246&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theoaklandpress.com%2Fapps%2Fpbcsi.dll%2Fstoryimage%2FOP%2F20141103%2FNEWS%2F141109875%2FAR%2F0%2FAR-141109875.jpg%3FMaxh%3D1500%26Maxw%3D1500&cfs=1&upscale=1)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on March 24, 2015, 09:28:05 AM
http://deadspin.com/three-bros-explored-the-abandoned-astrodome-1692943968 (http://deadspin.com/three-bros-explored-the-abandoned-astrodome-1692943968)

Semi-related: Silverdome

(https://fbexternal-a.akamaihd.net/safe_image.php?d=AQDceHbQXpGphHli&w=470&h=246&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theoaklandpress.com%2Fapps%2Fpbcsi.dll%2Fstoryimage%2FOP%2F20141103%2FNEWS%2F141109875%2FAR%2F0%2FAR-141109875.jpg%3FMaxh%3D1500%26Maxw%3D1500&cfs=1&upscale=1)

Thats so Detroit.  :flush:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 24, 2015, 09:48:32 AM
it's completely insane that you could even let such a well-known building ever get like that. major wut factor.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Headinjun on March 24, 2015, 10:39:14 AM
There's local houses in Wichita and Manhattan that cost more than what somebody bought the Silverdome for at auction.   I think it was 700k.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: kso_FAN on March 24, 2015, 03:22:10 PM
http://deadspin.com/three-bros-explored-the-abandoned-astrodome-1692943968 (http://deadspin.com/three-bros-explored-the-abandoned-astrodome-1692943968)

Lots of cool stuff about the Astrodome. Google the astrodome suite/apartment!

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/11/9-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-once-majestic-astrodome
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on March 24, 2015, 06:29:55 PM
http://deadspin.com/three-bros-explored-the-abandoned-astrodome-1692943968 (http://deadspin.com/three-bros-explored-the-abandoned-astrodome-1692943968)

Lots of cool stuff about the Astrodome. Google the astrodome suite/apartment!

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/11/9-things-you-didnt-know-about-the-once-majestic-astrodome

I went to an Astros game there in 1995, it was pretty cool. I wish people had more appreciation for old stadiums and weren't so quick to get rid of them.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 26, 2015, 09:23:00 AM
I actually kinda think the ones that are really cool are usually kept around/adapted (see KU). I'm not too sad to see the 60's era combination baseball/football donut stadiums go by the wayside.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on March 26, 2015, 10:25:26 AM
I actually kinda think the ones that are really cool are usually kept around/adapted (see KU). I'm not too sad to see the 60's era combination baseball/football donut stadiums go by the wayside.

this could also go in the dads thread but my dad LOVES to rip on those donut combo stadiums like 3 Rivers, while touting the forward thinking genius of kauffman / arrowhead
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on March 26, 2015, 10:52:24 AM
I actually kinda think the ones that are really cool are usually kept around/adapted (see KU). I'm not too sad to see the 60's era combination baseball/football donut stadiums go by the wayside.

this could also go in the dads thread but my dad LOVES to rip on those donut combo stadiums like 3 Rivers, while touting the forward thinking genius of kauffman / arrowhead

The 60s, 70s and 80s were a horrific era for architecture.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 26, 2015, 11:03:26 AM
Except for ksu cats U., obviously.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on March 26, 2015, 11:17:05 AM
I actually kinda think the ones that are really cool are usually kept around/adapted (see KU). I'm not too sad to see the 60's era combination baseball/football donut stadiums go by the wayside.

Same but Astrodome was one of a kind. 3 rivers/Vetereans Stadium/Riverfront etc. blew.

I actually kinda think the ones that are really cool are usually kept around/adapted (see KU). I'm not too sad to see the 60's era combination baseball/football donut stadiums go by the wayside.

this could also go in the dads thread but my dad LOVES to rip on those donut combo stadiums like 3 Rivers, while touting the forward thinking genius of kauffman / arrowhead

My Dad does this too. But he's a progressive enough thinker to know that a downtown baseball park would be just plain awesome
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 31, 2015, 05:08:18 PM
Yeah THAT SEEMS LIKE A GREAT PLACE FOR A GIANT FLAGPOLE.

(http://buckeyeempire.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/ohio-stadium-night.jpeg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on March 31, 2015, 05:24:41 PM
V tiger stadium-y
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on April 06, 2015, 08:18:38 AM
V tiger stadium-y

Ohio State is actually a pretty fun Big Ten fanbase.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Gooch on April 06, 2015, 04:27:15 PM
V tiger stadium-y

Ohio State is actually a pretty fun Big Ten fanbase.
no denied they are rough ridin' trash. I came scary close to punching some tOSU chic in the face at the Fiesta bowl.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 07, 2015, 12:56:16 PM
Guys, this stadium thread needs some juice. Anybody got any pud stadiums within a 6 mile radius that they haven't seen yet that they could throw in here? I would do it but I've already been to like every place in the country and world.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on April 07, 2015, 02:44:23 PM
(http://famouswonders.com/wp-content/gallery/colosseum-of-rome/inside-the-colosseum.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on April 07, 2015, 03:14:46 PM
Guys, this stadium thread needs some juice. Anybody got any pud stadiums within a 6 mile radius that they haven't seen yet that they could throw in here? I would do it but I've already been to like every place in the country and world.

i keep thinking about going into Kemper but I'm chicken
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: cfbandyman on April 07, 2015, 04:36:06 PM
Guys, this stadium thread needs some juice. Anybody got any pud stadiums within a 6 mile radius that they haven't seen yet that they could throw in here? I would do it but I've already been to like every place in the country and world.

i keep thinking about going into Kemper but I'm chicken

I can do the University of Saskatchewan fighting huskiecats at some point...
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 07, 2015, 04:49:32 PM
(http://famouswonders.com/wp-content/gallery/colosseum-of-rome/inside-the-colosseum.jpg)

Incredibly pud. Seems like it has good lazy river potential tho.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 07, 2015, 04:50:03 PM
Guys, this stadium thread needs some juice. Anybody got any pud stadiums within a 6 mile radius that they haven't seen yet that they could throw in here? I would do it but I've already been to like every place in the country and world.

i keep thinking about going into Kemper but I'm chicken


YOU GOTTA DO IT! Believe it or not, I've never been in Kemper.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 07, 2015, 04:50:56 PM
Guys, this stadium thread needs some juice. Anybody got any pud stadiums within a 6 mile radius that they haven't seen yet that they could throw in here? I would do it but I've already been to like every place in the country and world.

i keep thinking about going into Kemper but I'm chicken

I can do the University of Saskatchewan fighting huskiecats at some point...

YOU GOTTA DO IT! Believe it or not, I've never heard of the Saskatchewan huskiecatz so this should be good.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Mr Bread on April 07, 2015, 04:52:08 PM
(http://famouswonders.com/wp-content/gallery/colosseum-of-rome/inside-the-colosseum.jpg)

Incredibly pud. Seems like it has good lazy river potential tho.

hayden christensen had a very intense teleporter fight with samuel l. jackson there. 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Trogdor on April 07, 2015, 10:00:39 PM
(http://famouswonders.com/wp-content/gallery/colosseum-of-rome/inside-the-colosseum.jpg)

Incredibly pud. Seems like it has good lazy river potential tho.

hayden christensen had a very intense teleporter fight with samuel l. jackson there.

I remember seeing maximus pwn the crap out of that pud emperor here
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: fun muffin on April 08, 2015, 02:58:06 AM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2783/4296487443_be9df3b1d2_z.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 08, 2015, 08:53:03 AM
Amazing post.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on April 08, 2015, 08:53:42 AM
Amazing post.

I feel like the Jack Trice pressbox would look big on that thing.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: meow meow on April 08, 2015, 09:13:59 AM
Amazing post.

I feel like the Jack Trice pressbox would look big on that thing.

what are you talking about?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: HELLHAMMER on April 08, 2015, 09:34:44 AM
Amazing post.

I feel like the Jack Trice pressbox would look big on that thing.

Press box?  You mean "Crows Nest".
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on April 08, 2015, 10:09:30 AM
what stadium is that
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on April 08, 2015, 10:09:36 AM
Amazing post.

I feel like the Jack Trice pressbox would look big on that thing.

Press box?  You mean "Crows Nest".

Lets not give athletics any ideas. "Coming Soon in 2015: Cy's Nest"
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on April 08, 2015, 10:10:29 AM
what stadium is that

Wichita
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on April 08, 2015, 10:17:18 AM
I can't find my Strahan Coliseum pics :Crybaby:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 08, 2015, 12:15:16 PM
I can't find my Strahan Coliseum pics :Crybaby:

Maybe you left them by the ENORMOUS rough ridin' WALL.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on April 08, 2015, 01:09:51 PM
I found this one tho :sdeek:

(http://i.imgur.com/Nx7G79y.jpg)

hang a banner omfglol
(http://i.imgur.com/hULeOio.jpg)

I just remembered I have a pic of our ridiculously sad trophy case sitting in my camera at home, will have to remember to upload
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 08, 2015, 01:57:14 PM
The Loud Crowd looks about as crazy as LSU's Maravich Maniacs. :frown:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on April 08, 2015, 02:01:18 PM
The Loud Crowd looks about as crazy as LSU's Maravich Maniacs. :frown:

It's really gone downhill the past few years too :blindfold:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on April 08, 2015, 08:47:02 PM
I found this one tho :sdeek:

(http://i.imgur.com/Nx7G79y.jpg)

hang a banner omfglol
(http://i.imgur.com/hULeOio.jpg)

I just remembered I have a pic of our ridiculously sad trophy case sitting in my camera at home, will have to remember to upload

I forgot you went to consensus blue blood school Indiana
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 21, 2015, 10:36:04 PM
What if every college fooboo stade had cool concert lighting like this lil gif right here? What if, huh??

(http://i.imgur.com/lvshxQE.gif)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: The Big Train on April 21, 2015, 10:44:41 PM
(http://famouswonders.com/wp-content/gallery/colosseum-of-rome/inside-the-colosseum.jpg)

Incredibly pud. Seems like it has good lazy river potential tho.

hayden christensen had a very intense teleporter fight with samuel l. jackson there.

I remember seeing maximus pwn the crap out of that pud emperor here

i posted a pic in the travel thread a few years ago of the TBT right after i graduated hs from the lower level of the opposite side.  i know this is the pud thread, but when you see it in person, whoa
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 1863 on April 22, 2015, 12:06:34 AM
The outside is nice enough but the inside is complete crap. No Harley track either. Definitely a fixer uper with potential; playing surface and track already removed though and ready for turf.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on April 22, 2015, 01:49:29 AM
just reread some of this thread.  such a fun read.  well done SkiBe. 

notably, my friend HoochCat texted me the other day that he spent about 2 hours on this thread and was cracking up the entire time.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 22, 2015, 08:40:14 AM
T-y, it is my life's passion.  Also I have another one ready to drop when I have some time! :excited:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Belvis Noland on April 22, 2015, 09:05:13 AM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2783/4296487443_be9df3b1d2_z.jpg)

minus the horseshoe, this looks similar to Memorial in Lawrence.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: cas4ksu on April 22, 2015, 12:06:14 PM
just reread some of this thread.  such a fun read.  well done SkiBe. 

notably, my friend HoochCat texted me the other day that he spent about 2 hours on this thread and was cracking up the entire time.

How is HoochCat? Has he had his yearly shots yet?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on April 22, 2015, 05:21:19 PM
he's well.  he had a cough last week, but has since recovered.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 23, 2015, 09:13:13 AM
Fun venue story: the day our beloved Beasleykats played The USC Mayotrojans in the NCAA tourney, SB was on his way to visit his grandma in Tennessee. (Switching to first person now.) I  was on a really tight schedule and didn't have much time to dally, but planned it out so I could stop in Hattiesburg to watch the game in some sports bar near campus. Really was dying to see THE ROCK but had to hit the road right after the game. So what's a stadium aficionado to do? Just go to anew stadium town and NOT check it out? Obviously not. Totally sprinted across campus from the sports bar to THE ROCK in flip-flops the second our hoopkats game it ticked halftime, did some short exploring, then sprinted back just in time for the start of the second half. Suck on that, OJ.














Still haven't ever been to their huupz arena though. "The Eagles' Nest" is just a fun li'l name I came up with for it. :D
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: kso_FAN on April 24, 2015, 01:27:07 PM
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: CatMission on April 24, 2015, 02:08:08 PM

I would be willing to change our mascot to have that.



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Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shooter Jones on April 24, 2015, 02:32:39 PM

I would be willing to change our mascot to have that.

Why not just shoot it out the eyes of a pak head?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Trogdor on April 24, 2015, 03:08:04 PM
Holy crap, that is literally the best thing I've ever seen
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: CatMission on April 24, 2015, 03:27:01 PM


I would be willing to change our mascot to have that.

Why not just shoot it out the eyes of a pak head?
Compromise...it's a wonderful thing.


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Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 8manpick on April 24, 2015, 03:39:07 PM
I think this goes here

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/U.S._Cellular_Field14.jpg)

 :lol:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: john "teach me how to" dougie on April 24, 2015, 05:35:20 PM

would be the only decent thing in that shithole of a town.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: The Big Train on April 24, 2015, 10:25:19 PM

would be the only decent thing in that shithole of a town.

 :jerk:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: bones129 on April 24, 2015, 10:31:15 PM

Man. Look at all the trees.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: john "teach me how to" dougie on April 24, 2015, 10:49:09 PM

would be the only decent thing in that shithole of a town.

 :jerk:

sorry if you're from carson.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 29, 2015, 08:46:50 AM
omg western michigan, omg.

(http://image1.stadiumjourney.com/images/stadiums/848_269f62fac6cdb7c19a8b59d4b8247619ea9b57d7.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on April 29, 2015, 09:55:55 AM
I think this goes here

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/U.S._Cellular_Field14.jpg)

 :lol:

how progressive of them to have a stade with no 'tators
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on April 29, 2015, 10:14:05 AM
omg western michigan, omg.

(http://image1.stadiumjourney.com/images/stadiums/848_269f62fac6cdb7c19a8b59d4b8247619ea9b57d7.jpg)

I mean this place just cannot decide what it is trying to be.

(http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wmuk/files/201311/basketball.jpg)

(http://www.themajors.net/eastlansing/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/grand-rapids-deals-24-four-tickets-hockey-game-mens-basketball-western-michigan-university-kalamazoo.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on April 29, 2015, 12:12:53 PM
it's a giant raft so they can #RTB once the great lakes flood
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on April 29, 2015, 06:18:46 PM
i want to roll that 'rena up and keep it in my pocket and look at it throughout the day to tell it how adorbs it is.

 :shy:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Muldoon on April 29, 2015, 07:52:16 PM
I think this goes here

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/U.S._Cellular_Field14.jpg)

 :lol:

how progressive of them to have a stade with no 'tators

That building in the background is part of my undergraduate Alma Mater.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: bozocat on April 29, 2015, 10:26:05 PM
I think this goes here

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/84/U.S._Cellular_Field14.jpg)

 :lol:

how progressive of them to have a stade with no 'tators

Doing a pretty good impression of Camden Yards from today's game

(http://sports.cbsimg.net/images/visual/whatshot/CamdenEmpty1.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: The Big Train on April 29, 2015, 10:28:18 PM
thats so weird
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Benja on April 29, 2015, 11:17:41 PM
So the technology exists to shoot artificial lighting?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on April 30, 2015, 02:10:46 AM
Imagine what Nikola Tesla could do with today's technology.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: john "teach me how to" dougie on April 30, 2015, 05:01:02 PM
Imagine what Nikola Tesla could do with today's technology.

 :D
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: The Big Train on May 02, 2015, 10:13:47 PM
Imagine what Nikola Tesla could do with today's technology.

 :D

 :D
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on May 04, 2015, 03:15:33 PM
Solar eclipse every time McCrane nails an extra point.  :lynchmob:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: jar on May 04, 2015, 03:47:58 PM
(http://www.waynesthisandthat.com/images/ejacobair.jpg)

Electrify the uprights

The ball is disintegrated as it passes through. Ball still exists? Kick was no good.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 05, 2015, 11:16:45 AM
TULANE PURPLE WAVE auction company




GREAT NEWS GUYS, FOUND THIS OTHER PHOTO FROM RIGHT AFTER THE GAME!

T-U-L we'll carry the banner high. T-U-L long long my the colors fly. Right after they finished singing their alma mater, this rabid block of students caused a national uproar when they stormed the court and viciously chicken winged a UAB player. Pretty sure a Blazers coach was nearly smothered to death against the press table in the ensuing melee, too.  This student section is basically the ISIS of American Conference fanbases.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_2216_zps6xu9bqdv.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 06, 2015, 09:23:27 AM
University of Washington Huskykatz


That's right ladies and gentlemen, last night I saw someone write out the name of the drug Heroin but spell it with an E on the end, which obviously isn't right. Then that made me think of when all these Seattle musicians were doing Heroin and becoming junkies and then that made me think OH YEAH I'VE GOT A BUNCH OF HUSKYKAT PICTURES SOMEWHERE! I first went to their football stade about 2006 when it was its normal dumb old self. But then I saw it when they totally gutted it, then I went back when it was done. I guess you could say I'm an elite Seattle visit'r.

Their old stade before the renovations:
(http://media.kval.com/images/Husky+Stadium+Finale+_Furm.jpg)

Here's a site with a bunch of cool pictures of the stadium guttage. Would love for a construction cat to look at those and tell me why there are two weird dirty swimming pools on the field in the top picture.
http://www.collegiatestadiums.com/2012/04/19/photos-of-renovations-at-washintons-husky-stadium/ (http://www.collegiatestadiums.com/2012/04/19/photos-of-renovations-at-washintons-husky-stadium/)



I remember somewhere back on like page 7 or something someone asked me, "Hey SB. What's your secret for always getting into stadiums?" And I gave this really long, detailed, multi-bulleted plan for different ways you can sneak in. But I forgot one! #8 or whatever on that list should be, "show up when the campus is crawling with 10,000 Jehovah's Witnesses. Then as their weird convention is letting out of Husky Stadium, you can just slink into the gates and pretend like you're a JW even though everyone else is dressed in long suits in the middle of July and you're just wearing your 2012 Big XII Champs shirt." Shoulda been wearing my 1999 Holiday Bowl shirt though, just to really symbolically mush every single Husky face I saw straight into the toilet.







Here you can see the nice outer facade which would look even better with a big ol' History Awaits banner. (I say that because as you can see, until recently they also had a track lololololol). One of the upper decks is the only thing leftover from the old stadium, along with the massive overhang above the stands which blocks the rain and broadcasts to everyone on the planet just how Northwest'y that particular stadium is.  "Hey look at me I go to Oregon it rains a lot we have to have these overhangs."  "Oh yeah well I go to Oregon State and our overhang game is pretty on point too."  "Here at UW we have the biggest overhangs in the Pac-12."  :jerk:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5172_zpswbzrinwp.jpg)





It appears they brought the bleachers much closer to the stands for more elite sightlines toward whoever was the keynote Witness speaker, and they added much more elaborate layers of bleachers/suites on this side. It used to be pretty basic, but with the renovation this thing went from being a plain ol' baloney sandwich to one more suited for Dagwood. :love:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5176_zpsbx3a2avc.jpg)





This is the view that definitely still includes their old upper deck. It's the Husky Stade equivalent to the East Side bleachers. They jazzed it up underneath the big guy, though.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5176_zpsbx3a2avc.jpg)





Well that cute li'l End Zone Fun Zone bleacher configuration looks familiar. :D   It's well-known that they kept theirs downscaled so as to preserve the view of Lake Washington, much like we here at KSU Cats U did with our view of Lake Meatgoat.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5174_zpsbaiuohdb.jpg)





!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(http://files.gamebanana.com/img/ico/sprays/curves_ahead_pic.jpg)
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And now we begin the series of photos I like to call, "OOOH, LOOK AT THOSE CURVES." Please note how their new stadium, which is otherwise pretty pud as the thread title implies, features really well-done, elegant, subtle curves with the bleacher configuration. I often wonder what Purple State Cats College stadium would look like if the bleachers were slightly curved vs. parallel to the out of bounds lines. BUT THAT'S FOR ANOTHER THREAD. Just...oooh, look at those curves.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5180_zpsbmozi2pt.jpg)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5175_zpse3hwdmec.jpg)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5184_zpsdbwwo9zw.jpg)






Concourse logos. Backlit. Not very powercat'y.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5182_zpsdbhph6hp.jpg?1430916035378)






Man. Can you imagine a Pack 'pak? Probably awesome as you drink boat drinks and look out at Lake Worshington.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5184_zpsdbwwo9zw.jpg)






Here you see a different view of their End Zone Fun Zone. Few things to notice here. 1) Who's that JW clown gettin' all up in my shot? 2) Elite, elegant, subtle bleacher curvature. :love:  3) Football practice field with spooky husky eyes on the wall.  4) Look at this cute li'l softball field! Man. Talk about wanting to roll a 'rena up and put it in your pocket and say hi to it all day. Wow, just wow. Get a load of those three-row bleachers extending halfway around the back of the wall, but then they cut it off in left field, presumably so there's no obstructions for lady softball'rs to hit whoppers that plunk in the lake. Can barely handle how adorbz it all is.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5185_zps56oglu1b.jpg)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5187_zpsif1lhlei.jpg)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5188_zpsv5o6a1zw.jpg)






Midfield logo really needs some work.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5190_zpsghyqsoox.jpg)





Different viewpoint of Dagwood's dream sammy. Note the lol lights on the braggy overhang.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5191_zpspmojy0fe.jpg)






Have you ever seen a taller upper deck? The answer is no. I have been all over these 50 nifty and I legit can't think of a more top-heavy upper deck than this boheumith  boheemith big guy you see right here. Much quad workouts, so tall, or whatever. [/doge]

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5193_zpstovjolvq.jpg)





Caption contest. Go.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5197_zpssgb5uz58.jpg)





'nother view of their cute li'l 'oftball stade, and what I assume is their pud attempt at a rowing facility.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5198_zpshtft4eey.jpg)





O-M-Squeee

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5199_zpsswvnost3.jpg)






Gah you guys I srsly just could not get enough of this lady. I sat down and watched her vacuum the end zone for like 5 minutes. It was so lolwtf.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5200_zpswagjuugt.jpg)





Guess who snuck into the suites. AGAIN. :cool:  Honestly, not that impressive for being a big school in a big stadium with big-money donors.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5204_zpsxasoogxn.jpg)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5205_zpsad2ufwu6.jpg)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5206_zpspopnkbzu.jpg)




What would the 'cat version of this be?

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5207_zpspq01qxvb.jpg)




(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5208_zps85boeumv.jpg)






Dat angle :love:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5209_zpsgqtmt3z4.jpg)





George Washington (founder of the university)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5212_zpseo0nbmtf.jpg)





Shifting gears... (it's almost over)

Alaska Airlines Arena, or as I like to call it, "Triple A" :D   It appears to be under some kind of restoration here (July 2014), because it's a suuuuper old gym. IMO, they did the "Ahearn echo" thing the right way. The Triple A, or Hec Edmunson Pavilion, or "HecEdPav," as I like to call it, is sweet. It's super old but has been constantly updated and feels modern. If I recall, the renovations were done five months later. Can't say for sure though, because my Canadian friend went to a Washington women's basketball game in December but had legally consumed too many zoot brownies beforehand and forgot to look for scaffolding.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5213_zps29glj6xr.jpg)





!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WEIRD COURT ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
(That's the Seattle skyline on the other side.)
Also !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!WEIRD DAWG EYES ON THE UNDERSIDE OF THE SCOREBOARD ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/aa2_zpsbunmpv9d.jpg)






Hey sign: I did. :cool:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/aa4_zpsdi4cpyrs.jpg)





So as you can see, you might as well call the triple-A "Bill" because it is very Raftery.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/aa3_zpsqm7vmqmo.jpg)





Concourse is a total joke. Hotel carpeting and almost no room to move. Definitely built when people were waaay skinnier. And if I'm being honest, the concessions were kind of a joke too. :flush:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/aa5_zpsydbjys56.jpg)






But they did have this going on!

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/aa7_zpsywfq0xq1.jpg)




"I'm not about to tell you, Marv."  <--who can name this elite near-reference?

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/aa6_zpsocbfwlwb.jpg)
Marv Harshman sounds like your elementary school band director.




And now we close out our extremely long UW Huskycats update. But not without a picture of this fine work of art. It hangs in a Seattle bar in Wallingford called The Grizzled Wizard, which might be the best bar on the planet (Drinx notwithstanding). Tons of comical gummy bear/Skittles/Swedish Fish infused vodkas, and free Pac-Man/Burger Time arcade 24/7. Also a massive mural on the wall of a giant wizard shooting lightning at you. And this.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/aa8_zpsqeauhhxs.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: BushBlister on May 06, 2015, 10:49:35 AM
skinnybenny post
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: meow meow on May 06, 2015, 12:00:39 PM
after this post, I hope we get a home and home with Washington in football.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 06, 2015, 12:07:31 PM
Don't count on it. I heard grumblings while I was there that they are still insanely bitter about/humiliated by our 1999 Holiday Bowl beatdown.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: meow meow on May 06, 2015, 12:16:32 PM
You really hit the Marques on Huskie fans.  Sounds like what you're saying is at least Tui of their fans aso pissed they sopo-sedly don't want to play us. 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Mr Bread on May 06, 2015, 12:18:28 PM
Don't count on it. I heard grumblings while I was there that they are still insanely bitter about/humiliated by our 1999 Holiday Bowl beatdown.

i actually have a surprisingly high number of close personal friends that are washington husky grads and they to a man or woman all are completely rough ridin' livid about that to this day.  i can confirm that each and everyone one of them has on multiple occasions stated in no uncertain terms that they hate go purple cats univeristy fight on state u so rough ridin' much and that if they ever so much as met a qatz fan they would kidnap and kill it. 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 06, 2015, 12:22:35 PM
Don't count on it. I heard grumblings while I was there that they are still insanely bitter about/humiliated by our 1999 Holiday Bowl beatdown.

i actually have a surprisingly high number of close personal friends that are washington husky grads and they to a man or woman all are completely rough ridin' livid about that to this day.  i can confirm that each and everyone one of them has on multiple occasions stated in no uncertain terms that they hate go purple cats univeristy fight on state u so rough ridin' much and that if they ever so much as met a qatz fan they would kidnap and kill it.

But what do they think about that cute li'l softball stadium? :D
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Mr Bread on May 06, 2015, 12:25:56 PM
they're pretty happy with it.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: KCFDcat on May 06, 2015, 01:12:00 PM
I wish our SEZ looked like theirs. a small section of seats above the existing concourse (or a party deck) with permanent concessions and bathrooms behind it. The most pud thing about BSFS is the tents in the SEZ.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 06, 2015, 01:34:19 PM
I wish our SEZ looked like theirs. a small section of seats above the existing concourse (or a party deck) with permanent concessions and bathrooms behind it. The most pud thing about BSFS is the tents in the SEZ.

It's the metal bleachers and it's not even close.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: KCFDcat on May 06, 2015, 01:36:37 PM
I wish our SEZ looked like theirs. a small section of seats above the existing concourse (or a party deck) with permanent concessions and bathrooms behind it. The most pud thing about BSFS is the tents in the SEZ.

It's the metal bleachers and it's not even close.
I was under the impression they were coming out after nez was done.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on May 06, 2015, 01:47:34 PM
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(http://files.gamebanana.com/img/ico/sprays/curves_ahead_pic.jpg)
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

irl lol'd
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Yard Dog on May 06, 2015, 04:35:22 PM
Are all the photo links broken for everyone else? :frown:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 06, 2015, 04:41:08 PM
just for yard dog.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: meow meow on May 06, 2015, 04:46:09 PM
hey skin ben, did you like my Tuiasosopo post, like even a lil bit?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Yard Dog on May 06, 2015, 04:58:20 PM
just for yard dog.

Turns out my company IT blocks photobucket. Buncha commies over here.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on May 06, 2015, 07:57:53 PM
the toint need outfield bleachers like that, really great
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 06, 2015, 09:10:27 PM
hey skin ben, did you like my Tuiasosopo post, like even a lil bit?

Hey meow meow? Can I be honest?



















irl lol'd.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on May 07, 2015, 07:19:33 AM
if i'm being honest, this is my favorite thread on gE.c.  SB should consider going on a journey to every P5 stadium and writing up a review of it.  i'd pay good money for that book.  great job again, SB.

i'm surprised you didn't comment on how the press box interacts with the overhang -- at least I think that's the pressbox.  anyhow, those seats to the sides of whatever that is just at the base of the overhang are pretty lousy.  not michigan lousy, but still not good.

also, those speakers on the overhang are pretty impressive.  bet it gets really loud.

re. your point about tall upper decks, i was always struck by how tall A&M's endzones were.  Udub's may be taller though.
(http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/fls/27300/site_graphics/Facilities/Kyle%20Field/5.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: meow meow on May 07, 2015, 08:09:44 AM
hey skin ben, did you like my Tuiasosopo post, like even a lil bit?

Hey meow meow? Can I be honest?



















irl lol'd.

 :D
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on May 07, 2015, 08:24:18 AM
if i'm being honest, this is my favorite thread on gE.c.  SB should consider going on a journey to every P5 stadium and writing up a review of it.  i'd pay good money for that book.  great job again, SB.

i'm surprised you didn't comment on how the press box interacts with the overhang -- at least I think that's the pressbox.  anyhow, those seats to the sides of whatever that is just at the base of the overhang are pretty lousy.  not michigan lousy, but still not good.

also, those speakers on the overhang are pretty impressive.  bet it gets really loud.

re. your point about tall upper decks, i was always struck by how tall A&M's endzones were.  Udub's may be taller though.
(http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/fls/27300/site_graphics/Facilities/Kyle%20Field/5.jpg)

KF is tall on all four sides now. Makes me wish I could find $480mil laying around.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3872/14999995559_8c281b898e_z.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on May 07, 2015, 08:26:26 AM
lol at them leaving empty seats in the rendering (upper right hand corner of the far endzone upper deck)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on May 07, 2015, 08:28:40 AM
lol at them leaving empty seats in the rendering (upper right hand corner of the far endzone upper deck)

Thats an actual photo.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on May 07, 2015, 08:29:56 AM
i thought it was still being built?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on May 07, 2015, 08:30:28 AM
i thought it was still being built?

That picture was after phase 1 was completed in August.

Phase 2 is basically demolishing the west side and rebuilding:
(https://usatftw.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/kyle222.jpg)

Replaced with:
(http://i57.tinypic.com/1z14da0.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on May 07, 2015, 08:32:48 AM
noted.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on May 07, 2015, 08:50:13 AM
hey skin ben, did you like my Tuiasosopo post, like even a lil bit?

Hey meow meow? Can I be honest?



















irl lol'd.

 :sdeek:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 07, 2015, 09:21:01 AM
if i'm being honest, this is my favorite thread on gE.c.  SB should consider going on a journey to every P5 stadium and writing up a review of it.  i'd pay good money for that book.  great job again, SB.

:D  I could call it "The Eyeblack Odyssey."

Quote
i'm surprised you didn't comment on how the press box interacts with the overhang -- at least I think that's the pressbox.  anyhow, those seats to the sides of whatever that is just at the base of the overhang are pretty lousy.  not michigan lousy, but still not good.

I think you're talking about these photos, right?
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5176_zpsbx3a2avc.jpg)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5180_zpsbmozi2pt.jpg)

Yeah. I noticed those seats after looking really closely yesterday morning and got kind of irrationally angry. I mean it's just not fair to those people. :frown: Why, in this day and age, is there ANY excuse to have obstructed view seating on new construction? And even more than that, it's just like, what in the world, man? Why would you spend gabillions of dollars and tear everything down and build it back up again only to have that weird press box thingy span like 112 yards instead of just the full 120 or whatever? Sick of this. So steamed.

Quote
also, those speakers on the overhang are pretty impressive.  bet it gets really loud.

Probably really awesome when they get their Nirvarnar and Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots and Soundgarden really crankin', amirite? (Seattle is famous for grunge music for those of you who didn't know, it's just a li'l SB joke in there for ya.)

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re. your point about tall upper decks, i was always struck by how tall A&M's endzones were.  Udub's may be taller though.
(http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/fls/27300/site_graphics/Facilities/Kyle%20Field/5.jpg)

Actually, you're right. I had totally forgotten about The Zone. Which is weird because I've sat there twice. Not sure which is more tall, aTm or UW, I just know that in general I like my upper decks like I like my women, tall and top heavy, amirite? (just another lil SB 'guy' joke in there for ya :D )


Dlew what are your thoughts on The Triple A/HecEdPav?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on May 07, 2015, 06:02:33 PM
Quote
Dlew what are your thoughts on The Triple A/HecEdPav?
I think it's great except for the lol concourses.  Who did they get to design that boring area, FRASIER AND NILES?! (seattle joke, not bsfs crane joke)

Also, my gosh, when i first read that post, i laughed to the point of tears at the lady vacuuming the football field.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on May 07, 2015, 06:52:50 PM
I ran all the way around Bryant Denny today without stopping (!), which is great for me but bad for the thread. Anyway it's really tall, and a huge chunk of upper level seats hangs way out over an actual irl street. It's pretty nuts looking
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on May 07, 2015, 07:35:36 PM
great pictures mocat
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on May 07, 2015, 07:50:15 PM
I told you I didn't stop which is bad for the thread
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 07, 2015, 09:21:32 PM
Take it to the distance running thread? I honestly don't know what to do here. But mocat. How underwhelming is Tuscaloosa? Woof.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 07, 2015, 09:41:44 PM
Quote
Dlew what are your thoughts on The Triple A/HecEdPav?
I think it's great except for the lol concourses.  Who did they get to design that boring area, FRASIER AND NILES?! (seattle joke, not bsfs crane joke)

Also, my gosh, when i first read that post, i laughed to the point of tears at the lady vacuuming the football field.

She was so lol'zy. I mean, the most major wut I've seen in a football stadium since going to the Kibbie Dome.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on May 07, 2015, 11:06:17 PM
SB Stone Temple Piolets are not from Seattle bud.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 08, 2015, 05:53:28 AM
SB Stone Temple Piolets are not from Seattle bud.


Grungy tho. Source:

"Ty-hyyyyme t' taaaaaker hooome, iss heeee-see-errrr, isss kommm-pis lllllayy-teddd."


Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on May 08, 2015, 08:20:20 AM
Take it to the distance running thread? I honestly don't know what to do here. But mocat. How underwhelming is Tuscaloosa? Woof.

It's in the state of Alabama so I'm not sure how it could be underwhelming
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on May 08, 2015, 08:30:14 AM
The UW post was v good SB. I drove by the stadium in 2012, and then the next day I screamed at the TV at my sister's house in Seattle while the KSU Cats beat OU in Norman.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on May 08, 2015, 09:27:13 AM
i thought it was still being built?

That picture was after phase 1 was completed in August.

Phase 2 is basically demolishing the west side and rebuilding:
(https://usatftw.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/kyle222.jpg)

Replaced with:
(http://i57.tinypic.com/1z14da0.jpg)

Just realized today that the trees between the road and the demolished west side of Kyle Field are still there. Texas trees are ugly.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on May 08, 2015, 01:38:04 PM
How underwhelming is Tuscaloosa? Woof.

It's the Qdoba of college towns
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on May 08, 2015, 01:38:58 PM
How underwhelming is Tuscaloosa? Woof.

It's the Qdoba of college towns

Oh My God
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 08, 2015, 02:23:14 PM
http://goEMAW.com/forum/index.php?topic=35111.0


submit away
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on May 14, 2015, 08:18:58 AM
if i'm being honest, this is my favorite thread on gE.c.  SB should consider going on a journey to every P5 stadium and writing up a review of it.  i'd pay good money for that book.  great job again, SB.

:D  I could call it "The Eyeblack Odyssey."

Quote
i'm surprised you didn't comment on how the press box interacts with the overhang -- at least I think that's the pressbox.  anyhow, those seats to the sides of whatever that is just at the base of the overhang are pretty lousy.  not michigan lousy, but still not good.

I think you're talking about these photos, right?
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5176_zpsbx3a2avc.jpg)
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5180_zpsbmozi2pt.jpg)

Yeah. I noticed those seats after looking really closely yesterday morning and got kind of irrationally angry. I mean it's just not fair to those people. :frown: Why, in this day and age, is there ANY excuse to have obstructed view seating on new construction? And even more than that, it's just like, what in the world, man? Why would you spend gabillions of dollars and tear everything down and build it back up again only to have that weird press box thingy span like 112 yards instead of just the full 120 or whatever? Sick of this. So steamed.

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also, those speakers on the overhang are pretty impressive.  bet it gets really loud.

Probably really awesome when they get their Nirvarnar and Pearl Jam and Stone Temple Pilots and Soundgarden really crankin', amirite? (Seattle is famous for grunge music for those of you who didn't know, it's just a li'l SB joke in there for ya.)

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re. your point about tall upper decks, i was always struck by how tall A&M's endzones were.  Udub's may be taller though.
(http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/fls/27300/site_graphics/Facilities/Kyle%20Field/5.jpg)

Actually, you're right. I had totally forgotten about The Zone. Which is weird because I've sat there twice. Not sure which is more tall, aTm or UW, I just know that in general I like my upper decks like I like my women, tall and top heavy, amirite? (just another lil SB 'guy' joke in there for ya :D )


Dlew what are your thoughts on The Triple A/HecEdPav?

The way the edge of the press row has been angled leads me to believe that those seats have a view of the entire field.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 14, 2015, 08:26:51 AM
Denied (I think).  Seems like I tried out the top row. :frown:

But I know what you mean, and thanks for noticing. Which is kind of how I feel in general about people who build stadiums with the press boxes IN the bleachers but angle it on the corners: "thanks for noticing. .....BUUUUT how about next time just do better." Even if you can technically see the whole field, there's still a ton of the stadium they can't see, and that's part of the game day experience, amirite? :frown:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on May 14, 2015, 08:42:38 AM
Denied (I think).  Seems like I tried out the top row. :frown:

But I know what you mean, and thanks for noticing. Which is kind of how I feel in general about people who build stadiums with the press boxes IN the bleachers but angle it on the corners: "thanks for noticing. .....BUUUUT how about next time just do better." Even if you can technically see the whole field, there's still a ton of the stadium they can't see, and that's part of the game day experience, amirite? :frown:

Yeah, sometimes altering little things like that for a few seats can cost big money. What is weird is that this is the brand new grandstand. The old grandstand (1980s) on the other side was kept from the old stadium.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d6/Aerial_Husky_Stadium_April_6_2012.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on May 14, 2015, 08:45:35 AM
I may be defending her a little too much, but I just love Husky Stadium.

(http://maxwaugh.com/huskies/images/huskystadium50.jpg)

(http://redboxpictures.com/commercial/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Husky-Stadium_HDR2-blog1.jpg)

(http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/PJ-BQ984_SP_WAS_P_20131009175516.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on May 14, 2015, 08:48:37 AM
They could use a jumbotron that faces the bay.
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Post by: Havs on May 14, 2015, 10:27:56 AM
They could use a jumbotron that faces the bay.

Tennessee and Baylor too

(http://www.lakeloudounliving.com/media/k2/items/cache/233826a67be66a810b23a263230da62e_L.jpg)

(https://espngrantland.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/baylor-mclane-stadium-opening-tri.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: davegladow on May 14, 2015, 12:41:55 PM
:D  I could call it "The Eyeblack Odyssey."


TAKEN :shakesfist:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 14, 2015, 04:24:44 PM
:D  I could call it "The Eyeblack Odyssey."


TAKEN :shakesfist:

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Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 15, 2015, 12:16:48 AM
Hey friends, SB here again. Guys get ready because the sports complex we visit today has one truly bonkers bizarro venue and a couple others that are more normal but still have minor bonkers'y things about them. I mean this is the team that has two football stadiums in two different cities, which I'll address in a later post because it's superfluous right now and I know you guys are dying to see if they have any old ladies vacuuming the field at their main stade. So we're in Fayetteville, Arkansas today and buckle up cuz this is gonna be a wild one. We'll start with the football stadium, which is unusual but at least doesn't have any obstructed view seats. Then we'll trot across campus to Bud Wal-Mart arena, which is kinda cool but kinda cookie-cutter but kinda weird in that it chooses weird places for chain link fences and gigant basketball goals. Then I'll save the weirdest for last. Their old huupz arena. Lotsa architectural wtfs in that one.

Also the area around Fayetteville is supes :love:. PigAggieville was honestly pretty meh from what I was expecting for an SEC town of nearly 80,000 that is the only BCS team in the state. Then again, Baton Rouge sucks balls, so what do I know? Okay, set your clocks back to December 4th, 2011 because once again here on goEMAW.com it's time to dig into the pig.



University of Arkansas Razorcats



Despite what you might think you see here, the field at Hog U. Stadium isn't actually made out of the top of this building. Just looks that way because of an optical illusion in the foreground. :eek: :eek: :eek:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5710_zpskgasevbl.jpg)





See? You can see the same building in the foreground of this picture of the stadium, before its expansion/redesign. (I think the upper deck in this 1970s'y photo may have been knocked down and rebuilt during their massive 2001 renovations, a la Washington and also a la LSU? Not sure. Actually, pretty sure. But not positive.)

(http://www.aymag.com/NWA-UofAStadiumSept2013-OldStadium.jpg)





So this stade has been around forever, but you'd never know it by its design. I think they kinda did a great job modernizing the style with expansions so it didn't feel like an old stadium where they just cobbled together a bunch of other new crap, like what clearly happened at Texas. I mean I legitimately thought that Pig Agg had built an entirely new stadium in 2001. Then again, 2001 SB barely knew anything about the world.  :Chirp:

Pretty tall. A little bit of a hole-in-the-ground, but mostly just recessed in a valley which offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding majestic rolling mountains. You know, just like at KU. (T's and P's on that cheap-looking siding, though. If I were Jim Williams & Jim, I'd be pissed.)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5712_zpsymanuyl9.jpg)




View from the other side. You can actually make out where their tiny old press box was. Actually you know what? I take back what I said before. This part is cobbled together hardcore. They probably should've just demolished that old press box entirely. I mean can you imagine if ksu cats state u. had just built the WSC around The Dev, and before that had built The Dev around that old press box that said "Fightin' Wildcats" and had all the Big 8 Team logos? This is basically the Russian Babooshka dolls of press boxes. Pig Aggy: wtf were you thinking?? Just tear it down. Surely it's not that nice in there.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5713_zpsuz8i2aba.jpg)





Look at this hill and chain link fence. They want to be us so bad. :cool:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5714_zpsnxqtzdyi.jpg)






Hey great old press box and great old bishop stadium lights, where'd you get those things, bishop stadium amirite lmao?

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5715_zps4uhea7g6.jpg)






Put all your problems on ICE. (See also: PARTY PLANNING)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5716_zpsdaouedwm.jpg)






Man. What a great ratio of upper deck rows to lower deck rows. I like it. Bonus points: can you spot the section of original seats on this side from like 1931 when this stadium seated 13,000 people? :D

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5717_zpslcbgglcs.jpg)






And here we have the thing that makes me super mad. You have this insane, architecturally elaborate, very legit, mostly new stadium. BUILD PERMANENT BLEACHERS ON ALL FOUR SIDES. Who are you, rough ridin' Nicholls State? Are you goddamn Tulsa? Have some self respect and put at least 10 rows of permanent bleachers on that side so you can call it a rough ridin' day. Drives me absolutely insane. Looks so small-timey. (Razorback mural thingy is p. cool tho, and at least it makes it very obvious where to put the stage when they inevitably have a 3 Doors Down concert for 70,000 adoring locals.)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5718_zps4ia4eyw1.jpg)




 

So up there is where I really figured out the weirdest part of that stadium. (Now SB is gonna steal a few photos from The Series of Tubes to explain what he means.) For many years, when you saw it shown on TV, it always looked like this:

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1321/1339288131_a106b79c02_b.jpg)
"Whoa, what a huge stadium! Even the upper deck end zones have like 20 rows and have some weird cutouts! Big stade!"

Then Arky kinda starts to suck a little bit and fewer people come and the game comes back from commercial and they're accidentally showing the empty seats up top and you're like, "Wait a minute. Are those.......are those falsies?"
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3244/2996637599_672ea88dee_o.jpg)
And the answer is yes. They have major super duper temporary metal bleachers that they prolly make a bunch of pud arky state grads lug all the way up there. (lmao, just a little arkansas in-state rivalry joke there for you guys)

And then, when they're in the midst of a truly horrible season with a fat slob football coach who made a truly lateral move, you sneak in, and those bleachers are completely gone and now it's just a weird small 3-row upper deck with this massive concrete slab full of benches behind it. You feel duped, because what was once a towering and impressive end zone upper deck has been reduced to a place where the AD throws up some tents and sells diet pepsis and where the teens get bored with the game and congregate up there and talk about which Abercrombie Eagle jeans they're going to buy that week. Stupid teens. Anyway, here's my blurry photo from before which shows the bleachers completely taken away because their team was so LOL last year.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5714_zpsnxqtzdyi.jpg)






I mean srsly. Look at how pud that end zone looks from way up here behind the top row (row 4) of the other end zone. Just get some bleachers, guys. But srsly it was p. high up. Even a runner cat like myself got way winded when climbing up the stairs to the top of that end zone stade. Was so high up, you guys! Probably woulda been even higher up if they actually put permanent bleachers up there. :eek: (Doors were locked to the sideline upper deck sections, sorry, so this is all we get for views.)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5719_zpsiq3syoqg.jpg)


Okay, time to travel across campus.












So from the outside, Bud Weiser Arena is super lolzy. Hey building: why are you plaid? Are you Al Borland?

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5728_zpsgwjfrb9k.jpg)





Al's mom.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5729_zpsc6eijr38.jpg)






I think the arrangement of all the banners is cool, even if looking closely at the individual banners you see that they look a little New Mexico'y. Also the streamers in the rafters are very "SB's 8th birthday party'y."

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5730_zpssmekbquz.jpg)





I mean that basketball goal jumbotron is so ridiculous. Look at it and try not to laugh.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5731_zpsbj9u18xe.jpg)





Guys I'm going to come clean. I love the razorback logo.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5732_zpsom2klofw.jpg)

But I loved the old one so much more. It was an enthusiastic, sloppy, slobbering mess. Kinda reminded me of every member of the Tool Time audience whenever Heidi walked out to show off the latest Binford radial saw.
(http://kentuckysportsradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/budwalton.jpg)






Okay so let's step up the weird.

You guys probably should've built the ceiling like 20 feet higher because these rafters are all up in my grill.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5733_zps8s0m3czs.jpg)





HEY ARKANSAS. Explain to me why you have a fence here at the top row of your upper deck. Explain it to me. Explain why, when I'm watching a Razorhogs game from the top row here in Pud Walton Arena and I turn around to see what's behind me -- inside of a motherfucking basketball arena -- why I see this fence. Tell me why you didn't just build a wall. Tell me. Tell me why you went with a fence. Are you expecting the top half of Wilson's face to pop over and dispense sage advice to you when you're having marital problems? Because I'm looking at it and it's chain link instead of a wood fence so surely it can't be that. :don'tcare:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5734_zpsvptxld8d.jpg)






Just take this arena, tie it around my waist, rip some holes in my jeans, crank up some tunes from Seattle's own Stone Temple Pilots, and what do you have? 7th grade SkinnyBenny.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5735_zpslo8dd3xw.jpg)






Okay guys that's enough from Bug Walgreen's Arena. Time to move on to the really weird. Barnhill Arena. Used to be basketball, now is just like volleyball and gymnastics. I was super pumped to see this place because you guys know me and you know just how much I love googling teams' old Ahearn-type arenas or whatever. You know, the more traditional, conventional places teams used to play before they got a new modern look -- like, say, if you were only familiar with the goth version of Mark Taylor from the later seasons but got curious and wanted to know what he looked like earlier on when he was just the Tool Man's unassuming runt.

WELL THIS ONE IS DIFFERENT. There is nothing conventional about PigAggy's old arena. This isn't just some gym. It is the most bizarre-ass layout I have ever seen for a gym. Ever. Today we're going to learn more about Barnhill Arena, gang. (We'll call ourselves The Barnhill Gang and do bluegrass versions of Sugarhill Gang songs.) This place is honestly so weird that with my camera phone, there was, like, nowhere you could be to truly capture the weird essence of this layout. So this is mostly gonna be more professional photos with a few of mine mixed in.



First, give yourself an idea and look at the footprint of the building. It's the one above the grass practice field. Looks fairly standard but may a LIL bit unusual.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/5075792274_9c4f2e4628_b.jpg)





I got in there because they happened to be playing a volleyball game against Mississippi State. First thing you'll notice is that, like the arenas of Alabama and Butler, the court is oriented 90 degrees away from what you'd expect with the way the ceiling runs. In other words, think if they had rotated the Ahearn court one turn. Then look at the rafters. Creates a major wtf effect. Also notice that the baseline bleachers go up into the GD heavens.  :Wha: :Wha: :Wha:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5727_zpsjnzbyg3a.jpg)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5722_zpslt2xcfsm.jpg)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5723_zpspe7skqbn.jpg)



The areas behind the baskets were so weird. What arenas have their End Zone Fun Zones be so skinny yet go up sooooooo high? LOLOLOLOL:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5725_zps5rji5evb.jpg)







Now my favorite part. Look at that weird-ass, tiny, disconnected wedge section of bleachers. Look at it.  What are those seats pointing to??? AM I SUPPOSED TO BE HAVING  A GOOD VIEW OF THE PEOPLE SITTING BEHIND THE BASKET??? ARE YOU TRYING TO EMULATE THE END ZONE BLEACHERS AT McNEESE STATE? WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?

(http://www.playnwa.com/media/fayetteville_images/barnhill.jpg)



I'm gonna try to find some more good pictures of these, because they are in all four corners in one way or another. If I were one of those annoying chicks who says, "I can't even!" when she's frustrated, then I would put that phrase right here. Instead, I'll just say that each one of those bizarre sections made less sense to me than the fact that Jill Taylor EVER let Tim do ANY home repair when she KNEW it would end with him electrocuting himself and/or getting his foot stuck in a cement bucket.


Seriously. Wut.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5727_zpsjnzbyg3a.jpg)

LOLWUT.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/barnhill_zpsv2emmhvn.png)

WUT IS THIS FLOOR PLAN.
(http://intl.stub.com/seating-charts/x450/barnhill-arena-end-stage-5715.jpg)






Get your crap together, Arkansas. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LehNm4VVqJI)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: WillieWatanabe on May 15, 2015, 08:05:55 AM
lol i enjoyed that post immensely. Thank you SB.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: CopperBowl on May 15, 2015, 08:07:25 AM
Bonkers SB, pure bonkers.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: meow meow on May 15, 2015, 09:08:27 AM
so when you're in the endzone upperdeck, you can't even see the endzone?  what awful sightlines
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on May 15, 2015, 09:38:17 AM
The yell leader with the old megaphone seems pretty excited for that v-ball match. Love the zeal. Did he megaphone them to a Razorback victory?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on May 15, 2015, 09:43:05 AM
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1321/1339288131_a106b79c02_b.jpg)

that guy has the most arkansas razorback fan face that i could possible think of
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on May 15, 2015, 09:45:50 AM
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1321/1339288131_a106b79c02_b.jpg)

that guy has the most arkansas razorback fan face that i could possible think of

you have to respect the crisp line keeping his sideburns at bay
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shooter Jones on May 15, 2015, 09:53:25 AM
Thanks, SB. Truly enjoyed.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on May 15, 2015, 11:31:50 AM
:lol: Tell me why you went with a fence. Are you expecting the top half of Wilson's face to pop over and dispense sage advice to you when you're having marital problems?  :lol:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Dr Rick Daris on May 15, 2015, 12:13:09 PM
i enjoyed that. also, that fence is the weirdest.
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Post by: 0.42 on May 15, 2015, 02:38:21 PM
Well it's pretty clear that Scottie Pippen wasn't an architecture buff when it came to his college choice
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: The Big Train on May 15, 2015, 02:46:27 PM
Hey friends, SB here again. Guys get ready because the sports complex we visit today has one truly bonkers bizarro venue and a couple others that are more normal but still have minor bonkers'y things about them. I mean this is the team that has two football stadiums in two different cities, which I'll address in a later post because it's superfluous right now and I know you guys are dying to see if they have any old ladies vacuuming the field at their main stade. So we're in Fayetteville, Arkansas today and buckle up cuz this is gonna be a wild one. We'll start with the football stadium, which is unusual but at least doesn't have any obstructed view seats. Then we'll trot across campus to Bud Wal-Mart arena, which is kinda cool but kinda cookie-cutter but kinda weird in that it chooses weird places for chain link fences and gigant basketball goals. Then I'll save the weirdest for last. Their old huupz arena. Lotsa architectural wtfs in that one.

Also the area around Fayetteville is supes :love:. PigAggieville was honestly pretty meh from what I was expecting for an SEC town of nearly 80,000 that is the only BCS team in the state. Then again, Baton Rouge sucks balls, so what do I know? Okay, set your clocks back to December 4th, 2011 because once again here on goEMAW.com it's time to dig into the pig.



University of Arkansas Razorcats



Despite what you might think you see here, the field at Hog U. Stadium isn't actually made out of the top of this building. Just looks that way because of an optical illusion in the foreground. :eek: :eek: :eek:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5710_zpskgasevbl.jpg)





See? You can see the same building in the foreground of this picture of the stadium, before its expansion/redesign. (I think the upper deck in this 1970s'y photo may have been knocked down and rebuilt during their massive 2001 renovations, a la Washington and also a la LSU? Not sure. Actually, pretty sure. But not positive.)

(http://www.aymag.com/NWA-UofAStadiumSept2013-OldStadium.jpg)





So this stade has been around forever, but you'd never know it by its design. I think they kinda did a great job modernizing the style with expansions so it didn't feel like an old stadium where they just cobbled together a bunch of other new crap, like what clearly happened at Texas. I mean I legitimately thought that Pig Agg had built an entirely new stadium in 2001. Then again, 2001 SB barely knew anything about the world.  :Chirp:

Pretty tall. A little bit of a hole-in-the-ground, but mostly just recessed in a valley which offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding majestic rolling mountains. You know, just like at KU. (T's and P's on that cheap-looking siding, though. If I were Jim Williams & Jim, I'd be pissed.)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5712_zpsymanuyl9.jpg)




View from the other side. You can actually make out where their tiny old press box was. Actually you know what? I take back what I said before. This part is cobbled together hardcore. They probably should've just demolished that old press box entirely. I mean can you imagine if ksu cats state u. had just built the WSC around The Dev, and before that had built The Dev around that old press box that said "Fightin' Wildcats" and had all the Big 8 Team logos? This is basically the Russian Babooshka dolls of press boxes. Pig Aggy: wtf were you thinking?? Just tear it down. Surely it's not that nice in there.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5713_zpsuz8i2aba.jpg)





Look at this hill and chain link fence. They want to be us so bad. :cool:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5714_zpsnxqtzdyi.jpg)






Hey great old press box and great old bishop stadium lights, where'd you get those things, bishop stadium amirite lmao?

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5715_zps4uhea7g6.jpg)






Put all your problems on ICE. (See also: PARTY PLANNING)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5716_zpsdaouedwm.jpg)






Man. What a great ratio of upper deck rows to lower deck rows. I like it. Bonus points: can you spot the section of original seats on this side from like 1931 when this stadium seated 13,000 people? :D

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5717_zpslcbgglcs.jpg)






And here we have the thing that makes me super mad. You have this insane, architecturally elaborate, very legit, mostly new stadium. BUILD PERMANENT BLEACHERS ON ALL FOUR SIDES. Who are you, rough ridin' Nicholls State? Are you goddamn Tulsa? Have some self respect and put at least 10 rows of permanent bleachers on that side so you can call it a rough ridin' day. Drives me absolutely insane. Looks so small-timey. (Razorback mural thingy is p. cool tho, and at least it makes it very obvious where to put the stage when they inevitably have a 3 Doors Down concert for 70,000 adoring locals.)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5718_zps4ia4eyw1.jpg)




 

So up there is where I really figured out the weirdest part of that stadium. (Now SB is gonna steal a few photos from The Series of Tubes to explain what he means.) For many years, when you saw it shown on TV, it always looked like this:

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1321/1339288131_a106b79c02_b.jpg)
"Whoa, what a huge stadium! Even the upper deck end zones have like 20 rows and have some weird cutouts! Big stade!"

Then Arky kinda starts to suck a little bit and fewer people come and the game comes back from commercial and they're accidentally showing the empty seats up top and you're like, "Wait a minute. Are those.......are those falsies?"
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3244/2996637599_672ea88dee_o.jpg)
And the answer is yes. They have major super duper temporary metal bleachers that they prolly make a bunch of pud arky state grads lug all the way up there. (lmao, just a little arkansas in-state rivalry joke there for you guys)

And then, when they're in the midst of a truly horrible season with a fat slob football coach who made a truly lateral move, you sneak in, and those bleachers are completely gone and now it's just a weird small 3-row upper deck with this massive concrete slab full of benches behind it. You feel duped, because what was once a towering and impressive end zone upper deck has been reduced to a place where the AD throws up some tents and sells diet pepsis and where the teens get bored with the game and congregate up there and talk about which Abercrombie Eagle jeans they're going to buy that week. Stupid teens. Anyway, here's my blurry photo from before which shows the bleachers completely taken away because their team was so LOL last year.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5714_zpsnxqtzdyi.jpg)






I mean srsly. Look at how pud that end zone looks from way up here behind the top row (row 4) of the other end zone. Just get some bleachers, guys. But srsly it was p. high up. Even a runner cat like myself got way winded when climbing up the stairs to the top of that end zone stade. Was so high up, you guys! Probably woulda been even higher up if they actually put permanent bleachers up there. :eek: (Doors were locked to the sideline upper deck sections, sorry, so this is all we get for views.)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5719_zpsiq3syoqg.jpg)


Okay, time to travel across campus.












So from the outside, Bud Weiser Arena is super lolzy. Hey building: why are you plaid? Are you Al Borland?

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5728_zpsgwjfrb9k.jpg)





Al's mom.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5729_zpsc6eijr38.jpg)






I think the arrangement of all the banners is cool, even if looking closely at the individual banners you see that they look a little New Mexico'y. Also the streamers in the rafters are very "SB's 8th birthday party'y."

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5730_zpssmekbquz.jpg)





I mean that basketball goal jumbotron is so ridiculous. Look at it and try not to laugh.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5731_zpsbj9u18xe.jpg)





Guys I'm going to come clean. I love the razorback logo.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5732_zpsom2klofw.jpg)

But I loved the old one so much more. It was an enthusiastic, sloppy, slobbering mess. Kinda reminded me of every member of the Tool Time audience whenever Heidi walked out to show off the latest Binford radial saw.
(http://kentuckysportsradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/budwalton.jpg)






Okay so let's step up the weird.

You guys probably should've built the ceiling like 20 feet higher because these rafters are all up in my grill.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5733_zps8s0m3czs.jpg)





HEY ARKANSAS. Explain to me why you have a fence here at the top row of your upper deck. Explain it to me. Explain why, when I'm watching a Razorhogs game from the top row here in Pud Walton Arena and I turn around to see what's behind me -- inside of a motherfucking basketball arena -- why I see this fence. Tell me why you didn't just build a wall. Tell me. Tell me why you went with a fence. Are you expecting the top half of Wilson's face to pop over and dispense sage advice to you when you're having marital problems? Because I'm looking at it and it's chain link instead of a wood fence so surely it can't be that. :don'tcare:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5734_zpsvptxld8d.jpg)






Just take this arena, tie it around my waist, rip some holes in my jeans, crank up some tunes from Seattle's own Stone Temple Pilots, and what do you have? 7th grade SkinnyBenny.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5735_zpslo8dd3xw.jpg)






Okay guys that's enough from Bug Walgreen's Arena. Time to move on to the really weird. Barnhill Arena. Used to be basketball, now is just like volleyball and gymnastics. I was super pumped to see this place because you guys know me and you know just how much I love googling teams' old Ahearn-type arenas or whatever. You know, the more traditional, conventional places teams used to play before they got a new modern look -- like, say, if you were only familiar with the goth version of Mark Taylor from the later seasons but got curious and wanted to know what he looked like earlier on when he was just the Tool Man's unassuming runt.

WELL THIS ONE IS DIFFERENT. There is nothing conventional about PigAggy's old arena. This isn't just some gym. It is the most bizarre-ass layout I have ever seen for a gym. Ever. Today we're going to learn more about Barnhill Arena, gang. (We'll call ourselves The Barnhill Gang and do bluegrass versions of Sugarhill Gang songs.) This place is honestly so weird that with my camera phone, there was, like, nowhere you could be to truly capture the weird essence of this layout. So this is mostly gonna be more professional photos with a few of mine mixed in.



First, give yourself an idea and look at the footprint of the building. It's the one above the grass practice field. Looks fairly standard but may a LIL bit unusual.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/5075792274_9c4f2e4628_b.jpg)





I got in there because they happened to be playing a volleyball game against Mississippi State. First thing you'll notice is that, like the arenas of Alabama and Butler, the court is oriented 90 degrees away from what you'd expect with the way the ceiling runs. In other words, think if they had rotated the Ahearn court one turn. Then look at the rafters. Creates a major wtf effect. Also notice that the baseline bleachers go up into the GD heavens.  :Wha: :Wha: :Wha:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5727_zpsjnzbyg3a.jpg)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5722_zpslt2xcfsm.jpg)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5723_zpspe7skqbn.jpg)



The areas behind the baskets were so weird. What arenas have their End Zone Fun Zones be so skinny yet go up sooooooo high? LOLOLOLOL:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5725_zps5rji5evb.jpg)







Now my favorite part. Look at that weird-ass, tiny, disconnected wedge section of bleachers. Look at it.  What are those seats pointing to??? AM I SUPPOSED TO BE HAVING  A GOOD VIEW OF THE PEOPLE SITTING BEHIND THE BASKET??? ARE YOU TRYING TO EMULATE THE END ZONE BLEACHERS AT McNEESE STATE? WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?

(http://www.playnwa.com/media/fayetteville_images/barnhill.jpg)



I'm gonna try to find some more good pictures of these, because they are in all four corners in one way or another. If I were one of those annoying chicks who says, "I can't even!" when she's frustrated, then I would put that phrase right here. Instead, I'll just say that each one of those bizarre sections made less sense to me than the fact that Jill Taylor EVER let Tim do ANY home repair when she KNEW it would end with him electrocuting himself and/or getting his foot stuck in a cement bucket.


Seriously. Wut.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5727_zpsjnzbyg3a.jpg)

LOLWUT.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/barnhill_zpsv2emmhvn.png)

WUT IS THIS FLOOR PLAN.
(http://intl.stub.com/seating-charts/x450/barnhill-arena-end-stage-5715.jpg)






Get your crap together, Arkansas. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LehNm4VVqJI)

that was a really long post
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on May 15, 2015, 02:48:53 PM
wow can you not
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 15, 2015, 03:01:41 PM
wow can you not
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on May 15, 2015, 03:04:16 PM
Choo choo just cranked this thread to over twice the space limit going into turn 43  :dubious:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: HerrSonntag on May 15, 2015, 03:08:45 PM
Hey friends, SB here again. Guys get ready because the sports complex we visit today has one truly bonkers bizarro venue and a couple others that are more normal but still have minor bonkers'y things about them. I mean this is the team that has two football stadiums in two different cities, which I'll address in a later post because it's superfluous right now and I know you guys are dying to see if they have any old ladies vacuuming the field at their main stade. So we're in Fayetteville, Arkansas today and buckle up cuz this is gonna be a wild one. We'll start with the football stadium, which is unusual but at least doesn't have any obstructed view seats. Then we'll trot across campus to Bud Wal-Mart arena, which is kinda cool but kinda cookie-cutter but kinda weird in that it chooses weird places for chain link fences and gigant basketball goals. Then I'll save the weirdest for last. Their old huupz arena. Lotsa architectural wtfs in that one.

Also the area around Fayetteville is supes :love:. PigAggieville was honestly pretty meh from what I was expecting for an SEC town of nearly 80,000 that is the only BCS team in the state. Then again, Baton Rouge sucks balls, so what do I know? Okay, set your clocks back to December 4th, 2011 because once again here on goEMAW.com it's time to dig into the pig.



University of Arkansas Razorcats



Despite what you might think you see here, the field at Hog U. Stadium isn't actually made out of the top of this building. Just looks that way because of an optical illusion in the foreground. :eek: :eek: :eek:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5710_zpskgasevbl.jpg)





See? You can see the same building in the foreground of this picture of the stadium, before its expansion/redesign. (I think the upper deck in this 1970s'y photo may have been knocked down and rebuilt during their massive 2001 renovations, a la Washington and also a la LSU? Not sure. Actually, pretty sure. But not positive.)

(http://www.aymag.com/NWA-UofAStadiumSept2013-OldStadium.jpg)





So this stade has been around forever, but you'd never know it by its design. I think they kinda did a great job modernizing the style with expansions so it didn't feel like an old stadium where they just cobbled together a bunch of other new crap, like what clearly happened at Texas. I mean I legitimately thought that Pig Agg had built an entirely new stadium in 2001. Then again, 2001 SB barely knew anything about the world.  :Chirp:

Pretty tall. A little bit of a hole-in-the-ground, but mostly just recessed in a valley which offers a breathtaking view of the surrounding majestic rolling mountains. You know, just like at KU. (T's and P's on that cheap-looking siding, though. If I were Jim Williams & Jim, I'd be pissed.)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5712_zpsymanuyl9.jpg)




View from the other side. You can actually make out where their tiny old press box was. Actually you know what? I take back what I said before. This part is cobbled together hardcore. They probably should've just demolished that old press box entirely. I mean can you imagine if ksu cats state u. had just built the WSC around The Dev, and before that had built The Dev around that old press box that said "Fightin' Wildcats" and had all the Big 8 Team logos? This is basically the Russian Babooshka dolls of press boxes. Pig Aggy: wtf were you thinking?? Just tear it down. Surely it's not that nice in there.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5713_zpsuz8i2aba.jpg)





Look at this hill and chain link fence. They want to be us so bad. :cool:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5714_zpsnxqtzdyi.jpg)






Hey great old press box and great old bishop stadium lights, where'd you get those things, bishop stadium amirite lmao?

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5715_zps4uhea7g6.jpg)






Put all your problems on ICE. (See also: PARTY PLANNING)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5716_zpsdaouedwm.jpg)






Man. What a great ratio of upper deck rows to lower deck rows. I like it. Bonus points: can you spot the section of original seats on this side from like 1931 when this stadium seated 13,000 people? :D

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5717_zpslcbgglcs.jpg)






And here we have the thing that makes me super mad. You have this insane, architecturally elaborate, very legit, mostly new stadium. BUILD PERMANENT BLEACHERS ON ALL FOUR SIDES. Who are you, rough ridin' Nicholls State? Are you goddamn Tulsa? Have some self respect and put at least 10 rows of permanent bleachers on that side so you can call it a rough ridin' day. Drives me absolutely insane. Looks so small-timey. (Razorback mural thingy is p. cool tho, and at least it makes it very obvious where to put the stage when they inevitably have a 3 Doors Down concert for 70,000 adoring locals.)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5718_zps4ia4eyw1.jpg)




 

So up there is where I really figured out the weirdest part of that stadium. (Now SB is gonna steal a few photos from The Series of Tubes to explain what he means.) For many years, when you saw it shown on TV, it always looked like this:

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1321/1339288131_a106b79c02_b.jpg)
"Whoa, what a huge stadium! Even the upper deck end zones have like 20 rows and have some weird cutouts! Big stade!"

Then Arky kinda starts to suck a little bit and fewer people come and the game comes back from commercial and they're accidentally showing the empty seats up top and you're like, "Wait a minute. Are those.......are those falsies?"
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3244/2996637599_672ea88dee_o.jpg)
And the answer is yes. They have major super duper temporary metal bleachers that they prolly make a bunch of pud arky state grads lug all the way up there. (lmao, just a little arkansas in-state rivalry joke there for you guys)

And then, when they're in the midst of a truly horrible season with a fat slob football coach who made a truly lateral move, you sneak in, and those bleachers are completely gone and now it's just a weird small 3-row upper deck with this massive concrete slab full of benches behind it. You feel duped, because what was once a towering and impressive end zone upper deck has been reduced to a place where the AD throws up some tents and sells diet pepsis and where the teens get bored with the game and congregate up there and talk about which Abercrombie Eagle jeans they're going to buy that week. Stupid teens. Anyway, here's my blurry photo from before which shows the bleachers completely taken away because their team was so LOL last year.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5714_zpsnxqtzdyi.jpg)






I mean srsly. Look at how pud that end zone looks from way up here behind the top row (row 4) of the other end zone. Just get some bleachers, guys. But srsly it was p. high up. Even a runner cat like myself got way winded when climbing up the stairs to the top of that end zone stade. Was so high up, you guys! Probably woulda been even higher up if they actually put permanent bleachers up there. :eek: (Doors were locked to the sideline upper deck sections, sorry, so this is all we get for views.)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5719_zpsiq3syoqg.jpg)


Okay, time to travel across campus.












So from the outside, Bud Weiser Arena is super lolzy. Hey building: why are you plaid? Are you Al Borland?

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5728_zpsgwjfrb9k.jpg)





Al's mom.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5729_zpsc6eijr38.jpg)






I think the arrangement of all the banners is cool, even if looking closely at the individual banners you see that they look a little New Mexico'y. Also the streamers in the rafters are very "SB's 8th birthday party'y."

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5730_zpssmekbquz.jpg)





I mean that basketball goal jumbotron is so ridiculous. Look at it and try not to laugh.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5731_zpsbj9u18xe.jpg)





Guys I'm going to come clean. I love the razorback logo.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5732_zpsom2klofw.jpg)

But I loved the old one so much more. It was an enthusiastic, sloppy, slobbering mess. Kinda reminded me of every member of the Tool Time audience whenever Heidi walked out to show off the latest Binford radial saw.
(http://kentuckysportsradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/budwalton.jpg)






Okay so let's step up the weird.

You guys probably should've built the ceiling like 20 feet higher because these rafters are all up in my grill.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5733_zps8s0m3czs.jpg)





HEY ARKANSAS. Explain to me why you have a fence here at the top row of your upper deck. Explain it to me. Explain why, when I'm watching a Razorhogs game from the top row here in Pud Walton Arena and I turn around to see what's behind me -- inside of a motherfucking basketball arena -- why I see this fence. Tell me why you didn't just build a wall. Tell me. Tell me why you went with a fence. Are you expecting the top half of Wilson's face to pop over and dispense sage advice to you when you're having marital problems? Because I'm looking at it and it's chain link instead of a wood fence so surely it can't be that. :don'tcare:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5734_zpsvptxld8d.jpg)






Just take this arena, tie it around my waist, rip some holes in my jeans, crank up some tunes from Seattle's own Stone Temple Pilots, and what do you have? 7th grade SkinnyBenny.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5735_zpslo8dd3xw.jpg)






Okay guys that's enough from Bug Walgreen's Arena. Time to move on to the really weird. Barnhill Arena. Used to be basketball, now is just like volleyball and gymnastics. I was super pumped to see this place because you guys know me and you know just how much I love googling teams' old Ahearn-type arenas or whatever. You know, the more traditional, conventional places teams used to play before they got a new modern look -- like, say, if you were only familiar with the goth version of Mark Taylor from the later seasons but got curious and wanted to know what he looked like earlier on when he was just the Tool Man's unassuming runt.

WELL THIS ONE IS DIFFERENT. There is nothing conventional about PigAggy's old arena. This isn't just some gym. It is the most bizarre-ass layout I have ever seen for a gym. Ever. Today we're going to learn more about Barnhill Arena, gang. (We'll call ourselves The Barnhill Gang and do bluegrass versions of Sugarhill Gang songs.) This place is honestly so weird that with my camera phone, there was, like, nowhere you could be to truly capture the weird essence of this layout. So this is mostly gonna be more professional photos with a few of mine mixed in.



First, give yourself an idea and look at the footprint of the building. It's the one above the grass practice field. Looks fairly standard but may a LIL bit unusual.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/5075792274_9c4f2e4628_b.jpg)





I got in there because they happened to be playing a volleyball game against Mississippi State. First thing you'll notice is that, like the arenas of Alabama and Butler, the court is oriented 90 degrees away from what you'd expect with the way the ceiling runs. In other words, think if they had rotated the Ahearn court one turn. Then look at the rafters. Creates a major wtf effect. Also notice that the baseline bleachers go up into the GD heavens.  :Wha: :Wha: :Wha:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5727_zpsjnzbyg3a.jpg)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5722_zpslt2xcfsm.jpg)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5723_zpspe7skqbn.jpg)



The areas behind the baskets were so weird. What arenas have their End Zone Fun Zones be so skinny yet go up sooooooo high? LOLOLOLOL:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5725_zps5rji5evb.jpg)







Now my favorite part. Look at that weird-ass, tiny, disconnected wedge section of bleachers. Look at it.  What are those seats pointing to??? AM I SUPPOSED TO BE HAVING  A GOOD VIEW OF THE PEOPLE SITTING BEHIND THE BASKET??? ARE YOU TRYING TO EMULATE THE END ZONE BLEACHERS AT McNEESE STATE? WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?

(http://www.playnwa.com/media/fayetteville_images/barnhill.jpg)



I'm gonna try to find some more good pictures of these, because they are in all four corners in one way or another. If I were one of those annoying chicks who says, "I can't even!" when she's frustrated, then I would put that phrase right here. Instead, I'll just say that each one of those bizarre sections made less sense to me than the fact that Jill Taylor EVER let Tim do ANY home repair when she KNEW it would end with him electrocuting himself and/or getting his foot stuck in a cement bucket.


Seriously. Wut.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_5727_zpsjnzbyg3a.jpg)

LOLWUT.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/barnhill_zpsv2emmhvn.png)

WUT IS THIS FLOOR PLAN.
(http://intl.stub.com/seating-charts/x450/barnhill-arena-end-stage-5715.jpg)






Get your crap together, Arkansas. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LehNm4VVqJI)

that was a really long post
I concur.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on May 15, 2015, 03:37:17 PM
i concur hur hur
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 15, 2015, 03:44:38 PM
i concur hur hur

hur hur herr herr
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on May 15, 2015, 03:48:56 PM
i concur hur hur

hur hur herr herr

schauen Sie Ihren Mund, Herr
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 15, 2015, 03:59:10 PM
Mocat what about that huge basketball net jumbotron? lulz, right?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on May 15, 2015, 04:07:59 PM
Very arts 'n crafty
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 15, 2015, 04:31:52 PM
Very arts 'n crafty

True. Barnhill Arena is that way, too. Just a buncha random different-sized sections glued 2gether.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on May 15, 2015, 04:37:15 PM
I could probably make that net-o-tron myself.  Would just have to convince the misses to let me get a garage big enough to build it, hoo hoo hoooooo...
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: HerrSonntag on May 16, 2015, 01:04:09 AM
i concur hur hur

hur hur herr herr

schauen Sie Ihren Mund, Herr
:blush:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on May 16, 2015, 08:19:54 PM
Drove by Floyd Casey Stadium today at Baylor. What a dump. The setting was equally awesome with a bail bondsman, pawn shop, and crappy gas station (which had flat Coca Cola in the fountain) nearby. Makes sense why they replaced it with McLane Stadium. I'm kind of mad I can't really make fun of them anymore.

(http://i.imgur.com/XSjGxPC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ENkakD3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/o7HOzsK.jpg)
They took the video board out but kept everything else

(http://i.imgur.com/pvw11F2.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: CatMission on May 16, 2015, 08:30:48 PM

Drove by Floyd Casey Stadium today at Baylor. What a dump. The setting was equally awesome with a bail bondsman, pawn shop, and crappy gas station (which had flat Coca Cola in the fountain) nearby. Makes sense why they replaced it with McLane Stadium. I'm kind of mad I can't really make fun of them anymore.

(http://i.imgur.com/XSjGxPC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ENkakD3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/o7HOzsK.jpg)
They took the video board out but kept everything else

(http://i.imgur.com/pvw11F2.jpg)
It's actually much worse than photos and words could ever describe.


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Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on May 16, 2015, 10:03:14 PM
i concur hur hur

hur hur herr herr

schauen Sie Ihren Mund, Herr
:blush:

Lol
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: cfbandyman on May 16, 2015, 10:55:25 PM
Drove by Floyd Casey Stadium today at Baylor. What a dump. The setting was equally awesome with a bail bondsman, pawn shop, and crappy gas station (which had flat Coca Cola in the fountain) nearby. Makes sense why they replaced it with McLane Stadium. I'm kind of mad I can't really make fun of them anymore.

(http://i.imgur.com/XSjGxPC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ENkakD3.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/o7HOzsK.jpg)
They took the video board out but kept everything else

(http://i.imgur.com/pvw11F2.jpg)

It's amazing how it's only basically been 1.5 years since it's last seen a game and it already looks so post apocalyptic
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on May 16, 2015, 10:58:46 PM
One and a half years after people... Baylor's old stadium is still in ruins....
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 17, 2015, 08:58:37 AM
That one tarped off end zone always made me really really sad. :frown:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on May 17, 2015, 09:24:15 AM
I mean, that location was even more mind boggling. It'd be like KState putting their stadium out past Menard's.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Stevesie60 on May 17, 2015, 12:23:16 PM
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1321/1339288131_a106b79c02_b.jpg)

that guy has the most arkansas razorback fan face that i could possible think of

It's a perfect mix of oscar Weber and Bret Bielema.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 17, 2015, 12:25:58 PM
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1321/1339288131_a106b79c02_b.jpg)

that guy has the most arkansas razorback fan face that i could possible think of

It's a perfect mix of oscar Weber and Bret Bielema.

Omg.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Trogdor on May 17, 2015, 10:02:59 PM
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1321/1339288131_a106b79c02_b.jpg)

that guy has the most arkansas razorback fan face that i could possible think of

It's a perfect mix of oscar Weber and Bret Bielema.

Omg.

I dont know whats more scary, the accuracy of that statement, or those crap-shack bleachers they have on top of the pressbox
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 17, 2015, 10:57:04 PM
Guys but what about Tim's younger bro Marty? I can't remember, did we like him or not?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Yard Dog on May 18, 2015, 08:58:28 AM
One and a half years after people... Baylor's old stadium is still in ruins....

 :ROFL:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mhkpasa on May 18, 2015, 01:49:10 PM
Guys but what about Tim's younger bro Marty? I can't remember, did we like him or not?

IIRC, his heart was in the right place, just a bit hot-headed.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on May 18, 2015, 04:20:31 PM
Guys but what about Tim's younger bro Marty? I can't remember, did we like him or not?

IIRC, his heart was in the right place, just a bit hot-headed.
MHKPASA!!!  Post more!

 :love: :love: :love:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 18, 2015, 05:11:32 PM
Guys but what about Tim's younger bro Marty? I can't remember, did we like him or not?

IIRC, his heart was in the right place, just a bit hot-headed.
MHKPASA!!!  Post more!

 :love: :love: :love:

What about that episode when Tim and Marty's wife saw each other naked and then they got all embarrassed?  :surprised:
Do you think that Arkansas fans are feeling the same form of naked vulnerability now that stadium pro SkinnyBenny exposed the story of their athletic architectural oddities in front of the entire world?  :surprised: :surprised:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mhkpasa on May 19, 2015, 07:52:11 AM
Guys but what about Tim's younger bro Marty? I can't remember, did we like him or not?

IIRC, his heart was in the right place, just a bit hot-headed.
MHKPASA!!!  Post more!

 :love: :love: :love:

I guess it takes a well placed Home Improvement question to break me from my usual M.O.  :Lurk:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Cartierfor3 on May 19, 2015, 10:07:56 AM
(http://www.billyoleary.com/uploads/2/6/7/8/26783638/8934291_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 20, 2015, 10:14:31 AM
Dlew. Thoughts on the Russian babooshka nesting dolls that is/are the Arkansas press boxes? And what about that fence tho. Still can't wrap my brain around it.  :sdeek:


Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on May 20, 2015, 12:41:51 PM
Dlew. Thoughts on the Russian babooshka nesting dolls that is/are the Arkansas press boxes? And what about that fence tho. Still can't wrap my brain around it.  :sdeek:
Real talk?  I kind of like the babooshka thing.  I think it's neat.  Kind of a make new friends but remember the old, type of thing, know what i mean?

I never really knew what was going on with the fence.  Is it separating the concourse from the seats?  Is it separating the seats from the outside?  What is beyond the fence?  I'm confounded by it.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 21, 2015, 08:10:33 AM
I'm pretty sure it looks out over the concourse far below. But not positive because it has actually been like 9 moz. since I was there to see it. Either way, just make it a solid wall. I mean wtf.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: sonofdaxjones on May 21, 2015, 10:20:30 AM
There is no way in the world I would up there to sit on temporary bleachers.   That's a situation waiting for a line of news trucks for two miles and a steady overflight of news copters.

Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 21, 2015, 11:42:47 AM
Oh, they're not held up by scaffolding at ground level, or anything; they're just placed on this massive cement patio-like thingy right underneath it. Since Arkansas started to suck and they took out the temporary bleachers, it's basically just this massive party deck now.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: BEFR on May 25, 2015, 02:17:14 PM
Not a stadium, but next door... Chinese game developer NetDragon Websoft...  Founder is apparently a ku grad  :ROFL: http://flip.it/oQAkL

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p298/seniorcampteacher/image.jpg1_1.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on May 26, 2015, 04:09:46 PM
Went by the Rose Bowl on Saturday. Wasn't too impressed, guys.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 26, 2015, 04:13:01 PM
Went by the Rose Bowl on Saturday. Wasn't too impressed, guys.

pics :don'tcare:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on May 26, 2015, 10:21:43 PM
Not a stadium, but next door... Chinese game developer NetDragon Websoft...  Founder is apparently a ku grad  :ROFL: http://flip.it/oQAkL

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p298/seniorcampteacher/image.jpg1_1.jpg)

StarTrek rip-off
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Tobias on May 26, 2015, 10:36:19 PM
StarTrek rip-off

they actually paid the license fee #ethics #china
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on May 27, 2015, 07:38:53 AM
StarTrek rip-off

they actually paid the license fee #ethics #china

Has there ever been a T-Rex on the Enterprise?  :)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on May 27, 2015, 11:44:12 AM
Went by the Rose Bowl on Saturday. Wasn't too impressed, guys.

pics :don'tcare:

(http://i.imgur.com/Sc6f50F.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/G0ubQdz.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shooter Jones on May 27, 2015, 01:46:02 PM
How in the world do those trees stay up? It looks like they're one intense oscar Weber run-on sentence away from being blown over.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Trogdor on May 27, 2015, 07:12:52 PM
Just moved to LA for the summer. If there are any stadiums you want to judge, feel free to put in a request
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: That_Guy on May 27, 2015, 08:46:03 PM

How in the world do those trees stay up? It looks like they're one intense oscar Weber run-on sentence away from being blown over.

Lol


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Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 27, 2015, 08:51:58 PM
Just moved to LA for the summer. If there are any stadiums you want to judge, feel free to put in a request

Oooh. If you could somehow worm your way into the new USC arena, I'd love to see like 20 photos and a brutal takedown of that. Would be cool. Also do yourself a favor and get to Long Beach State's weird Pyramid arena. I know it has been talked about in this thread already, but my word. It's just so weird on the inside.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: tdaver on May 27, 2015, 09:29:18 PM
StarTrek rip-off

they actually paid the license fee #ethics #china

Has there ever been a T-Rex on the Enterprise?  :)
If they can time travel to pick up a humpback whale and build a clear aluminum aquarium tank onboard, then surely they could get a T-Rex on there.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on May 27, 2015, 09:34:10 PM
Just moved to LA for the summer. If there are any stadiums you want to judge, feel free to put in a request

Oooh. If you could somehow worm your way into the new USC arena, I'd love to see like 20 photos and a brutal takedown of that. Would be cool. Also do yourself a favor and get to Long Beach State's weird Pyramid arena. I know it has been talked about in this thread already, but my word. It's just so weird on the inside.

assuming long beach state's weird pyramid arena is in long beach, go to the korean peace bell thing too while you're there and reenact the usual suspects.   :thumbs:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on May 27, 2015, 10:08:14 PM
Just moved to LA for the summer. If there are any stadiums you want to judge, feel free to put in a request
OOOO go to UCLA's stadium



^_^
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Trogdor on May 28, 2015, 11:07:22 AM
Just moved to LA for the summer. If there are any stadiums you want to judge, feel free to put in a request

Oooh. If you could somehow worm your way into the new USC arena, I'd love to see like 20 photos and a brutal takedown of that. Would be cool. Also do yourself a favor and get to Long Beach State's weird Pyramid arena. I know it has been talked about in this thread already, but my word. It's just so weird on the inside.

assuming long beach state's weird pyramid arena is in long beach, go to the korean peace bell thing too while you're there and reenact the usual suspects.   :thumbs:

that movie is less than entertaining
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Big Sam on May 28, 2015, 03:48:00 PM
Just moved to LA for the summer. If there are any stadiums you want to judge, feel free to put in a request

Oooh. If you could somehow worm your way into the new USC arena, I'd love to see like 20 photos and a brutal takedown of that. Would be cool. Also do yourself a favor and get to Long Beach State's weird Pyramid arena. I know it has been talked about in this thread already, but my word. It's just so weird on the inside.

assuming long beach state's weird pyramid arena is in long beach, go to the korean peace bell thing too while you're there and reenact the usual suspects.   :thumbs:

that movie is less than entertaining

I assume that "less than entertaining" is your way of saying "most excellent."
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on May 28, 2015, 08:34:37 PM
that palm tree has an elbow
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on May 28, 2015, 08:55:59 PM
I would enjoy a trip to la with lib
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on May 28, 2015, 08:56:22 PM
I'll be the flicking cigarettes bad guy
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on May 28, 2015, 08:56:38 PM
You have a sweet night ladies
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: mocat on May 28, 2015, 08:56:44 PM
Flick
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on May 28, 2015, 08:58:59 PM
I would enjoy a trip to la with lib

i actually found that peace bell thing just driving around half lost (i think i had some printed out mapquest pages) and was like wtf is that thing and went to check it out and then was like whoa, that's that thing in the usual suspects!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Trogdor on June 13, 2015, 09:48:03 PM
While yall were enjoying FF15, I was burning my eyes with the images of LA's stadiums

CAL STATE FULLERTON TITANCATS

This whole sports complex is totally pud. But it was so close that I had to pick it apart.

This is their press box, or suites or whatever. Wasn't really worth my time to walk down the stairs, across the field, and then back up to snag some photos.
(http://i.imgur.com/gYkUj5i.jpg)

This is their Vanier. Pretty high schooly. I can only imagine what the what the inside looks like.
(http://i.imgur.com/Z1PsSht.jpg)

Their stadium "seating" is just the mold forms. I guess this is the away side. But there are no metal seats or benches.
(http://i.imgur.com/GLvc3dW.jpg)

The fan amenities need some work.
(http://i.imgur.com/Xj3ma80.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/7b8FmoE.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/doM84Kl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/UxKIQK0.jpg) <----uh yeah

Pud videoboard (like most of the stadium and its features) is old and weathered and needs alot of work. to be replaced
(http://i.imgur.com/cHdiUse.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Vn9roNF.jpg)


These are photos of their baseball facility. You wouldn't tell by the state of this field that they are in the CWS as a 1 seed and Im pretty sure they hosted a super regional
(http://i.imgur.com/HAC6bNp.jpg)

Ticket booths for the whole complex I assume.
(http://i.imgur.com/RuAzRPY.jpg)

Lame ass tarp, WALL OF HONOR
(http://i.imgur.com/THYj1nU.jpg)
"Reserved for future National Champions
(http://i.imgur.com/FdPInGs.jpg)

Yep
(http://i.imgur.com/tw1eq49.jpg)

This is the Bsb box.
(http://i.imgur.com/IrEbXV9.jpg)

They do have this party patio/bar thing that overlooks the softball field. But only the softball field.
(http://i.imgur.com/Lnt1T1C.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0XgXczH.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/2tG2Dqs.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: cfbandyman on June 13, 2015, 11:17:10 PM
:thumbs:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: The Big Train on June 13, 2015, 11:32:11 PM
While yall were enjoying FF15, I was burning my eyes with the images of LA's stadiums

CAL STATE FULLERTON TITANCATS

This whole sports complex is totally pud. But it was so close that I had to pick it apart.

This is their press box, or suites or whatever. Wasn't really worth my time to walk down the stairs, across the field, and then back up to snag some photos.
(http://i.imgur.com/gYkUj5i.jpg)

This is their Vanier. Pretty high schooly. I can only imagine what the what the inside looks like.
(http://i.imgur.com/Z1PsSht.jpg)

Their stadium "seating" is just the mold forms. I guess this is the away side. But there are no metal seats or benches.
(http://i.imgur.com/GLvc3dW.jpg)

The fan amenities need some work.
(http://i.imgur.com/Xj3ma80.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/7b8FmoE.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/doM84Kl.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/UxKIQK0.jpg) <----uh yeah

Pud videoboard (like most of the stadium and its features) is old and weathered and needs alot of work. to be replaced
(http://i.imgur.com/cHdiUse.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Vn9roNF.jpg)


These are photos of their baseball facility. You wouldn't tell by the state of this field that they are in the CWS as a 1 seed and Im pretty sure they hosted a super regional
(http://i.imgur.com/HAC6bNp.jpg)

Ticket booths for the whole complex I assume.
(http://i.imgur.com/RuAzRPY.jpg)

Lame ass tarp, WALL OF HONOR
(http://i.imgur.com/THYj1nU.jpg)
"Reserved for future National Champions
(http://i.imgur.com/FdPInGs.jpg)

Yep
(http://i.imgur.com/tw1eq49.jpg)

This is the Bsb box.
(http://i.imgur.com/IrEbXV9.jpg)

They do have this party patio/bar thing that overlooks the softball field. But only the softball field.
(http://i.imgur.com/Lnt1T1C.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/0XgXczH.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/2tG2Dqs.jpg)

jesus, what a dump  :sdeek:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on June 14, 2015, 12:03:46 PM
I spent $150 at the Rockin Taco in Fullerton
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Stevesie60 on June 14, 2015, 06:20:25 PM
Didn't take them long to get the 2015 CWS painted up there.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Trogdor on June 14, 2015, 10:28:15 PM
Also I visited USC and UCLAs campus/facilites.

USC Trojancats

Honestly, everything about USC was complete and utter crap. The only good thing near/around the stadium was this nice chik-fil-a that I had lunch at. But besides that, its is totally crappy.

I wasnt able to actually get into the stadium. They were setting up for some concert or something. But honestly just from looking outside-in, it was a time saver.

(http://i.imgur.com/rpZJ33A.jpg)

They had some naked people, schlong, boobs and all,outside the front gates.
(http://i.imgur.com/6Rg0Hc4.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rRQ6Ky8.jpg?1)
(http://i.imgur.com/UBIUm9I.jpg)



Now with the UCLA Bruincats, I am not gonna lie, their campus is rough ridin' nice. The actual campus itself and all the multi-million dollar homes that line the perimeter of it. However, their sports facilities are so far from elite, that the previous statement cancels with this one. I didnt want to drive another hour to Pasadena, (where their home field is for whatever the eff reason[Rose bowl]). It could have been easy for me to snag some photos of their formerly great Bball pavilion (idk why they use that term), because they were having their commencement ceremonies. Why they have them in the middle of June is besides me. But traffic/parking was a pain in the ass, so I said eff it and cruised around B-Hills and Hollywood for the rest of the day.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on June 15, 2015, 08:40:42 AM
Hey Trogdor? Trogdor.







Trogdor?















You're doing The Lord's work.  :cheers:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Havs on June 15, 2015, 09:27:22 AM
Just moved to LA for the summer. If there are any stadiums you want to judge, feel free to put in a request

I really slacked on my Rose Bowl pics. Hope you make it over to Pasadena some day. Its a beautiful town, but what a dump of a stadium. Makes sense why no NFL team is in the LA metro.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Trogdor on June 15, 2015, 09:55:56 AM


You're doing The Lord's work.  :cheers:

He has risen
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Trogdor on June 15, 2015, 01:19:02 PM
Just moved to LA for the summer. If there are any stadiums you want to judge, feel free to put in a request

I really slacked on my Rose Bowl pics. Hope you make it over to Pasadena some day. Its a beautiful town, but what a dump of a stadium. Makes sense why no NFL team is in the LA metro.

I thought about it. I didnt though because traffic sucks ass and I put in 5 hours of driving to just make those rounds. I will probably go up to see the RB in person just to do it.

Almost every sports venue is crap or in a really crappy part of the city. (minus the staples center)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 05, 2015, 02:30:17 PM
Trogdor's posts deserve more of a response, and I'll do that probably within a few days. But I just popped in for a quick second to say that UL's Cajundome is weeeeeird.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Trogdor on July 05, 2015, 09:58:18 PM
Trogdor's posts deserve more of a response, and I'll do that probably within a few days. But I just popped in for a quick second to say that UL's Cajundome is weeeeeird.

 :blush:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: ELL3 on July 06, 2015, 10:15:07 PM
Attended our 10-6 win at USC, absolutely awful stadium, has a Memorial Stadium feel
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: EMAWzified on July 08, 2015, 06:05:08 PM
The Coliseum and that "art" looks like something Albert Speer would have designed.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: That_Guy on July 16, 2015, 10:27:45 AM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/16/f4c9d6a679efe8ea10589c8b381ce901.jpg)

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/16/9e1c585e135792b69fbab97fc038db33.jpg)

U.T.

(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/16/94850e157a32ec4fbc0971f6d478d3bb.jpg)

Baylor


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Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Trogdor on July 16, 2015, 10:48:31 AM
I like those stadiums
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Gooch on July 16, 2015, 11:12:36 AM
eff BAYLOR!!!!!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: That_Guy on July 16, 2015, 12:10:03 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/16/20e5b7dadd6b5e33621861ffe02314fc.jpg)

North Texas


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Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on July 16, 2015, 12:23:46 PM
Good call taking I-35W.  Unfortunately, thus ends the I-35 tour de stade. 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 16, 2015, 12:51:53 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/16/20e5b7dadd6b5e33621861ffe02314fc.jpg)

North Texas


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THE FISH!!!!!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on July 16, 2015, 12:55:44 PM
I've always felt like TCU and UNT individually aren't that great, but if we just combined the two, it would make a pretty good big 12 member.  Just picture it:  Christian University of North Texas.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: lopakman on July 16, 2015, 01:02:26 PM
doesn't quite roll off the tongue spracne
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Shooter Jones on July 16, 2015, 01:03:04 PM
Just picture it:  Christian University of North Texas.

THE FISH!!!!!

Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Gooch on July 16, 2015, 01:22:17 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/16/20e5b7dadd6b5e33621861ffe02314fc.jpg)

North Texas


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:EAGLESCREAM:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 16, 2015, 04:53:13 PM
(http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/16/20e5b7dadd6b5e33621861ffe02314fc.jpg)

North Texas


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Dat fish!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: The Big Train on July 18, 2015, 02:19:17 PM
I've always felt like TCU and UNT individually aren't that great, but if we just combined the two, it would make a pretty good big 12 member.  Just picture it:  Christian University of North Texas.

 :D
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 18, 2015, 11:05:16 PM
HeyheyheyWHAT IS GOING ON HERE?

This is a family thread, guys. A family thread on a family blog.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Spracne on July 19, 2015, 12:38:56 AM
HeyheyheyWHAT IS GOING ON HERE?

This is a family thread, guys. A family thread on a family blog.
Relax! Monday is teacher inservice.  See you next Tuesday, Mr. B!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: BushBlister on July 19, 2015, 09:55:13 AM
FORT HAYS STATE TIGERCATS

hay guys i know you're a juco but seriously what gives with that weird other-colored other-shaped window

that's definitely not a slam dunk.

(http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t417/dgp7575/IMG_6322_zpsmauju9ww.jpg) (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/dgp7575/media/IMG_6322_zpsmauju9ww.jpg.html)




concourse looking like an ambassador of kwon
(http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t417/dgp7575/IMG_6328_zpsmwsj95yd.jpg) (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/dgp7575/media/IMG_6328_zpsmwsj95yd.jpg.html)




you see this practice facility?  you like it?  because they don't really need it because they're cloaked in failure
(http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t417/dgp7575/IMG_6325_zpsznrsisaz.jpg) (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/dgp7575/media/IMG_6325_zpsznrsisaz.jpg.html)





i will not rest until I have this scoreboard/playclock holding a Coke, wearing its own shoe, playing a sega game featuring the scoreboard/playclock, while singing a scoreboard/playclock song in a new commercial, starring scoreboard/playclock, broadcast during the Superbowl, in a game that the scoreboard/playclock are working, and I will not sleep until that happens. I'll give you fifteen minutes to call me back.
(http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t417/dgp7575/IMG_6323_zpsvsrwa1jl.jpg) (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/dgp7575/media/IMG_6323_zpsvsrwa1jl.jpg.html)





this ramp is "mr. black people"
(http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t417/dgp7575/IMG_6327_zpsej6bzl1d.jpg) (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/dgp7575/media/IMG_6327_zpsej6bzl1d.jpg.html)





i feel for this visitor's section.  I really do.  But a real visitor's section wouldn't shoplift the pootie from a single mom. 
(http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t417/dgp7575/IMG_6324_zpsndvtkxry.jpg) (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/dgp7575/media/IMG_6324_zpsndvtkxry.jpg.html)

Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on July 19, 2015, 09:59:07 AM
 :blank:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 19, 2015, 02:42:36 PM
Fantastic write-up, BB. Had always wondered about what the Tigercats' press box looks like. Mismatched window is majorly lol.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: That_Guy on July 19, 2015, 06:52:29 PM

FORT HAYS STATE TIGERCATS

hay guys i know you're a juco but seriously what gives with that weird other-colored other-shaped window

that's definitely not a slam dunk.

(http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t417/dgp7575/IMG_6322_zpsmauju9ww.jpg) (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/dgp7575/media/IMG_6322_zpsmauju9ww.jpg.html)




concourse looking like an ambassador of kwon
(http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t417/dgp7575/IMG_6328_zpsmwsj95yd.jpg) (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/dgp7575/media/IMG_6328_zpsmwsj95yd.jpg.html)




you see this practice facility?  you like it?  because they don't really need it because they're cloaked in failure
(http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t417/dgp7575/IMG_6325_zpsznrsisaz.jpg) (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/dgp7575/media/IMG_6325_zpsznrsisaz.jpg.html)





i will not rest until I have this scoreboard/playclock holding a Coke, wearing its own shoe, playing a sega game featuring the scoreboard/playclock, while singing a scoreboard/playclock song in a new commercial, starring scoreboard/playclock, broadcast during the Superbowl, in a game that the scoreboard/playclock are working, and I will not sleep until that happens. I'll give you fifteen minutes to call me back.
(http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t417/dgp7575/IMG_6323_zpsvsrwa1jl.jpg) (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/dgp7575/media/IMG_6323_zpsvsrwa1jl.jpg.html)





this ramp is "mr. black people"
(http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t417/dgp7575/IMG_6327_zpsej6bzl1d.jpg) (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/dgp7575/media/IMG_6327_zpsej6bzl1d.jpg.html)





i feel for this visitor's section.  I really do.  But a real visitor's section wouldn't shoplift the pootie from a single mom. 
(http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t417/dgp7575/IMG_6324_zpsndvtkxry.jpg) (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/dgp7575/media/IMG_6324_zpsndvtkxry.jpg.html)

I've been to that pud ass stadium back in high school our team played there and got destroyed by Hays.


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Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 19, 2015, 06:56:55 PM
I went to a high school stadium today that was completely insane. Will post results probably in like 3 months, which is usually my turnaround time.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 0.42 on July 20, 2015, 12:10:00 PM
I went to a high school stadium today that was completely insane. Will post results probably in like 3 months, which is usually my turnaround time.

 :excited:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on July 20, 2015, 10:46:35 PM
HeyheyheyWHAT IS GOING ON HERE?

This is a family thread, guys. A family thread on a family blog.
:shy:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on July 20, 2015, 11:51:13 PM
I went to a high school stadium today that was completely insane. Will post results probably in like 3 months, which is usually my turnaround time.

 :excited:

42 I BET YOU KNOW WHICH HIGH SCHOOL STADE I'M TALKIN' 'BOUT!!!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 1863 on August 02, 2015, 09:27:17 PM
Was at Pitt State recentl; took some pics inside the stadium, anyone already do a writeup? (I'll probably ignore it and do my own anyways).
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 02, 2015, 11:01:53 PM
don't think so, 1863! :excited:

Also did you get all up in that huupz arena?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Katpappy on August 02, 2015, 11:08:34 PM

FORT HAYS STATE TIGERCATS

hay guys i know you're a juco but seriously what gives with that weird other-colored other-shaped window

that's definitely not a slam dunk.

(http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t417/dgp7575/IMG_6322_zpsmauju9ww.jpg) (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/dgp7575/media/IMG_6322_zpsmauju9ww.jpg.html)




concourse looking like an ambassador of kwon
(http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t417/dgp7575/IMG_6328_zpsmwsj95yd.jpg) (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/dgp7575/media/IMG_6328_zpsmwsj95yd.jpg.html)




you see this practice facility?  you like it?  because they don't really need it because they're cloaked in failure
(http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t417/dgp7575/IMG_6325_zpsznrsisaz.jpg) (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/dgp7575/media/IMG_6325_zpsznrsisaz.jpg.html)





i will not rest until I have this scoreboard/playclock holding a Coke, wearing its own shoe, playing a sega game featuring the scoreboard/playclock, while singing a scoreboard/playclock song in a new commercial, starring scoreboard/playclock, broadcast during the Superbowl, in a game that the scoreboard/playclock are working, and I will not sleep until that happens. I'll give you fifteen minutes to call me back.
(http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t417/dgp7575/IMG_6323_zpsvsrwa1jl.jpg) (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/dgp7575/media/IMG_6323_zpsvsrwa1jl.jpg.html)





this ramp is "mr. black people"
(http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t417/dgp7575/IMG_6327_zpsej6bzl1d.jpg) (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/dgp7575/media/IMG_6327_zpsej6bzl1d.jpg.html)





i feel for this visitor's section.  I really do.  But a real visitor's section wouldn't shoplift the pootie from a single mom. 
(http://i1058.photobucket.com/albums/t417/dgp7575/IMG_6324_zpsndvtkxry.jpg) (http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/dgp7575/media/IMG_6324_zpsndvtkxry.jpg.html)

I've been to that pud ass stadium back in high school our team played there and got destroyed by Hays.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

I have two brothers and two sisters graduate from there.  I can tell you they are a BB school and don't give a eff about football!
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: 1863 on August 03, 2015, 12:31:34 PM

:'bye cruel world:don't think so, 1863! :excited:

Also did you get all up in that huupz arena?

Unfortunately no, didn't have the time. Maybe next time or if someone else has some good pics.


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Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on August 03, 2015, 12:43:11 PM
Bring it on, 1863! :excited:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: cDubya on October 22, 2015, 08:43:16 PM
Took some pics of the Coliseum (WVU hoops) when I was in Morgantown a couple weeks ago, but it's not pud. Is this still the thread for that?...

I thought SD or someone had a "tour of stadiums" thread or something.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on October 23, 2015, 07:49:10 AM
Took some pics of the Coliseum (WVU hoops) when I was in Morgantown a couple weeks ago, but it's not pud. Is this still the thread for that?...

I thought SD or someone had a "tour of stadiums" thread or something.
this is the thread for that.  i dreamed i was in WVU's basketball building a while back and it was a very bizarre place in my dream.  curious to know how close my subconscious was.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: TheHamburglar on October 23, 2015, 09:06:15 AM
Until a few years ago, FHSU was in the RMAC, which was full of schools that didn't care about football.  That conference had FB scholarship limits that were lower than D-II limits.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on October 29, 2015, 10:02:55 PM
Have you guys seen how they sliced apart Sun Devil Stadium's upper deck? It's weird as hell. Turn on ESPN.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on October 29, 2015, 11:19:26 PM
gross.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: TheHamburglar on October 29, 2015, 11:56:20 PM
They also aren't done with it yet.  They're renovating in 3 phases over 3 off seasons.  Their master plan include tearing down more of the upper deck after this season.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on October 30, 2015, 07:31:15 AM
They also aren't done with it yet.  They're renovating in 3 phases over 3 off seasons.  Their master plan include tearing down more of the upper deck after this season.

Link?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on October 30, 2015, 08:00:01 AM
(http://www.thesundevils.com/pics33/1280/EX/EXMZYRIBGGTBIWK.20150303210020.jpg?DB_OEM_ID=30300)
http://www.thesundevils.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209922598 (http://www.thesundevils.com/ViewArticle.dbml?ATCLID=209922598)

What a shame.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DOD Take 2 on October 30, 2015, 06:32:16 PM
Was there for the game against Cal Poly earlier this year. They've made small improvements so far but the stadium is a long way from being considered nice. Biggest shame is that Tempe let all these businesses build right north of the stadium and block the awesome views from the upper deck.

Wanted to go to the Oregon game last night but my buddy bailed  :frown:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 02, 2015, 10:27:34 PM
They're doing to Miami's stadium what they're doing to Sun Devil Stadium. Except they're doing it better in Miami (which is shocking because Joe Robbie Stadium has always been an idiotically planned piece of crap). Sleek website, to boot.

http://www.newmiamistadium.com/
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on December 02, 2015, 10:33:37 PM
my company did some work on that sb
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on December 03, 2015, 06:46:57 PM
my company did some work on that sb


:excited: tell me more
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Tobias on December 03, 2015, 07:10:15 PM
don't worry, that concrete is fireproof skinbens
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 02, 2016, 10:49:29 AM
Snuck into the Liberty Bowl. Any other goEMAW'rs in here right now? If so, 'pak?

Welp it's been over a year and many of you will be reading this post on the world famous Tapatalk app on your phones in the parking lot of this very stadium, so I guess there's no better time than the present to dissect the world famous footballin' home of the footballin'

University of Memphis Tigercats


If you're at today's game you'll likely notice that this stadium has been renown through the years for many things, but most notable of all is that it has always maintained a 7:2 ratio of parking lot cones to press boxes.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_0304_zpszvchaxbe.jpg)


When you bought your ticket for the Liberty Bowl did you have any idea that you were stepping into Curve City, USA? It's so weird. It's like some kind of fun house or something. The only other stadium I can think of that compares in wibbly-wobbly, woogily-googily curviness is the old Tampa Bay Bucccanneeers' stadium where Whitney Houston did the national anthem for the Super Bowl. (A performance which would later win a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice award, if I'm not mistaken.)

Look at this photo! Look at it! You can't find a straight line anywere. Except on the press box elevator shaft, which rises in stately, straight fashion against a background of trippy-ass curves. Oh, and look at that adorbs light post they put on top of it. :D It reminds me of Quail Man's headpiece. :D :D
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_0307_zpsrf8zmlwr.jpg)


oh man, try to find the wee little baby scoreboard. omg, it's like a Mountaineer Field tunnel over here. :ump:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_0308_zpsnpcudgok.jpg)

P.S. They really configured those lights like a buncha bozos.


This next photo here is a stadium reviewer's dream and nightmare. So much to talk about, where do I even start? Well I guess I'll just jump right in with those weird-ass end zones. Hopefully for the game today they've replaced the tiger stripes in the K-State end zone with the elegant stripes of our official bobcat mascot Touchdown IX. Hogs don't have stripes, but I can only assume they decorated the Arky end zone with green stink lines or something.

The press box on this side is weird. It doesn't match the other press box, so I'm assuming the one in this photo is actually mostly suites for Mario Chalmers' reading tutors or something. It reminds me of...I don't quite know what. Like some sci-fi character or cartoon character or something. Maybe Ickis from AAH! Real Monsters? Maybe Bender from that annoying Futurama show that everyone pretends is funny? Dunno. Either way, I like how they just decided to build it INSIDE OF THE STADIUM instead of over the top of it. Very pud. Many obstructed view seats up there in row 100 (and all over, for that matter). Oh and a warning to any qat fans sitting on the 50 yard-line in the top row: when Bazooka Joe does his thing today and slings it all over the field for 450 passing yards and 8 TDs, be careful of jumping up in celebration because you will straight bonk your head on the underside of that press box.

Also I like how they just sorta randomly threw in 3 or 4 rows of seatbacks. Weird placement, weird decision. Weird design. Doesn't even spell MEMPHIS across 7 sections or anything.

OMG look at the little portal entrance thingies that take you from the concourse into the stadium. The higher row is super duper crooked, like how a 7 year-old would freehand draw it. That's just the price of admission here in Curve City, USA.

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_0310_zpsr6vmff8q.jpg)



If you are unlucky enough to have one of the literally tens of thousands of seats in this stadium with at least a slightly obstructed view, fear not: they have this huge jumbotron for replays.
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_0311_zpstzhh3cal.jpg)



omglolfartjk they have a real jumbotron. And you don't have to worry about it tumbling down during the game because it is very well-supported. I'm no structural engineering major or Inspector 34 from Pete and Pete, but that thing looks pretty solid to me. Lots of beams and cross-beams and I-beams and stuff. It ain't goin' anywhere. You can just tell they got dat FedEx money.

Oh man, check out those tarps. Combine them with the small ESPN banner below and the rainy day I took these photos and I just get really sad. :frown:
(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_0312_zpsv9hfcvwm.jpg)

True confession: I know that Inspector 34 actually only inspected underwear, not stadium jumbotrons. I'm just in it for the Nickolodeon references today.


Will you reach the century mark at the 2016 Liberty Bowl? When I climbed this mountain my quads hurt worse than my pride did when I got slimed that one time on "You Can't Do That On Television" :eek:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_0314_zpsoug2r6yc.jpg)



Sure, go ahead and put a press box there, nobody's tryin to watch a game or anything. If I were sitting in row 100 and I had a word with the stadium architects I would tell them to MOVE THAT GIGANTIC COTTON CANDY. (My refs are all over the place today.)

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_0315_zpseyewgelh.jpg)



Look at this old timey bench at the top row! It's so cute. It reminds me of like what the stadiums probably looked like in 1890 when K-State was playing Ft. Riley High School at the Bluemont Fairgrounds or w/e

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_0316_zpsirn2mvjr.jpg)



So precious few Tigercats have paid for chairback seating :frown:

(http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r312/shaggsCD/IMG_0317_zpsn433w1lm.jpg)



So there you go Cat fans, enjoy your experience today. In regards to playing in the Liberty Bowl, it's our first year ever so expect to walk in and hear the Marchin' Hogs Pep Band playing this:

Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: BIG APPLE CAT on January 02, 2016, 11:15:56 AM
SB you are a treasure and thank you for all that you do. Go cats 
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: star seed 7 on January 02, 2016, 11:34:13 AM
Futurama IS funny, you're the one pretending it's not :don'tcare:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 02, 2016, 11:43:06 AM
wouldn't know, never seen it
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: HerrSonntag on January 02, 2016, 01:31:45 PM
Over christmas, my uncle who was a running back at Wichita State in the 70s, told me that the tigercats used to put an actual tiger at the end of the ramp to the visitor's locker room, so you had to run by a large cat at the start of the game, half.   They really knew how to PI back in the day.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 02, 2016, 01:56:09 PM
amazing that your uncle survived the crash :eek:
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: DQ12 on January 03, 2016, 01:14:00 AM
i lol'd no fewer than 4 times reading that post.  i think Curve City is actually a neat stadium, but that view obstructing press box is really bad. would have been interested to see the concourse too -- i imagine that's very dated as well.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: HerrSonntag on January 03, 2016, 01:38:22 AM
amazing that your uncle survived the crash :eek:
if my math is right, he would have joined the team 5 years after the crash (75-78) so he thankfully wouldn't have perished in any horrible plane crash, precluding him from telling me a story this past holiday about the memphiscats cat.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on January 03, 2016, 10:57:13 AM
So people who were at the game yesterday. Give me your thoughts on Curve City, USA cuz I've never seen a game there and am curious. Just how obstructed were your seats?? Was it like at Mebraska where a bunch of the nearest end zone is obstructed?
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 26, 2016, 08:11:03 PM
I think we may have talked about this before, but good Lord, Villanova. You have the weirdest arena in sports.

(http://www83.homepage.villanova.edu/douglas.gesele/images/pavilion3.jpg)


I am not kidding. It is so insanely odd. LOOK AT THIS PHOTO I FOUND OF IT FROM THE AIR! (Also, your football stadium, woof.)

(http://www.stadiumsusa.com/images/thumbs/40573afc1466834f7900af70da4c37f74a366604.jpg-590x1000.png)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 26, 2016, 08:11:49 PM
look how pointy it is. wtf.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 26, 2016, 08:12:31 PM
it might even be weirder than barnhill arena. i think it is.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 26, 2016, 08:13:16 PM
looks like a weird church in some far off land. dunno wtf they were thinking.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 26, 2016, 08:14:21 PM
looks like some kinda deep sea creature that doesn't have a brain but is still somehow considered alive. very strange to play basketball on the ocean floor.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 26, 2016, 08:14:39 PM
i want to see a game there pretty bad
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: Fake Sugar Dick (WARNING, NOT THE REAL SUGAR DICK!) on March 27, 2016, 12:04:03 AM
Looks cool as eff
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: MadCat on March 27, 2016, 12:11:45 AM
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/NtygqtkHy18/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 27, 2016, 01:51:47 PM
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/NtygqtkHy18/hqdefault.jpg)

Holy crap madcat you are absofruitly right. Amazing.
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 27, 2016, 07:04:57 PM
Look at it from this angle.  :horrorsurprise:

(http://grfx.cstv.com/schools/nova/graphics/villanovastadium22.jpg)
Title: Re: ITT We Laugh At Other Pud Teams' Pud Stadiums/Arenas
Post by: SkinnyBenny on March 27, 2016, 10:46:39 PM
Do NOT be fooled by this article from 2012. The Kibbie Dome sucks a majorly huge one.