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« Reply #20975 on: June 25, 2020, 04:41:41 PM »
Hard to build up the NEZ when the SEZ is dug into the ground the way it is. Plus I would hate it if we blocked the view of the greatest setting in all of college football more than we already have you know?

I think it's more balancing how far towards Kimball they wanted to go with the building and eat into the staff/player parking lot than building anything up. NEZ simply has a different slope to the seating compared to the bowl and it makes it stand out more. If they preserved the slope I'm sure it'd push Vanier another 20ft or so out, and I'm not sure they wanted to do that.
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« Reply #20976 on: June 25, 2020, 04:44:49 PM »
I will say though, besides the obvious usage of the NEZ/Vanier for the players and coaches, the best thing the NEZ did was finally balance out the bowl. It drove me nuts that the East side went further north than the west side, and for no real apparent reason.
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« Reply #20977 on: June 25, 2020, 08:27:16 PM »
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I can't think of a single college football stadium that wasn't renovated in stages. The UCF, FAU, and Houston stadiums are new but all three look like erector sets.

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« Reply #20978 on: June 26, 2020, 08:51:29 AM »
Yea additions/renovations pretty much have to be done in stages almost by definition. The real task is to look at how Nebraska did it and do the opposite.
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« Reply #20979 on: June 26, 2020, 09:15:20 AM »
I will say though, besides the obvious usage of the NEZ/Vanier for the players and coaches, the best thing the NEZ did was finally balance out the bowl. It drove me nuts that the East side went further north than the west side, and for no real apparent reason.

If you think that's bad, you should see the weirdo add-on in the NE corner of the Northwestern football stadium.

https://goo.gl/maps/BEWjToRWJXBpjmPq9

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« Reply #20980 on: June 26, 2020, 10:35:44 AM »
I will say though, besides the obvious usage of the NEZ/Vanier for the players and coaches, the best thing the NEZ did was finally balance out the bowl. It drove me nuts that the East side went further north than the west side, and for no real apparent reason.

If you think that's bad, you should see the weirdo add-on in the NE corner of the Northwestern football stadium.

https://goo.gl/maps/BEWjToRWJXBpjmPq9

WTF?  I thought Northwestern was supposed to be an elite educational institution, yet they let this get by?  I have to question such things.  It makes absolutely no sense.

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« Reply #20981 on: June 26, 2020, 12:19:31 PM »
I think at some point they should extend this SEZ structure one section to both the east and west with party/viewing decks.

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« Reply #20982 on: June 26, 2020, 01:11:02 PM »
I think at some point they should extend this SEZ structure one section to both the east and west with party/viewing decks.

Agreed

Also, I thought the reason for the NEZ design being what it is was a result of fire code and new construction regulations, not due to the parking lot.

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« Reply #20983 on: June 26, 2020, 01:20:50 PM »
I think at some point they should extend this SEZ structure one section to both the east and west with party/viewing decks.

Agreed

Also, I thought the reason for the NEZ design being what it is was a result of fire code and new construction regulations, not due to the parking lot.

My point was more thinking about why it looks different compared the rest of the bowl. If there are code reasons sure, but I am just saying if you preserved the same slope of the seating (just imagine taking the SEZ, mirroring it, and placing it on the NEZ) that it physically pushes everything further north. They obviously wanted (and needed) a 360 concourse, which pushes the building back further from the field.

There may have well been code issues, but IMO the building footprint, and what they were trying to achieve with the concourse, and the space they had to work with all triangulated to the design we have, and why it sticks out (not horribly) compared to the rest of the stadium.
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« Reply #20984 on: June 26, 2020, 04:21:34 PM »
I will say though, besides the obvious usage of the NEZ/Vanier for the players and coaches, the best thing the NEZ did was finally balance out the bowl. It drove me nuts that the East side went further north than the west side, and for no real apparent reason.

If you think that's bad, you should see the weirdo add-on in the NE corner of the Northwestern football stadium.

https://goo.gl/maps/BEWjToRWJXBpjmPq9

I'm sure that drives skinnybenny nuts.


WTF?  I thought Northwestern was supposed to be an elite educational institution, yet they let this get by?  I have to question such things.  It makes absolutely no sense.


On the plus side.  Most people in that furthest north section have a pretty elite straight on view of the side of a building so there is that.

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« Reply #20985 on: June 26, 2020, 08:00:56 PM »
I will say though, besides the obvious usage of the NEZ/Vanier for the players and coaches, the best thing the NEZ did was finally balance out the bowl. It drove me nuts that the East side went further north than the west side, and for no real apparent reason.

If you think that's bad, you should see the weirdo add-on in the NE corner of the Northwestern football stadium.

https://goo.gl/maps/BEWjToRWJXBpjmPq9

I'm sure that drives skinnybenny nuts.


WTF?  I thought Northwestern was supposed to be an elite educational institution, yet they let this get by?  I have to question such things.  It makes absolutely no sense.


On the plus side.  Most people in that furthest north section have a pretty elite straight on view of the side of a building so there is that.

I have thought about my previous post.  In light of how bad Northwestern football has been for years, maybe these were the primo seats.  Go to the game, party with the students and drunken fans of Chicago, and never have to actually pretend to be watching the game.  :dunno:

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« Reply #20986 on: June 26, 2020, 11:40:20 PM »
I will say though, besides the obvious usage of the NEZ/Vanier for the players and coaches, the best thing the NEZ did was finally balance out the bowl. It drove me nuts that the East side went further north than the west side, and for no real apparent reason.

If you think that's bad, you should see the weirdo add-on in the NE corner of the Northwestern football stadium.

https://goo.gl/maps/BEWjToRWJXBpjmPq9

I'm sure that drives skinnybenny nuts.

I always knew it was weird, but I had never looked at an aerial view of it until now to see just how mismatched it is from its compatriot on the same side of the stadium (but along the other half of the field).

Weirdly enough it doesn’t enrage me that much because at this point, I’ve come to expect the absolute worst from that stadium. I mean there’s nothing you can do at this point other than just laugh at its quirks and errors. The whole stadium is just one big optical illusion. None of it makes any sense whatsoever. I’m dying to go to a game there.
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« Reply #20987 on: June 26, 2020, 11:42:49 PM »
I will say though, besides the obvious usage of the NEZ/Vanier for the players and coaches, the best thing the NEZ did was finally balance out the bowl. It drove me nuts that the East side went further north than the west side, and for no real apparent reason.

If you think that's bad, you should see the weirdo add-on in the NE corner of the Northwestern football stadium.

https://goo.gl/maps/BEWjToRWJXBpjmPq9

I'm sure that drives skinnybenny nuts.

I always knew it was weird, but I had never looked at an aerial view of it until now to see just how mismatched it is from its compatriot on the same side of the stadium (but along the other half of the field).

Weirdly enough it doesn’t enrage me that much because at this point, I’ve come to expect the absolute worst from that stadium. I mean there’s nothing you can do at this point other than just laugh. I mean the whole stadium is just one big optical illusion. None of it makes any sense whatsoever.

Yeah, that whole shits weird, I love Bob Ross but it looks like the swirls he'd make for clouds if he stood at midfield and spun around.
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« Reply #20988 on: June 27, 2020, 01:08:05 PM »
You think it's an option to make the west side parking lot into a parking garage like they use in Austin for tailgating? Make each level (might only need two?) super tall for RVs and then also so all that grill smoke can be well ventilated? Might be super stupid, I've been thinking about it for less than 5mins.

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« Reply #20989 on: June 27, 2020, 01:36:48 PM »
Well it’s not like we’d have to take out any trees to do it.
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« Reply #20990 on: June 27, 2020, 08:44:59 PM »
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« Reply #20991 on: June 29, 2020, 02:59:06 PM »
Because we don't like the Northwestern stadium? :frown:
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« Reply #20992 on: June 30, 2020, 06:31:06 AM »
How could anyone? Sheesh, I've never seen it from the air like that.

It gets worse the longer you keep looking at it.

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« Reply #20993 on: July 01, 2020, 09:13:04 AM »
Progressing.

I think it's going to be pretty damn legit. (still wish is was slightly bigger/wider, though)


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« Reply #20994 on: July 01, 2020, 09:14:07 AM »
wait is that as wide as it's going to get?

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« Reply #20995 on: July 01, 2020, 09:20:06 AM »
wait is that as wide as it's going to get?

lol, i know you're just gE, but this is kind of where it'll be.


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« Reply #20996 on: July 01, 2020, 09:54:17 AM »
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« Reply #20997 on: July 01, 2020, 10:28:55 AM »
i wasn't ge'ing, was p worried about it even tho tlbl press box would have been bigger than anything iowa st has.  even tho no one measures themselves by iowa st standards, it still was like wtf mate


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« Reply #20998 on: July 01, 2020, 10:57:01 AM »


For overall width, it’s right, but sounds like this rendo isn’t completely accurate anymore. They’ve added a few rows of seats to the top level and a cluster of speakers on top. Not sure what other subtle changes have been done.

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« Reply #20999 on: July 01, 2020, 10:59:38 AM »
Think there have even been changes since this was done as well. But it's closer.