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RE: New App State video board(s)
When TXST did their stadium expansion, they were unable to lower the field due to similar issues. The east and west stands are still further back from the field because of the track. The new north seating was built closer to the field. Another issue you can run into is building codes. The new portion of Bobcat Stadium doesn't actually touch the old part. There is a very small gap. If they touched, the old part would have to be brought up to code. I could see redoing their stadium in a similar way to TXST. I wish the stadium didn't look patchwork at times but it is a nice stadium and I think it is the best way to do it without building a new one from scratch or tearing down and rebuilding each side at a high cost.
07-18-2017 10:19 AM
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(07-18-2017 10:19 AM)slycat Wrote:  When TXST did their stadium expansion, they were unable to lower the field due to similar issues. The east and west stands are still further back from the field because of the track. The new north seating was built closer to the field. Another issue you can run into is building codes. The new portion of Bobcat Stadium doesn't actually touch the old part. There is a very small gap. If they touched, the old part would have to be brought up to code. I could see redoing their stadium in a similar way to TXST. I wish the stadium didn't look patchwork at times but it is a nice stadium and I think it is the best way to do it without building a new one from scratch or tearing down and rebuilding each side at a high cost.

Is the gap so small as to be able to walk from the new to the old and not notice anything except for maybe what appears to be an expansion area for temperature changes?
07-18-2017 11:30 AM
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(07-18-2017 11:30 AM)McLeansvilleAppFan Wrote:  
(07-18-2017 10:19 AM)slycat Wrote:  When TXST did their stadium expansion, they were unable to lower the field due to similar issues. The east and west stands are still further back from the field because of the track. The new north seating was built closer to the field. Another issue you can run into is building codes. The new portion of Bobcat Stadium doesn't actually touch the old part. There is a very small gap. If they touched, the old part would have to be brought up to code. I could see redoing their stadium in a similar way to TXST. I wish the stadium didn't look patchwork at times but it is a nice stadium and I think it is the best way to do it without building a new one from scratch or tearing down and rebuilding each side at a high cost.

Is the gap so small as to be able to walk from the new to the old and not notice anything except for maybe what appears to be an expansion area for temperature changes?

Yes. I don't notice it walking the concourse. It is more noticeable in the stands. The old "wall" from the north end of the east and west stands is still there. So it you are walking along the seats and want to go to the new section you have to step over.
07-18-2017 11:43 AM
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(07-18-2017 10:19 AM)slycat Wrote:  When TXST did their stadium expansion, they were unable to lower the field due to similar issues. The east and west stands are still further back from the field because of the track. The new north seating was built closer to the field. Another issue you can run into is building codes. The new portion of Bobcat Stadium doesn't actually touch the old part. There is a very small gap. If they touched, the old part would have to be brought up to code. I could see redoing their stadium in a similar way to TXST. I wish the stadium didn't look patchwork at times but it is a nice stadium and I think it is the best way to do it without building a new one from scratch or tearing down and rebuilding each side at a high cost.

Same for the endzone seating at ECU that was put up a few years back.

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