I don't think you have much architectural experience
Posted on: May 11, 2012 at 21:04:01 CT
or vision to make that determination.
Those renderings, phases are really standard stuff in the sports facility world. What they've shown gets the fans excited, but what they've actually done doesn't look to be all that much (in my opinion). There's so much more that can be done.
They show the M closer with a bigger concourse behind it...very easy renovation.
They show the south endzone with what looks like a little enclosed space and new seating on either side with two video boards. Not a difficult renovation depending on what is happening structurally.
Really, the only thing big is the east side. They've added suites, an upper deck, another concourse, and a little cantilevered roof (which looks good in the pics, but will probably look different than that structurally because those skinny columns don't look big enough). The outside of the stadium on the east side looks a little weak aesthetically. You can tell they are trying to match the West side, but it's not good enough in my opinion. The West side looks more substantial and the East side is too open.
As far as future phases go, they could take that upper deck all the way around the stadium.
Overall, I think these renovations seem a little conservative...considering the amount of money that is going into the project.
Sorry for rambling. I should have posted this below, where someone posted the renderings. Oh, well.