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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by BlueHenBill » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:48 pm

CapeHen wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:28 pm
93BlueHen wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:49 pm
HENJOHN wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:50 am
Guess its all relative to what you are used to seeing. I am guessing the night time was hopping even more. More important things to argue about.
Agreed.

Why isn't the f'ing press box finished yet?

And why wasn't it designed to be bigger? Seriously, one level and it doesn't even extend the width of the west stands?

:lol:
If they say it’s on time then it’s probably on time. Probably won’t be because of CV, but who could have seen this coming.

Out of curiosity, do you really think it needs to be any bigger? I don’t think it’s any bigger or smaller than say, JMU’s for comparisons sake.

I mean, how much press is covering UD football games nowadays? I’m sure there will be PLENTY of space :lol:
The design until modified was a two tier press/coaches/media box that ran most of the width of the West Stands with a light bar above the second tier that ran at least the widht o f the box. The modified design is a (shorter?) one tier with two big squres of lights mounted above at each end.

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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by jd of de » Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:35 am

Bricklayers are true craftsmen.

I see the press box obsession is alive and well. Consider the needed timing; my guess of course

1st of August - athletic training (soaking tubs for football)
Mid-August - staff move in
Late August - 1st & 2nd floor spaces (arriving student-athletes)
Mid-September - First stadium & press box use.

The much worried about press box will be the last thing finished on the project and rightfully so.

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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by CapeHen » Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:48 am

BlueHenBill wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:48 pm
CapeHen wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:28 pm
93BlueHen wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:49 pm


Agreed.

Why isn't the f'ing press box finished yet?

And why wasn't it designed to be bigger? Seriously, one level and it doesn't even extend the width of the west stands?

:lol:
If they say it’s on time then it’s probably on time. Probably won’t be because of CV, but who could have seen this coming.

Out of curiosity, do you really think it needs to be any bigger? I don’t think it’s any bigger or smaller than say, JMU’s for comparisons sake.

I mean, how much press is covering UD football games nowadays? I’m sure there will be PLENTY of space :lol:
The design until modified was a two tier press/coaches/media box that ran most of the width of the West Stands with a light bar above the second tier that ran at least the widht o f the box. The modified design is a (shorter?) one tier with two big squres of lights mounted above at each end.

I do remember that initial rendering. But if i'm not mistaken, that design also just had the chairback seats going straight down. It didn't call for the club level seating or the fancy box/suites, or whatever that mid-level concourse is going to be.

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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Baltimore Hen » Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:18 am

CapeHen wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:48 am

I do remember that initial rendering. But if i'm not mistaken, that design also just had the chairback seats going straight down. It didn't call for the club level seating or the fancy box/suites, or whatever that mid-level concourse is going to be.
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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by BlueHenBill » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:36 pm

jd of de wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:35 am
Bricklayers are true craftsmen.

I see the press box obsession is alive and well. Consider the needed timing; my guess of course

1st of August - athletic training (soaking tubs for football)
Mid-August - staff move in
Late August - 1st & 2nd floor spaces (arriving student-athletes)
Mid-September - First stadium & press box use.

The much worried about press box will be the last thing finished on the project and rightfully so.
jd of de, If the team has pre-season practice in DE Stadium, wouldn't the press/coaches/media box be useful to the coaching staff? I guess that they could still use the old box on top of the East Stands and/or the temporary East Stand boxes if they are still there.

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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by BlueHenBill » Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:03 pm

CapeHen & Baltimore Hen, You are obviously correct. One of the two tiers of the boxes at the top of the Stadium probably would have been for luxury boxes with two elevators (1 at either side) going right to the top to provide access. If I understand correctly, the design was changed in part because a selected focus group preferred the luxury seating at the bottom of the West Stands with no view of the field (other than via TV monitors) in the the club and luxury accomodations inside the stadium. Luxury boxes at the top (as in virtually every other stadium) would have had elevator access, field views, & presumably luxury food/restroom options if not at the box level then within the stadium as now and the food presumably could have been transported to the luxury boxes. For those reasons and the probability that the West Stands would have lost significantly fewer seats, I would have preferred the initial design to the re-design. Maybe that would have been the majority preference if the decision wasn't driven by the focus group (and cost?/other considerations?). Last season one or more posters who have the luxury seats complained about their too low view of the on-field play and indicated they were going to leave the luxury seats in 2020 for a higher & better view. It would not suprise me if defections from the low luxury seating aren't common in 2020 & beyond, at least among those who consider their view of the action more important than luxury amenities. If that proves the case, UD in future is going to lose a lot of money on unsold luxury seats.

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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Baltimore Hen » Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:40 pm

BlueHenBill wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:03 pm
CapeHen & Baltimore Hen, You are obviously correct. One of the two tiers of the boxes at the top of the Stadium probably would have been for luxury boxes with two elevators (1 at either side) going right to the top to provide access. If I understand correctly, the design was changed in part because a selected focus group preferred the luxury seating at the bottom of the West Stands with no view of the field (other than via TV monitors) in the the club and luxury accomodations inside the stadium. Luxury boxes at the top (as in virtually every other stadium) would have had elevator access, field views, & presumably luxury food/restroom options if not at the box level then within the stadium as now and the food presumably could have been transported to the luxury boxes. For those reasons and the probability that the West Stands would have lost significantly fewer seats, I would have preferred the initial design to the re-design. Maybe that would have been the majority preference if the decision wasn't driven by the focus group (and cost?/other considerations?). Last season one or more posters who have the luxury seats complained about their too low view of the on-field play and indicated they were going to leave the luxury seats in 2020 for a higher & better view. It would not suprise me if defections from the low luxury seating aren't common in 2020 & beyond, at least among those who consider their view of the action more important than luxury amenities. If that proves the case, UD in future is going to lose a lot of money on unsold luxury seats.
Honestly with the current design, Section C should be the club section with cushioned seats......better views of the play on the field and still walk down to the under deck club.....THe club seating while comfortable, sucks!
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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Gannonfan » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:12 am

Baltimore Hen wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:40 pm
BlueHenBill wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:03 pm
CapeHen & Baltimore Hen, You are obviously correct. One of the two tiers of the boxes at the top of the Stadium probably would have been for luxury boxes with two elevators (1 at either side) going right to the top to provide access. If I understand correctly, the design was changed in part because a selected focus group preferred the luxury seating at the bottom of the West Stands with no view of the field (other than via TV monitors) in the the club and luxury accomodations inside the stadium. Luxury boxes at the top (as in virtually every other stadium) would have had elevator access, field views, & presumably luxury food/restroom options if not at the box level then within the stadium as now and the food presumably could have been transported to the luxury boxes. For those reasons and the probability that the West Stands would have lost significantly fewer seats, I would have preferred the initial design to the re-design. Maybe that would have been the majority preference if the decision wasn't driven by the focus group (and cost?/other considerations?). Last season one or more posters who have the luxury seats complained about their too low view of the on-field play and indicated they were going to leave the luxury seats in 2020 for a higher & better view. It would not suprise me if defections from the low luxury seating aren't common in 2020 & beyond, at least among those who consider their view of the action more important than luxury amenities. If that proves the case, UD in future is going to lose a lot of money on unsold luxury seats.
Honestly with the current design, Section C should be the club section with cushioned seats......better views of the play on the field and still walk down to the under deck club.....THe club seating while comfortable, sucks!
Heck, I actually thought the full padding on the fancy seats was less comfortable than the chairbacks they put into sec's C, D, and E. I'm on the taller side and I couldn't imagine having to sit in those padded seats for a whole game.
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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by CapeHen » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:30 am

I agree that i would prefer a higher birds eye view for football than the lower luxury seating. Although, i've never had the money to afford front row seats at any sporting event. So maybe i just convince myself of that fact. lol

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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by 72 Hen » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:22 pm

SUNDAY MORNING... Lot's of earily morning activity. Looks like the brick masons will complete work on the mast scaffold (red birck area) today. Lot's of work on the roof. Small crews working inside. Minor adjustment to the south end front (light brick area). Perhaps installation of a corner stone). Just a guess.
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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Big R » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:00 pm

By the end of the work day, it was apparent that the workers were cleaning things up and putting some things in “mothballs”, preparing for a stoppage of some unknown time period.

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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Henzone » Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:19 am

As Promised.....


Delaware under stay-at-home order starting Tuesday.
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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by dublu40 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:39 am

https://coronavirus.delaware.gov/wp-con ... 2020-1.pdf

Construction not affected.

However, if you were planning to hang out on the beaches in Delaware this week, you're out of luck. Thank goodness. Delaware beaches in March seem to be a likely destination for spring breakers and large crowds. Wouldn't want all those kids interacting in the 49 degree water temp while enjoying the 55 degree air temps.

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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by jd of de » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:23 am

It’s a good bet construction, while allowed to continue, will be subject to distancing measures and other new “best practices” implemented by companies to protect their employees.

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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Info Hound » Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:59 pm

Nice that the governor did not shut down all construction in the state, not just for the WAC. Per the district 1 representative in Newark:

"Newark officials have been actively working with DelDOT and the engineering contractor on a plan to take advantage of Univ. of DE's closure to students by working overtime to complete the Main Street reconstruction that has crippled Main Street businesses and reduced City of Newark parking revenue. I request medical input prior to restricting activities such as that which occur outdoors and not generally in close quarters. I think the same could be said for businesses such as landscapers, for example. Continued operations of businesses such as this do not appear likely to contribute greatly to virus spread and do not act as incentives for cross-border travel to DE. "

This is the type of measured, proportional response which we need right now. Well done, Gov. Carney, following advice such as this.

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