Is there really a need for outdoor concert space? Or maybe they can figure out a way to use it for football game pep rallies and tailgating (food booths and bands playing before the game). However putting in grass, trees, a stage and fountain doesn't seem all that inventive. So when the trees are all finally mature (30 years) it will look nice but at that point do they plan another renovation and rip it all out to put in something new - like raised walkways?!
This could be a really good space to utilize during FB/BB seasons for events or promotions. The idea of live music during tailgates is a good one. They could also put the Kids zone up there to free up additional donor parking near the stadium. That space seems to be at a premium lately.
I think the landscaping could have been accomplished without the demolition of the raised walkways. Just a big part of the look and feel to the area it seems silly to tear them down. Are they practical not really but they are a part of the origional design element.
Might i add when the area floods again in a few years you will be wanting those walkways :)
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