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    How much would it cost to upgrade the seating in Jack Trice?

    I loved the new hit tape that's up today, but the Jack would look 100 times better if we could upgrade seats somehow?

    Does anyone know what it would cost to put in individual seats with backs? I assume that's probably outrageously expensive because you don't see a lot of stadiums that have them. But the Jack would look SO much nicer with them.

    Or how about if you put the bleacher seatbacks like we have in the high dollar sections on the lower deck on the 50 yd lines.... how much would it cost to have those in the entire stadium?

    Not trying to be overly critical, cause it's not that big of a deal, but it seems like we've attempted to do some things to help the visual aesthetics of the stadium, and I just think this would make a HUGE difference in what the stadium looks like IMO.



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    Re: How much would it cost to upgrade the seating in Jack Trice?

    it's not about the cost of the physical seats. individual seats cut down your capacity significantly. You'd probably have to double deck the south end zone if you wanted to maintain the current capacity to add individual seats.


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    Re: How much would it cost to upgrade the seating in Jack Trice?

    Individual seats would cut down on capacity big time. I also don't see how adding bleacher seat backs would make JTS look better.



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    Re: How much would it cost to upgrade the seating in Jack Trice?

    As others have said, individual seats, while nice, would cut capacity.

    The only thing that might be considered would be new replacements of what's in there now. The existing seats are pretty faded and the stadium might look better with replacements. The whole bench seat backs might look better as well as you see more color,as opposed to the gray concrete (see photo below)




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    Re: How much would it cost to upgrade the seating in Jack Trice?

    money, money, money



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    Re: How much would it cost to upgrade the seating in Jack Trice?

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    As others have said, individual seats, while nice, would cut capacity.

    The only thing that might be considered would be new replacements of what's in there now. The existing seats are pretty faded and the stadium might look better with replacements. The whole bench seat backs might look better as well as you see more color,as opposed to the gray concrete (see photo below)

    Thanks for providing a picture! This clearly shows what I'm talking about. Those middle 6 sections on the lower deck in the middle look WAY nicer than the rest of the seats because those have the permanent backs on them. Without the backs, all you see is gray cement from underneath the seats.

    If the entire stadium looked like those 6 sections, it would look dramatically better. I'm just not sure how much that would cost to do? Or maybe you could paint all the concrete red and yellow in different sections?



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    Re: How much would it cost to upgrade the seating in Jack Trice?

    Somebody has to sit next to fat people...



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    Re: How much would it cost to upgrade the seating in Jack Trice?

    Make sure the photos are taken after everyone is seated.



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    Re: How much would it cost to upgrade the seating in Jack Trice?

    Doesn't matter what the seats look like when the stadium is packed!


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    Re: How much would it cost to upgrade the seating in Jack Trice?

    Quote Originally Posted by wartknight View Post
    Doesn't matter what the seats look like when the stadium is packed!
    Exactly. Who cares what an empty stadium looks like.



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