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    Yet another Jack Trice wishlist item.

    Yeah I know we have other priorities and we don't have the money yet and all that...but I'd really like this idea given some consideration when the next round of Stadium improvements comes around. I've always felt that the stadium never looked complete. Kind of like we ran out of money and stopped. The reason...seeing the i-beams and underside of the upper deck. If you look at Hilton and Jack Trice they're actually are some similarities to them. I'm thinking that if we just added a facade to the columns and the underside of the upper deck the stadium would actually look pretty cool and match the exterior of Hilton. I know it's just aesthetics but the stadium is probably the first thing a recruit sees coming into town, it would be nice to make a good first impression.

    I don't know if its feasible from a construction standpoint or how much it would cost but Jack Trice isn't going anywhere soon and I think this would really add to it's curb appeal for really what might not be all that much money.

    Anyway heres a before and after photoshop hack job of what I had in mind.








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    Re: Yet another Jack Trice wishlist item.

    Kinda neat idea, but to be honest, the current look has never bothered me.


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    Re: Yet another Jack Trice wishlist item.

    I think it's a valid point. I never really thought of that before, but it does have that "unfinished" look.

    How many other BCS-conference stadiums have an open-underside look? I just wondered whether it's common or unusual.

    Your sample brush-ups definitely improve the "feel."

    The Unfinished Effect probably applies to the hillsides, too, which is why we're seeing continual posts about bowling-in. Which I think would help.


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    Re: Yet another Jack Trice wishlist item.

    West Virginia basically has the same stadium we do. Here's a pic from outside. Can still see the underside of the bleachers but no i-beams. Looks a lot more solid.



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    Re: Yet another Jack Trice wishlist item.

    Quote Originally Posted by ManBearClone View Post
    West Virginia basically has the same stadium we do. Here's a pic from outside. Can still see the underside of the bleachers but no i-beams. Looks a lot more solid.
    Good example. Thanks.

    Another idea,which might not make sense, be affordable or have any real use, but I'd like to see it. Could you try to doctor a pic (use that first one in your post) to fully enclose that space, making a wall straight down?

    Maybe that could be turned into some sort of indoor mini-mall area. I'm just thinkin' big here.

    I mainly want to see what it would look like from the outside. And my brain is too lazy to visualize it.


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    Re: Yet another Jack Trice wishlist item.

    I wish we could get some new speakers, the ones we have now are AWFUL



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    Re: Yet another Jack Trice wishlist item.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlleyAddict View Post
    I wish we could get some new speakers, the ones we have now are AWFUL
    This. I honestly think that this should be the first priority for the stadium but JP has already said he wants to fix the sound system at the same time as finishing the south endzone so it could be awhile.


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    Re: Yet another Jack Trice wishlist item.

    I like that as a good short term solution, eventually we really need to go straight down though.



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    Re: Yet another Jack Trice wishlist item.

    Or throw up some large graphics like Baylor, lol.



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    Re: Yet another Jack Trice wishlist item.

    The question is if JP started a separate fund for fans to contribute to would you? If JP started this say for a new PA system for $2MM (guessing at the cost) would fans contribute to this individual item. Sometimes people like to know exactly where their contribution is going - this may be a bad idea but with smaller items (like $2MM is small) maybe this is a way to make this happen.



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    Re: Yet another Jack Trice wishlist item.

    Quote Originally Posted by ManBearClone View Post
    Yeah I know we have other priorities and we don't have the money yet and all that...but I'd really like this idea given some consideration when the next round of Stadium improvements comes around. I've always felt that the stadium never looked complete. Kind of like we ran out of money and stopped. The reason...seeing the i-beams and underside of the upper deck. If you look at Hilton and Jack Trice they're actually are some similarities to them. I'm thinking that if we just added a facade to the columns and the underside of the upper deck the stadium would actually look pretty cool and match the exterior of Hilton. I know it's just aesthetics but the stadium is probably the first thing a recruit sees coming into town, it would be nice to make a good first impression.

    I don't know if its feasible from a construction standpoint or how much it would cost but Jack Trice isn't going anywhere soon and I think this would really add to it's curb appeal for really what might not be all that much money.

    Anyway heres a before and after photoshop hack job of what I had in mind.







    IMO there are more important things that need to be done like the remodel of Hilton first. To those of us who work in the construction field the look now is not a problem.



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    Re: Yet another Jack Trice wishlist item.

    Quote Originally Posted by simply1 View Post
    Or throw up some large graphics like Baylor, lol.

    That must be a big game for them... it's somewhat full



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    Re: Yet another Jack Trice wishlist item.

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFB View Post
    That must be a big game for them... it's somewhat full
    Look at the left side. Right after the band/students, where the shade starts hitting the bleacher, notice how the colors of the shirts go from yellow to a reddish color. The entire shaded part is visitors. I'm guessing the Sooners or (more likely) the Aggies were in town.

    But yeah, speakers need to happen.



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    Re: Yet another Jack Trice wishlist item.

    The South endzone of Memorial Stadium in Lincoln looks just as bad, maybe worse when you see it close up and walk around under there. The rest of their stadium makes up for it I guess, plus you only see the brick exterior from anywhere outside the stadium.



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    Re: Yet another Jack Trice wishlist item.

    Quote Originally Posted by kcdc4isu View Post
    IMO there are more important things that need to be done like the remodel of Hilton first. To those of us who work in the construction field the look now is not a problem.
    So if you are in the construction field you have a better idea of what looks better to the majority of people?

    I think the proposed look looks good. I doubt it will ever happen and I doubt it is cheap to do so I would rather see some of the other stuff done first.


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