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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Big R » Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:52 am

I have a couple shots of the inside of the press box - I’ll have to find them.

Also, inside of the stadium is starting to get it’s blue paint this morning.

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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by UDPat » Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:20 am

For all the whining and complaining,

I think it looks AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Gannonfan » Fri May 01, 2020 9:43 am

The yellow paint on the inside of the stadium looks sharp - I like it.
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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Udforever1 » Wed May 06, 2020 2:21 pm

Clear shot of the press box now. Looks good.

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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Big R » Wed May 06, 2020 4:03 pm

Big R wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:52 am
I have a couple shots of the inside of the press box - I’ll have to find them.

Also, inside of the stadium is starting to get it’s blue paint this morning.
Found them!
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This is a view from the south end of the press box in October 2018, looking north. Behind the blue wall on the left are the stairs up into the press box from the top row of the stadium. My left shoulder is pressed up against the wall enclosing the lovely bathroom, the entrance to which is behind my left shoulder in this view. Anytime anyone needed to "run the gauntlet" to get to the potty, the folks sitting in the chairs had to squeeze forward as far as possible against the counter where they were sitting. Even then, the person passing by had to push each chair as they passed by to force the chair (and occupant) even farther into the counter, effectively folding the seated person in two.

Prior to the CAA adopting video replay reviews, a short 6' - 8' area behind my back opened out again and included a small raised second row for media. However, when the CAA went to video replay, that area was sealed off into a room for the replay officials.The door to that replay room was immediately behind me in this photo. The only good thing about that arrangement is that, even through a closed door, you could occasionally hear the replay officials discussing the play they were reviewing.

The area past the blue wall, where you see people standing, extended about 2 more feet to their rear, so it was about twice as wide as where I am standing to take this shot.

Oh, no heating or cooling either. The advantages vs. sitting in my STH seats in the stadium were cover from the wind and rain, and accesss to the bathroom, and that's about it.
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The light blue line beneath and above the sink is simply an open seam in the wall to the outside.

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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Baltimore Hen » Wed May 06, 2020 4:19 pm

Big R wrote:
Wed May 06, 2020 4:03 pm
Big R wrote:
Tue Apr 28, 2020 7:52 am
I have a couple shots of the inside of the press box - I’ll have to find them.

Also, inside of the stadium is starting to get it’s blue paint this morning.
Found them!

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_190a.jpg

This is a view from the south end of the press box in October 2018, looking north. Behind the blue wall on the left are the stairs up into the press box from the top row of the stadium. My left shoulder is pressed up against the wall enclosing the lovely bathroom, the entrance to which is behind my left shoulder in this view. Anytime anyone needed to "run the gauntlet" to get to the potty, the folks sitting in the chairs had to squeeze forward as far as possible against the counter where they were sitting. Even then, the person passing by had to push each chair as they passed by to force the chair (and occupant) even farther into the counter, effectively folding the seated person in two.

Prior to the CAA adopting video replay reviews, a short 6' - 8' area behind my back opened out again and included a small raised second row for media. However, when the CAA went to video replay, that area was sealed off into a room for the replay officials.The door to that replay room was immediately behind me in this photo. The only good thing about that arrangement is that, even through a closed door, you could occasionally hear the replay officials discussing the play they were reviewing.

The area past the blue wall, where you see people standing, extended about 2 more feet to their rear, so it was about twice as wide as where I am standing to take this shot.

Oh, no heating or cooling either. The advantages vs. sitting in my STH seats in the stadium were cover from the wind and rain, and accesss to the bathroom, and that's about it.

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_1905.jpg

The light blue line beneath and above the sink is simply an open seam in the wall to the outside.
I am not seeing the problem here....
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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Big R » Wed May 06, 2020 5:01 pm

:lol: LOL! Good one!

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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by HENJOHN » Wed May 06, 2020 7:21 pm

WOW Rich. Didn't realize it was that bad. Kevin T will be happy with the new digs I am sure.
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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Henny » Wed May 06, 2020 7:37 pm

Looking at those shots, I honestly don't know how there wasn't a tragedy with that set up and age of the Blue Box.

Tons of work on the new press box the past couple weeks. It's going to look great when complete!


















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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by PAHENFAN » Thu May 07, 2020 12:53 am

Pretty brutal. The only pressbox I ever had the opportunity to be in was at Northeastern. I don't recall it being a whole lot better, perhaps a little more room to get around. But then there whole stadium was a joke.
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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Big R » Thu May 07, 2020 12:56 am

For a comparison, here are some other press boxes from competitors - and I'm not including FCS schools. If you had ever heard that UD's press box was an embarrasment - judge for yourself.

All of the press boxes that have been built or renovated in the past 25 years have similar amenities. Most are multi-tiered - at the FCS level, this is usually 2 tiers of seats for the media, and a third tier which serves as a lobby / food serving area, with multiple bathrooms, and where the elevators open up. Radio and TV booths and camera locations are separate and secluded. Windows are large, and pillars, if present, are narrow and wide-spread. Coaches' booths may be on the same level, or above. Club rooms/seats, if present, are typically a level lower.
There are multiple TV monitors - some tuned to the game at the stadium and others tuned to other games. Each media position is equipped with various power outlets for computer hook-ups, etc. The entire facility is climate controlled.

One of the drawbacks of sitting in most modern press boxes is that you are relatively insulated from crowd noise. Also - no cheering or showing emotion - ever (media are supposed to be unbiased). That's one of the reasons I like to try to get out to my STH seats for a short time at some point during a game.

These are some of the FCS stadium press boxes I've been to.

Towson:

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=ht ... AdAAAAABAC

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/imag ... n&usqp=CAU

Lafayette:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... _Field.jpg

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/imag ... 2&usqp=CAU

Villanova:
Slide show
https://villanova.com/sports/2018/6/18/ ... -html.aspx

JMU:
This pic doesn't do it justice - there are multiple tiers, a large dining area, etc.
https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=ht ... egUIARCIAg

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=ht ... egUIARCMAg

North Dakota State
You can't really tell from this photo, but some media seats are actually in the open tier in front of the enlclosed booths. So, in this case, you are open to the (loud) crowd noise.

https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnew ... .image.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... 8826947707

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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by 77HEN » Thu May 07, 2020 1:59 am

Big R wrote:
Thu May 07, 2020 12:56 am
For a comparison, here are some other press boxes from competitors - and I'm not including FCS schools. If you had ever heard that UD's press box was an embarrasment - judge for yourself.

All of the press boxes that have been built or renovated in the past 25 years have similar amenities. Most are multi-tiered - at the FCS level, this is usually 2 tiers of seats for the media, and a third tier which serves as a lobby / food serving area, with multiple bathrooms, and where the elevators open up. Radio and TV booths and camera locations are separate and secluded. Windows are large, and pillars, if present, are narrow and wide-spread. Coaches' booths may be on the same level, or above. Club rooms/seats, if present, are typically a level lower.
There are multiple TV monitors - some tuned to the game at the stadium and others tuned to other games. Each media position is equipped with various power outlets for computer hook-ups, etc. The entire facility is climate controlled.

One of the drawbacks of sitting in most modern press boxes is that you are relatively insulated from crowd noise. Also - no cheering or showing emotion - ever (media are supposed to be unbiased). That's one of the reasons I like to try to get out to my STH seats for a short time at some point during a game.

These are some of the FCS stadium press boxes I've been to.

Towson:

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=ht ... AdAAAAABAC

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/imag ... n&usqp=CAU

Lafayette:
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... _Field.jpg

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/imag ... 2&usqp=CAU

Villanova:
Slide show
https://villanova.com/sports/2018/6/18/ ... -html.aspx

JMU:
This pic doesn't do it justice - there are multiple tiers, a large dining area, etc.
https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=ht ... egUIARCIAg

https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=ht ... egUIARCMAg

North Dakota State
You can't really tell from this photo, but some media seats are actually in the open tier in front of the enlclosed booths. So, in this case, you are open to the (loud) crowd noise.

https://bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnew ... .image.jpg

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/ ... 8826947707
All very impressive. But that old blue box had a certain "je ne sais quoi" about it. Del Stadium blows right through the 20th into the 21st century

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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by 72 Hen » Fri May 08, 2020 6:31 pm

But RIch, you didn't mention the nice snacks they served us.
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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by The January Man » Sat May 09, 2020 3:49 pm

Drove past this morning. Looks great from Rt. 896.

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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Sally in RI » Mon May 11, 2020 11:40 am

Apparently, I am now an unauthorized domain and can't access the cameras.
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