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ASUHATER!
08-12-2009, 09:56 PM
this new minnesota stadium looks beyond fantastic. its insane. it only holds 51k (looks like more) but it can easily be expanded to hold nearly 80k in one offseason.

some pics:

http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/pics10/800/SS/SSXIQOFVXCFZGVE.20090811151921.JPG
http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/pics22/800/LU/LUPKGMSHZJMMXFR.20090812145557.JPG
http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/pics24/800/EL/ELWBFVZWZMYCYEV.20090811152127.JPG
http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/pics10/800/IU/IUQKOAVZYGURXNN.20090812145358.JPG

loge seating
http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/pics24/800/UL/ULRELVKGBPWLLJL.20090812145542.JPG

booster club lounge
http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/pics21/800/NZ/NZYXEWCGETYDOSI.20090812145420.JPG

http://image.cdnl3.xosnetwork.com/pics22/800/MH/MHYCLLZKWZOOOMP.20090812143840.jpg

azcat49
08-12-2009, 10:40 PM
Wow, what a palace. But its going to be cold!

With our expansion I would sure like to see us carve out an A and have some Red chair back seats.

CatPhanatic
08-12-2009, 10:58 PM
Doesn't look like there is a bad seat in that place! Even the "nose bleed" isn't that bad at all.

ASUHATER!
08-12-2009, 11:01 PM
actually it really won't be that bad. since the big 10 ends their season the 3rd week of november or so, minnesota would only even have 1-2 november games a year probably. the average high in the first couple weeks of november is 40 degrees. although thats way colder than we're used to, the average november game there would be cloudy and in the upper 30's. but that would only be 1-2 times a year, the other 5-6 home games a year would all be in september and october when the average highs are in the upper 50's to low 70's.

if you can stand 1-2 cold games a year you'll be rewarded with a bunch of games where its in the 50s-60s and partly cloudy.

catgrad97
08-12-2009, 11:14 PM
First-class stadium.

Besides, if there's ever a serious enough snow/freeze issue, Saturday games can always be moved into the Metrodome.

ASUHATER!
08-12-2009, 11:23 PM
i did some comparisons against other big 10 cities that have outdoor stadiums.

minneapolis in november is only like 7 degrees colder than chicago (northwestern), 8 degrees warmer in iowa city, 10 degrees warmer in columbus, etc.

CatsbyAZ
08-13-2009, 12:45 AM
Looks very fan friendly. Even the upper deck looks much closer than normal to the action.

Class of 1990
08-13-2009, 12:48 AM
Is that stadium kinda like Stanford's ?

zig1331
08-13-2009, 09:35 PM
That Stadium looks nice! They seemed to cover everything for the spectator I dunno though didn't see the bathrooms!:lol2:

T-Bone
08-13-2009, 09:52 PM
Maybe it's just me, but I like that most colleges add on to existing stadiums rather than build completely new facilities when they need to expand.

Don't get me wrong, Minnesota's new stadium looks great, but it doesn't have any history. That means everything related to the game experience has to be created anew by their fans.

On the other hand, when our expansion is done, I'll be able to go to a game twenty years from now and likely experience something very similar to what I can experience today, just in a more updated facility.

azhoops
08-13-2009, 11:33 PM
Yeah, but Minnesota didn't have a stadium to add on to.

T-Bone
08-14-2009, 12:43 AM
Yeah, but Minnesota didn't have a stadium to add on to.

Minnesota had its own stadium until 1982 when it decided to move to the Metrodome for the vast economic and recruiting benefits it provided.

Ziggiles
08-14-2009, 12:06 PM
Great stadium! But i wonder why they have the scoreboard off center like that?

ASUHATER!
08-14-2009, 01:08 PM
they have the scoreboard like that to keep the scenic views of the minneapolis downtown or something.

and minnesota played in the metrodome since 1982. they had their own historic stadium that they played in from like the teens or 20's until 1982 that they demolished like a decade ago.

they played here from 1924-1982

http://204.169.52.42/history/images/m0123.jpg

popque
08-14-2009, 01:14 PM
seems to me like the scoreboard is off-center so that the folks in the luxury boxes have a better angle on it

Merkin
08-14-2009, 01:19 PM
seems to me like the scoreboard is off-center so that the folks in the luxury boxes have a better angle on it

I think you're right. And pity the poor foos in the visitor's section.

http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/817/8142009101813am.jpg (http://img88.imageshack.us/i/8142009101813am.jpg/)

ASUHATER!
08-14-2009, 01:34 PM
theres another smaller video board from just above where your picture is taken merk, like 1/3 or 1/2 the size of the main scoreboard

Taylor
08-14-2009, 01:40 PM
i did some comparisons against other big 10 cities that have outdoor stadiums.

minneapolis in november is only like 7 degrees colder than chicago (northwestern), 8 degrees warmer in iowa city, 10 degrees warmer in columbus, etc.

That explains why nobody wants to stay in any of those cities when they get old.

Merkin
08-14-2009, 01:57 PM
Here is Arizona's original stadium, circa 1929 or so.

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/476/l983612.jpg (http://img219.imageshack.us/i/l983612.jpg/)

ASUHATER!
08-14-2009, 01:58 PM
ahh back when the area around university and cherry was still a residential neighborhood.

azcat49
08-14-2009, 02:22 PM
Here is Arizona's original stadium, circa 1929 or so.

http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/476/l983612.jpg (http://img219.imageshack.us/i/l983612.jpg/)



Note how alike all those cars look. Ford was definitely #1 in those days.

Looks like a pretty good crowd doesn't it. Hey and we played "between the hedges"

EDIT: Merk or Hater, you guys are as good as anyone on this. How about posting pics of AZ stadium throught the years. That would be cool to see.

catgrad97
08-14-2009, 03:00 PM
I second that. It makes me laugh in amazement every time I see those old pics from the basement of Herring Hall in the '20s, Arizona's first basketball facility. God, what a crackerbox.

To see the Arizona Stadium evolution over the years would be awesome. Anyone know where to find the pics??

ASUHATER!
08-14-2009, 03:07 PM
i've spent hours looking online for historical photos of arizona stadium. that picture merk posted is literally the ONLY pre 1990 picture of arizona stadium i have ever found online. there are dozens of pictures from the last decade and a smattering from the 90s, but that picture there is the only one from the 20s to the 80s i have ever seen. like it seems you need to go into the athletic department's archives or somewhere in the bowels of the library or daily wildcat office to find anything.

T-Bone
08-14-2009, 05:23 PM
1977 for Fleetwood Mac

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_AGPrjH5BwHY/SfBVX81jv2I/AAAAAAAAD4w/aLKYiOj029Q/s320/1977+Arizona+Stadium.jpg

T-Bone
08-14-2009, 05:31 PM
Undated, but the second and third level seats on the East end haven't been built yet.

http://www.thepostcard.com/walt/state/az/az443.gif

CatzManiac
08-14-2009, 05:39 PM
Is that stadium kinda like Stanford's ?

That was my first thought too. It looks very similar to stanford's stadium.

Merkin
08-14-2009, 06:02 PM
http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/9472/pstadium.jpg (http://img219.imageshack.us/i/pstadium.jpg/)


http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/9642/814200930111pm.jpg (http://img219.imageshack.us/i/814200930111pm.jpg/)

ASUHATER!
08-14-2009, 06:05 PM
where do you people find these haha. i've literally spent 10 hours of my life off and on looking for pics and i haven't seen any of these before.

that one tbone posted is probably from the 60's that has no upper decks for each side.

T-Bone
08-14-2009, 06:45 PM
I just did a Google search for Arizona Stadium. The Fleetwood Mac picture is a common result. The other picture was on probably the 15th page of results.

madddawg11
08-17-2009, 02:28 PM
That Stadium looks nice! They seemed to cover everything for the spectator I dunno though didn't see the bathrooms!:lol2:

They should have "man bathrooms" with the plasma TV and stainless steel walls. oh and Lazy boy toilets where you can put your feet up

Merkin
07-17-2011, 01:33 AM
1977 for Fleetwood Mac

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_AGPrjH5BwHY/SfBVX81jv2I/AAAAAAAAD4w/aLKYiOj029Q/s320/1977+Arizona+Stadium.jpg


Here is FM from the same tour, although this no doubt is later in the tour and the band seems pretty beat, with the exception of the rhythm section.


<iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YQArljMHmbU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

RichardCranium
07-17-2011, 04:58 AM
that one tbone posted is probably from the 60's that has no upper decks for each side.

The west side extension was in use sometime before 1967, when Pueblo went to the State Championship and played there. (We wuz robbed).

I think it opened in '65 but I could be misremembering that.