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#1 South of South Street

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 15:41

This is a concept college football stadium for Northwestern University. It is located on the open athletic fields site on Lake Michigan.

The design incorporates a full lower bowl of seating and three sides of upper decks. The south end is open with a large scoreboard and view of Chicago in the distance. There is an "iron gate" that wraps the stadium and is the base for pressbox on the west sideline. The pressbox design is plays off of the small tracery windows in the the old collegiate gothic arched windows, but on a grander scale. Since Northwestern re-introduced the stripe into their uniforms, I introduced it into the stadium design.


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#2 Philsphan

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 15:47

Wow! That is amazing. It looks perfect. Kind of screams NFL though. I'm not sure it's right for college football.

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 19:11

Wow! That is amazing. It looks perfect. Kind of screams NFL though. I'm not sure it's right for college football.


Generally, I'd agree with that but look at some of the newer NCAA football stadiums being built: Akron and FAU all have very, very nice stadiums. I think stadiums like this Northwestern concept are soon going to be the norm of the newer generation built.

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Even in Washington, at Husky Stadium, they're removing the track and adding on suites and moving the seats closer to the field:
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I think your Northwestern stadium concept looks pretty similar in a few aspects to Akron's new stadium. But the Northwestern stadium concept is very nice, I like the grass in the endzone seats, an homage to Ryan Field?

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 20:19

I would love to see a nicer video board here. It seems to be the only part that feels dated.

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Posted October 31, 2012 - 21:36

Thanks. I did try to keep some of the aspects if Ryan Field. In many ways the scoreboard and north Fieldhouse act like the two Ryan Field towers.



Wow! That is amazing. It looks perfect. Kind of screams NFL though. I'm not sure it's right for college football.


Generally, I'd agree with that but look at some of the newer NCAA football stadiums being built: Akron and FAU all have very, very nice stadiums. I think stadiums like this Northwestern concept are soon going to be the norm of the newer generation built.

Akron:
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FAU:
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Even in Washington, at Husky Stadium, they're removing the track and adding on suites and moving the seats closer to the field:
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I think your Northwestern stadium concept looks pretty similar in a few aspects to Akron's new stadium. But the Northwestern stadium concept is very nice, I like the grass in the endzone seats, an homage to Ryan Field?


Nicer or bigger? The bigger the board the less view of Chicago.


I would love to see a nicer video board here. It seems to be the only part that feels dated.



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Posted October 31, 2012 - 22:07

Nicer. I like being able to see the skyline.

What you could do is make that whole piece the video board. A lot of teams do that, then split it up into ads, stats and scores when necessary, but then have the option to play video full screen too.