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If you haven't already heard, the owner of Crew SC is trying to move the team to Austin if he can't secure a new home for them in Columbus. Last week I had began creating a new stadium for the Crew before any of this had been announced so I decided to make the seats green and create a concept because unfortunately it's looking increasingly likely that the club will be playing in Texas by 2019. Hopefully the rally on Sunday plus the #SaveTheCrew movement will persuade MLS to keep the team in Columbus but right now Garber has said he supports Precourt.

 

Onto the concept:

I decided to do a pretty basic design for the crest, incorporating the shape of the Austin coat of arms in the shield as well as the white stripe. The star comes from the Texas flag and the name "Austin FC" was already trademarked by the league previously. 

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The stadium is also basic and cookie cutter including an Orlando-like safe-standing section that the league is seeing becoming more popular to house the supporters. The approximate capacity would probably be around 18-20,000. I'm no professional architect or anything so it's nothing extraordinary but I used sketchup and Twilight Render plus some photoshop.

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C&C is appreciated and also I should note that I don't support the Crew moving to Austin.

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Look up Austin Statesman building. That's the proposed site. It would give you more of an idea as to changes to the stadium. I hope it doesn't happen in real life, but if it did this is the most likely place within Austin.

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nice to see someone else pushing sketchup stadiums. :lol:

actual critique, em...

 

- 1839 means more to austin than the club im guessing so not like schalke 04 ..... that can go. boo forced lineage!

- bonus points for not using an old west font.... but this font pretty bland even if its a spartan manly vibe youre going for .

- im a fan of mannequin style kit template so you can see it in use. putting that aside, flooding the background color buries the impact of the kit design for me.

- austin is pretty artsy liberal so id expect an anti-cookie cutter stadium e.g. crazy roofline quirky stands or a batcave. for the baaaats!!

keep austin weird!

 

good on ya for the 3d seating. thats a bitch to make.

twilight render....interesting......

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What’s wrong with "Soccer Club" instead of "Football Club?” I know that’s what they do in Europe, but we’re not in Europe.

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Thanks for all the C&C! I feel like the revised stadium is much much better. I'm going to continue to work on the elements around the stadium and the skyline which would be just across the river behind the supporters section. Any more suggestions would be appreciated.

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On 10/21/2017 at 11:59 PM, MJWalker45 said:

Look up Austin Statesman building. That's the proposed site. It would give you more of an idea as to changes to the stadium. I hope it doesn't happen in real life, but if it did this is the most likely place within Austin.

Thanks, thats a pretty good location and it did help with my revised design.

 

On 10/22/2017 at 12:01 AM, Commodore Crablegs said:

nice to see someone else pushing sketchup stadiums. :lol:

actual critique, em...

 

- 1839 means more to austin than the club im guessing so not like schalke 04 ..... that can go. boo forced lineage!

- bonus points for not using an old west font.... but this font pretty bland even if its a spartan manly vibe youre going for .

- im a fan of mannequin style kit template so you can see it in use. putting that aside, flooding the background color buries the impact of the kit design for me.

- austin is pretty artsy liberal so id expect an anti-cookie cutter stadium e.g. crazy roofline quirky stands or a batcave. for the baaaats!!

keep austin weird!

 

good on ya for the 3d seating. thats a bitch to make.

twilight render....interesting......

-Only reason I had 1839 in there was to take up some blank space but it looks fine without it

-I don't know why I filled the background I just haven't made many presentations lately, if I can find my template then I'll update the jerseys with the mannequin style

-For the revised stadium design I made an interesting roof design but I still tried to make it realistic considering Precourt isn't the most wealthy owner.

 

On 10/24/2017 at 4:23 PM, BigRed618 said:

What’s wrong with "Soccer Club" instead of "Football Club?” I know that’s what they do in Europe, but we’re not in Europe.

Football Club is one of the trademarked names along with "Austin Athletic" so thats the only reason why I chose football.

 

 

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