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I still don't understand why both benches have to be on the same sideline at AT&T. It seems like there's plenty of room on the sideline closest to third base for a team

I still don't understand why both benches have to be on the same sideline at AT&T. It seems like there's plenty of room on the sideline closest to third base for a team area.

I think it's simply for the benefit of the fans sitting in the seats on the third-base side. They would likely not be able to sell some of the first few rows.

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I know it was already mentioned, but here's a panorama I took at the Pinstripe Bowl on Saturday...shame Rutgers lost.

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It was packed (pictures from half time so it doesn't really do it justice) and the seats I had, which were probably as far from the field as you can get, were actually quite good. They released extra tickets on Christmas Eve for the sections that they reserve to push the snow into in case it snows and still sold out. It was the highest attended Pinstripe Bowl yet.

That said, they still haven't added extra seats for a football game since the 2010 Notre Dame-Army game.

I have more pictures, including some from the 2011 Rutgers-Army game and the 2011 Pinstripe Bowl between Rutgers and Iowa State which I was on the field for if people are interested.

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Old Mile High Stadium was used for a few different sports. It was originally built for the Denver Bears baseball team.

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And then when the Broncos started, it was renovated to accommodate them better.

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mile_high.jpg?sfvrsn=0And the Rockies played there for two years while Coors Field was being built.

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Old Mile High and Sports Authority Field housed the Rapids for a few years before their stadium was built, and Sports Authority Field currently houses the Denver Outlaws LaCrosse team.

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Monster Jam @ Metrodome

Race of Champions @ Wembley Stadium

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I'd like to see the time-lapse transformation to that, then back to the pitch. That's a pretty remarkable change.

Here's the best one I could find. Doesn't show the overhead camera the whole time which is unfortunate, but still pretty cool.

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1610679505?bclid=1497977641&bctid=1342094140

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I still don't understand why both benches have to be on the same sideline at AT&T. It seems like there's plenty of room on the sideline closest to third base for a team

I still don't understand why both benches have to be on the same sideline at AT&T. It seems like there's plenty of room on the sideline closest to third base for a team area.

I think it's simply for the benefit of the fans sitting in the seats on the third-base side. They would likely not be able to sell some of the first few rows.

They wouldn't have been able to sell over half the lower deck if they hadn't gone with that double bench arrangement. AT&T Park is fairly shallow even for a ballpark. As it was if you were down far enough you were still looking through or around support personnel.

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I really like the idea of using stadiums/arenas for multiple sports when it is done correctly. BC Place is a good example. The stadium was recently renovated primarily to house Canadian football and soccer. When football is being played, it looks like this:

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But when the shorter soccer pitch is used, it looks like this:

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Seats are added on all sides to make for a better atmosphere, and the top tier of seats are hidden by large tarps. Interestingly, when Canada's womens national team played Mexico there not too long ago, they didnt add the extra seats of the soccer setup.

How about baseball too?

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Doubt this is still possible after the big 500 million dollar renovation but when she still had her baggy roof BC Place could and did host baseball exhibitions. She was even used as a threat stadium for teams looking for new ballparks. Though obviously the layout was less than ideal down the first base line.

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also, could've sworn that the astros played at a football stadium this year

who was playing at Busch? High School game?
I think it was Southeast Missouri St. & Southern Illinois.

I'm surprised they didn't have a better matchup. At least one involving Missouri and/or Illinois... SE Missouri and Southern Illinois? Why even play that game at Busch?

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Busch:523e2aa822c30.preview-620.jpg

also, could've sworn that the astros played at a football stadium this year

who was playing at Busch? High School game?
I think it was Southeast Missouri St. & Southern Illinois.

I'm surprised they didn't have a better matchup. At least one involving Missouri and/or Illinois... SE Missouri and Southern Illinois? Why even play that game at Busch?

That's not exactly a terrible crowd for those two teams however.

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