this is a fantastic analogy
no, i'm talking about things like a hall of fame people can check out, statues to players/coaches, displays that commemorate major games/events, green space adjacent to the stadium, other small interactive things that fans can take part in, in and around the stadium that enhance the experience of being there. they're an essential part of pretty much any big time sporting venue.
you absolutely do need to cater to them because they're the ones buying tickets for the most part. the day is coming where there are gonna be empty seats for a michigan game is its gonna be rooouuuggghhh
one of the issues with the schott is that it's so intentionally multi-use that it doesn't do any one thing particularly well. a smaller, intentional football stadium with things like a real concourse, fan experiences, actual seating, etc. i think would do extremely well and keep people coming back over time.
the thing is, aesthetically it could honestly be pretty dope if they had tried to incorporate it into the design more, but instead it just looks like a big boiler room. because i definitely appreciate the craftsmanship there.
replacement and a semi-significant downsize in capacity, like to 85-90k (or even less). i mean, obviously that'd be a multi-year effort just to figure out logistics, but ultimately i think once the 'shoe hits 100 there will be increasing rumblings about doing that, especially if attendance continues to decline. which i think it will.
friends is also great
I LOVE LED ZEPPELIN III
oh and how is freaking OUT ON THE TILES not on the radio nonstop?
Bron-Y-Aur Stomp is one of my favorite songs of all time but i've always been surprised that four sticks isn't a bigger radio staple
god bless america
a lot of us were athletes and enjoy working out; before i broke my collarbone last august, for instance, I was biking 100ish miles a week training for pelotonia, and prior to that I was lifting weights 4 days a week. andy, my dubcast cohost, was/is big into powerlifting, kyle jones played football and i know still does some coaching, jason is in a rec hockey league, etc.
i'll cop to being a pretty huge dork, but a pretty huge dork with an OHP of 175 isn't doing too bad i don't think.
Thanks everybody, i really appreciate all the kind words