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Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:37 am

Finally another update!

USC played at UDub this season, so naturally I had to visit a city I had not been to since I was a kid (Seattle). Long story short: it was a fantastic college atmosphere. Very friendly fans, with only one drunk douchebag behind us who was suspiciously quiet at the end of the game when I waved goodbye....;)
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The exterior of the stadium blends in with all the building around it, with lots of bricks. Also a metro stop right at the stadium!
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Concourses were typical concourses...
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...But the hyped up view was as advertised. The stadium is basically on the shore of Lake Washington, so rich alumni "tailgate" on their boats
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The stadium features mostly aluminum bench seating (meh), but that combined with the awnings over the top decks really trap in the noise. It was a very loud stadium.
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We got a C-130 flyover (Joint Base Lewis-McChord has a ton of them based there)
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Half Time show honoring the USS Arizona
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The video board was quite nice (the stadium was renovated between 2011-2013). But by that I mean, check out the score!
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Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

Thu Jan 05, 2017 11:58 am

That's a great view, and it was a great game!

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:26 pm

Been awhile since I've updated this...

So here's the moda center in Portland.
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While in Seattle, we made the 2hr drive up to Portland and stumbled upon great seats to a trailblazers game
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Obligatory concourse photo.
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View from our seats
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...which happened to be in a suite. Suite was huge with a bar area and...
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Restroom in the suite. Great amenity!
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More banners than the clippers!
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Doors to suites were all open and unlocked, as opposed to ticket entry you usually see...so here's nikes absurdly nice suite
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The arena also has the obligatory "box seat" area
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Postgame tv show studio on the concourse
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Can't be in Portland without a beer themed restaurant
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FYI: bill Walton is the best/worst commentator on tv
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Upper concourse has a kids play area. Nice to fit that in.
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Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:24 pm

cedarpointfangirl wrote:
coasterbill wrote:The fact that the Rangers (and Braves) are getting new stadiums is ridiculous. Great photos of that perfectly good, relatively modern ballpark.


Yes the park is pretty new, (Rangers) however with the brutal summers we have it should have been built with a roof in first place. 105 to 110 in the summer with field temps higher. It will make a for a better fan experience and I imagine would bring in other players such as pitchers who don't want to pitch for the Rangers in the brutal heat. The old stadium is staying put, it will be used as venue for entertainment and such.

The Braves' stadium wasn't originally built for baseball. It was originally the Olympic stadium for the 1996 Olympics

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:39 pm

^However, they designed it with the conversion to Baseball already planned for.

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:42 pm

The included bathroom is always a great amenity!

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:53 pm

It's been awhile since I've updated this, but I did get a few more stadium credits this year...including the world famous Fenway park. Did the tour before the game as well. They happened to be playing the Cubs, so the vibe inside was great. The view from the outfield bleachers wasn't that great, but the stadium itself was very cool.
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Yup.
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Exterior with banners honoring former all stars
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The players entrance is right on the street as well. No seperation from the public at all.
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The streets become concourses as Gametime gets closer.
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A concourse. Very cramped (obviously).
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It's that famous thing. A monster that's green.
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Here's what it looks like if you can afford to sit atop said green monster.
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Here's what a suite looks like. Kind of cool to see how they were able to mix in modem amenities while staying true to the classic design.
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Fun fact: they grow produce on the roof for the concessions
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Another fun fact: a lone red seat marks the location of a 502ft home run ted Williams hit
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And another one! Fun fact that is. Most of the seating from between the bases in the lower rows are still original wooden seats
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The tour ends in their museum. Here's stuff.
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And more stuff.
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And more stuff.
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And important stuff like the MVP award of a Trojan great!
Last edited by Jew on Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:54 pm.

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

Sun Aug 20, 2017 4:34 am

I just read through the whole tread, lots of awesome pictures in there! For me it's pretty much only soccer I follow, but I'm a bit of a stadium enthusiast as well and I enjoy seeing pictures from all sorts of stadiums and arenas. Thanks for sharing! :)

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:14 am

Besides being the home to the Red Sox, Fenway park looks like a great classic park! ;)

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:48 pm

I've been to quite a few MLB stadiums and Fenway is really in a league all it's own. Wrigley was great, old Yankee Stadium was great, the modern parks are great but Fenway is the coolest stadium I've ever seen.
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