Go Back   Houston Texans Message Board & Forum - TexansTalk.com > Football Talk > The National Football League
Home Forums Register FAQDonate Automatic Monthly Contribution Members List Mark Forums Read


The National Football League League News & Current Events

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-24-2005   #1
TEXANS84
Moderator
 
TEXANS84's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Age: 36
Posts: 7,478
Rep Power: 3262 TEXANS84 is a quality contributor and well respectedTEXANS84 is a quality contributor and well respectedTEXANS84 is a quality contributor and well respectedTEXANS84 is a quality contributor and well respectedTEXANS84 is a quality contributor and well respectedTEXANS84 is a quality contributor and well respectedTEXANS84 is a quality contributor and well respectedTEXANS84 is a quality contributor and well respectedTEXANS84 is a quality contributor and well respectedTEXANS84 is a quality contributor and well respectedTEXANS84 is a quality contributor and well respected
Send a message via AIM to TEXANS84 Send a message via Yahoo to TEXANS84
Default Cardinals Stadium/Grass

So what do you guys think of Arizona's new stadium's grass system?

If you notice in the picture below, the stadiums grass will "roll out" in between games to achieve the maximum growing process:



But, it eliminates an entire endzone of possible seating:



So the question is: Would you sacrifice one side of the stadium, just so the grass stays in perfect shape? Or would you rather it be like Reliant where the grass in December becomes sub-par...but you still have a complete "bowl" stadium?
TEXANS84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2005   #2
texasguy346
Mod Squad
 
texasguy346's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Deer Park, TX
Age: 31
Posts: 7,093
Rep Power: 3792 texasguy346 is a quality contributor and well respectedtexasguy346 is a quality contributor and well respectedtexasguy346 is a quality contributor and well respectedtexasguy346 is a quality contributor and well respectedtexasguy346 is a quality contributor and well respectedtexasguy346 is a quality contributor and well respectedtexasguy346 is a quality contributor and well respectedtexasguy346 is a quality contributor and well respectedtexasguy346 is a quality contributor and well respectedtexasguy346 is a quality contributor and well respectedtexasguy346 is a quality contributor and well respected
Send a message via Yahoo to texasguy346
Default

It would seem to me that there would be a way where you could roll out a section of endzone seating even if it is only a lower level. Maybe have it on a large roller system similar to the field. Obviously I'm no engineer so I'm probably babbling on about nothing.

I think I prefer the Reliant option since it allows us to have the complete "bowl" stadium. If worse comes to worse we could always switch to field turf. I, for one, don't mind seeing a worn in football field as the season winds down.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by gwallaia View Post
God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.
texasguy346 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2005   #3
Fiddy
Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Houston/Austin
Age: 26
Posts: 4,314
Rep Power: 18 Fiddy was voted MVPFiddy was voted MVPFiddy was voted MVPFiddy was voted MVP
Send a message via AIM to Fiddy Send a message via MSN to Fiddy Send a message via Yahoo to Fiddy
Default

I'd rather have the seating (but the Cards never sell out games anyways)
__________________

'Anyone ready to go outside so I can make you look bad?' - Matt Schaub talking to the DBs
Fiddy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2005   #4
YodAa
All Pro
 
YodAa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Houston,TX
Age: 24
Posts: 915
Rep Power: 10 YodAa is ridin' the pine
Send a message via AIM to YodAa
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by texasguy346
It would seem to me that there would be a way where you could roll out a section of endzone seating even if it is only a lower level. Maybe have it on a large roller system similar to the field. Obviously I'm no engineer so I'm probably babbling on about nothing.

I think I prefer the Reliant option since it allows us to have the complete "bowl" stadium. If worse comes to worse we could always switch to field turf. I, for one, don't mind seeing a worn in football field as the season winds down.
Actually I think you do have a good idea except only problem I can see is that in the pictures theres a wall right there that would block it, but if not roll it maybe they could somehow instead lift the seats up and have the field roll out.
__________________
Bucs Super Bowl XLI Champs
YodAa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2005   #5
JustBonee
Hall of Fame
 
JustBonee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Houston
Posts: 1,762
Rep Power: 12 JustBonee is a fan favorite
Default

I find it ironic that the desert dwellers in Maricopa County desire a natural grass stadium floor to begin with. The landscaping of choice around Phoenix and Scottsdale is cacti and palms and sand and rocks. .. maybe it's the intrigue of looking at something 'different' .... and GREEN.

(I lived about 1 miles from the new stadium location)
JustBonee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2005   #6
Speedy
Yeller Dweller
 
Speedy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: The Livable Forest
Section: 547 - Row A - Dark Side
Posts: 3,178
Rep Power: 52676 Speedy is a quality contributor and well respectedSpeedy is a quality contributor and well respectedSpeedy is a quality contributor and well respectedSpeedy is a quality contributor and well respectedSpeedy is a quality contributor and well respectedSpeedy is a quality contributor and well respectedSpeedy is a quality contributor and well respectedSpeedy is a quality contributor and well respectedSpeedy is a quality contributor and well respectedSpeedy is a quality contributor and well respectedSpeedy is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Actually, I think that's a cool idea. Arizona, as someone mentioned, probably don't need the seats anyway, but if it were in a stadium like ours, maybe there'd be a way for the field to be lowered first then rolled out underneath the stadium??

I can't believe that when designing Reliant, they didn't factor in the sunlight on the field. Unless they invest in about 3 fields of grass, I woudn't be surprised to see Field Turf in the near future. The field at the end of last year was an embarrassment as far as how it looked. And I want my blue endzones back.
__________________

thatsbulltailgaters.net
Speedy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2005   #7
Texans Pride
Hall of Fame
 
Texans Pride's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: www.realsteeltailgaters.com
Section: 111, Row Q
Age: 37
Posts: 1,315
Rep Power: 347 Texans Pride is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans Pride is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans Pride is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans Pride is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans Pride is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans Pride is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans Pride is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans Pride is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans Pride is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans Pride is a quality contributor and well respectedTexans Pride is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Nice question 84. . . I'm not sure. I'd love to have the actual system because it's so cool, but at the same time, It would be odd to be missing an entire section of the crowd.

Of course if we could have both, that would be the best option!
__________________
Stop Working And Tailgate
www.facebook.com/realsteeltailgaters
www.realsteeltailgaters.com
Texans Pride is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
Old 06-25-2005   #8
Beer and Metal
Hall of Fame
 
Beer and Metal's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Age: 47
Posts: 1,562
Rep Power: 20683 Beer and Metal is a quality contributor and well respectedBeer and Metal is a quality contributor and well respectedBeer and Metal is a quality contributor and well respectedBeer and Metal is a quality contributor and well respectedBeer and Metal is a quality contributor and well respectedBeer and Metal is a quality contributor and well respectedBeer and Metal is a quality contributor and well respectedBeer and Metal is a quality contributor and well respectedBeer and Metal is a quality contributor and well respectedBeer and Metal is a quality contributor and well respectedBeer and Metal is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Have you guys seen those automated sprinklers that roll down rows of crops? Couldn't that be done with grow-lights at Reliant? Just have them roll back and forth, endzone to endzone?
Beer and Metal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2005   #9
gcolby
Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Austin TX
Age: 48
Posts: 134
Rep Power: 10 gcolby is ridin' the pine
Default

Two words: "Red trees"????
gcolby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2005   #10
Huge
Hall of Fame
 
Huge's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Out yonder way...
Age: 42
Posts: 2,386
Rep Power: 16 Huge was voted MVPHuge was voted MVPHuge was voted MVPHuge was voted MVP
Default

It will sit 63,000 seats and can expand to 73,000. That's plenty for Arizona games. I would imagine the expansion is for the Fiesta Bowl, possible Super Bowls and when Dallas is in town.
Huge is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2005   #11
JustBonee
Hall of Fame
 
JustBonee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Houston
Posts: 1,762
Rep Power: 12 JustBonee is a fan favorite
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Huge
... the expansion is for the Fiesta Bowl, possible Super Bowls and when Dallas is in town.
.. and when Mexico is in the house ... they want to lure our neighbors to the South away from the Cowboys ..



Quote:
Football's popularity has been growing in Mexico, thanks to the spread of satellite television, heavy promotion by the NFL and the emergence of new college football powerhouses.

The Cardinals-49ers matchup will be the first regular-season NFL game played outside the United States. Mexican sportswriters are predicting a massive turnout at the 114,464-seat Azteca Stadium, and a big boost for the Cardinals' fan base in Mexico.
remember this?
Quote:
The NFL's all-time attendance record was set in Mexico City in 1994, when 112,376 fans turned out for a Dallas-Houston exhibition game.
http://www.azcentral.com/my/zage_coo...b84c339b74af18
JustBonee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-29-2005   #12
swisher
Old School
 
swisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Atascocita
Age: 38
Posts: 1,615
Rep Power: 669 swisher is a quality contributor and well respectedswisher is a quality contributor and well respectedswisher is a quality contributor and well respectedswisher is a quality contributor and well respectedswisher is a quality contributor and well respectedswisher is a quality contributor and well respectedswisher is a quality contributor and well respectedswisher is a quality contributor and well respectedswisher is a quality contributor and well respectedswisher is a quality contributor and well respectedswisher is a quality contributor and well respected
Default

Reliant's turf was ranked 4th best by NFL players last year. I think they've done pretty good with it.
swisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Houston Texans Message Board & Forum - TexansTalk.com > Football Talk > The National Football League
Home Forums Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Ad Management by RedTyger