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SH-Rock
12-22-2009, 10:56 AM
It is a very small football field, and I think the Steelers can afford to expand, not the biggest of worries ,but still seems important. Cowboys Stadium can hold 105,000 people, while Heinz can only hold 65,000.

CPanther95
12-22-2009, 11:21 AM
Can they narrow it instead - at least in the secondary?

pepsyman1
12-22-2009, 11:34 AM
Can they narrow it instead - at least in the secondary?

:rofl:

thats maybe the funniest thing I've ever heard....lol

SH-Rock
12-22-2009, 11:38 AM
Can they narrow it instead - at least in the secondary?

Lolololol :applaudit:

tyler289
12-22-2009, 11:47 AM
Where would they expand it? Close off the open-air end, and thus taking away the beautiful sightline? Add more seats to the top?

There just doesn't seem to be a good way to add more seats, in my opinion. Plus, when you start getting into the 90,000+ numbers for people, the quality of the stadium goes down. FedEx seats around 100,000 and all you hear about is how awful the experience is because there are so many people and so many lines, traffic issues, etc.

Dino 6 Rings
12-22-2009, 12:16 PM
Can they narrow it instead - at least in the secondary?

Seriosly...Bonus points for you! I spit out my coffee reading this line!

:thumbsup:

DoubleYoi
12-22-2009, 12:19 PM
One word:

NO!

CanadianSteel
12-22-2009, 12:24 PM
I think they could join the one end in the upper decks and add some seats and still leave the open end with the magnificent view of the city. Make it like a horsehoe with one open end and wouild get them closer to 70K capacity which is plenty... Just my 2 cents....:noidea:

steelpride12
12-22-2009, 12:38 PM
It is a very small football field, and I think the Steelers can afford to expand, not the biggest of worries ,but still seems important. Cowboys Stadium can hold 105,000 people, while Heinz can only hold 65,000.
64,450 exactly :chuckle:
And there is just no where to add extra seating. You can't take out and add higher to the open end that looks out to the city or water and the high level ends are already high enough.

CPanther95
12-22-2009, 12:47 PM
About 20,000 of those Cowboys "seats" are standing room only "Party Pass" tickets with no view of the field. Some actually stood outside and watched on a monitor. They also squeeze in extra by sliding all the seats closer together and adding a seat or two extra on each row. Not to mention that the upper tier is so high up - and out - that they have no choice but to just watch the main video panel.

I'd much rather have a traditional dedicated football stadium where the fans are compelled to be more involved in the game.

.... and fill it with fans smart enough to know that if you just look at the field - it is in 3D all the time - even without the goofy glasses.

stlrtruck
12-22-2009, 03:14 PM
Where would they expand it? Close off the open-air end, and thus taking away the beautiful sightline? Add more seats to the top?

There just doesn't seem to be a good way to add more seats, in my opinion. Plus, when you start getting into the 90,000+ numbers for people, the quality of the stadium goes down. FedEx seats around 100,000 and all you hear about is how awful the experience is because there are so many people and so many lines, traffic issues, etc.

Forget the view of dahn-tahn. I don't go to Heinz Field to se a beautiful sightline. A beautiful sight line in Heinz Field is watching the Steelers score TDs. So, imo, YES close off the south end and let that place get as loud as Three Rivers use to get. Rock the House!

There's always going to be traffic problems around an NFL stadium. As for FedEx, I believe the majority of the problem is the outlets available to the fans as they are leaving. Unfortunately, you've got a highly congestive area with a football team then you add game day traffic and it's a beast! The fans complain about the experience because they have seats that are almost completely blocked by poles making it impossible to enjoy the game. Plus Snyder is an idiot, that may also have something to do with fan's game day enjoyment.

I say close off the south end, bring more seats, and get me off the waiting list! :tt03:

MasterOfPuppets
12-22-2009, 03:36 PM
i just don't understand why they only built a 65 k seating stadium to begin with. given the history of sellouts and the long waiting list for tickets, one would think the smart business move would have been to build bigger....mo seats = mo money..:thumbsup: ..no cap = MO MONEY NEEDED

AllD
12-22-2009, 03:42 PM
The explanation is simple. One day Ralph Wilson asked Dan Rooney why Three Rivers had limited seating. Rooney replied, although there is more demand when a team wins, you need to hedge your capacity for when the team falls into a period of losing. Read about it in Dan Rooney's book.

SteelGhost
12-22-2009, 04:14 PM
Can they narrow it instead - at least in the secondary?

:sofunny: :rofl: