Originally posted by Jakemall:
I like that stadium better than ours. May not be as aethetically appealing as what will be in Santa Clara, but I am fairly sure that it'll create crowd noise to rival seattle's stadium.
It all looks cool. However, the more complicated the plumbing (all those moving parts) the easier it is to clog it, in other words the greater the maintenance cost, especially when it gets older. As far as crowd noise, not sure about the acoustics, but the second design looks like the fans are farther away from the field compared to the niners facility. So for the fans, in that sense they will enjoy the game more. Until the niners stadium is finsihed and a game played, won't know about crowd noise compared to other places. However, Domes tend to have a shorter life it seems, just look around. As one poster stated, follow the KISS rule, keep it simple stupid. The best way to enhance the fans experience is not in the looks department but, things like comfortable seats, good sight lines, close to the action as possible, good variety of refreshments, clean & ample facilties, good tailgating, easy entrance and exits from the venue, and shops to buy your nfl gear. Everything else is useless.
Plus the niners stadium will allow some of the fans to get a look at the players as they walk from the lockers and all. I think the niners brass was thinking more about enhancing the fans experience in different ways. The only thing that the other stadium one may claim greater fan experience is the video screen they intend to have.
Vibrating seats-buwahahahaha! So silly, they probably trying to enhance the female fans experience.