Originally posted by TheFunkyChicken:Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
I think it's been pointed out in previous posts, but these basic renderings have been clipped from a 14 month old City of Santa Clara zoning variance application and IN NO WAY are presented in a form to sway public opinion on the final design.
Even if that's true it worries me that they're not at least trying to generate a little excitement by releasing some concept drawings that actually look good.
I'm not overly jazzed about the design either. But like some other people, I could care less what it looks like as long as:
1) It gets freaking built
2) The sight lines are great
3) The design the stadium with acoustics in mind. Home field advantage is critical and any advantage you can get is worth it.
4) There is plenty of parking
Other than these things, I can quibble about my appreciation for the exterior design. It really doesn't matter.
Also, if these are just renderings, they might as well put some out that creates a little buzz. I agree that if the designs are just "placeholders" they they are approaching this project all wrong.