Originally posted by NeonNiner:
Originally posted by darkknight49:i wouldnt say it was designed to trap noise. It was designed to be more of a college atmosphere with the largest lower bowl in the NFL.
Originally posted by 9erReign:That tower wasn't built to trap noise lol. It was designed to make rich people comfortable. The glass is angled up.
Originally posted by Imfasterthanur:http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_24809737/purdy-expect-levis-stadium-provide-better-viewing-experience
"It's going to be really loud in here," said Rayborn, who works for Turner/Devcon construction. "Really loud. Really, really loud."
Then he explained why. The stadium's design is different from most football stadiums.
The vast majority of luxury boxes are located in an eight-level tower -- essentially, a 12-story building -- on the west side of the field. That means two things: One, there are no upper decks on the west side, just the lower bowl and the tower. And two, the east side upper decks can be closer to the ground -- because it does not sit atop multiple levels of luxury boxes.
Perhaps that's a bit too architectural-geeky. But the practical ramification is this: All of those fans on the east side of the stadium (who are closer to the field than at Candlestick) will scream noise toward the field and the west side of the stadium. And when that noise hits the large flat side of the tower, the noise will immediately bounce right back toward the field.
My point still stands. It most likely wasnt designed with "lets make this b***h loud as f**k!" as the number one design criteria. The niners were going for a great experience, so they looked at other venues and decided having a large ass lower bowl would be best. The obvious benefit to thiss is tmost of the crowd is closer to the field which will make the venue louder than candlestick.
Edit: now that I think about, they did design it with the intention to be loud as an underlying criteria. Let's make these jeans loud!
[ Edited by darkknight49 on Jan 17, 2014 at 6:03 AM ]