Originally posted by fortyninerglory:
Originally posted by NeonNiner:
Originally posted by BrianGO:
Originally posted by susweel:gonna be quiet as library. lol
A potential downside to all that openness -- depending on how much you treasure your hearing - is that Levi's Stadium doesn't seem like it will be a particularly loud stadium. Unlike its counterpart in Seattle, which was built to protect fans from the rain, there are very few overhangs and spaces to trap and reflect sound. Seattle's stadium was designed to shield people from the rain; Santa Clara's was built to welcome in the light.
The other Debbie Downer observation (from someone who lived in that part of Santa Clara for four years) is that there's not much to see. The best feature of that part of the bay is that it is between two mountain ranges. Otherwise, there is a parking lot and an amusement part to the west, an electrical station to the southeast and the 49ers practice facility to the east. If such a translucent stadium had been built on the edge of the San Francisco Bay, for example, there would be a lot more to look at. Of course, the design probably couldn't have been as airy in a spot where the air can be cold and unpleasant.
Read more here: http://blogs.sacbee.com/49ers/archives/2014/02/let-there-be-light-thoughts-on-the-49ers-new-stadium.html#storylink=cpy
He writes for a newspaper, and of course this makes him an acoustics expert. OK.
Did you used to take care of elephants? Because you are an expert at shoveling crap around.
Barrows wrote a similar piece a few months ago and like this one, I felt it lacked insight and source. Maiocco's article (which pertains to a similar subject, Levi's acoustics, noise factor) is much more factual, insightful, and includes more substance.
Yeah wtf Barrows saying it's going to be quiet, whereas everyone else is saying it's going to be loud as hell?
Barrows' piece is all opinionated, it's not really based on any factual info or inside sources. Basically because it doesn't appear loud and capable of containing sound to him
, or built architecturally exact to the Link up in Seattle, therefore it will be quiet.
He even said that Levi's doesn't have any spaces that traps noise even when there's an enormous glass tower of suites and press boxes dominating the entire west side of the field that numerous stadium officials have stated that it was designed in part to contain noise and reflect it back onto the field
. Acoustics expert he is not.