Originally posted by NeonNiner:
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.
People keep talking about those damn overhangs in Seattle. They direct a lot of the noise downward, but they are not used very efficiently. People are not yelling straight up at them, they are only picking up the noise indirectly.
Our stadium will pick up the sound DIRECTLY out of the mouths of our fans. It will bounce DIRECTLY on the field, and most of our fans will be yelling DIRECTLY at it.
Who's louder, the guy yelling directly at you, or the guy yelling below you?
Our stadium is going to be LOUD.