Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Stadium Series: Part 4

With less than a 24 hours until the epic opener of Rio Tinto Stadium, we decided to bring you a final picture extravaganza and point out some of the features that we think you'll love.

Amenities you'll love:

  • Grass: this is the way that soccer was meant to be played.
  • Sound system: this stadium was designed at least in part with sound in mind. Remember that a key secondary use of the stadium will be concerts. The roof is partially in place for acoustics. Having heard music played on it myself, I can tell you that it sounds sweet!
  • Video board: the Daktronics video board is also amazing. The main center screen will have the most vivid high-def replay's that you have ever seen. The smaller video screen will keep you informed with stats and info.
  • Lights: there is no comparison to Rice Eccles stadium. It's nearly like watching a game in daylight. I look forward to fewer blurry pictures as a result.
  • Seatbacks: I, for one, look forward to not having to haul in my own stadium seat to the game.
  • Concessions: The prices may be steep, but the quality of the food is a big upgrade.
  • Views: Both the views of the field, and the views of the mountains are tremendous.
  • It's our home: No more football lines.
  • Beer: 'Nuf said.