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    Kendall has seen some parks.


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    For those who did not go to this week's games, I thought I'd resurrect this great old thread to include a pic of the new coverings they just added to the area behind the bleachers. I think they look great, and hope they do the same thing to the main facade area of the grandstand.

    (I haven't read the recent game threads, so don't know if someone had already posted on this before...if so, sorry for the dups.)

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    Someone was smart enough to secure them properly this time.


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    Here is to hoping they don't last long.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun90 View Post
    Here is to hoping they don't last long.
    It would be some nice if baseball events in the next couple of weeks make these stale.

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    I'm happy to notice they replaced a couple of the burnt/broken lights under the awning down the first base line. Any idea if and when they will hang the illuminated Russo Park sign on the far lefthand side of the grandstand brick (looking at the suites from the field)? All the renderings of the stadium had it. Once up it will really compliment the park at night.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Buds View Post
    I'm happy to notice they replaced a couple of the burnt/broken lights under the awning down the first base line. Any idea if and when they will hang the illuminated Russo Park sign on the far lefthand side of the grandstand brick (looking at the suites from the field)? All the renderings of the stadium had it. Once up it will really compliment the park at night.
    Watching a game on tv at night shows a direct view of what looks like a popcorn stand with people walking everywhere directly behind home plate. That would seem to be very distracting to players and looks bad on tv. During a day game shadows block it out, but at night it is all lit up and just doesn't look good on tv. Putting up a screen of some kind to block some of this activity would appear to be needed. JMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    Watching a game on tv at night shows a direct view of what looks like a popcorn stand with people walking everywhere directly behind home plate. That would seem to be very distracting to players and looks bad on tv. During a day game shadows block it out, but at night it is all lit up and just doesn't look good on tv. Putting up a screen of some kind to block some of this activity would appear to be needed. JMO.
    I love how you can see into the concessions and what not. It also creates a homefield advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    Watching a game on tv at night shows a direct view of what looks like a popcorn stand with people walking everywhere directly behind home plate. That would seem to be very distracting to players and looks bad on tv. During a day game shadows block it out, but at night it is all lit up and just doesn't look good on tv. Putting up a screen of some kind to block some of this activity would appear to be needed. JMO.
    But would that block the fans ability to see action on the field while getting concessions or going to the bathroom?

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    I'm pretty sure the stadium was designed that way to allow folks at the concession stands to be able to watch the game action while purchasing refreshments. I could care less what it looks like on TV. The new stadium was built to accommodate the fans that actually purchase tickets and attend the games in person to cheer on the Cajuns. I realize that not all fans can attend all of the games and some live out of town and/or out of State but by making the park fan friendly, it really helps those in attendance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    Watching a game on tv at night shows a direct view of what looks like a popcorn stand with people walking everywhere directly behind home plate. That would seem to be very distracting to players and looks bad on tv. During a day game shadows block it out, but at night it is all lit up and just doesn't look good on tv. Putting up a screen of some kind to block some of this activity would appear to be needed. JMO.
    The stadium was specifically designed to allow fans to watch from the concourse while getting concessions, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeauxLouisiana View Post
    But would that block the fans ability to see action on the field while getting concessions or going to the bathroom?
    They have monitors while you are at the concession stands or just walking and BSing with some fans. They have screens that you can see one way only. Install them so as you can only see out and not into the concession area.....so that way you can have your cake, and eat it to, (watching the game form concession area) but can't see in from the field.

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    I've never been to a home game since the new stadium so i've got to watch all the games on tv. With that said, the stadium looks like an amusement park with the cotton candy, lemonade, pretzels, and whatever else they have there. Are these separate vendors from the university that cannot be housed in the same area as the regular concessions? If not, could they be moved from where they are now or is there no room for that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frenchie35 View Post
    They have monitors while you are at the concession stands or just walking and BSing with some fans. They have screens that you can see one way only. Install them so as you can only see out and not into the concession area.....so that way you can have your cake, and eat it to, (watching the game form concession area) but can't see in from the field.
    I actually think it could be an advantage for our team who's used to seeing it, at least initially. After the first batter or two, I think it becomes like a free throw in basketball with the background blending into "noise" from the pitchers perspective. If you referencing just TV, I really don't care about that view as this if for the fans at the stadium, not on the TV. Get your butt to the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray Finkle View Post
    I've never been to a home game since the new stadium so i've got to watch all the games on tv. With that said, the stadium looks like an amusement park with the cotton candy, lemonade, pretzels, and whatever else they have there. Are these separate vendors from the university that cannot be housed in the same area as the regular concessions? If not, could they be moved from where they are now or is there no room for that?
    Don't care about TV viewers concerns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonCajun View Post
    Watching a game on tv at night shows a direct view of what looks like a popcorn stand with people walking everywhere directly behind home plate. That would seem to be very distracting to players and looks bad on tv. During a day game shadows block it out, but at night it is all lit up and just doesn't look good on tv. Putting up a screen of some kind to block some of this activity would appear to be needed. JMO.
    Everyone is entitled to their preferences. I'm fine with it. The stadium is for the fans in attendance, and we like to watch and purchase goodies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunAmos View Post
    I actually think it could be an advantage for our team who's used to seeing it, at least initially. After the first batter or two, I think it becomes like a free throw in basketball with the background blending into "noise" from the pitchers perspective. If you referencing just TV, I really don't care about that view as this if for the fans at the stadium, not on the TV. Get your butt to the game.
    Yep. I always thought it was a great feature, then read on tiggerdropings how 'unfair' and 'distracting' it was for the pitchers/players, which just made me an even BIGGER fan of it. I mean, one even said to 'ask the pitchers' if they liked it...to which I almost replied: "OUR pitchers are ok with it.....but if YOURS are not, then so much the better."

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    If the minions from tiggerville@br don't like, then I REALLY LIKE IT!


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