I don't know, I've been wrong before. Once.
Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.
"You start a conversation you can't even finish it
You're talkin' a lot, but you're not sayin' anything
When I have nothing to say, my lips are sealed
Say something once, why say it again?"
- David Byrne
"It's a half an inch of water, and you think you're going to drown."
All sports fans think it would be super to add on to lane, but there has to be a business case, and with the high cost of construction (easy over 50 million dollars), the model of existing plain seating does not produce the numbers needed for make a reasonable Return of investment. Therefore VT has to go to club or stadium seating to get the numbers (and VT success right now is just ok).
This is where the economic demographics hurt VT, it is questionable if VT can 1) ratchet up skybox seating to support expansion and particularly if VT has a losing season and 2) ratchet up major contributions. Simply 25 dollar hokie club donations don't hack it. THey need huge up in major donations corporate donations and solicit these gifts worldwide. Actually the BOV and Stegar realize this and the ACC model works very well for us.
I'm not sure how you'd have to run a road through the middle of the field house in ANY event. I am guessing that the potential exists to put a "BEND" in a road... I'd have to see an aerial to see what the problem is....It's a moot point now anyway!
The sections would have to be structurally independent and have separate egress paths (just like the club seats in west). When they did the west side expansion they actually cantilevered the new construction out over top of the existing foundations.
Last edited by VTEarle; Sat May 26 2012 at 11:42 PM.