Saturday, August 14, 2010

Where should the next webcam for the stadium be placed?

I had a long talk with Dave Ficklin yesterday afternoon. One of the MANY questions I asked was about the webcam for watching the stadium construction. Lots of fans watch it daily and I have heard quite a few fans ask if it will be moved inside the stadium so they can continue watching all the amazing progress.

The answer is no.

But the good news is that they are planning on putting a second webcam online soon. They are trying to decide where to put it and when there is enough infrastructure built they will put it online.

The other good news is that the current webcam will be left running to continue getting that view and since they are putting together a time lapse video from that webcam so it has to stay in place.

Since they are still trying to decide where to put that second webcam, I thought I would ask the fans and get your input.

Here are the most likely locations:

Southwest corner - opposite of (and looking at) the Cauldron/Supporters club

Northwest corner - above the suites next to the Supporters stand looking towards the stage area

Northeast corner - over the Cauldron/Supporters club

Southeast corner - looking towards supporters section

Somewhere else - leave a comment if you think there is a better place

So go vote in the poll over on the side and let them know where you would like the new webcam to be place. I will wait a couple days to make sure everyone has a chance to vote and then I will send the results to Dave.

This would be the approximate view from the southwest corner toward the Cauldron/Supporters Club but from inside underneath the roof


  1. I kind of figured they wouldn't move that camera specificaly for the time lapsed capturing. Were you able to get any answers from Ficklin on the parking/tailgating stuff for next year? I've kind of heard a not so great rumor about it (and won't repeat it because it is JUST a rumor) But I'm pretty curious.

  2. Some answers. We talked a very long time that evening and I asked as many questions as I could. Some answers, some interesting (to me) bits of info and some questions left unanswered because they are not ready yet. I will have a post up in tonight or tomorrow about it.