Wednesday, December 22, 2010

SKC: stadium photos and status 12/20 (Part 1 -outside)

Thanks to David Ficklin I was able to go through the stadium and take some photos again. Unfortunately the sky was overcast and it did not make for the fantastic dramatic shots I was hoping for but I wanted to share anyway.

Everything is moving so quickly that some of the photos were outdated before I left the area but hopefully I have everything up to date.

The only part of the roof decking that was not installed was in the northeast corner. That is almost complete. The clear part of the roof is being started in the northwest corner...


The three feet of rock that was need to support the huge construction crane is being removed and bringing the surface down to the field level...


In the stage area, the frames for the video board are ready...


The frames for the video board went up shortly after I was there.


Roof on the west side, roof decking in, lights and speakers installed, waiting for the clear potion of the roof...


No lights in corners, they would potentially shine in a keepers eyes during corner kicks...


A little closer look at some lights and speakers...


Another look at the lights. Each light came designed to go in an exact spot to ensure coverage of the field. They are in a prepared angle from the factory. A light check will be performed later but there should be very little adjustment needed.


The terrace area in the southwest corner. A bar has been added for that seating group that has not appeared in any plans or renderings...


A concession area on the south side...


Newly placed blocks tented over and heated to ensure proper curing of the grout...


From the northeast corner looking down. There is a deck that is above the supporters seating sections and it has a great view. The little white dot in the center of the photo (near the tire) should be the corner flag...


The bridge over the supporters section...


Each support beam has various pipes running through the opening. The pipes will be left exposes but will be painted blue to blend in with the beam. Electrical conduit, drain pipes for rain water, data lines, etc...


A power box with waiting for the electrical wires to be pulled through. Once its location is water tight they will pull the wires...


One of three team stores in the stadium area (two inside and one in the plaza area)


Wall at the main steps on the northeast side. A slowly curving wall made with straight edged blocks...


Another shot of the wall, I like the pattern...


Wall and stairs...

6 comments:

  1. Wow, it's really looking great! I can't wait to be able to walk into the stadium for the first time, and I'm even more excited for the first home game!
    Thank you very much for the great photos, too!

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  2. Thanks so much for these pics! They are an awesome xmas gift for any SKC fan. The webcam is nice to have but it can't get these angles.

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  3. This is going to be among the best. You're welcome, MLS.

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  4. Nice photos Thad. I'm so glad for Sporting KC
    fan's. Your stadium is going to be one of the
    best soccer stadiums in America.

    I can't wait to make a trip out there to watch a game.

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  5. Finally got to see a photo with my seat in it...can't wait for the season to start.

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