Editorial | Letters
February 5, 2020
Updated 7:07 pm
Two attributes in a new stadium design matter most: a roof over seats and amplifying acoustics.
Aloha Stadium is similar in design to CenturyLink Field in Seattle, in which the acoustics amplify crowd noise and provide that 12th-man effect. Paul Greisemer’s firm designed the Seahawks’ home stadium with a parabolic shaped metal roof covering 70% of the seats — a cantilever design — that reflects sound back down to the field. The steep bowl of seats keeps fans and fan noise close to the action.
We redesign a new stadium every 50-plus years on average. It must offer the home team as much of an advantage as possible.
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