Can someone tell me what happened to the open North Endzone of Shields-Watkins Field?

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Intense Vol fanship. The thrown toilet paper, shakers shaking, singing Down the Field, the Walking Horse, singing the Alma Mater, not fighting with fellow Vol fans, standing for 3/4 quarters of the game, staying till the last play, not depending on a JumboTron to know what happened, no third down for what so the partial fans know the down and distance, knowing every player by number home town and and jersey, and showing up early and staying late? Have our football fans changed that much, sadly!
I like those tall arches on the south end in the first pic. They're still there beneath the upper deck but it looks like they still haven't taken down the scaffolding.

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I remember going to the Vols v Vandy game in 77 and sitting in those wooden beachers in the endzone. It was a cold, cold game and the wind blew right up your butt.

I saw enough of Ayers Hall while I was in school. I dont need to see it at a football game
I had classes in Ayers before AC. He’ll, Greve didn’t have AC either. Brutal!! I remember seeing how many fans you could get in your dorm room.
 
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tnutater,Now that your wife has divorced you and gotten the season tickets,you don't have to worry about being squeezed anymore!
Looking for 4 young size six ladies to take her place.
At the divorce hearing she told me that she was 4 times the woman she was when we married.
She was correct. I married a size 6.
Divorced a size 24.
Need tickets now.
No worries about getting squeezed any longer, her lawyers took care of that.
 
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Sorry, OP, but it is pretty easy to look at the North End Zone (or widely available aerial photos of the stadium) and see what happened...they closed it in and put in seats....

This was done many, many years ago in multiple phases.
 
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Looking for 4 young size six ladies to take her place.
At the divorce hearing she told me that she was 4 times the woman she was when we married.
She was correct. I married a size 6.
Divorced a size 24.
Need tickets now.
No worries about getting squeezed any longer, her lawyers took care of that.

I'm torn deciding if it is proper to like this.....
 
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I worked this game as an EMT...
Pretty sure we lost....
No, we beat PSU the year before. Jo Pa complained of the heat. We puts lights in, they came back the next year. We beat them 28-21 in front of 71,000, with Lydell Mitchell and Franco Harris. Bobby Majors had career games against the Nittney Lions!
 

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I used to stop on my walk to Biology class in the basement of the stadium and watch practice from the grass on the north end zone. I am all for progress. Sometimes you go a few steps forward and then a few back. TV and larger and larger stadiums boosted college football and then came COVID and distancing.
 

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