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UT seating capacity - 4,200
Vandy seating cap. - 3,700

VU smaller number didn't keep them from winning two Nattys.
Agree. Honestly, their stadium and amenities are terrible. Their indoor facility, locker room and all that are great from what I have seen...which is what the players care about. But, the fan experience is not good there in my opinion. Parking options are awful, one concession area and one restroom which are actually part of the football stadium. Not much they can do given the space they have to work with...but it is awful.
 
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They would like to close the road running behind the outfield and create a better porch experience and a separate place to put students (drinking) along the outfield wall in bleachers
Well, this may seem silly, but where will they park. Close the road, but beyond that is the rail road and UT doesn’t own it.

The folks that buy tix for that experience get one pass to park.

Get rid of that, how do you make the porch doable, now that anyone can buy beer?

I have been a proponent of The Porch. Make it a permanent fixture, but doing so means , there is no where to go.
 
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Well, this may seem silly, but where will they park. Close the road, but beyond that is the rail road and UT doesn’t own it.

The folks that buy tix for that experience get one pass to park.

Get rid of that, how do you make the porch doable, now that anyone can buy beer?

I have been a proponent of The Porch. Make it a permanent fixture, but doing so means , there is no where to go.
by closing the street you would create a lot more space for parking too. The street is fairly wide.

part of the porch experience is being able to mingle with a group, grill and have an adult beverage. My experience with the porch is 80% social and 20% game watching for most.
 
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I believe one of the options that actually makes sense is the removal of the upper deck and redoing it .
This would allow the creation of open concourses with concessions facing the filed like is commonplace in new stadiums.
A smaller upper deck with suites and possible loge seating and a cantilevered roof would then run the length of the grandstands.
I would like to see the roadway (Todd Helton) closed behind the outfield wall. I believe that is one of the streets that the city turned over to UT so closing that ROW should be easy for the school. This would allow some great grandstand seating for students and others but would likely allow the fences to be pushed back to more metal bat suitable distances.

Closing Pat Summit behind the grandstand would give more room as well for a larger plaza and deck/suites overhang.

I dreamed once of flipping the field (if Helton Drive is closed) and putting a new grandstand where center field is now and leaving part of the current grandstand as outfield seats that would be popular with fraternities and students. I would hope that new grandstand would look like a larger version of the Lee Stadium grandstands. The television and fan view of the stadium would be of campus instead of rail yard.
 

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