Realistic seating numbers for LNS.

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With the idea being out there of enhancing LNS, what do you think is a realistic number of seats we should have? I know right now it holds 4200, do we try and bump that up to 8000? I know the fans have shown they will support this team right now, but is the support there to make such a large investment in LNS coupled with the aesthetics that have to be addressed. What say ye?
 
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With the idea being out there of enhancing LNS, what do you think is a realistic number of seats we should have? I know right now it holds 4200, do we try and bump that up to 8000? I know the fans have shown they will support this team right now, but is the support there to make such a large investment in LNS coupled with the aesthetics that have to be addressed. What say ye?
If the left field side can get the same seating configuration that is currently on the right field side, then I think a little over 6,000, would be possible and feasible...
 
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8000 is way too many seats for 95% of the games played. 5000 is a nice cozy number IMO
Capacity isn’t as much importance as having a quality design! They need to get rid of the field level dugouts and bring the stands down to field level like baseball stadiums are supposed to be, then add amenities, third baseline stands instead of it looking like it was demolished, and change the dimensions of the field!
 
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That s what I wanted to hear. A realistic number we could hit most weekend series. I'm sure I there will others that clamour for more, but it should be easily doable to get to 5k and take care of the outward appearance of the place.
 
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They need a design that’s easily expandable as the sport continues to expand nationally.

The coaches office can converted to full suite status, another tower behind LF wall as proposed with suites and deck mix.

The third base side can be completed but without such a large courtyard. Just seating and suites.

And as I’ve said before, tear down the center upper sections and redo completely. With forward facing concourse and concessions; a roof structure and suites
 
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Capacity isn’t as much importance as having a quality design! They need to get rid of the field level dugouts and bring the stands down to field level like baseball stadiums are supposed to be, then add amenities, third baseline stands instead of it looking like it was demolished, and change the dimensions of the field!
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Where do you propose moving the dugouts? I’m genuinely curious.
 
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A packed a 5-6k seat stadium looks and feels better than a 8k stadium 75% full.
Is it about looks, or maximizing revenue and growing the fan base ? I say expand as much as possible. I get what your saying though, the atmosphere is always better when it’s packed. I want us to get more students at the games they do a good job creating a positive atmosphere. At this point though it really should be about what Vitello wants, if we keep him he could be our coach K and make us a power house
 
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I don't have a feel for how many is too many, i.e. - would destroy aesthetics. But they could extend the line of seats all the way down both base lines and put seats in the left field home run porch and get the seating to get at least 6 thousand (and maybe 8) without an upper deck. If they didn't go that many, I would design it so they can add bleachers quickly and easily to expand capacity to the max whenever we have a series in high demand. I would guess the max the current footprint would allow without an upper deck structure is 8 thousand or so. And someone suggested lowering the dugouts, but I don't think that would work structurally and allow any more seats anyway.
 
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Where do you propose moving the dugouts? I’m genuinely curious.
Not move them, Lower them! And lower the stands down to field. The dugouts are field level, which is a stupid design. Then move that dam street and reconfigured the entire field, right is too shallow without a good fence or party deck. Can put the bullpens in outfields behind fence and below decks.
 
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Not move them, Lower them! And lower the stands down to field. The dugouts are field level, which is a stupid design. Then move that dam street and reconfigured the entire field, right is too shallow without a good fence or party deck. Can put the bullpens in outfields behind fence and below decks.
Makes sense. Good suggestions.
 
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Not move them, Lower them! And lower the stands down to field. The dugouts are field level, which is a stupid design. Then move that dam street and reconfigured the entire field, right is too shallow without a good fence or party deck. Can put the bullpens in outfields behind fence and below decks.
No. Do not move home bullpen. As a pitchers dad, it is horrible on pitchers when they are in the middle of the outfield like USC. Put visitors bullpen behind stands for all I care. Our guys like easy access at any point in the game.
 
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No. Do not move home bullpen. As a pitchers dad, it is horrible on pitchers when they are in the middle of the outfield like USC. Put visitors bullpen behind stands for all I care. Our guys like easy access at any point in the game.
Wherever you put the Visitors BP, it needs to smell like you know what, be invisible, uninviting and intolerable. 😜
 
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Is it about looks, or maximizing revenue and growing the fan base ? I say expand as much as possible. I get what your saying though, the atmosphere is always better when it’s packed. I want us to get more students at the games they do a good job creating a positive atmosphere. At this point though it really should be about what Vitello wants, if we keep him he could be our coach K and make us a power house
I think you can find a nice medium between “wow look how many people fit in here” expansion and something that is still “wow this is a beautiful ballpark” aesthetically unique.

You’re right though. Get Vitello happy and the pieces will fall into place.
 

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