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    New stadium Orientation

    I just read that the new stadium will be oriented from the north north-west to south south-east. How does that differ from where it is now, and what will that do for the wind issues. Seems to me the weather always comes from the northwest. For those of you having season tickets what's your take?
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    Re: New stadium Orientation

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    Is this better or worse for the wind patterns. To me it seems it might be better.

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    Re: New stadium Orientation

    Wind off lake is west to east… is it better? Not being built below ground might make it better by default

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    Re: New stadium Orientation

    I'm sure they took orientation into account as far as wind patterns, but I think the design of the structure could end up having a bigger impact on mitigating wind. With it being above ground and partially covered it could shield off the wind quite a bit, but we'll have to see how open it is. I think they're supposed to release official renderings soon, but I'm willing to bet it will be better for wind than the open bowl design of the current stadium.

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    Talking about stadium orientation this day and age is improper.

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    Re: New stadium Orientation

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed View Post
    I'm sure they took orientation into account as far as wind patterns, but I think the design of the structure could end up having a bigger impact on mitigating wind. With it being above ground and partially covered it could shield off the wind quite a bit, but we'll have to see how open it is. I think they're supposed to release official renderings soon, but I'm willing to bet it will be better for wind than the open bowl design of the current stadium.
    I wouldn't assume anything. Pretty sure the group they are working with (Jerry Jones' company) is the same one that put a partially open roof on an East-West orientation and forgot about the sun.

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    I wouldn't assume anything. Pretty sure the group they are working with (Jerry Jones' company) is the same one that put a partially open roof on an East-West orientation and forgot about the sun.
    They won’t have to worry about the sun in Buffalo…

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    They will design the stadium to minimize the impact of wind. Count on it.

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    The “stadium orientation” is for **** because it’s in the middle of nowhere in dismally bad (and worst location possible) Orchard Park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notacon View Post
    The “stadium orientation” is for **** because it’s in the middle of nowhere in dismally bad (and worst location possible) Orchard Park.
    Time for a new schtick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goobylal View Post
    Time for a new schtick.
    The time is past for NY State and the people of WNY to make good decisions.

    It’s never a bad time to remind everyone how terrible the decisions about the Bills stadium have been and continue to be.

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    More details about the stadium: https://buffalonews.com/business/loc...089af9370.html

    The sun and wind will be accounted for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Goobylal View Post
    More details about the stadium: https://buffalonews.com/business/loc...089af9370.html
    The sun and wind will be accounted for.
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    Re: New stadium Orientation

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    The new Bills stadium will look and feel a lot different from the current 50-year-old facility.

    It will be "intimate but intimidating," with a focus on getting fans as close to the action as possible, said Scott Radecic, a former Bills linebacker who’s serving as the project executive for Populous, the stadium's architect.

    It will have more levels than the current stadium.

    It will take up less land than the current stadium, but it will be bigger inside.

    It will face in a different direction than the current stadium and change the approach to entering.

    Those are some of the details that Populous revealed about the new stadium design during Thursday’s public meeting at the Bills' fieldhouse in Orchard Park.

    The architectural firm will design the new 1.35-million-square-foot facility with around 60,000 seats. The $1.4 billion stadium and surrounding parking lots will be on 242.5 acres of property, across the street from the current one on Abbott Road.

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    “We want to really harness the energy of the Buffalo fans and create a unique game-day experience,” Radecic said.


    Here’s how Populous proposes to do that:


    Less seating capacity; more comfort: The new stadium may include around 10,000 less seats than the capacity at the current Highmark Stadium but it doesn’t mean the facility will be smaller.

    The current stadium encompasses a little over 900,000 square feet. The new one will include about 450,000 additional square feet, or about 50% more space.

    That extra space will be used to build larger concourses and deeper, wider and more comfortable seating.

    Still, the footprint of the new stadium will be smaller at 730 feet wide (about 100 feet less than Highmark Stadium) and 880 feet long (about 50 feet less). The idea is to help create an intimate setting for fans, with “amazing sightlines” and the potential for intimidating Bills’ opponents, Radecic said.


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    Multiple levels and concourses: The new stadium will have more levels than Highmark Stadium, with multiple concourses for service levels, press levels and other levels.

    The stands will be stacked, making the stadium steeper and higher. The highest part of Highmark Stadium is about 140 feet above grade, while the new stadium will be 50 feet higher, featuring a partial canopy overtop to help protect as many fans as possible from weather elements, such as rain, snow and wind.

    Stadium orientation to shift: The layout of the proposed new facility is rotated 25 degrees from the current configuration, to create a more north-northwest orientation for the building, helping with the sun and other elements that can affect a game and the fans attending it. The stadium’s current orientation is more east-west.

    It also will create a smoother entry point abutting Abbott Road.

    More dynamic entrances: Plans call for a more prominent approach to the stadium, with a northeast promenade to make entry into the facility easier and a more unique experience.




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