Since the meeting is going to be focused on stadium environmental impact, I'm going to bring up a few topics/suggestions that could push things in a positive direction:
- The A's have cited 35,000 as a likely capacity for their new ballpark. The EIR cites a 45,000-seat stadium, with an appreciable noise increase over the study sample - Qualcomm Stadium with 40,000 in attendance. Noise should be somewhat (though perhaps not proportionally) lower with a smaller stadium design.
- A capacity of 35,000 should require a smaller footprint and less height. I'm going to recommend using PNC Park as a proper example since it's closer to the right size than any of the other HOK ballparks built over the last 20 years.
- A roof with lights built in should help reduce light spill more than with typical light standards.
- Is the dual-stadia concept possible or not? (I didn't think this was well-addressed at the study session)
Aramark has put together a new website promoting the various types of concessions they will make available for this upcoming season. You might like the front page since it has a familiar look to it...
Among the new items available at McAfee Coliseum this season:
- Bagel dog
- Chili cheese dog
- Crispy chicken sandwich
Now if they could only have a chili cheese "big dog" - and a gurney + EMT's to go with it.