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    Default Fargodome officials consider adding seats/BEER for Bison games

    Fargodome officials think they can add about 100 seats if they shift the wheel-chair-accessible areas to free up some bleachers. They could also add what’s known as a “party deck” to create more space in the corners, though the view would not be as good as regular seats, according to Sobolik.

    To add a few thousand more seats, structural changes will be needed that could include moving the suites and press box from the east side to the west side. It’s easier to add levels on the west side than the east, which has a lobby that has not been reinforced to bear the extra weight.

    T.L. Stroh Architects, the same firm that had looked at a potential Fargodome convention center, is also looking at ways to add more seats to the arena, according to Piepkorn.
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    Default Re: Fargodome officials consider adding seats for Bison games

    Nice! You must have "shared" the napkin? Party deck = space in the corners!

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    Default Re: Fargodome officials consider adding seats for Bison games

    Get yer popcorn ready!
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    Default Re: Fargodome officials consider adding seats for Bison games

    Take note of who wrote the article... Glad to have him in Fargo.

    Also look for the strong signaling regarding the city's appetite for a bigger stadium.
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    Default Re: Fargodome officials consider adding seats for Bison games

    Make student section bleachers and squeeze them in. Let the end zone be all reserved seats add these corner seats and let's get creative & get the fargodome to 25,000!
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    Default Re: Fargodome officials consider adding seats for Bison games

    Quote Originally Posted by Tatanka View Post
    Take note of who wrote the article... Glad to have him in Fargo.

    Also look for the strong signaling regarding the city's appetite for a bigger stadium.
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    Another shot fired in the battle to get the Convention Center. Good plan using Bison football as a lever.

    Clearly, any costs end up in the lap of NDSU for additional seats.

    Don't expect to ever see seats along the sideline unbolted and replaced with bleacher seating.

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    Default Re: Fargodome officials consider adding seats for Bison games

    Quote Originally Posted by Tatanka View Post
    Take note of who wrote the article... Glad to have him in Fargo.

    Also look for the strong signaling regarding the city's appetite for a bigger stadium.
    Sent from somewhere using my Windows Phone.
    I noticed that as well. It's nice to actually have someone practice journalism.
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    Default Re: Fargodome officials consider adding seats for Bison games

    Glad to finally see folks publicly talk about the problem.

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    Default Re: Fargodome officials consider adding seats for Bison games

    What's the point?

    The financial return on adding thousands of seats will be atrocious.

    Why not charge Elmer and Selma the market price of their 40 yard seats?

    Hell, they could probably build an attached basketball arena with four times as many seats for the same price. Pipe the game in there, call it the kiddie table.
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    Default Re: Fargodome officials consider adding seats for Bison games

    Too bad that the lobby addition wasn't reinforced to bear the extra weight.
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