Well, someone screwed the pooch. When I was at the game last night, it was obvious to me what portal stairs away from the field would have done to the flow of pedestrian traffic on the Prom Concourse... It would have essentially blocked it. In order to remedy that, all the services (concessions, bathrooms, elevators, etc.) would need to be pushed out further, increasing the footprint of the stadium. (I took a picture, and will show you what I mean when I get to annotate it).
Originally Posted by Mongoose
That can't be on Fred, Jeff, and Saul.. but only on the architect for not planning properly. The architect should have known well before steel plans were made how much space would be required for portals and reverse stairs..
Yankee Stadium has a larger footprint (wider upper level), and they were able to make their arrangement in the Grandstand work.
20-Game "A" Plan, Prom Box 423.