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  • Hey guys, first post, have been reading this forum for a while now. Anyways, figured I would jump in with some of my own ideas. First one is a ballpark I threw together for the Marlins. I will dig up some of my other designs and post them here as well. Enjoy!

    Last edited by btown12; 03-06-2008, 11:10 AM.


    • Originally posted by willisraverchk77 View Post
      just curious--why the heck would you need such high walls with those distances??
      More fun that way.

      btown12, you're going to have to try uploading those again.
      Greystones Mariners Baseball Club. The oldest baseball club in Ireland. 16 years and still going strong.


      • fixed it, they're showing up for me...of course they were the first time too, haha. hopefully this works.
        Last edited by btown12; 03-06-2008, 11:13 AM.


        • spectacular marlins park
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          • Here's something I've been playing with today. It's influenced by Busch II, the Astrodome, and the Roman Coliseum. The outfield walls are only 5 ft tall, but wait till you hear the dimensions.

            CF: 600 ft
            LF, RF: 480ft
            LC, RC: 580

            There is a lower level of premium seating that is "close" to the field. There is a middle level that is "steeper" yet still somewhat close to the field. There are also luxury boxes sandwhiched inbetween this level and the upper level. Then there is the upper level. I would guess as big as this is it probably can hold around 100,000.

            View from premium seating:

            View from lower level:

            View from upper level:

            The stadium:

            I haven't done the exterior or texturing cause I seem to be having trouble with the program. The idea is that the seating would be all read along with the walls being blue. The actual overall height of the structure is around 320 ft, and the diameter of the outermost wall is 1400 ft.
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            • Something new I'm working on. Took some obvious clues from Minute Maid, though this will be an open air. The top of the first level is street level.
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              • Originally posted by BradC34 View Post
                SketchUp crashed on me while I was working on a ballpark. For those that are good, what are some of your tricks that keep poly count comparitivly low? Thank God for Autosave. Here's some toying around
                Not saying I'm good by any means but definitely use textures as opposed to using faces to create the structure. For example, my Marlins park has 2437 Edges and 736 Faces, not sure what some of your models clock in at. I definitely noticed that 3d text adds a ton of unwanted faces so watch out for that. Also make sure to go through your model and delete any faces that are not needed (i.e. on the inside of or underneath the model where they would never be seen)

                Anyways, all my models are available on 3d warehouse so you're welcome to download them and work with the textures a bit.


                • More work on the ballpark. Kind of sloppy compared to some of yalls work. Still haven't figured out how to do textures instead of faces.

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                  • Here is the latest design I have been working on. Not sure how much it would seat. I took some obvious cues form other ballpark and stadium designs. Most notably would be the design of the right field stands, which is similar to the layout of Angels Stadium. I also remember seeing photos of stadiums in Japan and how people commented on that one had the luxury seating at the top. So, I decided to do the same. I also placed the press box above the upper deck. I know many people griped about Nationals park doing the same thing but my design has it further up. But also the press area isn't as high up compared to Nationals Park since the luxury boxes are above it instead of below it. I also took a slight cue from Candlestick Park in it's original configuration by having the upper deck extend shorter down the right field line than it does down the left field line.

                    I have posted the field dimensions. The wall heights are 8 ft tall from the left field foul pole all the way to the 399' mark in right center where the stands start. From there it grows to 12ft between the 399' and the 372' mark at the right field power alley. from there to the right field foul pole the wall height is 12 ft. This effect is caused by the field cutting into the deck structure. I wanted the main grandstand to have most seats face the middle of the field (just beyond 2nd base between 2nd and center field). This results in the seats down the left field line having the front rows be cut into by the foul line. The bleachers in left field are slightly double decked similar to PNC Park or GABP.
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                    • Ok here are the individual seating levels. The first is the field level seats and the lower bleachers in left field. The light grey is the concourse and the darker grey are stairs, elevators, ramps and escelators.

                      The second is the loge level and the upper left field bleachers. As with Angels Stadium, Busch III, Camden Yards and many others, party suites are placed at the back of this level of seating and tucked under the terrace level.

                      The 3rd is the terrace level. The notch in the back of the seating behind home plate is where the press area is. Also, I went against the trend and NO SPLIT LEVEL UPPER DECK.
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                      • More of the seating levels. The first is the press level behind home plate.

                        The second is the first luxury seating level. The blue area near the left field corner is the first story of a two level restaurant for the luxury suite fans.

                        The third is the second luxury seating level. The blue area near the left field corner is the second story of the two level restaurant. These levels are tucked under the roof canopy that covers half of the upper deck seating.
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                        • What are you doing these drawings with, stlfan? I'm liking it so far. I can see how the right field seats have the pre-73 Yankee Stadium renovation look to them - the way the outfield wall cuts back into the stands like that. Hope to see a 3-D representaion of it.


                          • 3D as in a model or as in 3D computer programming. I don't see either happening anytime soon. I don't have to time or space to do models anymore and nor do I have much knowledge of 3D programs. I did all of these drawings in illustrator, using a rough sketch as a guideline.
                            Last edited by stlfan; 05-21-2008, 02:32 PM.


                            • Ah, gotcha. I was talking about 3D on the computer. Actual models do take a while. I'm screwing around with a Sketch-up park right now. It's not done, but I'll post it soon anyway.


                              • Here is a rough sketch I had done while doing the overall grandstand layout. This is a view looking towards the outfield from foul pole to foul pole.
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