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  • #91
    lol, funky, the shape is somewhat like the old Yankee stadium. I did somthing like that last year each day when I had finished a final (I guess I will have more now cause of more mid terms and regents)

    I just never used color, and I focused more on the seating than the field, that one in paint is impressive cause I cant do that I can do it on excel though

    you have all seen mine right? ive been working on another, its a copy of my home park on MVP 05, when you see how I have improved, you will be blown away! the bullpens are pretty amazing, the new ones, but, they arent to scale like the old ones were. Its taking a while cause for the seats I am making it section by section, having it look just like an aerial view of "Yankee Park"

    the above one, the changes to yankee stadium, mine would be dif, cause im a teen (15, 16 in march) and the current one is what I have grown up with.

    what I would do, is keep the OF how it is, I like it, and I would not mess with anything behind the OF wall. I might knock out the old seating right in center field (cause they cant be used, and painted black) I would put like a building in, but not is huge and stupid as the one in the pics of the new park. Or, maybe I would do what the Rangers have. If not, the building could be a nice place for a resturant, black tinted plexy glass windows.

    Next I will get rid of all the seats in left center, and turn it into a berm with a picnic area at the top of it. Berms are cool, and not somthing many major league parks have, maybe even throw a little pool in there, its somthing thats catching on with minor league parks too. Then I would knock out the middle level of seats around the park, its very small, not needed, and I would put in the lux suites. The last thing I would do, is if needed, redu whole floors, (not knock them down, the insides of them) redu concourses, seats, everything to make it fan friendly. the seat color would not be the famous green, and not navy blue either, but Yankee Blue.


    • #92
      I haven't seen any of your work. Where is it? If my stadium looks like Yankee Stadium it's purely coincidental. I don't really remember what it looks like from above. I designed this stadium (the hand-drawn one) because I'm a lefty and it would be advantageous. But I made left field short too because I like to go the opposite way as well. The wind blows in off the bay, and makes it similar to Wrigley. On a calm day, a hitter's park. But when that wind gets whippin accross the bay, nothing is coming out of there.

      I didn't really focus on the seating... Only on the cross-section.

      PS I'm only 16 too.


      • #93
        lol, no offence, but a 16 year old doesnt know how to spell visitor? lol I guess I cant say much cause I suck at spelling to you can see my work here: (or at least some)

        I have done this on excel (as of now you need excel to see these, later I will turn them into jpgs.)

        I have done:

        v 1
        v 1.1
        v4 minor
        v4 major
        v5 mvp 05 (being worked on)

        you can only see v 4.

        here is 4: 4 major.xls


        • #94
          Great work guys! I think I'm gonna post some more of my old designs this weekend.


          • #95

            The town that the park would be in is in Quebec. A province whose first language is french. So I decided that that would be a nice touch. I figured people would say something about that.

            Also, what do people think about my cross-section? Elvis? Would it be viable from an engineering aspect (without taking money into account)? And more importantly, do you guys like it?
            Last edited by Richmond Hill Phoenix; 09-16-2006, 12:25 AM.


            • #96
              it wasnt spelled visiteur, it was spelled visiteor.
              LETS GO YANKEES!


              • #97
                Great work guys! I think I'm gonna post some more of my old designs this weekend.
                lol, over the summer, I have basicly gone to every thread that is like this, and saw like all of your work, but I dont care to see it again!
                LETS GO YANKEES!


                • #98
                  Originally posted by J25nadroj2042
                  it wasnt spelled visiteur, it was spelled visiteor.
                  The pen I was using was pretty inky, so it kind of bled. You can see a little gap at the top. I meant to change it, but I didn't think anyone would be so critical .


                  • #99
                    Originally posted by J25nadroj2042
                    lol, over the summer, I have basicly gone to every thread that is like this, and saw like all of your work, but I dont care to see it again!
                    Well, I've only posted probably less than 1% of the stadium designs I've drawn - as the saying goes, you ain't seen nothin' yet, like it or not.


                    • Originally posted by RichmondHillPhoenix

                      Also, what do people think about my cross-section? Elvis? Would it be viable from an engineering aspect (without taking money into account)? And more importantly, do you guys like it?
                      I like it. It would need a slight tweak in the roof design maybe to make it realistically doable, but I like it - good job!


                      • Well, I've only posted probably less than 1% of the stadium designs I've drawn - as the saying goes, you ain't seen nothin' yet, like it or not.

                        Cool! wether I saw it allready or not, it would be cool to see some more of your work!
                        LETS GO YANKEES!


                        • If you guys would want to make your ideas come to life, you could use a program such as what I use: Google Sketchup. Here are some examples of a football stadium I made last month (sorry, I havent made any baseball stadiums yet). It's pretty easy to use considering all of the instruction I got were the video tutorials on the sketchup website. I've only been using this for a couple months and I find it to be pretty fun. It's free too.

                          Grab some pine, MEAT!!!


                          • cool! nice pics

                            Elvis still wating from you with anticipation
                            LETS GO YANKEES!


                            • when you get the time, I cant wait!
                              LETS GO YANKEES!


                              • I haven't sketched it, but this is how my dream ballpark would look:

                                LF line: 310 ft.

                                Deepest Center: 420 ft.

                                RF Line: 302 ft.

                                I'd put an imposing 37 ft. wall in LF, with a quirky triangular-shaped CF and the bullpens in RF. I would also configure the wall in RF so that it goes out sharply and curves around, making it more like 380 ft. in right-center.

                                Wait a minute. . . isn't there already a ballpark like this?

                                Sorry, fellas. . . nothing I could design would be more perfect than Fenway Park.