Friday, July 22, 2011

Pegula Ice Arena: Another Angle

Just before noon this morning, Pegula Ice Arena architect Crawford Architects posted an album of their sports portfolio on their Facebook page. Here's one of the pictures (click on all pictures in this post for a larger size).

Now, the picture wasn't captioned, but...

So we have a pretty good grasp on the exterior and the scoreboards...get me a shot of the seating bowl, and I think we're set.

UPDATE 2:17 P.M.: Shortly after the original post, Crawford added to the album - including a picture of a Pegula Ice Arena suite, as well as captions for both PIA pictures. The rumors are true: every suite will contain at least two pictures of Teddy Hume.

UPDATE 8:41 P.M.: Courtesy of Penn State alumnus Steven Pierce, here's a picture of Guy Gadowsky pointing at a sketch of the seating bowl. His recollection of what Gadowsky said while showing it confirms everything we know about the design.

The left side is PSU shoot twice, where it seems to separate itself from the regular bowl is the student section (including a section for the band). If I remember right, the plan is that the main part of the bowl will be chair back seats and the student section will be wide bleachers (designed for standing on). Coach also said that the bowl is going to be as steep as code will allow which should allow for a great home ice advantage and sight lines.

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