Picturing the Arena

February 17, 2011 at 2:00pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

For those of you concerned about what the arena will look like, February 25 is your day. That’s the day architectural renderings will be delivered to the JPA. So far we’ve been looking at renderings like these, but they have been tentative. The real deal comes next week.

Haymarket Arena rendering

Personally I’m not opposed to the current look, although I know many folks think it’s horrid. My only concern with it is expansion—can you expand something like that in a manner that’s architecturally consistent?

Some of you are probably hoping for a particular look. What do you have in mind?

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meatball February 17, 2011 at 2:47pm

I actually liked one of the very early designs that was floated and soundly bashed—the one that somewhat resembled the NU Coliseum or a modern version of Hinkle Fieldhouse (http://butlersports.cstv.com/school-bio/butl-facilities.html) where Butler U plays and where the championship game in Hoosiers was filmed. I think a modern version could be kind of cool and would fit the historic district. I just hope they get it right.

JT February 17, 2011 at 3:55pm

Conseco Fieldhouse should be the benchmark especially for an arena with a college team as the main tenant. It was designed to have a small gym feel and looks cool on the outside.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/339818-home-court-advantage-the-top-10-best-arenas-in-the-nba/page/12

http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&sugexp=ldymls&xhr=t&q=conseco+fieldhouse&cp=9&bav=on.1,or.&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&biw=1024&bih=653

Peter February 17, 2011 at 6:58pm

I like Conseco, but I like the Sprint Center more,

http://kcfilm.com/sprint-center/

JT February 18, 2011 at 1:23pm

Sprint is really cool and if they can find a way to make a modern structure fit into the Haymarket’s aesthetic then I’m all for it. I just don’t think that’s the direction they’ll go.

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