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Can you believe some ticket holders of the new New York Giants and New York Jets football Stadium, (one in the same) are complaining there are some obstructed seats?
(Which prompted one headline writer to call it, "Field of Beams.")
But then they had to build it; their old stadium was at least 35 years old.
The Yankees and Mets also replaced their "ancient" stadiums last year, giving discounts to some ticket holders with a few posts in the way.
Of course, I realize Dallas had to have a new Cowboy Stadium—their old "8th Wonder of the World" was no longer a "Wonder" at 40.
Funny, the Colosseum, an elliptical amphitheatre, in the center of Rome, completed in the first century A.D, is still around. Seats 50,000 and has no obstructed seats.
Stadium comes from the Greek word, "stadion," a Greek measure of length approximately 200 meters.
This particular stadium, built by Emperor Vespasian & Sons, with the help of a little slave labor, has approximately 80 entrances, so crowds could arrive and leave easily and quickly.
I would imagine when it was ready, a proud now Emperor Titus, one of the sons, conducted a tour of the building:
"Below the wooden arena floor, you can see a complex set of rooms and passageways for wild beasts and other provisions for staging the spectacles...oh stop growling, Hercules!"
The ceilings of the passages and corridors that circled the arena consisted of tiers of vaulted concrete arches that made the ceiling much stronger, than a flat ceiling would have been, without adding excessive weight.
At the top, brackets and sockets carry the masts in which the velarium was suspended.
Do I hear domed stadium?
True, the entertainment got a little out of hand.
You know it was brutal, when not even Russell Crowe survived.
They also had some acts for the kiddies, like mock sea battles, animal hunts and dramas based on classical mythology.
Its run lasted around 500 years.
Today, where huge jungle cats did battle, the Colosseum is home to some of Rome's history-loving stray cat population.
But the facade, framed by half columns of Doric, Ionic and Corinthian orders, is still standing.
A concept, in these disposable times, that may be worth reviving.
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