The problem with all the goings on with the hayward field situation is that no stadium can be built to optimize the experience of a 4000 person event
, 10,000, 12,000 and 30000 person event.
Style points aside, although i would prefer a more traditional look much like most of the recent baseball stadiums, it is impossible to satisfy the large range of crowd sizes.
The way i see it you need to build for 8000-12000 with the abilty to bring in temporary seats for the few times you need more. This is what they currently do.
Building for 30000 people is building for a one time event that wont come around for another 20-40 years. Doing this is really going to ruin the majority of events(dang near every single one). Go look at all the empty seats in large arenas for basketball, including ncaa regional games.
Again, i prefer a tradional look as it would fit the area better. However most importantly i prefer an environment that maintains the intimacy of the best track meets in the US (ncaa, trials, pre classic). These meets will be around at a rate of 60-100 times more than a once in lifetime WC.
It goes without saying that improving the facilities for athletes is a priority along with the fan experience.
I also dont inderstand how the current architechts and leaders havent confidently addressed what seems to be impossible (intimate experience for 8000 people and 30000 people and how this will be accomplished.
I dont get how bright people including lananna and phil knight are willing and wanting to sell out for the WC event at the expense of everything else
Eugene would be better off not hosting WC