Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Two Issues

Okay, we have two matters on today's agenda:
  • The 'mystery stadium' that had the simple end zones
  • The 'U2 replaces-sod' deal happening around the country

First, the mystery stadium. Those of you who can read an address bar know that the stadium in question is Camp Randall Stadium, home of the Wisconsin Badgers. The picture I linked to the other day is from the Life Magazine archives and did not note the stadium, only that the photo was taken in 1954.

Later I found this photo, which was identified as Camp Randall. The letters on the vestibules were the tipoff.


U2 is on tour throughout our fair country, and their stage is enormous. When the show is set up, the road crew put down an aluminum 'floor' for the show patrons. In stadium with artificial surfaces, this is no big deal.
But...when the show is in a stadium with natrual grass, this can be problematic because the aluminum floor is down for nearly a week.
As a result, the tour is replacing the sod in stadiums that have natural grass.

Tuesday September 29, U2 played FedEx Field, home of the Redskins. Five days later the 'Skins beat the Buccaneers on a field that looked terrible.

More later...

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