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Jim Rockford
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Related question: What's the useful life of a football stadium?


the original sections of TS are approaching 100 years old. At some point I imagine they will have to be reconstructed somehow.






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re: Related question: What's the useful life of a football stadium?


they did some structural work on them in the 80's IIRC





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Haydel
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re: Related question: What's the useful life of a football stadium?


Geaux to sleep.





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LSU NO Tigah
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re: Related question: What's the useful life of a football stadium?


Have you seen the Roman Colliseum?


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Jim Rockford
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re: Related question: What's the useful life of a football stadium?


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Have you seen the Roman Colliseum?


Yeah, it doesn't look in any shape to host a gladiatorial contest.






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bencoleman
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re: Related question: What's the useful life of a football stadium?


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Yeah, it doesn't look in any shape to host a gladiatorial contest.
That's because its 2000 years old. Tiger Stadium is just fine.






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kbol34
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re: Related question: What's the useful life of a football stadium?


The roman coleseum still stands, so at least 2000 years.





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Flame Salamander
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re: Related question: What's the useful life of a football stadium?


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Have you seen the Roman Colliseum?


Vandals football team took it apart as souvenirs.






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LSUGoose
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re: Related question: What's the useful life of a football stadium?


Wrigley Field is 100 years old this year. Steel and concrete doesn't necessarily disintegrate (unless water penetrates). Structural engineers inspect stadiums and bridges all the time.





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Emteein
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re: Related question: What's the useful life of a football stadium?


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Structural engineers inspect stadiums and bridges all the time.


I-35 Mississippi River bridge says, "oh, do they?"






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willthezombie
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re: Related question: What's the useful life of a football stadium?


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Have you seen the Roman Colliseum?


Vandals football team took it apart as souvenirs.


So Idaho's football team was good once?






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junkfunky
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re: Related question: What's the useful life of a football stadium?


I assume a design statement would say about 75 years minimum with routine maintenance and upgrades/improvements extending the life. Of course there are going to be code changes over that time that impact the improvements/upgrades like our current situation with the bathrooms. In order to upgrade the bathrooms they would have to meet current ADA requirements which would require a lot of work to provide handicap accessible toilets.





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