Question about Red Bull Areana..

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by kilobio, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. kilobio

    kilobio Member

    Jul 25, 2009
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Although it look very nice, but It seems to me that the field is very small from what I see form Webcam. Does anyone know the size of the field in Red Bull Areana, I can't find it anywhere.
     
  2. Ruict

    Ruict Member

    Oct 10, 2009
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I saw the webcam also, the cam is on a zoom setting.
    It s/b fine, I don't think it will be as wide as the Home Depot Center, it is bigger than Giant Stadium deminsions.
     
  3. soccerfan

    soccerfan BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 13, 1999
    New Jersey
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The pitch in Red Bull Arena will be 225′ wide by 360′ long. By comparison, our dimensions for Giants Stadium are 213′ by 330′ long. 3 feet is a yard that is 120x75

    Home Depot Center -120 x 75 yards
    Crew Stadium 115x75 yards
    Pizza Hut Park 117x74 yards
    Toyota Park 120x75 yards
     
  4. Revolt

    Revolt Member+

    Jun 16, 1999
    Davis, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I recall the Galaxy played a few games with the full 75 yard width. Now they play a more standard width and the stands seem to be very far from the field. I've thought it woud be cool if the HDC added a few rows closer to the field. (And, yes I do understand the attendance limits that AEG inked with CSDH - it would still be great if it could be done.)
     
  5. JasonMa

    JasonMa Member+

    Mar 20, 2000
    Arvada, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    DSG Park is big enough for 120x80, which is what it was lined for in 2007. In 2008 Clavijo reportedly had it reduced to 120x75, and Smith chose to stay with that for this season.

    (I'm not so sure the FO didn't reduce it to add fieldside seats though ;) )
     
  6. socluis90

    socluis90 Member+

    Aug 11, 2004
    So Cal
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Yeah man, the first years were awesome because they used the whole field which made the fans feel closer to the game. Now one end has a gap with advertising and both sidelines are somewhat distant from the field.
     
  7. jayd8888

    jayd8888 Member+

    Aug 22, 2006
    Denver CO
    200 tons of awesome were used to build Red Bull Arena. I CANT freaking wait to see a game there.
     
  8. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Actually, 75 yards is the standard width. The HDC's current playing width is substandard. :p

    Closer to home, I pray that Frank Yallop finally widens the playing field at Buck Shaw Stadium to 75 yards from the ridiculously (in a very bad way) narrow 71 yards he's played with in the last two seasons and keeps the 115 yards playing length intact (120 yards is the ideal length, but 115 yards is acceptable and is apparently the maximum playing length that Buck Shaw can accommodate) instead of regressing back to the equally-ridiculous 110 yards length as he did in the last offseason.


    -G
     
  9. soccermilitant

    soccermilitant Member+

    Jan 14, 2009
    St.paul
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    great another person bitching about a ss stadium
     
  10. NYCfan

    NYCfan New Member

    Aug 25, 2006
    NYC, New York
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ^

    Great another dipsh@t that lacks reading comprehension skills and can't tell the difference between asking a question and bitching.
     
  11. jass

    jass Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Club:
    Parana Curitiba
    Nat'l Team:
    Mexico
    I have only watched on game on TV at Buck Shaw...

    Did a smaller field lead to faster games?
     
  12. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That and "improved defense" may have been Frank Yallop's intentions, but the smaller field didn't really help out in either regard. If anything, it was rather counter-productive for a team mainly built (at least for most of the season) on flank play that depends on having space, even when the midfield was strengthened in mid-season with the additions of Ramón Sánchez and André Luiz Moreira.

    Among other things, there were many times when plays died because normal-length passes would just get out of bounds before the receiving player could catch up to the ball, where on a regular-sized field they'd have kept it in and continued on with the play.

    Conversely, the up-down play became more noticeably flowing after the field was lengthened from 110 yards to 115 yards near the end of the season.


    -G
     
  13. metroflip73

    metroflip73 Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    NYC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I know the feeling. Picked out my seat the other week.
     
  14. Papin

    Papin BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 19, 1998
    le côté obscur
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Galaxy opened HDC playing the full 80-yard width.
     
  15. Chris '66

    Chris '66 New Member

    Aug 9, 2007
    Brooklyn, NY
    I remember the original 80 yard width as well for the HDC, but the reduction to say 70 is possible the way it looks on TV.
     
  16. westsidepunk

    westsidepunk New Member

    May 31, 2003
    Tucson, AZ
    I don't think it has been cut all the way down to 70. They played with the full 80 the first year and still had room on the sideline for advertising boards and some space. It has been cut back in the subsequent seasons. I would still guess that playing surface is around 75 yards wide. There is just a lot of extra room surrounding it.
     

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