One of my pet theories is that Northwestern's facility is designed to the aesthetic preferences of a 50 year old Northwestern donor and not a 17 year old football recruit and is therefore not actually that effective.
They have austere, dignified views of Lake Michigan. We have glow in the dark bowling.
All is not well in Evanston- from WSJ
‘You’ll have people spilling out of concerts drunk at 10:30, 11 o’clock.’
Residents in the tree-lined neighborhood are exercised about a plan to replace the 47,000-seat Ryan Field stadium, which opened in 1926.
For decades, the concrete colossus has hosted six or seven football games a year and little else. No alcohol is served inside the stadium. But if Northwestern has its way, the field’s replacement will accommodate those home games as well as women’s lacrosse matches, 10 stadium concerts and an unlimited number of events of up to 10,000 people on the plaza around the stadium. Alcohol will be on the menu.
“You’ll have people spilling out of concerts drunk at 10:30, 11 o’clock, walking around your neighborhood. There will be crimes of opportunity,” said John Sorensen, who lives across the street from Ryan Field. “We’re usually asleep by then.”