The Halifax CFL stadium renderings are out, and are they ever the bestest!
This weekend the @SchoonersATL and @SportNovaScotia unveiled the Shannon Park Community Stadium design at the CFL Commissioner @RandyAmbrosie Road Trip national tour. We are so thrilled to be apart of this exciting project! #CFL #football #Halifax #architecture49 #A49 #EllisDon pic.twitter.com/MDlVOEn3nV
— Architecture49 (@architecture49) April 1, 2019
It’s little hard to see the images when they’re that tiny, so let’s blow up, oh, the top right one and:
This is amazing for several reasons, several of which have been spotted by the Halifax Examiner’s Tim Bousquet, who just last week wrote an item wonderfully titled “We are eagerly awaiting the ridiculous architectural renderings that are certain to accompany the stadium sales pitch,” and who yesterday tweeted:
Also, this is a wonderful sporting event, where soccer and football players are using the field AT THE SAME TIME and there's some random woman taking a photo of the sky
— Tim Bousquet (@Tim_Bousquet) April 1, 2019
I also love that the end zone just turns into a pedestrian plaza, the better for Halifax’s lone bike rider (his name is Steve) to ride right out onto the field during a game, and that all the fans in the stands are choosing to watch from the concessions concourse instead of taking seats, and that the stadium lights appear to be on in the middle of the day. But mostly I really love that Cab-Hailing Lady (or her friends know her, Linda) is living out her dream of visiting every imaginary sports stadium in North America. And hailing a cab there.
Meanwhile, Bousquet’s final comment reminds me of a very old strip from Tug McGraw’s (and some unnamed cartoonist’s and ghost writer’s, I’m sure) very old comic Scroogie, which I still have around for some reason:
You know what they say: Comic strips plus time equals architecture. Or something like that.