Thread: Vikings won't practice outdoors
01-02-2013, 08:17 PM #21
The underground heating and drainage system was redone in 1997, with a system of pipes filled with a solution including antifreeze replacing the electric coils. After the 2006 season, the surface, heating, and drainage system was replaced
I remember the talk about the second refit on the field because of a crown that was added in the center lower toward the sidelines for drainage and made the leap in the endzone more of a challenge. (causing Favre to think about retiring )
In 2006, the Green Bay Packers decided to renovate the "actual" field. However, this decision was not due to the field heating system, but the integrity and logistics of its age old construction. The field was completely removed down to the sub-grade including the field heat tubing, drainage, irrigation, and electrical systems. The areas within the field were graded to achieve one final elevation, thus removing the many sloped entrances and pathways within the bowl. This final elevation is actually nearly 12" lower than the previous installed field, making the famous "Lambeau Leap" a larger obstacle for some players.
The field received a new heating system located 10" below the surface. There is an estimated 30 miles of tubing that controls the heating of not only the field, but the camera path, players entrance, and trench drain. The system also received new boilers, pumps, valves and an updated controls system.
I think they wanted to run Old Milwaukee beer in the pipes but it is too close to water and would freeze
01-02-2013, 08:28 PM #22
Playing in cold weather is not an advantage to anyone no matter how much you play in it. Ice is ice, wet is wet, slippery is slippery. Your fingers don't get less cold because you played a couple of games in cold weather. It really comes down to the equipment manager. If you are wearing the right stuff you play just as well as anyone else. It's about gloves, cleats, and staying warm on the side line so you are ready to go in. I understand they have heating tubes under Lamebo. As long as its not ice AP can make his cuts. Where its really cold is in the stands for the fans.
01-02-2013, 09:09 PM #23
You said "the coldest he's had to deal with was Maryland in November, which can be cold, but wasn't really at the time." Giving only presumed geographic and temporal information as it pertains to temperature, so I made a correction using the same information, presuming that Green Bay in December is colder than Maryland in November.
01-03-2013, 08:46 AM #24Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.
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When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?
01-03-2013, 10:01 AM #30Many many thanks to my talented friend Jos for the new Sig.