Nippert Stadium, which has been the home for Cincinnati Bearcats football longer than most people on this planet have been alive, is undergoing a renovation to get a major facelift. Since UC broke ground on their monumental project, Tom Gelehrter and project manager Bob Marton have been providing us regular updates on the progress. Their most recent one appears to be their most noteworthy yet, as the construction underground is coming to an end and we can finally see the actual press box rise into the sky.
- The primary structures going up now are three “cores”, which is the base portion of the infrastructure upon which the remainder of the press box will be erected. Did I just blow your mind with my engineering lingo or was it blatantly obvious I was the opposite of an engineering major in college?
- To get a perspective of how high those cores are, the third level club section will be built immediately above them, in case you Richie Riches are curious as to how high above the peons below your money is buying you.
- Also, you’ll get to ride in an elevator to get there. #ImNotJealousAtAll
- Most of the video are clips from the CGIed fly through of the stadium, giving us a good idea of what a soldout, fully renovated Nippert will look like in just over a year’s time. I don’t care that I’ve seen them several dozen times, it will never get old.
- UC is fabricating steel from a local manufacturer. That’s called helping out the community.
- Something’s going to happen with the main crane that’s onsite but I couldn’t begin to explain what that is. It’s going to get taller, I think.
- BONUS VIDEO: Nippert Stadium Construction Time Lapse