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Subject: Re: Visiting Princeton

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Date Posted: 13:20:31 11/09/21 Tue
In reply to: West Coast Crimson 's message, "Re: Visiting Princeton" on 13:05:23 11/09/21 Tue

Academic question, no pun intended. The first-generation rebar in the steel-reinforced concrete was defective, and Palmer was unsalvageable in any sense.

But the new stadium is a gargantuan improvement for the community and the game day fans. The only eternal debate remains whether it should have been placed where it is, or across the lake, where the “Lake Campus” is just about to begin construction 25 years later.

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Date Posted: 16:50:07 11/09/21 Tue

I am an old timer who grew up in Princeton and started attending games in the old Palmer Stadium as early as 1953. I loved Palmer Stadium with its tall arches and green hair (Ivy). But even through my undergraduate years we had crowds in excess of 40,000 a couple of times each year. I don’t think I would want to see a game there today with a crowd <10,000 in a stadium that held 47,000.

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