Pete Ward was a great guy who also put on a scholarship fundraising dinner every year, for many years, for high school athletes. Always had big sport names in attendance. Rest in Peace Pete.
Best Pac-12 Stadium Press Box View...1. Cal. Looking into Strawberry Canyon or looking west over the San Fran Bay. 2. Fall at Autzen on a clear morning. Looking up the McKenzie River valley and seeing the mountains and fall colors.
Many cool stadiums in PAC12. Difficult to pick the best, but I think John hit on the top 5. We can all agree that any stadium at full capacity is better than half empty ones with better views.
Thank you for the Pete Ward retrospective, John.
I liked every press box in the Pac-12. In addition to the ones you and Jon Wilner mentioned, I particularly enjoyed the view from Memorial Stadium in Berkeley. ... Thanks for the mention of Pete Ward's passing. He was a local institution.
Will UO be enlarging their giant new video board in response?
So with the Air raid offense coming back can we expect to see 75 passing attempts per game again? /sarc (sort of).
Very thoughtful tribute to Mr Ward. Well said.
Where has the press box been at Reser Stadium & where will it be after new side of stadium is completed? Have planners/designers put as much thought into press accommodations as other amenities?
I reckon Pete Ward would have looked fondly on the forest of tents dotting all over Portland (and elsewhere). I'm ready for some football.
Speaking of Air Raid, I never liked it when stadiums played an air raid siren as part of the game. Indianapolis comes to mind, but after hearing sirens on live cams from Ukraine, I hope all football teams discontinue the use.