I know we're deep in recruiting and (sigh) basketball, but as someone that works in the construction industry, I wonder what's next for Tiger Stadium. I know there's been a lot of improvements done in recent years: the squad room, new scoreboards (both done by a company I worked for in Baton Rouge) and the new east upper deck. But what's next? Here's what I think: 1) Recently I heard of a plan to remove and replace the west upper deck. The reasoning is to make it mirror the new upper deck. I assume that part of this would be to add more luxury boxes, but the long-range plan could be to... 2) Close the bowl on the upper deck. If you notice, there is a gentle curve to the southern end of the new deck. I can only assume that this is a prelude to allowing the end to be closed. Now, here's what I wonder... 1) How many people could fit into Tiger Stadium then? Do you think we could push 110,000+? I think it's possible. 2) Could the architectural heart of the stadium be preserved? Neyland Stadium here in Knoxville had a beautiful concrete facade that's now hidden behind cheap-looking bleacher steel. It's a real shame. Now, the current upper decks at Tiger Stadium are done very nicely in concrete to blend with the old facade. I think if this expansion were to happen one day that no expense should be spared to keep the original look of Tiger Stadium by replicating the arched concrete facade out under the new end zone upper decks. I do NOT want a choppy-looking stadium like Florida has. I think it looks like 4 different architects designed it with no knowledge of what each other was doing. And I don't want to use exposed steel supports for the upper decks just to cheaply add seats. It's not dignified for a structure that's meant so much to us as fans. Am I the only LSU fan that thinks that preserving the "natural" beauty of Tiger Stadium is important? What do you all think?