|Webcams offer a look at stadium renovation|
|Written by Tim Rosenberger, Reporter|
|Sunday, 13 January 2013 18:44|
Two live webcams overlooking the renovations at ISU’s Hancock Stadium are giving alums the chance to reconnect to their alma mater, Megan Thompson, ISU’s strategic communications director, said.
There has been a lot of excitement surrounding the additions to the stadium since they were first announced, and with so many alumni not living in town, the web cameras allow them to share in the anticipation, Thompson said.
Thompson is hoping the live cameras persuade people, who are unsure about the stadium additions, to buy into it, whether it be purchasing season tickets or getting club access.
Both cameras are accessible 24/7 at GoRedbirds.com/hancockrenovation and offer a different perspective on the construction.
One is a static shot and is located across the street at the Bone Student Center.
The second, a mobile camera, is situated above the press box at Hancock and allows one user at a time to control its angle for 20 or so seconds.
“Hopefully it gets alumni, who aren’t in the area anymore, a sense of pride,” Thompson said. “Honestly, ’cause it’s going to look good and the project is shaping up very well.”
Some of the add-ons to the stadium include a new concession stand, an indoor club available to club seat holders, and possibly a new scoreboard and sound system, if it can be afforded.
Since they are construction cameras obtained from a company that already works with the university, and not actual webcams, there was initially some trouble in getting the IP address to work properly, Thompson said.
Beyond that initial problem, however, setting them up has been fairly stress free, she added.
The cameras went online in mid-December.
How long they will be available to the public has yet to be determined.
Construction on the stadium is currently planned to finish around July of 2013, with the stadium being fully up and running by September.