July 10, 2012 5:43 AM
New Wave staff
The third in a series of public forums on Tulane’s new on-campus stadium will take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday (July 11) at the Audubon Tea Room. The topic is game day operations — basically how to prepare for a football game and produce a successful college athletics event with the least impact on surrounding neighborhoods.
Previous forums have addressed design, parking, lighting and other issues.
Representatives of SMG/Tobler will discuss typical tune-ups for game day, such as pre-game deliveries, dealing with media production and post-game cleanup. Game day activities also will be addressed. Doug Thornton of SMG will describe what will happen on the day of a typical football game and discuss planning for hospitality and tailgating.
Finally, Tulane President Scott S. Cowen will attend the meeting and comment on the planning process, as well as hear feedback and questions about the new facility.
Prior to President Cowen’s comments, attendees will again participate in an interactive table exercise designed to facilitate feedback.
Wednesday’s forum will be moderated again by Greg Otis and Ron Kull of GBBN architects of Cincinnati. The Audubon Tea Room is at 6500 Magazine St. in New Orleans.
As always, those unable to attend will be able to view the evening’s presentation on tulanestadium.com, where it will be posted at the start of the meeting. The transcript of the meeting will be posted next week.
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