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Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

October 30, 2010 at 2:02 PM

Pre-game scenes

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I’ve made it to Husky Stadium, a drive from the south end that wasn’t all that easy today. Lots of traffic on I-5 meant lots of using alternate routes for yours truly.
Not a lot of people around the stadium yet, however, as you can see in the first picture taken around 1:45 or so. I think this will be the proverbial late-arriving crowd.
We arrived here to find out at the elevator to the press box was busted at the moment, so we all trudged up the ramp and then the steps, something I’ve never done before.
So I took a couple pictures along the way.
First is what it looked like looking out to the lake-end of the parking lot, where you still see some tailgating going on despite the construction.
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And next is what the big hole where the SoundTransit station is being constructed looks like from high up on the ramp.
The Transit station should aid greatly in getting everyone to and from Husky Stadium in five years or so, though until then it’s a little bit of a disruption for everyone. It seems like most people have just dealt with it, however, as I have gotten a lot of e-mails from anyone since the first game, people appearing to adjust to the new surroundings here.
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As I finish this, it’s getting even more gray out, the rain cascading down. I don’t think it will be very pleasant for those who have to watch from the stands. The hope will obviously be that the Huskies give their fans something to have made the trip worth it. If not, this could be like the 2005 Oregon State game here, maybe the bleakest atmosphere I can ever remember.

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