Bring the noise? Broncos expecting loud welcome
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The University of Washington spent over $250 million on renovations for Husky Stadium. There are 146 new toilets, a 108 ft. by 31 ft. video board, and some major alterations intended to make the atmosphere louder. The field has been lowered four feet to create an echo effect, and the track has been removed, putting the 70,000+ fans closer to the action.
"We just know it's going to be really loud," said Broncos quarterback Joe Southwick. "They're up there in the country, and I think a brand new shiny stadium will crank it up even higher."
"I feel like that's the biggest problem for the offensive line more than anybody," explained offensive tackle Charles Leno Jr. "We are the ones making calls and we have to pay attention to the snap count and everything like that. The other guys can look at the ball."
Like previous years, coach Chris Petersen has been blasting artificial crowd noise during Boise State's practices. He said Husky Stadium will be loud, but the Broncos are used to opening their seasons in noisy venues.
"I mean it can only get so loud. When you can't hear, you can't hear," said Petersen. "It gets to the point where they can be louder but it's not going to matter all that much."