Was Downtown at the office today, so I decided to walk up to the Palumbo to take a look at what was going on with the upgrades.
Here are a few snapshots.
This is the Forbes Avenue side, where the seats are completely ripped out:
Here is a shot of a worker putting in some of the blue seats on the non-bench side:
This is something of particular interest, one would think.
This photo is of a non-bench side, press-row side, non-padded seat, one nearer the ends of the floor:
And here is a padded seat, one of the ones near midcourt on the non-bench side.
Have to say, there is a very recognizable difference in the two. I sat in both of them and the padded one offers a lot more support, while the one without the padding is just so-so.