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Old June 14th, 2006, 03:49 AM   #1
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CLEVELAND - FirstEnergy Stadium (73,200)

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Looks like Cleveland wants a Super Bowl. Here's a link:

Possible roof for Cleveland Browns Stadium

Here's a wireframe picture:



The stadium is large enough. I'm questioning the stadium itself. I don't know if it can hold the roof. Thoughts?

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Old June 14th, 2006, 05:17 AM   #2
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Maybe a good idea? They get some shitty weather near the end of the year. I think Cleveland and Buffalo should both have domes. But I think $90 million is to low. I would guess closer to$200 million. What about the field?
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Old June 14th, 2006, 05:35 AM   #3
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The Browns should concentrate on putting a halfway descent team on the field before they worry about a roof.
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Old June 14th, 2006, 05:54 AM   #4
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Maybe a good idea? They get some shitty weather near the end of the year. I think Cleveland and Buffalo should both have domes. But I think $90 million is to low. I would guess closer to$200 million. What about the field?
The field would either be grass or that new turf. I'm betting it's turf. It can't be removed the field like in Arizona.
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Old June 14th, 2006, 09:18 AM   #5
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The website shows the roof being supported by external supports so it certainly looks doable. It could be worth the money to make it a year round facility Ford Field does all concert, monster truck, etc business that the Silverdome did in the off season. Not to mention the possibility of getting a Super Bowl
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Old June 14th, 2006, 07:29 PM   #6
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This would be cool. Definitely one of my favorite stadiums in the world. Not to mention it has full soccer dimensions. So yet another World Cup venue.



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Old June 14th, 2006, 08:59 PM   #7
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I'd rather they spend more money and get rid of the whole cantilever system.



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Old June 14th, 2006, 10:06 PM   #8
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wtf is that, way to european for my taste, looks like a bird's nest.
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Old June 14th, 2006, 11:14 PM   #9
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Why not? They've had a retractable team for years.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 06:51 AM   #10
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Cleveland Browns stadium may have to undergo significant upgrades while they are trying to add that retractable roof. The stadium may be a white elephant because it is guaranteed to only host ten events a year. Also, a domed stadium would have served as a much needed replacement for the Cleveland Public Auditorium and the IX Centre near the airport. seriously, though, I don't see a domed browns stadium happening unless a new convention centre is built nearby. That convention centre could be built under the cleveland Mall or west of the Stadium itself. I may have a hard time over which is the better option for a convention centre site.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 03:24 PM   #11
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But seriously, aren't the Browns supposed to be one of those salt of the earth teams in the mold of the Packers, Bears or Steelers? I guess we aren't talking about Lambeau though. Add it to the World Cup bid list.
First thing that came to mind when I saw this. Granted, I'm among those who'd love to see a Super Bowl in a cold weather location. Suck for the execs looking for a paid vacation, but would be great for the true fans of the game. Packers, Bears, Steelers, Browns, Bills, Jersey A/B... Those teams need to play fully in the elements. Any real NFL fans will tell you watching games in the snow is a wonderful thing.

And don't do this just for the Super Bowl. Either more and more facilities will share in the hosting, meaning Cleveland might host once every 20+ years, or the rotation will remain predominantly among Miami, Arizona and San Diego for all the bigwigs looking for a week of golfing or beach time.

That being said, I must admit the model design looks attractive and domed stadiums can be highly functional beyond the NFL games. This would be a sad trend, though, if more and more NFL games were played indoors simply to accommodate conventions and big concerts. If the league needs that much more revenue, then maybe it should consider cutting costs first.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 03:37 PM   #12
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Holy Crap!! Is that people I see?!?!?! In Cleveland!

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Old January 29th, 2008, 04:02 PM   #13
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Is there any up to date info on this? That article is from May 2006. Is this plan still in the works or has it been passed?
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Old January 29th, 2008, 06:32 PM   #14
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it would be a huge waste of many for the city of cleveland.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 07:05 PM   #15
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Holy Crap!! Is that people I see?!?!?! In Cleveland!

Hey, Cleveland did very well this year, they just barley missed the playoff...and they screwed over my Cowboys...THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO SUCK SO WE COULD GET THERE HIGH DRAFT PICK!!!!

Yet i digress, I think cleveland would be a great location for a Super Bowl, It got allot of good marks during the NBA Finals, I think they could pull it off.

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it would be a huge waste of many for the city of cleveland.
Arnt they raising private funds?
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Old January 29th, 2008, 10:32 PM   #16
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I know it's about attracting mroe fans and making it more suitable for the fans but the meaning of football is slowly going away.. All you'll have soon is HS and college football playing in the elements... Football is weather.. weather is football haha
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Old January 30th, 2008, 12:55 AM   #17
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Well the NFL has been catering to the wine and cheese crowd for a long time now. The brains and wallet are in the NFL but college and HS have always been, and will always be where the soul is.
Very true.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 07:59 PM   #18
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Cool idea for Cleveland, butI don't know about roofing The Ralph, it's a pretty wide stadium, 950 feet wide if you roof the lower concourse, 760 feet wide from bathroom tower to bathroom tower. Browns Stadium is 726 feet wide at the top of the upper decks, that's pretty wide too but the shape is a lot easier to roof than the Ralph.

For comparison The O2 dome is 1,143 feet wide, the Superdome is "only" 750 feet wide, and U. of Phoenix stadium is 715ft wide. The Ralph could be roofed using a fabric roof like the O2 (the company that roofed the O2 is from Buffalo, so that works ) But then it would not be retractable.
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Old March 18th, 2008, 05:23 PM   #19
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Absolutly ugly!
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Old March 18th, 2008, 07:01 PM   #20
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^LOL

Add it to the World Cup bid list.
Well, except Cleveland does not exactly have an international or cosmopolitan atmosphere the way New York, Los Angeles, Boston, San Francisco, Tampa/Orlando, etc., do.

For a 2nd World Cup, it is so....Rust Belt? Besides, World Cup games are preferred to be played in the open air.
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