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Old March 8th, 2010, 02:54 AM   #21
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Behold the mighty Taylor Field, Regina, Saskatchewan

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Wow, it looks like we found the winner!!!!
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Old March 8th, 2010, 03:31 AM   #22
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And what is so bad about the roofs?
Its because those roofs are huge and ugly. Like that san siro has the ugliest one of them all, those huge trusses are just bulky and make the stadiums look industrial. Stadiums like old trafford are uninviting and depressing looking with all the sun blocked out. A slinder, lightweight looking roof such as soccer city looks good and doesn't make the stadium look dark.
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Old March 8th, 2010, 04:35 AM   #23
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There's some hope for Regina and Saskatchewan, in that they are proposing to build a new 33,000-38,000 retractable roofed stadium, with room to expand to 50,000 for major events.
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Old March 8th, 2010, 05:52 AM   #24
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Its because those roofs are huge and ugly. Like that san siro has the ugliest one of them all, those huge trusses are just bulky and make the stadiums look industrial. Stadiums like old trafford are uninviting and depressing looking with all the sun blocked out. A slinder, lightweight looking roof such as soccer city looks good and doesn't make the stadium look dark.
As a fellow North American I would say I used to agree with you. For a long most Euro stadiums would roofs looked dark and cold and their roofs often aren't things of beauty (though this is beginning to change). However, now I after looking at them more and more I have kind of gotten use to them and even sometime look at stadiums without them as looking somewhat naked.

I think the best middle ground is a perhaps a roof that is elegant and stylistic like many of the new ones are but many of the old roofs are probably worse then having no roof at all from an aesthetic POV.
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Old March 8th, 2010, 07:36 AM   #25
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Nevermind weava, he's the new Ganis. Just look at his other posts, they speak for themselves. He's more or less constantly bitching about Europe or roofs or something.
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Old March 8th, 2010, 10:06 AM   #26
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and "triangle stands for baseball"
Triangle stands?
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Old March 8th, 2010, 11:11 AM   #27
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It's true ugliness is seen up close though. Their fans are always complaining about the concrete that is stained by bat feces.
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Old March 8th, 2010, 12:32 PM   #28
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Behold the mighty Taylor Field, Regina, Saskatchewan



Careful mate, Rider fans, which I am one of, LOVE this stadium and think it is one of the most beautiful in the WORLD. Our only wish is to see the main stand extended around! Imagine that!
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Old March 8th, 2010, 05:58 PM   #29
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I know its down to a severe lack of space in which to build but I've always thought Bradford's Valley Parade looked awful with the side hacked off the Main Stand

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Old March 8th, 2010, 06:59 PM   #31
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I don't think so
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Old March 8th, 2010, 07:44 PM   #32
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Taylor Field is bad. CanadInns Stadium in Winnipeg is equally wretched.






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Old March 8th, 2010, 08:46 PM   #33
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To be fair alot of the stadiums in this list could equally be described as beautiful but that last one (Taylor Field) is a bit of a shocker...
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Old March 8th, 2010, 09:20 PM   #34
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Taylor Field looks utterly fantastic when it's full of people; I could imagine a great atmosphere building up in that huge stand. When it's empty though, well...let's just say it's fine in this thread.
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Old March 8th, 2010, 10:55 PM   #35
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Fritz Walter stadion (Kaiserslautern), fantastic atmosphere but such an awful design














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Old March 8th, 2010, 11:06 PM   #36
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I love that rain gutters system!! So classic.
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Old March 8th, 2010, 11:50 PM   #37
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It's true ugliness is seen up close though. Their fans are always complaining about the concrete that is stained by bat feces.
leave it to a teasip to bag on the Aggies...
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Old March 9th, 2010, 12:10 AM   #38
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I can't believe somebody has put forward the fritz walter, it's an immense stadium.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 12:14 AM   #39
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Agreed.Great stadium.
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Old March 9th, 2010, 12:28 AM   #40
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Taylor Field is bad. CanadInns Stadium in Winnipeg is equally wretched.






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Every stadium in the CFL could be on this list. Thank god there seems to be a stadium construction boom coming in the next 5 years.
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