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Old June 8th, 2016, 05:34 AM   #61
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Look, Phantom Dreamer. At least they tried. You rather have cookie cutters where you just have soul-less circles and other shapes without any personality? They should of thought ahead with the roof, but hindsight is a b*tch, isn't it. You gotta commend them for putting at least some effort for trying new things and helping the fan experience and improving the stadium over the years.
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Old June 8th, 2016, 09:29 AM   #62
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Hindsight is really good though. I also omitted the Bourbon Street imitation with the office complex in the outfield enclosing the stadium earlier.
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Old June 8th, 2016, 04:12 PM   #63
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Isn't the new stadium going to be near it.
Yeah, but it won't be brick lol
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Old June 8th, 2016, 04:24 PM   #64
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Being original anymore isn't that hard if you ask me. The most original features are unused concepts:

Tampa's Downtown St. Pete stadium was going to be white on the outside with a lot of glass:


The other rays idea for an ETFE retractable roof was original:


The A's Cisco Park was going to have seats on the building across the street like the cubs used to have and seats that went over the street so cars could still drive over it:




The A's other park idea was going to have Center Field boxes that hung over the field:


Let's not forget the Marlins idea for shade on shade:


Or the Weird Cornucopia design:
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Old June 8th, 2016, 09:15 PM   #65
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Yeah, but it won't be brick lol
So the location was never the problem. LOL.
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Old June 9th, 2016, 12:09 AM   #66
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People want to be comfortable. Sitting in 100° heat isn't appealing to the majority.
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Old June 9th, 2016, 02:26 PM   #67
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So the location was never the problem. LOL.
It was, is, and always will be the problem, you've probably seen my posts about it. But if that's what they want to after years of stats showing they should go in a different direction, I can't stop them.
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Old June 9th, 2016, 06:36 PM   #68
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It was, is, and always will be the problem, you've probably seen my posts about it. But if that's what they want to after years of stats showing they should go in a different direction, I can't stop them.
Where did you find those photos of stadium designs that were never used.
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Old June 10th, 2016, 03:27 PM   #69
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Where did you find those photos of stadium designs that were never used.
Stadiumpage.com He has an unrealized concept section on the right side. Sorry I forgot not everyone knows about stadium page, he frequented the other stadium blog I go to.
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Old June 12th, 2016, 01:48 AM   #70
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With emphasis on frequented. Past tense.
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Old August 14th, 2016, 06:33 PM   #71
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Before the Texas Rangers and the city of Arlington decided to ask voters to fund a new $1 billion retractable-roof stadium to keep fans cool, the team considered other options to provide relief from the heat, including a massive shade structure on Globe Life Park.

The metal canopy would have cost at least $80 million and extended up to 100 feet over sections of the current seating area. While shading at least 75 percent of the stadium’s spectators, it still would have left those closest to the field exposed to the sun during a day game.
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/lo...e95513077.html
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Old August 14th, 2016, 08:18 PM   #72
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I kinda prefer that extended canopy idea to a fully enclosed structure.
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Old August 15th, 2016, 08:01 PM   #73
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Could be a nice stopgap, although the Rangers have their sights on a new retractable-roof ballpark.
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That seems like a nice renovation that wouldn't break the bank like a stadium would
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