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Old November 13th, 2010, 12:20 PM   #161
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You could argue that the state of the pitch was one (of many) reasons Gretna went bust.
I'm not sure how. Even if the Gretna team had done better at home, they were still doomed once the owner's family decided they'd rather inherit his money than spend it on a loss-making fotball club.
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Old November 13th, 2010, 06:00 PM   #162
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Wembley Stadium is already a Cathedral ( by our standards). Hehe. The British are lucky.
Wembley is the national stadium for England
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Old November 14th, 2010, 06:36 AM   #163
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I'm not sure how. Even if the Gretna team had done better at home, they were still doomed once the owner's family decided they'd rather inherit his money than spend it on a loss-making fotball club.
Continually having to postpone and eventually relocate matches because of the pitch when you're already on a barebones budget couldn't help matters.
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Old November 14th, 2010, 07:00 AM   #164
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Civic Stadium (War Memorial Stadium) - Buffalo, New York









The old Rockpile! We still mourn the loss.
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Old November 14th, 2010, 08:49 AM   #165
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Candlestick Park, San Fransico

Candlestick was once a great ballpark before football came along:

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Old November 14th, 2010, 09:21 AM   #166
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Exhibition Stadium, Toronto:



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Old November 14th, 2010, 09:36 AM   #167
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Yankee Mallpark's tapered stands make me depressed. Monument Park has the same dreary ambience as a dark alley. So much to dislike about the place. What a missed opportunity by the firm formerly known as HOK.
Geez mrakbaseball do you ever stop? Yankee Stadium is incredible and you know it. Or maybe you're just jaded because SAFECO is an inferior ballpark and you're stuck in Seattle where it rains 300 times a year. Just look at this Majesty of a stadium:

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Compare that to this unfinished looking hulk of metal:
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Theres no comparison. Yankee Stadium is the most beautiful in Baseball, maybe even all of sports. SAFECO is nice, but it doesn't hold a candle to YS.
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Old November 14th, 2010, 04:19 PM   #168
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How does SAFECO look unfinished. It's also probably one of the better ballparks in the league. IMO. Both are really nice stadiums...
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Old November 14th, 2010, 04:50 PM   #169
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Continually having to postpone and eventually relocate matches because of the pitch when you're already on a barebones budget couldn't help matters.
It wouldn't have helped, but would have been minor considering their other debts.

Their owner was quite happy to pump the money in to keep them going as he had been doing for years (he'd pumped in £8 million over the previous 3 seasons), but once he was hospitalised with a brain condition the cheques stopped being signed, and his family had no interest in spending their inheritence supporting the club. The club quickly folded, although a completely new club, playing back in Gretna at the old ground, has since been formed.
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Old November 14th, 2010, 05:28 PM   #170
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Geez mrakbaseball do you ever stop?
Do you ever stop?

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Yankee Stadium is incredible and you know it. Or maybe you're just jaded because SAFECO is an inferior ballpark and you're stuck in Seattle where it rains 300 times a year.
It seldom rains during the summer months in the Pacific Northwest.

The rainy season runs from about mid-fall to mid-spring.
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Just look at this Majesty of a stadium:

Theres no comparison. Yankee Stadium is the most beautiful in Baseball, maybe even all of sports. SAFECO is nice, but it doesn't hold a candle to YS.
Neither of those parks belong in the same conversation with the likes of Target, PNC, AT&T, Camden, etc.. Hell, I'd even rank Petco and maybe even Coors or Busch above either one.

NYS is an overpriced, soullessly contrived monstrosity and a slap in the face to the original.

Accept this and move on.
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Old November 15th, 2010, 03:57 AM   #171
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Neither of those parks belong in the same conversation with the likes of Target, PNC, AT&T, Camden, etc.. Hell, I'd even rank Petco and maybe even Coors or Busch above either one.

NYS is an overpriced, soullessly contrived monstrosity and a slap in the face to the original.

Accept this and move on.
To each his own. I should point out that Anubis took a shot at me while Seattle fans are still in mourning. Classy.

I previously stated my MLB top 10.

1. Safeco
2. AT&T
3. PNC
4. Angel
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6. Fenway
7. Wrigley
8. Coors
9. Kauffman
10. Jacobs/Progressive

I think Target Field is nice, but is overrated. I don't get your infatuation with Busch, that to me a mess. Petco, I would rank higher if it did away with the RF corner, the towers and if the club level was continuous.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 04:45 AM   #172
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Yankee Stadium is incredible and you know it. Or maybe you're just jaded because SAFECO is an inferior ballpark and you're stuck in Seattle where it rains 300 times a year.
Your argument would go further if your opinion wasnt' extremely biased.

back on topic, some great shots of exhibition stadium. If they ever finished the thing it would have probably been a great football stadium for the Argos.
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Old November 20th, 2010, 08:34 PM   #173
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Yankee Mallpark's tapered stands make me depressed. Monument Park has the same dreary ambience as a dark alley. So much to dislike about the place. What a missed opportunity by the firm formerly known as HOK.
Watching a game at Safeco is depressing!!
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Old November 23rd, 2010, 06:21 AM   #174
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Exhibition Stadium, Toronto:



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George Bell and his Gheri Curl used to tear it up in there.
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Old November 24th, 2010, 07:41 PM   #175
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http://www.stadiumzone.weebly.com

has a video of the national stadium of Haiti, also pretty crappy. And what are all those plants doing in the venue? But yes, Exhibition Stadium in Toronto was also awefull, who designed this? Unbelievable this could be realised.
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Old December 24th, 2010, 10:03 AM   #176
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Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the impressiveness that is Ottawa's partially demolished and currently nearly unused Frank Clair Stadium:

Why don't the seats start at ground level?
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Old December 24th, 2010, 01:36 PM   #177
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Why don't the seats start at ground level?
The lower level seats were torn down.
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Old December 27th, 2010, 11:35 PM   #178
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most will probably disagree but i think this is ugly
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WEMBLEY LONDON
I am so grateful that I got to see the old Wembley Stadium. This one just looks like a grain silo that isn't completed yet with that huge hair bow on top. I always expect to see daredevils hanging from that things. Maybe they should make it a thrill ride. The history was much of the old building's mystique.

When I was there I was told that it was "law" that the towers could not be moved. I thought that they would always be a feature integrated into a new structure.
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Old December 28th, 2010, 12:09 AM   #179
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Yes. I like new Wembley, but old towers should have been the ain part of the new design.
Removing them was the worst thing.
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Old December 28th, 2010, 12:11 AM   #180
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Not Really that ugly

[QUOTE=brewerfan386;57146819]Lets get hideous
former Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh



There were a slew of stadiums that had this cookie cutter look. To me they looked like big concrete ashtrays. Philadelphia, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Atlanta, Oakland, Washington and San Diego had pretty much the same stadium. The Astrodome, Kingdome and Olympic Stadium were almost the same with a roof on top. They were all more or less ugly but common.

Then they first appeared they were new like a leisure suit. I remember when Three River Stadium opened it was great and modern. Astroturf... what a marvel. By the time the stadium was ten years old it had lost its luster and by twenty there were plans for a new stadium altogether.

The original design for Three Rivers Stadium called for an open end from foul pole to foul pole. The view would have been much like you see from PNC Park (downtown Pittsburgh from across the river). Since the stadium was to be shared with the NFL football Steelers, the design was modified to completely enclose all six levels of the stadium into a perfect circle. The original design would have had stands that slope as they approached the foul poles and only a few seats would have been in foul territoriality.

This would have been more beautiful than Shea Stadium in New York which was a cookie cutter stadium in all but center field where there were ugly scoreboards.

If Three Rivers Stadium was ugly (it did have a certain attractiveness for a while) then a dozen stadiums were also ugly by pretty much the same level of unattractiveness. If you care to dig up the original drawings it could have been a very nice place for baseball and after the football team moved out it could have been scaled back to pretty much the original plans. The city ended up owing more than the original cost to build the thing which speaks more to publicly funded stadiums than the actual stadium itself.

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