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10.0 65 21.24%
9.5 22 7.19%
9.0 53 17.32%
8.5 33 10.78%
8.0 21 6.86%
7.5 19 6.21%
7.0 11 3.59%
6.5 11 3.59%
6.0 13 4.25%
5.5 3 0.98%
5.0 8 2.61%
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3.0 36 11.76%
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Old October 16th, 2010, 10:28 PM   #121
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The capacity seems to small for the 3rd largest city in the country.
Yeah, that was a stupid decision. Chicago should easily be in the top five of most valuable teams but just break the top ten according to Forbes. That and Chicago screwed themselves for being considered for a World Cup stadium. It may not totally have been about capacity but it certainly didn't help.
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Old October 16th, 2010, 11:07 PM   #122
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Yeah, that was a stupid decision. Chicago should easily be in the top five of most valuable teams but just break the top ten according to Forbes. That and Chicago screwed themselves for being considered for a World Cup stadium. It may not totally have been about capacity but it certainly didn't help.
They didn't want to pay the necessary fees.
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Old October 19th, 2010, 05:14 AM   #123
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Speaking to the capacity, fitting that much premium seating and a good sized press box within the old shell laterally presented some challenges. Granted the grandstand overhangs one of the colonnades and one end is substantially deeper than the other but unless they wanted to further extend the endzones (which are already fairly deep and the worst viewing position) there weren't many other options without destroying more of the old shell.
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Old October 20th, 2010, 03:02 AM   #124
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Back in the early 90's there was a proposal to rehab Soldier Field and actually make the field run from E-W instead of N-S. This would have put end zones fit under the colonnades and the large grandstands to be on the north-south ends of the stadium. Would have been a real interesting concept for the end zones to face the colonnades.

I'm not sure what type of prohibitions the NFL has against E-W field directions though in order to avoid sun blinding.
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Old October 20th, 2010, 03:05 AM   #125
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Back in the early 90's there was a proposal to rehab Soldier Field and actually make the field run from E-W instead of N-S. This would have put end zones fit under the colonnades and the large grandstands to be on the north-south ends of the stadium. Would have been a real interesting concept for the end zones to face the colonnades.

I'm not sure what type of prohibitions the NFL has against E-W field directions though in order to avoid sun blinding.
That would have been...interesting.
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Old October 20th, 2010, 04:51 AM   #126
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definitely a 10. a true blend of old/new..
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Old October 21st, 2010, 02:46 AM   #127
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Wow, this stadium looks weird.
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Old December 6th, 2010, 03:36 PM   #128
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I feel like they could've executed the renovation of this place MUCH better. Kept the same seating configuration and incorporated the greek columns into the new design. Now the columns are not even that visible. The exterior looks horrid and out of place. Bad bad way to do it. If I'm right, Chicago remove this venue as an historical landmark after the changes?
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Old December 8th, 2010, 03:32 AM   #130
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I feel like they could've executed the renovation of this place MUCH better. Kept the same seating configuration and incorporated the greek columns into the new design. Now the columns are not even that visible. The exterior looks horrid and out of place. Bad bad way to do it. If I'm right, Chicago remove this venue as an historical landmark after the changes?
Yes they removed it because they said that the glass bowl set inside the colonnades of old soldier field ruined it's historic character.
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Old December 12th, 2010, 10:38 AM   #131
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this only bring me one memory the world cup 94 Gemany against Bolivia first match of that game and how awfully missed that kick Dianna Ross! and that john mellencamp theme!
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Old January 2nd, 2011, 05:31 AM   #132
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Old January 5th, 2011, 07:26 PM   #133
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I never liked those cut-out stands,with most of the stadiums in the US have.I'd give it 6.5.
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Old January 14th, 2011, 06:19 AM   #134
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Old January 19th, 2011, 04:40 PM   #135
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Is it me, or does it look from this picture that the seats along the left edge here cannot see the south end zone?
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Old January 20th, 2011, 05:22 AM   #136
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Is it me, or does it look from this picture that the seats along the left edge here cannot see the south end zone?
it looks like it, but it might just be the camera lens? Either way, I wouldn't want to sit in those seats. With those suites overhead and in front of you, I'd feel so detached from the action

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Old January 20th, 2011, 06:17 PM   #137
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I believe you can see the entire field of play from those seats, there may be some issues with the corner flag in soccer as the field is wider though. Definitely the most detached seating without a column in the league though.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 06:30 PM   #138
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Old July 26th, 2011, 07:06 PM   #139
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Chicago Fire 1-3 Manchester U.

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I am hoping to see Da Bears play at Wembley later in the year
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