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Old July 29th, 2010, 12:17 AM   #2501
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17 is way too much though. 12 is the ideal number, and it would be cool if the cities were divided into pods of 4 to cut down on travel for fans.


Philadelphia
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Boston


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Seattle
Kansas City

Indianapolis
Dallas
Houston
Miami

Something like that. Not perfect but decent.
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Old July 29th, 2010, 12:34 AM   #2502
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17 is way too much though. 12 is the ideal number, and it would be cool if the cities were divided into pods of 4 to cut down on travel for fans.


Philadelphia
Washington DC
New York
Boston


Phoenix
Los Angeles
Seattle
Kansas City

Indianapolis
Dallas
Houston
Miami

Something like that. Not perfect but decent.
The perfect pod is the Boston-NYC-Philadelphia-Washington, D.C. group. Close together, connected by rail, bus and plane (lots of options). It's also a very reasonable drive between Boston and D.C.

I too think 17 is a bit too much. I would 12-14 would work perfectly. Although 10 or 11 could still do it.
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Old July 29th, 2010, 03:13 AM   #2503
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I can see texas doing something like the AZ law sooner rather than later. but this is getting OT
With a population of 9 million Hispanic living in TX, I doubt that would happened.
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Old July 29th, 2010, 03:16 AM   #2504
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Hopefully by 2022 Snyder will have built the Enormo-Dome on the RFK site. I'm not a fan of FedEx Field at all.
What is the enormo dome exactly?

Having a stadium on the JFK stadium site would be cool but along with the 9-11 site it is perhaps has the most potential and responsibility development wise in the nation.
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Old July 29th, 2010, 03:43 AM   #2505
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What is the enormo dome exactly?

Having a stadium on the JFK stadium site would be cool but along with the 9-11 site it is perhaps has the most potential and responsibility development wise in the nation.
I'd like to comment, but I cant understand you.
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Old July 29th, 2010, 04:04 AM   #2506
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Given JFK's stadium location has unimpeded views looking due west towards the Capitol building. It sits on a parcel of land nearly 80 acres the banks of the Anacosta river. Whatever is built there should be a continuation of the east-west capital corridor that serves as the best imaginable/dignified east bookend as well as the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial serve as a west bookend.
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I think Snyder doesn't care about that and is going to build the biggest stadium known to man right there.
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Old July 29th, 2010, 06:11 AM   #2508
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Given JFK's stadium location has unimpeded views looking due west towards the Capitol building. It sits on a parcel of land nearly 80 acres the banks of the Anacosta river. Whatever is built there should be a continuation of the east-west capital corridor that serves as the best imaginable/dignified east bookend as well as the Washington Monument and Jefferson Memorial serve as a west bookend.
So you're saying there should or shouldn't be a new stadium built in its place?
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Old July 29th, 2010, 06:19 AM   #2509
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I think Snyder doesn't care about that and is going to build the biggest stadium known to man right there.
Maybe, maybe not. While FedEx Field was built with private funds, this new place is going to have to get taxpayer help. After the Nationals Park fiasco I dont know how willing DC residents would be towards building a billion dollar stadium. On one hand, its the Redskins, the team everyone lives and breathes for. On the other, a billion dollars.

What would be ideal is if Virginia and Maryland kicked in some cash towards a new stadium in DC. It probably would never happen, but it seems fair considering most of the team's fanbase is in VA and MD. I wouldn't have a problem paying for it.
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Old July 29th, 2010, 07:14 AM   #2510
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So you're saying there should or shouldn't be a new stadium built in its place?
Well a DC metro residents opinion counts more then mind does. I have actually thought it would be really cool to have a a well designed stadium or even a "national stadium" if you will. Though after giving it more thought I am not sure if it is the best use it isn't top notch.

One problem I foresee is that I think any stadium worth its salt at the location would have to leave open a western vista looking out on to the Capital. The problem with a East-West field alignment is that there is potential blind spot for late day/twilight games for the athletes.
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Old July 29th, 2010, 08:24 AM   #2511
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17 is way too much though. 12 is the ideal number, and it would be cool if the cities were divided into pods of 4 to cut down on travel for fans.
20 stadiums were used in the 2002 World cup, and 17 in 1982.
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Old July 29th, 2010, 10:10 AM   #2512
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Soldier Field not up to scratch? New Soldier has hosted many international soccer games before.

Where do you get Las Vegas from? They are not going to be playing games in Las Vegas in the middle of the summer unless it is under a roof. Right now there is no enclsed stadium for them to play in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas was included in the preliminary choosing of host cities under the condition that it build a new 45,000 seater stadium.
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Old July 29th, 2010, 04:13 PM   #2513
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20 stadiums were used in the 2002 World cup, and 17 in 1982.
Which was way too many as even the hosts will tell you. Korea and Japan have several venues each now sitting practically empty all year, and FIFA said it was inconvenient to have to manage so many different cities and stadiums. Not to mention more expensive.

FIFA has all but officially said 12 is ideal but will work with the host nations if they seek to go higher or lower.
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Well a DC metro residents opinion counts more then mind does. I have actually thought it would be really cool to have a a well designed stadium or even a "national stadium" if you will. Though after giving it more thought I am not sure if it is the best use it isn't top notch.

One problem I foresee is that I think any stadium worth its salt at the location would have to leave open a western vista looking out on to the Capital. The problem with a East-West field alignment is that there is potential blind spot for late day/twilight games for the athletes.
A national stadium would be nice, though I'm sure we will never have an official national stadium.

A view of the Capitol would be fantastic. However, the designers will have to be very careful with their designs should they wish to put the Capitol in view. There are restrictions in DC that may prevent too much light from shining out towards the Mall.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 03:12 AM   #2515
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A national stadium for the US Soccer Team in DC would be awesome!

Are there any renedings at all of a new RFK stadium?
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If the US Soccer team would ever make a national stadium it would be Columbus. We're perfect there, and the stadium has historical significance.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 05:10 AM   #2517
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A national stadium for the US Soccer Team in DC would be awesome!

Are there any renedings at all of a new RFK stadium?
No there's no renderings of a new RFK. The only thing I ever remembered seeing as a replacement stadium on the same site is from the DC 2012 Olympic plan.

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Old July 30th, 2010, 06:21 AM   #2518
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Korea and Japan have several venues each now sitting practically empty all year, ...

FIFA has all but officially said 12 is ideal but will work with the host nations if they seek to go higher or lower.
This won't be an issue in the US.

And I think it benefits the US to have as many cities represented as it can.
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Old July 30th, 2010, 07:52 AM   #2519
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No there's no renderings of a new RFK. The only thing I ever remembered seeing as a replacement stadium on the same site is from the DC 2012 Olympic plan.
Ya know, that image with multiple venues makes it look like they'd be willing and able to accommodate BOTH a new 'skins stadium and a smaller venue for United. Hmmmm...
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Old July 30th, 2010, 07:57 AM   #2520
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Ya know, that image with multiple venues makes it look like they'd be willing and able to accommodate BOTH a new 'skins stadium and a smaller venue for United. Hmmmm...
Now I really wish they had gotten the Olympics! That would be amazing.
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