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Old April 19th, 2006, 05:02 AM   #241
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Best stadium in the world

What is the BEST stadium in the world, not the one with the best fans, not the most famous, the BEST....... In your opinion..... Please, don't let this turn into a US vs. Europe pissing contest...
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Old April 19th, 2006, 05:18 AM   #242
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Fenway Park in Boston. The many little fixes to the park(ie. the green monster) makes it fun.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 05:38 AM   #243
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Camden Yards, Baltimore.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 05:39 AM   #244
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Could I ask that pictures are included with 'nominations' ?
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Old April 19th, 2006, 06:00 AM   #245
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When I tried to do an unbiased analysis, Safeco Field came out on top. It really can make a great case. It fits into its environment with a half warehouse feel, half sea port feel with the great steel work. It has a classic, yet modern feel that's perfect for baseball. Usual baseball luxury with usual baseball simplicity in the cheap seats. Not too much of a hiters' park. I happen to think its the best retractable roof in the world. When the roof is open it feels totally outdoors. I can't think of another retractable that has achieved this. At the same time, it has a great, unique indoor/outdoor feel under the roof. I think its the only one that understands the concept of roof vs a dome. If this place was put in AT&T's location it would be especially hard to beat. I'm sure others will pick other stadium's, but I think Safeco got everything right.











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Old April 19th, 2006, 06:51 AM   #246
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I think Petco Park in San Diego is one of the best, I dont even like baseball all that much but I really want to go there. It is just a beautiful park and has a great view. Also Emirates stadium looks like it will be awesome when completed, but Id have to look at the finished product first.

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Of the stadiums Ive been to (which arent that many) the best is the Charlotte Bobcats Arena. It is state of the art for the NBA and the newest arena in the NBA. Ive been there for 6 NBA basketball games (including the first game played in the arena) and 2 Minor league hockey games and its really great, it also has america's largest indoor score board and seats just over 19,000. Most of the photos I have are just computer renderings made before it was built, I cant find any ones that were made after the construction, but having seen it in person these pics are pretty accurate.



Heres one very bad photo I took of the seating bowl and scoreboard at the Lakers-Bobcats game, it looks kinda dark in my photo, but thats the fault of the camera-man.


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When I tried to do an unbiased analysis, Safeco Field came out on top.
Hmm, I actually like the stadium right across from it better, Qwest field is by far the best in the NFL, not only does it look great, but its designed to maximize the noise of the fans.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 07:21 AM   #247
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by far? Nah, I think Reliant in Houston and Invesco in Denver could give it a run for its money.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 09:01 AM   #248
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by far? Nah, I think Reliant in Houston and Invesco in Denver could give it a run for its money.
For some reason those didnt cross my mind, both are very nice, I still like Qwest though.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 09:27 AM   #249
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I'm going arena and saying American Airlines Center in Dallas. Rantanamo can hook up the pics because i suck at finding them. Thanks!
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Old April 19th, 2006, 09:42 AM   #250
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As much as I love Quest I gotta go with Safeco, for all of the reasons above.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 09:50 AM   #251
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The MCG - Melbourne Cricket Ground.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 10:01 AM   #252
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depends on what sport your watching surely????

ie. football/soccer - the nou camp or wembley (if it's ever finished)

NFL - invesco or reliant

MLB - camden yards

personally from a design point of view i reckon the stade d'france has to be up there because of the different events it's capable of hosting
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Old April 19th, 2006, 10:25 AM   #253
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MCG is an awesome stadium, & Allianz arena is right up there, but for me that new giant shopping mall they call Wembley is the best for me



Everytime I look at this picture, my jaw just drops!
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Old April 19th, 2006, 12:00 PM   #254
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I don't like cricket but the ground is perfection, only Fenway comes close.

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Old April 19th, 2006, 06:07 PM   #255
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New Wembley!!!!!!!



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Old April 19th, 2006, 06:45 PM   #256
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Another good contender, Estadio Santiago bernabeu!



No words to explain its atmosphere...just amazing!
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Old April 19th, 2006, 07:09 PM   #257
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I'm going arena and saying American Airlines Center in Dallas. Rantanamo can hook up the pics because i suck at finding them. Thanks!
I think that's the best arena myself. But some people might say Conseco in Indiana is better.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 09:20 PM   #259
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Old April 19th, 2006, 10:53 PM   #260
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I dont know the European Stadia, but I do know all the ones in the USA very well.
So I wont comment on Europe, but for the US:

Best NBA/NHL Arenas:
Conseco Fieldhouse, Indianapolis (Great Retro Design)
Phillips Arena, Atlanta (great arena, bad teams and fans though)
Palace of Auburn Hills (the design that started the new arena revolution, plus its really loud)

Best MLB Stadiums
Wrigley Field, Chicago and Fenway Park, Boston (Classic Old Parks, what more could you ask for)
PNC Park, Pittsburgh (Best View in Baseball)
AT&T Park, San Francisco (Best of the new MLB Stadiums)

NFL Stadiums
Lambeau Field, Green Bay (no explanation needed)
Raymond James, Tampa (Probably the most fan friendly stadium in the league)
Ford Field, Detroit (Easily the best dome, period. Too bad the Lions suck)

Most Overated
Yankee Stadium, New York (Plenty of history of course, still great atmosphere, and a great team. But frankly since the 1970s renovation the stadium just isnt the same. Put it anywhere else, and its a mediocre stadium at best)
Reliant Stadium, Houston (Built to look good from the air, and not from your seat. Sure the pics are cool enough to trick some foolish people who dont know any better, but if you think this is one of the great NFL stadiums your really need to get out more)
Staples Center, LA (Its in LA and has the Lakers, hence the hype. But truthfully the sightlines arent that great and the upper deck is so far from the action you might as well be in Anaheim.)
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