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Old January 15th, 2012, 04:12 AM   #161
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The Tokyo Dome is of a style of stadiums that also includes the Pontiac Silverdome in Michigan, the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York, the Metrodome in Minneapolis and BC Place in Vancouver. Of those the Silverdome was the first one built (completed in 1975). The Tokyo Dome is the most modern in terms of aesthetics but it was also the final one to be constructed (finished in 1988), all of the ones in North America date from 1975 to 1983.

Nobody builds air-supported domes in North America any more because it is considered to be an obsolete and failed design style.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 09:29 PM   #162
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The Tokyo Dome always reminded me of Tropicana field in St. Pete, Florida. Both were baseball-specific and have sloping roofs toward the outfield.

Another drawback to air-supported domes is their continuous need to be pressurized. Costs add up? Spectators have to enter and leave via revolving doors. It's not usually a big deal, but it does result in long lineups at large events.

BTW, Target Field is impressive looking. Personally I prefer its aesthetics over that of the retro-retro parks.

Another reason for the explosion in ballpark construction is the bottom line of the owners. Good money is made in corporate suites. The baseball and football owners also demanded sport-specific stadiums in order to keep the flow of revenues to themselves.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 11:22 PM   #163
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to sum it all up. In America. The stadium is built to bring in revenue more than to look amazing. The more people you can fit in, the more suites you can add, the more areas you can find to have a corporate name glued to it, the better. American stadium also follow different trends than Euro or Asian stadiums do.

American Trends:
We want more imposing stadiums that have an intimidation factor to them.
We want more private suites.
We want it to represent our team.
We want it to bring in more events than the primary event it was built for.
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Old January 17th, 2012, 11:27 PM   #164
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and on the point of taking chances, what is considered taking a chance on a stadium?
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Old January 17th, 2012, 11:55 PM   #165
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to sum it all up. In America. The stadium is built to bring in revenue more than to look amazing. The more people you can fit in, the more suites you can add, the more areas you can find to have a corporate name glued to it, the better. American stadium also follow different trends than Euro or Asian stadiums do.

American Trends:
We want more imposing stadiums that have an intimidation factor to them.
We want more private suites.
We want it to represent our team.
We want it to bring in more events than the primary event it was built for.
Good Way to sum it up
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Old January 17th, 2012, 11:58 PM   #166
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What i am calling taking a chance is an out of the box design. Spending a lot of money on suits and clubs levels aren't a big risk because they make a lot of money no matter what. Risks normally have to do with the aesthetics of the stadium.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 12:04 AM   #167
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I think in the USA itīs more important to make money with the stadiums, then the need or urge to make a landmark. A very healthy thing I think.
Still I find the stadiums in the USA, specialy the inside, the IMPORTANT part of ANY stadium quiete unique and unchallenged by any country.
I think thatīs saying something living in Spain where only (to much maybe), but only the inside of stadiums counts so far.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 12:07 AM   #168
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Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati was considered "out of the box" when it was built. Doing away with corner seats and other elements were considered "new" at the time.



Also, if you look at other stadiums such as Miller Park with its fan-shaped roof or Safeco Field with its combination of an outdoor ballpark with a roof those are pretty unique.

I love soccer and I really like a lot of the new stadiums I see popping up in Europe and around the world but most of them are just bowl shaped stadia with interesting exteriors. In the US we look at other factors besides exteriors when it comes to stadia. Cowboys stadium, U of Phoenix, and Target Field are all pretty new and interesting.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 04:23 AM   #169
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The US builds bland stadiums for the same reason China builds terrible cars and Europe builds brutalist skyscrapers.

Nobody's perfect.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 04:59 AM   #170
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How are US stadiums bland? I have never really understood that.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 05:00 AM   #171
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Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati was considered "out of the box" when it was built. Doing away with corner seats and other elements were considered "new" at the time.



Also, if you look at other stadiums such as Miller Park with its fan-shaped roof or Safeco Field with its combination of an outdoor ballpark with a roof those are pretty unique.

I love soccer and I really like a lot of the new stadiums I see popping up in Europe and around the world but most of them are just bowl shaped stadia with interesting exteriors. In the US we look at other factors besides exteriors when it comes to stadia. Cowboys stadium, U of Phoenix, and Target Field are all pretty new and interesting.
Next to my hometown stadium (Cowboys) this is my favorite.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 05:12 AM   #172
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That Shanghai Tennis Center is toooo dope!!

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Old January 18th, 2012, 07:48 AM   #173
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The US builds bland stadiums for the same reason China builds terrible cars and Europe builds brutalist skyscrapers.

Nobody's perfect.
You must be blind...
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Old January 18th, 2012, 12:50 PM   #174
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Old January 18th, 2012, 12:52 PM   #175
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that is so fugly.
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