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Old June 28th, 2011, 01:44 AM   #101
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What a lovely little park!
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Old June 28th, 2011, 03:16 AM   #102
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Wow, shocking lack of character. Nothing unique at all. Very sterile. I guess it doesn't deserve its own thread after all.
I spent 3 days in this park and the surrounding area and I submit that you are dead wrong.

Not only is the neighborhood immediately to the west experiencing rapid growth, it's approximately a 10-minute walk north of the Old Market -- an area that, dare I say it, is almost on par with Belltown, LoDo in Denver, maybe even the Gaslamp.
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Old June 28th, 2011, 03:17 AM   #103
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What a lovely little park!
It's not really "little" -- if they ever build an upper deck, it could pass as a major-league park.
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Old June 28th, 2011, 03:43 AM   #104
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Werner Park in Papillion, Nebraska, home of the Omaha Storm Chasers (images courtesy of www.wernerpark.com):


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Old June 28th, 2011, 06:13 AM   #105
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TD Ameritrade is nice and clean and big, but there's nothing special about it. Very symmetrical and monotone.

Also can't believe that other park is AAA level, in the old days their parks were huge. This looks like A ball.
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Old June 28th, 2011, 07:51 AM   #106
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TD Ameritrade is nice and clean and big, but there's nothing special about it. Very symmetrical and monotone.
Well, it supposed to be neutrally-colored, so that it doesn't favor any team in particular, plus you don't want a quirky outfield factoring into the outcomes of events of this magnitude (Rosenblatt was also symmetrical, BTW).
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Old June 28th, 2011, 08:26 PM   #107
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TD Ameritrade is a great minor ballpark. Could they build another deck and get a major league team ?
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Old June 29th, 2011, 03:45 AM   #108
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I spent 3 days in this park and the surrounding area and I submit that you are dead wrong.

Not only is the neighborhood immediately to the west experiencing rapid growth, it's approximately a 10-minute walk north of the Old Market -- an area that, dare I say it, is almost on par with Belltown, LoDo in Denver, maybe even the Gaslamp.
The park looks boring. Looks like a generic spring training facility. Nothing more. Never said anything about the surrounding area.

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Well, it supposed to be neutrally-colored, so that it doesn't favor any team in particular, plus you don't want a quirky outfield factoring into the outcomes of events of this magnitude (Rosenblatt was also symmetrical, BTW).
That to me says that the NCAA had their hands all over the design of this place. Everything nuetral and boring. This is like the baseball version of March Madness. Nothing to distinguish from any other park in Anytown, USA. Ever notice during the NCAA tournament, that every single basketball court is painted identical? Doesn't matter if the game is in Boise or Birmingham, Boston or Albuquerque. Everything looks the same. Dull.

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TD Ameritrade is a great minor ballpark. Could they build another deck and get a major league team ?
Omaha isn't a major league community.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 04:39 AM   #109
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I wonder if seating is going to be altered at all for the Nighthawks this fall
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TD Ameritrade is a great minor ballpark. Could they build another deck and get a major league team ?
The park is expandable to 35,000 but MLB favors large television markets cause they believe markets that draw from a large area and have a big population and business base, can support a Major League Baseball team for a 162-game season (the reason why Buffalo, NY never received a franchise, even though they built an MLB ballpark).

Speaking of Buffalo...

Coca-Cola Field (formerly Dunn Tire Park, North AmeriCare Park, and Pilot Field)

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Whats the capacity ?
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Whats the capacity ?
18,025, expandable to 40,000
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Omaha could be an emergency location should a hurricane or blizzard disrupt a team. I'd have no problem with that. It's certainly the largest non-MLB stadium in the country.
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Omaha could be an emergency location should a hurricane or blizzard disrupt a team. I'd have no problem with that. It's certainly the largest non-MLB stadium in the country.
No chance. Omaha will never host a MLB regular season game under any circumstances.
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No chance. Omaha will never host a MLB regular season game under any circumstances.
Really? You sound awfully sure about that.
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Really? You sound awfully sure about that.
I'm pretty confident. Remember several years ago when Cleveland was snowed out for about a week? They played a series at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Milwaukee is a big league market, Omaha will never be.
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I'm pretty confident. Remember several years ago when Cleveland was snowed out for about a week? They played a series at Miller Park in Milwaukee. Milwaukee is a big league market, Omaha will never be.
Well it didn't help that Omaha didn't have TD Ameritrade built yet, it's miles ahead of Rosenblatt in terms of major league apperance and amenities.
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Well it didn't help that Omaha didn't have TD Ameritrade built yet, it's miles ahead of Rosenblatt in terms of major league apperance and amenities.
For every day that baseball is scheduled, 1/2 of the major league stadiums are empty. An affected game will be played in one of them.

I won't say never, but it's pretty darn close to never.
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I could see the royals playing a game there in an emergency situation, the stadium holds more than the Royals average and Omaha is the home of their AAA club.
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For every day that baseball is scheduled, 1/2 of the major league stadiums are empty. An affected game will be played in one of them.

I won't say never, but it's pretty darn close to never.
But not if, say, a hurricane or earthquake damages an area and someone needs a home for a month or a few weeks. I'm just saying, it's the stadium not in MLB now most likely to get games. Or exhibitions.
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