It's a society thing - not just of baseball. Indoors is in! Fear of the sun's "poisonous" rays, terrorist attacks, too hot/humid, too cold, too average! We've SOFTENED UP! We're no fun any more. The next Six Flags park will be built either indoors or underground so it can stay open all year. lmfao....
Originally Posted by BiZmaRK
Look at the old pure transatlantic ocean liners(1880s - 1960s). As they evolved and got biggger more of their above-deck space was enclosed. The traditional A-Deck promenade, open on the Lusitania, semi-enclosed on Titanic, was completely sealed from the elements by the time the larger Queens came along.
Pure cruise ships have reversed that trend somewhat, but those balcony cabins come at a premium.
Tying into sports venues - an increasingly higher %age of revenue seating is becoming enclosed than ever before, again at a premium. People have been conditioned, partly by sales & marketing, to demand and now expect an enclosed environment, be it the entire stadium or the seats they purchased.
RYS to NYS: "Obi-Lonn never told you what happened to your father."
NYS: "He told me enough. He told me you killed him - in the 1970s!!"
RYS: "No, I am your father..."
NYS: "No, it's not true, that's impossible!!!!"
RYS: "Look beyond my respirator pods and my upper crown; you know it to be true!