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    Quote Originally Posted by schnu View Post
    Cripes - I vaguely remember that they set up the field in that orientation at times. Did the Raiders use the Home-to-CF setup in early season games before they moved to LA in '81?
    During baseball season, yes.

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    [QUOTE=ericlc129;2349798]
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
    But the Dome's only been there for, what, 20 years? How could they possibly want to leave so soon?

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    Owners all want what Cowboys Stadium has...and then add to it. It's all about getting the Super Bowl to their site and to rake in tens of thousands every year for PSL's, suites, hotel fees, and so on. I'm sure that's why Lambeau was tinkered with only 8 years or so after they remodeled it as well.

    Which brings up this point: If Lambeau is according to some, the Greatest Stadium EVER, why don't they ever bid for the Super Bowl?
    Lam. never put a bid in because before NY got a bid it was common knowledge they would never play outdoors up north at the time. Fans don't want to be cold, owners want to play golf, and the NFL staff don't want to reschedule (even though Saturday night makes perfect sense so we don't have to go to work the next day).

    Also remember in the mid 90s and on when teams of sports would claim they wanted more luxury boxes and suites? The new one in the NFL is on the field bars/restaurants. When Dallas did it and gave people a chance to pay out the nose to stand in a bar as the players came onto the field, owners found their new excuse. I love the Falcons stadium, less than 20 years old, plenty of boxes and open concourses; and even they are getting a new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ericlc129 View Post

    Which brings up this point: If Lambeau is according to some, the Greatest Stadium EVER, why don't they ever bid for the Super Bowl?
    Green Bay Wisconsin is the smallest town that holds an NFL team and the Super Bowl isn't just about the game anymore. There are a lot of events that go on during Super Bowl week, which brings in a lot more people that would normally come into a NFL town for a Sunday game. And not to mention the extra media as well. And with all these people, you need massive amounts of hotel rooms and convention center type spaces. And Green Bay is too small for that. Even Jacksonville had to park cruise ships on the river to accommodate the extra people, and by some, was deemed a failure.

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    did you see the list of what it takes to host a super bowl now? There is no way Green Bay could pull this off:

    http://www.startribune.com/local/min...262253921.html
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    I'm sure Milwaukee could pull it off; but that's one hell of a commute to Lambeau.

    I'm sure with every year the Super Bowl riders get longer, more complex and such. I'm still in awe and disappointment that the L.A. area hasn't considered bidding. Remember when the Coliseum, The Rose Bowl, Stanford all were hosting stadiums? All we hear is that the NFL would love to expand back into L.A. Why not at least an exhibition game at the Coliseum, or Cal Stadium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericlc129 View Post
    I'm sure Milwaukee could pull it off; but that's one hell of a commute to Lambeau.

    I'm sure with every year the Super Bowl riders get longer, more complex and such. I'm still in awe and disappointment that the L.A. area hasn't considered bidding. Remember when the Coliseum, The Rose Bowl, Stanford all were hosting stadiums? All we hear is that the NFL would love to expand back into L.A. Why not at least an exhibition game at the Coliseum, or Cal Stadium?
    Yeah I always wonder why they will go to Toronto or London but not LA. They must really want that new stadium.
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    what the heck????
    this place is getting 2 new video boards and ribbons boards
    instead of a new stadium
    http://clubhouseconfidential.mlblogs...tion-underway/

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    Quote Originally Posted by drdg View Post
    what the heck????
    this place is getting 2 new video boards and ribbons boards
    instead of a new stadium
    http://clubhouseconfidential.mlblogs...tion-underway/

    So now that this is going to happen, do we really think they will still upgrade the boards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy114 View Post
    So now that this is going to happen, do we really think they will still upgrade the boards?

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    *COUGHSoilderFieldCOUGH*

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigMac1212 View Post
    *COUGHSoilderFieldCOUGH*
    That's what I've been seeing on other sites (Mixed with Metlife stadium), making this look as thrown together as the original sun trust bank park renderings.
    The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time.

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    Another picture of new board:

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    Jimmy Durkin ‏@Jimmy_Durkin 33m33 minutes ago

    The A's new scoreboard is programmed today to look like the old one to make the Opening Night reveal more dramatic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJ52 View Post
    Jimmy Durkin ‏@Jimmy_Durkin 33m33 minutes ago

    The A's new scoreboard is programmed today to look like the old one to make the Opening Night reveal more dramatic.
    That seems to be the latest trend (see Citi, Fenway, Dodger)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chevy114 View Post
    That's what I've been seeing on other sites (Mixed with Metlife stadium), making this look as thrown together as the original sun trust bank park renderings.
    They call that "adaptive engineering" and Soldier looks like a spaceship landed behind those columns. It's so out of place to have a modern structure looming behind the original facade. Yeesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aviator_Frank View Post
    That seems to be the latest trend (see Citi, Fenway, Dodger)
    They did it at Safeco too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJ52 View Post
    Another picture of new board:

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    Something I don't understand -- why do clubs put in these giant video boards if they don't use the entire board for video replays? The Indians replaced their scoreboard like ten years ago, but they still only use a portion of the video board to show replays.

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    Most do. It's just programming choices.

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