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  • So Who Gets One Next?

    Now that NY Mets and Yanks have new ones on the way and Wash is done.

    Who actually gets one built next?

  • #2
    the only two left are the florida teams, maybe toronto but i dont think theyre ready
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    • #3
      Originally posted by placount View Post
      the only two left are the florida teams, maybe toronto but i dont think theyre ready
      Rogers Centre has 43 luxury boxes. They would have no reason to build a new ballpark.

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        • #5
          I thought Oakland was supposed to get one

          and arent they renovating where the Royals play? would that count?

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          • #6
            Oakland A's are trying to get a new stadium

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            • #7
              SkyDome (Rogers Center, whatever) actually has 161 skyboxes. They're not going anywhere.

              Minnesota, Florida, Oakland, and Tampa are left to get new ballparks, then I think everyone should be set for a while.

              Check out my new stadium drawing website. It isn't as good as the 3-D old Yankee Stadium (which is ridiculously good), but it has some good ideas and 2-D drawings of some new stadium ideas. It is at http://www.stadiumdrawings.blogspot.com


              Below is a drawing for a new Oakland ballpark, typical of the other drawings at my site. I think this is better than the awful, contrived plan found in the Oakland Coliseum thread

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              • #8
                How about the LA Dodgers? Their stadium is over 40 years old now, and although it looks nice on TV, the concourses are probably really dumpy. And being in LA, I'm sure that the owners would want more luxury suites.
                Bats, they are sick. I cannot hit curveball. Straightball I hit it very much. Curveball, bats are afraid. I ask Jobu to come, take fear from bats. I offer him cigar, and rum. He will come.

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                • #9
                  Rogers' Center

                  Originally posted by nymdan View Post
                  Rogers Centre has 43 luxury boxes. They would have no reason to build a new ballpark.
                  I've been in the Rogers' Center in Toronto. It too is a dump!!!!: And what's with the foul areas and the warning track also being carpet. Brown carpet to boot!!!

                  And what is this crap about Toronto being so clean, not in my lifetime. I was there in 2006. At least the Hockey Hall of Fame is awesome.

                  Opening Day is 2 days away, Go YANKEES!!!
                  Jimmy Dugan: Because there's no crying in baseball. THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL! No crying! (Tom Hanks, "A League of Their Own" (1992)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by cgcoyne2 View Post
                    I've been in the Rogers' Center in Toronto. It too is a dump!!!!: And what's with the foul areas and the warning track also being carpet. Brown carpet to boot!!!

                    And what is this crap about Toronto being so clean, not in my lifetime. I was there in 2006. At least the Hockey Hall of Fame is awesome.

                    Opening Day is 2 days away, Go YANKEES!!!
                    I've been there too, though for a tour, not for a game.

                    But my point is, if the stadium already has all of the modern amenities that provide revenue like luxury boxes, restaurants, clubs, etc, which the Skydome does, a team isn't going to shell out $600 million+ just because they're tired of their "old" ballpark.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by curb my enthusiasm View Post
                      How about the LA Dodgers? Their stadium is over 40 years old now, and although it looks nice on TV, the concourses are probably really dumpy. And being in LA, I'm sure that the owners would want more luxury suites.
                      the LA team's owner said yesterday that he's committed to stay in dodger stadium through 2062--the stadium's 100th anniversary. they've already spent over $100 million in renovations since 2005, and they're doing more major off-season renovations every year through 2012, the stadium's 50th anniversary, at which point he said the stadium will be set for another 50 years. he called it "the 50/50 plan."

                      luxury $eating in that ballpark is not an issue--plenty of suites and high end club $$$eats all over the place already.

                      the "dumpy" concourses are fully renovated on the field level this past off-season, with all remaining levels and pavilions to be completed in the next 4 years.
                      Last edited by willisraverchk77; 03-28-2008, 10:31 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for the info on Dodger Stadium.

                        And I like Rogers Centre. It's different than any other ballpark. The last think we need is another Coors Field or Comerica look-alike. I'm tired of all of the ballparks with dark green fences and dark green seats. My brother saw a game at Rogers Centre a couple of years ago and he loved it.
                        Bats, they are sick. I cannot hit curveball. Straightball I hit it very much. Curveball, bats are afraid. I ask Jobu to come, take fear from bats. I offer him cigar, and rum. He will come.

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                        • #13
                          I actually don't think the SkyDome is too bad either. So many of these new retro ballparks have been built, I think its actually good to have something different. They have the improved astroturf now too, so it doesn't look so bad. Their grandstand isn't really built much different from the other new parks either. Everyone says the seats are so far away at the SkyDome, but that is because there are more of them (51,000).

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                          • #14
                            SkyDome has the first and best retractable roof in baseball, it's seats have great sightlines from top to bottom, and it makes money.

                            WHY would anyone want to replace it?

                            The only problem with SkyDome is the playing surface.

                            Like New Comiskey, SkyDome's image suffered from the retro-quirk-fad. With the new parks in Minnesota, DC, and (maybe?) St. Pete embracing modern design, it's only a matter of time before people forget that SkyDome was built in 1989 and not 2009.

                            Even as it approches it's twentieth season, it is still a glimpse of the future rather than a remnant of the past.



                            But to stay on topic with who is getting a new park, I'd say Oakland, Tampa Bay, and Miami need new parks and that'll be it until the next expansion.
                            Last edited by JohnCropp; 03-29-2008, 08:44 AM.

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                            • #15
                              Rogers is basically a '70s ballpark loaded with all the goodies the late 1980s could muster. The seating bowl apes Riverfront Stadium and its brethren.




                              Not that I want it gone or anything. It's the last of a breed.

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