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  • Originally posted by Chevy114 View Post
    I feel like no matter what happens with the new stadium, it should be where the people are. Build it in tampa. Tampa sports authority who owns raymond james stadium should step in and use that half cent sales tax we still have for the bucs stadium and help build the park in this city.

    I truely believe if they owners just make one comment about wanting to work with tsa and build a stadium anywhere in tampa (i-4, downtown, hillsbourough river, or ray jay areas) it would be done without a hitch!

    P.S. Im still trying to find a good shot or two of tampa stadium before they enclosed, back with tampa u played there.
    There wouldn't be a Rays stadium plan in Tampa for years, if ever. Besides the fact that St. Pete would sue the team for leaving town before the lease is done, the political will isn't there to spend the money right now. And the Bucs will share their cut of tax dollars right after I fly to the moon.
    Last edited by zengator; 07-01-2008, 05:13 PM.

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    • Originally posted by 3and0 View Post
      ¥eah, too many fans for a lightning game as well...
      fwiw, the Lightning still hold the NHL record for (indoor) single-game attendence.

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      • Originally posted by Chevy114 View Post
        I feel like no matter what happens with the new stadium, it should be where the people are. Build it in tampa. Tampa sports authority who owns raymond james stadium should step in and use that half cent sales tax we still have for the bucs stadium and help build the park in this city.

        I truely believe if they owners just make one comment about wanting to work with tsa and build a stadium anywhere in tampa (i-4, downtown, hillsbourough river, or ray jay areas) it would be done without a hitch!

        P.S. Im still trying to find a good shot or two of tampa stadium before they enclosed, back with tampa u played there.
        Just double deck Legends--err, I mean Steinbrenner Field and evict the Yankees from it. That would be some poetic justice after all the efforts Steinbrenner made to keep the Yankees' stranglehold on the Tampa Bay area even after the Rays came to town.

        Hey, we can dream, can't we?

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        • Sorry, no early shots of the Trop/Suncoast Dome, as they are tough to find. Here's some more recent ones, though.

          Lance Armstrong Day 2004










          ENLARGE




          Atrium.


          Vintage '60's shot of the Trop

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          • Why does this team continue to tarp off the uppermost seating areas? They could actually sell those seats now.

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            • I think that chevy114 meant Tampa/Houlihan's Stadium ,former home Of Tampa U and The Bucs and he wanted pics from before they made it The "Big Sombrero".

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              • Originally posted by J.R. View Post
                Why does this team continue to tarp off the uppermost seating areas? They could actually sell those seats now.
                Attendance is still below 15,000-20,000 for the big majority of games so there isn't a need yet to open up those seats until the demand holds on...
                Best posts ever:
                Originally posted by nymdan
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                Originally posted by RuthMayBond
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                • If st. pete sues tampa sports should pay it, it would be a good long term investment to have local baseball. I agree they should take over legends, I just wish it was that easy!
                  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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                  • Originally posted by efin98 View Post
                    Attendance is still below 15,000-20,000 for the big majority of games so there isn't a need yet to open up those seats until the demand holds on...
                    Um, no.

                    Since June 1st, the Rays have played 13 games at home. Attendence has been under 20K exactly 3 times, and 2 of those were 19K+. In contrast, they've had over twice as many crowds of 30K+ (7) during that span, with another one at 29K, giving an average attendence of 28K+.

                    Although I know RedSox Nation must be a little disoriented right now, let's try to keep the facts straight...
                    Last edited by zengator; 07-02-2008, 04:57 AM.

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                    • Originally posted by zengator View Post
                      Um, no.

                      Since June 1st, the Rays have played 13 games at home. Attendence has been under 20K exactly 3 times, and 2 of those were 19K+. In contrast, they've had over twice as many crowds of 30K+ (7) during that span, with another one at 29K, giving an average attendence of 28K+.
                      You only looked for one month, I looked at the attendence for every game so far this season not counting the ones in Orlando- they drew best on Saturday home games, the Cubs series, and both Red Sox series. All others they were under 20,000 most games and under under 15,000 against the terrible teams.

                      Although I know RedSox Nation must be a little disoriented right now, let's try to keep the facts straight...
                      Don't be an ass. You looked at one month, I looked at the entire season. The rest of the year is dragging the average down. With the west and central division teams and teams under .500 taking up most of the rest of the home games that average isn't gonna improve much.
                      Last edited by efin98; 07-02-2008, 01:48 PM.
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                      Originally posted by nymdan
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                      Originally posted by RuthMayBond
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                      • We'll see.

                        I know that Rays fans keep saying that "the bump comes the year after being a good team", but it also ought to be reflected in the second half's attendance.

                        The team is on fire. Lots of home games left to raise that average.

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                        • Originally posted by efin98 View Post
                          You only looked for one month, I looked at the attendence for every game so far this season not counting the ones in Orlando- they drew best on Saturday home games, the Cubs series, and both Red Sox series. All others they were under 20,000 most games and under under 15,000 against the terrible teams.



                          Don't be an ass. You looked at one month, I looked at the entire season. The rest of the year is dragging the average down. With the west and central division teams and teams under .500 taking up most of the rest of the home games that average isn't gonna improve much.
                          This is what you said: "Attendance is still below 15,000-20,000 for the big majority of games." Using the word "still" implies that attendance is "below 15,000-20,000" now and recently. Obviously, you're absolutely wrong.

                          And a full month is a long enough stretch of the season to see a definite upward trend. If you look inside the numbers (you might try looking at them at all before typing next time), you'd see that the Rays had a home series vs the Marlins in June. Last year, that series drew around 10K per game. This year, it averaged over 20K.

                          If pointing out an arrogant Bostonian's obvious misstatements about my home team makes me an "ass", go ahead and pin on a tail.
                          Last edited by zengator; 07-02-2008, 05:25 PM.

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                          • Originally posted by zengator View Post
                            This is what you said: "Attendance is still below 15,000-20,000 for the big majority of games." Using the word "still" implies that attendance is "below 15,000-20,000" now and recently. Obviously, you're absolutely wrong.

                            And a full month is a long enough stretch of the season to see a definite upward trend. If you look inside the numbers (you might try looking at them at all before typing next time), you'd see that the Rays had a home series vs the Marlins in June. Last year, that series drew around 10K per game. This year, it averaged over 20K.
                            So ignore the draw the rest of the year because it doesn't support that it's over 20,000 people per game average?...One good month sure makes up for two bad to mediocre months at the gate

                            Look at the figures on www.baseball-reference.com The figures there state that so far for the year for Tampa Bay through 45 games has drawn in roughly 932,905 fans. That's about 20,700 fans per game for the full year. Tonight finally puts them over 21,000 fans for the year.
                            Last edited by efin98; 07-02-2008, 08:04 PM.
                            Best posts ever:
                            Originally posted by nymdan
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                            Originally posted by RuthMayBond
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                            • Originally posted by efin98 View Post
                              So ignore the bad draw the rest of the year because it doesn't support your claims...one good month makes up for five bad to mediocre months at the gate
                              Um, no.

                              Your Claim = attendance still sucks

                              The Facts = attendance is up considerably, even against teams that traditionally don't draw

                              Another Fact = the RedSox are 0-6 in the Trop

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                              • Originally posted by zengator View Post
                                Um, no.

                                Your Claim = attendance still sucks

                                The Facts = attendance is up considerably, even against teams that traditionally don't draw

                                Another Fact = the RedSox are 0-6 in the Trop
                                I give up, you clearly won't see past your own fandom...
                                Best posts ever:
                                Originally posted by nymdan
                                Too... much... math... head... hurts...
                                Originally posted by RuthMayBond
                                I understand, I lost all my marbles years ago

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