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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Originally Posted by blacksaint That's not a good spot either, the traffic would be backed up down Canal st. all the way to the river, and don't talk about Claiborne Ave., that whole lil area would be too congested. I ...

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Old 06-24-2007, 01:15 AM   #21
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That's not a good spot either, the traffic would be backed up down Canal st. all the way to the river, and don't talk about Claiborne Ave., that whole lil area would be too congested. I still say the best area is along the riverfront towards the warehouse district uptown area.
Actually it's the exact opposite with regards to traffic.
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Old 06-24-2007, 02:04 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by AssGrinch View Post
Actually it's the exact opposite with regards to traffic.
I don't see how that's possible, please explain.
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Old 06-24-2007, 01:28 PM   #23
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Take a look at a map google. For one, it isn't that far from the superdome. It's on large amount of land, and it sits right next to the I-10. It would expand almost all of canal street. It's what the city needs, especially after Katrina.
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:26 PM   #24
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terrible idea

They need to keep it where it is. I love the dome. Sure it needs to be updated and they need to put seats closer to the sidelines. But beside Mardi Gras, the superdome is the city's biggest attraction. How many Super bowl you think will be headed this way if they move the stadium anywhere outside downtown. It is the best place to hoist Super bowls because of it's close proximity to Hotel, restaurants, shopping and dare I say it, strip clubs. I can't imagine the city's skyline without the superdome in it. I doubt a stadium in the East will be able to support any business that think they could make it, there would be no more than a dozen Saints games there a year. How would the businesses make it in the spring and summer months. I doubt people would move there because we built a stadium there. Like someone said in a post earlier, the only business that would benefit from this would be the mobil vending business.

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Old 06-24-2007, 03:42 PM   #25
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Hey fellas. I don't understand the concern about crime being an issue for the Dome being located in the East. The Superdome is surrounded by multiple projects, and all sorts hang around the CBD during special events. The east is predominately mid to upper middle class residents. Comparing its appearance in past years to a city in Iraq was stretching it quite a bit. Anyway, the police presence would be massive.

I'm not in favor of a stadium in the east, or even a new stadium. If we had to have one, I'd look into tearing down those nearby projects. They're an eyesore, and may discourage more upscale investment during our recovery. We could also consider the west bank along the river. If there, I'd like one end open with a view of the city. Some have suggested near UNO along the lake.

Anyway, the Dome's location within walking distance of the FQ, etc is what other cities droll over. We'd probably risk losing SBs and other events, by fooling with our superb logistics.
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:52 PM   #26
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ugh the superdome is a piece of crap.
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Old 06-24-2007, 04:56 PM   #27
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I'm sure a new Dome will be built to secure a lease with Benson. I'd just hate to implode what is now an internationally recognized icon, while the state has some serious issuses that need tending to. Scores would've otherwise perished without the Dome's shelter, and I felt renovations could keep a structurally sound part of our heritage viable for a long time. Whatever happened to "The Dome is Our Home"?

Welp, I'll be trying to finesse my way into Gillette Stadium next season. I just hope the state puts together a sound plan, for once.
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Old 06-24-2007, 06:25 PM   #28
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As one that has been in the Dome a few times I find it hard to think of it a a piece of crap! When I was in it fior the Saints Eagles playoff game it was pretty nice. Sure it could use some more improvements but i'd rsther see he state spend more money on improvements to the dome and sell the nameing rights to some big company. then take the rest of the money and tear down some of those old warehouses and build a park for parking and tailgateing. i think this could be done far cheaper than building a new stadium for old Tom. If Tom wants a new stadium let him put some of his hard earned money in it too. I think it would do wonders for ticket sales to have a place to tailgate around the Dome. I know we'd have fun!!!!!

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Originally Posted by AssGrinch View Post
ugh the superdome is a piece of crap.
Be it ever so humble there's no place like home. I hope whatever they do, they leave it within walking distance of the Quarter. I think all the stuff that goes on in the Quarter before and after the games is what makes it the most fun.
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Before I went off to college I used to go to all the Saints home games. It wasn't built for football, but hey when the Saints move we can at least keep the Dome. No place like home right?
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