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Old 06-12-2007, 12:46 AM   #1
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New Stadium Resolution.....

HCR149: Keep an eye on Louisiana State House resolution 149, which "requests the Saints, the governor, and the Louisiana Department of Economic Development to study and consider selecting the site of the Plaza Mall in New Orleans East as the site for a new stadium and practice facility for
the New Orleans Saints." The Recommendation was presented by Orleans Parish state Representative Austin J. Badon, Jr. (D).

The three page resolution puts in writing statements like "the Saints made a triumphant return home in 2006 when they came within one game of playing in Super Bowl XLI," "the determination shown by the Saints was an inspiration to many citizens still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina." It notes that "the Plaza Mall, once an economic beacon of New Orleans East, had long ago fallen onto hard times as anchor stores and businesses pulled out of the area."




"I think this is a very BAD idea, a very, very BAD idea. The main reason the Superdome is popular with everyone is it's close proximity to Hotels, Restaurants, Shopping, and everything that is the French Quarters. To build a new Stadium on the old Plaza site would be a bigger mistake than the Jazzland site way out in no man's land. Besides, if they're going to build a new Stadium it should be built somewhere along the river, perhaps in the warehouse district. But that's just my opinion."

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Old 06-12-2007, 06:45 AM   #2
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Just real quick with this one....................I AGREE!!!! Don't put it where no one can find it, and away from bussinesses. Go back home and draw a new plan!
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Old 06-12-2007, 06:41 PM   #3
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I also agree, that would not be a good idea. To me that would only benefit the Northshore, just so they didn't have to travel into the city. I do not want to come back to the city i love, see the Saints play out in the east.. WTF. I second to put the stadium by the river. Keep it close to down town as possible. That makes the games so special, everything is down town for a reason . NOT IN THE EAST !!!
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Old 06-12-2007, 07:37 PM   #4
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I love going to the Dome for a game, I think I would hate a change no matter where it's built..
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Old 06-12-2007, 09:40 PM   #5
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I also agree, that would not be a good idea. To me that would only benefit the Northshore, just so they didn't have to travel into the city. I do not want to come back to the city i love, see the Saints play out in the east.. WTF. I second to put the stadium by the river. Keep it close to down town as possible. That makes the games so special, everything is down town for a reason . NOT IN THE EAST !!!
I drive in from the Northshore for every game and -- while it would make the trip a little shorter -- I have absolutely no interest in getting out after the game and walking around NO East in the evening. And tell me: where do I get something to eat in the East ("The home of not one single good restaraunt")?!?
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Old 06-13-2007, 06:28 AM   #6
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Hey blue devil i am in town for a visit now. There is food out east. Taco wagons! The mexicans can circle the stadium with them. I guess we could call the new stadium the alamo.
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Old 06-13-2007, 09:25 PM   #7
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Hey blue devil i am in town for a visit now. There is food out east. Taco wagons! The mexicans can circle the stadium with them. I guess we could call the new stadium the alamo.
Thanks for the tip, Hagan. Taco wagons! Circle 'em up!
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First of all, crime would not be a problem, they would protect everyone just like they do at the Dome. To me the move doesn't make any sense because of the local, traffic problems, and the inconvenience that visitors and locals would have to endure. It's not just the Saints games that they have to worry about, there's a whole lot of other events and festivals that call the Dome home, I think it would be a hugh mistake to make that move. I know they want to revitalize the New Orleans East and rightfully so, but a new stadium is not the answer, maybe a better mall, a museum, a business epcot center, a school(High, Junior College, or Technical), anything but a new stadium. I lived in the East when it was thriving, it was a wonderful place to live, manicured lawns, booming businesses, Lake Forest Mall was the best thing happening at the time. It's going to take a lot more than a stadium to bring back the East, it will only make matters worst, I just hope the powers that be understand that.

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Old 06-14-2007, 02:24 PM   #9
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man o man I lived out east some 25 years ago myself. my oldest was born there. poor kid.
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Go to work there everyday. There's maybe 2 Non-Vietnamese places to go eat lunch.
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