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Old 02-10-2010, 11:15 PM   #21
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Not to mention...who the heck would want to sit in the 100 plus degree weather with 100 pct humidity sitting next to a 350 lb rhinocerous. Nah...I think the dome should stay.
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Old 02-10-2010, 11:29 PM   #22
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I'm going to put it to you guys like this. I like the superdome, but as far as Superbowl revenue, for the city, and state, I have a feeling that the one coming up, might be the last. With Jerry World open, the new stadium being built here in NorCal, for the 49ers, the possible state of the art stadium being constructed in LA, hell even the new one, in New York, the ante has been upped for getting the most important football game in the world. I mean, if you guys don't mind not getting the superbowl anymore, then I guess you will be fine with it, but if you are not, then I suggest you re-evaluate your thoughts on this subject.

I'm not saying the possibillity of getting the superbowl again, is not there, but with these new, state-of-the-art stadiums, and domes being built by just about EVERY team in the league, other than the Saints, it's going to become less likely.

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Old 02-11-2010, 10:14 AM   #23
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With stadiums running in the $1.5 BILLION range, yes, with a "B", it's not going to happen.
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Old 02-11-2010, 10:45 AM   #24
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Now is the worst time to be talking about a new stadium. Especially if it once again belongs to the people of the state, and tax monies are subsidizing it. But here is some relief, Ray is on his way out, Mitch is on his way in, and all those monies that "somehow" couldn't get delivered are going to begin to flow like the mighty Mississippi. Shovel ready projects by the drove will start about a year from now and will run well into Mitch's 2nd term. From levee upgrades to streets and drainage projects to possibly a Brand Spanking New State of the Art Olympic Grade Multi-Purpose Monstrosity, compliments of Mary and the Federal Gov.'s New Orleans Revitalization Initiative blah-blah-blah. Might be kind of nice. Personally, I like the Dome.

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Old 02-11-2010, 03:47 PM   #25
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I heard somewhere recently that naming rights to the Super Dome could be up for sale. I could be wrong but I thought that with the current deal the naming right are to the state of La. Isn't it the Louisiana Super Dome?
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Old 02-11-2010, 03:56 PM   #26
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i'm all in on a new stadium, it could be domed again. they can make the roof open up on the west bank to let the patrons walk the mississippi to the game. lol
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:12 PM   #27
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I guess a new fancy stadium would be cool, but the dome still gets the job done.
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:45 PM   #28
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Originally Posted by st thomas View Post
our state has to keep it up till then plus pay millions a year
I think we changed this. They own the building next door. Money the state was paying the Saints came from travel and tourism money that was taken directly from the city of New Orleans.

Now Benson leases the building space next door to the State to use. At least it's a better dollar for dollar deal.

Think they another (3rd) renovation to the Dome in the works. That's the third since 2005... anyone have an article on this?
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Old 02-11-2010, 09:50 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by saintpaul25 View Post
I'm going to put it to you guys like this. I like the superdome, but as far as Superbowl revenue, for the city, and state, I have a feeling that the one coming up, might be the last. With Jerry World open, the new stadium being built here in NorCal, for the 49ers, the possible state of the art stadium being constructed in LA, hell even the new one, in New York, the ante has been upped for getting the most important football game in the world. I mean, if you guys don't mind not getting the superbowl anymore, then I guess you will be fine with it, but if you are not, then I suggest you re-evaluate your thoughts on this subject.

I'm not saying the possibillity of getting the superbowl again, is not there, but with these new, state-of-the-art stadiums, and domes being built by just about EVERY team in the league, other than the Saints, it's going to become less likely.
I dunno. We have another Super Bowl coming in 2013 and another major renovation. I think they are keeping the same structure of the Dome and plan to completely rebuild it over time through major renovations.

There will be windows on the dome this time.

Building a new stadium isn't practical for most of America. Even the "Jerry Dome" almost broke his bank.
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Old 02-12-2010, 02:00 AM   #30
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Withing 5 to 10 years the Saints will demand a new stadium, a new fancy job with a retractable roof. I love the Dome too but it is very dated, very 70's ish. The price to keep an NFL franchise is to keep them in nice newer stadiums, also the 2013 SB will be the last in the SuperDome, hopefully Louisiana will cough up the cash at the time, I was actually dissapointed that they were renovating the Dome and not building a new stadium, something that will bring in more outside light with a retractable roof, the Dome to way to dark on the inside.
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