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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I think that Reliant stadium in Houston is a great example, it has a retractable roof and has great natural lighting, it's very bright inside. It seats 71K, but that could be tweaked for the Saints needs. http://www.qscaudio.com/images/press...wl_2004_hi.jpg...

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Old 02-12-2010, 02:04 AM   #31
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I think that Reliant stadium in Houston is a great example, it has a retractable roof and has great natural lighting, it's very bright inside. It seats 71K, but that could be tweaked for the Saints needs.

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Old 02-12-2010, 02:18 AM   #32
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I get that the Superdome has been around for a long time. It is getting old in years and is old in its looks.
Other cities are getting more modern stadiums.
The SD is still pretty. Huge. Has something 80,000 seating capacity for major concerts and football games.
The only acts that used to be able to sell that kind of concert was the Rolling Stones. They are semi-retired.
I don't think U2 ever came alone for a show. There are really no entertainers out there and probably won't be that can alone in concert sell 72,000 or so .
The biggest sports show is SB.N.O. has SB 2013.
The dome has has renovations to update it. I assume, you can only renovate so much.

N.O. used to get the SB almost every 4 years.
Other NFL cities with great,new modern stadiums have to and win it to.It has to go around. N.O. will never get the SB like it used to, new stadium or not, because other NFL cites must be awarded the SB too.
You have expansion teams .

N.O. and LA cannot support a Supersuper Dome.
If the city gets a new one, the Superdome would have to be imploded.
The team would need it to play in as the new one is being built, but the spot to put it is where the old would be.

TheSuperdome still holds up. Sound is good. It isa concrete thing and darker in sides.
The new stadium look is windowed all over and has some kind of bright roof.
I googled Jerys's dome. It is space age, pretty, bright.
The Relaint Center here has that brighter look and lighter feel.
The sound is awful. I saw Kenny Chesney there but I have not been to a Texans game.

I say take care of that when the Dome gets close to being not good enough.
Right now,it still works.
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SUPERDOME FOREVER!!!!

That's my not so distant childhood we're talking about.
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Whatever happened to going to a stadium to watch a game and not being concerened about the color of the tile. You have a seat, beer, food, and a loud ass home field advantage. Screw the yuppie features. Jerry built a big IMAX theatre. I'd puke if the Saints had to play in something like that. A new stadium doesn't equa wins or filling in the seats. Last time I checked the dome is sold out and has a waiting list miles long. Adding more seats would increase revenue but I don't understand the "Modernize" argument. What you want laser toilets and a theme park inside?
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Whatever happened to going to a stadium to watch a game and not being concerened about the color of the tile. You have a seat, beer, food, and a loud ass home field advantage. Screw the yuppie features. Jerry built a big IMAX theatre. I'd puke if the Saints had to play in something like that. A new stadium doesn't equa wins or filling in the seats. Last time I checked the dome is sold out and has a waiting list miles long. Adding more seats would increase revenue but I don't understand the "Modernize" argument. What you want laser toilets and a theme park inside?
Think of it this way, the night Jerry's World opened up, the Cowgirls got their a*ses handed to them by the G-men. And does anyone remember the punter who kicked the football into the jumbotron during pre-season?? (Sorry, can't remember his name) You know what they say about big stadiums, right?! Coming from a woman's POV, it looks like Mr. Jones has the little man syndrome!
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They just made millions in upgrades to the SUPERdome and I agree that they won't talk about this until 2025.
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Lynwood and breesfan are just crazy funny people.
I am laughing so hard.
Very good posts and yeha,you both have a point.

Breesfan, gogle Dallas New Football Stadium and you will see pictures of art works that are inside the stadium. It is all very pretty.
It is part museum and part DC home.
Look at the calendar of events. It does not have many events coming up and hardly any big events. How is Jerry's World going to make it? Beats me.
Superdome has evey year : Esscense Fest., Saints games, Bayou Classic, Sugar Bowl. Those are big events, but still probably not enough.
Does SDome get some Carnival balls? Carnival parades disband? I cannot remember.
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Originally Posted by OldMaid View Post
Lynwood and breesfan are just crazy funny people.
I am laughing so hard.
Very good posts and yeha,you both have a point.

Breesfan, gogle Dallas New Football Stadium and you will see pictures of art works that are inside the stadium. It is all very pretty.
It is part museum and part DC home.
Look at the calendar of events. It does not have many events coming up and hardly any big events. How is Jerry's World going to make it? Beats me.
Superdome has evey year : Esscense Fest., Saints games, Bayou Classic, Sugar Bowl. Those are big events, but still probably not enough.
Does SDome get some Carnival balls? Carnival parades disband? I cannot remember.
Yeah, I've seen pictures of it. It is nice, but it is a little too much. Like I said before, Mr. Jones is compensating for something.
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The SuperDome is cool... for a little while at least ... but we must face reality... it'll be time before you know it to have to up the ante. First off, New Orleans could use some infrastructure upgrades. That means building a new dome at an alternate location would facilitate much of that. Combine that with the upcoming new LSU/Charity/VA project, it could be a complete new facelift. Locations are one of two in my view. First and most priority is the area of the Bienville projects. It is an area that sorely needs a facelift and it would help the Rampart Street area including Armstrong Park. Its still close proximity to the Quarter makes it a natural. It would help with Conventions as well by increasing the space available to compete with Las Vegas. The other location is across the river in Algiers. We could have a fancy Gondola system, one better than what we had at the world's fair to cross the river. Or maybe even a mono or regular rail system that connects the new dome with downtown and the airport. Either way, having an area to tailgate would enhance our games in an immeasurable way. What we have now in tailgate space is a joke.

Not sure how this city can afford all of this. It couldn't before and it certainly cannot now as the tax base has shifted yet again. New Orleans was already behind in technology and business pre-Katrina. They must find a way to diversify its economy and not rely so much on tourism. The new LSU/Charity/VA project is a start. Incentivisation of business through tax breaks is key along with making education tops so you can attract businesses. It must modernize its port facilities. We need a new regional airport, one somewhere close to the river; up river is my best guess. And tie it in with rail for freight transportation. It could continue its push to become the Hollywood of the south. None of this is possible without ensuring proper levee maintenance and bringing them to a much higher standard than pre-Katrina. New Orleans is geographically unique. It needs to take advantage of its key advantage over other cities. It's sad politics have gotten in the way. Let's hope this new mayor can do something.

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I like our Dome!
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