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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; i work for a contractor that bid on this work and it is going to be very nice. especially for people in the plaza level. losers like me in the terrace wont benefit from it at all. i am project ...

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Old 01-28-2011, 07:15 PM   #11
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i work for a contractor that bid on this work and it is going to be very nice. especially for people in the plaza level. losers like me in the terrace wont benefit from it at all.
i am project engineer for the new champion square stair project which is going to be bad @$$ when it is done. the dome is going to look really nice next season
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Old 01-29-2011, 09:03 AM   #12
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Renderings. I like!

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Old 01-29-2011, 09:23 AM   #13
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85 mil could be recouped by increased local tax revenue and bookings for the Dome. Keeping up with the Joneses it more attractive for hosting various events. I remember NCAA basketball and boxing snubbing the Dome for years due to seating and line of sight issues, among a few other internal maladies. Free advertisement for the city while hosting national events is always positive. NO already has the local amemities, logistics, and other entertainment going for her, so keeping the Dome up to standards at a cheaper cost to taxpayers is a basic requirement.

Personally, I'd like to see the Dome celebrate her 50th before talk about demolishing such an icon. I'd also prefer a new dome to an outdoor stadium. I don't like sitting in the sun for hours, and I don't like rain in my drinks.

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Old 01-29-2011, 09:37 AM   #14
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the superbowl coming here is going to bring a ridiculous amount of money as well as college national championships.
its not just adding seats. the concourses around the plaza level wont be crowded anymore. there will be more bathrooms. each entrance (gate a, gate b, etc) are going to be sponsored by different companies like chevy trucks or similar. this renovation is going to pay for itself in a few years.
also the team gets new locker rooms. the locker rooms right now are an absolute joke. they look like 1975, and are so small. they are adding media areas under the plaza seating. right now they do the post game in tents.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:24 AM   #15
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I think this will be the biggest improvment for most fans. More space for all of us. I like that they keep renovating the dome instead of building something new. With the way they have fixed the exterior and now the inside the Dome will soon be like new

It may be the oldest dome and maybe it was one of the first domes, but the Louisiana SuperDome is one of the very few things our state got right.
The Dome still, and I mean on 12/30/2010, looked modern.
I was totaly against the building of a new dome years ago. Where? N.O.Superdome is right there IN the center of everything tourists and local fans need. With what money? Goodness knows, LA does not have money.
The Dome, like your house or wardrobe, needs some changing as timegoes on. Renovations are fine.
Adding and changing the Dome to bring it up from 1976 to 2011, fine.It has been renovation during those years to.
I think that pricetag of 85 million might be high. I don't know about the cost or if all of that is neccessary.
I just the Dome works!!
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:26 AM   #16
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Opps,I did not read SpeedyRons' post enough.
That answered my other questions.
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Old 01-31-2011, 01:42 PM   #17
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It may be the oldest dome and maybe it was one of the first domes, but the Louisiana SuperDome is one of the very few things our state got right.
The Dome still, and I mean on 12/30/2010, looked modern.
I was totaly against the building of a new dome years ago. Where? N.O.Superdome is right there IN the center of everything tourists and local fans need. With what money? Goodness knows, LA does not have money.
The Dome, like your house or wardrobe, needs some changing as timegoes on. Renovations are fine.
Adding and changing the Dome to bring it up from 1976 to 2011, fine.It has been renovation during those years to.
I think that pricetag of 85 million might be high. I don't know about the cost or if all of that is neccessary.
I just the Dome works!!
It's been several years since I was able to attend a game in the dome, and to be honest it wasn't a very nice (read clean) place to see a game...however even then it was better than the crap hole in Irving the Cowboys were playing in.

Personally I love the idea of renovating it as opposed to scrapping it in favor of some new, shiny corporate tool. It is an ICON. The images I see during game broadcasts - well, it looks like it belongs. It is truly a part of New Orleans and of Louisiana and I'd rather renovate it than deep six it.

It means something. It's a symbol...and not just for Katrina. My brother goes to all the home games and tells me it's quite nice, and I'm sure this next round of renovations will make it even better. It does still look modern, and it is synonymous with New Orleans. I'm happy to see the state invest in its history rather than try to keep up with Jerry and boys...those new Stadiums have no heart.

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New stadiums have zero soul.

just ask me. I live in Houston, home of Reliant Morgue.

The Superdome has been really nice since the renovations after the Storm. I think the mood of the fans might also be a factor. There's just been such a positive attitude in recent years. You cant feel the Curse anymore.
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New stadiums have zero soul.

just ask me. I live in Houston, home of Reliant Morgue.

The Superdome has been really nice since the renovations after the Storm. I think the mood of the fans might also be a factor. There's just been such a positive attitude in recent years. You cant feel the Curse anymore.
I saw the Saints loose to Houston there a few years ago. You're right. That place has zero karma.
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Old 01-31-2011, 08:29 PM   #20
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I saw the Saints loose to Houston there a few years ago. You're right. That place has zero karma.
is that the game that reggie fumbled at the 1 inch line and changed the mojo?
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