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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by st thomas is that the game that reggie fumbled at the 1 inch line and changed the mojo? Might have been. I don't recall, but what I do remember about that place is that is had no ...

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Old 01-31-2011, 08:39 PM   #21
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is that the game that reggie fumbled at the 1 inch line and changed the mojo?
Might have been. I don't recall, but what I do remember about that place is that is had no heart. Just cold...nothing interesting about it at all.
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Old 01-31-2011, 09:24 PM   #22
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Might have been. I don't recall, but what I do remember about that place is that is had no heart. Just cold...nothing interesting about it at all.
i gotcha, if its like there baseball stadium with the hill in center field its gotta be cold.
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:23 AM   #23
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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.
If you haven't been to the Superdome in years, you'll see vast improvements, they showed this season, The Bathrooms are IMMACULATE! Something fans have been screaming for some time.
The Concessions could use some expanding but i think that is part of the renovating..
Im happy they are adding LCD screens to the lobby and all but the Superdome don't need all of that really.. i don't see the point in walking past expensive LCD screens.. then again Walmart has em in the frozen food sections and at the cash registers so perhaps it's cheaper in bulk or that particular brand or something?
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:49 AM   #24
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From what I'm reading this whole renovation together with te Championship plaza will pretty much bring the Superdome up to par with the newer stadiums in the leauge. I think renovating is the right way to go. I mean its $85 mil compared to atleast $800 mil for a brand new stadium.
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:51 AM   #25
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If you haven't been to the Superdome in years, you'll see vast improvements, they showed this season, The Bathrooms are IMMACULATE! Something fans have been screaming for some time.
The Concessions could use some expanding but i think that is part of the renovating..
Im happy they are adding LCD screens to the lobby and all but the Superdome don't need all of that really.. i don't see the point in walking past expensive LCD screens.. then again Walmart has em in the frozen food sections and at the cash registers so perhaps it's cheaper in bulk or that particular brand or something?
LCD screens are hella cheap, especially in bulk. The cost of manufacturing a 50 inch LCD screen in China for example is way less than $100.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:18 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by st thomas View Post
i gotcha, if its like there baseball stadium with the hill in center field its gotta be cold.
Your thinking of Minute Maid Park it's a whole different stadium that home to the Astro's.
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Old 02-01-2011, 06:38 AM   #27
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That place has zero karma.
No, Reliant has no soul. Its just a ridiculously huge building with a mile away view. Its dark, filled to the gills with advertisement and short attention span video graphics, and no discernable personality. It has "amenities," whatever those do for you, and probably looks exactly like that stadium in Phoenix, which looks like the one in St. Louis, looks like the one in Indianapolis. Its so filled with bells and whistles, but they forgot about the football game. I'm surprised they have grass.

I've been to Wrigley Field, Candlestick, the old Sombrero. Those were experiences I'll never forget. You were lucky they had bathrooms, but I'll never forget the games.

They should kept the Astrodome. That was a sports experience.

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Old 02-01-2011, 09:14 AM   #28
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i just wish we would get bigger jumbotrons. the super dome has to have the smallest ones in the entire league. im not saying we need a 60 yard tv hanging over the field like jerrys world. just something about twice as big of what we have
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:25 AM   #29
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We had the pleasure to have seats at Fenway Park where the support beam is in the way so you to move around to see anything, good times. We went when they were honoring Ted Williams right after his death so it's an experience ill never forget

As with the dome, fix a couple things and leave it alone, last thing I want is a new stadium because I refuse to pay psl's
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:39 AM   #30
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RenovationsThe Superdome in early 2006 began to undergo $320 million in renovations in three phases, due to its contract with the New Orleans Saints. New windows have been installed for natural lighting, and a new face lift will be constructed. The roof-facing of the Superdome will be remodeled with a solid white hue and the sides of the dome panels will resemble a champagne bronze color. The entire outer layer of the stadium, more than 400,000 square feet (37,000 m2) of aluminum siding, will be replaced with new aluminum panels and insulation, and an innovative barrier system for drainage will be added by 2010. The dome is set to resemble its original facade.

In addition escalators will be added to the outside of the club rooms. Each suite will have modernized rooms with raised ceilings, leather sofas and flat-screen TVs, as well as glass, brushed aluminum and wood-grain furnishings. A new $600,000 point-of-sale system is also being installed, which will allow fans to purchase concessions with credit cards throughout the stadium for the first time. Once all three phases of the renovation are completed the Superdome will be one of the most up-to-date facilities in the U.S.

At the beginning of 2011 construction will begin to the lower bowl of the stadium, reconfiguring it to increase seating by 3,500, widening the plaza concourse, building two bunker club lounges and adding additional concession stands. Crews will start tearing down the temporary stairs that lead from Champions Square to the Dome, replacing them with permanent steps. Workers also will complete the installation of express elevators that will taxi coaches and media from the ground level of the stadium to the press box. Plans also call for two 7,500-square-foot bunker lounges on each side of the stadium. The lounges will be equipped with flat-screen TVs, granite counter tops and full-service bars. The lounges will serve 4,500 fans, whose old plaza seats will be upgraded to premium tickets, giving those fans leather chairs with cup-holders. The plaza level will also be extended, closing in space between the concourse and plaza seating to add new restrooms and concession areas. The renovations will also end the stadium's ability to convert to a baseball configuration.


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