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    Here Come The Super-Stadiums

    [size=13pt]Here Come The Super-Stadiums[/size]

    Tom Van Riper
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    03.31.08, 12:00 PM ET



    Forget the bum economy. Hungering for the kind of revenue needed to field top teams, a wave of stadium construction is sweeping through sports. But not just any stadiums. Super-stadiums.....


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    Kind of a poor article.
    It seems like the only thing needed to be a super stadium in this author's view is that it is new.
    Still the one in Ireland looked bad ass.

    A couple of those stadiums barely broke $100 million.
    Hell, if that's all you need, then we have a super stadium being built right here in Fargo. (The UP-center)
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    New Yankee stadium looks damn nice:

    http://www.forbes.com/video/?video=fvn/sports/tvr_yankeecoo033108&partner=videoslide_yankeestadi um

    There are few things worse than sitting inside and watching a baseball game.
    That's coming from a guy that has watched the Twinkies win the WS in the dome.
    Baseball is meant to be played outside.
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    Re: Here Come The Super-Stadiums

    "Prophet" wrote:
    New Yankee stadium looks damn nice:

    http://www.forbes.com/video/?video=fvn/sports/tvr_yankeecoo033108&partner=videoslide_yankeestadi um

    There are few things worse than sitting inside and watching a baseball game.
    That's coming from a guy that has watched the Twinkies win the WS in the dome.
    Baseball is meant to be played outside.
    Yeah I bet that game yesterday would have been way better outside.

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    "jmcdon00" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    New Yankee stadium looks damn nice:

    http://www.forbes.com/video/?video=fvn/sports/tvr_yankeecoo033108&partner=videoslide_yankeestadi um

    There are few things worse than sitting inside and watching a baseball game.
    That's coming from a guy that has watched the Twinkies win the WS in the dome.
    Baseball is meant to be played outside.
    Yeah I bet that game yesterday would have been way better outside.
    Actually, I think yesterday would have been a blast if it was outdoors.
    It wasn't really that cold out...could have worn a parka and been fine.
    Would have been a great game to tailgate for as long as you dressed appropriately.
    Wouldn't want to show up in a t-shirt.

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    Re: Here Come The Super-Stadiums

    That stadium for Real Salt Lake is pathetic. If we had an MLS team in Portland a stadium that seated 20K, we would easily fill that fucker.

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    Re: Here Come The Super-Stadiums

    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "jmcdon00" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    New Yankee stadium looks damn nice:

    http://www.forbes.com/video/?video=fvn/sports/tvr_yankeecoo033108&partner=videoslide_yankeestadi um

    There are few things worse than sitting inside and watching a baseball game.
    That's coming from a guy that has watched the Twinkies win the WS in the dome.
    Baseball is meant to be played outside.
    Yeah I bet that game yesterday would have been way better outside.
    Actually, I think yesterday would have been a blast if it was outdoors.
    It wasn't really that cold out...could have worn a parka and been fine.
    Would have been a great game to tailgate for as long as you dressed appropriately.
    Wouldn't want to show up in a t-shirt.
    It was snowing, they would have had to reschedule, which is a disadvantage. But atleast it is at the beginning of the season so they have all year to make it up, unlike the playoffs in October that will really screw up some travel plans.

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    Re: Here Come The Super-Stadiums

    Dallas Cowboys New Stadium (Naming Rights TBD)
    Arlington, Texas

    Dallas Cowboys, NFL
    Cost: $1 billion
    Capacity: 80,000
    Opens: 2009
    Luxury suites/other amenities: 200 suites; 1,500 club seats; eight video boards; 286 concessionaires

    Club seat customers will see the players walk right past on their way to the field. Regular tickets will go for as much as $340, while seat license prices range from $16,000 to $50,000.


    Wouldn't that be sweet, pay a $16,000 for the right to pay $350 a ticket. I can't wait for the viking stadium now. Seriously, how many people can really justify spending $16,000.00 on a football team, jiminy crickets.

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    Re: Here Come The Super-Stadiums

    "jmcdon00" wrote:
    Dallas Cowboys New Stadium (Naming Rights TBD)
    Arlington, Texas

    Dallas Cowboys, NFL
    Cost: $1 billion
    Capacity: 80,000
    Opens: 2009
    Luxury suites/other amenities: 200 suites; 1,500 club seats; eight video boards; 286 concessionaires

    Club seat customers will see the players walk right past on their way to the field. Regular tickets will go for as much as $340, while seat license prices range from $16,000 to $50,000.


    Wouldn't that be sweet, pay a $16,000 for the right to pay $350 a ticket. I can't wait for the viking stadium now. Seriously, how many people can really justify spending $16,000.00 on a football team, jiminy crickets.
    Keep in mind that the PSL prices for the new Cowboys stadium is several orders of magnitude higher than every other stadium that use it.
    Most stadiums have a PSL price range that go from $1000 to $10,000.
    I believe Carolina is the second highest, with prices from $3,000 to $20,000.


    There is absolutely no reason to believe that PSL prices in a new Vikings stadium would be that high.
    Dallas is one of the largest markets in football, and they can charge those prices because people will pay them.
    That is not the case in Minnesota, which is a much smaller market.

    Plus the author didn't do a very good job of researching anyway.
    The $16,000 PSL is for lower bowl tickets only.
    There has been no information about any of the other, less expensive seating options. And he had the upper range wrong too...

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    According to Cowboys documents, the seat licenses in the lower bowl could be purchased for $16,000 to $150,000 and grant the owner the right to buy those tickets for the next 30 years. Tickets cost $340 for each of the team's 10 guaranteed home games – eight in the regular season and two in the preseason.
    Zeus wrote:
    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: Here Come The Super-Stadiums

    "jmcdon00" wrote:
    "BloodyHorns82" wrote:
    "jmcdon00" wrote:
    "Prophet" wrote:
    New Yankee stadium looks damn nice:

    http://www.forbes.com/video/?video=fvn/sports/tvr_yankeecoo033108&partner=videoslide_yankeestadi um

    There are few things worse than sitting inside and watching a baseball game.
    That's coming from a guy that has watched the Twinkies win the WS in the dome.
    Baseball is meant to be played outside.
    Yeah I bet that game yesterday would have been way better outside.
    Actually, I think yesterday would have been a blast if it was outdoors.
    It wasn't really that cold out...could have worn a parka and been fine.
    Would have been a great game to tailgate for as long as you dressed appropriately.
    Wouldn't want to show up in a t-shirt.
    It was snowing, they would have had to reschedule, which is a disadvantage. But atleast it is at the beginning of the season so they have all year to make it up, unlike the playoffs in October that will really screw up some travel plans.
    Even the cancelation of a playoff game wouldn't be too severe.
    Plus, the likelyhood of that happening is pretty rare.
    We don't see hardly any snow in October.
    If somebody is too pussy to attend a chilly playoff game, I'll take their ticket.
    Baseball is meant to be played outdoors.
    After attending several outdoor baseball venues last year throughout the country, the metrodome will NEVER be the same.

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