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Old 04-26-2012, 04:15 PM   #11
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+1 to all of the comments above. The Dome has served as an excellent venue for many years for other non-NFL events (Final Four (2-3 times), SEC football & basketball championships, etc). It's not as nice as other venues, but it serves a greater multifunctional purpose that has made it a valuable destination for all of the events listed above. If Blank & the Falcons want a new (outdoor) stadium within the next 10 years, they can pay for it themselves.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:30 PM   #12
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The locale of all the major stadiums in Atlanta are pretty terrible, IMO. I'll let Philips slide since it's near Centennial Olympic Park/World of Coke/Aquarium. Otherwise, Turner Field is in a dumpy area and so is the Dome.

With that said, there's no need for any public funding of any sort to build a new stadium.
I guess you're right if you ignore the economic benefits that having a pro sports team (NFL especially) can have for the city/area.
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:48 PM   #13
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Here's what you get with your new billion-dollar stadium.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...MNUA1O403R.DTL


PSLs and expensive tickets. Of course this is for a team that sells out its stadium. The fact of the matter is that there is no way a team can justify the expense of such a stadium. And not even a city if it is an outdoor stadium with real grass and all of that.

One of the strengths of the Dome is that it is a multi-purpose facility. Only downside is that you can't see the sun when you watch a game.
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Old 04-26-2012, 06:02 PM   #14
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The retractable roof seems to be the new trend, and I kinda like it. I don't particularly care for the Georgia Dome, and I think a nice stadium with a retractable roof will still be a draw for the SECCG, Chicken Bowl, etc.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:18 AM   #15
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PSLs and expensive tickets. Of course this is for a team that sells out its stadium. The fact of the matter is that there is no way a team can justify the expense of such a stadium. And not even a city if it is an outdoor stadium with real grass and all of that.

One of the strengths of the Dome is that it is a multi-purpose facility. Only downside is that you can't see the sun when you watch a game.
I agree about the PSL thing - that's concerning.

The NFL has already removed the Dome from future SB considerations and you'd have to think that these other "multi-purpose" events will start going away as well when competing with other state-of-the-art facilities that are in existence (like Dallas) or planned.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:28 AM   #16
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I agree about the PSL thing - that's concerning.

The NFL has already removed the Dome from future SB considerations and you'd have to think that these other "multi-purpose" events will start going away as well when competing with other state-of-the-art facilities that are in existence (like Dallas) or planned.
Was Atlanta removed because of the Dome or because of the weather?
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I want them to get a new stadium...that is all
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Was Atlanta removed because of the Dome or because of the weather?
Stadium - weather thing certainly didn't help but I think it's a bit of a myth as to why the NFL won't bring the SB back. It's reported that the NFL will be putting up $$$ (upwards of $200M) to help with the financing of the new stadium.

As a matter of fact, I think the last 3 SBs I recall being at a party hanging out mostly outside because the weather has been terrific. I'm too old to remember much past 3 years ago.
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Stadium - weather thing certainly didn't help but I think it's a bit of a myth as to why the NFL won't bring the SB back. It's reported that the NFL will be putting up $$$ (upwards of $200M) to help with the financing of the new stadium.
$300M in hotel taxes, $200M from the NFL, the rest from Money Bags Blank
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:44 AM   #20
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Stadium - weather thing certainly didn't help but I think it's a bit of a myth as to why the NFL won't bring the SB back. It's reported that the NFL will be putting up $$$ (upwards of $200M) to help with the financing of the new stadium.

Why would they rule us out for a SB because of the stadium? How is our stadium different than other domed stadiums that have hosted SBs since we last did?
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