NFL Piece On Stadiums
Posted 07 July 2012 - 11:58 AM
Did you see the guy with the dog performers last season? That was pretty cool.
Lol, no I missed that one.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 12:43 PM
Who will get new stadiums?
Several teams, including the Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers are in need of new stadiums. However, as NFL.com's Albert Breerpointed out Friday, the economics of constructing a modern NFL facility can be cost-prohibitive.
"The four stadiums that turn 10 this year -- Detroit's Ford Field ($430 million), New England's Gillette Stadium ($325 million), Seattle's CenturyLink Field ($430 million) and Houston's Reliant Stadium ($352 million) -- cost less combined than the newest one (MetLife Stadium, $1.6 billion)," Breer said.
Keeping up with the technological side of viewing games is a factor in cost for both new stadiums and older ones.
"For stadiums from that four-year, nine-stadium boom (Cincinnati, Denver, Pittsburgh, Detroit, Houston, New England, Seattle, Chicago, Philadelphia) of a decade ago, it means higher quality videoboards ...; connectivity that keeps up with mobile technology and allows full use of smartphones on-site; and the highest level of interactivity possible. It'll also likely mean moving the stadium outside the walls, with additional entertainment and conditions on the perimeter," he said.
Marc Ganis, president of SportsCorp, a consulting firm that works with clubs on stadiums, thinks the following teams will end up with new stadiums, despite the costs.
"In some cases, these renovations may cost more than the stadiums did in the first place," Ganis said. "I'd guess the Chargers will get a new stadium, and the Falcons will find a way to do it, and eventually, L.A. will get done. But it won't be easy."
Posted 07 July 2012 - 01:11 PM
Isnt the Hawks, Philips Arena fairly new? They must bring in some very good revenue down in ATL to be able to upgrade like they do. Philips Arena built in 1999 thought it was more new than that.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 01:21 PM
have a few kiosks out front so once you are patted down, you get a bracelet thingy and walk right in.
more food choices.
don't allow ANYONE who is wearing a jersey of a team that is NOT playing at BofA to enter.
introduce some kind of rewards card thingy. give me a deal on a beer or dog after I have used some of my kids college fund just to go to a game.
allow more folks who are there to be entered into some kind of raffle and at the end of the 3rd qrter announce the winner. you get like a jersey or a field pass or something. reward those who keep showing up and giving you THEIR money.
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Posted 07 July 2012 - 02:36 PM
Why does that espn article say we need a new stadium? So the life of a stadium spans only 16 years then it's time to build new? That is the dumbest thing I have ever heard. BofA is a great stadium in great shape.
I thought the same thing. They are stupid if they think we already need another one.
Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:25 PM
still can't for the life of me understand why people pay actual money for espn insider.
From insider http://insider.espn..../20120707#16176
Who will get new stadiums?
Several teams, including the Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers are in need of new stadiums. blah blah blah
crap like this doesn't help.