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    Rogers Centre reno plans.

    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/ml...ture-1.4079505

    250-400 million? There has got to be a better way to spend that. A polished/retro fitted turd is still a turd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baconpancakes View Post
    http://www.cbc.ca/sports/baseball/ml...ture-1.4079505

    250-400 million? There has got to be a better way to spend that. A polished/retro fitted turd is still a turd.

    sorry if posted elsewhere
    $250 - $400M is peanuts man.

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    1.) The fan experience is good enough as it is.

    2.) I'm more concerned about putting real grass. That is the most important thing

    3.) The pedestrian bridge looking into the RC will be interesting - I wonder how they'll do that? The best I can think of is removing Sightlines restaurant.
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    They have no choice but to renovate it but obviously it would be nice if they could actually build an actual Baseball stadium. They badly fucked up in the 80's. They had prime location, a good team, and the money and go ahead from everyone. And they designed that piece of shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonn View Post
    They have no choice but to renovate it but obviously it would be nice if they could actually build an actual Baseball stadium. They badly fucked up in the 80's. They had prime location, a good team, and the money and go ahead from everyone. And they designed that piece of shit.
    It was bad timing as much as anything. The stadium is a child of 80's excess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonn View Post
    They have no choice but to renovate it but obviously it would be nice if they could actually build an actual Baseball stadium. They badly fucked up in the 80's. They had prime location, a good team, and the money and go ahead from everyone. And they designed that piece of shit.
    Jack shit happens at Ontario Place. They need to put a stadium there. If there isn't enough space, they can just make new land. Everything south of front street used to be water back in the day until they filled it in

    Have the stadium face northeast so that left field has the downtown core and right field has the lake for splash hits
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    Quote Originally Posted by HERPDERP View Post
    Jack shit happens at Ontario Place. They need to put a stadium there. If there isn't enough space, they can just make new land. Everything south of front street used to be water back in the day until they filled it in

    Have the stadium face northeast so that left field has the downtown core and right field has the lake for splash hits
    Left field for splash hits so Vlad Jr and Bo Bichette can dump some balls in the lake.

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    The article features an architect from B+H. They do some pretty cool shit. http://www.bharchitects.com/en/proje...rts-recreation

    Not sure if they won the bid, but I hope so.
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    I think we all know it's the latter. The Mariners have been a disgustingly bad offensive for a decade now and nothing has changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
    Left field for splash hits so Vlad Jr and Bo Bichette can dump some balls in the lake.
    fair. We don't want to cause any accidents on Lakeshore
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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    It was bad timing as much as anything. The stadium is a child of 80's excess.
    At the time it was dubbed the 8th wonder of the world. Everyone marvelled at the first fully retractable stadium roof in the world. It's arguable that the skydom set the standard for which new stadiums for big sports teams are now being buit.

    BUUUUUT..... all those other guys learned from what the dome did wrong and they now build stadiums specific to the sports they host rather than trying to be super-multi-everything-plexes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HERPDERP View Post
    1.) The fan experience is good enough as it is.

    2.) I'm more concerned about putting real grass. That is the most important thing

    3.) The pedestrian bridge looking into the RC will be interesting - I wonder how they'll do that? The best I can think of is removing Sightlines restaurant.
    They arent doing that. It said that was one of the improvement Shapiro made to progressive field so outsiders passing by could get a glimpse. That wouldnt be possible at RC

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    Quote Originally Posted by HERPDERP View Post
    Jack shit happens at Ontario Place. They need to put a stadium there. If there isn't enough space, they can just make new land. Everything south of front street used to be water back in the day until they filled it in

    Have the stadium face northeast so that left field has the downtown core and right field has the lake for splash hits
    They need that space for an Athlete's village (and hopefully someday a casino) for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, and future Olympic games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheHurl View Post
    They need that space for an Athlete's village (and hopefully someday a casino) for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, and future Olympic games.
    Oh fuck off with your taxpayer draining dumb games that literally no one cares about
    Quote Originally Posted by Grant77 View Post
    I think we all know it's the latter. The Mariners have been a disgustingly bad offensive for a decade now and nothing has changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxcar View Post
    Oh fuck off with your taxpayer draining dumb games that literally no one cares about
    I hope the United States loses every Olympic hosting bid from now until forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
    Left field for splash hits so Vlad Jr and Bo Bichette can dump some balls in the lake.
    I believe all ballparks are configured in the same orientation based on sunlight...a new stadium would probably have the exact orientation as the dome does now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxcar View Post
    Oh fuck off with your taxpayer draining dumb games that literally no one cares about
    It's great. Cities are finally starting to catch on to the financial shit-show the Olympics are and the list of candidates to host the games get shorter as time goes on.

    I'm on board with the casino idea though.

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