Falcons moving closer to new, open-air stadium

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  1. nero THE zero

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    http://www.ajc.com/business/falcons-push-for-open-848736.html
    Pretty interesting that there is such a substantial push for a new stadium already in Atlanta. The Georgia Dome isn't even 20 years old yet. What's even more interesting is the emphasis on an open-air stadium.

    Given the shift toward retractable roofs over the past decade, it is curious, if not admirable that Atlanta is demanding an open-air stadium.
     
  2. Dutchrudder

    Dutchrudder COOL BEANS!

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    It is odd to me that they don't want a roof of some sort. It certainly would increase their chances of hosting the Super Bowl.
     
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    Atlanta is nuts if they give the Falcons another stadium. Moreover, like any other market other teams will see what the Jones' just got even though their digs are under 20 years old and a perfectly good facility.

    Owners left and right will hold cities hostage with their rundown "dirty 15-year-old eyesores."

    LP Field is all of 12 years old and time is now ticking. Plus Bud has a sinkhole card to play and he ain't getting any younger.
     
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    This is where Bob showed he knew more IMO. He combined it with The Rodeo and concerts and now when he wants a new stadium, Reliant will still be able to operate.
     
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    I agree. McNair might be calling for a new football stadium for the Texans in 2015 if this passes through...
     
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    How about Bob just Tear down the astrodome since its a curse and build something there
     
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    Didn't the Falcons purpose building a stadium inside a cave? :thinking:
     
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    Remember Fulton County Stadium. Steve Bartkwoski and the old Falcon's logo.
     


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    Doubt it. Things like the Rodeo and concerts will just migrate over to the new digs, as always.
     
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    How about he just concentrate on the Texans making the playoffs before 2015?
     
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    I think my head would explode in rage if McNair tried to lobby for a new stadium before Reliant is 20 years old.

    I would certainly become active in a grassroots effort to tell him what to do with that proposal.

    Although, honestly, I'd be surprised if he tried it.
     
  12. nero THE zero

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    Attended many baseball games there.
     
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    Don't get ATL thinking about a domeless stadium - they have colder winters than North Texas with more snow and ice. Bad idea.
     
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    No they don't. Their weather is essentially identical to Dallas'. It's pretty rare for them to get snow.
     

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