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Old 03-27-2012, 12:18 PM
 
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The Atlanta Falcons, Mayor Reed, and Georgia Legislature need to pay attention on how to build a successful downtown stadium. Two completely different stories of downtown baseball stadiums in Sunbelt cities.
How to Build a Successful Downtown Stadium - Jobs & Economy - The Atlantic Cities
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:49 PM
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Let Arthur Blank pay for it. He's the one who will pocket the profits (if there are any), so let him take the risk.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:13 PM
 
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Blank is the billionaire, not the city of Atlanta or the State of Georgia. The Dome is perfectly fine, who cares about hosting a Super Bowl, when we host the SEC Championship Game football and basketball, Chick-fil-a Bowl, and Chick-fil-a Kick off Game?
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:36 PM
 
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The Dome is still a lovely stadium. Until those bums win a championship don't build ****. Why the hell do taxpayers need to pay for this? Why? It should be private unless profits go to taxpayers as well or we get discounted tickets and food.
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:45 PM
 
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I don't think there's anything wrong with the Georgia Dome...granted it's been about 5 years since I've been to Atlanta, but it was still really nice and holding up very well when I was there, considering its age. I think they learned a lot of lessons from what happened to the Omni. I read that they had to put up chain link fence on the side of the arena so that people wouldn't crawl through the giant rust holes to watch events for free.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:54 PM
 
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The Atlanta Falcons, Mayor Reed, and Georgia Legislature need to pay attention on how to build a successful downtown stadium. Two completely different stories of downtown baseball stadiums in Sunbelt cities.
How to Build a Successful Downtown Stadium - Jobs & Economy - The Atlantic Cities
Great link.

Makes me think about why the area near Turner Field hasn't been more successful more from a commercial standpoint. It's got a TAD, the short blocks, and all the possibilities to really be awesome.
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:54 PM
 
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Great link.

Makes me think about why the area near Turner Field hasn't been more successful more from a commercial standpoint. It's got a TAD, the short blocks, and all the possibilities to really be awesome.
Seems that Atlanta might be more like Phoenix. Atlanta's downtown is probably more distinct but it isn't Atlanta's center as Atlanta, like Phoenix, is polycentric. And even so, Turner Field is a good walk away from Downtown. And the areas around The Georgia Dome and Philips Arena feel cutoff from the city. The area around them doesn't feel inviting. Centennial Park at least helps.

So basically, Atlanta is polycentric and sprawling with its spread out urban forms. Turner Field is too far away from downtown and the immediate vicinities of the Georgia Dome and Philips Arena are concrete jungles with only Centennial Park being nearby.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:15 PM
 
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I've walked from Turner Field to Atlanta many times, its not that far. People in Atlanta would ****ing die walking in NYC, London or Tokyo. Its what a mile?

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Old 03-28-2012, 07:09 AM
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I've walked from Turner Field to Atlanta many times, its not that far. People in Atlanta would ****ing die walking in NYC, London or Tokyo. Its what a mile?

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It's a very easy walk fro Georgia State MARTA station. I always find it amusing (and extremely pathetic) that sports fans pay money to watch athletes, who have trained and worked out for tens of thousands of hours, while they themselves are so lazy that they whine and moan over the mere thought of walking on a sidewalk for 15 minutes to get to the stadium.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:22 AM
 
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From Georgia State Station to Turner Field via Capital Ave is less than 1 mile. Not a bad walk and the old Capital Homes Housing Projects have since bee torn down. Capital Ave is well lit so there should be no problem of walking to the station. I think MARTA chose to bus fans to 5 Points Station so they can have accessibility to all lines.
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