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Old 02-03-2013, 02:12 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Definitely. I had a buddy who watched a football game at the dome and said he didn't realize how dry the area was. He said there was nothing there but he ended up taking a taxi to midtown and buckhead to party and he had fun there. Altogether, he said he had blast but the area around the statium wasn't entertaining to him.

I would also love to see a soccer team in Atlanta. There is a huge soccer population in the metro area and they play om the regular between the various Latinos and other ethnic groups. Soccer is also popular in Clarkston among the refugee children but the mayor was too racist and wouldn't allow soccer fields at some point. Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and having it in Atlanta would really turn us international and become even a more world class city.
Yeah. If the the soccer team would be 50% black/white + 50% international players the attendance would be good. If they get the right people to build this entertainment district it would be huge.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:23 PM
 
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Yeah. If the the soccer team would be 50% black/white + 50% international players the attendance would be good. If they get the right people to build this entertainment district it would be huge.
absolutely. So when youy running for governor? You have my vote lol.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Sugar Land, Tx
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Yeah. If the the soccer team would be 50% black/white + 50% international players the attendance would be good. If they get the right people to build this entertainment district it would be huge.
Dude its something wrong with you lol
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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You will probably have to dig into the AJC archives for that, as there's not much mainstream media around in those days that covered the goings-on in Atlanta with as much detail as the aforementioned paper.

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For those that were around during the debate whether or not the build the GA Dome, what was the sentiment of the citizens at the time? There's only so much I can find online about Rankin Smith threatening to move the team, and political jockeying between the state and city. Was there as much public opposition then as it seems now for a new stadium? Were there any promises of jobs falling from the sky or a great urban renaissance of the surrounding neighborhoods?

Also a little side-note. Didn't think it was worthy of starting a new thread, but did anyone know one of the finalist for the Doritos SuperBowl ad lives in Atlanta? Being completely objective, his commercial IMO is the funniest. We'll see if his commercial airs. Maybe he can do some spots for the falcons.

His video is the first one.
Watch the Doritos ‘Crash The Super Bowl’ 2013 Super Bowl Commercial Finalists
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:27 PM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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I'm thinking the whole "new stadium" push is because members of the Falcons' front office/ownership AND city officials feel that Atlanta should be among the a better consideration among cities to host future Super Bowls.
Yes, Atlanta has hosted twice, but after the second one, many in Atlanta doubted the chance that Atlanta will host it again any time soon... (Mainly, because of that ice storm that happened in 2003, but they also felt that Atlanta will have a tough chance hosting a third Superbowl in the Dome: Hence, why they are thinking try building a new stadium, THEN see if a new stadium can help win a bid.) They feel Atlanta should be among New Orleans, Miami, Phoenix and LA being the 4 that have seemingly regualarly have the best chances to win a bid for the Superbowl.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:59 PM
 
Location: I-20 from Atlanta to Augusta
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A case can be made that at least the Georgia Dome doesn't lose power like the Super Dome if that helps.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:01 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Broke Azz city forgot to pay the light bill
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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LoL at the false bravado over New Orleans supposed electrical power problems.

New Orleans's SuperDome can have its whole sewer/toilet system go out...and its 32 year old closed air stadium(opened August 1975) will host more Superbowls than the combination of our current Dome and new soon to-be-built open-air Dome ever will.

Believe it.

Sad though, that so many here on city-data as well as in the real world are such insular and extreme nativist types that they either don't know or care to acknowledge that reality. And our local media will go all out of its way to encourage this unfortunate thought process.

Can't wait for the new open-air Dome to go online and people start to complain about being too exposed to the elements. Atlanta has a reputation for being finicky to the extreme.

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Old 02-03-2013, 09:34 PM
 
Location: ATL
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absolutely. So when youy running for governor? You have my vote lol.
lol
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:36 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Dude its something wrong with you lol
What? Business wise it would make since to to diversify the team to increase the chances of people buying tickets from all ethnic backgrounds
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