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Old 05-19-2010, 06:54 PM
 
Location: ATL
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Falcons prefer new open-air stadium, downtown *| ajc.com

http://atlanta.bizjournals.com/atlan...7/daily40.html
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:01 PM
 
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I read the articles.


My opinion...


1. Keep the dome--it is so useful/beneficial.

2. Go ahead and build the open-air stadium on the northside of the GWCC. Great for Falcons. Great for potential Major League Soccer Franchise. Great for future Super Bowl. Great for potential World Cup.
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Old 05-19-2010, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Originally from Cali relocated to Inman Park/Old 4th Ward/Westside Atlanta
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This would be very interesting for the adjacent Vine City/English Avenue area due West of the Site along Northside Drive between MLK/Simpson aka Donnel Lee Hollowell Pkwy and Bankhead aka Joseph E. Boone Dr. Right north of that site is the the site of Herndon Homes which is being demolished (Will be complete by May of 2010) - once it is torn down — and housing market conditions are more favorable — the land will be shopped around to developers and non-profits for development.

I know GWCC and The Falcons would want to get their hands on that site If they want to build a new stadium and The Atlanta Housing Authority and HUD and city officials would raise a huge fuss if something isnt placed in and around that caters to replacing some of those residents right in that same site similiar to other mixed income developments that were former public housing sites. This is going to be interesting but I love the idea of the open air stadium and with a Major League Soccer Team and Think of the Open Air Concerts that can happen there as well!!! That would sweeten the deal...Good news for Atlanta overall If it goes through!

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Old 05-19-2010, 09:23 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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As long as I dont have to pay for it they can have it open/closed ... underground....
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Old 05-19-2010, 10:48 PM
 
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Screw the Falcons. Until they bring this city a Super Bowl trophy they can go play on the downtown connector for all I care. Is anybody else still burned up about the Saints winning a Super Bowl before the Falcons? And all those people still walking around in Vick jerseys...
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Research Triangle, NC
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Screw the Falcons. Until they bring this city a Super Bowl trophy they can go play on the downtown connector for all I care. Is anybody else still burned up about the Saints winning a Super Bowl before the Falcons? And all those people still walking around in Vick jerseys...
Maybe the Falcons should have been... better?
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Old 05-20-2010, 03:51 AM
 
Location: Here and there
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Just a tad bit misleading. I did not see one quote from an actual Falcon. The Georgia Dome is considered one of the fastest fields out there, the backs and wide outs live to show their speed... I bet they do not want to play on grass. The big guys in the trenches probably do not care much, but I am gonna guess they like the no mud field they are playing on right now.

So, when this article says "the Falcons", what it really means is the folks in the front office. Those white shirted execs who want to have more luxury type seating (at a big money price). And they would like for the city to foot a chunk of the bill for a stadium that is not really needed. They toss around numbers that are staggering and have no intentions of footing the entire bill. I say build it, but do not ask me for one red cent.
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Old 05-20-2010, 05:53 AM
 
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Just a tad bit misleading. I did not see one quote from an actual Falcon. The Georgia Dome is considered one of the fastest fields out there, the backs and wide outs live to show their speed... I bet they do not want to play on grass. The big guys in the trenches probably do not care much, but I am gonna guess they like the no mud field they are playing on right now.
There's nothing to say that they couldn't have a synthetic field in an open-air stadium- in fact, they'd most likely do one anyway. The new Giants/Jets stadium is synthetic. Higher upfront cost, but much easier to maintain and to keep it consistent.
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:05 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Dunwoody)
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They can't have synthetic if they want the World Cup. I suppose they could switch it up, but presumably that's expensive as well. I guess it would be a cost-benefits thing, it's been done before.
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Old 05-20-2010, 07:33 AM
 
Location: West Midtown Atlanta
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Screw the Falcons. Until they bring this city a Super Bowl trophy they can go play on the downtown connector for all I care. Is anybody else still burned up about the Saints winning a Super Bowl before the Falcons? And all those people still walking around in Vick jerseys...

I c/s the part about being mad the Saints won the Lombardi trophy before we did, I will admit I was pretty pissed. But regardless of that I ride or die for the team, doesnt matter if they win the Super Bowl or not-Thats still my team. And the part about the #7 jersey, I dont really see that. Matt Ryan is the man and I think most true Falcons fans think the same way.
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