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Old 05-24-2007, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Houston looked like Mardi Gras when the Super Bowl was here:

http://www.hok.com/markets/sportvenueevent/edc747d0-1143-30b1-0011-6f4d58b6b1fc/projimages/mouseover1_1.jpg (broken link)



I doubt something like this will be in DFW, since the events are spread out all over the place.
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:03 PM
 
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I'm not sure. Arlington is definitely so-so at best.

Maybe they will find a way to step up to the plate....
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:30 PM
 
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Here's a start:

Townhomes to rise near Arlington stadiums:
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/classifieds/news/homecenter/realestate/stories/DN-arltownhomes_21met.ART0.West.Edition1.42a8fd5.html (broken link)

Slideshow about the Glorypark development:
http://www.ci.arlington.tx.us/glorypark/pdf/ATC_final_050906.pdf (broken link)
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:31 PM
 
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The events are still spread out all over this region. It is a bad start.

The link for Glorypark is old, too. That thing is still on the drawing boards and townhomes would not make a big difference.
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Old 05-24-2007, 07:36 PM
 
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Well, I guess I'm rooting for em to pull it off. They have a few years.
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:15 PM
 
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Sockets,

People started investing downtown well before the ballpark was decided on. Much of this has it's roots in the commercial real estate crash of the 80's and the savings and loan bail out. There's your "inside track"...opportunity.

Sure the ballpark plans didn't hurt.....but the wheels were already in motion.

I lived in Hillcrest from 95-99. Wanna know who cleaned up that area? The gay community. They were forced to that area years before and started buying businesses, restaurants , etc. All of a sudden Hillcrest became the hip place to be.

Nothing but Horton Plaza in 93? Did you forget Seaport Village, the Convention Center, restaraunts, clubs.

I'm sure there's still drug deals going on down there!! lol

Sports hater??? That's a good one. I think not!!(Ok...I hate football) Guess who actually went to the 98 World Series? That's right !! Me!! (thanks to Dad and his connects) I loooove the Padres!! (I tease my hubby all the time that he was lucky he found me before Hoffman did. lol) Already have tickets in July
when I go out there for 2 weeks!!!
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Old 05-24-2007, 08:39 PM
 
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Saw on the news tonight that the city of Arlington is now offering incentives for businesses to open up/build in the area. As for hotels, 25K rooms have already been reserved in the area for the NFL alone. That means everyone else will be out a bit from the actual game.


As for that mass of people !!!!!!!! Won't find me in a crowd like that. I'm thinking a nice tropical vacation on a deserted island for that week.
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Old 05-24-2007, 09:23 PM
 
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"I lived in Hillcrest from 95-99. Wanna know who cleaned up that area? The gay community. They were forced to that area years before and started buying businesses, restaurants , etc. All of a sudden Hillcrest became the hip place to be."

Hillcrest/North Park never did it for me. Point Loma, maybe, Coronado...

There are some screaming deals in downtown San Deigo now. They overbuilt residential down there...I saw it coming though....far too many flippers.
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Old 05-25-2007, 05:34 AM
 
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Saw on the news tonight that the city of Arlington is now offering incentives for businesses to open up/build in the area. As for hotels, 25K rooms have already been reserved in the area for the NFL alone. That means everyone else will be out a bit from the actual game.


As for that mass of people !!!!!!!! Won't find me in a crowd like that. I'm thinking a nice tropical vacation on a deserted island for that week.
It really isn't that bad. Traffic around the parties is crowded, but in the suburbs, you don't feel I thing. I lived through it for Houston's second Super Bowl in '04. I think DFW may be different because the events are scattered around everywhere.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:08 AM
 
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Woodrow Quarterback Ben Clear and former Cowboys Quarterback Troy Aikman
Kate Mackley

Making History at Woodrow - Lakewood, Dallas, TX (http://lakewood-dallas.blackwhiteread.com/view/articles/19390 - broken link)
Posted January 15, 2010, 10:12 a.m. by Emily Martin

The kickoff press event for the North Texas Super Bowl XLV, “Century in the Making,” was pretty exciting for Woodrow Nation.

The school was selected for the event because it is the only public high school, and the first of either type, in the country to produce two Heisman Trophy winners, Davey O’Brien and Tim Brown...
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