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Old 09-14-2017, 03:54 PM
 
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They will do that typically for a friendly but not for matches that count. I've seen some poorly installed temporary sod for matches where the seams never meshed with lots of yellowing turf. It's hard to create and maintain a proper natural grass football pitch without a few weeks for the sod to take and sunlight.
They roll in grass at the Phoenix stadium. I'm sure it would be top notch grounds keeping. Bill Murray not busy.
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Old 09-14-2017, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Why are cities still falling for the Olympics scam?
No one benefits from them but the Olympic committee. The athletes don't get squat. The taxpayers pay for everything and get no reward. Olympics are garbage.
Yeah Olympics are yesterday's news. The money is now in building football stadiums. I wonder what the next method will prove popular to quietly rape the taxpayer
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:34 PM
 
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Flush a few hundred bucks down the toilet, and call in a bomb threat at one of the casinos and try to drive to that casino at the same time on Saturday night. Then you will have a pretty good idea of how bad the olympics would be here.
Na Ill just call you to come pick me up and drive me there
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:41 PM
 
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They roll the whole field out intact. Mostly it sits in the sun. Roll it in when they have a game coming up.
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They roll in grass at the Phoenix stadium. I'm sure it would be top notch grounds keeping. Bill Murray not busy.
Is that the design for the new LV stadium? I know that is the design of the U of Phoenix Stadium but it isn't something that can be added to an existing stadium without great expense. A 92,000 sq. ft. moving tray isn't something that is added for a couple of games.
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Old 09-14-2017, 08:37 PM
 
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Is that the design for the new LV stadium? I know that is the design of the U of Phoenix Stadium but it isn't something that can be added to an existing stadium without great expense. A 92,000 sq. ft. moving tray isn't something that is added for a couple of games.
I don't know for sure but it was mentioned in the original literature for the stadium. Have to wait and see the final description.

I personally thought some one was kidding when I first heard of it but it is done. And not all that crazy if set up right. You simply have a parking lot that serves two purposes.
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:48 PM
 
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Why are cities still falling for the Olympics scam?
No one benefits from them but the Olympic committee. The athletes don't get squat. The taxpayers pay for everything and get no reward. Olympics are garbage.
And yet 4 billion people worldwide watch them and millions of tickets will be sold for the two weeks of events.

Athletes don't get squat...man your view of getting paid is so narrow. How do all of these gymnasts become millionaires after they win gold?
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:50 PM
 
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By that time, they could use the Raiders facility for a couple of games, but why would they? We still won't have high speed travel from Los Angeles, LA already has two NFL-sized stadiums right now and is building a third one plus many college stadiums that could be used. Why make people drive 4-6 hours each way to see a game, plus lose the revenue from the games being held locally?
In 1984 soccer matches were also played in Boston and Annapolis. Not exactly high speed train rides away.

There will be matches played in other cities. Its not a large tournament like the World Cup so the venues will be limited. But yes there is an opportunity for Vegas or other cities outside of California to get to share in the Olympics.
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Is that the design for the new LV stadium? I know that is the design of the U of Phoenix Stadium but it isn't something that can be added to an existing stadium without great expense. A 92,000 sq. ft. moving tray isn't something that is added for a couple of games.
The plan for the Raiders stadium from all of the design videos they have released is to have natural grass outdoors and roll it in for the games just like the Cardinals stadium.
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Old 09-15-2017, 03:23 AM
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And yet 4 billion people worldwide watch them and millions of tickets will be sold for the two weeks of events.

Athletes don't get squat...man your view of getting paid is so narrow. How do all of these gymnasts become millionaires after they win gold?

Look at where the proceeds go.

Hint, it's not the host city.


SOME athletes do get endorsements, but most do not. A lot of them have to do full time jobs and train full time to compete. The only people making money are the IOC and television stations.
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Old 09-15-2017, 05:22 AM
 
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The plan for the Raiders stadium from all of the design videos they have released is to have natural grass outdoors and roll it in for the games just like the Cardinals stadium.
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I don't know for sure but it was mentioned in the original literature for the stadium. Have to wait and see the final description.

I personally thought some one was kidding when I first heard of it but it is done. And not all that crazy if set up right. You simply have a parking lot that serves two purposes.
Thanks for that info. In that case, play on.
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