U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Nebraska > Omaha
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 06-22-2011, 07:44 AM
 
6,486 posts, read 5,673,315 times
Reputation: 1272

Advertisements

As a vocal critic of the new park, and the ditching of faithful old Rosenblatt, I am willing to say that I am thrilled that by all accounts the stadium appears to be going over very well. Fans seem to appreciate the roomy stadium, the facilities, the ability to get in/out of the area (something I was concerned about), and the overall fan experience.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-22-2011, 11:25 AM
 
280 posts, read 709,390 times
Reputation: 180
Nice post Calvanist. I applaud you for having the moral compass to step up. Some of the posters on this board wouldn't make that admonition for all the tea in China.

Yes, The new TD is a fantastic park. The stadium offers a great baseball experience. The fan fest is bigger and better than anything they had at the Blatt, so the kids and their parents are happy. The expanses around the stadium have a far better feel (I never really enjoyed the jostling on the 13th street sidewalks) and there are far more and better brick and mortar establishments all around the stadium.

There is a ton of parking within a much easier walk than the Blatt ever had, though it will take a while for people to figure out which ones work best for their budget and route. BTW, there are so many more routes available to get to the TD than the Blatt.

Walking to the Old Market takes about 15 minutes at a leisurely pace and since I see thousands doing it every night and day, so apparently only curmudgeons have a problem with it.

So, all in all, I'd say the new TD is a win-win.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2011, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
13,920 posts, read 19,101,999 times
Reputation: 9155
I haven't heard any legitimate complaints yet.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2011, 03:06 PM
 
624 posts, read 1,102,384 times
Reputation: 147
The only thing I can think of that may improve the place at this point is a second video and score board at left outfield, but even that's only the difference between turning your head ninety degrees or not.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2011, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
1,225 posts, read 1,812,874 times
Reputation: 546
Quote:
Originally Posted by Busguy2010 View Post
The only thing I can think of that may improve the place at this point is a second video and score board at left outfield, but even that's only the difference between turning your head ninety degrees or not.
Adding a screen in left and ribbon board along the upper deck would be awesome, but it is fine how it is now. Those two are a multimillion dollar expense as well.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2011, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
13,920 posts, read 19,101,999 times
Reputation: 9155
Looks like a massive success overall. Even noticed this little tidbit.

Quote:
Combined with a possible rush of late-arriving Florida fans, large crowds are expected Monday and Tuesday night and Wednesday, if necessary to pad what already has been a well-attended first CWS at TD Ameritrade Park.

Total attendance through 12 sessions is 269,112, nearly 10,000 more than last year's total through 12 sessions. Even with no games played Saturday, there remains a chance that the 2011 total could eclipse the all-time record of 336,076 established in 2009.
We built it and they keep coming - Omaha.com
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2011, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
1,225 posts, read 1,812,874 times
Reputation: 546
They nearly broke the record and played the minimum amount of games. Over 26,000 last night too. This thing was exactly what the city needed. Can't wait until next year!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2011, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Tampa (by way of Omaha)
13,920 posts, read 19,101,999 times
Reputation: 9155
Quote:
Originally Posted by iamjacobm View Post
They nearly broke the record and played the minimum amount of games. Over 26,000 last night too. This thing was exactly what the city needed. Can't wait until next year!
Yeah I heard that had there been another game they probably would have broken the record.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Nebraska > Omaha
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:36 AM.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top