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Old 01-09-2018, 08:46 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Which type of stadium for football is better.

Also will there ever be an outdoor basketball stadium?
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Old 01-09-2018, 09:16 PM
 
Location: 912 feet above sea level
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Which type of stadium for football is better.
What do you mean 'better'? That's a hopelessly vague term.

On one hand, building a roof adds nine figures to the cost of a venue. On the other hand, it allows events - concerts, monster truck shows, conventions, etc. - regardless of weather. Which is 'better' depends on whether you own the building or you're the taxpayer footing the bill for the billionaire owner.

It doesn't matter for football attendance, as places like Green Bay and Buffalo and Chicago demonstrate. Fans in cold weather climates seem perversely pleased by bad weather. Anyway, in the event of really bad weather, such as extreme cold or precipitation, tickets are sold months before anyone knows those climatic realities will occur.

As for the aesthetic, I happen to like watching a game in the snow or rain or the like. But it's not like there's any meaningful change in viewership based on weather.

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Also will there ever be an outdoor basketball stadium?
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Old 01-09-2018, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Football is meant to be played outside. Ford Field is an amazing place but I had hopes the Lions would would return to playing outdoors when returning to Detroit.
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Southern NH
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I agree. Football is meant to be played outdoors. I would be very disappointed if the NE Patriots ever built a domed stadium...
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Old 01-10-2018, 06:53 AM
 
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Also will there ever be an outdoor basketball stadium?


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBA_outdoor_games
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:42 AM
 
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While I don't like them any where, particularly it's annoying to see places like Atlanta and New Orleans with domes. Give me a break.
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Southern NH
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Having played a lot of basketball, being outdoors can affect the game. If there is any wind, for example. It also can affect shooters. When I was a teenager in Boston, there was a kid that could really shoot well when playing outdoors, but never made the high school team as he was not as good indoors. We asked him about it and he thought that it was the background that was throwing him off....
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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As a season ticket holder in Tampa for the last decade, I'm pretty fed up w/ having my skin bake in the hot FL sun as well as deal w/ the humidity - if you're going to charge and arm and a leg for NFL tickets, you better find a way to make the fans comfortable......find a way to shade the stands as they have in Miami.....or put a dome over those stadiums in extreme locations (Phoenix, Tampa, Miami, Minnesota).
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Old 01-11-2018, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Island of Misfit Toys
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A dome in Atlanta is the dumbest thing ever. It makes no sense whatsoever. In general they are a bad idea w/football. The elements are part of the challenge of the game, or should be.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:10 AM
 
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A dome in Atlanta is the dumbest thing ever. It makes no sense whatsoever. In general they are a bad idea w/football. The elements are part of the challenge of the game, or should be.
Yes indeed. Usually means you have a lack of a large passionate fan base if you can't play outdoors and the weather isn't exactly sub-freezing most of the time. The only place that might be worse is Indianapolis. I know from personal experience (great college sports city, but not pro)
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