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Old 10-16-2011, 11:38 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Not when you look at percentages. Last season was a down year, but Houston teams don't have bad attendance. Astros will be bad for a couple of years tho.
They aren't bad. Just average. When the Rockets won 50 games back In 05, you could still see empty red seats. The fans didn't come out to see an entertaining product. It's been like that for a while. Houston does a great job with the NFL however. Now Atlanta, they just do not support well. In fact, pretty mediocre. Even worse than Houston.Again though, none are worse than Miami.
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:44 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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They aren't bad. Just average. When the Rockets won 50 games back In 05, you could still see empty red seats. The fans didn't come out to see an entertaining product. It's been like that for a while. Houston does a great job with the NFL however. Now Atlanta, they just do not support well. In fact, pretty mediocre. Even worse than Houston.Again though, none are worse than Miami.
Here's the thing though, it's common in basketball. Mavericks are like that, Lakers are like that, Bulls are like that, etc. There are so many games. Plus, with the way the Toyota Center is setup (stupidly), the lower bowl corporate seats are empty a lot because the big wigs want to stay up in the suites. The upper bowls stay packed with rabid Rockets fans though. It is a problem at their games, like most teams.
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Actually, the Lakers, Mavs, and Bulls aren't fully like that. Dallas and Chicago were over 100% full in their arenas which are bigger than Toyota Center. Do the corporate people have those seats? Yeah. But they come out in Dallas and Chicago. Lakers were nearly 100% full as well. Houston has never been that close to having a full stadium throughout the season like that.
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:28 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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JJG this a dead horse that been beaten over and over again. Downtown Dallas is dead. ESPN chose Fort Worth over Dallas for that very reason. Until Dallas decides to cater to the common folk it will continue to be dead. Maybe they should spend more time revitazling the West End, Deep Ellum, and opening more affordable shops and restaurants in Victory Park. Its funny because Dallas has always had the foundation but don't pay close attention to detail IMO. In other words work with what you got instead of always building new. Look at how Fort Worth has transformed Near Southside/ Hospital district.
I know... and I pretty much stated it was a dead horse.

But really, I said it as observation in what each city could learn from each other WITHOUT being a cookie-cutter copy.

I'll go into detail (and add pics when I can) later.... Job's callin'.
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Old 10-16-2011, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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I like the fact that TSU will also call Dynamo Stadium home too. The stadium is kind of ugly but I will hold my judgement until its finished. Houston needs better building designers. Maybe ya'll should call up JJG.

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Old 10-16-2011, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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I like the fact that TSU will also call Dynamo Stadium home too. The stadium is kind of ugly but I will hold my judgement until its finished. Houston needs better building designers. Maybe ya'll should call up JJG.
You think it's ugly??? I think it's pretty cool. Not too much of a fan of all the orange, but it looks nice.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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I like the Dynamo Stadium too.
This is the one right?

Dynamo get green light to build stadium | MLSsoccer.com
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:53 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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You think it's ugly??? I think it's pretty cool. Not too much of a fan of all the orange, but it looks nice.
Bro, that's kdogg. He dislikes anything Houston.
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Old 10-16-2011, 09:58 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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I happen to like Dynamo Stadium as well. Houston does it right. They put their stadium in urban locations. Wish Reliant was closer to downtown. But thats cool.
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Old 10-16-2011, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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I happen to like Dynamo Stadium as well. Houston does it right. They put their stadium in urban locations. Wish Reliant was closer to downtown. But thats cool.
Why was Reliant built so far out?
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