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    I don't think the Ravens need to, but a lot of times owners see one team get a new stadium they want new stadiums. Luckily I don't think Steve B. is one of those types of owners, but who knows?


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    I still think Seattle has the best stadium in the league.




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    I think ground level images of architectural plans are more important than aerial shots, and the ground level shots of the pantheon plans, in my opinion, are rather attractive and not nearly as outrageous as the aerial view, which would only be seen from airplanes and from blimp shots during commercial breaks. It reminds me of the Brown Center at MICA, only on a much larger scale. pantheon.jpg
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    I don't like either one of 'em -- bah humbug! I miss Memorial Stadium! Granted, even I recognize there's limits on revenue in a place like that -- you can't charge those atrocious prices and expect people to sit on cold, sticky aluminum. But that just means the teams wouldn't make as much, if everybody still had stadiums like that. You know what though? There'd still be pro football and we'd still love it. Not sure I like the direction this is all going. Carry on.




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    I have to say, I like the 49ers stadium more than either of the Falcons ones.

    Just something about a simple, classic looking stadium...focus on the football, not the aesthetics.
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    As someone mentioned before, it's about making the most money possible.

    Whether fans in Bmore want to admit it or not, either retrofitting or a new stadium will be needed if we hope to compete. Yes, it is indeed about keeping up with The Jones'. This is an huge part of the Ravens being the franchise that is so admired.

    We have a very "cookie cutter" type stadium. We did get the new scoreboards and HDTV's in the concourses. That's a good start.

    I would love to have a stadium like Reliant Stadium in Bmore. For me, that's the perfect football stadium. There isn't a thing about that stadium I don't love (well, besides the team that calls it home). Sight lines, comfort, ease of entrance and egress, concessions, playing surface, retractable roof, sound system, etc. are all top notch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    As someone mentioned before, it's about making the most money possible.

    Whether fans in Bmore want to admit it or not, either retrofitting or a new stadium will be needed if we hope to compete. Yes, it is indeed about keeping up with The Jones'. This is an huge part of the Ravens being the franchise that is so admired.

    We have a very "cookie cutter" type stadium. We did get the new scoreboards and HDTV's in the concourses. That's a good start.

    I would love to have a stadium like Reliant Stadium in Bmore. For me, that's the perfect football stadium. There isn't a thing about that stadium I don't love (well, besides the team that calls it home). Sight lines, comfort, ease of entrance and egress, concessions, playing surface, retractable roof, sound system, etc. are all top notch.
    The open concourse is a key thing when I think about the new stadiums.




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    I would love to have a stadium like Reliant Stadium in Bmore.
    It's nice but it would be a lot better if it were downtown instead of out on the beltway (or whatever you call it down there). Also, I sat in the upper end zone there one time and was staring at the roof structure. So not all the site lines there are great either.

    It is pretty funny when you think about how far stadium designs have come since the 70's. The Astrodome was supposed to be one of the modern marvels or whatever, but sitting next to Reliant it looks like a dog pile...




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    Rinse. Lather. Repeat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flipping Birdie View Post
    It reminds me of the Brown Center at MICA, only on a much larger scale. pantheon.jpg
    You mean the giant glass Jawa transport over on Mt Royal?




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    Quote Originally Posted by somedumbguy View Post
    If that stadium were in Dallas, it would be known as "The Glory Hole".




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    Quote Originally Posted by RavenScallywag View Post
    I have to say, I like the 49ers stadium more than either of the Falcons ones.

    Just something about a simple, classic looking stadium...focus on the football, not the aesthetics.
    I'd have to agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    As someone mentioned before, it's about making the most money possible.

    Whether fans in Bmore want to admit it or not, either retrofitting or a new stadium will be needed if we hope to compete. Yes, it is indeed about keeping up with The Jones'. This is an huge part of the Ravens being the franchise that is so admired.
    Compete on what level? Competitiveness of the team on the field? Ability to acquire free agents? Overall value of the franchise?

    I am not exactly seeing where Baltimore is falling short in any of those areas.

    The only area I see them being behind the new mega-stadiums is in attracting the non-football events (Final Fours, concerts, etc.). And that depends on the city as an attractive destination as much as it does on the venue.

    Stadiums, like all buildings, have a shelf-life. But I think M&T Bank is good for a couple more decades, at least.




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    The same reasons businesses must reinvest in infrastructure so too do NFL teams need to do the same.

    If your competition is modernizing and you're not, it's only a matter of time before its a profit drain. There are exceptions. Iconic stadia such as Green Bay, Fenway, Wrigley, etc can get away with it because the stadium itself is a draw.

    The Vault, while adequate now, is not a unique / iconic place that in of itself draws people. In 5-10 years, it's going to be a bottom tier stadium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HoustonRaven View Post
    The same reasons businesses must reinvest in infrastructure so too do NFL teams need to do the same.

    If your competition is modernizing and you're not, it's only a matter of time before its a profit drain. There are exceptions. Iconic stadia such as Green Bay, Fenway, Wrigley, etc can get away with it because the stadium itself is a draw.

    The Vault, while adequate now, is not a unique / iconic place that in of itself draws people. In 5-10 years, it's going to be a bottom tier stadium.
    If you have a competitive team, you will draw people. See Pittsburgh, for example. Or New England (which has a very "cookie cutter stadium" out in the middle of nowhere). I agree that your stadium has to be a revenue enhancer, not a drain, but that is certainly not the case with M&T Bank

    I agree that new stadiums are in a way being built to be the draw themselves, but why do the Ravens need to worry about that if they are already drawing people? And besides, if Jerry-world is the first, and maybe Atlanta will be the second...at what point do you reach diminishing returns on drawing people to an "iconic" stadium that is not so "iconic" if it is #10 behind 9 other new "iconic" stadiums.

    5 years? I would think you would have to start looking at a replacement stadium in about 20 years. I am sure the Ravens have thought about this and would not be pouring money into M&T Bank if they thought it was going away in 5 years.
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