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Re: Minneapolis to get new baseball stadium

Postby im2kull » Tue May 23, 2006 8:01 pm

So whats the deal with all the new stadiums not being cookie cutters, but having seats that are all squared up...aka...they dont all face 2nd base...

Seems to me there all still catching up to kauffman, still the only stadium with a large lower seating bowl and every seat in the house is a "perfect" seat...aka..they all are slanted perfectly to see 2nd base...

P.S.  I really love our sweeping seat aisles, most other stadiums blow when it comes to seat layouts...just look at the metrodome!
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Re: Minneapolis to get new baseball stadium

Postby JJack_44 » Tue May 23, 2006 9:19 pm

Michael® wrote:If Omaha builds a cool urban stadium & village I hope the major league Royals MOVE THERE.

YA! Like Omaha could have a major league team. Since I live in Omaha, I am just fine with the O Royals.

(its the same talent as the real royals)
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Re: Minneapolis to get new baseball stadium

Postby DowntownBryan » Tue May 23, 2006 10:53 pm

dude did you really have to get the street sign signature?

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Re: Minneapolis to get new baseball stadium

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I changed it.
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Re: Minneapolis to get new baseball stadium

Postby DowntownBryan » Wed May 24, 2006 10:30 pm

haha jjack i was just messin with ya, you can change it back if ya like. we just have good taste in sig's thats all

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Re: Minneapolis to get new baseball stadium

Postby Burton » Wed May 24, 2006 10:39 pm

im2kull wrote:So whats the deal with all the new stadiums not being cookie cutters, but having seats that are all squared up...aka...they dont all face 2nd base...

Seems to me there all still catching up to kauffman, still the only stadium with a large lower seating bowl and every seat in the house is a "perfect" seat...aka..they all are slanted perfectly to see 2nd base...

P.S.  I really love our sweeping seat aisles, most other stadiums blow when it comes to seat layouts...just look at the metrodome!


Ummm, these don't look like they're slanted perfectly towards 2nd base.
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Yeah, Kauffman broke away from the cookie cutter designs, but it's seating bowl layout isn't revolutionary, it's no different than Yankee Stadium or even the old Metropolitan Stadium in Minnesota.  The only "unique" thing about it is how the upper deck tapers down from behind homeplate towards the lines.

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Re: Minneapolis to get new baseball stadium

Postby im2kull » Thu May 25, 2006 1:40 am

From ballparksofbaseball.com

"Note: The Fenway Park II webpage has been removed because it appears that the current owners of the Red Sox seem to be committed to improving and renovating Fenway Park instead of building a new ballpark."

Guess Boston is just as screwed as KC
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Re: Minneapolis to get new baseball stadium

Postby im2kull » Thu May 25, 2006 1:42 am

Burton wrote:Ummm, these don't look like they're slanted perfectly towards 2nd base.
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Yeah, Kauffman broke away from the cookie cutter designs, but it's seating bowl layout isn't revolutionary, it's no different than Yankee Stadium or even the old Metropolitan Stadium in Minnesota.  The only "unique" thing about it is how the upper deck tapers down from behind homeplate towards the lines.


The original seats all did...

ballparksofbaseball.com
"Originally known as Royals Stadium, the ballpark debuted on April 10, 1973. The stadium was very colorful, with 40,793 seats, all facing second base and arranged in three tiers with maroon, gold, and orange seats. The stadium was the American League's first ballpark with Astroturf as the playing surface."
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Re: Minneapolis to get new baseball stadium

Postby Burton » Thu May 25, 2006 1:59 am

im2kull wrote:From ballparksofbaseball.com

"Note: The Fenway Park II webpage has been removed because it appears that the current owners of the Red Sox seem to be committed to improving and renovating Fenway Park instead of building a new ballpark."

Guess Boston is just as screwed as KC

:lol: :lol: :lol:




Wait, comparing Fenway to Kauffman is beyond laughable. And Fenway was correctly built in Boston's urban core, not in Foxboro or Mansfield.

And seeing how Boston's ownership has completely funded all of the ongoing renovations the past few years, I'm sure the people of Boston aren't going to be screwed into footing 90% of the renovations like we are.


You got any pics of Kauffman and it's vibrant surrounding neighborhood like this???
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Notice the lack of a giant parking lagoon, yet people somehow find their way to Fenway and it's almost always sold out.
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But I guess you're one of those typical Kansas Citians that would rather be able to pay 8 bucks to park and tailgate a few times a year while the stadium is 1/4 full and the team is the laughing stock of professional sports.
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Re: Minneapolis to get new baseball stadium

Postby im2kull » Thu May 25, 2006 2:33 am

Burton wrote: :lol: :lol: :lol:




Wait, comparing Fenway to Kauffman is beyond laughable. And Fenway was correctly built in Boston's urban core, not in Foxboro or Mansfield.

And seeing how Boston's ownership has completely funded all of the ongoing renovations the past few years, I'm sure the people of Boston aren't going to be screwed into footing 90% of the renovations like we are.


You got any pics of Kauffman and it's vibrant surrounding neighborhood like this???
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Notice the lack of a giant parking lagoon, yet people somehow find their way to Fenway and it's almost always sold out.
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But I guess you're one of those typical Kansas Citians that would rather be able to pay 8 bucks to park and tailgate a few times a year while the stadium is 1/4 full and the team is the laughing stock of professional sports.



Well,
We are known for our BBQ.  Imagine the stadiums without tailgating.
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Re: Minneapolis to get new baseball stadium

Postby 49r » Thu May 25, 2006 10:55 am

^^^

Exactly!  'Cause there are absolutely NO food vendors or tailgaters on Yawkey Way or Landsdowne Street...which is obvious in the pictures you quoted... :roll:

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Re: Minneapolis to get new baseball stadium

Postby Tosspot » Thu May 25, 2006 11:09 am

Here's what we're stuck with for another thirty years!  :D

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Re: Minneapolis to get new baseball stadium

Postby warwickland » Thu May 25, 2006 11:20 am

im2kull wrote:Well,
We are known for our BBQ.  Imagine the stadiums without tailgating.


pretty easy for me. tailgating is great say at faurot field, and alright before a chiefs game in cool weather, but it is kind of depressing (for me) for a major league baseball team.

we seriously need to get over it, though. portland doesnt have any major league sports downtown, and hopefully we will at least have one. we will just have to try twice as hard now.

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Re: Minneapolis to get new baseball stadium

Postby AF » Thu May 25, 2006 1:54 pm

im2kull wrote:The original seats all did...

ballparksofbaseball.com
"Originally known as Royals Stadium, the ballpark debuted on April 10, 1973. The stadium was very colorful, with 40,793 seats, all facing second base and arranged in three tiers with maroon, gold, and orange seats. The stadium was the American League's first ballpark with Astroturf as the playing surface."



I think ballparks of baseball is somewhat off. I believe the original chairs were orange and they were in the exact formation as the current chairs.

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Re: Minneapolis to get new baseball stadium

Postby Burton » Thu May 25, 2006 4:47 pm

49r wrote:^^^

Exactly!  'Cause there are absolutely NO food vendors or tailgaters on Yawkey Way or Landsdowne Street...which is obvious in the pictures you quoted... :roll:

You're right, but they're in a neighborhood setting where the streets are closed off. Not in the middle of a parking lagoon a mile and a half from the park.

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Re: Minneapolis to get new baseball stadium

Postby 49r » Fri May 26, 2006 9:33 am

Burton wrote:You're right, but they're in a neighborhood setting where the streets are closed off. Not in the middle of a parking lagoon a mile and a half from the park.


Sorry, I think my sarcasm was misread a little bit.  Obviously, you don't need SQUARE MILES of open asphalt to have a vibrant, active pre- and post-game activity around a baseball stadium.  Nice thing about Landsdowne and Yawkey (and Brookline, and Boylston, and Comm Ave, and Beacon Street, for that matter) is that people can go down there and do stuff on the days the ballpark is dark, too.

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Re: Minneapolis to get new baseball stadium

Postby Burton » Fri May 26, 2006 12:47 pm

49r wrote:Sorry, I think my sarcasm was misread a little bit.  Obviously, you don't need SQUARE MILES of open asphalt to have a vibrant, active pre- and post-game activity around a baseball stadium.  Nice thing about Landsdowne and Yawkey (and Brookline, and Boylston, and Comm Ave, and Beacon Street, for that matter) is that people can go down there and do stuff on the days the ballpark is dark, too.

Yeah, my fault I didn't know you were being sarcastic.

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Re: Minneapolis to get new baseball stadium

Postby im2kull » Sat May 27, 2006 12:32 pm

Michael® wrote:chef ONLY YOU would be stupid enough to dare to compare Fenway and Kaufman.
Logic is nowhere within you. What an idiot.

Try again...

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Re: Minneapolis to get new baseball stadium

Postby bahua » Sat May 27, 2006 1:56 pm

So, then you don't rescind your comparison of Kaufman and Fenway?


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