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I Bleed Garnet
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re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
Griffey catch there
GOAT


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Saint Alfonzo
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re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
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It’s still a dome, just of better quality than before.


It looks like a dome, but it's a fixed roof. The Carrier Dome roof used to be held up with only air pressure.
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TTsTowel
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Member since Feb 2010
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re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
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Superdome
Supershit


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TexasTiger08
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Member since Oct 2006
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re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
For me, the RCA Dome and EJ Dome are the ones that are sort of blah. The Kingdome had its own look to it, and I saw some games there so I’ll always remember the place. Can never forget the Astrodome. The Metrodome had some great moments with the Twins and that trash bag in RF. GeorgiaDome I’ll always associate with a Cowboys SB win and some great LSU moments.

And for whoever added Tiger Stadium in Detroit. It’s a damn shame that place was let go by ownership. For such an historic city, you’d think they would have tried to keep that place going.


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hoopsgalore
Wisconsin Fan
Chicago, IL
Member since Nov 2013
7560 posts

re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
Metrodome was such a POS.


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TexasTiger08
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2006
19568 posts

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44,000+ on hand to watch the Pistons beat the Lakers in Game 5 must been a sight to see in the Silverdome.


Spurs-Knicks Finals in ‘99 had crowds pushing 40,000 in the Alamodome. Was awesome.


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805tiger
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2011
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re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
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The Forum is still there. Looks the same but primarily a concert venue now. SoFi sits across the street.


Clippers new arena will also be in the same area.


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Gatorbait2008
Florida Fan
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re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
I love the GameDay photo for the Lions outside the stadium


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BilJ
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Member since Sep 2003
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re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
After LSU played Wisconsin in Houston a few years ago we broke into the Astrodome and went exploring, by broke in I mean walked up to one of the entrances and opened the unlocked door.

One of the locker rooms still had plays from filming Friday Night Lights there.


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RD Dawg
Georgia Fan
Atlanta
Member since Sep 2012
21711 posts

re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
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Hard to believe the Superdome outlasted them all. What are some of your favorite old sports venues?



Not really.

Those other domes were antiquated and those other cities/states actually had the money to build a better and more modern facility.

New Orleans keeps throwing money at the dump every 10 years or so and its still a dump.

Just raze the place and build a new facility.


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AlonsoWDC
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Member since Aug 2014
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re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
The acoustics at the Pyramid were godawful.

Upper section was far too steep, and just too large of a venue in general.

The Forum turns 17 years old this summer, and it hasn't aged a bit. We were fortunate to leave the Pyramid behind.


TexasTiger08
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2006
19568 posts

re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
Memphis has an interesting basketball history. You had the ABA in the Mid-South Coliseum. I saw that place sitting near the Liberty Bowl about 10 years ago while driving through. Tried to get in, but doors were locked.

The Pyramid was sitting empty around the same time. When I drove by and wandered around, I was fascinated that someone thought the location right along the river with little parking would be a good idea.

I strolled by the Forum too. I’d like to see a game there when it’s rocking. Between the Grizz, Tigers, Sounds/Tams, you have several years of solid hoops history.


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The Boat
Duke Fan
Tim McGraw Country
Member since Oct 2008
124504 posts

re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
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44,000+ on hand to watch the Pistons beat the Lakers in Game 5 must been a sight to see in the Silverdome.


What are you talking about?

Also am I the only person who didn’t know the Pistons don’t play at the Palace of Auburn Hills anymore? Shows how much I pay attention to the N.B.A.


CRDNLSCHMCPSN11
Missouri Fan
Member since Dec 2014
12312 posts

re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
It's surprising that the roof of the Metrodome lasted that long before collapsing. It's also just as surprising the architects didn't build it with a sturdier roof with all the snowfall Minneapolis gets.


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CRDNLSCHMCPSN11
Missouri Fan
Member since Dec 2014
12312 posts

re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
Ssshhh, that doesn't fit the STL is "only a baseball town" narrative.


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CRDNLSCHMCPSN11
Missouri Fan
Member since Dec 2014
12312 posts

re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
I loved the overhanging upper deck and the flag pole in play of Tiger Stadium. Is that a press box right above 1B in the 2nd picture?


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SpartyGator
US Space Force Fan
Minneapolis, MN / Fire Grantham
Member since Oct 2011
61750 posts

re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
Glad I got to go to a game in its final year - 1999


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SpartyGator
US Space Force Fan
Minneapolis, MN / Fire Grantham
Member since Oct 2011
61750 posts

re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
Olympic Stadium - Montreal




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mizzoubuckeyeiowa
Member since Nov 2015
26974 posts

re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
They're forgotten for a reason. 70s was the shittiest decade for building sports stadiums.
Everything was multipurpose, plastic, carpet sold as grass...football and baseball weren't meant to be played on the Brady Bunch's backyard.


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mizslu314
Missouri Fan
Dirty STL
Member since Sep 2013
12284 posts

re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
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Not really. EJ Dome does not hold up and owners probably think it’s a saturated market. Plus St Louis isn’t going to want a new stadium after Kroenke ripped them off.


Considering St. Louis is taking stan and the NFL to the woodshed I’d be shocked if we’re ever allowed to even see an NFL team


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