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VolsOut4Harambe
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re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
Fulton County Stadium, the house that Hank built



tccdc
Virginia Tech Fan
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Member since Sep 2007
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The old Cap Center where the Caps and Bullets used to play. I remember being at Wes Unseld's last game there as a coach. lol

And the Vikings need to go back outside...the Old Metropolitan stadium used to be must watch tv



and last but not least, the Old County Stadium in Milwaukee where the Packers would play a game or two a year along with the Brewers games



Nigel Farage
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Atl
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re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
The new Falcons stadium is sick looking, has great amenities and is a very cool modern stadium. However the atmosphere of games in it doesnt even come close to touching the Georgia Dome. The Falcons priced out the poor and working class black Atlantean's that helped make the Georgia Dome such a great atmosphere. In 2016 our win against Seattle in our super bowl season I got a playoff ticket for 50 bucks and was up in the nosebleeds with the other poors. The place was rocking and was one of the best sports environments I have ever been too. Now I have to pay 75+ most of the time to watch a shitty team consistently lose in the most mind boggling ways ever and to make it worse all the PSLs were bought up the corporations here in Atlanta. Now its just a bunch of corporate people taking clients to games or out of towners who have no allegiance to the team filling up the few seats that actually get sold. Its crazy how that new stadium combined with 28-3 utterly killed Falcons games. Its fricking embarrassing to see that place so empty on TV but its even worse being there and seeing how empty it is in person.

I have had the opportunity to explore the belly Tuner Field (now converted to GA States stadium, whatever the frick they call it) and its really cool seeing all the old baseball stuff still down there. They still have signs for the locker rooms and training rooms and some decals up on the walls from some of the world series appearances. I tried to swipe something that wasnt nailed down as a memento but the place had been picked pretty clean. The carpet looked like it hadnt been replaced since the 90s too.
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Alt26
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re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
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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.


For better or worse, the Superdome has become an icon of New Orleans. But more than that, its location is a big reason why it remains. It is easy to get to from outside of metro New Orleans AND the Mississippi and Alabama coasts. It also sits right in the middle of the CBD and is walking distance from the French Quarter, Warehouse District, etc.

It allows out of town guest attending an event there to stay, play and attend the event at the Dome with ease


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SpartyGator
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Member since Oct 2011
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They left the Palace about 4 years ago or so. It wasn't a bad arena but the new one looks nice.

Red Wings had Joe Louis. It was a dump but a lot of memories.


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Pedro
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Yea little chasers was built a couple years ago. They were kinda quiet about it from what I remember. I think the main spur for it was the red wings needing a new facility


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dukke v
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Best baseball stadium I’ve been to......


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BRich
Old Metairie
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Key arena


Still exists; is nearing completion of a major renovation and will be the home of the NHL Seattle Kraken next year. Will likely also see the return of the NBA Supersonics v. 2 one way or another in the coming years:



BRich
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black Atlantean's



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Diseasefreeforall
Miami (FL) Fan
St Clair Co
Member since Oct 2012
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Here's one almost nobody remembers: McNichols Arena, home of the Nuggets and filming location for Def Leppard's Pour Some Sugar On Me video.



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bee Rye
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Member since Jan 2006
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re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
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However the atmosphere of games in it doesnt even come close to touching the Georgia Dome. The Falcons priced out the poor and working class black Atlantean's that helped make the Georgia Dome such a great atmosphere.


you must not get out much if you consider the Georgia Dome as a great atmosphere


LSUBoo
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No one remembers The Summit in Houston?


My HS graduation was in The Summit.


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dukke v
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This.


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Nigel Farage
LSU Fan
Atl
Member since Dec 2019
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you must not get out much if you consider the Georgia Dome as a great atmosphere



Compared to the barren wasteland that is the new Falcons stadium on a Sunday, the old Georgia Dome might as well have been a Saturday Night in Death Valley. Believe me what sold me on LSU when I was looking at schools was being in New Orleans when LSU beat Florida in 2007. Hadn't ever been around energy like that before in the state of Georgia growing up.
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CRDNLSCHMCPSN11
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Anyone miss Reunion Arena?


CRDNLSCHMCPSN11
Missouri Fan
Member since Dec 2014
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That top left corner in the end zone looks awfully dangerous in County Stadium. It looks like part the white boundary was cut off by the stands. Probably not much padding in that wall either.


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tgrfan87
LSU Fan
Oswego, IL
Member since Nov 2010
81 posts

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Love the Astrodome. Have two seats from there in my basement.
I think I saw more concerts than sporting events at the Summit


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lsufball19
LSU Fan
Franklin, TN by way of Memphis, TN
Member since Sep 2008
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re: NFL Domes and Other Forgotten Sports Venues
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I was always thought the Memphis Pyramid was cool, too bad they turned it into a Bass Pro Shop

It was an aesthetically cool venue, but the acoustics were terrible for concerts. They should have made Memphis State keep playing there. What a waste of tax payer dollars. Built in 1991 and no longer used for sporting events by 2004. Regardless, the Forum is so, so much better of an arena and in a much better location.
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lsufball19
LSU Fan
Franklin, TN by way of Memphis, TN
Member since Sep 2008
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Looks identical to the Liberty Bowl. Difference being, Tampa left that trash in the 70s where it belongs and Memphis still uses it



Jiggy Moondust
South Carolina Fan
South Carolina
Member since Oct 2013
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I went to Liberty Bowl in 06.. could definitely tell it was dated.. I guess every seat had a good view though


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