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Postby StlSluggers » Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:37 pm

Reuters wrote:ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Reuters) - The Tampa Bay Rays unveiled plans on Wednesday for a $450 million waterfront baseball stadium in downtown St. Petersburg to open in 2012.

Umm... Hello? Global warming?? Rising oceans??? :-b
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Re: Rays Plan For New Stadium; Not Weather

Postby Bloody Sox » Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:33 pm

Thought the Rays were in a small market... how they affording a $450M stadium???
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Re: Rays Plan For New Stadium; Not Weather

Postby thedude » Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:37 pm

The Trop will only be 22 years old in 2012. It seems like a little bit of waste, no?
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:44 pm

thedude wrote:The Trop will only be 22 years old in 2012. It seems like a little bit of waste, no?


The Trop is a waste.
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Re: Rays Plan For New Stadium; Not Weather

Postby Bloody Sox » Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:48 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:
thedude wrote:The Trop will only be 22 years old in 2012. It seems like a little bit of waste, no?

The Trop is a waste.

Big time... if the Trop is only 18 years old right now, whoever paid for it should get a refund. What a dump.
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Re: Rays Plan For New Stadium; Not Weather

Postby thedude » Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:08 pm

I agree that the Trop is a terrible ballpark, but it did open in the 1990s and it did cost 130 million dollars. I guess it did fulfill it purpose of louring a team to Tampa, but still...

A new stadium is not going to bring in enough extra revenue to be worthwhile for the team to pay for. The does not seem like it is threatening to move, so it is not a good investment of Tampa tax dollars either.
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Re: Rays Plan For New Stadium; Not Weather

Postby brewcrew4you » Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:50 pm

StlSluggers wrote:
Reuters wrote:ST. PETERSBURG, Florida (Reuters) - The Tampa Bay Rays unveiled plans on Wednesday for a $450 million waterfront baseball stadium in downtown St. Petersburg to open in 2012.

Umm... Hello? Global warming?? Rising oceans??? :-b


Oceans are not rising very quickly, if at all. With sea level rise accelerating at the rate is has been for the past 100 years, it will rise another 28 - 34 cm by 2100.

I don't think a foot higher sea level in 100 years is going to impact the stadium that much. :-?
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Re: Rays Plan For New Stadium; Not Weather

Postby raiders_umpire » Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:51 pm

Hopefully they put a good infield in, as the afternoon thunderstorms could make it messy if the drainage system is not top notch.
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Re: Rays Plan For New Stadium; Not Weather

Postby Bloody Sox » Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:06 pm

raiders_umpire wrote:Hopefully they put a good infield in, as the afternoon thunderstorms could make it messy if the drainage system is not top notch.

They are not putting a retractable roof on it? That's as crazy as the new stadium in Minnesota not having a roof on it, for the totally opposite reason. I realize the cost for a roof is another $100+M, but still.
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