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  •  WTF is the problem with the Carrier Dome? (3+ / 0-)
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    Chitown Kev, Lily O Lady, Van Buren

    Last I heard, it was still intact. Beautiful facility. And if that's not enough, they have a not bad field house for basketball.

    If Syracuse feels it needs a $200 million stadium, they might as well admit they're running a professional sports operation.

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 04:20:06 PM PST

    •  The Seattle Kingdome lasted 20 years (3+ / 0-)
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      xaxnar, Lily O Lady, milkbone

      before they tore it down and built a new one at public expense.  Five years before it was paid off.  If they did that with a school or a city hall, the right wing would go crazy.  For a sports stadium, to be owned by some zillionaire, or a private school, apparently that's fine.

      How many homes for the poor could $200 million build?

      Be bold. Be courageous. Americans are counting on you. Gabby Giffords.

      by Leftleaner on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 06:33:03 PM PST

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    •  Carrier Dome is 35 years old (0+ / 0-)

      and has been renovated twice already to keep it up to modern standards. And it IS the "fieldhouse" for basketball already; the old Manley Fieldhouse, at 9000 seats can not accommodate the crowds of 25K-plus that SU routinely draws for basketball.

      •  With numbers like that... (0+ / 0-)

        They can darn well afford to work out their own financing for a new facility. Like I said, they may as well admit this is a professional sports operation they're running, not that the NCAA will ever let them.

        "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

        by xaxnar on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 04:22:07 PM PST

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