Originally posted by HudsonValley:
Originally posted by Fadetoblack:That is a perfect stadium for the 49ers. Outdoors trumps fancy indoor facility 9 times out of 10, football is meant to be enjoyed outside. I think the personality of the franchise would be adversely effected if they went from a traditional field like the Stick to some crappy dome, no matter how nice.
Although I agree with the idea of an outdoor stadium, the advantage a dome stadium would offer us is the ability to amplify crowd noise. Lets be honest with ourselves. We dont exactly have the most vocal fanbase, and Ive never heard of any non-Niner player/team fear coming to Candlestick to play us. Im hoping the new stadium design will help "contain" the crowd noise within the stadium, making it tougher for opposite teams to play here. Supposedly the design team took all this into account.
The bay area might be the best weather city in football outside SD. A dome would be a terrible atmosphere. Weve been pretty successful without all the crowd noise over the years, so i think itll be fine.
Crowd noise is overrated. Seahawks, Cards, Lions, Vikings, Rams, Falcons, Saints, Texans, Colts, Chiefs, Cowboys, etc. All have domes or really loud crowds. In the last 17 years, they have a combined 3 SB titles.