Originally posted by Xestenz:
It isn't about lasers and light shows - that isn't the point of dissention at all.
Like them or hate them these other new stadiums possess an important attribute -- they are DISTINCTIVE -- even without the lazers and light shows.
When you think of the Cardinal's stadium, you think 'spaceship'. When you think of the Cowgirl's stadium, you think 'hole in the top', etc. There is something distinctive about them that fans can identify with and become attached to.
This new 49ers stadium design might be 'simple' and 'easy to build' and you might even like how it looks full of happy people and color, but there is nothing memorable or distinctive about it at all. Just a bowl and hotel-like tower of luxury suites.
It is actually quite representative of the franchise of late - nothing great, nothing really memorable, nothing that trumps the competition, no identity. Why should we have expected more?
Me - I'm not satisfied. I remember when the 49ers wouldn't settle for anything but excellence, had the best most innovative coaches and players who wouldn't accept 'just okay'. They deserve a home that is equal to this history, that supports the ideals and similarly defines something great.
It doesn't have to have lazer light shows or cost $15 billion. It just takes some innovation, vision, and desire for excellence.
Some of you noobies really have a hard time comprehending the overall picture.
Tell me what's "DISTINCTIVE" about the Steelers stadium, other than the big Katsup bottle in the south endzone??
Tell me what's so "DISTINCTIVE" about the Pats stadium that's so world changing??
What about the Colts, Eagles or Texans new Stadiums that's so amazing???
I can tell you what's so "DISTINCTIVE" about the Steelers and Pats......they have won 5 of the last 9 Superbowls in their stadiums that are really no different than the one purposed in these drawings.
You're looking a *rough drawings* presented as the first steps of a LONG, LONG, LONG process, that will end with a totally different reality upon completion.
You're looking at a stock...
Why don't you wait until we customize it....
THEN tell us about what it looks like...
I don't remember seeing any crazy Pirate ships in the Bucs stadium proposal drawings, yet SOMEHOW they figured out a way to make their stadium "DISTINCTIVE ".....
These are just plain drawings, there's not anything extra added to these renditions, do you get this???
[ Edited by 49123 on Jun 3, 2009 at 11:45:05 ]