Originally posted by Phoenix49ers:
Originally posted by 1251alex:
Ima be pissed off if there is turf in our new home. I hate f**king fake ass turf. It's all about playing on grass and seeing dirt clogs in players facemasks! none of that players coming back up clean after a big hit. I wanna see some grass hanging off their helmets and uniforms.
This. I really want it to be a grass stadium with an open roof. The Cardinals stadium in Glendale has a retractable roof but its f**king worthless because they never open the damn thing.
"Here we are in Glendale, Arizona, its November, the weather outside is 72 degrees and the roof is f**kING CLOSED!"
Don't even let that retractable BS be an option.
Maybe its broken :D
Originally posted by susweel:
Originally posted by RedLion49er:
Is it a done deal that they are moving to Santa Clara? Any chance for SF officials to intervene?
Almost a done deal from what I hear they are supposed to start building by April this year. SF has pretty given up any effort to try to keep the team.
the supposed $650 million proposal from a mystery architecture firm was the closest thing to keeping the 9ers in the heart of SF. That being said I highly doubt that it was ever a reality, or the firm is not experienced in the skills required to build stadiums, there are very few firms in the entire country let alone the world that build stadiums of this magnitude ($500 Million budget or higher). If the rumor had any truth to it the firm would have come forward and used its name and reputation to help push the bill through.
I don't want to scare people but look up the Rice Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah. Rice Eccles is a smaller and very similar look to the models and pictures I keep seeing. The main difference being the south area of the stadium is completely separate from the rest of the seats but the tall press box look is almost identical to that of the proposed SC stadium. It might just be the fact Rice Eccles is the only stadium I've been in but if the SC stadium is a bigger version of it I'll really like it.
[ Edited by sfout on Jan 17, 2012 at 2:36 PM ]