Originally posted by GolittaCamper:
All this new stadium talk is Bull$hit! It is all about more money from the taxpayers PERIOD.
The Stick should be remodeled and expanded as follows:
1, Remove pull-out seating meant for Baseball and add luxury boxes and more general seating.
2, Add a new entertainment concourse behind old pull-outs, new locker-rooms can be included on this side of the field.
3, Remodel and Expand existing entry way to include a 49er Hall of Fame, and Pubstyle restaurant.
4, Add "Coliseum of Rome" style cloth awnings over stands, in red and gold off course, to match new paint scheme.
5, Pave outer parking lots.
6, Add ferry boat terminal and extend rail line from 3rd street.
7, Widen off ramps at 101
8, Set up bus routes from BART in Millbrae, and Cal-Train at King street.
9, Widen 3rd steet into a Boulevard, make it one way into and out of games on game-day.
10, Re-Name it "Bill Walsh Field at Candlestick Point" forever no Bull crap sell-out 3com/ Monster BS.
There is my simple 10 point plan Gavin Newsome, John York are you listening, have it free of all consulting charges!
I can appreciate your ideas, but this isn't very realistic. Where to start?
Remodeling Candelstick is a failure from the start. First off the design is so outdated that people would be pissed that all the money spent was just to dress up a pig. Things like site lines from concession areas and modern facilities like restrooms and concessions couldn't be fixed.
Removing seats to place luxury boxes sounds nice, but that would mean that thousands of seats would have to be removed, and then you're getting close to not reaching NFL minimum attenddace requirements. As far as building an entertainment area, as well as locker rooms doesn't hold up. There just isn't that much room under there.
Pub and Hall of Fame? They are both already there. I saw them advertising the new pub on the new screens at the game yesterday, and the Gold Mine is a football fans dream. It's just that this is all just dressing up a pig in a fancy dress.
Pave the lot? They already did that last year. All brand new black pavement. That's not the problem, though. It's lumpy and wavy. The ground is so uneven that any sign of rain and it's swamped. Just yesterday I saw a pretty big puddle in the lot, and whenTF was the last time it rained? Last week, and just like for an hour. The puddle easily took up 50 spots.
Widen off ramps and 3rd street? Billions of dollars and years of construction that would take longer to fix than the stadium to be built. You wouldn't see results for 10 years.
The Santa Clara project has every single one of these issues already settled. The roads and public transport are all already there. All that needs to be done is build the damn thing.