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Stadium Remodel Begins

Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by djphinfan, Jan 5, 2015.

  1. 54Fins

    54Fins "In Gase we trust"

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    I don't give sh*t about the 50 yard line seats. I for one can't afford them... But I will say (looking at the last pic) that there will be some serious noise coming from the stands. Damn! they are closer than I originally thought and I like this concept.
    Also I've been hearing rumors that the Stadium won't be finished before the the Falcons game. Doesn't look that way to me...Great job by the Construction crews. :up:
    Keep it up! Can't wait till' the season starts.
     
  2. Da 'Fins

    Da 'Fins Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    What exactly is that going on on the field?
     
  3. aesop

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    Looks like drainage? I also know zilch about contracting in general.
     
  4. JDelenne

    JDelenne Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I assumed some kind of watering system for new grass to start growing.
     
  5. Fin4Ever

    Fin4Ever Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    It looks like the field drainage system to me?
     
  6. A13OVEAVERAGE

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  7. RoninFin4

    RoninFin4 Moderator Staff Member Club Member

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    Regardless of what you think about the 72 Club and North Sideline Club sections, I think that once the canopy is finished in 2016, this place will look pretty cool, and I'd imagine that the canopy will help bounce some crowd noise back toward the field.

    I think if Miami is able to finally get over the "8-8 Hump" and start ripping off consecutive playoff appearance seasons, the fans will "come back" and it will give Miami a nice homefield advantage.
     
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  8. vt_dolfan

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    The place is going to look great. Club and Sideline Club are only issues right now because we cant actually see how it will look with packed stands. When the Stadium is completely done, its not only going to look beautiful, but will also be very representative of South Florida. It will also be a world class venue for International Soccer.
     
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  9. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    I'm in favor of all of the changes on the inside, and I like them. Aqua seats are great, and the shade will be terrific. But I think that, based on the drawings they've shown, it will be one of the ugliest stadiums in sports from the outside. That roof and its support poles are horrid.
     
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  10. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    i disagree, I think its gonna look cool.
     
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  11. jason8er

    jason8er Luxury Box Luxury Box

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    I really like the look of the outside too. When I see it, I always think of sailing, which is my favorite pastime.
     
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  12. rafael

    rafael Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I agree. The inside is beautiful. And I'm hoping that the roof reflects some noise back to make it a much louder stadium. But I think the outside is ugly. I can't think of a new stadium who's appearance I like less from the outside.
     
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  13. jdallen1222

    jdallen1222 He can smell your fear

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    That's not a fair comparison, you need to compare it to uglier older stadiums, its far from new.
     
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  14. 54Fins

    54Fins "In Gase we trust"

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  15. Itsdahumidity

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  16. Fin4Ever

    Fin4Ever Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Thank you 54 for always keeping us up to date on the latest pictures of our remodeled stadium...I always enjoy viewing them..you know, if Ross ever wants to expand it a little more..Lol, they can take away the wall in front of the first row all of the way around the stadium and it looks like they could add at least three more rows, taking it right down to almost field level. I know I sure wish I could afford the seats it takes to have access to the 72 club..Man it looks like it will be over the top and at least I did have the joy of watching and celebrating in 1972....We need that success back..real bad..Thanks again.
     
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  17. smahtaz

    smahtaz Pimpin Ain't Easy

    I like that idea. Probably have to exclude between the 40s because the players are so tall.
     
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  18. Germanfinfan

    Germanfinfan New Member

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    I disagree as well. I think it looks pretty cool, on the inside and from afar. I hate the box seats and all the stuff on the home sideline but oh well, I thought it would be worse! Let's hope those sections are packed on gameday, that's what matters. I'm really looking forward to seeing the finished version.
     
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  19. rafael

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    That's a fair point. It is an older stadium and I expect that if we had just built a new one it could have been more attractive from the exterior to my eye. Regardless, I can say I don't find the exterior appearance attractive.
     
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  20. rafael

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    While I like the appearance of the inside I believe they were constrained by some of the poor decisions in the original design. Robbie wanted to make a stadium that accommodated football, baseball and soccer. The fields are wider and/or larger for baseball and soccer so that necessitated putting the fans further away during football games. IMO that made a stadium that was not great for any of the sports. Also the angle of the sides of the stadium put the fans even further away. Those two factors made the stadium for football purposes far less intimate, less exciting or energizing, less intimidating to opponents. It is more comfortable than the orange bowl was, but they also gave up the things that made Orange Bowl great. They tried to solve part of the problem by adding more seats closer to the field. And I'm hoping the roof makes it louder. (I would love to hear that they had some acoustic expert involved in that roof design). But without a tear down they couldn't change the angle. I think they knew that which is why they tried to get funding for a new stadium first. I think they probably did the best they could with what they had to work with. It is a very comfortable place to watch a game. I don't live in S. FL anymore, but I've watched approximately 20 or so Dolphin games at that stadium over the years. And I've been to maybe a half a dozen other stadiums. I haven't been to any of the newest ones, but compared to the other older ones I've been to, Dolphin stadium is easily the most comfortable, but also the least exciting. I'm hoping the improvements can bring some of that excitement back.
     
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  21. MikeHoncho

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    Favorite part of all this is Ross is paying for this himself.
     
  22. Disgustipate

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    They're getting rid of the godawful Romero Britto murals painted on the ramps going to the upper levels.

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    God bless the baby angels in charge of days like today :flag:
     
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  23. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Team Rosen Staff Member Club Member

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    I've only been to three NFL games, but I felt that the viewing and overall experience at Joe Robbie, Carolina and Cincinnati were all very comperable. I sat in the upper deck around the 40 at each one.
     
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  24. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Yeah he did his best at what they had to work with that's for sure
     
  25. MikeHoncho

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    *fap*

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  26. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    whats up with all that concrete in front of the first row?
     
  27. 77FinFan

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    Ooh, I know! Days that end in "Y"!!!!!
     
  28. Itsdahumidity

    Itsdahumidity X gonna take it from ya

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    Living Room boxes going in...


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  29. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    lazyboy recliners in the heart of the lower bowl in a football stadium...fu&^in embarrassing.
     
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  30. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    lol...are those leather seats..lol...good luck sittin in those during the rain...section will be empty as hell for this year anyways.
     
  31. Fin4Ever

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    Lol..with my health, I might not mind sitting in a recliner..but I never will unless I somehow win tickets to sit there...unless my father n law's friend from a manufacturer of Airplane parts has bought in...they had two different blocks of seats between the 42-50 yard line for years behind the Dolphins bench....hoping!
     
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  32. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    lol...i can see it now, folks actually reclined back, and the camera getting some good close ups of that action..while the action on the field is going on...wow.
     
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  33. Da 'Fins

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    Could not agree more.

    I think that Robbie, unfortunately, was locked into the 70's in his thinking and just could not see that dual-stadium use was at the end of its value. It was an IBM decision in an Apple world. Unfortunate for Dolphin fans.

    If I were to build a stadium I don't think that there is a current better concept than Seattle's (or something similar). It has an upper deck cover and is on top of the field and super loud.

    But, I too hold out hope for the new stadium - in spite of its remaining deficiencies. I love the color. Love where the big screens will go and love the roof idea. The negative is the "luxury seats" for the rich in the lower middle of the field which will limit the noise and lack the rabid-ness that makes a stadium intimidating.

    Nevertheless, hope springs eternal.
     
  34. 77FinFan

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    Have to agree. I can't imagine reclining at a game...........well, maybe at half time. Catch a few winks. ;)
     
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  35. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    catch some winks, have a few cocktails, discuss some mergers, just kick back and relax...

    its a moronic idea as far as the football team goes..its great for the pockets.
     
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  36. Coloradotrv

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    It was a straight up business decision. Can't blame ross for spending more money to make more money.
     
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  37. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    I understand why he did it, money, but I don't think it was the right move for the team and fans, we'll see..
     
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  38. Da 'Fins

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    Wondered about that. I wonder if they will let fans walk into their seats from field level. It looks like that's what they will do - with the stairs in front. But, also may create an illusion that the lower seats are close to the field than they really are.
     
  39. djphinfan

    djphinfan Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    its gonna be crazy to see any type of structural change inside a stadium that we've known every inch for 3 decades..
     
  40. M1NDCRlME

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    on the website it says "Introducing the North Sideline Club, which offers wider, padded seats located between the 30-yard lines. Some of these seats will be in the sun, depending on the time of year, but fortunately North Sideline Club Members have access to a private air-conditioned club below their seats. The club is designed by the Rockwell Group and will be a perfect location for spending time with family and friends pre-game, in-game, and post-game."

    Based on the renderings and the quote I think that concrete is probably going to be how they access the sideline tunnels that lead to the club. By doing this those poor schlubs won't have to walk up to the mid level concourse just to head back down to field level to enter the club. This is similar to the setups at the newer NBA arenas.
     
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