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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:43 am    Post subject: Re: NFL Venue Rankings Reply with quote

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13. Soldier Field: Chicago Bears: The oldest stadium in the league. It's renovation was money well spent on making a stadium into one of the best. Couldn't have a better location. Walking up to it is amazing and you want to look around and enjoy everything. Great stadium.


I'm hit or miss on the stadium. I live right next to it and run by it when I actually go running. The scenery around it is second to none but it makes zero sense that it's the smallest stadium in the NFL seating capacity wise. Plus they put so much money into renovating it and it still doesn't have a dome. I would rate it lower tbh...


I really like it's design and location. I also would prefer it to be an outside stadium.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:14 am    Post subject: Re: NFL Venue Rankings Reply with quote

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TheVillain112 wrote:
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13. Soldier Field: Chicago Bears: The oldest stadium in the league. It's renovation was money well spent on making a stadium into one of the best. Couldn't have a better location. Walking up to it is amazing and you want to look around and enjoy everything. Great stadium.


I'm hit or miss on the stadium. I live right next to it and run by it when I actually go running. The scenery around it is second to none but it makes zero sense that it's the smallest stadium in the NFL seating capacity wise. Plus they put so much money into renovating it and it still doesn't have a dome. I would rate it lower tbh...


I really like it's design and location. I also would prefer it to be an outside stadium.


Meh, too close to the water for an outdoor stadium. The grass is probably the worst or second to worst (Steelers). Plus the stadium capacity should have been increased. Population wise in the US it goes NYC, LA and then Chicago. So why the heck do the Bears have the smallest stadium in the NFL seat capacity wise? Makes zero sense.

Other than that though it is a great stadium. Love the location...


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Interesting read. You're so lucky.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:31 am    Post subject: Re: NFL Venue Rankings Reply with quote

TheVillain112 wrote:
Keanun__ wrote:
TheVillain112 wrote:
Keanun__ wrote:
13. Soldier Field: Chicago Bears: The oldest stadium in the league. It's renovation was money well spent on making a stadium into one of the best. Couldn't have a better location. Walking up to it is amazing and you want to look around and enjoy everything. Great stadium.


I'm hit or miss on the stadium. I live right next to it and run by it when I actually go running. The scenery around it is second to none but it makes zero sense that it's the smallest stadium in the NFL seating capacity wise. Plus they put so much money into renovating it and it still doesn't have a dome. I would rate it lower tbh...


I really like it's design and location. I also would prefer it to be an outside stadium.


Meh, too close to the water for an outdoor stadium. The grass is probably the worst or second to worst (Steelers). Plus the stadium capacity should have been increased. Population wise in the US it goes NYC, LA and then Chicago. So why the heck do the Bears have the smallest stadium in the NFL seat capacity wise? Makes zero sense.

Other than that though it is a great stadium. Love the location...
I know you have to know the significance of Soldier Field, and why the stadium wasn't expanded in the renovation right?

So anyways, good to know you are drunk stumbling distance from Soldier Field. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:36 am    Post subject: Re: NFL Venue Rankings Reply with quote

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I know you have to know the significance of Soldier Field, and why the stadium wasn't expanded in the renovation right?

So anyways, good to know you are drunk stumbling distance from Soldier Field. Laughing


No clue what you're talking about. Luxury boxes were added before and after the renovation that changed the seating capacity. Not sure what the seating capacity significance is?

But yes, I am within stumbling distance... Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:45 am    Post subject: Re: NFL Venue Rankings Reply with quote

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28. Everbank Field: Jacksonville Jaguars: The Jaguars are not exactly a solid team these days. Neither is their stadium. I went here for its super bowl game and the experience was not very good. They even talked about the Jaguars coming to Los Angeles.



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:45 am    Post subject: Re: NFL Venue Rankings Reply with quote

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Superman(DH23) wrote:
I know you have to know the significance of Soldier Field, and why the stadium wasn't expanded in the renovation right?

So anyways, good to know you are drunk stumbling distance from Soldier Field. Laughing


No clue what you're talking about. Luxury boxes were added before and after the renovation that changed the seating capacity. Not sure what the seating capacity significance is?

But yes, I am within stumbling distance... Laughing


The stadium is very personal having the least amount of fans. You do realize how many people 60,000+ is right? It's a beautiful stadium for Chicago and has great historic value to it. It's an old stadium that feels new.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:54 am    Post subject: Re: NFL Venue Rankings Reply with quote

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Superman(DH23) wrote:
I know you have to know the significance of Soldier Field, and why the stadium wasn't expanded in the renovation right?

So anyways, good to know you are drunk stumbling distance from Soldier Field. Laughing


No clue what you're talking about. Luxury boxes were added before and after the renovation that changed the seating capacity. Not sure what the seating capacity significance is?

But yes, I am within stumbling distance... Laughing
Well as a Chicagoan, I assume you know that the CPD owns Soldier Field, I also assume you know that Soldier Field is a protected landmark. When the renovation was completed there was one mandate by the city, the Columns had to stay. The result is the Spaceship that Landed on Soldier Field. No Dome can be put there, the seating is pretty much maxed out in the space that was allowed. The only other option would have been to build a stadium outside the city (Gary was actually discussed).

Wrigley is going to have go thru a similar renovation. Its protected, all the renovations will have to be completed inside the existing park. That's why the triangle building is so important for the Cubs. They are moving all the day to day operations to the triangle bldg, as well as expanding the clubhouse into it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:59 am    Post subject: Re: NFL Venue Rankings Reply with quote

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The stadium is very personal having the least amount of fans. You do realize how many people 60,000+ is right? It's a beautiful stadium for Chicago and has great historic value to it. It's an old stadium that feels new.


Yes, I do know how many 60,000+ is. PBS is personal as well but has more seating capacity. You're telling me that Paul Brown Stadium should have more seating capacity than Solider Field? Giants Stadium before it became MetLife stadium had good views of the field even though it's 80,000+. Heck the upper deck at Giants Stadium was better than than Lincoln Financial Field's upper deck even though LF is a newer and is a much better stadium than the old Giants Stadium.

I've been on the field at Solider Field, but he mix of old and new for the amount of money they spent wasn't worth it, IMHO. What they did on the exterior of the stadium is fantastic though. There is no better exterior to a stadium than Solider field...


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:01 am    Post subject: Re: NFL Venue Rankings Reply with quote

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Keanun__ wrote:
The stadium is very personal having the least amount of fans. You do realize how many people 60,000+ is right? It's a beautiful stadium for Chicago and has great historic value to it. It's an old stadium that feels new.


Yes, I do know I many 60,000+ is. PBS is personal as well but has more seating capacity. Giants Stadium before it became MetLife stadium had good views of the field even though it's 80,000+. Heck the upper deck at Giants Stadium was better than than Lincoln Financial Field's upper deck even though LF is a newer and is a much better stadium than the old Giants Stadium.

I've been on the field at Solider Field, but he mix of old and new for the amount of money they spent wasn't worth it, IMHO. What they did on the exterior of the stadium is fantastic though. There is no better exterior to a stadium than Solider field...


This is NFL venue rankings not stadium rankings to let you know.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Who cares? You make this pointless thread every few months
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Who cares? You make this pointless thread every few months


Not sure what you mean?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:20 am    Post subject: Re: NFL Venue Rankings Reply with quote

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Well as a Chicagoan, I assume you know that the CPD owns Soldier Field, I also assume you know that Soldier Field is a protected landmark. When the renovation was completed there was one mandate by the city, the Columns had to stay. The result is the Spaceship that Landed on Soldier Field. No Dome can be put there, the seating is pretty much maxed out in the space that was allowed. The only other option would have been to build a stadium outside the city (Gary was actually discussed).

Wrigley is going to have go thru a similar renovation. Its protected, all the renovations will have to be completed inside the existing park. That's why the triangle building is so important for the Cubs. They are moving all the day to day operations to the triangle bldg, as well as expanding the clubhouse into it.


As a Chicagoan I understand clearly that there are zero actual rules in the City. Living in the 2nd ward that Solider Field is in, I see TIF money given to corporations and breweries instead of going to gentrifying areas where residents live who instead get relocated to Gary and NW Indiana. But that's another debate.

Chicago spent $600M on a stadium that Mayor Daley himself wanted a retractable roof for. Chicago Park District just messed up the whole project for no good reason. Believe me, I run around the stadium 2-3 times a week in the summer (Alright maybe a month), it's great scenery but for a NFL experience the money would have been much better spent on expanding the stadium and improving the interior than the exterior...
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You've been to Wembley as well!?! I'm from England and haven't even gone yet Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:15 am    Post subject: Re: NFL Venue Rankings Reply with quote

Keanun__ wrote:
TheVillain112 wrote:
Keanun__ wrote:
The stadium is very personal having the least amount of fans. You do realize how many people 60,000+ is right? It's a beautiful stadium for Chicago and has great historic value to it. It's an old stadium that feels new.


Yes, I do know I many 60,000+ is. PBS is personal as well but has more seating capacity. Giants Stadium before it became MetLife stadium had good views of the field even though it's 80,000+. Heck the upper deck at Giants Stadium was better than than Lincoln Financial Field's upper deck even though LF is a newer and is a much better stadium than the old Giants Stadium.

I've been on the field at Solider Field, but he mix of old and new for the amount of money they spent wasn't worth it, IMHO. What they did on the exterior of the stadium is fantastic though. There is no better exterior to a stadium than Solider field...


This is NFL venue rankings not stadium rankings to let you know.



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I've been to every NFL stadium that is currently being played in. I have seen good stadiums and bad stadiums. So here's my personal rankings and opinions.
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