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Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:49 pm
by jray21
Great report of my home stadium! I have so many memories from that stadium. It was such an awesome stadium back in the heyday of the A's. Mount Davis was such a terrible addition, and such a waste. I'm really looking forward to a new stadium for the A's, if they can ever figure one out.

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:11 am
by Jew
jray21 wrote:Great report of my home stadium! I have so many memories from that stadium. It was such an awesome stadium back in the heyday of the A's. Mount Davis was such a terrible addition, and such a waste. I'm really looking forward to a new stadium for the A's, if they can ever figure one out.


If it happens, the art for the stadium looks real cool. And they'd redevelop the site of the coliseum, keeping the baseball diamond as a public park while re-purposing Oracle Arena into a concert only venue (like the Forum in LA).

Where they get the cash for that and overcome the crappy infrastructure (bad location for traffic & BART station about a mile away) of the Howard Terminal site I do not know...

I hope this is all not just a ploy to say "see, we tried" and ship the team off to a city desperate for a team like Montreal. There's even rumors of a private company buying the Rio in Vegas for an MLB stadium...

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:44 am
by coasterbill
Great photos. That place always seemed like the biggest shithole in sports ever since the Vet closed down. :lol:

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:29 pm
by Jew
coasterbill wrote:Great photos. That place always seemed like the biggest shithole in sports ever since the Vet closed down. :lol:


Never made it to the vet, so my only other experience with multi purpose stadiums was San Diego. Went to one baseball game there as a kid and multiple Holiday Bowls...I will be glad when that era of stadiums officially ends. Though cities did have the right idea back then, only getting ripped off once by pro teams instead of multiple times.

Side note: San Diego deserves a team. Great city. We don't want the Chargers here anyways.

Oakland will be paying $25 mil/year for "Mt. Davis" until 2025. You will be paying for the Raiders stadium anytime you visit Vegas in the form of increased hotel tax, and Vegas is banking on there not being a recession so they collect enough cash from that to service the $645 million in bonds they issued...

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 2:07 pm
by coasterbill
It's absolutely amazing to me that cities are so willing to fork over money for stadiums and that they continue to fall for the "just increase the hotel taxes so it's paid for by tourists and not locals" line. It's honestly refreshing when cities tell sports teams to piss off but those instances are few and far between.

On that note: Keep up the good work, Anaheim. :lol:

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:17 am
by Jew
coasterbill wrote:It's absolutely amazing to me that cities are so willing to fork over money for stadiums and that they continue to fall for the "just increase the hotel taxes so it's paid for by tourists and not locals" line. It's honestly refreshing when cities tell sports teams to piss off but those instances are few and far between.

On that note: Keep up the good work, Anaheim. :lol:


I don’t believe cities should contribute anything more than un-used land, a quick permitting process, and perhaps a reasonable tax break. When cities get into the business of owning the stadium and renting back to a teamor issuing a large amount of bonds, they always lose.

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:28 pm
by Jew
It’s alive! Starting my coaster/sports travels in 2019 with Amalie arena in Tampa bay. It just so happened that the kings (lose for Hughes!!!) were in town on my days off from work, so why not an Orlando weekend?

Definitely a nice hockey building. In the heart of the city, but easy and cheap parking.

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:53 am
by Hilltopper39
I've always been impressed with Amelie when I've been for concerts,wrestling, basketball and other events but have never been to a Hockey Game there. I'll have to get to a hockey game there sometime.

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:56 am
by Jew
Hilltopper39 wrote:I've always been impressed with Amelie when I've been for concerts,wrestling, basketball and other events but have never been to a Hockey Game there. I'll have to get to a hockey game there sometime.


Splurge on those glass seats! Totally worth it.

Re: Joey's Ongoing Sporting Event Photo TR Thread

PostPosted: Sat Dec 21, 2019 1:28 pm
by Jew
Bringing this back from the dead! In April I visited the new comiskey park and hung out with Zach. The stadium is very bland and was devoid of energy since the white sox suck, but it had a great view of the city.