Discussion in 'Miami Dolphins Forum' started by BAdkins159, Jan 15, 2013.
This looks awesome. Not sure if its retractable dome or not. The article didnt get into details
Sorry guys the picture isnt showing up.
It's a canopy, not a retractable dome.
I think it looks pretty cool
Don't care in the least about the roof. Are the seats moved closer to the field so we can actually have a home-field advantage?
Fans would have to show up in order to have home field advantage.
Anybody demanding a roof should be ashamed of themselves as far as I'm concerned, the players are out there running around in the same conditions and its too much for some fans to just sit in a seat for a few hours? Whats next, an air conditioned tailgating area?
yknow I wasn't on the 'table top' bandwagon originally… but after viewing the video mockup, I'm onboard! especially the World Cup setup… friggin awesome!
You are kidding right. Those players are getting paid to play in those conditions quite a few millionaires, A fan paying outrageous ticket prices should want every amenity that can be provided.
Maybe I'm just tougher than the average person but I have never, nor will I ever think to myself its too hot to go outside and sit in a chair.
And as we all know, winning cures all.
But if the fans had a reason to show up, such as being a part of our team's advantage, then maybe we could win a few more games due to attendance?
Found this video, looks like a nice concept.
Or maybe you have melanoma.
That looks pretty awesome. And they moved the seats closer!
Loc : Moncton, NB
Ok? You don't even live in Miami.
I live west of " ROY " in Maine and it's just about torture when i go to games in Miami in September or October because of the heat and humidity....and I grew up in Miami so i know what i'm getting myself into so it's not about being tough.... It's about what you're use to, and no one from this far north is going to fly down there and watch a game and not say " OMG it's HOT ! God this S**** " about 100 times each to themselves and their friends/family and not get a nasty sunburn or the ever o' so lovely sun poisoning.
I always thought the temp. in South Fla. was supposed to be part of our advantage. A dome would cancel that.
We would have one of the most unique stadiums in the league with that. I love it and the fact that it keeps the phins here for another 30 years is even better!
It isn't a Dome. Check out the video above. I like it and think it could give a shot in the arm to our floundering franchise. Gets seats closer to the field which is the most important improvement IMO. Going to be tough to get passed in this political environment.
How did they ever get fans to watch them play in the heat back in the 70s and 80s?
The sun doesn't bother me at all. I hate the idea of a canopy.
Probably a mixture between a better/newer product and people that weren't as spoiled/pampered.
Good. You can sit on top if it. I was burnt for 3 weeks after the Rams game and it was cloudy half the time.
Well who's fault is that? Use proper sunblock and wear a hat and you're good to go.
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Less TV, less gaming systems, more attention span.
shows a cool concept of the stadium. I would be pleased with that.
I did, and it was still bad. There's no excuse to not have a roof if you want to have a premiere stadium. Nobody these days is going to want to sit and be rained on at a superbowl, etc.
You live in New Brunswick, CANADA. You don't even even live in the heat. You sweat walking from your car to your office here in South Florida, it was 81* today, and It's mid January.
I for one love it.
Are you kidding? I am a guy making 35,000/yr with a family, not an athlete that makes millions of dollars. If I pay the outrages ticket prices, I do not want to subjected to a monsoon when I come to the stadium.:rolleyes2:
Then the team has to start winning.
Trust me, anybody in their right mind would gladly choose to sit under the hottest Miami sun for 3 hours than sit outside for 20 minutes in Moncton when the feel like temperatures gets down to -50. Let me qualify that by saying if you don't believe it gets hot here in the summer, I also travel to the Caribbean at least once a year, including Miami once in a while.
I'm not against the roof, I think it would slightly add to the enjoyment factor especially if a downpour is forecast, actually, if it helps with the acoustics then I'm all for it, I just can't believe people are using it as an excuse to not go to games.
We all would prefer a new stadium but some improvements may be all we're going to get for awhile.
Try tailgating at 10 am... eating and drinking while having fun with other fans then going inside to see your team thrashed. They better improve that stadium and make it more comfortable for fans. After having enough beers, the sun isn't your friend. For the record, I am a therapist that does hippotherapy. I walk about 7 miles a day in the south florida sun so when I go to football games, I want to be in the shade.
Hey Roy, i live just west of you and it does get hot up here.....but it's only a few days a year and it's nothing like Miami.
When I go to the Caribbean thats my day, 12 hours a day, everyday for a week.
When I went to see a game in October, pining for a roof was as much on my mind as wishing I had 12 toes, it was a complete non-issue. Shouldn't the locals be much more acclimated to the Miami heat than us northerners?
lol I like how the rain/sun wasn't an issue when Miami played at the Orange Bowl. No one complained (lol except the Jets) about the rain/sun in the '82 championship game when Miami shutout the jets 14-0. Now Dolphin fans don't want to be subjected to the elements of an outdoor football game? Gotta be the ONLY team's fans out of all 32 teams that complains about getting wet or hot during a game.
True but unless your hitting a tanning bed a lot your going to get a nasty sunburn hanging out in the FL sun for 4 hours , and most people that live up here are ghostly white....Anyways i really don't care what they do to Sun Life because we all know that place sucks.
Sun Life Stadium. Cant make Chicken Salad out of Chicken Sh*t Dude. They need a New Stadium in a new Location. Joe Robbie Stadium is an embarrassment.
Don't care what the stadium looks like, I just want to see people there instead of tons of empty bright orange seats.
a canopy on the stadium looks weird.
I don't care what happens to the tourists. Just playing.
I am accustomed to the heat and the sun, I like it. If I didn't like it, I wouldn't live in South Florida. Having said that, the air-conditioned tailgating area sounds alright.
If the waterpark ever gets built how cool would it be to use that as the pregame warmup area one sunday a season.
If they win...
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I also think that is probably the most overblown issue with the stadium. We certainly don't need a roof. We play football during some of the best weather of the year. Sure it's hot as hell in September, but what is that . . . 2 home games? Dolfans used to pound there chest at that September homefield advantage, now fans don't like it? I don't understand.
Personally I still think the #1 issue with the stadium is the product on the field. It hasn't been good enough. I think people will be surprised at how full that stadium would get if we were competing for division titles and getting a bye that first week coming home for a playoff game in January. I know for a fact that place would be sold out and loud as hell.
The Marlins needed a roof, because they play in undesireable conditions in the middle of the summer and it rains on top of it and delays the games . . . the Dolphins don't need a damn roof.
Not really a roof, the football games will still be subject to the heat and rain.
I think you would still feel the heat. You would just block out the sun more. Shade and instant sun would be more impacted IMO at times of the day IMO.
And this is about more revenue for the city for super bowls, soccer games, ect it seems to me.
January/February are 2 of the biggest months in South Florida as is for tourism, I believe I heard that in non Super Bowl years the hotels are still at 80% capacity. I don't know what big tournaments we are going to attract in soccer? I guess the Gold Cup we could host a game, but we already do. I guess we can have the US do a friendly with a team like Brazil down here . . . but that is just another overblown item. We just had Wrestlemania down here, that won't be coming back anytime soon. The National Championship was just down here and the stadium looked pretty damn solid as is. Maybe some concerts be we have concerts already.
I dunno, if Ross came out and said this is the stadium plans . . . I'd be all for it . . . the fact that the taxpayers are going to have to come outta pocket again after getting burnt by the Marlins . . . I don't see it happening. If Ross is smart, he's puts more resources into getting the product on the field fixed . . . and after some time as passed, maybe the Marlins start competing and he can just come up with a set of plans for a brand new stadium, forget a rennovated one.
He'll have more pull with a winning Marlins and Dolphins team . . . this is almost a joke with the timing.