One has to look at where the season ticket holders reside. Plenty are from Southern Ontario and Rochester, so Niagara Falls or an existing piece of land in Orchard Park next to the current Stadium makes the most sense. Too many travel and parking issues for downtown Buffalo, IMO.
A dome could be used for so much more than 7-8 dates a year. Could even attract a minor college bowl game, with some sponsorship. I'd go.
“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.” - Benjamin Franklin
Noli timere. Laus Deo.
I personally doubt a domed stadium is affordable or practical, even with the extra use it would get. Adding a roof to such a project adds at least a third or more to the cost of a new building. We're talking $100m +. You'd need a new owner with deep pockets to even consider it. If we want to fantasize though, I'd say sure, go for the gusto, spend even more and make it retractable, it ain't my money.
As for the Super Bowl that would never happen. You need 25000 hotel rooms to host a SB. We're not even close.
Originally Posted by Dr.Lecter
I'm against building a new stadium at all, just renovate the Ralph, which has easy accessibility, plenty of Parking, great sightlines and has one of the lowest average ticket price in the NFL. A new stadium would instantly raise ticket prices, plus there would be many more luxury boxes which would hike up all prices, also it would probably not have near the same amount of Parking (depending on location) and might not be as easy to get to.
Down here in Cincy, Mike Brown published a phony seating chart for his gift stadium and kited the money for the better seats until he was hauled into court. Then he sent out letters telling season ticket holders that if they cancelled their tickets he would sue them claiming that the season ticket holders agreed to a 10 year contract. A lie. Sued again, and lost.
Pro football - one of the few businesses out there that can routinely wipes its' shoes off on the face of the paying customer and chuckles when they come back for more...
Last edited by stuckincincy; 11-15-2012 at 02:24 PM.