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I’m sure it’s been asked many times. 

But maybe in light of the recent talks...should update the numbers. 

 

Mods can delete if redundant. 

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I'd like a roof and I'd like the stadium to be set up in such a way acoustically that the 12th man could get rowdy when they want to.

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I'd like a roof but partial, absolutely not a dome.

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Unfortunately, roof.

 

Any building that is going to take up that much real estate downtown, and cost that much to build, needs to be used more than 10-12 times a year (counting preseason and playoffs obviously).

 

Even if the Pegulas funded it themselves, they would have to have other events there, and therefore need a roof.

 

I love an open stadium, but it just isnt practical. And if we want to draw other games and events to it, a roof is a necessity.

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Just now, DrDawkinstein said:

Unfortunately, roof.

 

Any building that is going to take up that much real estate downtown, and cost that much to build, needs to be used more than 10-12 times a year (counting preseason and playoffs obviously).

 

Even if the Pegulas funded it themselves, they would have to have other events there, and therefore need a roof.

 

I love an open stadium, but it just isnt practical. And if we want to draw other games and events to it, a roof is a necessity.

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1 minute ago, NewDayBills said:

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2 games since we'll have home field of course.

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Posted (edited)

Retractable, but play with it open except in extreme conditions....and when it helps us. Let the Fish freeze!   😋

 

 

 

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with the cost of a retractable roof i would say just a solid roof but not necessarily complete. allow the cold but keep out most of wind.

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When using practical thinking a roof makes the most sense, however when I think of sitting stadium watching a game I love the sun, clouds, wind, snow, etc.  I’ve been to games inside (including SB XLIX) and it’s just not the same indoors.  Nothing beats “football weather”.

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Roof for me.  

 

Am I old?  Soft?  Spending too much time in SoCal?  Probably...

 

I'm going to continue to call out US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis as a great example of what can be done with a "roof".  When you're in that stadium it feels like you're outside - it's pretty cool.  And the entire front is basically big-ass doors that you can open for a breeze and open-air feel on those nice fall days...

 

https://www.popularmechanics.com/adventure/sports/a19066/minnesota-viking-football-stadium-roof/

 

:beer:

 

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Although my game days are over in the buffalo area I would still go with the roof. Years ago I wanted them to peg a new stadium in the Lewiston area as close to the border as possible. In my older years I realize that probably wouldn’t work out too well and of course have no clue what shape Niagara Falls/ town of niagara/ Lewiston is in these days. I just always felt that area needed the infusion of surrounding businesses a stadium would undoubtedly bring. If/when they do a new stadium I will make the trip to come see it though 

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I want no roof, but I think a new stadium will have a roof, which will allow multiple events in the stadium and more revenue for the stadium owner(s).

IMO, retractable roofs, while good in theory, rarely seems to be retracted.  Is it actually worth the extra money?  I'd lean toward no, it is not worth it.

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15 minutes ago, Heitz said:

Roof for me.  

 

Am I old?  Soft?  Spending too much time in SoCal?  Probably...

 

I'm going to continue to call out US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis as a great example of what can be done with a "roof".  When you're in that stadium it feels like you're outside - it's pretty cool.  And the entire front is basically big-ass doors that you can open for a breeze and open-air feel on those nice fall days...

 

https://www.popularmechanics.com/adventure/sports/a19066/minnesota-viking-football-stadium-roof/

 

:beer:

 

 

Yes.  There is a stadium in NZ which supposedly has same feel.  If you are going to roof option (and I expect all those who do vote for roof to open pocket books and bank accounts to Pegulas) please no dome like Colts have.  I went to Arizona game and seat was "partly obstructed" and by that they mean you can see the video board if no one stands up.

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It’d be cool if they modeled it after Lucas Oil stadium. I have this argument with my friends all the time. I spend a majority of the winter in the elements(November through January) due to deer hunting, and when I’m making the trip to buffalo to watch a game it’d be nice not to have to dress like I’m going hunting. I mean, Atlanta has a retractable roof and that’s pretty sweet as well. 

 

 

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Roof - allows the stadium to be used for so much more than 10 professional and a few high school football games per year.  As far as the football experience, I'm OK with open air, but it seems the height of inefficiency not to build something that lends itself to other kinds of events.

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Just now, Captain Murica said:

It’d be cool if they modeled it after Lucas Oil stadium. I have this argument with my friends all the time. I spend a majority of the winter in the elements(November through January) due to deer hunting, and when I’m making the trip to buffalo to watch a game it’d be nice not to have to dress like I’m going hunting. I mean, Atlanta has a retractable roof and that’s pretty sweet as well. 

 

 

 

I usually refer to Lucas Oil whenever talking new stadium as well. They built it for only $750M, and it has a great look that blends into the industrial setting.

 

As far as Atlanta is concerned, it took them 2 years to get that roof working and that was in perfect Southern weather. Retractable roofs just arent feasible in the North. They might be able to open it for the preseason games and maybe the first couple of regular season games, but it would never be open in the snow like we'd all want it to be. Bummer, but it's the reality of it.

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4 minutes ago, TigerJ said:

Roof - allows the stadium to be used for so much more than 10 professional and a few high school football games per year.  As far as the football experience, I'm OK with open air, but it seems the height of inefficiency not to build something that lends itself to other kinds of events.

Does this usually happen, especially in Buffalo?  I do not know if a roof means more events.

 

To answer the question, no roof.  Why give up home field advantage.

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1 minute ago, Just Joshin' said:

Does this usually happen, especially in Buffalo?  I do not know if a roof means more events.

 

To answer the question, no roof.  Why give up home field advantage.

 

Considering that most of players come from places which are much warmer in winter I think only ones with home field advantage are fans who are better at making snowballs to throw at opposing fans who spend most of the season in domes.

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3 minutes ago, Just Joshin' said:

Does this usually happen, especially in Buffalo?  I do not know if a roof means more events.

 

To answer the question, no roof.  Why give up home field advantage.

 

Is having Bills fans in attendance in December part of home field advantage? 

 

I honestly see both sides of this. I’m fine either way. 

 

Winning cures everything! 

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After the Giants home game in '08 and roasting in the sun at least once a year....... give me a damn roof.  You can really crank up the noise level if designed properly.

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It's almost 2020, stadiums need a roof.  It's also gotta generate revenue in other ways the other 8 months out of the year.

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1 minute ago, wiskibreth said:

It's almost 2020, stadiums need a roof.  It's also gotta generate revenue in other ways the other 8 months out of the year.


Well then do a FundMe thing and see how many want to contribute.  Maybe get enough for some parasols for fans.

 

Parasols with ads of course for more funding.

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1 hour ago, Buffalo Timmy said:

with the cost of a retractable roof i would say just a solid roof but not necessarily complete. allow the cold but keep out most of wind.

 

Retractable roof is a waste of money. Your rarely use it and it breaks down easily. See any retractable roof stadium today. 

 

Personally I love the Vikings stadium. Fixed roof but mostly glass to allow natural light. Plus outside walls open to allow as much or as little outside air as you want.

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I’d say 65,000 seat dome. And just use the crowd noise of the mafia to go 8-0 at home almost every year. The advantage we would have inside with our fans would be worth wins on the field.

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