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It’s funny how people think if there’s no roof it would only be used a dozen times a year.... outdoor hockey? I’m sure April through August you could easily fit in a dozen more events, fundraisers, concerts etc.... roof or no roof I don’t think you’d see a drastic count in additional events.

 

i think retractable is the way to go, if the cost isn’t worth it... no roof.

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Build a soccer roof and cover the fans. I sure the wind will keep the snow off them thats on the field

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Downtown permanent roof. Retractable is just too expensive.

64,500 seats.

Increase ticket prices 40%.

Improve the food and beer options. 

 

 

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4 minutes ago, Ethan in Portland said:

Downtown permanent roof. Retractable is just too expensive.

64,500 seats.

Increase ticket prices 40%.

Improve the food and beer options. 

 

 

 

How many times a year will you be visiting from Portland?

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1 hour 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:

 

 

Agree 100% -  would love the Minnesota stadium - right down near the canal and waterfront.  Give boats access in the summer and a whole new life to the area.

 

 

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12 minutes ago, 1ZAYDAY1 said:

It’s funny how people think if there’s no roof it would only be used a dozen times a year.... outdoor hockey? I’m sure April through August you could easily fit in a dozen more events, fundraisers, concerts etc.... roof or no roof I don’t think you’d see a drastic count in additional events.

 

i think retractable is the way to go, if the cost isn’t worth it... no roof.

 

With the Arena and Harbor Center right there, we dont need more ice rinks.

 

We're not talking local fundraisers, we're talking maybe a College Bowl game? Start that tradition. Maybe the NFL Draft? Think bigger

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1 minute ago, Limeaid said:

 

How many times a year will you be visiting from Portland?

Depends on the road game options. I'm 48 and have not lived in Buffalo since 1988. I've made it to at least one home game every year since I left including  college years. Had season tickets from 91 to 2001. Then first son was born and moved out west.

Typically it is 1 or 2 home games and one or two away games a year.

I've been to just under 75% of the stadiums. Never went to a game in Toronto. 

I'm a club level seat guy when I go to games home or away. 

If your point was I don't go to many games and I shouldn't have an opinion that is fair. I would still go to home games with or without a roof. And I would still raise prices and try to price out some of the drunks.

 

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Come on!

 

It doesn't feel like football in a dome. Domes are BS.

 

If there is a new stadium it will be an open air stadium. 

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"you don't have to worry, cause you got no Money!"  -Proud Mary

 

5 years to go on the Erie county deal, and nothing will happen till the bonds are amortized.

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in this hypothetical new stadium that will be completely funded by private entities and have ground broken on it only when it’s clear that New Era Field is crumbling at the foundation, I’d also like a retractable roof.

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27 minutes ago, Ethan in Portland said:

Depends on the road game options. I'm 48 and have not lived in Buffalo since 1988. I've made it to at least one home game every year since I left including  college years. Had season tickets from 91 to 2001. Then first son was born and moved out west.

Typically it is 1 or 2 home games and one or two away games a year.

I've been to just under 75% of the stadiums. Never went to a game in Toronto. 

I'm a club level seat guy when I go to games home or away. 

If your point was I don't go to many games and I shouldn't have an opinion that is fair. I would still go to home games with or without a roof. And I would still raise prices and try to price out some of the drunks.

 

 

Only point was number of games a year you would buying to support raise in prices for seats all year.

 

Personally I have not been able to buy tickets to any games I want to go to anymore because they are only available on secondary market with large portion of sales sold via professional scalpers.  They used to sell to fan groups but they are very hard to get now so you need to buy via third party who package them with things you may not want to make more money. Before change I was able to go to 2-4 games a year mostly in 200s or 300s because I dislike standing so be able to see game better.  Right now I have physical issues which make it worse.

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Posted (edited)

No roof.

 

Nothing like an open air stadium.  Don’t care if it had a retractable roof, or full on dome.  Still not truly open air.  Only compromise I’d like is the partial roof as long as I don’t feel closed in with it.

 

Only reason I’d like a roof are for those late December games.  But honestly, there’s 2 or 3 a year?  And out of those 1 or 2 are truly cold?

 

I’d like to see an extensive reno of our current stadium.  Good location, great sight lines.  May be old, but it’s still a great stadium!

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9 hours ago, Limeaid said:

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

 

Based on the poll I stated no roof, because I wanted what you indicate.  Seattle has this where not completely covered at least shielding most of the rain out there.  The same could be said for Buffalo with a new stadium, but snow.

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retractable roof

 

having to manually shovel snow out of stadium, injuries from slips, falls and thrown projectiles is a logistic and  liability nightmare

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Although i understand the roof standpoint and wouldnt be devastated, i would much rather see open.

 

Open with some roof to protect from the elements is fine.

 

I assume that if it is indoor, it will be much closer to resemble detroit/ford field than minnesota or atlanta.  Costs will be kept under control.  When you see a game or highlights from the lions, it all seems so miscellaneous.  Everything is the exact same.  You can't tell anything about time of day, time of year, weather, etc.  I don't like that and feel like all those things add so much to the flavor.  When home games are brought up, i always remember the conditions.

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9 hours ago, Doc Brown said:

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.

 

I was at that game... that seriously was the worse. 34 degree sideways rain. 

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First off .. if we were in the desert .. then yes as being in a sweat box sucks.

But football is a fall sport ... layer up.

 

Indoor Teams are typically soft teams .. please no.

  • Detroit
  • Arizona
  • Houston
  • Indy
  • Vikings
  • Saints (Exception)

Crazy NFL Playoff Betting Stat via the @ActionNetworkHQ

Teams that play their home games in a dome are 12-44 (21.4%) SU overall and 4-18 (18.2%) SU in games played in 32 degree or colder temperatures during the NFL Playoffs.

 

We drafted Josh to handle the weather in WNY ... Trust the Process

 

 

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9 hours ago, Ethan in Portland said:

Downtown permanent roof. Retractable is just too expensive.

64,500 seats.

Increase ticket prices 40%.

Improve the food and beer options. 

 

40%?     The seats will be empty.  that is too much 

way too much

 

Dunkirk Don owns land ...  He'll build enough hotels from Buffalo to Letchworth  to accommodate people 

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1 hour ago, akcash said:

 

I was at that game... that seriously was the worse. 34 degree sideways rain. 

 

It was amazing.  34 degrees and rain...

 

but in the 3rd quarter, the temperature dropped like 20 degrees in 30 seconds.

 

Hearing the waves of people screaming as their clothing froze solid is something Ill never forget.  It was like a scene in A Day After Tomorrow

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1 hour ago, ShadyBillsFan said:

40%?     The seats will be empty.  that is too much 

way too much

 

Dunkirk Don owns land ...  He'll build enough hotels from Buffalo to Letchworth  to accommodate people 

You are correct. On second thought a 10-20% increase is more reasonable 

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11 hours 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.

 

None with any frequency or significance, especially in the winter.

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9 minutes ago, Mr. WEO said:

 

None with any frequency or significance, especially in the winter.

 

True.... and not many that can't just be housed in the Arena.  

 

I say it every time, but someone needs to build an amphitheater downtown, maybe on the outer-harbor.  That would bring in more people downtown than a more-expensive football venue would

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I voted no roof because I love football in the elements, but in reality I would love to see a retractable roof.  The problem is, I would not want them to close it for football games because I think their is truth to our winter home field advantage.  I would just want them to be able to close the roof for events like concerts etc. in the winter. I know this is not really feasible, but that is my vote.

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Please don't jump on me, because I am likely late to the party and it only occurred to me just now.

 

Could the dome feasibly be used for hockey?

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2 hours ago, WideRightRevenge said:

First off .. if we were in the desert .. then yes as being in a sweat box sucks.

But football is a fall sport ... layer up.

 

Indoor Teams are typically soft teams .. please no.

  • Detroit
  • Arizona
  • Houston
  • Indy
  • Vikings
  • Saints (Exception)

Crazy NFL Playoff Betting Stat via the @ActionNetworkHQ

Teams that play their home games in a dome are 12-44 (21.4%) SU overall and 4-18 (18.2%) SU in games played in 32 degree or colder temperatures during the NFL Playoffs.

 

We drafted Josh to handle the weather in WNY ... Trust the Process

 

 

...or maybe the w-l record in the playoffs has something to do with the fact that the dome team is going on the road...and more than likely an underdog. ;)

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