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What’s off to me is how underwhelming this rendering release is as far as views and details. Two pictures after all this time and all the hype?? Horrible horrible marketing. Instead of pumping up the fans with excitement, many of us are left with more questions. Honestly these pictures aren’t too different than the generic ones they released when Populous was announced. Why not wait til you have more to release like interior, suites, overhead, and 360 degree interactive views. I’m still confident the stadium is going to be fantastic (a little worried about the canopy) but just can’t believe they blew the rendering release this badly. 

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Has Populous been contracted and funded for the entire design?

 

I would think so.

 

It could be they just can’t nail down the details until there is a firm authorization for a construction budget. The construction funding uncertainty could be why they aren’t releasing fuller details, in case something needs to change relative to the funding amount. 

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The more I look at the photos, the more I realize that I like the inside more than the outside.

 

As I kept staring at the outside, I don’t get that special pre-game feeling. I always loved tailgating while being able to look at the stadium, see the upper deck as people fill in (from the parking lot), hear all the sounds, and almost be part of the inside action even when still outside.

 

This feels very closed and dark (don’t love the brick facade either).

 

I do like the inside though.

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3 minutes ago, LeGOATski said:

How is that relevant? I never said they wanted to move.

My bad I thought you were saying like many that if the pegs didn’t get their way they would leave. 

 

They get a brand new stadium but that would be factored in to the relo cost. 
 

To move from Buffalo to anywhere would be very costly for them, it’s very relevant. 

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1 hour ago, ColoradoBills said:

 

A 100 years ago that was the way Buffalo did things.  Circumstances have changed since then.

32 NFL teams and Buffalo Metro area is 50th in the US.

 

The stadium is proportional for its city's size to the larger venues.

 

 

49th now according to this list.  Green Bay comes in at 158th.  

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I also find it interesting that it’s not symmetrical.

 

The left side of the 100 level has a gradual slope, while the right side has a fairly steep slope. The 200 level on the left is shaped a bit differently and the 300 level on the left has a wall behind it, while the right side doesn’t.

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21 minutes ago, ColoradoBills said:

 

Green Bay is owned by the community.  No way can that happen again.

 

Went to a game there a few years ago, and it’s funny how that was worded. Not only are they owned by the community, but they sit right in the middle of the community!  Nice, well kept middle class homes. Like an alien mega ship landed in Cheektowaga. 

 

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22 minutes ago, Jukester said:

What’s off to me is how underwhelming this rendering release is as far as views and details. Two pictures after all this time and all the hype?? Horrible horrible marketing. Instead of pumping up the fans with excitement, many of us are left with more questions. Honestly these pictures aren’t too different than the generic ones they released when Populous was announced. Why not wait til you have more to release like interior, suites, overhead, and 360 degree interactive views. I’m still confident the stadium is going to be fantastic (a little worried about the canopy) but just can’t believe they blew the rendering release this badly. 

I think it's actually good marketing.  The plans are not 100% final - I believe that was stated right up front.  Folks have been waiting with anticipation for awhile, so letting out a couple of renderings starts to give folks a sense that it is a real thing.  As I've looked thru the comments I get the feeling that MOST (not all) of the folks on THIS message board in fact like it.  Of course folks have questions - that goes with the territory.  After being in marketing for over 30 years, I think it was smart to give out a little taste now instead of letting out ALL the full details (that you may want), when in all likelhood, a lot of those details aren't even complete yet.  Have patience my friend - we'll all get what we want in the end.

Personally, I think the direction they went is spot on.  Hope they keep the 3 large buffalo out front - awesome touch and that should become an iconic scene evetnually....

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6 minutes ago, CountDorkula said:

My bad I thought you were saying like many that if the pegs didn’t get their way they would leave. 

 

They get a brand new stadium but that would be factored in to the relo cost. 
 

To move from Buffalo to anywhere would be very costly for them, it’s very relevant. 

There's no way they would move. Outside of the cost, they're just loyal to Buffalo.

 

They're being responsible with their money and the public's money. Obviously paying a billion just to move wouldn't be responsible.

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2 hours ago, SoCal Deek said:

Virgil, it’s yet another reason why releasing a single static view isn’t a good idea. People are being forced to make judgements based on that one rendering. You’ll notice that I’ve refrained. In an age of too much information the Bills have unfortunately blundered into providing way, way too little. I’m hoping they fill in the public….and fast! 


I agree, but I don’t think I’m wrong.  You can see the opening on the corner endzones from the outside rendering too.  I understand the concept of having walk-in standing room, but not at the expense of more fans in seats 

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6 minutes ago, Einstein said:

I also find it interesting that it’s not symmetrical.

 

The left side of the 100 level has a gradual slope, while the right side has a fairly steep slope. The 200 level on the left is shaped a bit differently and the 300 level on the left has a wall behind it, while the right side doesn’t.

They're the same slope, it's just the perspective.

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2 minutes ago, Just Jack said:

 

I know, I just found it interesting how far down the list they would be, when you look at the other NFL team cities rankings.  

 

What the GB situation has always shown me is how lucrative an NFL franchise is.  They can finance their own stadiums with profits and

franchise appreciation.  Owners typically pocket that.  NFL allowed them to do it as a "grandfather" type deal.

 

 

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30 minutes ago, Jukester said:

What’s off to me is how underwhelming this rendering release is as far as views and details. Two pictures after all this time and all the hype?? Horrible horrible marketing. Instead of pumping up the fans with excitement, many of us are left with more questions. Honestly these pictures aren’t too different than the generic ones they released when Populous was announced. Why not wait til you have more to release like interior, suites, overhead, and 360 degree interactive views. I’m still confident the stadium is going to be fantastic (a little worried about the canopy) but just can’t believe they blew the rendering release this badly. 

Felt the same way.

 

Long wait, for 2 nondescript pictures. It's on par with what I expected, though.  They have an awesome on field product, but the Bills business side of things has always been acluster you know what, IMO.

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2 minutes ago, ColoradoBills said:

 

What the GB situation has always shown me is how lucrative an NFL franchise is.  They can finance their own stadiums with profits and

franchise appreciation.  Owners typically pocket that.  NFL allowed them to do it as a "grandfather" type deal.

 

 

 

It’s certainly unique. The cost of entry now is beyond astronomical, obviously, but I kind of like having a little different formula for one city.  They have more “charm” than Jerry Jones at the other extreme. 

 

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