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    it would be great if these stadiums could be built with a plan to make renovating them easier in the future vs. tearing down & building another one completely.

    30 years for $570m (1.02b today). not the greatest return on investment me thinks.

    Skydome current location is such a huge tourist draw (Next to CN Tower) that no matter how logistical the nightmare for fans to get to it 3-4 times a week. There's enough people visiting the downtown core that it would be foolish to move it too far away. Would love to see a number on tourists as a % of attendance over the regular season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lucafen4 View Post
    it would be great if these stadiums could be built with a plan to make renovating them easier in the future vs. tearing down & building another one completely.

    30 years for $570m (1.02b today). not the greatest return on investment me thinks.

    Skydome current location is such a huge tourist draw (Next to CN Tower) that no matter how logistical the nightmare for fans to get to it 3-4 times a week. There's enough people visiting the downtown core that it would be foolish to move it too far away. Would love to see a number on tourists as a % of attendance over the regular season.
    I wouldn't even say that 570mill is the issue. It's the money they spent like 2-3yrs ago to turn the infield into natural grass/dirt that sucks more. Throwing money into a reno to just demolish it few yrs later is a waste.
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    Default Re: Jays looking at building a new ball park?

    Quote Originally Posted by lucafen4 View Post
    it would be great if these stadiums could be built with a plan to make renovating them easier in the future vs. tearing down & building another one completely.

    30 years for $570m (1.02b today). not the greatest return on investment me thinks.

    Skydome current location is such a huge tourist draw (Next to CN Tower) that no matter how logistical the nightmare for fans to get to it 3-4 times a week. There's enough people visiting the downtown core that it would be foolish to move it too far away. Would love to see a number on tourists as a % of attendance over the regular season.
    Agreed. Building them with future reno's in mind is a good idea. I don't get to too many games but I like it where it is. It's a great atmosphere. Also, it should have a retractable roof. It has to suck to be stuck in a 3 hr rain delay or getting there only to find out the game is rained out. I'm also one for comfort when watching. No fun sitting there freezing your butt off.

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