Originally Posted by REDREAD
Yep, I agree that overall it's in good shape.
Still, if a lot of the floors are worn out after 11 years, maybe they didn't use the greatest materials to begin with?
I understand, this is a commerical setting, but still.. 81 games/year X 11 years .. that means the floors have about 2.5 years of "real life" on them.
Sure, maybe some parts of the GAB are used on other days, but it seems that they didn't exactly get top of the line stuff.
Now you are right, some of it is probably normal maintenance.
How long do things last in your house? Do you have 20K people going through it 81 times a year? Do you ever spruce it up when the relatives are coming over? Are you going to hold an event there in a couple of years that is going to be on national TV for everyone to see?
As for not using the top of the line stuff, let's say they didn't. They were damned if they did and damned if they didn't. If they used the top of the line stuff, it would have made the cost of the stadium more expensive. So, to give the taxpayers a break, they get some stuff that is not top of the line. Now they have to replace it and that's going to cost some more money. John Allen and Carl Lindner are gone. Let it go.