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    Would be cool if GABP would have this

    I just saw this advertised on Sports Time Ohio and thought it was a awesome idea for generating money in the winter. I hope sometime the Reds copy this idea Check it out!

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    Re: Would be cool if GABP would have this

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    Re: Would be cool if GABP would have this

    It'd be cool if GABP didn't look so cheap, was located at The Banks, and gave you views of the city.
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    Re: Would be cool if GABP would have this

    Quote Originally Posted by Redhook View Post
    It'd be cool if GABP didn't look so cheap, was located at The Banks, and gave you views of the city.
    But it is at The Banks, or at least immediately across the street from it. Did you mean Broadway Commons? Broadway Commons wouldn't have offered views of the city either. Mt. Adams, yes. Downtown, no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    But it is at The Banks, or at least immediately across the street from it. Did you mean Broadway Commons? Broadway Commons wouldn't have offered views of the city either. Mt. Adams, yes. Downtown, no.
    I goofed up. I did mean Broadway Commons.

    I don't find GABP special at all. It's a decent ballpark. It's a nice place to watch a game. But, I don't think there's much of a wow factor. I believe it could've been made better.

    And, I still believe it looks cheap. Very cheap actually. I just can't stand the white poles they used. Or the stupid smoke stacks. Comparing GABP to Busch, PNC, Camden Yards, etc. it just doesn't stand up to them on appearance. They look sharp and classy while GABP doesn't. I know my view on the park isn't popular, but I stand by it. It's just an average stadium.
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    Re: Would be cool if GABP would have this

    Quote Originally Posted by Redhook View Post
    I goofed up. I did mean Broadway Commons.

    I don't find GABP special at all. It's a decent ballpark. It's a nice place to watch a game. But, I don't think there's much of a wow factor. I believe it could've been made better.

    And, I still believe it looks cheap. Very cheap actually. I just can't stand the white poles they used. Or the stupid smoke stacks. Comparing GABP to Busch, PNC, Camden Yards, etc. it just doesn't stand up to them on appearance. They look sharp and classy while GABP doesn't. I know my view on the park isn't popular, but I stand by it. It's just an average stadium.
    I think they obviously made some design decisions based on budget that didn't favor the aesthetic, but changes can be made over time to dress it up if they want. It's got good "bones".
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    Re: Would be cool if GABP would have this

    The problem is once you go to other ballparks you realize how skimpy GABP is in comparison.

    I like GABP honestly. Just don't think it's anywhere close to as good as PNC, Safeco, or Camden.
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    Re: Would be cool if GABP would have this

    Quote Originally Posted by Redhook View Post
    I goofed up. I did mean Broadway Commons.

    I don't find GABP special at all. It's a decent ballpark. It's a nice place to watch a game. But, I don't think there's much of a wow factor. I believe it could've been made better.

    And, I still believe it looks cheap. Very cheap actually. I just can't stand the white poles they used. Or the stupid smoke stacks. Comparing GABP to Busch, PNC, Camden Yards, etc. it just doesn't stand up to them on appearance. They look sharp and classy while GABP doesn't. I know my view on the park isn't popular, but I stand by it. It's just an average stadium.
    I agree with this. It's a nice park, but nothing special at all. They had an opportunity, but had the likes of John Allen in charge at the time.

    If people want to see what "could" have been done, they need to get to the new Target Field in Minneapolis. That place is special.

    And it can't face downtown only if you take the location as a given. That's the problem I had. It should have gone somewhere else.
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    Re: Would be cool if GABP would have this

    Quote Originally Posted by Redhook View Post
    It'd be cool if GABP didn't look so cheap, was located at The Banks, and gave you views of the city.
    I never understood this sentiment. I have only visited the GABP twice, but I was thoroughly impressed each time. It's a gorgeous ballpark with a beautiful view of the river. Have you ever been to the new Busch stadium? Beautiful view cars whizzing down a decrepit portion of I-70.
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    Re: Would be cool if GABP would have this

    Quote Originally Posted by Redhook View Post
    It'd be cool if GABP didn't look so cheap, was located at The Banks, and gave you views of the city.
    I have only been there once but I thought the GABP was a good place to watch a game. It may not have all the fancy accouterments that are associated with some of the newer ball parks such as Safeco in Seattle, but at least in comparison to Safeco, I thought the GABP's sitelines were far superior.
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    Re: Would be cool if GABP would have this

    GABP can't face the city.

    I don't think ballparks are allowed to face the western horizon, or something along those lines.....

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    Re: Would be cool if GABP would have this

    I want this at GABP. Maybe it would make me despise winter a little less.
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    Re: Would be cool if GABP would have this

    Quote Originally Posted by mlh1981 View Post
    GABP can't face the city.

    I don't think ballparks are allowed to face the western horizon, or something along those lines.....
    The most direct view of the city would have required it to face to the northwest, and that probably wouldn't be acceptable. The field in Houston comes close, though...

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    Re: Would be cool if GABP would have this

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    I have only been there once but I thought the GABP was a good place to watch a game. It may not have all the fancy accouterments that are associated with some of the newer ball parks such as Safeco in Seattle, but at least in comparison to Safeco, I thought the GABP's sitelines were far superior.
    I didn't fully appreciate GABP until I caught a night game at Turner. Turner Field is a nice facility, but a horrible place to watch a ballgame. It has bad sight lines with lights that are too low so you lose the ball in the lights.

    If you go to GABP to watch a ballgame, it provides a near-perfect experience and I've yet to find a bad seat.
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    Re: Would be cool if GABP would have this

    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered View Post
    I didn't fully appreciate GABP until I caught a night game at Turner. Turner Field is a nice facility, but a horrible place to watch a ballgame. It has bad sight lines with lights that are too low so you lose the ball in the lights.

    If you go to GABP to watch a ballgame, it provides a near-perfect experience and I've yet to find a bad seat.
    Depends on where you sit. I have a soft spot for Turner (and old Fulton County) as I've spent so much time there since I used to live about 3 miles from there.
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