Originally Posted by PatK
From what I remember, people wanted a state of the art "modern" facility. And that's what they got. The trend in stadium building at that time (not just MLB) was to have as modern of a looking place as possible.
It wasn't until Camden Yards opened that people realized that you could still have the look of an old school park with all of the modern amenities.
And then the crapping of New Comiskey began
Which was one year after Comiskey opened. In Richard Roeper's book "Sox and the City" he quoted the Tribune's Architecture Critic who even said that as soon as Camden Yards opened up in 1992 New Comiskey would be considered obsolete.