Originally Posted by tebman
Yeah, that was a bad idea.
I couldn't find a picture of it, but the city also proposed a convertible football/baseball stadium
as an alternative. I remember Harold Washington at a press conference showing off a model. It had sliding grandstand sections that would reconfigure depending on whether baseball or football was going to be played. Maybe it was a variation on the domed monstrosity in the picture.
We're lucky that none of those ideas were ever built. We'd be counting the days to see it replaced.
Kansas City had a similar proposition recently when the Chiefs and Royals were renovating their stadiums, to have a shared roof between the two (they sit next to one another). They gave up on the idea because it was way too expensive, IIRC.