Originally Posted by Brian26
The stadium concept for the White Sox in the South Loop in the mid 80s would have been a White Elephant within a decade. It would have been the Pontiac Silverdome of baseball stadiums. The idea of "Camden Yards in Chicago" didn't exist in the early-to-mid 80s. The stadium on the table in the mid 80s was some fugly dual-purpose domed stadium to be shared by the Sox and the Bears. So, yes, the perception would have been different...probably for the worse.
The only thing that would have been good about that stadium would have been its location, but even New Comiskey became a sort of white elephant (at least in terms of design) within a year when Camden Yards opened. HOK Design originally offered to make a sort of remake of Old Comiskey for the White Sox with more modern amenities but JR shot that idea down of being too expensive. It's just another case of the White Sox being penny wise but pound foolish.