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Old 04-15-2008, 02:17 AM
grv1974 grv1974 is offline
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Default I know the renovations at U.S. Cellular Field are probably done, but...

Would anybody else out there like to see the glass on the outside of the park be changed to dark green? I'm not in construction, so I don't know how expensive this would be, but is there a way they could just put some sort of film over the blue windows to make them appear green? (So that they wouldn't have to completely replace the current windows.)

I think this would be a final nice touch to the park. Plus, I hate any remaining smurf-blue (even if it is on the outside).
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Old 04-15-2008, 08:57 AM
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Not a bad idea. Inside the park there's alot of unpainted, grey metal railings (in the bleachers, by the bullpens, etc.) all around the park that I've never understood. Not a big deal...but it looks like an unfinished construction project. I can't understand why that would be intentional...it's not like to would cost alot of money.
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:28 AM
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Not a bad idea. Inside the park there's alot of unpainted, grey metal railings (in the bleachers, by the bullpens, etc.) all around the park that I've never understood. Not a big deal...but it looks like an unfinished construction project. I can't understand why that would be intentional...it's not like to would cost alot of money.
I agree. Maybe paint them yellow similar to old Comiskey. Or at least a nicer green or gray. Add some brick to the exposed concrete as well - similar to the work done on the main concourse.

We're not talking a lot of money here, just small maintenance items.

As to the windows, I agree that green would look better, however I imagine that renovation would be pretty costly.
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:35 AM
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Maybe a few throw pillows?
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:07 AM
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Maybe a few throw pillows?
A television news reporter perhaps? The home run porch would be awesome as well. I would also like them to enclose the outfield, not with seats necessarily, just a wall of sorts with arched windows as more of an homage to the old park.
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:25 AM
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I don't think i'd change the scoreboard. It's a simple one, becuase there's a lot of things in that area to keep your attention, between the billboards and the other scoreboards in the area. At a park like the Cell, the scoreboard shouldn't be the main and only focus. If we changed it we'd turn into every other baseball stadium that has a central scoreboard in LF and nothing else. US Cellular Field is the most unique looking stadium in baseball, i'd like to keep it like that.
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Old 04-16-2008, 06:52 AM
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A television news reporter perhaps? The home run porch would be awesome as well. I would also like them to enclose the outfield, not with seats necessarily, just a wall of sorts with arched windows as more of an homage to the old park.
And while we are on it, they should whitewash the entire exterior. Then Comskey Park would be even closer to returning!
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Old 04-16-2008, 09:57 PM
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I agree. Maybe paint them yellow similar to old Comiskey. Or at least a nicer green or gray. Add some brick to the exposed concrete as well - similar to the work done on the main concourse.
I like the yellow as an homage to Old Comiskey. I still have some flakes of paint (probably lead based) that I chipped off a railing at one of the last games I attended. Also have a sliver of concrete that came off of a step. That place was literally falling apart.
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:09 AM
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New scoreboard.
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:16 AM
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New scoreboard.
I agree. We have a tradition of scoreboard awesome-ness. The one we have now is a sub-par at best.
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:23 AM
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I'd also like to see more detail on the out of town score board, not just which team is up and the score.
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Old 04-15-2008, 10:23 AM
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I'd also like to see more detail on the out of town score board, not just which team is up and the score.
Or at least an out of town score board that is up to date. It seems to take forever for updated scores to be posted. I think Wrigley updates their scores quicker and their technology is from the early part of the last century.
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Old 10-07-2008, 03:27 PM
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I think they should cover the outfield walls in ivy and tear down DiamondVision and replace it with a manual scoreboard. Sprinkle in falling concrete for effect.
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:19 PM
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I'd like to see all the grey concrete painted green to match the new seats. As far as a new scoreboard goes, I'm for that too. I loved the old pinwheels at the old park and the awesome way it lit up. The pinwheels on the present board are just boring lights in sequence. Bill Veeck wanted it to look like an old pinball machine. We gotta keep those fireworks rolling though.
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Old 04-15-2008, 09:52 AM
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New scoreboard.
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I agree. We have a tradition of scoreboard awesome-ness. The one we have now is a sub-par at best.
I completely agree with this.
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