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Old 08-21-2017, 02:55 PM
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The City of Chicago (with a Cub fan as Mayor) told Ricketts that he was on his own for the $500,000,000 rebuild of Wrigley.

If they said no to the Cubs, why would anyone expect them to says yes to the Sox?
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Old 08-21-2017, 05:06 PM
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If the Sox get a new stadium, I'd be willing to put it at 50/50 odds that it's built either at 35th and Shields (old Comiskey site) or somewhere near the UC. What's happened in the West Loop over the past five years is absolutely remarkable. The new Morgan Green Line stop was well planned. There's a new Damen stop in the works also. Actually, this could probably never happen, but if you look at the footprint of Union Park, it would the ideal place for a new stadium. You could take the Green or Pink lines out there, use the UC parking lots a few blocks away, still near the Eisenhower, or walk back downtown on Randolph, and you'd get a great view of the Chicago skyline. That general area though would be great.
Man, never thought about that area but sign me up. Union Park would be perfect.
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Old 08-21-2017, 05:24 PM
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If structurally feasible, Northerly Island
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Old 08-21-2017, 05:29 PM
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Sorry, bad location. No close public transportation, hardly any parking, based on a home plate facing northeast there would be hardly any views of the Chicago skyline except maybe in an upper deck down the right field line. Right now the only road getting there is the street that goes to the Planeterium, traffic would be a nightmare unless the Soldier Field lots were used which would bring some long walks into play.
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Old 08-21-2017, 10:24 PM
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Sorry, bad location. No close public transportation, hardly any parking, based on a home plate facing northeast there would be hardly any views of the Chicago skyline except maybe in an upper deck down the right field line. Right now the only road getting there is the street that goes to the Planeterium, traffic would be a nightmare unless the Soldier Field lots were used which would bring some long walks into play.
I have to agree. It would make Soldier Field seem like a cakewalk to get in and out of on gameday.
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Old 08-22-2017, 04:50 PM
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I have to agree. It would make Soldier Field seem like a cakewalk to get in and out of on gameday.
Kittle is right. Worse than Soldier Field on a good day. What happens if the Bears and Sox are playing at home at the same time? You know, the Bears have a Sunday Night game which was scheduled long before the MLB season gets underway and the Sox make the post season and the MLB post season schedule (which is created before the season) has the Sox playing at 7:10 p.m. while the Bears start at 7:30?

Chaos.
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Old 08-22-2017, 06:11 PM
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Kittle is right. Worse than Soldier Field on a good day. What happens if the Bears and Sox are playing at home at the same time? You know, the Bears have a Sunday Night game which was scheduled long before the MLB season gets underway and the Sox make the post season and the MLB post season schedule (which is created before the season) has the Sox playing at 7:10 p.m. while the Bears start at 7:30?

Chaos.
I think part of being structurally feasible meant added parking and new traffic patter in and out.

No doubt that would be the "coolest" location, but it's never going to happen.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:13 PM
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Sorry, bad location. No close public transportation, hardly any parking, based on a home plate facing northeast there would be hardly any views of the Chicago skyline except maybe in an upper deck down the right field line. Right now the only road getting there is the street that goes to the Planeterium, traffic would be a nightmare unless the Soldier Field lots were used which would bring some long walks into play.
I also have to wonder how cold it would be watching a game at that location in April or May with the wind blowing off the lake.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:17 PM
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I also have to wonder how cold it would be watching a game at that location in April or May with the wind blowing off the lake.
Damn cold.
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Old 08-22-2017, 10:04 PM
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I think part of being structurally feasible meant added parking and new traffic patter in and out.

No doubt that would be the "coolest" location, but it's never going to happen.
Correct. Only that one narrow causeway in or out, from a safety view point alone you just can't do it -- you can't get everyone off Northerly Island fast enough in a crisis. You'd have to landfill some of the harbor areas, and that just ain't going to happen. Dreamy planners have wished they could plunk the various Fests, Lolla etc. out there, thus sparing Grant Park's turf, etc. from the annual trash and replace cycle. But the concert venue, nature/camping venue, less crowded/lower frequency uses, can and do work.
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:22 PM
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If a another stadium will be publicly built, it will be with a retractable dome. 81 dates a year makes absolutely no sense.

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Old 08-22-2017, 11:31 PM
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If a another stadium will be publicly built, it will be with a retractable dome. 82 dates a year makes absolutely no sense.
Thing is, most (all?) retractable domes baseball parks built are still pretty overwhelmingly just used for baseball. Other sports aren't really going to want to play in a stadium that clearly wasn't designed for them, you don't have a lot of big stadium type concerts in the winter, so I'm not totally sure what problem that would really solve?
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:47 PM
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Thing is, most (all?) retractable domes baseball parks built are still pretty overwhelmingly just used for baseball. Other sports aren't really going to want to play in a stadium that clearly wasn't designed for them, you don't have a lot of big stadium type concerts in the winter, so I'm not totally sure what problem that would really solve?

Im thinking concerts and conventions. Only 81 days during the season are used. plenty of open dates.
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Old 08-29-2017, 11:04 AM
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This site isn't very far from the current one but....

what about the site bounded by 23rd on the north, State Street on the east, I55 on the south, and the Red Line tracks on the west. Basically across the red line from Chinatown. It's close to the McCormick center and hotels. Have the stadium face north.

shot in the dark since I haven't been there in years....
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Old 08-30-2017, 12:19 AM
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