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Old 07-31-2017, 05:08 PM
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Default New Sox stadium location...

Sorry, there is no official talk about this, but thought it would be interesting to gauge your thoughts. If they ever think about rebuilding (and with young stadiums going bye-bye...who knows), where would you like it to be located?

For me - and I know many others here - I'm keen on the south Loop area. Plenty of good parcels to choose from, with excellent transit access. Even better, close proximity to before and after-game destinations. Would also be surreal to have the Sears (always) Tower loom above it in the outfield - would make the view at PNC in Pitt tiny in comparison.

Would you be happy just to rebuild in Bridgeport - or where else?
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Old 07-31-2017, 05:12 PM
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With over a decade under the current lease, its impossible to know what will be a desirable location at that time.
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Old 07-31-2017, 05:21 PM
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The city and state are broke, who would pay for a new stadium?
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Old 07-31-2017, 05:21 PM
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I've said it before, I'll say it again. Best move for all concerned would be a swap with the Bears. Sox park is perfectly located/set up for football. Next to the highway, lots of parking around for tailgating, etc, convenient train, and the adjacent land isn't highly valuable for parkland/lakefront (so can be left for parking/tailgating).

Meanwhile, Soldier can be reconfigured for use as a baseball stadium with some parking left but some reclaimed for lakefront park. You can have city views n the background, or if the sunset in batters eyes is a concern, a fantastic lake view. Summer nights people walk over from downtown, and then there's the south loop bar/restaurant scene.
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Old 07-31-2017, 05:23 PM
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Interesting idea. For me, the perfect location would be either by McCormack place or if we're dreaming, add on a peninsula at north end of grant park. I always said the 2 biggest mistakes in building this stadium was:
1. Not rotating the stadium 90 degrees counterclockwise for a view of the city
2. Blue seats (fixed)
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Old 07-31-2017, 05:25 PM
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Meanwhile, Soldier can be reconfigured for use as a baseball stadium with some parking left but some reclaimed for lakefront park. You can have city views n the background, or if the sunset in batters eyes is a concern, a fantastic lake view. Summer nights people walk over from downtown, and then there's the south loop bar/restaurant scene.
No it can't be.

Plus- just from my experience of attending concerts or Bears games- access to/from Soldier Field is horrible.
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Old 07-31-2017, 05:27 PM
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Interesting idea. For me, the perfect location would be either by McCormack place or if we're dreaming, add on a peninsula at north end of grant park. I always said the 2 biggest mistakes in building this stadium was:
1. Not rotating the stadium 90 degrees counterclockwise for a view of the city
2. Blue seats (fixed)
#3. Building one too many levels of luxury suites (so many sit empty) which caused the upper deck to be too high.
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Old 07-31-2017, 05:29 PM
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Old 07-31-2017, 05:31 PM
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Old 07-31-2017, 05:36 PM
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:02 PM
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Default The New Chicago White Sox Stadium

I hope I live long enough to see the next White Sox stadium at one of the following locations.
1) The South Loop, at Roosevelt + Clark.
2) Somewhere within walking distance of the United Center.
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:19 PM
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Forget Soldier Field.

The day it re-opened it immediately became the worst stadium in the NFL.
I don't understand how the south loop would be more accessible than where the park is now. It's right off a litany of Dan Ryan exits, and has a red line stop. I understand plowing through Chicago traffic is a pain, but it is what it is. Putting a park in the south loop would be worse. You'd still have traffic getting to the stadium, and then diverted to side streets.

If traffic is the issue, then the park would have to be placed outside of the city, and I doubt that would ever happen.
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:40 PM
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Northerly Island.
Although I think they'd have to fill the lake in for parking.

Grant Park (that'd be cool, but will never happen).

Or better yet, tear down Soldier Field (since they ruined it) and build an MLB/NFL complex.
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:46 PM
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I don't think there's that much land left in the South Loop where they could build a stadium, is there?

Having said that, I think right across the street where Old Comiskey was would be a good site. Maybe they could even make the new park more like Old Comiskey and less like Dodger Stadium.
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Old 07-31-2017, 08:56 PM
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