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    Ok. watched the hole thing and here are my comments:

    1) WTF are they bothering with a retractable roof and ends that open? You know Manning and Vinatieri will be whining to shut them before game time each week.

    2) The 4 Jumbotrons in the corners are unique, but a waste, personally.

    3) The Colts are going to have to really pipe in the noise with this place because the accoustics are going to stink.

    4) I'm not sure how warm the place will be with all that GLASS and the seams for the retractable roof.

    5) The place looks like a train yard from the distance.

    6) The parking looks like its going to be a nightmare to get out after games.
     
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    The thing is a glorified barn. At least Indy fans will feel at home.
     
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    they should just nut up and play in an outdoor stadium...the way football was meant to be played.
     
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    Looks a lot like Reliant Stadium with the addition of the open air ends.
     
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    Ohhhhhh no, no way! How dare those decision makers even contemplate building an outdoor stadium... you know those outdoor stadiums are open to the elements of nature and God forbid those diehard multi-millionaire season ticket holders get snowed or (gasp) rained on! Thankfully the front offices of both the NFL and MLB are basically forcing owners to put those beautiful retractable roofs on their new stadiums. :rolleyes:
     
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    Here's the thread I got this from:

    http://www2.indystar.com/forums/showthread.php?t=146107

    And some of the responses to the indoor/outdoor notion:

     
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    Wow you guys are negative.

    I think the place looks good. The retractable roof allows them to have outdoor games and yet protects their ability to still host Superbowls. Not to mention getting U2 to play there in February. It gets colder up there than it does in NE - I don't blame them for having a part time roof.

    And the parking lot looks like a nice place to have a tailgate party.

    Good for them.
     
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    Give me a break. That roof and the barn doors at the end will never be open in weather under 70's outside. Manning is too much of a wimp.
     
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    Why so much hate? I love Manning. He always chokes in the big games against the Pats (or anyone else apparently). He's been tremendous fun to have around these last several years.

    As for the stadium. It looks good. The Colts aren't allowed to have a nice stadium? It's not like they'll ever have more revenue than the Pats. What's to worry about? Seriously, why are people being so snarky?

    A retractible roof was a good decision for them. They can close it late in the season against experienced cold weather teams or keep it open against the soft southern teams. And it bears repeating - they can now still host a Super Bowl.

    But best of all. More revenue for them means less revenue the Pats have to kick in to keep them afloat. More money for signing bonuses.

    I live near Philly these days and while I have no fondness for the local teams here I do have to admit the football and baseball stadiums look nice. Which is good because someday I'd like to see the Sox/Pats play there and when I do I want it to be fun. Perhaps someday I'll be able to see a Colts/Pats game in Indy and I'd rather it be in this new stadium than an ugly dome.
     
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    #75 Jersey

    quit being a wuss
     
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    kiss my @ss
     

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