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    I would love to do a poll here to see whether Pats should consider to build a dome if it is a requirement for us to hos a SB.

    I don't know how i can do poll here. If you know, please let me know. Thanks.

    I really like to see us host a SB game in Boston for a change. It's awesome to play all playoff , championship, and SB game in Boston. Don't you feel tired of going to another state to see a SB game.? Don't you feel cold and wet when you watch a game in Foxbrought during winter and rainy day.?

    With 1+ billion dollar in his hand, I'm sure that Kraft can afford it. What do you think.?
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    Re: Should Pats have its own Dome.?

    Ask Tom Brady if he would love a retractable roof put on to Gillette, did you hear his comments after the SD game. He hates playing in this crap in January. Let's cover this thing up now, we have a whole new dynamic offense built for speed. The 01 Blue Collar Pats are gone. We're a new team, Tommy needs a nice warm, weather free environment to play in like Goober 18 has had his whole career.

    Retractable roof, let's get this project started now..........
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    Re: Should Pats have its own Dome.?

    if we had a dome Brady might just throw 75 TDs in a season.

    I really see no reason why we don't. It'd be nice to have a Superbowl in Foxboro too. I'm sure they could get some master architects to fit a retractable roof onto the razor.
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    Re: Should Pats have its own dome?

    the razor is 6 yrs old. do you want to tear it down already?
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    Wow, I can't believe it's already 6 years old. Seems like only yesterday....
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    Re: Should Pats have its own dome?

    I'm sure all the season ticket holders would pay $1000 per

    ticket for a new domed stadium.
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    Re: Should Pats have its own dome?

    Who said tear down Gillette. It's called design, architect and build a retractable roof over it. Bob Kraft, it will guarantee you a SuperBowl if you do it, not to mention more offensive scoring records.
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    Re: Should Pats have its own Dome.?

    Do we have any architects on this board who can aver an opinion as to whether a retrofit, also known as an after-market alteration, is a practical alternative?
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    Re: Should Pats have its own Dome.?

    That's a great question, we have to have a few architects/design engineers floating around this board. Would a retractable roof on top of the existing Gillette structure be possible? I can't see why it wouldn't.
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    Re: Should Pats have its own dome?

    yes i want to tear it down. But if i did so myself it would take forever.

    I'm going to speak to the Union Delegates tomorrow and get the wheels in motion.
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    Re: Should Pats have its own dome?

    Retractable roof, not a dome.:D
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    Re: Should Pats have its own dome?

    Super Bowl traffic? On Route 1? :rolleyes::rofl::scared::bricks:
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    Re: Should Pats have its own dome?

    and what of it? eff 'em if they can't take a joke!:rocker:
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    I hope this thread is a joke. I hate Dome's and who cares about hosting the superbowl. Domes are for the gays....I decided.
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    So you wouldn't want Gillette to be twice as loud? You wouldn't want the possibility of hosting a Superbowl home game like the Colts might be able to? Ok.....
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    We've been undefeated @ Gillette since 06 with the crowd volume we have. And like i said who cares about hosting the superbowl, Peyton and the Colts will prolly suck by 2012 anyway. And good for Indy, god knows their city could use the revenue....:D
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    Retractable roof is the way to go and if Kraft were to do it again, I bet he would have considered putting this in when they built in given the dollars a Superbowl brings in. They may be able to do it given that one end of the stadium is open. We'll see...
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    we were undefeated on the road last year too, but a louder stadium still gives an extra edge (just ask Peyton). Having a louder home crowd can carry a mediocre team (i.e. Denver). I wasn't thinking about revenue, just about how cool it would be to have a Superbowl in Mass. I don't see a solid argument against having a retractable roof, especially when our offense would be on another planet with one (more so than they already are). The elements aren't the Pats advantage anymore either. We definitely don't need one, but it would be better if we had one.
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    No. Football was meant to be played outside.

    And if this weren't coming off a season which displayed an aerial assualt never before seen in the league, and the Pats were a smash-mouth run the ball team, who relied on defense, field position, and run blocking, I don't know if the question would even be asked.
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    I really think it would be totally not cost effective IF it were possible..but I would LOVE to hear from an architect...designer..but nmy gut says COST prohibitive.. But I LOVE the snow games and elements..
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    Yeah but we are coming off of a season like that. That's what our team is now. And that's what the NFL as a whole is now. And you could leave the roof open for games against teams that suck in the elements.
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    All stadiums should be outdoors and without domes. In fact, domes should be against NFL rules. Football in the elements is part of what makes the game worth playing and watching.

    And, while they're at it, it's time to stop just playing in the warm weather cities. If the corporate seat holders can't handle a Boston winter, let them sell their tickets to people who can. The Super Bowl should be available to every NFL city.
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    I agree that all domes/retractable roofs should be banned. But as long as there are teams with retractable roofs, they have an advantage over teams that don't. Retractable roofs aren't going to be banned though, so why not have one if you can?
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    Domes are for pussies.

    I hate the cold, but the thought of the Pats playing indoors makes me sick.

    Football should be played outside by manly men.

    Domes are for pussies.
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    First off, they will never allow a super bowl in New England. They simply do not want to risk having a blizzard come in the day of their 'big show'. So you can forget about that. Personally, I think all cities should get a chance at a s.b., but it will never happen.
    Secondly, the weather in New England is an advantage come december. Would Tommy score more with a dome? well yea, but the team wants to win games, not a scoring competition between Tom, and peyton.
    Thirdly, who's paying for this dome? Everyone is already *****ing about the ticket prices, and any additions will just raise the price more.

    Basically, my answer to the poster is, HELL NO. :D
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    They had one in Detroit and will have one in Indy, both places are susceptible to weather, but they have a roof/dome.

    How is the weather an advantage for the Pats the way the team is currently structured?
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    As a Jet fan I would laugh at the Pats it they put Roof over there stadium.:)

    Celebrate the weather!
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    Maybe it's not, but putting in a dome or retractable roof for the CURRENT team is incredibly short-sighted. It is a business decision that has to do with alot more than just wins and losses. That being said, how well did the Pats play in domes last year? Not too well, I think. Barely won in Indy, and then there was that other game in February.

    I think the elements are an advantage for the home team because they get a chance to live, breathe, and practice in them any time they like. It's easy for any team to replicate a dome setting in practice by using a bubble. Not so easy to replicate a nor'easter.
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    how is it an advantage? warm weather teams have trouble playing us in december. snow, and high winds make it hard for teams to pass on us. I'll give ya the detroit one, but thats because they have a new stadium, not just because of their dome. same with indy. If the nfl could, they would play all games in the deep south. Theyve been worried about weather issues ever since the atlanta ice storm. god forbid weather should mess with their 'big game'. I'd much rather see a snowy s.b., than another perfect weather dome game. As for the way we're structured? I think you'll see a little more running than the pass happy offense we saw last year. Besides, i really don't see us paying for a roof, just to help out tommy, and randy. They do just fine with what they have.
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    Perfectly said...I LOATHE domes...LOATHE THEM.
    Besides, the aerial attack couldn't do that much in the very last game they played in a stadium with the roof closed now could it? Rain is worse for passing than snow anyway I would think.
    Did I mention that domes are teh suck? :D
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