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    I am certainly not saying we should be competing with them on facilities, it's just interesting the $$ being spent on that 100 million doesn't really go very far in the arms race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THEsocalledfan View Post
    I think something all can agree on is we want to see something done, even if it is a renovation of the Dome. Crazy how everything with that facility is done at a snails pace. Here's an idea, if they have not made a civic decision, don't let that prevent you from dealing with your own issues that need fixing. Maybe, it will kick others in the butt to do their job!
    Quote Originally Posted by imabison View Post
    Are you serious, snails pace? Have you ever seen a city operation move at anything faster than a snails pace? Unless of course its them wanting payment on taxes or tickets
    The dome has made some progress. Tailgating lot. Done. Turf. Done. Lights. Done. Video boards. Done. New TVs in concourse. Done. Upgraded handicap corners. Done.

    The dome does things at a steady pace. Now that most of the general upgrades have been done, they can shift their focus to seats.

    Gotta remember, the city has been dealing with flood protection so that is part of the problem.

    If I had to predict, I think they will do the following, all in phases.

    1) remove press box and add seats at the north end
    2) small addition on the south end with extra space and q corner suite
    3) Big addition to the west side with suites

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    Quote Originally Posted by HerdBot View Post
    The dome has made some progress. Tailgating lot. Done. Turf. Done. Lights. Done. Video boards. Done. New TVs in concourse. Done. Upgraded handicap corners. Done.

    The dome does things at a steady pace. Now that most of the general upgrades have been done, they can shift their focus to seats.

    Gotta remember, the city has been dealing with flood protection so that is part of the problem.

    If I had to predict, I think they will do the following, all in phases.

    1) remove press box and add seats at the north end
    2) small addition on the south end with extra space and q corner suite
    3) Big addition to the west side with suites
    Steady well-considered progress is the reason the Dome has managed to operate in the black all these years. No need to rush into the next project, so long as it's still a top facility I'm fine with them taking their time to do it right. Provided they are continually working on plans, which they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bisonp View Post
    Steady well-considered progress is the reason the Dome has managed to operate in the black all these years. No need to rush into the next project, so long as it's still a top facility I'm fine with them taking their time to do it right. Provided they are continually working on plans, which they are.
    When you got 40 million in the bank, you can pay straight cash homey for these upgrades just off of the interest like a gangster.

    The domes surplus fund was 34 million in 2013. It was 40 million in 2015. Now it's back down to 32 million and we've done a ton of upgrades, most notably the insane video boards

    The building looks great, has a big surplus, and actually makes a profit which is rare for buildings like this. The Alerus has to beg for money from the city to fund deficits. That is great management

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    Quote Originally Posted by HerdBot View Post
    The dome has made some progress. Tailgating lot. Done. Turf. Done. Lights. Done. Video boards. Done. New TVs in concourse. Done. Upgraded handicap corners. Done.

    The dome does things at a steady pace. Now that most of the general upgrades have been done, they can shift their focus to seats.

    Gotta remember, the city has been dealing with flood protection so that is part of the problem.

    If I had to predict, I think they will do the following, all in phases.

    1) remove press box and add seats at the north end
    2) small addition on the south end with extra space and q corner suite
    3) Big addition to the west side with suites
    I know that the East side lobby wasn't made to handle another level but surely there has to be a way to do something similar to what has been proposed on the west side without a complete tear down. Could all of the items you listed plus a matching east side get us to 25k?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBison View Post
    I know that the East side lobby wasn't made to handle another level but surely there has to be a way to do something similar to what has been proposed on the west side without a complete tear down. Could all of the items you listed plus a matching east side get us to 25k?
    25k is probably pushing it but with some creativity they could squeeze some seats. At one time they talked about a southern addition with a restaurant/bar up top overlooking the field. The plans they originally talked about (press box removal, west addition, NE corner 300) added 1200. Adding 1200 would put us at what 20,100? (18,900+1200) Then try to do something with the south end, south west, or south east plus maybe party decks? Those SW/SE corners with the same addition as the proposed NE corner coupe add 600 (300 ea) so that's what, 20,700? Throw in some party decks in the corners and maybe 21,500k? Plus standing room. 22k?

    But I'm wondering if the video boards would black the view for a straight south addition. I know they cant fo anything on the north end because of the loadingdock/garage. And like you said the east is a mess

    North press box removal (300)
    West side addition (600)
    South side addition (old proposal)
    NE Corner (300 but included in the 1200 total) would cost 3.5 million and add suites and bathrooms.
    Corner sky boxes
    Rob Sobolik once mentioned "party decks"

    Notice the southern end of the dome on this image
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    That south addition included a basketball arena, no? lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by EndZoneQB View Post
    That south addition included a basketball arena, no? lol
    Yeah the only thing that would ever come out of that study is the south addition idea

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