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    So much misinformation, but still fun to watch:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Moen View Post
    So much misinformation, but still fun to watch:

    I was quickly getting bored but I watched til the end and the ending itself is well worth it...lol.

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    Interesting to hear the Fargodome Authority meeting. Pretty interesting listen 10-15 minutes in when they talk about the expansion. Apparently the west side is the most logical to add sky suites and could add 480 seats and suite space. They are going to check out the ones at Madison Square Garden and a place in Winnipeg. They would have to spend a few million to strengthen/support it, but it can be done

    http://download.fargond.gov/3/9541-1.mp4

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    Quote Originally Posted by HerdBot View Post
    Interesting to hear the Fargodome Authority meeting. Pretty interesting listen 10-15 minutes in when they talk about the expansion. Apparently the west side is the most logical to add sky suites and could add 480 seats and suite space. They are going to check out the ones at Madison Square Garden and a place in Winnipeg. They would have to spend a few million to strengthen/support it, but it can be done

    http://download.fargond.gov/3/9541-1.mp4
    Thanks for the link, to me anyways, it just seems crazy to spend millions upon millions to add the 400 seats they claim this expansion will add. I know its beyond beating a dead horse but we are better off to start laying out the groundwork for a new 25,000 seat Dome that can be expanded at a further date if neccessary. There has to be a middle ground where the city can build the dome and infrastructure with NDSU raising enough of the funds where they would have control over the suites and loge seating or something similar. The farm economy is in the tank so now is not the time. It might take a decade to get approved but this band-aid 70 million dollar dome and conference center expansion is piece meal, SHAC like, and just plain terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBison View Post
    Thanks for the link, to me anyways, it just seems crazy to spend millions upon millions to add the 400 seats they claim this expansion will add. I know its beyond beating a dead horse but we are better off to start laying out the groundwork for a new 25,000 seat Dome that can be expanded at a further date if neccessary. There has to be a middle ground where the city can build the dome and infrastructure with NDSU raising enough of the funds where they would have control over the suites and loge seating or something similar. The farm economy is in the tank so now is not the time. It might take a decade to get approved but this band-aid 70 million dollar dome and conference center expansion is piece meal, SHAC like, and just plain terrible.
    They only sold out two games all season. Against the same team. How do you figure on justifying the cost of a brand new stadium with over 6,000 more seats? How will they recoup that investment?

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    Really if they could add 1,000 seats with a big chunk being suites/club it would be pretty good. For a multitude of reasons there won't be a new dome anytime soon.
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    After being in the Soccer Hall of Fame additional in Frisco and the seats out front. NDSU/Fargo could really use an upgrade to some nice suites in the dome or a new stadium. Yes, I realize neither will probably happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBison View Post
    Thanks for the link, to me anyways, it just seems crazy to spend millions upon millions to add the 400 seats they claim this expansion will add. I know its beyond beating a dead horse but we are better off to start laying out the groundwork for a new 25,000 seat Dome that can be expanded at a further date if neccessary. There has to be a middle ground where the city can build the dome and infrastructure with NDSU raising enough of the funds where they would have control over the suites and loge seating or something similar. The farm economy is in the tank so now is not the time. It might take a decade to get approved but this band-aid 70 million dollar dome and conference center expansion is piece meal, SHAC like, and just plain terrible.
    It seems crazier to spend 500 million to build a new dome that only holds 5K more. I think 500 million may be a conservative number with the number of pilons needed to go into the clay. Heck our indoor practice facility is pushing 40 million. The convention center is estimated over $100 million. Heck it was almost 12 million just for turf and video boards.

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    A new dome would probably seat 30-35k, you can't really build it to expand outside of maybe adding a small chunk of seating which is what we see now. It would definitely push $500 milion+.

    The dome is in a situation where they are way behind every major facility in the region when it comes to premium seating, the facility is pretty much living in the stone age in that regard. Something has to be done and probably will be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bisonp View Post
    They only sold out two games all season. Against the same team. How do you figure on justifying the cost of a brand new stadium with over 6,000 more seats? How will they recoup that investment?
    Your forgetting the season ticket base. Right now, most people just assume that there is no way to get tickets so they don't even try. All season tickets are sold out witt the only thing available being student GA tickets that go up for sale the Friday before the game. Right now we have 12.5 +/- season tickets available. What if we could see another 5000 season tickets and have 1000 available for GA every week. It would still be the same situation we are in now where most games wouldn't sell out except for the big games but the difference would be that we would have a season ticket base of 17K instead of 12K. Who cares if they show up every week. We are leaving money on the table.

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