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    Quote Originally Posted by Honeybooboo View Post
    Between

    Bluestem, Scheels Arena and the Dome they get plenty of shows

    Also you will notice the dome generally gets the bigger name shows or newer stars

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    Concerts are a tough gig still, promoters would rather do multiple shows in larger metros than 100 nights all over.
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    You are probably right on that. But the point trying to be made is that Sioux Falls and GF are not larger metro areas either.
    Promoters follow the same pattern. A line down the highway. Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Fargo, Omaha... notice how almost every show in Sioux Falls or Grand Forks is after Minneapolis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HerdBot View Post
    Promoters follow the same pattern. A line down the highway. Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Fargo, Omaha... notice how almost every show in Sioux Falls or Grand Forks is after Minneapolis?
    Think it's just a North Dakota thing. The state fair was getting good concerts a while back and then they fired that promoter and went with someone who didn't spend so much money. Now the concerts suck unless you like to come down and see Nickelback eh.
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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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