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    Quote Originally Posted by ByeSonBusiness View Post
    Sounds like some here think the ticket to a full dome is taking a college football game and making it a shitty half-assed version of a Sunday afternoon at US Bank Stadium.

    I think they can make the Dome better without copying the professional franchises.
    Copying NFL in person experience does not seem like the correct answer to me either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bisonaudit View Post
    Copying NFL in person experience does not seem like the correct answer to me either.
    Maybe send somebody down to Huntington Bank and take note how they roll there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenfieldBison View Post
    Maybe send somebody down to Huntington Bank and take note how they roll there.


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    The 2022 City Budget meeting from Mayor Mahoney had the below tidbit in it... also it said the dome would be presenting upgrades in the next few months. Well that was back in August. 6 months later and still no plans. However it was mentioned in the 2022 State of The City video released last week that they would be adding more women's bathrooms and other upgrades
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uSSXf9ajgwo

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    Thirty years ago, a group of community leaders got together and assembled a plan to rally the community around the construction of this game changer. They said it was the right time and the right plan. It has served us well: Bison football, Garth Brooks, Pink, Monster Jam, the largest Sandbag-filling site in the nation and more. But if you listen to our FARGODOME experts, consultants and consumers of the facility, it needs improvements to maintain and expand its competitive advantage. We are falling behind our competition in Sioux Falls, Minneapolis, Grand Forks and even Bismarck. When we see our facility full to capacity (18,500 for football games or 22,000 for concerts), the restrooms, corridors, entryways and facilities are no longer enough. During concerts such as Garth Brooks and Pink with a packed house, we hear countless complaints of congestion, wait times and lines.

    In shows where we fill half the house, the per-person consumer spend in the arena is TWICE as much as the per-person purchases during “full house” shows.
    People communicate their opinions with their dollars by simply refraining from buying things during their visits when we’re full. That is a missed opportunity for us. So, just as we heard 30 years ago, RIGHT NOW is the RIGHT TIME to do something! Rob Sobolik and his team will be bringing forward the plan to take us to that next level in the next few months and how we get there. We need it and the community of Fargo needs to retain its competitive advantage in this vital category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HerdBot View Post
    The 2022 City Budget meeting from Mayor Mahoney had the below tidbit in it... also it said the dome would be presenting upgrades in the next few months. Well that was back in August. 6 months later and still no plans. However it was mentioned in the 2022 State of The City video released last week that they would be adding more women's bathrooms and other upgrades
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uSSXf9ajgwo

    FARGODOME
    Thirty years ago, a group of community leaders got together and assembled a plan to rally the community around the construction of this game changer. They said it was the right time and the right plan. It has served us well: Bison football, Garth Brooks, Pink, Monster Jam, the largest Sandbag-filling site in the nation and more. But if you listen to our FARGODOME experts, consultants and consumers of the facility, it needs improvements to maintain and expand its competitive advantage. We are falling behind our competition in Sioux Falls, Minneapolis, Grand Forks and even Bismarck. When we see our facility full to capacity (18,500 for football games or 22,000 for concerts), the restrooms, corridors, entryways and facilities are no longer enough. During concerts such as Garth Brooks and Pink with a packed house, we hear countless complaints of congestion, wait times and lines.

    In shows where we fill half the house, the per-person consumer spend in the arena is TWICE as much as the per-person purchases during “full house” shows.
    People communicate their opinions with their dollars by simply refraining from buying things during their visits when we’re full. That is a missed opportunity for us. So, just as we heard 30 years ago, RIGHT NOW is the RIGHT TIME to do something! Rob Sobolik and his team will be bringing forward the plan to take us to that next level in the next few months and how we get there. We need it and the community of Fargo needs to retain its competitive advantage in this vital category.
    Yep...some know this already they are doing what they can, I've said it here before and was ridiculed for it. There are plan, but pushing thru is a hard sell, same as beer for games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honeybooboo View Post
    Yep...some know this already they are doing what they can, I've said it here before and was ridiculed for it. There are plan, but pushing thru is a hard sell, same as beer for games.
    Yeah but they havent been "doing what they can". They have about 50-60$M they could be using without getting approval from city council, or a vote etc, and they have chosen not to do anything of value with it since 2016. Its understandable because you want public help with this if possible, but they could have just said "Eff it, we'll do it ourselves" at any time.

    Just because you float plans to the public and then choose to do nothing with it for 20 years, doesn't mean you're doing everything you can. It means youre doing everything you can to give the appearance of doing "everything you can" while doing nothing.

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    Ive read through every meeting minutes from the FDome authority since 2016 and it Sounds like Rob means business this time, lets hope hes not bluffing.... again
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    On 1660 today... Matt is on for an hour or so... he and Jeff touch on this subject. Should be podcastable shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    On 1660 today... Matt is on for an hour or so... he and Jeff touch on this subject. Should be podcastable shortly.
    Great, did they say there are upgrades in the works?

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    Seriously though why havenít these obvious improvements been done? Saving the money for something else ???? Do the board members think the dome is fine the way it is? I just donít get itÖ.

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