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    Toronto | Rogers Centre Renovations | ?m | ?s | Toronto Blue Jays | Populous

    Some quick data on stadium age. For average attendance, the age of the stadium has minimal impact on ticket sales. If anything there is a slight negative correlation but that's largely due to BOS/CHC skewing the trendline. Now attendance =/= ticket revenue, as premium boxes, amenities and...
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    Toronto | Rogers Centre Renovations | ?m | ?s | Toronto Blue Jays | Populous

    Home run launch angle is 25-30 degrees. Assuming a parabolic flight, the ball should be traveling at the same angle when it lands (ETA - it's probably steeper due to air resistance). At 30 degrees the H:W ratio of a right angle triangle is 1:1.7, while at 25 degrees it’s 1:2.1. So a rough...
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    Toronto | Rogers Centre Renovations | ?m | ?s | Toronto Blue Jays | Populous

    I went to a Rangers home game last season and that’s a perfect example of be careful what you wish for.
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    Toronto | Rogers Centre Renovations | ?m | ?s | Toronto Blue Jays | Populous

    A revamped Copps will help in Hamilton, and Paramount in Mississauga isn’t bad. But agree that we could easily support a 15k stadium in say Vaughan for concerts and events.
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    Toronto | Rogers Centre Renovations | ?m | ?s | Toronto Blue Jays | Populous

    I’ve been to NHL games in Vancouver, Edmonton, Montreal and Toronto. MTL arena is huge, VCR is not updated and showing its age. Edmonton is the newest and it shows - big open concourses, nice suites, a loge level, some natural light in from the side, steep seating on multiple tiers to keep you...
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    Toronto | Rogers Centre Renovations | ?m | ?s | Toronto Blue Jays | Populous

    The dude own an arena development company. What else is he going to say?
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    Toronto | Rogers Centre Renovations | ?m | ?s | Toronto Blue Jays | Populous

    MLSE is doing a good job of regular refits and upgrades. Much more likely to see that continue vs a tear down and rebuild. Would not be surprised if they did an interior gut job to add more seating tiers and flexible options like a loge level. Maybe even dig the rink lower or expand their...
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    Toronto | Rogers Centre Renovations | ?m | ?s | Toronto Blue Jays | Populous

    A 60k stadium would be a massive white elephant. There’s no economics for an NFL team, and most musicians prefer arena tours with multiple nights vs stadiums these days. In most sports the trend is smaller stadiums to match declining attendance. And as for attracting mega-events like the World...
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    Toronto | Rogers Centre Renovations | ?m | ?s | Toronto Blue Jays | Populous

    I have a hard time imagining a world where the Argos survive to 2040
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    Toronto | Rogers Centre Renovations | ?m | ?s | Toronto Blue Jays | Populous

    If they are serious about the renovations turning it from a “stadium” to a “ballpark” they should change the name. Rogers Centre doesn’t cut it. Rogers Field at SkyDome, Rogers Park, etc
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    Toronto | Rogers Centre Renovations | ?m | ?s | Toronto Blue Jays | Populous

    Raised bullpen and seats right beside them Loge seating on the 500 OF Lots of more standing room areas Not enough detail yet on the 100 seats No gimmicky field asymmetry Looking decent so far
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    Toronto | Rogers Centre Renovations | ?m | ?s | Toronto Blue Jays | Populous

    Beat me to it! Good first sign. Too bad no stacked bullpen.
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    Toronto | Rogers Centre Renovations | ?m | ?s | Toronto Blue Jays | Populous

    Outdoor turf fields need lots of chemicals to keep them from getting moldy and weedy.
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    Toronto | Rogers Centre Renovations | ?m | ?s | Toronto Blue Jays | Populous

    The original turf looked pretty bad. It really looked like they were playing on a carpet. The story has been updated to confirm that they aren't considering a memberane change. Which makes sense, because the fabric was recently replaced and has a very different structure vs ETFE panels. Now...
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    Toronto | Rogers Centre Renovations | ?m | ?s | Toronto Blue Jays | Populous

    Replace in place could work, but timings would be tight: - remove roof and hotel in offseason - play a year as an open stadium (note challenges with drainage) - build a 5k stadium at York University or Downsview with temporary seating to 35k - play 1-2 seasons at temp stadium - build new...
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    Toronto | Rogers Centre Renovations | ?m | ?s | Toronto Blue Jays | Populous

    Clearly the easiest answer is to build the new stadium where the SkyDome currently is: 1. Take the roof off SkyDome 2. Build a flat platform on top of the existing stadium 3. Build the new stadium on top of the platform 4. Demolish SkyDome 5. Lower the new stadium into place Don't forget to...
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    Toronto | Rogers Centre Renovations | ?m | ?s | Toronto Blue Jays | Populous

    They just replaced the current roof membrane. 0% chance they’re going to change it in the next decade.
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    Toronto | Rogers Centre Renovations | ?m | ?s | Toronto Blue Jays | Populous

    Here's the SkyDome with Camden Yards (to scale) dropped in place of the 100 level. Also rotated it to face the preferred NE orientation.

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