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Postby Teh Jury » Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:18 am

34=Sweetness wrote:Hmm, the guy who runs the Superdome says this is idiotic and the building is structurally stable.


However they would also want to rebuild it, not for the structure alone, but because of the things that took place inside the building, ie. suicides. They may just opt for a clean slate.
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Postby eaglesfan » Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:21 am

From what I saw:

An entire new surface is needed, there is a couple of inches of water down now, with huge puddles at some spots. Not to mention the mounds of trash that were on the field.

Tons of railings were ripped out of the ground!

The hallways and bathrooms were overflowed with sewage and trash.

There is also two huge holes in the roof of the dome. The one inspector said a whole new roof would be needed!
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Postby AsianChexMix » Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:21 am

Guttpuppy wrote:Raze the Roof.


i don't know if that was a bump or just saying that but i laughed at that notion. hahaha. pretty funny. anyway, back to the topic. is the building damaged? if its damaged, then yes they should repair it. if it means taking down the thing, then sure lets go for it. Teh Jury made a good point too. They want a clean slate and i think it would help them return to normal although it is very hard to.
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Postby RugbyD » Wed Sep 07, 2005 9:52 am

level it for the sole reason that turf is evil and has no place in sports aside from practice fields.
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Postby SniperShot » Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:07 am

I actually thought the turf there was better than say in St.Louis or Minnesota. I think San Antonio would be a good bet but New Orleans really needs the money from a football team than San Antonio which already has a top tier basketball team...
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Postby The_Dude » Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:32 am

My gut instinct tells me that bringing the Saints back to N.O. will be a key part of the rebuilding of the city - a morale thing, so to speak. For that reason, I think the suggestion that they will be permanently moved won't ever even be a consideration. They may play the entire year in San Antonio, or what NFL.com suggested this morning was Baton Rouge, but the Saints will end up marching home when this is all said and done.
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Postby josebach » Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:42 am

The_Dude wrote:My gut instinct tells me that bringing the Saints back to N.O. will be a key part of the rebuilding of the city - a morale thing, so to speak. For that reason, I think the suggestion that they will be permanently moved won't ever even be a consideration. They may play the entire year in San Antonio, or what NFL.com suggested this morning was Baton Rouge, but the Saints will end up marching home when this is all said and done.


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Postby GameDay_Zombies » Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:46 am

I have also heard reports that the saints could permanently reside in san antonio.
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Postby SniperShot » Wed Sep 07, 2005 10:47 am

And what if the cost to repair will be more than rebuilding the entire place? If they tare it down I doubt it would be rebuilt meaning the saints would have to move. But who really knows it's at least a year away..
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Postby WharfRat » Wed Sep 07, 2005 11:11 am

Teh Jury wrote:
34=Sweetness wrote:Hmm, the guy who runs the Superdome says this is idiotic and the building is structurally stable.


However they would also want to rebuild it, not for the structure alone, but because of the things that took place inside the building, ie. suicides. They may just opt for a clean slate.


The guy who runs the place may also realizes how much it could effect his personal income if they rebuild a new 'Dome. And if you're the team, do you really want a haunted stadium?

I'd also thought the Saints were considering moving anyway, BEFORE the hurricane slammed their city...?

Definitely agree that the return of the Saints could be a morale booster, a la the return of baseball after 9-11. As an economic booster there are far more important things that impact both NO and the rest of the country a LOT more than Saints football.
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