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why dont they have the roof closed? the ball just went thru the seahawk kick returner's hands- the wet ball couldnt have helped.

maybe because Qwest Field is an open-air stadium. The Mariners baseball team plays in Safeco Field, which is retractible roofed

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why dont they have the roof closed?  the ball just went thru the seahawk kick returner's hands- the wet ball couldnt have helped.

maybe because Qwest Field is an open-air stadium. The Mariners baseball team plays in Safeco Field, which is retractible roofed

well how completely stupid of me.

it's just a case of stadium envy. I wish the Niners HAD one.

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why dont they have the roof closed?  the ball just went thru the seahawk kick returner's hands- the wet ball couldnt have helped.

maybe because Qwest Field is an open-air stadium. The Mariners baseball team plays in Safeco Field, which is retractible roofed

well how completely stupid of me.

it's just a case of stadium envy. I wish the Niners HAD one.

Accually, there was an article in this mornings San Francisco Chronicle about just that. Mayor Gavin Newsom says that "The 49ers are moving toward agreement on a new development plan that would include a new football stadium for the team at Candlestick Point."

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Huh. It has to happen at some point relatively soon. the stadium is literally falling apart. Maybe by 2009 or 2010?

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San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom said Friday he and the 49ers are moving toward agreement on a new development plan that would include a new football stadium for the team at Candlestick Point.

Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown, sharing the stage with his San Francisco counterpart at a business forum, said he has a better solution for San Francisco's tortured dance with the football club over building a replacement to the run-down stadium formerly called Candlestick Park -- let them play at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland while the Raiders are away.

"We've already got a stadium and we have a nice BART system, so why don't the people of San Francisco just come on over and the 49ers play at the Coliseum? ... Maybe we could call it the 49ers-Raiders Wonderland.''

Brown's suggestion wasn't really serious, but he wanted to make a point: The business of building ballparks and sports arenas, he said, is more wrapped up in ego and emotion than good business sense. Given that football teams play at home less than a dozen times a year each, sharing a site would be economically prudent, he said.

"I think the conversation about sports stadiums is one of the most strange and imaginary kind of thinking,'' Brown said at the South of Market forum sponsored by San Francisco Business Times. "Serious business people all of a sudden revert to some childish fantasizing.''

Brown, in his final year as mayor, is under pressure to find a new home in Oakland for the Athletics baseball franchise. The team's owner, Lewis Wolff, wants to build a new "ballpark village,'' replete with a stadium, shops, offices and housing. He wants the city of Oakland to help both find a site and finance the project. Brown isn't ready to bite, given the financial constraints of Oakland's municipal treasury.

Without a new ballpark, however, the A's could pack up and move to another city. Officials in San Jose, for one, have expressed interest in snagging a Major League Baseball team.

Newsom didn't endorse Brown's idea of sharing the Raiders' digs, and neither did a spokesman for the 49ers.

"The thought never crossed the team's mind,'' said Sam Singer, spokesman for the 49ers' owner. But could it happen? "No. Never.''

It's been almost nine years since San Francisco voters gave the city permission to sell up to $100 million in lease revenue bonds to help finance a new football stadium. The idea was to link the stadium to a mall, which presumably would generate money to pay off the debt. The project has yet to get off the ground, stymied by a change in team ownership, escalating construction costs, and changes in the economy.

Newsom said he hasn't given up. He said the idea now under discussion is to build a mixed-use development at Candlestick Point that would include a stadium, housing, shops, restaurants, office space and, potentially, hotels. He said he hopes to be able to announce a solid plan by year's end.

"The stadium prospects are very real,'' he said.

The 49ers recently selected a new development team to study potential economic and real estate uses of the land. Those findings then could be used to create a blueprint for the project.

"The team is continuing to push the stadium forward,'' Singer said.

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Oh, it's been too DAMN long for a born and bred Seahawk fan like myself to see them finally erase 1984 from the team's memory, to see the fans who can finally erase the heartache of Marino's final comeback, Al Harris taking the Hasslebeck interception to the endzone, and last year's blown catch that could of finally ended the team's misery against the Lambs.

I know that I'm happy now, but to me, this will be nothing more then a waste unless they win next week and go to Detroit! Dammit, it's Detroit or bust!

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Yes the seahawks won!

And it has rained before in quest field, but it wasnt until earlier this season. And I think we live up to being pretty rainy since it has been raining for 27 straight days, and down where Im at I think its either at 28 or 29 days...Wihooo, Lets go for a month!

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Okay, kids, trivia time:

Next week the Seattle Seahawks become the first team to have appeared in both an AFC and NFC championship game.

While the Browns and Colts each have appeared in AFC title games, their appearances in what even the NFL now sometimes calls the "NFC" championship were, in fact, NFL Championship Games, the pre-Super Bowl equivalent of, well, the Super Bowl.

So enjoy the footnote, 'Hawks fans. I'd like to see them follow it up with an SB appearance this year.

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Okay, kids, trivia time:

Next week the Seattle Seahawks become the first team to have appeared in both an AFC and NFC championship game.

While the Browns and Colts each have appeared in AFC title games, their appearances in what even the NFL now sometimes calls the "NFC" championship were, in fact, NFL Championship Games, the pre-Super Bowl equivalent of, well, the Super Bowl.

So enjoy the footnote, 'Hawks fans.  I'd like to see them follow it up with an SB appearance this year.

Hmmm......interesting, that that is a cool little stat :P

Being a semi-Hawks fan, I am happy, and the Seattle Super Bowl buzz is making its way 2 hrs North already.

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Yeah.

Isn't also strange that it's never rained at Qwest Field until now? You'd think that with Seattle's reputation as a rainy city would of played a role in that.

ALSO NOT TRUE! THE GIANTS GAME WAS THE FIRST RAINY GAME I BELIEVE. <_<

I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE YELLING ABOUT!!!!

LOUD NOISES!

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