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I really did like the look of Shea Stadium for some reason.

Speaking of a cookie cutter stadium with an open end, here is the last season or two of Cinergy Field/Riverfront Stadium. They turned it into a legitimate baseball stadium before imploding it

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The Reds played the 2001 and 2002 seasons in the "Shea Stadium-ified" Cinergy field while GABP was being built and it was bizarre to see grass in that stadium. They moved the bullpens from the baselines to outside the outfield fence, but instead of putting in a chain link fence so the bullpen guys could see the game they built platforms aka "treehouses" for the players to sit in while they weren't warming up.

They were terrible in those two seasons and Griffey got badly hurt both years, but I watched most every game because the novelty of the Reds playing home games on grass and real dirt diamond was so foreign to me.

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I really did like the look of Shea Stadium for some reason.

Speaking of a cookie cutter stadium with an open end, here is the last season or two of Cinergy Field/Riverfront Stadium. They turned it into a legitimate baseball stadium before imploding it

032701cinergy800.jpg

cinerg05.jpg

The Reds played the 2001 and 2002 seasons in the "Shea Stadium-ified" Cinergy field while GABP was being built and it was bizarre to see grass in that stadium. They moved the bullpens from the baselines to outside the outfield fence, but instead of putting in a chain link fence so the bullpen guys could see the game they built platforms aka "treehouses" for the players to sit in while they weren't warming up.

They were terrible in those two seasons and Griffey got badly hurt both years, but I watched most every game because the novelty of the Reds playing home games on grass and real dirt diamond was so foreign to me.

I'm sure you remember this, McCarthy, but artists' renderings where floated that depicted what a renovated Riverfront Stadium might look like, and around 1997 the Reds were considering it...

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Here's an article about that: http://www.enquirer.com/editions/1997/11/16/loc_stadium.html

Here is why the notch was cut our during the construction of Great American Ballpark...

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Here's a pretty good article about the temporary setup: http://reds.enquirer.com/2001/01/27/red_new_cinergy_field.html

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I really did like the look of Shea Stadium for some reason.

Speaking of a cookie cutter stadium with an open end, here is the last season or two of Cinergy Field/Riverfront Stadium. They turned it into a legitimate baseball stadium before imploding it

032701cinergy800.jpg

cinerg05.jpg

The Reds played the 2001 and 2002 seasons in the "Shea Stadium-ified" Cinergy field while GABP was being built and it was bizarre to see grass in that stadium. They moved the bullpens from the baselines to outside the outfield fence, but instead of putting in a chain link fence so the bullpen guys could see the game they built platforms aka "treehouses" for the players to sit in while they weren't warming up.

They were terrible in those two seasons and Griffey got badly hurt both years, but I watched most every game because the novelty of the Reds playing home games on grass and real dirt diamond was so foreign to me.

I'm sure you remember this, McCarthy, but artists' renderings where floated that depicted what a renovated Riverfront Stadium might look like, and around 1997 the Reds were considering it...

cinergyhok_200x110.jpgcinergyout_200x94.jpg

Here's an article about that: http://www.enquirer.com/editions/1997/11/16/loc_stadium.html

Here is why the notch was cut our during the construction of Great American Ballpark...

072800firstar_317x170.gif

Here's a pretty good article about the temporary setup: http://reds.enquirer.com/2001/01/27/red_new_cinergy_field.html

I don't remember that quite as well because I was nine years old in 1997, but I remember there were talks of putting the stadium not on the riverfront, but in the middle of downtown where the casino is now. I'm glad they chose to stay on the river.

It's funny to read an almost 17 year old article knowing what we know now. I loved Riverfront stadium, but I'm so glad they decided to build the new ballpark rather than renovating it. The stadium and surrounding neighborhood is now one of my favorite places to go in the city no matter what time of year.

And to connect this to the purpose of this thread: my girlfriend had her prom at Paul Brown Stadium and my roommate had his at Great American Ballpark.

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Reliant Stadium's other primary tenant is the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

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Last year they added floor seating for George Strait's final performance at the Houston rodeo.

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The old Metropolitan Stadium was multi-purpose. Football teams sat on the same side of the field. Vikings' games from the 70's always looked good on tv with the cold, mud, and snow.

It was one of my favorite stadiums to play baseball in MVP 2005, if I might add:

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The old Metropolitan Stadium was multi-purpose. Football teams sat on the same side of the field. Vikings' games from the 70's always looked good on tv with the cold, mud, and snow.

It was one of my favorite stadiums to play baseball in MVP 2005, if I might add:

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Perhaps the best baseball video game ever. Loved how you had access to old stadiums in it I wish EA would do that with NHL, Madden, and FIFA.

Would love to play a game at Maple Leaf Gardens, or the old Kingdome

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Aloha Stadium, one of the more unique stadiums in the U.S. It's baseball configuration left a lot to be desired. It had just too many fair territory seats.

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All Star Baseball 04 was awesome for retro and made-up stadiums. Zentmeyer Dome, anyone?

That place was great. All-Star Baseball 2004 was an underrated game. All those stadiums, franchise mode with expansion teams, and the Negro League All-Stars were really nice. It wasn't MVP Baseball 2005, but EA could've picked up a few things from ASB.

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Model of Wrigley renovation and new development.

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Model of Wrigley renovation and new development.

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Looks nice. IIRC, the last set of renovation/expansion plans for Wrigley had a giant building on that triangle-shaped piece. Looks like they scaled that back significantly.

Wonder what's being done with the parking that's on that parcel. Is it going into an underground garage below that piece?

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Can't be an accurate model, it doesn't have New Comiskey-style billboards blocking all the rooftops the Cubs signed a contract with.

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The most interesting part of that photo is the back wall. Is that a rendering of the Wrigley ivy broken up for a video board? Or am I misreading that?

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It looks like it is, those goddamn avaricious sons of bitches. There's no door that close to the 368 sign.

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Alamodome for baseball

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Municipal Stadium (Kansas City)

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The Kingdome when they hosted the Mariners

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In honor of my new Xaiver McDaniels shirt, the Kingdome for the NBA. I linked to the pic because it was a tad too large to fit well on here.

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The old Metropolitan Stadium was multi-purpose. Football teams sat on the same side of the field. Vikings' games from the 70's always looked good on tv with the cold, mud, and snow.

It was one of my favorite stadiums to play baseball in MVP 2005, if I might add:

09Met.jpg

MVP Baseball was an awesome game and EA hit a homerun with all those retro stadiums. You could still play with retro stadiums and rosters with mods.

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Frozen Fenway Park

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