Stadium Construction and Supporters Groups

Discussion in 'Columbus Supporters Clubs' started by HardHatMike, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. myshap

    myshap Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Buy a map, then learn to read.
     
  2. Own Goal Hat-Trick

    Jul 28, 1999
    ColoRADo
    well, the way you went off, i figured you misunderstood, and didnt read the whole thing. my bad.

    and yeah, i know columbus really, really well. i havent lived there in 5 years and i still give locals directions.

    i mean, its a really really really stupid argument, but there is no way you can say CCS is downtown. central columbus. yes. urban. kinda. downtown. hells nah.

    2 miles away or not.

    hell, the announcers on MNF the other night said that invesco isnt downtown, and its far closer than CCS is to being "downtown".
     
  3. myshap

    myshap Member

    Jun 19, 2002
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    I don't know anyone in Columbus that doesn't consider the state fairgrounds downtown. Not a one.

    CCS is downtown. Anyone who says differently doesn't know what the hell they are talking about.
     
  4. 110toyourleft

    110toyourleft Member+

    Jan 27, 2007
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    this is a really stupid debate
     
  5. Own Goal Hat-Trick

    Jul 28, 1999
    ColoRADo
    i know, huh? :D

    (still, not a downtown stadium!)
     
  6. c11235

    c11235 New Member

    Aug 2, 2007
    This is a stupid argument, and ultimately pointless, but I can't help but chime in.

    CCS is not downtown.

    Here's a nice map delineating urban neighboorhoods in Columbus. Downtown is roughly bounded by 670, 71, 70 and 315. Zoom in to learn more about neighboorhoods you never knew existed.
    http://columbusretrometro.com/districtsneighborhoods/commdistneigh.cfm

    For example, Broad&High, Grant Hospital and the Columbus Metropolitan Library are downtown. Grandview Heights and OSU campus are not.

    I suppose if I lived in New Albany, Delaware, or some other far out suburb I would consider CCS downtown. Sure, its urban or whatever. But its not downtown.
     
  7. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nationwide Arena is downtown.

    Would someone say that Ohio Stadium is downtown?

    According to Google Maps, the distance from CCS to Nationwide Arena is:
    4.2 mi – about 8 mins
    This is following 71

    According to Google Maps, the distance from Nationwide Arena to Ohio Stadium is:
    3.3 mi – about 10 mins
    This is driving up High St. to Woodruff Ave.

    Taking 315 towards Lane, it's:
    4.2 mi – about 9 mins


    Downtown, it probably depends on where you live. If you live in Westerville or Pataskala, then it probably is.

    If you live in a place like OSU Campus, Short North, Italian Village, German Village, etc., then Crew Stadium may not be "Downtown."

    As far as i'm concerned, there was a tax issue for a "Downtown Soccer Stadium." When that issue failed, we lost our downtown stadium.
     
  8. Own Goal Hat-Trick

    Jul 28, 1999
    ColoRADo
    im just saying, if you use that to describe downtown, then denver has a downtown that is absolutely enormous. like, 20 miles of it. downtown is typically synonymous with central business district, of which, in columbus, i would define as within the innerbelt. you know, the big buildings? going north, youve got the short north/victorian village, then campus, then CCS kinda off to the northeast. so youve gone at least two neighborhoods past downtown before you even get to CCS. i mean, if hudson and 71 are 'downtown', then where does it end?

    like i said, here...

    not downtown.
    not downtown either. (and it lies between invesco and downtown)
    downtown. (well, technically lower downtown)


    just saying, for comparison.

    look at other places, like the linc in philly, or the spectrum. theyre urban, but not downtown, by any means. i think CCS breaks like that.
     
  9. eboe

    eboe Member+

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    May 23, 2006
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm going for the urban but not downtown view. That was my point, taht it was "closer to downtown" than being in the suburbs. It's at the corner of Hood and Campus, basically.
     
  10. HardHatMike

    HardHatMike DOOOOOOOOM!

    Traktor Nebraska
    Aug 31, 2005
    Tumon Bay, Guam
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Need some opinions, folks. As I said earlier, I'm having the Nordic Cross flags done and I had an idea. The military of those countries use a swallow-tail design rather than a square, so I made some mockups (the gray wouldn't be there on the actual flags) to see what that would look like and I was wondering which two you guys liked best:

    Simple Black/Gold
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    Simple Gold/Black
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    Compound Gold/Black/White
    [​IMG]
     
  11. HardHatMike

    HardHatMike DOOOOOOOOM!

    Traktor Nebraska
    Aug 31, 2005
    Tumon Bay, Guam
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Compound Black/Gold/White
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    Compound White/Black/Gold
    [​IMG]



    Personally, I like this design better than the standard rectangle, but it could be just me. If you have any comments, please let me know. I'll take opinions through the weekend and go see the flag lady on Monday. I'd eventually like to get all 5 made, but I'm gonna start with 2 and work up from there. I'm also thinking a 5x8 size, but that's still up in the air as well. Thoughts?
     
  12. kmmc

    kmmc Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Stick with the rectangle! You'll poke your eye out kid!
     
  13. Stupid_American

    Stupid_American Member+

    Jan 8, 2003
    New York, NY
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I really like all three "compound" designs, Mike. I think they would look fantastic.

    My only concern would be durability. That is, would you say "swallow-tail" flags are more susceptible than rectangular ones to frayed or torn edges?

    If not, I think those flags would make fine additions to our flag arsenal.
     
  14. kaiser kraut

    kaiser kraut New Member

    Jun 26, 2001
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    These two are the ones I like the best, and I think they are kind of opposites, so it gives good contrast to each other. The only one you didn't show an example of is if you have yellow base, white outer stripes and black inner stripes (the flag above, but with the white & black reversed). What would that look like?
     
  15. HardHatMike

    HardHatMike DOOOOOOOOM!

    Traktor Nebraska
    Aug 31, 2005
    Tumon Bay, Guam
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't think the frayed edges would be a problem, mostly b/c the edges can move freely of the other, rather than having the stress of the entire fly on one edge. I'm no friggin' genius, however, so I could be wrong.
     
  16. AkronSoccerFan

    AkronSoccerFan New Member

    Jul 14, 2005
    Akron, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Simple Black/Gold
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    Compound Black/Gold/White
    [​IMG]

    These would be my two favorites, HardHat, but if you were to produce them all, I say its a good thing. More flags = MORE COWBELL! :D It's just a good thing.
     
  17. chmk

    chmk New Member

    Jul 5, 2007
    E. Lane Ave
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    These are fantastic.

    More would be good for the stands, but probably not for the price. I like the idea of the pointed ends. They'd stand out more since many rectangles flags are already handed out at the stadium.
     
  18. HardHatMike

    HardHatMike DOOOOOOOOM!

    Traktor Nebraska
    Aug 31, 2005
    Tumon Bay, Guam
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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