Stadium Wants/Needs/Must Haves

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  1. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'd not seen that when I was in school (as there were surely a lot of drunken idjots at tOSU then too), but do recall folks walking across the Olentangy in winter when I was in school. The talk also was, in those days (late 70s-early 80s), that if you fell in, they would pump your stomach, just to be safe.... But that may have been an urban legend. The river is a lot cleaner than it used to be--I've seen at least one beaver swimming under the Lane Ave bridge.
     
  2. speedye1

    speedye1 Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    From my memory of the original renderings shown they had a very short period (maybe weeks?) to put together a rendering and it was known to have been rushed.
     
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  3. DrunkandDisorderly

    Mar 17, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Hi.
     
  4. soccerncbus

    soccerncbus Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Mar 29, 2018
    The Downtown Commission is scheduled to meet on September 24th. Last month we learned that the team would be presenting their plans to the Downtown Commission during the September meeting. As such, I would assume we will see renderings no later than the 24th.
     
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  5. Hamburgler03

    Hamburgler03 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 31, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    laughing that you think he will ever step foot in Columbus again.
     
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  6. Hamburgler03

    Hamburgler03 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 31, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    poll closed
     
  7. OzweegoSC

    OzweegoSC Member

    Dec 10, 2007
    CMH
    This is going off memory and most likely off by a lot but....I seem to recall NRI has an architectural vision for what the Arena District is to look like as a whole. The stadium and apartments/condos are the last piece. They want it all to fit together and throwing a space ship into the mix might not be in their vision.

    I could be wrong and most likely am but from what people are saying, the Space Force renderings sound amazing.
     
  8. catfish9

    catfish9 Member+

    Jul 14, 2011
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Reading this thread I feel like a young boy who is listening to some teenagers wax about what a naked girl looks like and that they saw them in magazines in their dads closet - only to realize my dad didn't have a closet.
     
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  9. DGA57v2

    DGA57v2 Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Apr 1, 2019
    Storefront in late September and groundbreaking in early October was what I heard from Bez at the STM event mid-summer.
     
  10. DGA57v2

    DGA57v2 Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Apr 1, 2019
    Extra points for an early season swim.
     
  11. DrunkandDisorderly

    Mar 17, 2008
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    The scary part is the seed has been planted in my mind. Thank God for Mrs. DnD!
     
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  12. TrueCrew

    TrueCrew Member+

    Dec 22, 2003
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    My money is on hang.
     
  13. Tobias C

    Tobias C Member+

    Columbus Crew
    Mar 6, 2014
    Toledo, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    As a person who doesn't live in or near Columbus, i still try to keep up with major development news in the cities in this region. I havent seen anything mentioned yet that a bridge across the Scioto to Franklinton is in the works. It's a great idea though.

    The pedestrian bridge that is happening is indeed the Olentangy one, which really only helps to serve access to the Olentangy Trail (though that could be a good link to the northern neighborhoods for bicyclists)
     
  14. Minnman

    Minnman Member+

    Feb 11, 2000
    Columbus, OH, USA
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Olentangy link will be great, in terms of general 365 day use, but I doubt it'll do much to enhance connectivity to the stadium for Crew games, which almost always end after dark. The bike trail isn't lighted. And that area of the trail isn't its safest stretch. Obviously, it doesn't provide access to any additional parking.

    Anyway, here's what the city said about the Scioto bridge in 2010:

    You can see renderings here (pp. 66-67):

    https://www.columbus.gov/uploadedFi...Library_Documents/PDFs/2010 DCSP 12 Ideas.pdf

    The arguments in favor of this bridge are exponentially greater than they were in 2010. When I've seen this referred to, by the way, it's always been a "City" responsibility. Here, for example:

    https://issuu.com/mksk/docs/2010_downtown_columbus_strategic_plan/8

    Well, we should know more soon, I suppose.
     
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  15. soccerncbus

    soccerncbus Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Mar 29, 2018
    I have a hard time believing we won't get a pedestrian bridge built across the Scioto at some point, given the recent completion of the National Veterans Memorial, the ever increasing number of developments in Franklinton, and the project (pictured below) about to get underway next spring on the Scioto Peninsula.

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    There is already good connectivity across the river into the center of downtown via the Broad Street bridge, and to the River South district via Rich and Main Street bridges. The city will need one connecting to the Arena District to be fully connected across the river.
     
  16. kgilbert78

    kgilbert78 Member+

    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    United States
    Dec 28, 2006
    Cowlumbus, OH
    Club:
    Borussia Mönchengladbach
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looking at the map, nationwide probably should have been extended across the river--except for that pesky interchange there. That intersection took a lot of work to become more or less workable in the first place. Extending Neil south might have worked, but there are a lot of tracks in the area. But a pedestrian bridge there? Maybe.
     
  17. MelbaToast

    MelbaToast Member

    Jun 20, 2014
    Club:
    Chelsea FC
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    (For those who don't want to scroll through the whole document.)

    This seems fine. I'd like to hear the reasoning behind the location/length of the bridge.

    Generally, when cities strive for something "iconic", they think they're going to get the next cool sculpture or structure thing but then end up with something like:

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    or this

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    https://www.cantonrep.com/news/20190827/ground-broken-for-centennial-plaza

    I'd prefer they just focus on making it as functional as possible and design the aesthetics to fit the surroundings.
     
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  18. Paul171121

    Paul171121 Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Dec 14, 2018
  19. shoplifter

    shoplifter Member

    Apr 2, 2009
    Columbus, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  20. HectorM

    HectorM Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Pittsburgh
    One would hope so. Honestly, this peek-a-boo with the renderings is, if not unprofessional then at least not smart.

    It makes it seem like there's a favored group whose money is somehow more important to the management than the thousand-to-two thousand I myself spend with them year after year. If you're going to show it, show it. If you're not, then don't. That's fine. But it's beginning to seem like the same old Crew, where certain people got favored treatment depending on what dicks they sucked.

    Maybe I'm misinterpreting things, and if so I apologize, but even if it's not true, allowing it to look that way is a bad way to handle things. I thought Bez was smarter than that.
     
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  21. LaMacchia

    LaMacchia Member+

    Jul 12, 2008
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I suppose that's one way to look at it.

    Or, they're creating buzz by managing the flow of information.
     
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  22. boomshea

    boomshea Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Aug 22, 2018
  23. hungariansteven

    hungariansteven Member+

    May 29, 2012
    Columbus, Ohio
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
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  24. LaMacchia

    LaMacchia Member+

    Jul 12, 2008
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  25. Paul171121

    Paul171121 Member

    Columbus Crew
    United States
    Dec 14, 2018
    Higuain resigns?
     

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