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Discussion in 'San Jose Earthquakes' started by slapnut, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. krudmonk

    krudmonk Member+

    Mar 7, 2007
    S.J. Sonora
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    What good is a 49ers stadium amidst the office park part of Santa Clara when compared to the active Pavilion near downtown restaurants and bars? The A's in the swampy area of Fremont (not even the South Bay) are even less of a factor. What kind of a powerhouse will the South Bay be when it's crowning jewel will be the San Francisco 49ers? It's just pandering.
     
  2. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't know if saying the A's are going to be in a swampy area of Fremont. They're actually building Fremont a sort of downtown the city currently lacks. If anything their plan should work great and they'll be the center of Fremont at least commercially and socially.

    But I agree on the Niners. While their site has great public access... it's across the street from where I work and I can tell you there's not much here.
     
  3. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    With all these proposed stadiums I just hope we can get shovels in the ground first. These projects will tie up a lot of workers and resources.
     
  4. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The crown jewel will be The [Corporate name] Epicenter at San José, immediately surrounded by the San Jose Earthquakes' training facilities and soccer fields, itself surrounded by Wolff Retail Park. :cool:

    GO SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES!!! [​IMG]


    -G
     
  5. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I like your soccer colored glasses, but I think the true crown jewel of the 3 projects will be the A's development. It's by far the largest, most extensive, and most life altering for the city it's going into. It is approximately 3x the size of the San Jose developments, and will provide Fremont with something the city has never had until now, a modern downtown. While bringing many of the same benefits to Fremont the Quakes development will bring to SJ, just magnified by several times.

    But there is no doubt both of Wolff's projects stand to benefit the cities they're going into in job, capital income, tax income, and additional housing in areas lacking such housing while providing stadiums that will get alot of team and city use.

    The Niners I'm not so sure about. A stadium that stands empty 95% of the year surrounded by office parks and taking 160 million from the city's coffers doesn't seem like a good thing to me. Especially when the team in that stadium won't even acknowledge Santa Clara by name. At least Fremont and SJ get to be in the team names in some way or another.
     
  6. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Won't that be the Wolff-Storm Retail Park?
     
  7. krudmonk

    krudmonk Member+

    Mar 7, 2007
    S.J. Sonora
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    What if the Quakes, Niners and Raiders all shared a stadium at Airport West? Talk about a crown jewel...
     
  8. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You forgot the A's!
     
  9. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Raiders would never go for it. They've been offered shared space with the Niners before and turned it down. They're reportedly exploring possibly building a new stadium in Dublin actually. And if that falls through you can bet they'll find another city here or elsewhere to build in. Oakland will be home to only the Warriors inside 10 years and it's their own fault sadly. They never should have invited Al Davis back.
     
  10. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Baseball can't be played properly in a rectangular stadium.
     
  11. krudmonk

    krudmonk Member+

    Mar 7, 2007
    S.J. Sonora
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    mixed-use for baseball = vomit
    Maybe Al will croak soon.
     
  12. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Doubtful. The guy is like Castro.
     
  13. krudmonk

    krudmonk Member+

    Mar 7, 2007
    S.J. Sonora
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    That's creepy. I was just making that same comparison in my head.
     
  14. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Makes you wonder, is it really the same Al Davis? Or just some puppet the majority owners keep around to scare the piss out of the rest of the NFL owners and keep them in line. That and of course to keep Al's credit line at the local courthouses going for the bevy of lawsuits "he's" always filing.
     
  15. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I wasn't being serious.
     
  16. bigdumbgod

    bigdumbgod Member+

    Jun 25, 2005
    San Jose, CA
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Teams Unite?

    Hell no, Uncle Al knows what happens when you mix Raiders and Niners anything! Not doing business with the Yorks, either.

    The city of Oakland brought the Wrath of Al on themselves by lying about selling out the PSL's and luxury boxes of the Coliseum as a way of getting the Raiders to move back up there from L.A. Big fat lie, big fat lawsuit (what the hell do they expect - it's Al), Davis wins the case. Silly politicians ought not go up against this guy.

    Now where is that new stadium?
     
  17. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Or perhaps Wolff-Storm-Fisher Retail Park? ;)

    GO SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES!!! :cool:


    -G
     
  18. Earthshaker

    Earthshaker BigSoccer Supporter

    Sep 12, 2005
    The hills above town
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    And to be most correct, it would have to be:

    Fisher-Wolff-Storm-Hunter Retail Park;)
     
  19. Goodsport

    Goodsport Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 18, 1999
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So the San Jose Earthquakes will be playing at The [Corporate name] Epicenter at San José in Fisher-Wolff-Storm-Hunter Retail Park? :D

    GO SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES!!! :cool:


    -G
     
  20. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Which one?
     
  21. DotMPP

    DotMPP 'Quakes fan in Stumptown

    San Jose Earthquakes
    United States
    Jun 29, 2004
    Portland, OR
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It needs a name with history: The [Corporate name] Epicenter at Garden City Retail Park
     
  22. slapnut

    slapnut New Member

    Nov 16, 2005
    sunnyvale
    i wondered that myself until about 3-4 years ago i was flying out of oakland to utah for my grandfathers funeral. al davis was getting of a southwest airlines flight. he was real and not a puppet. i couldn't help but laugh though. the guy looked like he was just getting back from a long night in vegas. he looked like sin. the man looked like he was nursing the worst hang over. he looked so dazed and confused, i don't think he really knew where he was. he had a big bandage over his nose like he had been in a bar fight the night before. it really felt good booing him as he walked by.
     
  23. krudmonk

    krudmonk Member+

    Mar 7, 2007
    S.J. Sonora
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    How about Stadium of Heart's Delight?
     
  24. athletics68

    athletics68 Member+

    Dec 12, 2006
    San Diego & San Jose
    Club:
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any A's fan that hates Al Davis is a friend of mine. They'll never be forgiven for coming back from LA. Good on you man. I wish I could have been there to boo too.
     

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