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#1 djp14150

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:21 PM

I wonder what is happeneing now witht he whole Toronot game thing after reading Woods comments.


Any reason Buffalo hasnt played a game in the Carrier Dome , even a preseason game?

If you are talking about marketing the team in the broader area it makes a lot of sense.

On a similar bent---


What s the different in capcity between there and Tornoto?

Would there be more crowd noise if they played in Hamilton?

Why not rotate it?

Would it make sense to put a forecasted dud game into a small venue like there that may generate a sell out??   If they were in last place I dont recall which divison would be a home game between KC and JAX...put a December game there.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:27 PM

View Postdjp14150, on 19 December 2012 - 07:21 PM, said:

I wonder what is happeneing now witht he whole Toronot game thing after reading Woods comments.


Any reason Buffalo hasnt played a game in the Carrier Dome , even a preseason game?

If you are talking about marketing the team in the broader area it makes a lot of sense.

On a similar bent---


What s the different in capcity between there and Tornoto?

Would there be more crowd noise if they played in Hamilton?

Why not rotate it?

Would it make sense to put a forecasted dud game into a small venue like there that may generate a sell out??   If they were in last place I dont recall which divison would be a home game between KC and JAX...put a December game there.

This is slightly off-topic, but how does a football configuration have more seating than a basketball configuration? The Carrier Dome apparently seats 49,000 for football and 33,000 for basketball; is that just a question of attendance, and the basketball configuration closes the upper deck seats?

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

Well, the real issue isn't ticket sales and a sell out its:

Syracuse: 150k (660k in the metro area)
Toronto: 2.5m (5.5m in the greater Toronto area)

And the big businesses that a population center like that attracts.

Edited by NoSaint, 19 December 2012 - 07:34 PM.


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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

View Postny33, on 19 December 2012 - 07:27 PM, said:

This is slightly off-topic, but how does a football configuration have more seating than a basketball configuration? The Carrier Dome apparently seats 49,000 for football and 33,000 for basketball; is that just a question of attendance, and the basketball configuration closes the upper deck seats?
For basketball they put up a big curtain and close off one of the end zones.
Tailgating in Syracuse would be a problem.  Parking near the Carrier Dome is not so great.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 07:44 PM

View Postdjp14150, on 19 December 2012 - 07:21 PM, said:

Any reason Buffalo hasnt played a game in the Carrier Dome , even a preseason game?


The Dome is not up to NFL standards per the Bills Front Office when I asked years ago. It's also not airconditioned, so a pre-season game on a hot August day would be like sitting in an oven.

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:29 PM

Yes the Carrier Dome is not air conditioned!!

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:38 PM

View PostEd_Roch, on 19 December 2012 - 10:29 PM, said:

Yes the Carrier Dome is not air conditioned!!

And for people who miss the irony, Carrier is one of the world's largest manufacturers of HVAC equipment.

If they're gonna own the naming rights as they have for decades, maybe they ought to install AC just out of principle?

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:22 PM

The Bills play in Toronto because ROgers pays for them to.  If someone is Syracuse offered $9M a game the Bills might play in the Carrier Dome.

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