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I dunno. Alcohol impairs reasoning and judgement. In some people, much moreso than others. I've seen a few drunks get tossed out of sporting and concert events before. Once, I got a beer shower from some drunk as he was flailing around while being carried out of a Tom Petty concert at the old O-Rena by four very large bouncers. One on each extremity.

Not sure, but I thought that some years ago, I read that increasing beer prices was part of a planned strategy to curtail such incidents.

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50 minutes ago, JFW657 said:

I dunno. Alcohol impairs reasoning and judgement. In some people, much moreso than others. I've seen a few drunks get tossed out of sporting and concert events before. Once, I got a beer shower from some drunk as he was flailing around while being carried out of a Tom Petty concert at the old O-Rena by four very large bouncers. One on each extremity.

Not sure, but I thought that some years ago, I read that increasing beer prices was part of a planned strategy to curtail such incidents.

How did that planned strategy pan out?

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2 hours ago, prahaboheme said:

How did that planned strategy pan out?

:dontknow: 

I'm not advocating anything here, just asking questions.

I seem to remember there was an issue with drunk fans and I thought I recalled hearing something about restricting beer sales or raising prices or something.

If they didn't no big deal, afaic.

I neither drink beer nor attend sporting events.

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The next phase of redevelopment at Orange Center Blvd. and Tampa Avenue near the stadium was announced and best of all it’s a non-profit trust with local roots was selected.

This is a good decision by the city. Homeownership, local investment and community retailers will go a long way in recreating a long ravaged area.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/orange/os-ne-orange-center-boulevard-sale-20190321-story.html

From the Sentinel 

 

 

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I apparently haven't read this thread in a while.  I generally go to one Jags game a year, and at the Citrus Bowl once or twice a year.  There's minimal difference in experience between the lower bowls IMO.

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14 hours ago, AndyPok1 said:

I apparently haven't read this thread in a while.  I generally go to one Jags game a year, and at the Citrus Bowl once or twice a year.  There's minimal difference in experience between the lower bowls IMO.

I agree. I don't understand the hate for this stadium. Is it anything fancy? No. But it's nowhere near as bad as people make it out to be. My only real complaint is that if they can't afford to build a parking garage, they should at least pave the dirt lot parking lots they have.

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11 minutes ago, orange87 said:

I agree. I don't understand the hate for this stadium. Is it anything fancy? No. But it's nowhere near as bad as people make it out to be. My only real complaint is that if they can't afford to build a parking garage, they should at least pave the dirt lot parking lots they have.

If they did, I'd hope they wouldn't use asphalt paving. All it does is block the absorption of rain water, creates runoff and reflects more heat into the atmosphere.

Plus, it's ugly. 

Maybe some kind of permeable crushed gravel or other permeable paver system.

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3 hours ago, orange87 said:

I agree. I don't understand the hate for this stadium. Is it anything fancy? No. But it's nowhere near as bad as people make it out to be. My only real complaint is that if they can't afford to build a parking garage, they should at least pave the dirt lot parking lots they have.

I actually love the grass parking lots because of heat and the fact that it actually feels like tailgating when it's on grass. 

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53 minutes ago, Xander said:

I actually love the grass parking lots because of heat and the fact that it actually feels like tailgating when it's on grass. 

I went during this most recent Pro Bowl, and the pouring rain made the parking lots a muddy mess. It was absolutely unbearable.

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38 minutes ago, orange87 said:

I went during this most recent Pro Bowl, and the pouring rain made the parking lots a muddy mess. It was absolutely unbearable.

You'd think they'd know better than to schedule inclement weather on the same days as outdoor sporting events, but it seems they just keep doing it over and over, year after year. :wacko:

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19 minutes ago, JFW657 said:

You'd think they'd know better than to schedule inclement weather on the same days as outdoor sporting events, but it seems they just keep doing it over and over, year after year. :wacko:

Once upon a time, Florida’s dry season was in the winter. It’s been weird the last few years.

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32 minutes ago, spenser1058 said:

Once upon a time, Florida’s dry season was in the winter. It’s been weird the last few years.

El Niño.

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https://www.growthspotter.com/news/gs-city-outlines-camping-world-stadium-improvement-plans-in-bid-documents-20190430-story.html

interesting developments. The city is moving forward with $46M in renovations, adding seating upgrades and more importantly, parking improvements. More funding could be in store if Orlando is selected as a host city for the World Cup games.

I’m most excited about parking improvements. The lot around CWS is straight up embarrassing and gives no doubts about Orlando’s status as a major football city. Hopefully with these upgrades we can one day lure the NFL. Probably not, but this can’t hurt.

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41 minutes ago, HankStrong said:

If we fish for the NFL, there will need to be a shiny new stadium on the lure and not this place.

C’mon Hank, tell us how much you LOVE Camping World Stadium!

Unless the Bucs leave Tampa or the NFL decides to start allowing teams between two mid-tier cities only 85 miles apart, the NFL is not our future. As it stands, Tampa Bay will veto any attempt to put a team here.

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On the other hand, if global warming starts causing sea levels to significantly rise as predicted, and what with Miami, Tampa and Jacksonville all being coastal cities, if those areas find themselves under water in a couple of decades or so, we could have ALL THREE teams right here in good ol' O-town!!! :w00t:

So, keep your fingers crossed, football fans!!!!! :thumbsup:

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Despite the fact Marco and Jeb!’s hometown streets are already flooding pretty often during the summer and Sarah Palin’s ice in Alaska is melting on the regular now, it’s all a hoax I tell you! 

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1 hour ago, spenser1058 said:

C’mon Hank, tell us how much you LOVE Camping World Stadium!

Unless the Bucs leave Tampa or the NFL decides to start allowing teams between two mid-tier cities only 85 miles apart, the NFL is not our future. As it stands, Tampa Bay will veto any attempt to put a team here.

They only other option I see is if Jax leaves and the league decides not to replace them like-for-like (a la Cleveland or Baltimore) and Orlando becomes a valid option.

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