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I live closer to Scaleybark now so I'd like something to be built at Crosland's site. I've joked about using that site for a stadium of any type (MLB/MLS).  With the opposite side of South having development with parking, light rail and so on.  It could be below grade and decent size right field stands to try and dampen any noise for our neighborhood.  Plus leave left field open and hopefully shallow so the Carvana tower can take direct hits till it finally comes down :)

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17 minutes ago, dylansukkert said:

Just hypothetically speaking what would be some good locations for a MLB stadium? 

Brooklyn Village would be good (won't happen obviously).  Ideal would be between 9th and 11th  and College and Brevard in Levineland (running the light rail under the stadium).  Unlikely.  Current location of BOA (when Panthers move across Morehead to Charlotte Pipe) would be good but not great based on what is currently there and substation and railroad tracks (since home plate will be at the back end of the property to get those views we all want).  Or put baseball on Charlotte Pipe land with a massive mixed use development (a la Sun Trust in Atlanta).  Where Meridien and Sheraton are now (particularly if the lightly used on ramp is removed) might work.  Northend will still give you great views and proximity to Uptown and there is land there.  I can't think of another place in or near Uptown.  A lot of people like Southend for a stadium but I like it less.  For baseball, it needs to be Uptown or really close.  Football can move and soccer is perfect at Memorial (IMO).  

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14 minutes ago, dylansukkert said:

What about at the corner of Remount and South Tryon? Right off 77 and they seem to be tearing those houses down.

This has been mentioned, I think by RDF.  I don't love it but it could work.  Feels too far from Uptown and the skyline (which is a big part of watching a baseball game, compared to enclosed NFL stadiums).  I think Cadi mentioned 30,000 was a good size for a stadium and on that we agree completely.  Smaller is better in baseball and something that looks like PNC inside (without the river and bridges unfortunately) at 30K would be awesome.   

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33 minutes ago, JBS said:

Brooklyn Village would be good (won't happen obviously).  Ideal would be between 9th and 11th  and College and Brevard in Levineland (running the light rail under the stadium).  Unlikely.  Current location of BOA (when Panthers move across Morehead to Charlotte Pipe) would be good but not great based on what is currently there and substation and railroad tracks (since home plate will be at the back end of the property to get those views we all want).  Or put baseball on Charlotte Pipe land with a massive mixed use development (a la Sun Trust in Atlanta).  Where Meridien and Sheraton are now (particularly if the lightly used on ramp is removed) might work.  Northend will still give you great views and proximity to Uptown and there is land there.  I can't think of another place in or near Uptown.  A lot of people like Southend for a stadium but I like it less.  For baseball, it needs to be Uptown or really close.  Football can move and soccer is perfect at Memorial (IMO).  

Do you think politics will play a role in your Charlotte Pipe projection?  Roddey Dowd is a pretty big 'R' and a supporter of Trump I think. 

 

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4 hours ago, dylansukkert said:

Just hypothetically speaking what would be some good locations for a MLB stadium? 

The location of the soon-to-be Common Market in Southend would be good. Too soon?

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18 hours ago, cjd5050 said:

Do you think politics will play a role in your Charlotte Pipe projection?  Roddey Dowd is a pretty big 'R' and a supporter of Trump I think. 

 

I know nothing about Charlotte Pipe.  If they sell the land it will be because someone offers a lot of money for it.  Wouldn't think politics would have anything to do with it.

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5 hours ago, JBS said:

I know nothing about Charlotte Pipe.  If they sell the land it will be because someone offers a lot of money for it.  Wouldn't think politics would have anything to do with it.

They would be selling the land to the city.  No?   At the very least that could drive up the price.  Worst case is it prevents the sale.  To many people money isn't everything.  Especially when you already have lots of it.

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8 minutes ago, cjd5050 said:

They would be selling the land to the city.  No?   At the very least that could drive up the price.  Worst case is it prevents the sale.  To many people money isn't everything.  Especially when you already have lots of it.

I'm honestly not following why fondness for Trump would make them more or less likely to sell land to the city or anyone else.  What am I missing?

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20 minutes ago, JBS said:

I'm honestly not following why fondness for Trump would make them more or less likely to sell land to the city or anyone else.  What am I missing?

The current progressive state of some Charlotte leaders where it's been made public that people who support Trump should not be a part of Charlotte and are not welcome.  Why would someone who is being told they don't belong and not welcome in their city because of their political views work with the same city and body of government that's insulting them?

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1 hour ago, cjd5050 said:

The current progressive state of some Charlotte leaders where it's been made public that people who support Trump should not be a part of Charlotte and are not welcome.  Why would someone who is being told they don't belong and not welcome in their city because of their political views work with the same city and body of government that's insulting them?

Are these the same Charlotte leaders who on the whole are pushing for the RNC?  Tepper is on record as being much more critical of Trump.

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15 hours ago, JBS said:

Are these the same Charlotte leaders who on the whole are pushing for the RNC?  Tepper is on record as being much more critical of Trump.

Nope.  Lyles is doing a fantastic job.  I really like her leadership at the moment.  

I think Mayfield. Ajmera and Winston are divisive and uncouth.  It was the comments of Ajmera that I was referencing above.   Also, I was honestly just asking questions.  The way you were talking about the Charlotte Pipe land sounded like that was the logical next step for it.   Just was curious as to your opinion on the reverb from hostility was all.  

As for Tepper, I don't think that's the same thing.  He's entitled to opinion and he makes a lot of valid criticisms of Trump.  He also spoke only about Trump and not his supporters. That's the key difference.  Tepper hates Trump.  Mayfield. Ajmera and Winston hate Republicans.    Tepper is a Republican by the way...

 

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