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They should just go ahead and build a garage, or better yet, follow Greenville's example. The parking for their stadium is going ot be spread around the surrounding West End area, and not a sea of asphalt.

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Seems as though the Vista site is facing some hurdles in addition to the potential parking situation. They include possible "chemicals of concern", although it appears as though they don't really pose any type of significant threat, and the 72-inch city storm drain line that runs directly under the site of the proposed stadium.

Here's a list of other proposed sites for the stadium.

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Agh, not Sandhill again.

The Farmers Market or Sarge Frye would be ok.

I like the idea of a riverfront baseball park. That would be pretty cool :)

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I like the idea of a riverfront baseball park too, and the stands should face the downtown skyline that way if USC is sucking you still have something decent to view. I still don't understand why the city or university doesn't convert at least one of the existing city-block sized lots into a multi-story garage. That'll provide ample space for all students and suburbanites cramming into the Vista.

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I think that would be cool, too. But thankfully, the CanalSide site is forging ahead, so that isn't really a possibility at this point.

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I like the idea of a riverfront baseball park too, and the stands should face the downtown skyline that way if USC is sucking you still have something decent to view. I still don't understand why the city or university doesn't convert at least one of the existing city-block sized lots into a multi-story garage. That'll provide ample space for all students and suburbanites cramming into the Vista.

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That and it would create more parking options for USC. They are building that new garage at Bull & Blossom though, so that will help a little. I am not certain how they will name it though, becuase we already have a Bull St garage and a Blossom St garage...

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As someone who went there I can tell you that people won't call it that :) My best guess is that it will be Bull St Garage # 2, Lower Bull St Garage, or maybe Blossom St Garage #2. But commonly referred to as the "new bull st garage" or "new blossom st garage"

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Article about USC now considering teaming up with a minor league team on a joint-use stadium. They hope cost will be split three ways between the city, university, and minor league team. Apparently, several Single-A and Double-A teams have already contacted USC about reloacting to Columbia.

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i think baseball in the vista would be great, it nice to see usc and the city trying to work with a minor league baseball team. i think they should have been came to a joint conclusion before we lost the bombmers. but oh well they are just a A team, so greenville can have them. i can't wait to see this new stadium built. it would show a awsome view of the city from the seats.

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i think baseball in the vista would be great, it nice to see usc and the city trying to work with a minor league baseball team. i think they should have been came to a joint conclusion before we lost the bombmers. but oh well they are just a A team, so greenville can have them. i can't wait to see this new stadium built. it would show a awsome view of the city from the seats.

I agree. The stadium needs to be in the Vista, whether it is next to the Colinial Center or on the river. I don't like the idea of it being where the Farmer's Market is now.

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Sounds like USC is close to an agreement with the Guignard family to use some more of their land for a riverfront stadium. Awesome location... The State says they're eyeing a piece of land south of Blossom and west of Huger. I've highlighted an area that they could be talking about. It could also be just south of what I've marked -- they're not clear. Tell me that wouldn't be killer right along there? The mill village of Granby would get a serious boost. You would see some great infill and reuse popping up along Williams Street also -- replacing all of that light industrial stuff. Killer.

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Nice find! That's killer... so, it's a block south of Blossom and a block west of Huger... beautiful. I dig this location. I just hope the surface parking is kept to a minimum.

If I'm not mistaken, this is near one of the proposed sites for the Three Rivers Greenway Community/Learning Center that will be built if we score that Salvation Army grant.

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Wow, that's cool. I did have my doubts about this project, but I'm glad to see it go through. Will the Capital City stadium still undergo renovations?

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just what I was thinking, sandlapper. Its also a good location. Its out of the way, but still in the middle of things. It may bring some life to that area too, as it is still very industrial until you get down towards Olympia.

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Wow, that's cool. I did have my doubts about this project, but I'm glad to see it go through. Will the Capital City stadium still undergo renovations?

yes... the cap city refub is starting. i don't know how major it will be... there's another thread on here about the new team and all that. the mill villages are like baseball heaven. lol

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Yeah, they really are. USC's new stadium will put the number of ballparks in Columbia up to about 3, right? And if that Northeast traffic nightmare of a stadium gets built, that will be 4. Is Columbia infatuated with baseball or something? -_-

Ok, so how will parking figure into all of this? I know that there will no longer be a concern about events at the Colonial Center as well as the convention center while baseball games are going on, but did the article even address that or did I miss it?

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