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Old 04-06-2017, 02:40 PM   #341
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Exactly. Also, why not take advantage of the river frontage and build a promenade or public park (so the space is publicly accessible 24/7 which would help ownership's case for how this benefits the community) instead of building a driveway and surface lot.

And why place the least activated side of the park (the towering blank wall) along Main St. Why not spin it so home plate is closest to the corner of Main and Broadway so the most active areas (box office, team shop, dining, retail, gates to the stands, etc.) are all right on the street?

And for emphasis- "build the damn thing yourself" is right.
The orientation of ballparks to face NE is actually in the MLB rules:

http://www.hardballtimes.com/lost-in...k-orientation/

Now, that doesn't mean the final design should have a towering blank wall there. Once you're in the ballpark, it doesn't really matter what corner "home" is. Fenway's home plate is at Yawkey and Van Ness, but most people would intuitively guess that it's at Yawkey and Brookline. You can put a grand entrance in the outfield just fine.

I agree with you that they've rendered the right site in the wrong way. I hope that if they actually hire an architect they'll get something better . Otherwise, it'll end up like Manchester.

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The orientation of ballparks to face NE is actually in the MLB rules:

http://www.hardballtimes.com/lost-in...k-orientation/

Now, that doesn't mean the final design should have a towering blank wall there. Once you're in the ballpark, it doesn't really matter what corner "home" is. Fenway's home plate is at Yawkey and Van Ness, but most people would intuitively guess that it's at Yawkey and Brookline. You can put a grand entrance in the outfield just fine.

I agree with you that they've rendered the right site in the wrong way. I hope that if they actually hire an architect they'll get something better . Otherwise, it'll end up like Manchester.

Oh, gawd. Northeast Delta Dental Stadium is an eyesore. Every time I see it on my way up to work, I cringe.
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http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/...yaN/story.html

At least they're trying...
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