The Carrier Dome Renaming Thread...

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I think the construction plan where the existing structure remains usable while a new structure is essentially built over and around it muddies the waters a bit. Granted the existing walls stay in place but they are being significantly reinforced.

I think the concept of a new facility would have become more universally acceptable if we shut the existing structure down, pulled out all the seats and the old roof then reinforced and built a new roof. Easier to stage that as constructing a new facility on the site of the old.

At any rate, despite any public posturing by both sides I expect to see them reach agreement one way or the other without having to resort to legal proceedings.
 

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they can lay claim to the carrier dome.. but since its no longer a dome but a new roof the new stadium will just have a new name as well.. the "blank" stadium formerly known as carrier dome housing ernie davis field. a bit long but it works.
 

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Would Dome be possibly a defined term in the type of contract that was put in place? If so that's where things may well rest regarding the old contract.
It certainly could be.
 

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I think the construction plan where the existing structure remains usable while a new structure is essentially built over and around it muddies the waters a bit. Granted the existing walls stay in place but they are being significantly reinforced.

I think the concept of a new facility would have become more universally acceptable if we shut the existing structure down, pulled out all the seats and the old roof then reinforced and built a new roof. Easier to stage that as constructing a new facility on the site of the old.

At any rate, despite any public posturing by both sides I expect to see them reach agreement one way or the other without having to resort to legal proceedings.
Good points. The Dome's still sits on the same piece of land, and most of the original concrete is there. But the project's just getting started. Once the roof is removed and restructured with all that new steel and a hard surface, the sides are supported (with new steel and footings), and the interior is gutted (rumors about new bowl seating, ada changes) with concessions redone and new lighting/video and Wifi, all at 4-5x the original cost ... seems like the 'substantially new facility' argument will only get stronger. But I hope they work it out or cut ties soon.
 
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At any rate, despite any public posturing by both sides I expect to see them reach agreement one way or the other without having to resort to legal proceedings.
I do too, but as I mentioned previously, the university has put Carrier on the clock.
If things don't get done by the end of the school year then there will not be anything "Carrier" in/on the Dome by the 2020 football season kick off.
 

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they can lay claim to the carrier dome.. but since its no longer a dome but a new roof the new stadium will just have a new name as well.. the "blank" stadium formerly known as carrier dome housing ernie davis field. a bit long but it works.
It'll still be a dome, just not an air supported one.
 

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I think the construction plan where the existing structure remains usable while a new structure is essentially built over and around it muddies the waters a bit. Granted the existing walls stay in place but they are being significantly reinforced.

I think the concept of a new facility would have become more universally acceptable if we shut the existing structure down, pulled out all the seats and the old roof then reinforced and built a new roof. Easier to stage that as constructing a new facility on the site of the old.

At any rate, despite any public posturing by both sides I expect to see them reach agreement one way or the other without having to resort to legal proceedings.
This won’t be decided by a court.
 

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If the word "lifetime" was used in the contract, then a 40-year
-old building with a $118 million "renovation" is definitely past it's useful life.

Built for $27.5 million, renovated for $118 million with more to come. Seems like that would give Carrier little footing.
 

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We need Wegman's commercials to counter act Food Lion...
Does Wegmans even advertise? Cant remember the last time I saw a Wegmans commercial
 

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