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2tone
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Post #1
Friday January 9, 2015 2:16am

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Boston won the US bid host city. Which means Boston will be the USA entrant to bid for the 2024 Olympics.

I really hope Boston wins. Could push Boston to create an SSS for the Revs.

blaise213
Post #2
Friday January 9, 2015 2:44am

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"The Olympic Stadium would only need to seat 60,000, instead of 80,000 (recently altered by the International Olympic Committee). Initial plans have it being built in Widett Circle in South Boston. Gillette Stadium can't be used because it isn't possible to install an Olympic track inside. The constructed stadium would be "temporary," and pieces of it would be sold after the Games, like London 2012."

If Boston is selected, The NE Revs could work on a deal to takeover the stadium when the Olympics ends. Who knows, in 9 years MLS popularity might have the support of 60,000 bostonians.

The only thing thats sucks is the other 3 cities all had stadium renderings for the bid. I have't been able to find any for Boston.

MSantoine
Post #3
Friday January 9, 2015 12:58pm

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I hope Boston doesnt win the bid. As a mass resident its hard enough to travel in and around Boston with no events going on. There isnt sufficient roadways to realistically make it feasible. It will be a logistical nightmare.

Kraft has land he can buy and build his 25-30k seat stadium in boston without this bid.

hamsamwich
Post #4
Friday January 9, 2015 2:45pm

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Original post from MSantoine

I hope Boston doesnt win the bid. As a mass resident its hard enough to travel in and around Boston with no events going on. There isnt sufficient roadways to realistically make it feasible. It will be a logistical nightmare.

Kraft has land he can buy and build his 25-30k seat stadium in boston without this bid.
+1. I sort of said this on the other thread too. I was never more happy than when the decision for 2016 went to Rio and not here in Chicago. Too much public money.
Nothing pisses me off more as a fan than when these super rich elites like Kraft beg for $$ and try and hold fans hostage to get a free stadium when they can afford it themselves. Don't let them put a gun to your head. Good on you msantoine I can't wait for you guys to get a SSS, I will be there for the first fire-revs game to boooooooo you all.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #5
Friday January 9, 2015 5:35pm

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neither ham or MSant could see winning the bid as the impetus to spend on the necessary infrastructure upgrades to make it feasible? If the improvements could make the Olympics feasible, imagine what they'd do for normal traffic/congestion? Bringing in the big bucks that comes with these events seems to be the only way to get people interested in the sexy sexy topic of infrastructure investment.

TheTruth
Post #6
Friday January 9, 2015 5:51pm

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Yeah, anyone who has lived in Boston got a good laugh out of this announcement. The Olympics would make the Big Dig look like a hang nail.

hamsamwich
Post #7
Friday January 9, 2015 5:59pm

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I agree with that recycled humans but the money comes from somewhere. Who? People like msantoine- it won't be written off as a loss that's for sure.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #8
Friday January 9, 2015 6:07pm

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The USOC would raise the vast majority, the Revs could put in plenty upfront to take over the stadium afterwards, and I'm sure a lot of real estate developers will jump at the chance to throw down cash to be first in line to snap up prime SBoston real estate when the games are done. I'm sure there's a detailed proposal in the bid, and have confidence that much more of the specifics will be worked out before presenting the US bid to the IOC, but I have to think that the taxpayers of Boston won't be footing much if any of the bill...if anything, the money will probably come from federal taxes allocated as some kind of revitalization or infrastructure initiative as part of securing the bid.

2tone
Ten-Towns
Post #9
Friday January 9, 2015 6:11pm

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Wouldn't holding an event like the Olympics cause an impetus for Boston to help restructure their transportation infrastructure? To be honest most Eastern seaboard cities need upgrades to their infrastructure.

recycledhumans
DFWTX
Post #10
Friday January 9, 2015 6:28pm

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Original post from 2tone

Wouldn't holding an event like the Olympics cause an impetus for Boston to help restructure their transportation infrastructure? To be honest most Eastern seaboard cities need upgrades to their infrastructure.


The whole country does, it's one of the few topics of political discussion that I'm passionate about....but it's hard to get people to understand how vital it is. They pay their city taxes to fix potholes and think that's all there is to it.

db707
Post #11
Friday January 9, 2015 6:28pm

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I am hard pressed to think of a city in this country that doesn't need upgrades to its infrastructure (be it roads or increased and improved public transportation options). Atlanta definitely does and they hosted an Olympics within the last 20 years. So in theory maybe, but I don't see it happening in reality nor should it tie to a SSS in Boston.

blaise213
Post #12
Friday January 9, 2015 7:55pm

Joined Sep 2012
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I back the Olympic stadium bid over Kraft's SSS plan for a stadium. I don't want an owner who picked a shit stadium design for his NFL team to build an MLS SSS stadium. I'm beyond baffled why stadiums are never built with consideration of weather temperatures. NE Patriots should've had a stadium design like the Indy Colts. Didn't Boston just go through a freeze? I wouldn't be at any sports game there.

If Boston wins the bid, you get a world class stadium 60,000 seat stadium in a prime location. Not only would you have surrounding development, you might be able to develop an academy site in there after the games are over. Ideally once the track is removed, I'd probably reduce the stadium to 40,000.

I get frustrated when these owners want to build a 20,000 seat stadium and don't take future growth in consideration. I get frustrated with cheap ownership building stadiums in the wrong locations. It makes the league look Mickey Mouse.


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