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    I'm looking for the artist renderings of the proposed stadium for the Big Red in Earth City.

    Can't really take the time to find them myself as I'm at work.

    kthnxbai

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Celtic View Post
      I'm looking for the artist renderings of the proposed stadium for the Big Red in Earth City.

      Can't really take the time to find them myself as I'm at work.

      kthnxbai
      Um, the Big Red left town about 20 years ago. Welcome to 2008. Just saying.
      RIP Stan the Man
      The StL Blues will NEVER win the Stanley Cup. I repeat, NEVER!
      I miss TLR!

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      • #4
        Is this it?


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        • #5
          Originally posted by ksbluesfan View Post
          Is this it?

          Looks like they missed their target.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ksbluesfan View Post
            Is this it?

            No, that's their new stadium, the University of Phoenix Stadium...

            Finding this is going to be tough...

            "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
            Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
            -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jhuegy View Post
              Um, the Big Red left town about 20 years ago. Welcome to 2008. Just saying.
              Go to bed old man. This thread requires some thought and is not written in crayon, so you have no chance at 'getting it'.

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              • #8
                Some dopes on the radio this weekend were talking about the plans which included some huge building in the endzone.

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                • #9
                  Yikes, I found this: a rendering of Busch Stadium


                  "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                  Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
                  -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ksbluesfan View Post
                    Is this it?

                    I'm talking about the one proposed in STL before they left.

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                    • #11
                      And this...

                      April 27, 1988
                      St. Louis Journal; Stadium Plans Turn to Soybean Seed
                      By ISABEL WILKERSON, SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES

                      LEAD: In a painstaking effort to keep professional football in St. Louis, officials here planned a domed stadium with 70,000 seats and a movable ceiling along the Missouri River.

                      In a painstaking effort to keep professional football in St. Louis, officials here planned a domed stadium with 70,000 seats and a movable ceiling along the Missouri River.

                      But last month the Cardinals left town anyway, moving to Phoenix, and officials are now turning the land they bought for ''Riverport Stadium'' into a soybean field.

                      In the next two weeks a farmer will plant soybean seed in what could have been the end zones. And St. Louis sports fans, like people in other unrequited sports towns, are adjusting to the loss or lack of a major team and a part of their identity.

                      The football Cardinals packed up and moved to Phoenix after years of political jockeying in St. Louis over where a new stadium should be built. The team's management had said it wanted a site larger than the 54,146-seat Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis, where the Cardinals baseball and football teams both played. The football team threatened to leave if it did not get a bigger stadium.

                      At first St. Louisians were skeptical about the demand. After all, the team had lost more games than it had won and was not able to fill Busch Stadium, let alone a larger one.

                      When it became apparent that the team was serious about leaving, local officials started coming up with ideas. But city officials wanted the stadium in the city and officials of St. Louis County, which is separate, wanted the stadium in the county.

                      County officials went so far as to buy 100 acres of land adjacent to the Missouri River and got blueprints for what they called ''Riverport Stadium.'' But by the time the city and county appeared close to an agreement on the site, the Cardinals were almost finished packing.

                      Now, Paul Gerken, a farmer here, is getting ready to plant about 90 bushels of soybean seed at the site, which is where Interstate 70 crosses the Missouri River, about 20 miles northwest of Busch Stadium. Mr. Gerken says he is not and never has been a Cardinals fan, and does not much care for all the attention his new job has brought him. ''I'm just doing a business here,'' he said.

                      County officials said that rather than moaning over what might have been, they are sitting on the land until they can decide what to do with it. They still hope to see a National Football League team playing there someday.

                      ''Cities fall all over themselves to attract an automobile plant,'' said James Lahay, a county official in charge of the stadium project. ''We feel it's the same thing with a football team.''

                      St. Louis is not alone in its loss. Several seasons ago, the Baltimore Colts became the Indianapolis Colts and the Raiders left Oakland for Los Angeles, and are planning to move to Irwindale. Now there is talk that the Chicago White Sox baseball team may move to St. Petersburg, Fla., and that the New England Patriots may soon be playing football somewhere other than Foxboro, Mass.

                      Typically, the football Cardinals played before a few fans scattered among thousands of empty seats.

                      ''The fans wanted to love the Cardinals but they just got tired of waiting and seeing other teams win,'' said Bill Wilkerson, who announced the football games.

                      ''The team got sick of the fans' complacency,'' Mr. Wilkerson continued. ''They wanted to see the stands full. They didn't want to hear boos. And then there was this glaring comparison with the baseball team staring them in the face. It was abysmal, embarassing, really.''

                      In their 27 years in St. Louis, after moving here from Chicago where the Bears were more popular, the football Cardinals won 186 games and lost 202. But some people say the fans simply never embraced the Cardinals football team the way they did the baseball team. Attendance at football games fell to an average of 27,821 last season, barely half the seats at Busch Stadium. By contrast, the average attendance at the baseball Cardinals' 81 homes games last year was 39,386.

                      As local officials tried to strike a deal to keep the Cardinals, a few diehard fans were witnessing the final act of a closing show. ''The whole last season was like going to a wake,'' Mr. Wilkerson said. ''Some people were trying to cling to the final memory of the last game. But I tried to forget it. I don't remember what the score was or who we played or even if we won.''

                      The Cardinals played their final game in St. Louis last Dec. 13. And they beat the New York Giants, then the defending Super Bowl champions, 27 to 24, in front of 29,623 fans and 24,500 empty seats.

                      Now all that remains of the Cardinals football team are the occasional bumper stickers, a few signs at Busch Stadium, some dusty blueprints of a would-be stadium and, later this year, Mr. Gerkens's soybeans.

                      "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
                      Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
                      -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 007 View Post
                        Yikes, I found this: a rendering of Busch Stadium

                        I remember seeing this a couple years ago.

                        I think it was a proposed "upgrade" to the stadium to make it more football friendly and add a bunch of club boxes and what not. I assume it's from a few years before the football Cardinals peaced out in St. Louis.
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                        • #13
                          If it takes two hours to get out of Riverport after a concert, it would have taken two weeks to get out after a football game.

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                          • #14
                            Here are the uniforms of the St. Louis Geldings...

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jack Daniels View Post
                              Here are the uniforms of the St. Louis Geldings...

                              Thank god this didn't become a reality.

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