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Old 02-15-2013, 08:44 PM   #1231
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I took the stadium tour today. stunning facility. 1.2 billion dollars. that TV cost 40 million. that TV weighs more than a 747 full of people. there are 360 suites/luxury box's in the stadium. there are 3200 Sony HD flat screens in the stadium. the stadium is built around the 2 bananna shaped arches therefore no interior columns and all 80,000 seats have an unobstructed view of the field. when the roof is closed it's always 72 degrees. the stadium can withstand 150 mph winds. those arches are anchored to L shaped anchors that go 70 feet down and 100 feet further out. I assume concrete. there are 3 different playing surfaces that get rolled up in 5 yard swaths. 1 soccer, one college football, one pro football. tell me why you need 2 different football playing surfaces and win a secret prize.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:47 PM   #1232
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I took the stadium tour today. stunning facility. 1.2 billion dollars. that TV cost 40 million. that TV weighs more than a 747 full of people. there are 360 suites/luxury box's in the stadium. there are 3200 Sony HD flat screens in the stadium. the stadium is built around the 2 bananna shaped arches therefore no interior columns and all 80,000 seats have an unobstructed view of the field. when the roof is closed it's always 72 degrees. the stadium can withstand 150 mph winds. those arches are anchored to L shaped anchors that go 70 feet down and 100 feet further out. I assume concrete. there are 3 different playing surfaces that get rolled up in 5 yard swaths. 1 soccer, one college football, one pro football. tell me why you need 2 different football playing surfaces and win a secret prize.
Different widths for the hash lines...I think.

Enjoy the racing!
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:50 PM   #1233
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Now that's a TV!
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:51 PM   #1234
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Different widths for the hash lines...I think.

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very good. you win a cookie.

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Old 02-15-2013, 08:52 PM   #1235
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:54 PM   #1236
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OK, the nationals are done with...
What you got to say about next year's supercross season?
Oh yeah, and the Monster Million Cup or whatever it's called?
Have at it, boys (and girls)
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:55 PM   #1237
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very good. you win a cookie.
My 'puter's full of cookies. Sneak in that camera and take some great photos!
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:55 PM   #1238
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Tough job but someone has to do it.

Thanks for sharing NF. I will hopefully do the same when the cool shit comes to MN in April.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:01 PM   #1239
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My 'puter's full of cookies. Sneak in that camera and take some great photos!
the stadium website says you can bring in a camera as long as the lens is less than 3 inches.

they told me today they measure.

luckily I brought my 50mm prime that thing is tiny so I can get the camera in.

tonight I was practicing walking around my hotel room with my 17-35 wide angle stuffed up my crotch nice and tight. it should work. that will take the killer shots with the crazy lights. I brought my 70-200 zoom but I don't think it's worth trying to get in. even if I did get it in (impossible) I was told there are people up in the dome who watch EVERYTHING. I don't want to get told to leave if they spotted the big lens.
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:39 PM   #1240
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Old 02-16-2013, 08:14 AM   #1241
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I took the stadium tour today. stunning facility. 1.2 billion dollars. that TV cost 40 million. that TV weighs more than a 747 full of people.
I think you are being fed some bs about the tv. A 350+ ton TV? really? Either way looks like a nice place to watch a race.
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:39 AM   #1242
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Hey Nachtflug,
Those pictures are cool, looking forward to seeing more.
Thanks
I've got my tickets in hand for Atlanta
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:28 PM   #1243
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Old 02-16-2013, 01:33 PM   #1244
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What's the chance he makes the first Moto at Hangtown?
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Old 02-16-2013, 02:10 PM   #1245
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Nachtflug photobombed by Dungy! Awesome!

I'll be watchin the screen at 8:30, looking for you by the Monster girls.

Have fun!
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