View Poll Results: If seating expansion occurs... will we get a supporter/controlled section?

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    Default Bmo Field Expansion

    Anybody want to guess at what BMO expansion is going to look like?
    I am guessing construction will start after the season ends, and hopefully be completed in time for the 2010 Season opener. Maybe with construction happening they will push back the Home Opener to May and thus give us more warm weather games!

    Anyways... I got to thinking what would MLSE Do....

    The Most likely situation is as stated in the Toronto Star / Sun...
    http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/603933

    http://www.torontosun.com/sports/soc...89656-sun.html

    is to add an extra deck to the East Side. Why? Because this is the easiest way to add more LUXURY BOXES!! By adding 18 - 20 luxury boxes they will be able to cover the estimated 15 Million dollar construction price tag quite quickly + recover the remaining costs by increasing the number of fans in the stands (8,000) for 16 games a year.

    So that being said... what would the East Side look like?

    I was inspired by the Rio Tinto Stadium (Minus the crazy light reflector / roof). I dont want a roof on the East side because this would block the view of the city from the West Side (Sorry east siders your going to have to fry in the sun for a while longer...)

    Rio Tinto Stadium....


    As you can see they have a small second tier of seating above the first deck. Not quite as extreme as BMO's west side.

    So what would this look like at BMO... (Please excuse my very poor and limited photoshop skills.)

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    After?


    I didnt read anything about South Side Expansion... but there is room.
    So let's take a look at that... It would be nice to re-unite the South with the East. (get rid of the Gate 3 gap and connect the East side supporters section with the South) Again, I dont think this will happen... because there is no desire to build luxury boxes in this area (the lifeblood of any owner).

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    I would love to see other designs and hear your thoughts and ideas on the subject!

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    Nobody said it was a sure thing that expansion would occur this offseason.
    having said that your seat additions doesn't look like they add up to the 8,000 that Alsemi mentioned.

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    the southend...definitely needs a second level........and hopefully MLSE would let THE SUPPORTER GROUPS have control of selling the tickets in that section

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    looks pretty cool man. I would like to see a roof over the south end tho. Keep the sound in, would exhoo like crazy, atmosphere would be twice as loud as it is without a roof. But then it would look wierd if there was only 1 roof over the soth end. So maybe add a roof to the west stand as well.

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    ^ Like what you have done there...designs look good.....also agree with you RedNation.....we need to have some sort of say with the supporters end....of if the FO can get the non supporters out that would be great too....just kind of hard cause where you going to put them now?

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    I am for a second level on the south side. it would be nice to get season tickets for one of the supporter sections

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    anyone know how many seats are in the current south end stand? Current West stand and Current East stand?

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    I am sorry guys but I just dont see MLSE funding a stadium expansion. Unless they somehow take ownership over BMO, or some construct that see the taxpayers paying a part of the bill...which I am fine with because I think the stadium is worth investing in. I just can't take the spin that they somehow will just pay for it. Lets get real.

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    I think MLSE will buy the building eventually. There just making sure that the market is there for this team for a while. If they control the building ie ACC. That is pure revenue from ticket sales and such. Expansion would be #1 on the list if MLSE bought BMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by james View Post
    anyone know how many seats are in the current south end stand? Current West stand and Current East stand?
    I'm guessing 20,500.... well thats what it states on wiki

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMO_Field

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    As much as I am for expansion, I know it is inevitable, I would hate extra stands on the east side. I would lose the top row, and they would charge me more because my seats would be considered "closer to the pitch"

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    well... something will happen sometime...

    It just irks me that they have no intention to close in the corners in the south.

    The way BMO is set up right now it offers very little intimacy.
    The bleachers that make up BMO are basically what you would find at a car race or a parade!

    No roof coming... no corners coming... I will take the open space / Indy 500 set up, since I have no choice.

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    Thank you C-Town for posting this. I had been bothering you all day to get this done.

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    Default Too many seats.

    Quote Originally Posted by boban View Post
    Nobody said it was a sure thing that expansion would occur this offseason.
    having said that your seat additions doesn't look like they add up to the 8,000 that Alsemi mentioned.
    I think I put in too many new seats on the East Side! (take what I put there and cut it in half!) Much more like the amount on the second level at Rio Tinto.

    This second level could serve as an additional supports section or perhaps a family section.

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    Default You owe me.

    Quote Originally Posted by billyfly View Post
    Thank you C-Town for posting this. I had been bothering you all day to get this done.
    Take me to Columbus for Free.

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    Ahhh Screw it!

    Let's just wait a few years until things are a little better financially...
    Then, if all is still going well, we simply build a new beautiful stadium and give BMO to the Argos!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatpicker View Post
    Ahhh Screw it!

    Let's just wait a few years until things are a little better financially...
    Then, if all is still going well, we simply build a new beautiful stadium and give BMO to the Argos!

    I've heard this idea before. But where? Lakeshore Lions Arena area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billyfly View Post
    I've heard this idea before. But where? Lakeshore Lions Arena area?
    downsview?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatpicker View Post
    well... something will happen sometime...

    It just irks me that they have no intention to close in the corners in the south.

    The way BMO is set up right now it offers very little intimacy.
    The bleachers that make up BMO are basically what you would find at a car race or a parade!

    No roof coming... no corners coming... I will take the open space / Indy 500 set up, since I have no choice.

    Yes. Seeing the space (and plumbing) between 112 and 111 and 110 drives me insane. It also allows the smell of the chicken pitas to hit me and make me hungry.

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    ^^I'd rather have CNE than Downsview.

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    ew , nah east side stays, expanded second tear over south , and north? over beer garden, whatevs bmo is still a shit american high school stadium , and Toronto sports fans are still being ripped off.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by james View Post
    anyone know how many seats are in the current south end stand? Current West stand and Current East stand?
    approx 3000 for the South.
    9000 for the West
    8000 in the East.

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    the construction company listed 3000 for south, 10000 for west, and 7000 for east in one of their construction websites. (the one that had that webcam we used to watch).

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    A roof would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flatpicker View Post
    Ahhh Screw it!

    Let's just wait a few years until things are a little better financially...
    Then, if all is still going well, we simply build a new beautiful stadium and give BMO to the Argos!
    Port of Toronto.

    Book it

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    ^Where? Define pls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpIfYouHateChelsea View Post
    ew , nah east side stays, expanded second tear over south , and north? over beer garden, whatevs bmo is still a shit american high school stadium , and Toronto sports fans are still being ripped off.....
    This is OUR HOUSE youre talking about.

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    It'll be the east stand that gets expanded I bet.

    West is done
    North--they won't get rid of the beer garden
    South--they won't close the corners or make it more difficult to convert the stand to moveable stands for the CFL.

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    Nice post. I hope they do expand the east and south stand!! Expanding by 5000-8000 would be great!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by olegunnar View Post
    It'll be the east stand that gets expanded I bet.

    West is done
    North--they won't get rid of the beer garden
    South--they won't close the corners or make it more difficult to convert the stand to moveable stands for the CFL.


    But the freaking plumbing is there! I see it every game. Damn these guys. Build out the Stadium already.

 

 

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