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    3D modeled NFL stadiums

    or stadia, if you prefer.
    http://www.earthswoop.com/collection.php?id=13

    A few things to check out:

    Seahawks and Colts stadiums are very well done.

    You get a really good feel for the fact that Lambeau is right in the middle of a neighborhood. Look how close the houses are to the stadium.

    Want to see where not to build a stadium, click on the Chargers helmet. The stadium is right in the middle of an enormous parking lot with no clearly defined paths and only a few surface streets for exits. It takes forever to get out of that stadium after a game.

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    As much as I love the city of San Diego, game day makes a mess of traffic, and SD is a bear to drive in anyway.

    Seattle's pretty easy to get around, especially if you stop for beer and coffee at every corner. Never been to Indy or Lambeau. And if I never return to NY/NJ/PA/MD again it will be too soon. Sorry to all my east coast friends, but I'm kinda pushing for a team in Montana.
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    Very fun site, Andy. The only current stadiums I've been to are Indy and Charlotte. Lucas Oil is a pretty glitzy place, lots of murals and flashing lights, but I know quite a few people who think it's ugly and are disappointed that doesn't create quite the din that the old Hoosier...er, RCA Dome created. Bank of America Stadium is nice if it's not raining and it's pretty easy to get in and out if you take the train

    As I was looking at the images it occurred to me that though the newer stadiums are generally much more attractive than the round multi-purpose structures built in the 60s and 70s, I still really, really hate the whole naming rights thing. Back in the day I could have told you the names of all the NFL and MLB stadiums. Not so now, and it's not just because I am old and can't remember squat. "Overstock Coliseum??" "Qwest Field??" Heck, "B of A" is at least the 3rd name for the stadium here in Charlotte and I still like the original, "Carolinas Stadium" best. But that's typical of Charlotte; I'm surprised they haven't sold naming rights to the trash dumpsters here. The people of San Francisco had the good sense to stand up for a little tradition and history and stop the madness by passing a law against selling rights to Candlestick after the brief "Monster Park" era.
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    Was one of the first thing I tried to go do was go in Raymond James and get on the pirate ship.. Of Course it was lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by brauneyz View Post
    As much as I love the city of San Diego, game day makes a mess of traffic, and SD is a bear to drive in anyway.

    Seattle's pretty easy to get around, especially if you stop for beer and coffee at every corner. Never been to Indy or Lambeau. And if I never return to NY/NJ/PA/MD again it will be too soon. Sorry to all my east coast friends, but I'm kinda pushing for a team in Montana.
    Gahh just driving at 2 PM on the Garden State Parkway makes me want to leave. Forget about trying to leave New Meadowlands Stadium after a game especially with that new mall they're building. >:O
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  6. The Packers and Patriots stadiums are right in the middle of neighborhoods. The infrastructure barely supports the overflow of people and traffic. It must be amazing to get in and out of those places without a police escort that will certainly spoil you. Rich Stadium, home of the Bills comes to mind as well.

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    Seen games at Lambeau (pre and post renovations), Georgia Dome, Raymond James , Bank of America, and old Meadowland (and went by Lucas Oil as I was in town for a wedding). Raymond James is easy to get in if you line up early to tailgate and out as stadiums go, Meadowlands was a mess (but had the most intersting tailgating story), Lambeau might have been hard if we tried ot leave right afterwards but we stuck around so all the traffic had already left. Georgia Dome I walked to from my hotel room so not too bad (other then it was sleeting), BoA can be a mess, a lot depends on what direction you are traveling when leaving.
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    I'm sure others will disagree, but to me the best stadium for post-game traffic is Soldier Field. I have no experience getting out of the lots, so maybe that's a nightmare, but we always get right out and the streets aren't overly congested.

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