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I realize Minute Maid has a lot of parking, but what they have doesn't begin to cover the overflow parking that comes into the streets in the proposed soccer stadium area. People go out of their way to save a few buck and park and walk from those streets. Unless parking is planned well every street surrounding the new complex will become a parking lot.

Maybe they could do something like Midtown and have residential only parking in front of the homes. That would at least simplify things for the residents in the surrounding area.

Go drive around Minute Maid Park. Pay close attention to the parking signs on the streets surrounding the stadium. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

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Go drive around Minute Maid Park. Pay close attention to the parking signs on the streets surrounding the stadium. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be surprised by. I live by there and drive right next to Minute Maid every day.

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I probably know more than you do, so I won't take your bet.

I see him here until the completion of the stadium.

so, what you're saying is he will leave when the stadium is built?....You say you probably know more than him. OK, do you have a counteroffer? Aren't you agreeing with him by not taking his offer?

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This is the company in charge of the project( per this article). Mid December is coming up, so maybe we'll something their website...maybe?

http://www.iconvenue.com/about/index.shtml

no future in Houston for AEG? http://www.aegworldwide.com/04_future/the_future.html

A. AEG is planning on selling its percentage of ownership of the Dynamo, most likely to the Brenner/De La Hoya group that already partly owns the franchise. This likely wont happen until after the stadium deal is completed, which will be soon anyways.

B. That AEG webpage you referenced is about promoting future mixed-use projects the company is working on (like LA Live) and has nothing to do about AEG's future plans for the sports franchises the company owns, like the Dynamo and LA Galaxy.

EDIT: Also, keep an eye on Rossetti Architects homepage as well. They will likely play a role in the designing of Dynamo Stadium.

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A. AEG is planning on selling its percentage of ownership of the Dynamo, most likely to the Brenner/De La Hoya group that already partly owns the franchise. This likely wont happen until after the stadium deal is completed, which will be soon anyways.

B. That AEG webpage you referenced is about promoting future mixed-use projects the company is working on (like LA Live) and has nothing to do about AEG's future plans for the sports franchises the company owns, like the Dynamo and LA Galaxy.

EDIT: Also, keep an eye on Rossetti Architects homepage as well. They will likely play a role in the designing of Dynamo Stadium.

I joined this site after reading some posts about this topic on another message board.

Any updates on the stadium?

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New Developments:

it looks like its up to Larry Catuzzi and Gene Locke for their recommendations on the proposal

"The Dynamo want to know if the stadium project is going to go forward by the end of the year."

Article from Fox News

i dont know guys, we'll see

It's pretty much the end of the year and I don't think No News Is Goods News is true in this case.

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You may be right. So then maybe some news is GOOD news.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headli...ro/6180023.html

Indeed, this is huge :-)

The proposal the commissioners sent the city late Monday states the money would have to be used to build the public amenities and infrastructure serving the stadium, rather than the physical structure itself, Garcia said. That might include the water and sewer lines for the stadium, or the parking lots and tree-lined plazas surrounding it.

Other conditions include guaranteeing that Texas Southern University will be allowed to play home games at the stadium and agreeing that 15 percent of the seats will never be sold for more than than the average price of a movie ticket.

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If the city and the Dynamo agree to the terms of the deal, Lee or Garcia would submit it for approval by the entire Commissioners Court as early as Jan. 13, Garcia said.

White spokesman Frank Michel said the offer is a "good, positive step."

"But it's just one of a number of steps that will have to happen before any final deal is done," he added.

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You may be right. So then maybe some news is GOOD news.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headli...ro/6180023.html

haha....nice timing.

I like the stipulations!

The proposal the commissioners sent the city late Monday states the money would have to be used to build the public amenities and infrastructure serving the stadium, rather than the physical structure itself, Garcia said. That might include the water and sewer lines for the stadium, or the parking lots and tree-lined plazas surrounding it.

Other conditions include guaranteeing that Texas Southern University will be allowed to play home games at the stadium and agreeing that 15 percent of the seats will never be sold for more than than the average price of a movie ticket.

"We want to make sure that that's included in the agreement so we won't see a situation where the stadium is built and they focus on suites or club suites and their prices double or triple in the first few years," Garcia said.

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haha....nice timing.

I like the stipulations!

They're somewhat encouraging. I hope they stick to that if the stadium goes through and focus on building a strong community area that works with the continued development of homes surrounding the stadium.

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Jesus this moves at a snail's pace. When did the county talk about their requirements for involvement? September? It took 4 months for the Dynamo and City to say "we agree"?

It's slow moving but the county is moving along now with more information. Great movement in the last month. :)

The area will get upgrades (infrastructure), the team will get stadium, TSU will also have access (for relatively minimal cost), affordability is included and East End will get a spurt of growth in slowing economy.

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Jesus this moves at a snail's pace. When did the county talk about their requirements for involvement? September? It took 4 months for the Dynamo and City to say "we agree"?

No, it was around Dec 24th that the County eventually made their stiplulations clear, which by all accounts the City and Dynamo have agreed to.

Granted this whole process is all talking some time - lets just get it done.

Great addition to DT for Houston!

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Yeah...ok... -_-

Why the facial expression?Confused? :mellow:

the fact that you would ask for a source and/or photographic evidence to confirm a piece of information that could be verified simply by walking over there is very odd... i mean, did you not believe him? or perhaps a better question would be do you actually think someone would just make that up?

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the fact that you would ask for a source and/or photographic evidence to confirm a piece of information that could be verified simply by walking over there is very odd... i mean, did you not believe him? or perhaps a better question would be do you actually think someone would just make that up?

No I did not believe him and I can't walk there (in Galveston.)

...and yes I do think he could have just made that up.

Courtesy of our friends on the Dynamo Board at BigSoccer, the most recent pic I could find. This is the site as of 1/12/09. Since then the warehouse on the left has been cleared.

Stadiumsite_Panorama1.jpg

Thanks for confirming this. :P

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the fact that you would ask for a source and/or photographic evidence to confirm a piece of information that could be verified simply by walking over there is very odd... i mean, did you not believe him? or perhaps a better question would be do you actually think someone would just make that up?

Perhaps he is in the woodlands?

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Nope - didn't make it up, I live right nearby and have watched them tear all the warehouses down. I'd say half my posts over the last few months were following the progress of the warehouse demolition.

Can you confirm that you live near by? And, to whoever posted photos, can you confirm that those are not photoshopped? Can anyone confirm that this is actually HAIF's website and not a phishing site??? If you can, how will you confirm that your confirmation is accurate????

;)

(sorry, just feeling goofy this morning) :P

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Can you confirm that you live near by? And, to whoever posted photos, can you confirm that those are not photoshopped? Can anyone confirm that this is actually HAIF's website and not a phishing site??? If you can, how will you confirm that your confirmation is accurate????

;)

(sorry, just feeling goofy this morning) :P

This post is to confirm that I am not real and that none of my posts are real. I am a figment of your imagination.

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This post is to confirm that I am not real and that none of my posts are real. I am a figment of your imagination.

That's just what the man wants us to believe! :ph34r:

Wait, how do I know I'm not a figment of your imagination?

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Man, WTF is that?

It appears to be a shoe emblazoned with the likeness of Barack Obama. The only association between presidents and shoes that comes to mind is when Iraqi protesters threw shoes at former President Bush (where cultural norms are that shoes associated or applied to people are considered an act of greatest insult), so one might be led to conclude that the shoe is in some way a criticism of Obama's policy towards Iraq or the Middle East.

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It appears to be a shoe emblazoned with the likeness of Barack Obama. The only association between presidents and shoes that comes to mind is when Iraqi protesters threw shoes at former President Bush (where cultural norms are that shoes associated or applied to people are considered an act of greatest insult), so one might be led to conclude that the shoe is in some way a criticism of Obama's policy towards Iraq or the Middle East.

But with Obama, it was different. He only wanted to show us how we were outnumbered, outgunned, outmatched, and seeming mad, we realized the importance of our monument. On that day, half a century ago, our species was pushed to the crumbling edge of extinction and as we teetered on that precipice, staring down at the abyss, a hand reached out, pulled us back from the brink and gave us hope... the hand of a hero.

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But with Obama, it was different. He only wanted to show us how we were outnumbered, outgunned, outmatched, and seeming mad, we realized the importance of our monument. On that day, half a century ago, our species was pushed to the crumbling edge of extinction and as we teetered on that precipice, staring down at the abyss, a hand reached out, pulled us back from the brink and gave us hope... the hand of a hero.

Is the hero Oliver Luck?

EDIT: I'm gonna call off the joke while it's still funny. I knew what you meant. I just wanted to make fun of the shoe. Little did I know that I would incite a rant that was funnier than I ever could've hoped for! :lol:

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But with Obama, it was different. He only wanted to show us how we were outnumbered, outgunned, outmatched, and seeming mad, we realized the importance of our monument. On that day, half a century ago, our species was pushed to the crumbling edge of extinction and as we teetered on that precipice, staring down at the abyss, a hand reached out, pulled us back from the brink and gave us hope... the hand of a hero.

With all due respect: *GAG*

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That video showed what looked like two different side views. One with just pillar after pillar like the aerial view shows, but another one that looked much different. Anyone else notice that or am I dreaming?

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Like I posted in BigSoccer, these screens of the most detailed elevations have me thinking Allianz Arena due to the use of what appears to be Teflon wrapping the stadium. Could be lighted and look beautiful at night.

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I'm frankly surprised that this thread has gone to 37 pages, considering soccer is for Eurotrash, Latino men who are far less macho than they think, and gay guys. :ph34r:

You left out southern born males who are secure enough in their manhood that they don't feel the need to drive Chevy pickups and listen to country music, but hey, maybe you're not an expert on the subject.

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