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    MtLife Stadium Nearly Had Retractable Roof But Giants and Jets Passed Due To Cost

    http://www.giants101.com/2013/02/02/...-due-to-price/

    Excerpt: "Super Bowl XLVIII is still more than a year away, but it's been shrouded in controversy since day one due to MetLife Stadium, home of both the New York Giants and New York Jets, being an outdoor stadium. Many fear NFL's biggest game will suffer because of cold temperatures and potential inclement weathers. Some have even gone as far as to call it "******ed."

    It's a concern that was taken into account while building the new Meadowlands stadium. Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch sat down with Jets owner Woody Johnson and the collective group considered a retractable roof. However, Tisch revealed on Friday that plan was scrapped due to the immense cost of said roof. It, alone, would have cost an additional $500 million to build." Read more...
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    If the stadium were built in Texax we could have had the roof thrown in at the same price. Construction costs in the tri-state area with everyone getting their "piece" are prohibitive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jomo View Post
    If the stadium were built in Texax we could have had the roof thrown in at the same price. Construction costs in the tri-state area with everyone getting their "piece" are prohibitive.
    Yeah the cost of Labor is really high. Union construction workers get paid a good wage. Especially Electrical workers. Its not the Hourly amount in the take home which is good but the pension plan and benefits add another 50% as well.
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    yeah....oh well. You live where you live....

    Its an open air stadium....the way it should be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jomo View Post
    If the stadium were built in Texax we could have had the roof thrown in at the same price. Construction costs in the tri-state area with everyone getting their "piece" are prohibitive.
    They actually paid a premium to guarantee construction was on time
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    Quote Originally Posted by GameTime View Post
    yeah....oh well. You live where you live....

    Its an open air stadium....the way it should be.
    Football as it was meant to be played!
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    I agree I would never want to have a home Giants game in doors. But if they put a retractable roof on the stadium, they probably could've made that $500 million back pretty quickly with all of the "other" events that they could've booked in the building, all year long, over the life of the building.

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    I'm glad they didn't do it. Football is meant to be played outdoors with the wind, snow, rain, etc. I'm still upset they didn't put natural grass in MetLife instead of the artificial stuff.

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    I'm pretty sure the $500M was not just for the roof but the entire enclosure and the HVAC. I heard the "Roof" was like $300 M and the balance was for the exterior enclosure up-grade and the HVAC System. The original "West-Side" Stadium that the Jets had planned before the city said no, had a retractable roof planned. If they had gotten rid of the futuristic design of the "Razor Blade" look, they could have had a retactable roof for the same price they paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    They actually paid a premium to guarantee construction was on time
    That's a little backward isn't it?
    No one remembers who came in second.

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