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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.
    No one remembers who came in second.

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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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    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 RoanokeFan View Post
    They actually paid a premium to guarantee construction was on time
    That's a little backward isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jomo View Post
    That's a little backward isn't it?
    Yes, but they wanted the guarantee. Skansa would have taken a huge loss if they had run over
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    Quote Originally Posted by jomo View Post
    That's a little backward isn't it?
    Don't forget Jomo, these are people who initially estimated the stadium would cost $800 million to build. They were only off by $900 million.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoanokeFan View Post
    They actually paid a premium to guarantee construction was on time
    Which never happens without boat loads of extra cash for anyone that is involved with large construction will testify to. Tons of wasted OT and man power

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redeyejedi View Post
    Which never happens without boat loads of extra cash for anyone that is involved with large construction will testify to. Tons of wasted OT and man power
    No doubt
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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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