urger: We're not scared stiff of a little cold - or say 2 inches of snow.
Dufus: I have always thought it was because the designers could never figure out how to handle the weight of all that snow on the roof of such a large free span without a catastrophic collapse.
FriarReb98: heat the roof and design it in such a way that it naturally slides off
Dancin_In_Anson: FriarReb98: heat the roof and design it in such a way that it naturally slides offWhat could possibly go wrong?
Marcus Aurelius: Football is an outdoor activity. is there anyone here that hasn't been yelled at for playing football inside the house?Well there you go.
Dancin_In_Anson: Because football.
DubyaHater: urger: We're not scared stiff of a little cold - or say 2 inches of snow.Honestly, moving from Florida to Roanoke, VA, I had no idea what I was in for. Everyone told me I "had" to have a 4WD vehicle. I needed a new car anyway so I bought an Xterra. In the three years I've been here, I've turned on the 4WD once, and that was just to feel manly. I should have realized that if the mail trucks can deliver mail without difficulty, I didn't need 4WD.
harleyquinnical: Because some cities have to share their stadium with other teams while sharing in the glorious hometown weather. Sometimes the open air stadiums are just better than domes, at least according to Seattle./Remember the Kingdome?
litespeed74: I loved the Kingdome's massiveness but it would be really hard to go back to a dome after having so much fun at the Clink.The view of downtown, Space Needle just adds to the experience.
BMulligan: Reason number 2,159 why I hate the Dallas Cowboys: back in the 80's they used to say that their stadium roof had an opening over the field "so that God can watch his Cowboys play."
tallguywithglasseson: "Oakland is a cold weather city while Indianapolis is not. Rather than re-think our methodology, we're just going to push forward. Probably too much thought went into this."
wooden_badger: Rumor has it that when CMGI errr Gillette Stadium was being designed, faced with the decision of having a domed stadium or not, Robert Kraft chose an open air stadium even though he knew that would nix the idea of having a Superb Owl game (never mind that the FoxboroUGH area has no chance of supporting it) because he wanted the weather advantage.I suppose saving 9 figure$ on construction had something to do with it as well......
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