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To hell with a new stadium...How'bout a freak'n Ferris Wheel......

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by ChargerMike, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. ChargerMike

    ChargerMike BoltBruthaFromAnuthMutha

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    Concudan Caffeinated Commando

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    Probably to generate interest in the water front the way the big one in England does... They will probably get federal funding for a good portion of it if the can use it as an urban improvement project. Also it will appeal to more than just the football crowd so I dont see that this is something the City should not consider.
     
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    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes you have to take a step back and realize that not everybody is a football fan.
     
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    Holy **** that sounds overpriced.
     
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    What? Im freakin possible!
     
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  6. ChargerMike

    ChargerMike BoltBruthaFromAnuthMutha

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    Because that's just what Diego needs....MORE tourists....MORE congestion.....like they're not congested enough......

    Great for the local economy I guess.....sucks for the locals.......:confused:
     
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    HollywoodLeo Well-Known Member

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    Money coming into the city is always a good thing for the locals.
     
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    Few years back the Port District spent $$ for plans to light up the Coronado Bridge from underneath...brought in a bunch of designers and picked a winner. Nada. They also had grandiose plans to renovate the Shelter Island boat launch ramp. Nada.
     
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    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    Where can I get season tickets for the ferris wheel?
     
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    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Just what the cash strapped city of San Diego needs, a fawking Ferris wheel to attract more people to the ocean.
     
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    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    ^^^It's better than stocking the ocean with baby tuna or something like that...
     
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    Not sure if the sarcasm is directed at a Ferris wheel not working or attracting more people not being a good thing.

    IF the latter then I don't get the logic, if the former then I'm no Ferris wheel expert so I won't argue it, lol
     
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    NFL already says ferris wheel will probably not get to host any Super Bowls...
    (though still slightly more likely than Qualcomm Stadium)

    Doctor Who fans would be confused as Hell...(well, more so than usual)
     
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    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    Makes sense to me....
    I would imagine something that huge would cost plenty to maintain not to mention liability Ins. in case that thing ever came crashing down or malfunctioned causing injury.
     
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    If it cost a lot to maintain but also brought a lot more people (and their money) to the city then that's still a good thing.

    Whether or not it would is something I don't know.
     
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    JohnnyX 2017 Chargers Head Coach

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    Football fans? In San Diego? Are you sure you aren't confusing them with the something 2o year olds playing hackysack on the beach?
     
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    HEXEDBOLT Don't like it, lump it!!!

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    I reckon where all those "a lot more people" are coming from and who would be utilizing this thing is my question. It doesn't sound like this is a kiddie type ride, since I really don't know that much about this project I'll just wait until more info on it comes out.
     
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    The London Eye (London);
    It is currently Europe's tallest Ferris wheel,[10] and offered the highest public viewing point in London[11] until it was superseded by the 245-metre (804 ft)[12]observation deck on the 72nd floor of The Shard, which opened to the public on 1 February 2013.[13] It is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the United Kingdom with over 3.5 million visitors annually,[14] and has made many appearances in popular culture.

    The High Roller (Las Vegas);
    High Roller
    is a 550-foot tall (167.6 m),[3][4] 520-foot (158.5 m) diameter[5] giant Ferris wheel located on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada. The wheel, which began construction in 2011 and opened to customers in March 2014 is the world's tallest observation wheel. High Roller features 28 spherical passenger cabins which can accommodate up to 40 passengers each, and is illuminated with dynamic multicolored LED lights nightly.

    When High Roller opened to the public in March 2014, tickets for a single 30-minute ride, the time taken for the entire wheel to rotate once, cost $24.95 (day time) and $34.95 (night time). Other ticket options included a $59.95 Express Pass, allowing the holder to skip the line and ride any time.

    The Orlando Eye (Orlando Fl);
    Set to open in 2015.

    Seattle Great Wheel (Seattle Wa);
    The Seattle Great Wheel is a giant Ferris wheel at Pier 57 on Elliott Bay in Seattle,Washington. With an overall height of 175 feet (53.3 m), it was the tallest Ferris wheel on the West Coast of the United States when it opened on June 29, 2012.

    Seattle was the third city in North America to offer a wheel of this design,[6] following theNiagara SkyWheel at Clifton Hill, Niagara Falls, Canada, which is also 175 feet (53.3 m) tall, and the larger Myrtle Beach SkyWheel in South Carolina, which is 187 feet (57.0 m) tall. The Seattle wheel is the only one of the three to be built over water.

    A wheel is planned on Staten Island to boost tourism to the area.

    From an article on the Big Wheel craze...
    http://www.citylab.com/tech/2014/07/what-happens-when-every-city-has-a-giant-ferris-wheel/375012/

    So it looks like where ever they have been put (approx 100 world wide since the mid '80s) they have made money for their cities. Seems like a 'no brainer' when you consider the cost of the football stadium is approximated to be what $400 million, and this would probably be less than 100?
     
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    Thanks for the info Conc, it's starting to look better on paper. I just have never trusted the SD. City Gov. proper and whether or not they choose to build a new stadium really doesn't affect me much. I'll still follow the Bolts if they move but allowing those folks to watch the till
     
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    C'mon... Why would you not trust such a well meaning, functional body as the one SD has had for the past 10+ years who earned the nick name CAVE-(Citizens Against Virtually Everything)-Men?
     
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    Pointyearedog I only put idiots on ignore...

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    ^^^It's almost like we are living in the Dark Ages. What next, a plan to wipe out the rats along the bay in an effort to stop the plague?
     
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    No... Wipe out the cats the way they did back in the day to stop the bubonic plauge... You know because cats were the spawn of the devil and stole souls while people slept...
     
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    Those must be the red and blue dots of upstanding citizens in the fine city of SD whose mistake 9 out of 10 times cause the county as a whole to suffer due to their magnificent blunders.
     
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    FYI - I read that the wheel in Vegas is sort of a dud. It was erected in a problematic location, has a mediocre view, has been experiencing low ridership and has resorted to frequent "Grouponing". It's future does not look promising.
     
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    ^^^Yeah, and the local ferris wheel at Boomers in Clairemont isn't getting much play lately...
     
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    More great news from city hall....UGH....:tdown: :sick: :poop:

    [​IMG]
     
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    The city responded to that and stated that Steve Cushman is not on the committee...

    Much ado bout nuthin.
     
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    What do the Chargers have against Steve Cushman?
     
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    He is reportedly anti-stadium.
     

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