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Ballpark Village next to Minute Maid Park

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by tigereye, Feb 8, 2021.

  1. Houstunna

    Houstunna The Most Unbiased Fan
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    I hope there's enough activity for all the businesses to thrive, Dallas has been the event/hotel capitol of Texas for a long while
     
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    Not to mention the blatant taunting to tent city. Hey homeless, here’s a house with a roof but it’s historic so we’ll just leave it here on stilts for y’all to look at. Lol.
     
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  3. tigereye

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  5. Nick

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    If they're putting this where the old BUS used to be... wouldn't that be the 3rd base entry?
     
  6. tigereye

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    It’s closer to the 1st Base Entrance, which will have an LED videoboard added above the canopy to show games out on the street.
     
  7. Nick

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    Based on the rendering you posted, that’s along Texas ave… thus the 3rd base side. 1st base entrance is all the way on Hamilton.

    Glad they’re finally doing something with the space.
     
  8. MadMax

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    Renderings look great.
     
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    None of that **** will compare to the bus during the 04-05 playoffs against the cardinals
     
  10. Nick

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    Nostalgia much? Where have those fans been going the last 4 years?

    The expectation is that not only will it compare…. it anlso increases overall profit/revenue for the franchise that can continue to keep the payroll competitive.

    The fan experience typically takes care of itself. Curious if anything has changed in regards to city laws allowing large video projections downtown. Apparently thats why they couldn’t do it at Toyota Center… and they still have the tiniest of marquees known to man out there.
     
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  11. MadMax

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    It’s very literally the type of development we hoped would happen when we approved the new ballpark in the first place. I’m excited about for it game experience as well as what it will do for franchise value
     
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  12. Nick

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    Indeed… although I already credit MMP to leading to the Hilton, Marriott, Toyota Center, Discovery Green, the Convention center renovation, East Downtown, the new soccer stadium… and the eventual Houston version of the big dig where they put 59 underground and turn that all into green/park/pedstrian space.
     
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    Hope I live long enough to see all that :)
     
  14. El_Conquistador

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    I'm friends with a MLB owner that has a real estate business that focuses on entertainment venues and development around stadiums. The key to that business is finding things to do on the 284 days a year where there's not a home game. Having programming and events that can bring people into the area is important. It needs to be a lot more than throwing up a sports bar and a hotel... think conventions, other sporting events, concerts, holiday events, carnivals, destination shopping options, destination restaurants, etc.
     
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    It's also a major tax break now. MMP is in an Opportunity Zone. They can take bonus depreciation now without paying it back and sell tax free until nearly 2050 if they hold it for 10 years.
     
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    Is this an actual thing that might happen or is it another EarthQuest Adventure Park?
     
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    I know I won't. I haven't even seen the completion of the Interstate Travel and Defense System begun before I was born.
     
  18. Radricky

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    I was joking lol
     
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    Did somebody say EarthQuest??
     
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  20. MadMax

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    It calls to us...like the faint whisper of a summer long ago...whisper on, EarthQuest...and forevermore
     
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