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Falcons approve crazy “conceptual design” of stadium

In time, that revolutionary new stadium to be built in Minnesota will look downright boring.

NFL teams are realizing that one way to get fans to choose attending games over watching them at home will be to play the games in compelling structures that make fans want to be there, regardless of how good or bad the home team is.

The new Vikings stadium becomes the first to incorporate an Olympics-style ingenuity.  The new Falcons stadium will take it to a new level.

On Tuesday, the Falcons announced that the “conceptual design” of the stadium has been “completed and approved.”  And the “conceptual design” that has been selected has the look of a futuristic change purse.

A Falcons spokesman tells PFT that this isn’t the final design, but that there’s a “pretty good chance” the finished product will closely resemble the concept.

If the “Change Purse” comes to fruition, designers of future structures will have their work cut out for them, as the stadium arms race expands from giant HD video screens and high-speed Internet access to include stunning designs that will make the cars line up even deeper than they did for Kevin Costner’s corn field in Iowa.

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32 Responses to “Falcons approve crazy “conceptual design” of stadium”
  1. dwats says: Jun 18, 2013 10:59 PM

    I prefer “The Sphincter” courtesy of Deadspin this morning.

  2. pftfollower says: Jun 18, 2013 11:00 PM

    At least it doesn’t look like a “coin purse”.

  3. logicalvoicesays says: Jun 18, 2013 11:01 PM

    More REDSKINS stories please. #WewinSUPERBOWLSinDC

  4. selbyrj82 says: Jun 18, 2013 11:06 PM

    People will come Ray. People will most definitely come.

  5. shadowcell says: Jun 18, 2013 11:07 PM

    will they name it after Preparation H?

  6. kane337 says: Jun 18, 2013 11:32 PM

    Looks cool.

  7. deflateddome says: Jun 18, 2013 11:34 PM

    How about “The Atlanta Anus”?

  8. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 18, 2013 11:37 PM

    It looks like the spaceship Superman came to Earth in (old school 1979 version).

  9. kicksave1980 says: Jun 18, 2013 11:38 PM

    I guess that’s the way it is now, but Internet access? HD screens on the seats? Do people even watch the GAME anymore?

  10. officialgame says: Jun 18, 2013 11:39 PM

    Fans will still want to attend games even if the Falcons are playing like sh*t.

  11. Stiller43 says: Jun 18, 2013 11:43 PM

    Looks like a A hole from space. Great job guys!!

  12. jharmon64 says: Jun 19, 2013 12:24 AM

    Don’t do it, just look at Soldier Field and you need to think more on it.

  13. 13arod says: Jun 19, 2013 12:29 AM

    I would o to see that stadium one of a kind it will break the bank a little though

  14. helpingverbs says: Jun 19, 2013 12:40 AM

    I think this design was one of the finalists for the Minnesota stadium…they published it in the paper a while back.

  15. creamsiclecannon says: Jun 19, 2013 1:22 AM

    All hail the Sar-Lac Pit

  16. myuratich says: Jun 19, 2013 1:36 AM

    Perfect design for Atlanta

  17. mackcarrington says: Jun 19, 2013 2:57 AM

    People may attend a game just for the one-time experience of saying “they were there”, but for most it would be a one time thing, because there wouldn’t be but a few who could afford the seat-licensing. Even the one-game price would be the equivalent of taking the family to Disney World. And people only do that once a year.

  18. beelicker says: Jun 19, 2013 4:51 AM

    Shape it a little more like the V-hole instead & they’ll be sure to fill it …

  19. jimmywalker78 says: Jun 19, 2013 5:20 AM

    Well based on how the Saints have dominated them since Brees and Payton arrived, I’d say the size of that sphincter is just about right!

  20. northpackalacky says: Jun 19, 2013 6:11 AM

    I thought it looked like a rose myself. But “The Sphincter” is much, much funnier. Let’s go with that.

  21. greenmeattruck says: Jun 19, 2013 6:13 AM

    That would fit perfectly on top of the bedpan in Chicago!

  22. rgiv says: Jun 19, 2013 7:06 AM

    Definite Goatsee material

  23. jimmyt says: Jun 19, 2013 7:22 AM

    Only a certain type of man could look at that and see a change purse. Just sayin’.

  24. SeenThisB4 says: Jun 19, 2013 7:24 AM

    Considering the krap that comes out of Atlanta, it’s fitting.

  25. db105 says: Jun 19, 2013 7:41 AM

    Will ticket prices be affordable for the common fan?

  26. 4thqtrsaint says: Jun 19, 2013 8:03 AM

    Chocolate Starfish Stadium. Nice.

  27. almighty1 says: Jun 19, 2013 8:45 AM

    I know a ninja throwing star when I see one.

  28. steelerben says: Jun 19, 2013 9:24 AM

    Maybe it is time for owners to start thinking about building a more basic stadium and lowering the prices of concessions and seats.

    The giant HD scoreboards and the over the top designs and the art collections and all of the rest aren’t to attract more fans to the games. It is just another way for billionaires to compete with each other.

    If you want butts in seats, build a stadium that seats 50K, make sure there is a good view from every chair, make sure there are enough toilets that you don’t have to miss half the game to use one, sell tickets for $50 or less, hot dogs for under $8, drinks for under $12, and stop charging a fee for the privilege to pay for season tickets.

    Oh, and try and field a decent team.

  29. 305phinphan says: Jun 19, 2013 9:27 AM

    It looks like Mary Janes butthole after Spider-Man got done hitting it.

  30. noring4youstill says: Jun 19, 2013 10:32 AM

    Give us the 1st regular season game, that way Bree’s and company can write their names on the wall and piss on the bird at midfield.

  31. bjtmeyer says: Jun 19, 2013 12:51 PM

    I agree that the design looks cool. The big question, though, is if it will last longer than 20 years.

  32. delpiero1980 says: Jun 19, 2013 7:04 PM

    Poor Falcons they deserve it, after all their current stadium is older than Candlestick, Oak Coliseum and Qualcomm stadiums!!

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