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    So some shingles blew off.... and that is a reason to tear the whole thing down..... right....

    I had some shingles blow off my roof once....my response... like any normal person was to replace the shingles...but then I think the idea of the having the WC in Eugene makes as much sense as having the Super Bowl
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    My observation from the south turn was that the number of actual people in the stands was about equal between West & East, at all times: at meet start, midway through, and at the finale. And no, very few competing athletes were in the East Grandstand during this meet; they must have been in the steam room of Mac Court trying to revive their bones.
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    If you don't believe the reports of the shingles blowing off . . .

    https://twitter.com/KenGoe/status/98...361600/photo/1
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    Horrible....

    I guess you never lived where shingles blow off in windstorms...

    Wrigley Field not so long ago had far more problems than anything like this....Shingles blowing off...pieces of the roof falling down....during games...and yet they managed to fix it and keep the Historic stadium pretty much as it has been for 104 years....

    But the owners weren't interested in building a monument for themselves...
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    Do you tear down your house and build a new one just because you needed some roof repair, or even a new roof? No.
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    Of course not....but in keeping Phil Knight happy anything is possible.

    Meanwhile the clueless Meek had a column today in the RG today...
    Admits he has never been in the East Grandstand before for a meet. Reminds me of a visit of some rich tourist or high government official visiting an African country...even meets one of the locals who says it is time to tear it down...and that is good enough for him....

    Next he quotes from the University officials whose main duty is keeping the Big Guy happy...'It's rotting'....finds evidence of this....Shingles flew off! And no hand rails! Horrible! It must go!

    The officials who have knowledge of plans that must remain secret as not to alarm the local population reassure him that it is going to be great....
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    They can't tear it down soon enough
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    I can't argue with that.
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    Other than very rare exceptions like Wrigley field, the normal lifetime of a stadium in the big four US sports is probably 30 years or less. Colleges also build new stadiums by the bunches with regularity. This "sanctity" of a stadium makes no sense to me on any level.
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    I do not have an emotional attachment to Hayward Field but it is a hell of a lot cheaper to replace an asphalt shingle roof than an entire stadium.
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