Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Where should the city's beloved/loathed stadium go?

Posted By on Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 11:17 AM

click to enlarge An "artist rendering" of Pikes Peak Municipal Stadium.
  • An "artist rendering" of Pikes Peak Municipal Stadium.
Our April Fool's Day shenanigans are always fun, especially when we entice a little giggle from our readers, but 2018's prank (see next page) got us thinking a little more about the stadium story which, in reality, remains quite controversial.

Talk of a downtown stadium began years ago — though the project has yet to move beyond the early planning stages — but recent headlines have signaled a renewed push to find a location for the proposed complex. Where that location is going to be is the greatest question, and one we can't seem to get an answer to.

So where should the city's beloved/loathed stadium sit?

One Indy reader suggested the top of Pikes Peak, which, looking at the photo above, would make quite a spectacular $2 Tuesday experience, but likely add to the traffic on the peak after the closure of the Cog Railway.

But would that top a prime location at America the Beautiful Park, as a few other readers suggested?
click to enlarge An "artist rendering" of America the Beautiful Municipal Stadium.
  • An "artist rendering" of America the Beautiful Municipal Stadium.

Or, even better, the city could capitalize on the world-famous name of Garden of the Gods.

click to enlarge An "artist rendering" of Garden of the Gods Municipal Stadium.
  • An "artist rendering" of Garden of the Gods Municipal Stadium.

Of course, all kidding aside, a handful of readers see an opportunity to kill two controversial birds with one stone by replacing the Martin Drake Power Plant with the venue.

click to enlarge An "artist rendering" of Martin Drake Municipal Stadium.
  • An "artist rendering" of Martin Drake Municipal Stadium.

And at least one reader called for an infill development in the New South End.

click to enlarge An "artist rendering" of New South End Municipal Stadium.
  • An "artist rendering" of New South End Municipal Stadium.

It also didn't take long for billionaire Phillip Anschutz's name to be attached to the project, as one reader suggested his "backyard." While were not entirely sure if Anschutz has a local address, or where it is, we figured one of his well known local properties would suffice.

click to enlarge An "artist rendering" of the Broadmoor Municipal Stadium.
  • An "artist rendering" of the Broadmoor Municipal Stadium.

Lastly, in an obvious sign of disapproval for the project, the idea of tossing the entire project in the toilet was pitched by another reader.
 
click to enlarge toiletstadium.jpg

Keep the recommendations coming! We'll be updating this piece with the most suitable (and whacky) places our readers think a new stadium would best fit until the official word finally comes down.

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