2.04.2010

Photo of the Day: Crystal Palace Baltimore Stadium Renderings

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Y'all seen these renderings of Crystal Palace Baltimore's proposed stadium? It's pretty special. I like that they don't try and do too much but do one simple thing right by making it intimate. With a full roof and three sides of mid-sized stands (as oppossed to four sides of smaller stands) this joint looks as cozy as an evening in front of the fireplace with a Snuggie, a courvoisier & the celebrity crush of your choice. In short, "if they build it, I will come".

15 comments:

Faux Fur and Soccer Shirts said...

How much is rent gonna be for DC United?

Jason Davis said...

They need to update the rendering since they changed the name of the club to Crystal Palace Baltimore officially. Happy they did, because Crystal Palace USA is terrible.

Mr. Fish said...

Don't let the Chivas folks hear you say that, Jason.

Jason Davis said...

Mark, I knew what I was saying when I said it... ;)

ERic said...

Chivas LA really, really, really needs to drop the "USA".

Matt Johnston said...

I am liking it a lot. CPUSA is not my team, but I would go to matches here.

Anonymous said...

if they build it i will cum..... yeah i just went there... if ussf second division clubs all built like this... they might possibly get a good following.. you know?

Anonymous said...

needs to be a little steeper

Nick Poleto said...

Definitely looks like a lower league stadium ala English League 1 & 2. I like it a lot. Simple, yet better suited for footie than a lot of MLS stadiums, I'm looking at you Pizza Hut and Toyota Parks.

coachie ballgames said...

love the classic look. bah to glass and steel.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't hold my breathe on the stadium actually looking like this once/if it does get built. 9 times out of 10 renderings like these are made extra pretty to drum up interest and then once it actually gets to construction, things change, look at Philly.

Daniel said...

I love it! My family lives in Baltimore and I would come up for matches regularly! Gonna try to catch a CP match or two this year regardless. Kind of wish they'd go for a new name though. :-/

Anonymous said...

Seriously, SF, are you TRYING to punch every DC United fan square in the nuts with this?

It can says "CPFCUSA" all it wants. Everyone knows they're shooting for United, and everyone knows that United might consider the offer. And then the most storied club in MLS history would be no more. It would be reverse Baltimore Colts times 20.

Brian said...

Yeah, put DC in there for a year while RFK is turned into a SSS. Yeah, right.

Marc Silverstein said...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/soccer-insider/post/judge-rules-in-favor-of-youth-coaches-in-case-against-crystal-palace-baltimore/2011/04/11/AFPp4xLD_blog.html