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Re: Summer Olympics in Pittsburgh?

Postby Idoit40fans on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:24 pm

I remember back when it was in Atlanta, they needed a new baseball stadium, so they built the stadium and the Braves now play in Turner Field which was the olympic stadium. Thats the kind of thing thats ideal for an Olympic city. This wouldn't be that much more premature than the tearing down of Three Rivers was. :pop:
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Re: Summer Olympics in Pittsburgh?

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:31 pm

perhaps the olmpic village will be on brunot island
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Re: Summer Olympics in Pittsburgh?

Postby Pitts on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:35 pm

For one, they wouldn't play all the events at Heinz field. They need track and field facilities, tennis, swimming, cross country, etc. Events would be spread out all through Allegheny county. Even then, I really don't think they have facilities for all the events needed. I suppose some of the better high schools could house events if needed. Peters has a nice spread going on, upper St, Clair just re-built and Mt. Lebo is renovating. Not sure what they have up north.
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Re: Summer Olympics in Pittsburgh?

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:37 pm

Pitts wrote:For one, they wouldn't play all the events at Heinz field. They need track and field facilities, tennis, swimming, cross country, etc. Events would be spread out all through Allegheny county. Even then, I really don't think they have facilities for all the events needed. I suppose some of the better high schools could house events if needed. Peters has a nice spread going on, upper St, Clair just re-built and Mt. Lebo is renovating. Not sure what they have up north.


North Allegheny has multiple fields spread throughout the campuses. You could split up track and field between the senior and intermediate highschools.

They also have a pool, but it's nowhere near Olympic size.
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Re: Summer Olympics in Pittsburgh?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:38 pm

lolol olympic events hosted at NASH. wake up
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Re: Summer Olympics in Pittsburgh?

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:41 pm

I was just saying that they had a track.
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Re: Summer Olympics in Pittsburgh?

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:46 pm

They would use Pitt's pool. But otherwise, pitt's track and field is probably at a level or below the high schools in the area.
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Re: Summer Olympics in Pittsburgh?

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:47 pm

I think the US Olympic Committee just sent that as a "thanks for asking about hosting the Olympics, but dream on" consolation letter.
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Re: Summer Olympics in Pittsburgh?

Postby stopper40 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:57 pm

I hope it never happens. Just thinking of the logistical and traffic nightmares along with a zillion tourists constantly getting lost. No thank you
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Re: Summer Olympics in Pittsburgh?

Postby blackjack68 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:59 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:thats actually an interesting question. who would lite the torch? i vote mayor luke.


Anthony Jeselnik :roll:
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Re: Summer Olympics in Pittsburgh?

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:00 pm

stopper40 wrote:I hope it never happens. Just thinking of the logistical and traffic nightmares along with a zillion tourists constantly getting lost. No thank you


Yeah, if I lived in Pittsburgh, I would probably dread this. The Olympics are better on TV anyway :pop:
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Re: Summer Olympics in Pittsburgh?

Postby stopper40 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:02 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:
stopper40 wrote:I hope it never happens. Just thinking of the logistical and traffic nightmares along with a zillion tourists constantly getting lost. No thank you


Yeah, if I lived in Pittsburgh, I would probably dread this. The Olympics are better on TV anyway :pop:


The tunnels suck now at rush hour, the backups would be even worse 20 hours a day.
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Re: Summer Olympics in Pittsburgh?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:06 pm

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Re: Summer Olympics in Pittsburgh?

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:11 pm

stopper40 wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:
stopper40 wrote:I hope it never happens. Just thinking of the logistical and traffic nightmares along with a zillion tourists constantly getting lost. No thank you


Yeah, if I lived in Pittsburgh, I would probably dread this. The Olympics are better on TV anyway :pop:


The tunnels suck now at rush hour, the backups would be even worse 20 hours a day.


Take long vacation, rent your house out to out of towners. Profit!!!
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Re: Summer Olympics in Pittsburgh?

Postby pittsoccer33 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:40 pm

A think a Winter Olympic is at least not laughable. Nowhere near enough facilities to run a Summer games.

At least with winter a lot of it could take place in the Laurel Highlands at the various resorts. Ice rinks could be laid at the Pete and Palumbo Center, Neville Island, etc for some of the smaller events like curling.
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Re: Summer Olympics in Pittsburgh?

Postby JeffDFD on Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:42 pm

Maybe with an event like the olympics - they will enlarge the tunnels a few lanes in each direction, increase T service to everywhere, fix all the roads and bridges, and all sorts of other ridiculous improvements that would never happen but would be nice to think about.
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Re: Summer Olympics in Pittsburgh?

Postby mac5155 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:43 pm

well it would be 10 years from now so maybe 28 construction would be done by then?
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Re: Summer Olympics in Pittsburgh?

Postby the errey i breathe on Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:52 pm

mac5155 wrote:well it would be 10 years from now so maybe 28 construction would be done by then?

28 construction will be something all of our great great grandkids will be complaining about.
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Re: Summer Olympics in Pittsburgh?

Postby pfim on Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:53 pm

llipgh2 wrote:I think the US Olympic Committee just sent that as a "thanks for asking about hosting the Olympics, but dream on" consolation letter.


Yep, and it's hardly the first time this has happened.
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Re: Summer Olympics in Pittsburgh?

Postby Pitts on Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:55 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:.

Good point!
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Re: Summer Olympics in Pittsburgh?

Postby JS© on Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:30 pm

columbia wrote:So a 3 hour concert by Thar Clarks for the closing ceremony?


Donnie Iris, Rusted Root, Girl Talk, and Grand Buffet are also inquiring about the closing ceremony.

Not all of the events are carried in the main city, but how far do most cities go when spreading out events? 30 miles? 50 miles? 90 miles?
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Re: Summer Olympics in Pittsburgh?

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:52 pm

the errey i breathe wrote:
mac5155 wrote:well it would be 10 years from now so maybe 28 construction would be done by then?

28 construction will be something all of our great great grandkids will be complaining about.

Ha ha, I remember driving out of Pittsburgh to move to SC in 1990 and 28 was under construction. :lol: :fist:

Charlotte, NC is on the list, too. :scared:
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