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Re: Fair Park

Postby DPatel304 » 06 Feb 2020 12:48

Wow, Spectra seems to be doing a pretty good job so far. I'm also surprised to see BTS performing there, as they could have likely gone to AT&T and sold out that arena.

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Re: Fair Park

Postby tamtagon » 06 Feb 2020 13:06

I've always preferred open air stadium concerts.

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Re: Fair Park

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 13 Feb 2020 14:15

I just hope that Spectra is able to provide a fan experience that makes it a worthy competitor. I know the Cotton Bowl isn't AT&T stadium but if fans feel like they are having fun it doesn't matter if Jerry Jones's private Art collection is on the wall.
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Re: Fair Park

Postby lakewoodhobo » 19 Feb 2020 10:52

They need to take the Winter Classic model of providing a genuine fairground experience and apply it to all their events that attract 75,000+ people, especially Pride. Maybe next year Spectra can attract a big enough concert to perform the Saturday before the parade and keep the Midway open all day Saturday and Sunday. Fair Park becomes "Pride Park" for one weekend. That's the only way I can see a path to attracting half a million visitors to this event.


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Re: Fair Park

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Re: Fair Park

Postby exelone31 » 23 Jun 2020 09:44

There's the Fair Park thread! I was trying to find it yesterday as I saw this news, but couldn't track it down.

Anywho, these seem like some really great incremental changes to Fair Park. I especially like the Music Green park between the Music Hall and the African American Museum.

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Re: Fair Park

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 26 Jun 2020 12:03

I really do hope it makes sense to build in all those buildings they want to recreate keeping in mind those projects are lumped in Phase 4 aka 10 yrs. I think for me I would like to see the tree planting projects and the Cotton Bowl plaza improvements. The community park is, of course, a no brainer on being first not to mention a requirement of the deal.

For the hotel, I hope they are able to get a decent flag when that project possibly comes. The last thing we need is a budget flag hotel onsite for the next 50 yrs. I doubt we will get an Omni hotel but a decent hotel with meeting space seems like it will be a good match once they can have booking partnerships for the esplanade buildings for larger events. Fair Park is the original Convention Center + Arts District rolled into one. Add some Klyde Warren park back into the thing and you do have a very attractive space for lots of kinds of events.
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