Dave Amos at City Beautiful takes a look at the newish stadium district trend that pairs new arenas and stadiums with mixed-used, urban development. Is it any better than the old suburban model of fringe locations with seas of surface parking?

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  1. Great video. I was hoping for some mention of the role of mass transit in allowing fans to travel to and from urban stadiums more efficiently and cheaply than having to drive and park in humungous parking lots or garages – perhaps a sequel?

  2. Generally agree, but not sure I agree on Las Vegas as the worst example. Vegas seems like the exception that proves the rule – unlike most cities, Vegas can argue that a large percentage of event attendees will be from outside the area and would not visit otherwise.

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