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Most Walkable NFL Football Stadiums
« on: November 23, 2010, 03:08:47 AM »
Most Walkable NFL Football Stadiums



How does Everbank Stadium compare in terms of walkability with its NFL counterparts? Walk Score ranks the most walkable football stadiums.

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Re: Most Walkable NFL Football Stadiums
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2010, 06:28:43 AM »
The data for this article seems to be a little outdated.  There is a NJ Transit station at the New Meadowlands stadium that opened last year.  And although it seems like NJ Transit spent a lot of money on this line (see article below), I have a feeling that the line is very well utilized because parking there is a nightmare.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/22/nyregion/22train.html?src=mv


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Re: Most Walkable NFL Football Stadiums
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 07:38:03 AM »
I like our stadium. I never pay to park and walk to the stadium. I've used the shuttle once and it wasnt that bad.

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Re: Most Walkable NFL Football Stadiums
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2010, 08:26:58 AM »
Too bad no one actual takes advantage of the walkability of the Rams stadium.

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Re: Most Walkable NFL Football Stadiums
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2010, 08:40:03 AM »
What a surprise ours is car dependent. Even though it is perfectly accessible by boat and the best shuttle bus service in the country. Keith, I never pay to park either! Park on Duval St for free and walk.

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Re: Most Walkable NFL Football Stadiums
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2010, 08:40:59 AM »
Rickshaws are also widely available.

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Re: Most Walkable NFL Football Stadiums
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2010, 08:45:31 AM »
Too bad no one actual takes advantage of the walkability of the Rams stadium.

Nobody visits the bars and clubs on Washington Avenue?
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Re: Most Walkable NFL Football Stadiums
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2010, 08:50:14 AM »
I think these scores are off a bit....for example, Chalotte, Indy, and Seattle are about equal...and each is better than Cleveland, which is across a highway and RR tracks from the downtown core.

And what is up with Tampa scoring higher than Jax....their stadium is off Dale Mabry Hwy and isn't walkable to ANYTHING!

and then there's Dalls...don't get me started there!
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Re: Most Walkable NFL Football Stadiums
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2010, 08:54:18 AM »
Too bad no one actual takes advantage of the walkability of the Rams stadium.

Nobody visits the bars and clubs on Washington Avenue?

Oh I'm sure they do go to the bars, its going to the game that's a different question.

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Re: Most Walkable NFL Football Stadiums
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2010, 08:55:48 AM »
TUFSU...sure Tampa's stadium is close to something walkable....strip bars! haha

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Re: Most Walkable NFL Football Stadiums
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2010, 09:02:29 AM »
TUFSU...sure Tampa's stadium is close to something walkable....strip bars! haha

sadly not even....the 1/2+ mile walk along Dae Mabry is less than ideal

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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2010, 09:08:20 AM »
I leisurely ride my bike to every game from Avondale. It takes all of 25 minutes and most of it is on the Riverwalk. You can lock your bike to the fence around the stadium. There are lots of other bikes there.  It is incredibly easy, enjoyable and free. The views of downtown Jax and the St. Johns are great! When I tell people I do this they think I'm crazy--then I have them do it with me and they immediately change their tune. Best of all, after the game, I'm home in 25 minutes while most fans are still working their way out of the parking lot. Everyone should try biking to the stadium. Go Jags!

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Re: Most Walkable NFL Football Stadiums
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2010, 09:36:25 AM »
I think these scores are off a bit....for example, Chalotte, Indy, and Seattle are about equal...and each is better than Cleveland, which is across a highway and RR tracks from the downtown core.

And what is up with Tampa scoring higher than Jax....their stadium is off Dale Mabry Hwy and isn't walkable to ANYTHING!

and then there's Dalls...don't get me started there!

I'd agree.  I have no idea why Ford Field in Detroit is ranked so low.  It's right next to Tiger Stadium, which is a block from Woodward where the Fox Theater, Hockeytown and a host of other bars and restaurants are located.
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Re: Most Walkable NFL Football Stadiums
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2010, 11:36:46 AM »
I think these scores are off a bit....for example, Chalotte, Indy, and Seattle are about equal...and each is better than Cleveland, which is across a highway and RR tracks from the downtown core.
Except for the fact that you can take the Rapid down to Tower City and walk to the Stadium passing any number of bars, restaurants, etc, and clear the tracks and highway due to pedestrian bridges. There's nothing about going to a game at Cleveland Browns Stadium that even requires a car (unless you want to tailgate in the muni lot, and that's a different story).

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« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2010, 12:12:59 PM »
Too bad no one actual takes advantage of the walkability of the Rams stadium.
I have walked that area the few times I have been to games there.  Down town Saint Louis has become much more pedestrian friendly.
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