TDI -- Reporter's Blog

Jul. 15, 2009 at 9:00am

Tacoma Dome 2.0

The decades-old, Tron-style Tacoma Dome reader board is being replaced this week. The new $175,000-$200,000 reader board is long overdue . . .

 

I drove by the T-Dome this morning en route to the office and noticed workers have done a pretty decent job of dismantling it . . .



Tucked away and under wraps was the new reader board. It had just arrived on the back of a flat-bed truck . . .



It was offloaded onto the parking lot . . .



I hung around for awhile to see if anyone would crack this open like a Christmas present, but it never happened. Look for competing EQC and T-Dome signs along I-5 later this week.


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by jenyum on 7/15/2009 @ 11:46am
Here's an idea:

Put up all the giant electronic billboards you want along I-5 in Pierce County, provided you pay $100,000 per sign into a fund to develop and expand regional rail/light rail connections to Pierce County.

by Erik on 7/15/2009 @ 11:57am
This could be cool. Perhaps when there is no show the sign could just blink "Stop in Tacoma!."

by NineInchNachos on 7/15/2009 @ 12:08pm
Stopin' Tacoma?

by L.S.Erhardt on 7/15/2009 @ 8:01pm
I'd gladly pay them like $50 for the stenciled-out metal in the TRON style. It would look great in my apartment.

Own a piece of T-Town history!!!!

by NineInchNachos on 7/15/2009 @ 8:26pm
You're crazy Thorax that thing is the size of a sea van...

probably more than enough sheet metal for your project though

by fredo on 7/15/2009 @ 8:44pm
We don't go to many T-Dome shows. Quite frankly the tickets to most shows we would be interested in seeing are too high for a family! And then you have to pay a "convenience fee" to ticketmaster and a "facility fee" whatever that is. I don't know if ticketmaster is the Antichrist but I think a strong case could be made.

by L.S.Erhardt on 7/15/2009 @ 9:00pm
TicketMaster=owned by Paul Allen.
Microsoft=founded by Gates and Allen.

Considering Windows is the most evil operating system, I'd say you're on to something, Fredo.

@ RR: I just want to cut out the TACOMA DOME stencil, with maybe 3" of extra metal on all sides...

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