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  1. Fun Fact: There are more than twice as many parking spaces in Gillette Stadium’s parking lots as there are parking meters in all of Boston. Also Kraft and the MBTA signed a deal last week to start daily commuter rail service and a new train station called "Foxborough - Patriot Place at Gillette Stadium" starting in December 2016
  2. Just a few: :-) Facebook DropBox Carbonite Zipcar TripAdvisor iRobot Runkeeper LogMeIn Dribbble Wordstream Constant Contact Actifico Leaf Hubspot WayFair Akamai Bizo Basho Rethink Robotics MassChallenge Lumenpulse TechStars Locu Newsle HowAboutWe TaskRabbit Acacia Communications XL Hybrids Harvest Power Spindle Plastiq Recorded Future Formlabs Bow & Drape Ubersense Yesware CustomMade Fetchnotes Kibits Ministry of Supply Flashnotes Kinvey Boundless Philo (formerly Tivli) Ginger.io Ovuline Careport Health Gazelle
  3. I don't totally disagree on that... just commenting on the fact Innovation is one of Boston's main objectives everyday not just for the Olympics and giving sourced information for the people who say Boston is not one of the top cities in Innovation. We have top Innovators in all categories.
  4. Just for fun I looked back and I mentioned Boston being #1 in Innovation back in January, February 2013 & January, June of 2014. of course there was back and fourth arguments but actually a couple of you stood up for me when others said Boston had never ranked as a top Innovative City ;-) Boston has been ranked #1 (2009-2013) , #2 (2007-2008), #4 (2014) and has always in the top 10. By 2ThinkNow which is the Global Innovation Agency is the most comprehensive city ranking and scoring in this field. The yearly ranking index is scored for innovation on 3 factors: Cultural Assets: Measurable sources of ideas (e.g. designers, art galleries, sports, museums, dance, nature, etc) Human Infrastructure: Soft and hard infrastructure to implement innovation (transport, universities, business, venture capital, office space, government, technology, etc.) Networked Markets: Basic conditions and connections for innovation (location, military, economies of related entities etc) Based on those scores the cities are graded into award categories: NEXUS: Critical nexus for multiple economic and social innovation segments HUB: Dominance or influence on key economic and social innovation segments , based on global trends NODE: Broad performance across many innovation segments, with key imbalances INFLUENCER: Competitive in some segments, potential or imbalanced UPSTART: Potential steps towards relative future performance in a few innovation segments. http://www.innovation-cities.com/
  5. It's funny I have posted on here about Boston being one of the top Innovative cities 100 times... There is even the Boston Innovation District which is where the 2024 Offices are located and the new District Hall for Innovation. Most of their promotional materials to date have been produced by people for school, projects or for fun and they have had a message that worked for the group so it was used.. They have not put much $$$ behind any design, imagery or videography.
  6. It's a stylized victory laurel from the marathon and is supposed to evoke Boston's background in Innovation...
  7. Thats funny because I have never been against someone who doesnt want Boston I've only said 1,000 times which you choose to ignore that I think Boston should be the first US City to bid for the Youth Olympics.. And the IOC and USOC take action against Copyright infringement on a DAILY basis... I don't care what city it is The Olympic name is not something that should be associated with a negative action against a city or group and they're profiting from it taking donations and selling products, they also post complete lies and no facts if they had facts they would have more support and respect. The rest I will continue to ignore, I dont care how much each of you attack me I know my worth is outside of this thread I enjoy watching people with no knowledge argue about things that have nothing to do with our bid or the games. I concur however I have never been arrogant. I am constantly attacked just to be attacked they never actually respond on the facts or things i post because they know it's the truth, they always instantly go after me, or grammar, or spelling or say it's the wrong thread when this is the only thread that we had all the conversations on, etc. etc. etc. There are 40 parts of Agenda 2020 and it determines if pretty much any city will bid further. Clearly no one follows any part of this or how all the 2022 cities said if the Agenda had passed sooner they would have never dropped out...
  8. I wasn't debating anything I was just pointing out that I was surprised that no one had commented on it when we have debated on it a lot and because it's a bigger topic of concern than old news Mr. Kraft. That is all. Then per usual I was attacked for no reason
  9. I wanted to ask everyone's opinion on the fact that the "No Boston Olympics" group has some MAJOR copyright infringements on all of their sites, interviews and the fact they're profiting from both written intellectual property but also visual logos etc. Do you think action should be taken against them? I am pretty amazed that they sent physical letters to both the IOC and USOC with those blaring infringements.
  10. As expected typical forum games. Agenda 2020 was one of the number one debates and arguments in this Specific room and this happens everytime you guys gang up and attack me when I post supporting facts and news you don't respond and make up some crazy response like its in another thread. Agenda 2020 is specific to EVERY future bid or the Olympics future so it's just as relevant here than anywhere else and more so because the Agenda will determine if the USA even bids. And this is the exact reason I sit and laugh at every post and only post when there is actual relevant information. This is such petty crap LOL are you guys incapable of just staying on topic?.
  11. Humm that's funny last I checked if someone posts something in a specific room/thread you respond in that specific location, it's not in my interest to read the same contradictive statements in multiple locations. It's been a number #1 topic of convo and debate in this specific room so either folks don't want to admit the changes are going to happen, that I was right on this specific topic or they're just playing the typical forum games. And as I have stated previously this is the number #1 most popular viewed and responded to thread regarding future bids other than Toronto which is irrelevant and started 2+ years before Boston...
  12. Really no comments on the newly announced Agenda 2020 recommendations!? That's what every bid in the future is going to be determined by LOL. I almost posted Bob Kraft on here like all my personal sites but it's been the plan since day one so figured it was old news in comparison to the more important Agenda. P.S. go New englad Revolution. 2nd in the league in the MLS Playoff semi-finals and achieved the 3rd highest MLS attendance record 2 weeks ago. (in fact their last 5 home games have been over 20k; their avg is 14k)
  13. Hot off the Press: "It’s time to change the future of The Olympic Games!" Here are the IOC's just released recommendations which will make the Games a total new experience from bidding all the way through hosting legacies! "Olympic Agenda 2020: the strategic roadmap for the future of the Olympic Movement unveiled" http://www.olympic.org/fr/news/agenda-olympique-2020-la-feuille-de-route-strategique-pour-l-avenir-du-mouvement-olympique-devoilee/241063
  14. Why Boston switched to a Temporary Stadium: http://m.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/mass_roundup/2014/10/heres-why-local-olympics-organizers-switched-to-a.html?r=full It also says the IOC has agreed to lower the requirements from 80k to 60k stadiums but we all know they already require only 60k so I wonder if they meant to write the USOC
  15. Also I've said it before but this is not the same as past bids. The USOC has people working with each city everyday. They don't want 1 great bid and 3 duds they want the 4 best possible applicants they have had. Boston is a very smart city with a very smart committee they're not sitting there risking a dud bid with a 60,000 seat stadium unless they were already given approval on this. The other cities have 80k because they're using existing stadiums or are building one for someone other than just the Olympics. Chicago was the front runner and destroyed their bid by giving the IOC an ultimatum that if they had to pay for overruns that they would only pay up to 750m and anything more was on the iOC. That is not something that Is ever going to happen here again all of the bids will be carefully put together with all parties working together NOC + USOC + IOC with or without the very popular 2020 Agenda going through or not.
  16. Yes Yes Yes I totally agree with everyone but it should be noted that all the events were not sold out and the empty seats were free and in very large blocks. but that document is an IOC marketing overview, and is made for every games with not a negative word to be found. The ticketing situation is being investigated by the IOC and a private firm and until the final London report comes out we won't know the truth behind it all and they put the things that went wrong and that they learned from what happened until then everything will be "it was the best games ever"
  17. Huh who told you that!? media. They made some huge mistakes with the way they did ticketing. The only actual sellouts were Track cycling, triathlon, rhythmic gymnastics, modern pentathlon, equestrian cross country most swimming, tennis, Volleyball and both the opening and closing ceremonies. There were THOUSANDS of visable empty seats at all the biggest events including the ones listed above and more then one fith to HALF of those events are reserved free for "family" and sponsors not sold to the public so those free empty seats lay empry with no show and the public gets to stand outside wondering why they can't buy those tickets. Opening and Closing are the only time you need that kind of capacity and they can also supplement with temporary seating. plus why not for the people who can't afford it you charge half for a viewing area with huge screens and sound in another stadium or outdoors like they did in Rio for the world cup?
  18. LOL I wasn't being a dick at all I was just clarifying since 18 people have said 18 different things in the last 24hrs, but you were a dick right there... Per usual. You're literally ridiculous... absolutely nothing I said had anything to do with me wanting Boston to win the Bid or Not! I have only said 100 times I think we should be the first US city to bid for the YOUTH Olympics LOL.. I don't take anything about this personally until you ATTACK me directly. Everytime I post actual information you instally come at me rather than talking about the facts and topic.. And to answer your question, this is the #1 thread with views and responses far above USA and everything else except "Toronto" and thats only because it was started 3 years before the Boston one. There is no need for me to post in the others when all of the cities get talked about in here... Also I have looked at those threads and quite a few people have taken the negative things they said verbatim about those cities and said them in here about Boston lol. I Was not trying to be rude I was just trying to post factual statistics without getting yelled at for putting any personal feelings in it but you put those in there for me :-( And by "those figures" I should have said Wikipedia's since that's what I meant, I apologize.
  19. Those Numbers are actually incorrect as well... So are the "required" capacity, which they're not required. The IOC Recommends for each sport based on popularity but the final decision goes to each individual sports federation. Here are the actual standards from the IOC: "Technical Manual on Venues – Design Standards for Competition Venues" 3.0 - Competition Venues: ​This section outlines the number of competition venues and venue gross seating capacities, generic venue spaces and explains the method of developing the venue design standards and the structure of the matrices for competition venues. Important Note The Design Standards for Competition Venues are not requirements unless stated in the matrix and are established as a guide for venue design. The number of competition venues and venue gross seating capacities are important components of venue design for the Olympic Games. There are certain variations in the number of venues and factors that influence venue gross seating capacities should be considered when determining the final number of venues and the final venue gross seating capacities. Determining Final Venue Capacities: For each Olympic Games these capacities must be considered with the following points in mind before determining final venue capacities: • Capacity of any existing venue to be used, • Capacity of any new venue for legacy use post-Games, • Popularity of the sport in the host city, region and/or country or within the Olympic Games • The ability to increase capacity on a temporary basis for Games use. Venue Gross Seating Capacity - Summer Volleyball - (PRE-LONDON) ​Indoor - 12,000 Beach - 12,000 Volleyball - (POST-LONDON) - Because it was the largest & 5th most popular sport ​Indoor - 15,000 Beach - 12,000 Actual Venue Capacities from each of the IOC's "Official Reports of The Games" ​ ATLANTA Indoors: Omni Coliseum (Pre,Semi,Quart,Final) - 16,500 University of George Coliseum (10 Prelims) - 10,000 Beach: Atlanta Beach (Stadium Court) - 9,600 Atlanta Beach (Grandstand Court) - 3,000 SYDNEY Indoors: Sydney Entertainment Centre - 11,000 Sydney Showgrown Pavilion 4, SOP - 6,000 Beach:Bondi Beach - 10,000 ATHENS Indoors:The Peace and Friendship Stadium - 13,200 Beach:Faliro Olympic Beach Volleyball Centre - 9,600 BEIJING Indoors: Capital Gymnasium - 17,000 Beijing Institute of Technology Gymnasium - 3,680 Beach:Chaoyang Park Beach Volleyball Court - 12,000 LONDON ​Indoors:Earls Court Exhibition Centre - 15,000 Beach:Horse Guards Parade - 15,000 RIO ​​Indoors:Maracanãzinho Arena - 12,000 Beach:Copacabana Stadium - 12,000
  20. How about the fact the thread was posted 3 years before Boston's ;-)
  21. See it's constant you take what I write, pull it apart, add things and completely make up everything I say... Never have I put forth that boston is the best or better then anyone else.. EVER. And I am not even commenting on the rest because you changed the context of everything I said and I am done defending things I never said... Continue the banter about nothing and making assumptions & accusations about things that have been explained in plain english like where the money for this Boston bid is coming from. Any and every time I have ever taken something personally is something you said directly about me, not about the bid. Period. I'd also like to point out that under the "Future Bid Discussions" this thread is the Most Viewed, Most Responded to and First Posted other than "Toronto"
  22. Yes I do infact... go buy them you can have them too if you can find them :-)... And I don't need to google anything I already have them like I said... Nobody cares about random renderings of a remodel and yes all of their venues are built because none of them are designed for sports.. .We can go put our Taekwondo in Symphony Hall.. What's amusing is I never compared either city, I never said Bostons choices were better and I never said LA's were worse. This group goes silent for weeks and then I post facts and announcements and then you automatically start attacking me personally, and everything you have said in here about boston you have said verbatim about LA in their thread. Cool they have to build a new Airport to accommodate the Olympics, Boston's is already done. Cool they have to build an entire Public Transportation System from scratch, ours only needs to be upgraded which is already planned... That is comparing something I haven't done. Rather then coming after me for posting actual facts attack the ignorant people who don't even know what the bids are. Like nacre who just said Boston has to tear down the city and build or have their Stadium at Gillette which has never been in the bid just the media. Or the whootsuite who accused Boston of being inexperienced and sketchy for not releasing a public bid book when LA released theirs before they were even short listed, half the projects have lost support since and were asked by the USOC to remove all bid books and renderings from online because none of the 4 cities were supposed to publish them yet. There is not one file, pdf, photo that you have and I need. Guaranteed, hate all you want I havent been some upbeat BOSTON BOSTON person or everyone else sucks kinda guy so continue to ignore the facts and attack me instead of responding to the actual topic of conversation, it's par for the course on this thread since day one.
  23. No not correct in fact since I have every bid document and final reports from every Olympics to date. Premature? they were told to remove it. Farmers - cancelled, LA River not funded and mostly tabled... Where are all your amounts for these projects listed since thats what you're asking for from Boston private pre-approved projects. LA has not even released an estimated operating budget. And that is the function of Franklin Park LOL And Google Search is the last thing I would ever do for a resource here. If you Google Boston Bid Books you can find at least 10 by individuals
  24. So where is their estimated operating budget? They have not announced one COUGH! And by Fairy tale I mean - the Walt Disney Concert Hall for taekwondo the Nokia Theater for fencing the Hollywood Sign for Cycling Rodeo Drive for the Triathlon and the Griffith Park Observatory which has no place for any spectators and would destroy the grounds And they have 1 Rendering of an already existing structure that has been updated and a worse website then Boston... the ONLY good Graphic they have over us all is their Logo DC has the best website
  25. BTW DC's estimated budget is $3 Billion and they have less than we do.. Also if you need to use Wikipedia for your facts you should fact check and look in the right columns.. $600 Million taxpayer contribution which is not correct and the $1.3 billion figure you got was 100% for Olympic Security which is an expense for every US Olympics. Salt Lake had a budget of $1.9 billion which was reduced to $1.5 they had over a $100 million profit which they used for the local sports and paid money back to the federal government which was not even something they were required or needed to do.
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