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Post by mayorm on Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:19 am

Background: This is my second cj, however it is my first on SimSports. I will try to follow my CJ on simtropolis but some things may change. Portage Des Sioux is fictional city in a real location so somethings are real and some fake. So enjoy Portage Des Sioux Iowa.


History: Coming Soon
Transportation: Like anyother metro area transportation is a key feature. Amtrak and Via Rail operate local service in the area, as well as to other cities like the Quad Cities, Chicago, St. Louis, and Mineappolis. If you are flying into our beautiful city Marquette International Airport was built in April 2009, and is located just west of downtown, Evergreen Park Airstrip is located in the suburb of Evergreen Park about 30 minutes away from downtown by car. If you live in the area you can either drive through heavy traffic or take the PDST (Portage Des Sioux Transportation) which operates extensive bus and metrorail service in the metro area. 5 main metrorail Lines take passengers to virtually anywhere in the metro area, they are: Blue Line (Main Line) Red Line (Industrial Line) Purple Line (Evergreen Park Connection), Yellow Line (Oquakawa Connection), and Green Line (Downtown Loop). I-174 runs east-west through the metro area and conects to I-74 east of the metro area, and I-274 is the beltway around the city, plans to connect I-174 and I-380 are being looked at. All frieght service is handled by CSX, BNSF, and NS railroads.

A fright train heads through the eastern industrial area, towards the suburb of Kings City.

Sports: Sports are very popular in Portage Des Sioux, whether teams are on top or in last place fans flock to see thier hometown stars. Today we will look at some of the major league teams and stadiums.

Centennial Bank Centre:
built: early 2002
venue type: Indoor Arena
teams:
-Portage Des Sioux Thunder Lacrosse- STLL
-Portage Des Sioux Rivermen Hockey- STHL

The Centennial Bank Centre in Portage Des Sioux

Sim Cellular Stadium:
built: Febuary 2009
venue type: Outdoor Baseball Stadium
teams: Portage Des Sioux Catfish- SLB

The Sim Cellular Stadium sits right on the riverfront in the Stadium District of Downtown.

Education: Education is very important in Portage Des Sioux, schools strive to make the students better in not only thier lessons, but in life too. Today we will look at one of two major universities in the area.

University of Eastern Iowa:
A university that loves sports, its teams are all in D1 NCAA leagues. The Fighting Frogs hockey, football and baseball teams are some of the best in the region. The Universityis a great place to attend academically as well. The school is a great place to earn a degree in engineering, communications, and sports management.

A picture of the University Campus


A picture of Fighting Frog Stadium, it is going to be torn down and replaced by a new stadium.


The logo is used by all the sports teams

more coming soon, check back for the history and a new region pic


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Re: Portage Des Sioux Iowa

Post by TylerD30 on Sun Jul 26, 2009 12:52 pm

your amtrak doesnt go to the lovely city of Des Moines? thats a bummer
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Re: Portage Des Sioux Iowa

Post by canuck3360 on Sun Jul 26, 2009 3:50 pm

good start to the CJ here lol I look forward to more

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Re: Portage Des Sioux Iowa

Post by cormiermax on Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:23 pm

Yeah very nice start Very Happy

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Re: Portage Des Sioux Iowa

Post by mayorm on Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:26 am

Thanks guys.
TylerD30: Amtrak service to Des Moines was stopped due to fake budget cuts.
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Re: Portage Des Sioux Iowa

Post by TylerD30 on Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:05 pm

haha did that really happen or are you just saying that for your story? Razz
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Re: Portage Des Sioux Iowa

Post by mayorm on Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:30 am

just saysing that for a story
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Re: Portage Des Sioux Iowa

Post by TylerD30 on Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:27 am

thats what I thought
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Re: Portage Des Sioux Iowa

Post by simsamerica on Sun Aug 02, 2009 12:19 pm

This is nice. how old is the UEI Stadium? as old as Harvards? lol!
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Re: Portage Des Sioux Iowa

Post by mayorm on Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:52 am

well they are building a new Stadium near the Ice Arena soon. Also I should have an update soon


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Re: Portage Des Sioux Iowa

Post by mayorm on Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:18 am

Today we will look at some suburbs around Portage Des Sioux. First we will go to Kings City, then to Evergreen Park.

Kings City is a suburb made up of sprawling wealthy nieghborhoods with a very busy downtown area. The PDST blue line connects to Kings City, and buses are usually found on the main roads. Kings City boasts a small town charm while being home to over 20,000 residents.

Downtown Kings City is very busy during the weekdays


Apartments are rare in Kings City but near Downtown you can find some

Evergreen Park lines the banks of the Little Miss River it is a 5 minute drive to Kings City depending on whether you take the highway or backroads. Evergreen Park prides itself for using clean energy, the ccity has its own electric company which sponsers the baseball stadium for the Catfish AAA afiliate. You can find sprawling residential nieghborhoods like Kings City and the PDST Bus service and purple line take passengers to other destinations in the metro area.


Sprawling residential nieghborhoods are common


A shot of part of downtown Evergreen Park

thats it for this update, in the next update we will see some info on Glen Ellen .
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Re: Portage Des Sioux Iowa

Post by mayorm on Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:12 am

scratch no replys
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Re: Portage Des Sioux Iowa

Post by Aranho on Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:26 am

It looks nice.
Let me recommend that, before you take snapshots, try to remember to turn off grid by pressing "G".
And I believe that, if you download more BATs, I'm sure your CJ will look much more beautiful.
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Re: Portage Des Sioux Iowa

Post by mayorm on Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:55 am

Aranho- yeah I've been told to turn off the grid before, (I like it when I lay out my zones, and roads. Then when I go to take a picture I forget to turn it off. As for BATs I have a bunch, but i mostly download ones for transportation. Very Happy
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Re: Portage Des Sioux Iowa

Post by Aranho on Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:12 am

Ok cool. I also have a same habit of yours of turning on Grid and forgetting to turn them off during the snapshot sessions. Razz

As for the BATs, try to download more variety of buildings. What type of buildings you want is your choice, but I usually go for the high-rise.

Anyway, good luck in your CJ. I'm sure you will improve overtime. Keep up the good work! Wink
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Re: Portage Des Sioux Iowa

Post by simsamerica on Wed Aug 19, 2009 3:21 am

Download SG's Stuff, and maybe have an oldtimey suburb with JBSimio and Spa's stuff.
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Re: Portage Des Sioux Iowa

Post by mayorm on Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:20 am

I have some time to update now, it will be awhile until the next update as I'm back in school Mad Anyway today we continue looking at the suburbs.
Glen Ellen is right in the middle of Kings City and Evergreen Park. The PDST Oquawka Connection makes one stop in the dirty industrial area of the city. Again the suburban nieghborhoods are very common in Glen Ellen, along with a small but busy downtown.

Downtown Glen Ellen, the Evergreen tollway can be seen in the pic.


Sprawling suburban nieghborhoods are common like the surrounding suburbs.

Don't worry I'm getting more BATs.
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Re: Portage Des Sioux Iowa

Post by canuck3360 on Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:08 am

you may also wanna search for a no palms mod as well as a terrain mod to help you mae it a lil more IOWA lol

otherwise looks good

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Post by Aranho on Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:57 am

Yep. It looks good.
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Re: Portage Des Sioux Iowa

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Post by mayorm on Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:36 am

Hope you all enjoyed the newspaper. Anyway today we will look deeeper into the sports teams around Portage Des Sioux.

Hockey is the second most popular sport in the metro area. Most local high schools and collegges have hockey teams, at the proffesional level there are currently two hockey teams:
Portage Des Sioux Rivermen- STHL

Rivermen logo
Arena: Centennial Bank Centre (19,500)

Picture of the Centennial Bank Centre

Oquawka Bears- STHLD2

Oquawka Bears logo
Arena: Oquawka Civic Center (6,000)

Now we move onto Baseball. Baseball is the most popular sport in the area, and not a surprise, since Portage Des Sioux is a US city.

Portage Des Sioux Catfish- SLB

The Catfish logo
Stadium: Sim Cellular Stadium

Sim Cellular Stadium sits right next to the river

Evergreen Park Batting Bass- SLB AAA

The Batting Bass logo
Stadium: Evergreen Energy Stadium (18,000)

Lacrosse is growing in the area andd around the world, however Portage Des Sioux does have a professional team.
Portage Des Sioux Thunder- STLL

The Thunder logo
Arena: Centennial Bank Centre (19,500)
Major Rivalry: Laval Citadels
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Re: Portage Des Sioux Iowa

Post by Guest on Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:21 am

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Re: Portage Des Sioux Iowa

Post by mayorm on Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:08 am

thank you Saathoff
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Re: Portage Des Sioux Iowa

Post by simsamerica on Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:06 pm

wher'd you get the baseball stadium? lol JK. anyway, nice dude. keep it up Smile
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Re: Portage Des Sioux Iowa

Post by mayorm on Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:47 am

I'll be posting an update soon
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