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Postby FrostyWinnipeg » Mon May 13, 2013 10:36 pm

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Postby blueandgoldguy » Tue May 14, 2013 7:16 pm

I love the look of the dome. Completely different from any other dome in the league. Lots of natural light flowing into the stadium too. Stadium incorporates lots of glass as well. Looks like they have 4 levels of suites in the place including bunker suites.

Overall, very impressive. Can't wait to check it in 3 years although I'm sure the average ticket price will increase 30 - 50%.
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Postby IC Khari » Tue May 14, 2013 10:40 pm

Very sweet, the use of glass to give the impression of being outdoors but still being inside ...
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Postby iso_55 » Wed May 15, 2013 12:47 am

Don't forget seat licensing fee.
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Postby blueandgoldguy » Wed May 15, 2013 1:27 am

iso_55 wrote:Don't forget seat licensing fee.


I've been following the stadium story in the Twin Cities for quite some time seeing as I'm a Vikings fan and I have yet to hear announcements about seat licenses from Zygi Wilf. If he has seat licenses I don't think it will be to the extent of those in Dallas and New York. I'm sure there will be seat licenses for the club seats and the suites though.
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Postby max power » Wed May 15, 2013 8:33 am

Looks like the Museum of Human Rights. I guess now it's too late to turn that into a covered football stadium?
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Postby iso_55 » Thu May 16, 2013 11:20 pm

Not really enamoured with it. From the outside it looks ugly to me.
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Postby Blue_In_Edmonton » Fri May 17, 2013 1:10 pm

Looks like a Viking ship...reminds me of the speed skating venue at the Lillehammer Olympics. A cool looking venue.
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Postby iso_55 » Fri May 17, 2013 11:33 pm

Blue_In_Edmonton wrote:Looks like a Viking ship...reminds me of the speed skating venue at the Lillehammer Olympics. A cool looking venue.

You like the design? Like I said, I'm not crazy about it. Why wouldn't the Vikings have built a stadium with a retractable roof?
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Postby Blue_In_Edmonton » Sat May 18, 2013 12:08 pm

It's unique. I speculate that they've had enough difficulties with their roof that they decided against adding the complication of a retractable roof. It is already costing nearly a billion dollars. A roof that moves would only add to that.
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Postby iso_55 » Sat May 18, 2013 2:36 pm

Blue_In_Edmonton wrote:It's unique. I speculate that they've had enough difficulties with their roof that they decided against adding the complication of a retractable roof. It is already costing nearly a billion dollars. A roof that moves would only add to that.


With such a unique enclosed design like that holding 65,000 -72,000 seats I would think it costs just as much, if not more $$$ than a stadium with a retractable roof. It's the Vikings stadium to be sure & they can do what they want with it.
They have been a shadow of their former selves since moving into the Metrodome thirty years ago. If anything, this should have been an outdoor stadium like the one in New York so the thought of playing in Minneapolis in December would scare the **** out of teams. That was always why the Vikings were such an intimidating force back in the day. The weather late in the season.
I guess the thought of holding a Super Bowl once every 15 or 20 years in Minneapolis with a facility like they are building is more important than actually WINNING one.
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Postby road griller » Sat May 18, 2013 2:42 pm

Where is the 65k vehicle parking lot?
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Postby iso_55 » Sun May 19, 2013 12:06 am

road griller wrote:Where is the 65k vehicle parking lot?


What are you talking about? :?:
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Postby road griller » Sun May 19, 2013 9:47 am

iso_55 wrote:
road griller wrote:Where is the 65k vehicle parking lot?


What are you talking about? :?:


If you are going to pave parking lot, you put up a paradise.
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Postby iso_55 » Sun May 19, 2013 2:24 pm

road griller wrote:
iso_55 wrote:
road griller wrote:Where is the 65k vehicle parking lot?


What are you talking about? :?:


If you are going to pave parking lot, you put up a paradise.


Whatever, holy ****. :roll:
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