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Old 11-26-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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The Pope ain't gonna get to vote on a new stadium,either.
No, but this defines the whole good vs. evil dynamic.
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Old 11-26-2009, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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The economic benefit to the community of having the Vikings here have to be tallied, and used as the $$ figure in determining what public funds should be used to build the new stadium.

Twin Cities lawmakers have to realize that the professional sports teams bring in an astounding amount of out of state money besides.

Almost all of us residents of South Dakota and North Dakota are fans of the Twins, Vikings, T-Wolves, and the Wild (the exception being the screwball Packer fans). Whenever we make the pilgramage to see a ballgame it's usually a motel room, several eating venues, and unfortunately for me, a trip to the Mall of America or Woodbury Outlet with credit card in hand.

Take the Vikings out of the picture, and one of the main reasons to come to the Twin Cities is now gone, along with all that out of state revenue.

Wilf has already said he would pony up a lot of money. Negotiate for a little more from him and build the rest with public funds AND an entertainment tax. After all, the ones that benefit the most from having the Vikings here are the motels, restaurants, and stores.
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Old 11-26-2009, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Exactly--also, where would the Vikings play if they tore down the dome and rebuilt on the same site.
TCF Bank Stadium.
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:37 PM
 
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I guess if the state makes 25 Million off income/sales taxes from the team and the intangible benefits which draw people to the area we're stuck with building it. Don't put it at the Metrodome site though - the reason that part of downtown is nothing but parking lots is because there's no incentives for the lot owners to improve that land and the area just is not good for tailgating. The transit station and relatively cheap land in that area make it idea for future development and its not going to grow if the stadium stays there.

Tearing down Brookdale sounds good, or maybe HarMar (which would put it closer to the new light rail line). I've always thought putting a Stadium at the Mall of America would be good, too.
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Old 11-26-2009, 06:47 PM
 
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TCF Bank Stadium.
No alcohol allowed there-never going to happen-same reason why they aren't playing there now.
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Old 11-26-2009, 09:36 PM
 
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If not TCF, do you think they'd have the Vikes play at Camp Randall in Madison for two years while a stadium is being built? Boy wouldn't that be interesting
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Old 11-27-2009, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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No alcohol allowed there-never going to happen-same reason why they aren't playing there now.
Vikings would be playing at The U because it is the only place that could accomodate them.

The University of Minnesota's chief financial officer, Richard Pfutzenreuter, said last week that "there's an understanding that we're part of the community, and [the Vikings will] likely play" at the university's TCF Bank Stadium while its stadium is being built.

Vikings turn up heat over stadium | StarTribune.com (http://www.startribune.com/local/70429162.html?page=1&c=y - broken link)
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:32 AM
 
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I guess if the state makes 25 Million off income/sales taxes from the team and the intangible benefits which draw people to the area we're stuck with building it. Don't put it at the Metrodome site though - the reason that part of downtown is nothing but parking lots is because there's no incentives for the lot owners to improve that land and the area just is not good for tailgating. The transit station and relatively cheap land in that area make it idea for future development and its not going to grow if the stadium stays there.

Tearing down Brookdale sounds good, or maybe HarMar (which would put it closer to the new light rail line). I've always thought putting a Stadium at the Mall of America would be good, too.
I think that site could develop if it is more than a stadium.
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Old 11-27-2009, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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Vikings would be playing at The U because it is the only place that could accomodate them.

The University of Minnesota's chief financial officer, Richard Pfutzenreuter, said last week that "there's an understanding that we're part of the community, and [the Vikings will] likely play" at the university's TCF Bank Stadium while its stadium is being built.

Vikings turn up heat over stadium | StarTribune.com (http://www.startribune.com/local/70429162.html?page=1&c=y - broken link)
ditto, Golf Gal, you may want to read on this stuff a little more before you start commenting on it like you know everything about it.
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Old 11-27-2009, 01:14 PM
 
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ditto, Golf Gal, you may want to read on this stuff a little more before you start commenting on it like you know everything about it.
Oh grow up--when they first proposed the Vikings play at TCF the Vikings said no way because of the no liquor==go ahead and look up the old stories on this.
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