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by Rich
February 6th, 2018, 10:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59174

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

All kidding aside. Based on who is due to host and who has hosted in the past, a good guess is that USBS will get a Super Bowl about once every 14 years. Final Fours probably every 9 or 10 years.
by Rich
February 6th, 2018, 8:35 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59174

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

30 seconds of airtime during the Super Bowl goes for $5 million. Our city easily got tens of millions worth of fantastic publicity. Virtually every moment was absolutely positive. The city, the people, the landscape, the food, the recreation, even the frigid weather - all portrayed in the very best ...
by Rich
February 5th, 2018, 7:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59174

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

For weeks the national media raves about friendly Minnesotans who embrace winter and shower visitors with hospitality. Then thousands of wealthy folks and celebrities invade our city, during one of the year’s most frigid weeks, and spend mad amounts of money at local business. And yesterday 100 mill...
by Rich
January 2nd, 2018, 8:15 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Excelsior and Lake Minnetonka Cities - General Topics
Replies: 71
Views: 7867

Re: Excelsior and Lake Minnetonka Cities - General Topics

It’ll be hemmed in by a funeral home, a post office, and a noxious gas station. A unit will likely go for more than a million. But it’ll sell in a heartbeat because Excelsior.
by Rich
August 4th, 2016, 8:46 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59174

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Didier wrote:To some extent, but the halftime rush for concessions is much more extreme at a soccer game.
Yep. And the soccer halftime bathroom rush is MUCH more extreme. Football affords fans dozens of urinal opportunities throughout the course of a game.
by Rich
August 4th, 2016, 6:55 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59174

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Halftime was the one chance to hit concessions and restrooms without missing anything (unlike an NFL game, which has multiple breaks in action). At the half it seemed like 64,000 people decided to relieve themselves and/or get a snack all at once. So the lines got a bit long. But other than that min...
by Rich
July 19th, 2016, 7:38 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Street, Road and Highway Projects
Replies: 955
Views: 113592

Re: Street, Road and Highway Projects

That’s not far from my home. Folks around here are big fans of the new bike lane. Bushaway has been a vital artery for 100 years but has never been safe for bikes because the causeway was too narrow.
by Rich
April 1st, 2016, 11:21 am
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Fantasy maps
Replies: 177
Views: 24058

Re: Fantasy maps

mattaudio wrote:Bonus is the existing right of way that covers nearly all of the extension.
Yes, but how receptive would all those Bearpath McMansion owners be to a commuter railroad rumbling through their backyard?
by Rich
March 22nd, 2016, 10:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59174

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

by Rich
March 21st, 2016, 9:42 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59174

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Wells was looking for a new campus site, but had no viable options within city limits. Then came the Vikings stadium…This article provides a decent summary of how the deal went down. ...a planned new parking ramp proved a key piece of catnip for the developers. “Downtown East has two groundbreaking ...
by Rich
March 18th, 2016, 11:21 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59174

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

I think we know that the Vikings didn’t want to pay for it. But is there any evidence that the Vikings ever thought the bridge was necessary? Does anyone remember seeing a bridge in any of the Vikings concepts, renderings, videos and models of the stadium and it’s surroundings? It seems like their a...
by Rich
March 18th, 2016, 10:14 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59174

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Have the Vikings ever expressed any desire for that bridge? I thought it was all the Met Council’s idea.
by Rich
March 15th, 2016, 7:29 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59174

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

I wish Mr. Frey the best of luck with his barter. Will be interesting to see what the Viking will give up for that name change, if it really is such an issue. Wasn’t the Wilf’s oversized park request made when it still seemed likely that 20 MLS games would be played at U.S. Bank Stadium? Have we he...
by Rich
March 11th, 2016, 10:47 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59174

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

David Greene wrote:But they effectively own the park for at least a third of the days in a year.
A third of the days is 122. They own the park for 122 days? Where did you get that number?
by Rich
March 11th, 2016, 8:15 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59174

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

a street re-name for a couple blocks. big whoop. If it were really just a couple blocks it’d be fine. Twins Way is a couple blocks. So we can happily allow that. But doesn’t Zygi want Vikings Way to be three blocks? That’s 50% more than a couple. Ridiculous! This will destroy our way of life and pl...
by Rich
February 13th, 2016, 8:57 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing
Replies: 322
Views: 23596

Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

Outreach = Minnetonka schools sending hundreds of kids to tutor in inner city schools every year. Giving much needed assistance to overwhelmed Minneapolis schools.
by Rich
February 13th, 2016, 7:24 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing
Replies: 322
Views: 23596

Re: Subsidized and/or Affordable Housing

WHS wrote:Minnetonka does NOT participate in the Choice Is Yours program
That’s surprising, given the district’s eagerness to open their doors to everyone, and their history of outreach to inner city schools. I’d be curious to know why they weren’t chosen to participate.
by Rich
February 11th, 2016, 8:19 am
Forum: Suburbs
Topic: Minnetonka Area – General Topics
Replies: 160
Views: 20370

Re: Minnetonka Area – General Topics

At the moment, apartments in the west suburbs are more popular than apartments downtown.

http://www.startribune.com/record-luxur ... 368317941/
by Rich
February 9th, 2016, 8:29 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Vikings Stadium Legislation/Financing Package
Replies: 261
Views: 18333

Re: Vikings Stadium Legislation/Financing Package

The “host committee” is just rich people (the 1%). And the $30 million they raise privately will be largely spent paying time-and-a-half to local working folks, and purchasing supplies from local businesses, right? Likewise, don’t the hundreds of millions that wealthy visitors spend on hotels, bars,...
by Rich
February 8th, 2016, 5:07 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Vikings Stadium Legislation/Financing Package
Replies: 261
Views: 18333

Re: Vikings Stadium Legislation/Financing Package

But who's going to pick up the tab for the police state that is apparently required to host the super bowl? Minnesota’s Super Bowl organizers say security costs will be covered by private fundraising, not taxpayers. The Minnesota host committee is working to raise more than $30 million to stage the...

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