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by VikingFaninMaryland
October 22nd, 2016, 2:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: Minneapolis Armory
Replies: 361
Views: 50911

Re: Minneapolis Armory

No, I expected them to use the ground floor like, yah know, historically? Logically? This doesn't even seem smart. It is important to remember that the Armory was built to be an armory for the local militia - U.S. Army and Naval reserves. Some of the design was to evoke the sense of a ship where th...
by VikingFaninMaryland
October 7th, 2016, 1:41 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building
Replies: 2903
Views: 363530

Re: DTE: Wells Fargo, Radisson Red, Edition Apts & Millwright Building

Apparently there was a media tour on Tuesday for the Radisson Red. I must say that I'm impressed with the interior designing of the hotel, but I'm not overly impressed with the exterior of the building. Also, this doesn't sit well with me... I can't explain why, but it makes me a bit wary. The five...
by VikingFaninMaryland
September 23rd, 2016, 8:53 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59292

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

In the legal sense of the term, "substantive" means serious and weighted. As this is two posts in a row in which you've purported to use legal terms: no it does not. In the legal sense of the term, "substantive" means relating to the substance of the law (i.e., rights, responsibilities and privileg...
by VikingFaninMaryland
September 20th, 2016, 10:11 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59292

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

I would like to take a small wager for anyone interested. (No money, goods or services). Club Purple is now Mystic Lake Club Purple. A gaming casino now has a non-gambling presence in the stadium where fans are allowed to do fantasy football - an activity some states are seeking to declare an form ...
by VikingFaninMaryland
September 20th, 2016, 9:59 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59292

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

The point is, as you note, its there money whether realized or a future interest. So, the money earned from selling the naming rights that were explicitly given over to the Wilfs by the State and City is the Wilfs' money, whereas the half of the stadium which was actually paid for by the State and ...
by VikingFaninMaryland
September 20th, 2016, 2:45 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59292

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

How long will the funding of the stadium be discussed? Everyone loved to talk about the funding of Target Field before US Bank but now no one talks about it. Last I heard, Target Field was going to be paid off years early and under budget due to reduced interest. It was worthy of discussion before ...
by VikingFaninMaryland
September 20th, 2016, 2:30 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59292

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

I am not happy we built a pedestrian bridge for 10 freaking million dollars. It's completely ridiculous. Sent from my Z958 using Tapatalk The Vikings are paying for most of the bridge and secured the naming and advertising rights to pay it down. As the bridge is publicly owned, and is used to secur...
by VikingFaninMaryland
September 20th, 2016, 2:26 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59292

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Naming rights money would NOT have gone into their pocket without the stadium. None of the new revenues would have gone into their pocket without the new stadium. So what? It's still their money. And the whole point of building a new stadium was to get them new revenues. AMILLER, I was just going d...
by VikingFaninMaryland
September 20th, 2016, 2:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59292

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

MattW wrote:U MAD BRO?
Actually no.
by VikingFaninMaryland
September 20th, 2016, 2:00 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59292

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

MattW wrote:U MAD BRO?
Actually no.
by VikingFaninMaryland
September 20th, 2016, 1:58 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59292

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

It's Al-Shabaab you frickin' rube. The entire counter terrorism apparatus is based around the implicit targeting and profiling of Muslim communities, yet because people are critical of an ugly and unnecessary stadium you think it stems from antisemitism. Class act. I've made my case on anti-semitis...
by VikingFaninMaryland
September 20th, 2016, 1:51 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59292

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

The Wilfs played hardball and they won – boo hoo. They also put up a ton of their own money. Sorry to extend this longer than necessary, but the Wilfs did not put up a "ton" of their own money. The team put in $600 million. US Bank paid them $230 million for naming rights. The entrances and clubs n...
by VikingFaninMaryland
September 20th, 2016, 1:34 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59292

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

EOst wrote:Uh-huh.

BTW, Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo is terrible. Just a cynical attempt to cash in on two beloved characters.
You're right, it was not all that good - pretty much for the reasons you stated.

I would have responded earlier but this page was locked and then I was in NYC.
by VikingFaninMaryland
September 14th, 2016, 11:57 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59292

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

- Works in national security - Attends classified meetings on Capitol Hill - Spends hours writing essay-length posts sycophantically defending the Vikings from any and all criticism on an obscure internet message board about development in a city he purports to live 900 miles away from (One of thes...
by VikingFaninMaryland
September 13th, 2016, 8:48 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59292

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

I can summarize VikingFan's argument. Having an open Plaza and temporary security equipment/infrastructure (like fencing) allows flexibility; the ability to change the security set up depending on threat levels, the kind of event, the prominence of an event, changing technology (as time passes), wh...
by VikingFaninMaryland
September 13th, 2016, 8:12 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59292

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

You're talking about the New Year's Day Cedar Ave explosion, right? Is there anyone besides alt-right loons that think it was terrorism? Yes, there are people who are not "right wing loons" and I've sat in meetings on Capitol Hill where the event was discussed in detail. Further, to get a full expl...
by VikingFaninMaryland
September 13th, 2016, 6:13 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59292

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Apologies, I wrote the last entry late at night. The final section should read: In January 2014, an exposition that forensically (and very obviously) matches a bomb explosion was attributed to a gas leak in Minneapolis within sight of the Metrodome (and now the new stadium). There were no gas lines ...
by VikingFaninMaryland
September 13th, 2016, 12:49 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59292

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

We spent a billion dollars on a stadium. I'd say a design that needs what seems like miles of temporary fencing is a non-trivial fail. The good news is that there was a time when it seemed like they intent was to leave that fencing up all of the time, usually blocking the "bike lane" the put across...
by VikingFaninMaryland
September 10th, 2016, 5:14 pm
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59292

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Never saw a game at the Humpty Dome. Were the miles of chain link fence and the temporary security tents a part of that game day experience too? Seems to me that security and crowd access and flow could (should) have been an integral part of the design of the plaza, the gates and the walks. The pla...
by VikingFaninMaryland
September 1st, 2016, 11:36 am
Forum: Minneapolis - Downtown
Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium
Replies: 2066
Views: 59292

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Anyone going to post pics of the "Legacy Ship"? Am told it is now completed along with the Ribbon Horn.

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