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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Didier » June 16th, 2013, 7:52 pm

That would certainly be patriotic.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby kregger22 » June 17th, 2013, 12:33 pm

Mall of America Field at U.S. Bank Stadium on the Ryan Construction East Village grounds.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby SixOneTwo » July 25th, 2013, 1:53 pm

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Tom H. » July 25th, 2013, 2:46 pm

Can someone remind me when construction activities are set to begin? I have August in my head, for some reason.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby mullen » July 25th, 2013, 3:58 pm

i thought October.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Drizzay » July 25th, 2013, 5:18 pm

Yea, October. With demo beginning literally the day after the last home game per Lester Bagwell.

They still haven't stated whether it will be imploded or pieced apart.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Tom H. » July 25th, 2013, 5:52 pm

Huh? That can't be right. I just looked at the season schedule, and the Vikings have 8 home games this year, with the last 4 being Nov. 7, Dec. 1, Dec. 15 and Dec. 29. And, they have to have a stadium available if they make the post-season, I assume. Can you clarify?

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Didier » July 25th, 2013, 6:42 pm

The footprint of the new stadium will extend west into the current dome parking lot, so I assume they get started over there before taking down the stadium.

Regarding demolition, there is a good amount that can be salvaged. I'd expect the field will be donated to some high school somewhere, and the roof will probably be saved too, so cleaning that out will take a bit of time too.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby ECtransplant » July 25th, 2013, 8:21 pm

Although it's probably environmentally preferable to salvage as much as possible, watching them implode the Dome would be so cathartic

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby JMS9 » July 25th, 2013, 8:48 pm

The last game.....in....October, huh? The season starts in September boys. Pretty sure they aren't playing 16 games in four weeks.

Tom, the Vikings have 8 home games EVERY year. As do all 32 NFL teams.

Oi....*facepalm*

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby MNdible » July 25th, 2013, 9:21 pm

It was pretty clear to me reading the comments above, but let's break it out:

Construction can start in the area behind the Metrodome whenever they can mobilize, perhaps as early as October. They will continue to play games in the Metrodome during this time.

Demolition of the Metrodome itself will begin as soon as the season is done.

But nice snark anyway.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby seanrichardryan » July 25th, 2013, 11:37 pm

The vikings are running out of parking lots. Now, Is there a 'park' space they could lease nearby? Preferably something they wouldn't have to own or maintain, but could have exclusive rights to? Hmmm.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby seanrichardryan » July 25th, 2013, 11:40 pm

the best idea proposed- building a land bridge over 35W for more parking. Minneapolis, connecting neighborhoods, one surface lot at a time.
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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Drizzay » July 26th, 2013, 12:08 pm

To clarify, the ceremonial groundbreaking would occur in October, with work starting on areas not directly attached to the current stadium.

Actual demo of the dome would occur immediately after the last home game (hopefully the NFC Championship) in late January.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby mullen » August 6th, 2013, 9:21 pm

getting closer and closer. they will start in the NE corner and construct counter-clockwise. being a construction geek i can't wait to see this process unfold.
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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Le Sueur » August 7th, 2013, 1:14 am

Strib wrote:Company officials working on the nearly billion-dollar project are “99 percent sure” the Dome will not be razed in one, big blast in early 2014, according to John Wood, senior vice president of Mortenson Construction...

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Re: Vikings Stadium

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby kellonathan » August 9th, 2013, 3:40 pm

Just got an e-mail from the city:
Please be advised that a Special Transportation & Public Works Committee Meeting has been called for Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Council Chamber, Room 317 City Hall, to consider comments on the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium Project for submittal to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA).

The agenda, when available, can be accessed at the following web address:

http://www.minneapolismn.gov/meetings/tpw/
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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby mullen » August 12th, 2013, 6:01 pm

there's a guy on the planning commission who thinks his responsibility goes beyond the design of the stadium. Dan Cohen...real piece of work. made a grandstanding speech at the meeting today. is this same idiot running for mayor?

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby FISHMANPET » August 12th, 2013, 6:37 pm

One and the same. Did he have anything to say about the Star Tribune? Maybe I should watch the meeting online, I'd like to hear a cook like him.


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