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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby jennifat » May 13th, 2013, 12:13 pm

Jfuss wrote:But it is sort of Minnesota in that it definitely has a certain quality about it. Perhaps understated,” she said.
Referring to the design quality as "understated" has me a bit worried...

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Wedgeguy » May 13th, 2013, 12:22 pm

jennifat wrote:
Jfuss wrote:But it is sort of Minnesota in that it definitely has a certain quality about it. Perhaps understated,” she said.
Referring to the design quality as "understated" has me a bit worried...
Do the words "Cheap Materials" come to mind!!

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby mattaudio » May 13th, 2013, 12:35 pm

I heard they were saving money by using old facades instead of new materials. One side will be Block E, another side will be the art moderne Strib facade, another will be the mid-century shell from 510 Marquette, and the fourth side will be the old Century Plaza.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby mullen » May 13th, 2013, 12:43 pm

what does she mean by some of the upgrades done to target field or xcel? so...she is downplaying expectations by saying things were left out because of the budget. oh whatever ill just wait for the renderings to nit pick.

she's probably referring to no retractable roof. we have to look at this pimple on the skyline for decades. please be "good".

is anyone here going to this design reveal?

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby TWA » May 13th, 2013, 2:02 pm

Understated Scandinavian quality

Didn't know IKEA made stadiums too...

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby nordeast homer » May 13th, 2013, 2:12 pm

TWA wrote:Understated Scandinavian quality

Didn't know IKEA made stadiums too...
Nice! :D

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Didier » May 13th, 2013, 2:14 pm

Those quotes use so many generic adjectives that it's easy to mistake them from being anything but incredibly vague.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Didier » May 13th, 2013, 2:26 pm

FYI:

New Vikings Stadium Design Reveal
Watch It Live Tonight at 7 p.m. CST

The Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, in collaboration with design firm HKS, will reveal the design for the new Vikings stadium tonight at an event at the Guthrie Theater, beginning at 7 p.m. CST.

While tickets for the event are limited, fans can watch the event via live stream on vikings.com--> click here.

Speakers at the event will include:
Governor Mark Dayton
Mayor of Minneapolis R.T. Rybak
Head Coach Leslie Frazier
General Manager Rick Spielman
Vikings Tackle Phil Loadholt
Vikings Center John Sullivan
Legendary Vikings Coach Bud Grant
Voice of the Vikings Paul Allen
Don't miss this chance to get the very first look at the new home of the Vikings.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Didier » May 13th, 2013, 2:26 pm

I'm glad they got Phil Loadholt to come out.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby gpete » May 13th, 2013, 2:56 pm

Kelm-Helgen also says the design will reflect the hard-fought negotiations over the stadium’s financing. She says Minnesotans shouldn’t expect the kind of multi-million dollar upgrades the Xcel Energy Center or Target Field got from their teams as the facilites were being built.
"Hard-fought" is Minnesota Nice for saying that the VIkings were being stubborn and stingy during negotiations. She's implying that the Twins and Wild paid out some extra money for upgrades at TF and Xcel. The VIkings, however, are pinching pennies, so don't get your hopes up.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Nick » May 13th, 2013, 3:04 pm

I'll be there!

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Drizzay » May 13th, 2013, 3:36 pm

Hopefully they have more than just renderings on cardboard. I expect a 3-D model and perhaps a interactive video or two.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Shawn » May 13th, 2013, 3:41 pm

Some media at the Guthrie for tonight's unveiling:

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby John » May 13th, 2013, 4:01 pm

Didier wrote:Those quotes use so many generic adjectives that it's easy to mistake them from being anything but incredibly vague.
Yes I agree. My prediction is it will be a "very good" design with a nice modern feel that will fit in well with the site. It's best feature will be its sense of transparency with the surrounding area (almost the exact opposite of the current Metrodome). It will probably age well and still look good in 15 years. I'm really not expecting something radical or avante garde.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Didier » May 13th, 2013, 5:24 pm

Not that it's really valuable to speculate anymore, with the design coming out in 40 minute, but PA was just on KFAN and among other things:

• Expect a lot of glass
• It will definitely be a building you will notice from the outside, more so than the Metrodome
• He strongly hinted that it will be like Lucas Oil Stadium, but when pressed he seemed to indicate that specifically the "retractable component" will be similar to the giant window they apparently have in Indy.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Nick » May 13th, 2013, 5:25 pm

The crowd here looks exactly how you think the crowd here looks.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Didier » May 13th, 2013, 5:28 pm

I just checked Twitter in case somehow a design was leaked early. It wasn't, but apparently WCCO and KARE led with Vikings stadium stories rather than the marriage equality vote today. Not sure what KSTP and KMSP led with as their viewers don't use Twitter.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby twincitizen » May 13th, 2013, 5:31 pm

Nick wrote:The crowd here looks exactly how you think the crowd here looks.
I hope you wore enough makeup to fit in.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby LyndaleHoosier » May 13th, 2013, 5:34 pm

Hilarious, Nick. Totally being stereotypical, but I'm also assuming most of the folks there tonight are experiencing their first time in the Guthrie. :)

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Chauncey87 » May 13th, 2013, 5:46 pm

I am not sure if anybody posted a link to the live stream
I think I just found it here that should start at 7pm

http://www.vikings.com/media-vault/all- ... video.html

I really hope the link works! Otherwise I might miss part of it looking around for another live stream.

Crossing fingers that this will blow my socks off. I put on a pretty loose pair so it shouldn't be to hard for that to happen :lol:


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