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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby Tiller » March 17th, 2016, 11:34 am

I just heard that the stadium proposal has been downsized thanks to neighborhood opposition. They're only building two space-age looking walls now; the rest will be cardboard. On the bright side, the stadium now costs half as much, though the public subsidy hasn't changed.

Oh and they're tearing up the light rail tracks in downtown Minneapolis to build a linear stadium parking ramp in their place.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby Qhaberl » March 17th, 2016, 11:43 am

What are you talking about? The stadium is basically completed. I haven't heard anything about the light rail tracks being torn up.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby acs » March 17th, 2016, 11:46 am

It's called a joke guys...

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby grant1simons2 » March 17th, 2016, 11:48 am

I understood it's a joke. It was just so... bad.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby moda253 » March 17th, 2016, 12:30 pm

Once upon a time this was a great thread. Now it's about as fun as the old metrodome trough urinals. And just as pissy.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby Wedgeguy » March 17th, 2016, 12:36 pm

moda253 wrote:Once upon a time this was a great thread. Now it's about as fun as the old metrodome trough urinals. And just as pissy.
Goota love that remark!! But it is so true even if I'm one of the biggest pissers!

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby Archiapolis » March 18th, 2016, 8:01 am

moda253 wrote:Once upon a time this was a great thread. Now it's about as fun as the old metrodome trough urinals. And just as pissy.
What made it fun in your mind? What is making it bad (other than the pissiness or is that it)?

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby Nathan » March 18th, 2016, 8:40 am

Probably because this is a thread for the construction of the stadium and there are entirely different threads for the stadium financing and other sports conversation.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby Archiapolis » March 18th, 2016, 9:19 am

Nathan wrote:Probably because this is a thread for the construction of the stadium and there are entirely different threads for the stadium financing and other sports conversation.
Yeah but I thought that this thread was ALWAYS polluted with financing/sportsball.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby grant1simons2 » March 18th, 2016, 9:48 am

Vikings play the victim, withdraw request for street name change,
http://www.startribune.com/vikings-with ... 372566161/

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby Silophant » March 18th, 2016, 9:51 am

So generous of them to pay a full half of the cost of a bridge that's only needed for their own events.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby Rich » March 18th, 2016, 10:14 am

Have the Vikings ever expressed any desire for that bridge? I thought it was all the Met Council’s idea.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby grant1simons2 » March 18th, 2016, 10:25 am

“The Vikings are in control and we take all the risk,” Dorfman said.

When talks began in 2014, the Vikings were not expected to contribute any cash toward the bridge. After pushback from the Met Council, an agreement was reached along with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority that called for the team to contribute up to $3.5 million in exchange for half of the LRT station advertising revenue. But when bids were let over the fall, they came in higher than expected, so more negotiations were necessary.
http://www.startribune.com/met-council- ... 351929931/

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby Rich » March 18th, 2016, 11:21 am

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 actions indicate that the Vikings didn’t want a bridge, but the Met Council insisted on it. And that would explain why the Vikings were reluctant to finance it.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby J2K » March 18th, 2016, 11:35 am

The bridge is a waste of money. It was never needed when the metrodome was standing so I don't see why it's needed now. I'm not buying everyone entering the east side either, there will be gates all around the building just like at the dome.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby grant1simons2 » March 18th, 2016, 11:38 am

https://forum.streets.mn/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=3023

Move it here. Please.

Is it too much to ask for some people to have a neutral view on the Vikings? Like, they've made some mistakes, recognize that. I'm a Vikings fan, always have been. But holy sh*t they've screwed some things up in this area.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby J2K » March 18th, 2016, 12:14 pm

They've really screwed it up haven't they... It's the most iconic building this town will ever see. Enjoy Nic on 5th and 4marq... The gateway, etc... Lol

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby grant1simons2 » March 18th, 2016, 12:17 pm

And what exactly are you trying to accomplish here? It seems like you want to be straw man and get everyone upset about something.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby J2K » March 18th, 2016, 1:00 pm

No, it's not that. I just wish the folks on this board would get over the financing and enjoy the architecture. I absolutely love it. Mpls will be known as the city with the awesome stadium." The metrodome was an embarrassment and I loathed that eyesore since day one. Give this behemoth some love. It's great for the city's image to outsiders and is an impressive statement. My opinion of course. What a sight heading towards downtown on Hiawatha! Love it.


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