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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby Carson Dyle » June 10th, 2016, 1:52 pm

To the left of the main doors on the west side of the stadium there's a deck that overlooks the plaza. On the deck there are a couple dozen of what look like posts about 3 ft tall. Is this by any chance an outdoor area for smoking and those ashtrays?

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby grrdanko » June 10th, 2016, 4:02 pm

They look like lights to me. Image

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby Qhaberl » June 15th, 2016, 7:09 pm

I decided to go on one of my explorations of downtown east. Went i into the Wells Fargo Tower and up to the skyway.

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There was a piece of yellow caution tape right before these windows. Decided to duck under it and get a picture looking into the future US Bank Stadium skyway connection.


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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby Qhaberl » June 15th, 2016, 7:28 pm

[quote="grrdanko"]They look like lights to me. [img]http://s33.postimg.org/qbcdho7mn/20160610_165623.jpg[/img][/

I wonder if they maybe those things that are near target field. Sometimes I walk by them and they are playing music.


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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby SkyScraperKid » June 16th, 2016, 7:11 am

Qhaberl wrote:I decided to go on one of my explorations of downtown east. Went i into the Wells Fargo Tower and up to the skyway.

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There was a piece of yellow caution tape right before these windows. Decided to duck under it and get a picture looking into the future US Bank Stadium skyway connection.


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Did they change the blue in the signs to be darker for the new signs? Or are the old ones THAT faded by the sun and lights?

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby Silophant » June 16th, 2016, 7:34 am

I think the old ones are that faded. It's probably time for a systemwide update.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby mattaudio » June 16th, 2016, 8:37 am

You'd think we'd have LED signage, or at least LCD TVs mounted as signage.

If you want to see REALLY old Skyway(tm)(yay) signage, check out some of the Macy's entrances. Or I think the TCF Building had some old signs.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby cooperrez » June 16th, 2016, 10:35 am

This will probably be one of the only times my family and I see the inside of this place in person:

http://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/06/10 ... house-tour

Might try to see the Champions Cup game in August though.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby Didier » June 16th, 2016, 11:02 am

The soccer tickets are pretty pricey, but not as much as Metallica. Somehow resale tickets to Metallica start around $150, which is nuts for such a big venue and over-the-hill band.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby HuskyGrad » June 16th, 2016, 11:09 am

It seems that the design of this thing is a bit flawed. They had to bring back the Abilene High Lift to clean the windows. That's going to be a significant reoccurring expense.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby Carson Dyle » June 16th, 2016, 1:49 pm

Didier wrote:The soccer tickets are pretty pricey, but not as much as Metallica. Somehow resale tickets to Metallica start around $150, which is nuts for such a big venue and over-the-hill band.
Geezer rock is big money these days. People easing into their golden years with little to do with their disposable income and lots of pent-up nostalgia. I wouldn't pay $15 to see Metallica.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby Carson Dyle » June 16th, 2016, 1:56 pm

Are there many other skyways this long? IMO, the thing is just plain fugly.

And my understanding is that it will only be for "VIP" access to the stadium, whatever that means. I'm guessing it means whoever gets a game-day parking pass at the parking ramp.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby amiller92 » June 16th, 2016, 2:05 pm

Carson Dyle wrote:Are there many other skyways this long? IMO, the thing is just plain fugly.
The one between the Wells Fargo underground tech center thingie and the Gateway Ramp is pretty long, spanning the whole block between 3rd and 4th Avenues and both streets. But it's now partially hidden behind Latitude 45. The one between the A and B ramps is a full block too.

Not sure if the new one is longer.
And my understanding is that it will only be for "VIP" access to the stadium, whatever that means. I'm guessing it means whoever gets a game-day parking pass at the parking ramp.
It probably has to be or it could wind up with major capacity issues with a bottleneck inside the ramp.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby MNdible » June 16th, 2016, 2:11 pm

Carson Dyle wrote:And my understanding is that it will only be for "VIP" access to the stadium, whatever that means. I'm guessing it means whoever gets a game-day parking pass at the parking ramp.
This was my initial understanding as well, but at this point, the plans I've seen aren't very clear as to how they'd control access (way back at the parking ramp?), and while it does feed directly into the VIP areas, there does appear to be a route to access the proletariat sections as well.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby BoredAgain » June 17th, 2016, 12:58 pm

HuskyGrad wrote:It seems that the design of this thing is a bit flawed. They had to bring back the Abilene High Lift to clean the windows. That's going to be a significant reoccurring expense.
This will be especially expensive during migratory bird season.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby mister.shoes » June 20th, 2016, 8:48 am

Two before and after comparisons for everyone:

January 17, 2014 @ 7:14pm
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June 19, 2016 @ 11:30pm
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January 17, 2014 @ noon
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June 17, 2016 @ noon
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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby Anondson » June 20th, 2016, 10:18 am

All the -1's!

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby Nathan » June 20th, 2016, 10:36 am

Really? I quite like the transformation.

The only thing I really don't like is the visual exhaustion that the new ped bridge, the station, the arches, and all the other stuff over there are now. It's just such a jumble.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby LakeCharles » June 20th, 2016, 10:41 am

Nathan wrote:Really? I quite like the transformation.
The sub auto-changes + 1 to -1, because the mods are idiots. So he's not actually disliking this (I don't think anyway).

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U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby Anondson » June 20th, 2016, 10:55 am

What's funny is Tapatalk ignores the substitutions. I'm seeing it with the exact + I used. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Now it's so long after I posted so it can't be edited by me.


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