U.S. Bank Stadium

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Re: U.S. Bank STadium

Postby KML_1981 » October 5th, 2016, 10:11 am

mattaudio wrote:Still, fun to blame the stadium.
Ha!

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Re: U.S. Bank STadium

Postby VAStationDude » October 5th, 2016, 3:25 pm

Race participants are paying significant money to participate in long race. If they're willing to shell out for the privilege of putting themselves through that pain, they should be able to handle 45 degree weather.

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Re: U.S. Bank STadium

Postby Didier » October 5th, 2016, 3:31 pm

Hot take!

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Re: U.S. Bank STadium

Postby mattaudio » November 28th, 2016, 9:49 am

Vikings are planning to pay City $50,000 to study two-waying 3rd St (great idea) so they can have 4th St ROW for themselves (bad idea).
http://minneapolismn.gov/www/groups/pub ... 190193.pdf

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Re: U.S. Bank STadium

Postby MNdible » November 28th, 2016, 10:18 am

Sounds like this would only be in effect during events when they need to expand the security perimeter, right?

Also, can we please move this thread back into the Downtown forum where it belongs?

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Re: U.S. Bank STadium

Postby seanrichardryan » November 29th, 2016, 9:20 pm

Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: U.S. Bank STadium

Postby intercomnut » November 29th, 2016, 9:59 pm

seanrichardryan wrote:Bridge to nowhere cost overrun $1m

http://www.startribune.com/cost-of-viki ... 403686826/
Half of that will probably be covered by the contractor because they made mistakes.

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Re: U.S. Bank STadium

Postby gopherfan » November 29th, 2016, 10:12 pm

The Strib comment section is pure gold!

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Re: U.S. Bank STadium

Postby seanrichardryan » December 2nd, 2016, 11:30 am

Minnesota Vikings threaten lawsuit over possible Minnesota United soccer games at U.S. Bank Stadium
The team lost its bid to lure an MLS expansion franchise to a rival group, which is now in talks to have some games at the new stadium.

http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-vi ... 404268726/
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Re: U.S. Bank STadium

Postby seanrichardryan » December 27th, 2016, 3:38 pm

Ohhhh, heyyyy, the panels are coming off the Stadium AGAIN. :roll:

http://www.startribune.com/u-s-bank-sta ... 408422196/
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Re: U.S. Bank STadium

Postby Silophant » December 27th, 2016, 6:39 pm

Something something a billion dollars doesn't buy what it used to.

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Re: U.S. Bank STadium

Postby mattaudio » January 12th, 2017, 4:17 pm

The fight over funding U.S. Bank Stadium isn’t over
https://www.minnpost.com/politics-polic ... isn-t-over
That disconnect seemed to be playing out again last month, when the city council took testimony on the city’s 2017 budget. At the meeting, Ostrow distributed a lengthy letter to the council and Mayor Betsy Hodges written by Carlson and himself urging council members to become more involved in determining whether the deal is being carried out fairly for taxpayers.

“I urge you to do what is in your power to address the growing costs of the Vikings Stadium for Minneapolis taxpayers,” Ostrow told the council at the budget meeting. “The misconception people have in that the stadium debate is over. It isn’t and it’s time for the city to act to stop this.”

Such scolding doesn’t usually prompt action by those on the receiving end of the lecture. But this wasn’t one of the usual times. The council unanimously approved a “staff direction” request by Carlson and Ostrow to take a deeper look at how the city can more closely monitor the costs it's incurring due to the stadium — and even if it should renegotiate the stadium use agreement with the Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.

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Re: U.S. Bank STadium

Postby amiller92 » January 13th, 2017, 1:03 pm

I suppose I should read the whole letter, but an argument that starts with "the legislation capped the city's contribution but they've also spent on adjacent infrastructure" makes it hard to get motivated to do so.

Because that's completely disingenuous. The stadium bill absolutely did not purport to limit what the city could spend on city resources.

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Re: U.S. Bank STadium

Postby MNdible » January 13th, 2017, 2:26 pm

Again. Can we move this back into the downtown thread, please?

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Re: U.S. Bank STadium

Postby intercomnut » February 9th, 2017, 9:38 am

Vikings want to install permanent fencing around the stadium. MSFA disagrees.

http://www.kare11.com/mb/news/vikings-p ... /405196900

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Re: U.S. Bank STadium

Postby amiller92 » February 9th, 2017, 9:52 am

As I said about the temporary fences, I cannot fathom why security wasn't incoporated into the original design. The need should have been obvious. I hate the temporary fences and the giant, empty, cement plaza.

That said, I'd let them add something as long as (1) the Vikings pay for all of it, and (2) rather than just fencing, it's something that adds to the appeal of the plaza. The context is different, but I'm thinking of the plaza in front of the federal courthouse, with landscapring of some sort that could be connected together to form a perimeter for event security. Which would obvsiously be a lot more expensive than fencing.

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Re: U.S. Bank STadium

Postby EOst » February 9th, 2017, 11:21 am

Speaking of fences, is anyone else excited to see that entire half of downtown shut down for the Super Bowl? There'll be a security perimeter at least a couple blocks in every direction.

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Re: U.S. Bank STadium

Postby MNdible » February 9th, 2017, 12:48 pm

Yeah, I have to believe that a well-designed solution for permanent fencing would be a significant improvement over what we're seeing out there now for days before and after any event.

That said, the brief shot that appears in the KARE story does not appear to be a fully-baked design solution.

And I guess I wouldn't be opposed to the MSFA paying for a reasonable portion of this cost.

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Re: U.S. Bank STadium

Postby amiller92 » February 9th, 2017, 2:06 pm

Vikings PR guy on Twitter:

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Re: U.S. Bank STadium

Postby Silophant » February 9th, 2017, 3:04 pm

Any chance they'd fix their crappy bollard placement so they don't block bikes out of the cycletrack as well as cars?


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