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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby go4guy » March 25th, 2014, 11:08 am

^^^+100

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby talindsay » March 25th, 2014, 11:30 am

nordeast homer wrote:Why all the angst in this thread? I don't get it. Ripping on the U, the Vikings, and fans in general. While I realize some people are not football fans, trying to tear down those of us that are and making up stats is sad and pathetic.
I'll agree with this. And seriously, seat counts? It's a business decision based on how they want to anchor supply to demand, it's not a unit-size war.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby go4guy » March 25th, 2014, 11:32 am

City slicker wrote:I couldn't agree more.. I like the fact that the gophers stadium in Minneapolis is the smallest in the big 10 and possibly the smallest D1 stadium in the country. I hope the Vikings stadium has the least seats too. I think it's fitting for a city that's always settling for less- wisely perhaps, or just tradition or both.
So wrong it isnt even funny.

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Bigger than - Wash St, Utah, Oregon St, Northwestern, Baylor, TCU, Vanderbilt, Boston College, Duke, Wake Forest

Similar too - Standford, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona, Indiana, Kansas State, Kansas, Iowa St, Syrcause, North Carolina St, Maryland, Louisville, Georgia Tech

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby xandrex » March 25th, 2014, 12:02 pm

Silophant wrote:
xandrex wrote:
City slicker wrote:It's Minneapolis.. They go MINNE on everything. I bet they shrink the seats from 64,500 to 60,000 before it's all said and done. Don't the gophers have the smallest stadium in the big 10? ..It's Minneapolis.
Would you be happier if they added 30,000 seats and added that to the taxpayer bill? ;)
30,000 more seats that wouldn't be used, mind you. The Bank only sells out for games that draw a large number of fan from the opposing team as well as Gopher fans. (Wisconsin, Nebraska). If anything, it should have been a little smaller.
Indeed. I had student season tickets the first two years the Bank was open, and there were always empty seats, even on some of the "bigger" games. I don't see a reason to add seats that will never fill...that's just more money taxpayers would have to shell out.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby Chauncey87 » March 25th, 2014, 12:50 pm

How did this thread turn into almost two pages of ill informed posts? A basic Wiki or Google search or even reading this entire thread will answer what ever Q you might have. The new Vikings stadium will have a larger capacity! A simple search finds that in the 30 years of Metrodome football they in fact increased capacity. Following that trend the new Vikings stadium will have 65,000 seats. That number is higher then what the Metrodome holds.


Numbers at the former Metrodome
Football[edit]
62,220 (1982-1983)[25]
62,345 (1984-1987)[26]
63,669 (1988-1994)[27]
64,035 (1995-1996)[28]
64,152 (1997-1999)[29]
64,121 (2000-2013)[30]

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby FISHMANPET » March 25th, 2014, 12:58 pm

Why use correct facts and figures when I can pick whatever baseless assumption out of the air to prove my particular viewpoint?

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby m b p » March 25th, 2014, 1:03 pm

not to mention that the trend, across the country, has been for people to stay at home and watch NFL games. They are suited for viewing on your own TV in your own living room. College football is different... especially in smaller towns where it's the only thing happening on a Saturday. You can easily fill an 80,000 seat stadium with people and college residences from a town of less than half a million.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby Nick » March 25th, 2014, 3:08 pm

nordeast homer wrote:While I realize some people are not football fans, trying to tear down those of us that are and making up stats is sad and pathetic.
At the risk of prolonging an unnecessary conversation, how is any of the above tearing down anyone? I just spent a bit under a grand to renew my football season tickets and I'm not sure how you're possibly offended.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby go4guy » March 25th, 2014, 3:27 pm

Dang it, I gotta renew those quick. Deadline is fast approaching.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby David Greene » March 25th, 2014, 9:24 pm

Heh. I *really* wasn't trying to make a big deal out of the seating thing. It was more of a joke/sarcastic observation than anything. I mean, the question, "doesn't this seem small?," struck this major Div. I football school alumn as quite amusing.

As always, the Intertubes is often worse for communication than two cups and a string. :)

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby Nick » March 29th, 2014, 6:12 pm

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby seanrichardryan » March 29th, 2014, 7:13 pm

That will make a wonderful lake in the park when the Vikes decamp to Blaine in 2039.

Also, this almost looks like Kodachrome.
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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby grant1simons2 » March 29th, 2014, 8:13 pm

And why would the Vikings go to Blaine? At this location they will have a hotel, a park across the road, a light rail that connects to St. Paul, Mall of America and Target field. It's going to be a beautiful stadium that will serve a good purpose for years to come. It has the design that has potential to become historic.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby Nathan » March 30th, 2014, 10:10 am

grant1simons2 wrote:And why would the Vikings go to Blaine? At this location they will have a hotel, a park across the road, a light rail that connects to St. Paul, Mall of America and Target field. It's going to be a beautiful stadium that will serve a good purpose for years to come. It has the design that has potential to become historic.
Don't feed the trolls... he's just teasing. kinda.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby seanrichardryan » March 30th, 2014, 11:41 am

ha ha HA? I thought the hole was striking.
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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby Drizzay » March 31st, 2014, 12:09 pm

Those pictures bring in to context just how big the footprint is for this project.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby nordeast homer » April 10th, 2014, 11:26 am

They have the base for a 3rd stationary crane in place now and have started assembling platforms for the first flooring sections on-site.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby NickP » April 17th, 2014, 8:21 am

I did a quick search and didnt find anything, so I'm sorry if this topic has been discussed and I missed it, but has there been any movement to nickname the Stadium Valhalla? I think this would be brilliant and pay homage to the mascot, because when Vikings died in battle, they went to Valhalla. Only the best warriors were allowed to enter.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby TommyT » April 17th, 2014, 8:24 am

NickP wrote:I did a quick search and didnt find anything, so I'm sorry if this topic has been discussed and I missed it, but has there been any movement to nickname the Stadium Valhalla? I think this would be brilliant and pay homage to the mascot, because when Vikings died in battle, they went to Valhalla. Only the best warriors were allowed to enter.
Valhalla is also the name of a commonly used methadone clinic in the twin cities. Only reason I know that is I work for an insurance company in our state public programs department.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby fehler » April 17th, 2014, 9:26 am

Only if you were to convince a major banking institution to change their name to "Valhalla Financial Services".


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