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Tom H.
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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby Tom H. » April 17th, 2014, 10:26 am

The 3rd tower crane was mostly assembled this morning (all except for the "arm") when I went by this morning.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby lordmoke » April 17th, 2014, 10:28 am

I can't wait until all the cranes are up for the Ryan buildings as well. There might be seven up at once! It'll be like some kind of weird forest.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby EOst » April 17th, 2014, 10:42 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.
Might not be the best thing to imply that the Vikings are dead on their feet.

TroyGBiv
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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby TroyGBiv » April 17th, 2014, 10:47 am

I like the idea of Valhalla as the nickname… but economic reality might suggest that we should call it IKEA...

NickP
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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby NickP » April 17th, 2014, 1:25 pm

I meant nickname only, nothing official lol.

tab
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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby tab » April 17th, 2014, 3:23 pm

Read the book 'Frindle' with our kids this year, and it is pretty much a guidebook for how the Multipurpose Stadium might acquire a better name. And a good book, no less.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby moda253 » April 17th, 2014, 4:23 pm

Asgard is much more appropriate than Valhalla.

Asgard (Old Norse Ásgarðr, “Enclosure of the Aesir) is one of the Nine Worlds of Norse mythology and the home and fortress of the Aesir, one of the two tribes of gods

tabletop
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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby tabletop » April 17th, 2014, 5:33 pm

Or we could refer to it as the longhouse as it does resemble one on a much much more massive scale.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby Didier » April 17th, 2014, 8:25 pm

It's also the name of a hotel in Thunder Bay.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby seanrichardryan » April 17th, 2014, 9:51 pm

Tom H. wrote:The 3rd tower crane was mostly assembled this morning (all except for the "arm") when I went by this morning.

All three were complete and swinging this evening.
Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby Didier » April 18th, 2014, 11:11 am

The Vikings are putting an additional $1.2 million into the stadium to increase the size of the west video board to 120x68 (was 85x50) and to add video walls for club lounges, according to Tim Nelson of MPR via Twitter.

tab
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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby tab » April 18th, 2014, 12:20 pm

In an effort to compete with television, Vikings spend $1.2 on more television.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby go4guy » April 18th, 2014, 12:22 pm

I am sure they will spin this as a way to enhance the fan experience. But in reality, this is all about advertising revenue with more space for ads.

nickmgray
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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby nickmgray » April 19th, 2014, 8:38 am

$1.2M to take the screen from 4250 square feet to 8160 square feet sounds like a pretty good deal to me.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby talindsay » April 19th, 2014, 10:17 am

nickmgray wrote:$1.2M to take the screen from 4250 square feet to 8160 square feet sounds like a pretty good deal to me.
and what is the comparison shopping you've done to draw this conclusion? $300 per square foot is a number that has no meaningful comparison i think.

Rich
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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby Rich » April 19th, 2014, 10:36 am

The video board upgrade is actually less than $600k. Most of the $1.2 million goes for video walls in “premium spaces.”

http://www.startribune.com/local/minnea ... 36181.html

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby trkaiser » April 19th, 2014, 11:22 am

This construction site is a lot of fun. I stopped by for a few photos this morning:

http://tomabouttown.wordpress.com/2014/ ... s-stadium/

bapster2006
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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby bapster2006 » April 20th, 2014, 3:14 pm

This is a huge hole for sure.

ImageVikings stadium 4-20-14 by bapster2006, on Flickr

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby Didier » April 20th, 2014, 6:54 pm

Sid says that the "a number of people in the Twin Cities business community" will be surprised if US Bank isn't soon announced for the naming rights.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby m b p » April 20th, 2014, 8:21 pm

I remember reading an article back in February that said the same thing.... US Bank Stadium.


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