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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Postby Didier » January 7th, 2016, 8:30 pm

There was some sort of meeting about the stadium and the entire midway site tonight, and a lot of good and positive information seems to be coming out of it. Check the Twitter for @imsoccernews for updates and photos of the PowerPoint.

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Postby Nathan » January 7th, 2016, 9:17 pm

The most notable thing that I saw was that the stadium would be centered vertically at the southernmost portion of the lot and that the entire midway area was going to be a total rebuild,of 12 city blocks.

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Postby Anondson » January 7th, 2016, 9:27 pm

A pedestrian-oriented 12-block redevelopment, at that.

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Postby seanrichardryan » January 8th, 2016, 8:26 am

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

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Postby Wedgeguy » January 8th, 2016, 5:27 pm

Interesting, I was for sure that the stadium would be east/west aligned and not north/south like they showed today. Will be interesting to see how they layout the area to the east and west of the stadium. Parking decks or just flat surface parking. Curious also how they will work with the current mall to get rid of it slowly.

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Postby Nathan » January 8th, 2016, 5:31 pm

I want to hear what the stadium naysayers have to say about this project and what it might mean for this community and a future urban village along the Green line... can a stadium and it's area be done right in an area that does bring economic fortune to the city and area?

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Postby Wedgeguy » January 8th, 2016, 5:41 pm

Won't find a nay sayer here. This is what I've hoped for in the Midway, since I moved to MPLS 15 years ago. The area has so much potential that it is had not to wish it could evolve into something great. Getting rid of that awful sea of parking and the mall would be the best part of it all.

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Postby ProspectPete » January 8th, 2016, 10:30 pm

When is the legislature scheduled to give the green light so we can all (hopefully) breathe a collective sigh of relief?

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Postby MNdible » January 8th, 2016, 10:33 pm

Probably not until after they see the nine-digit request to upgrade the infrastructure in the area.

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Postby ProspectPete » January 12th, 2016, 2:15 am

The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning.....

http://kstp.com/news/stories/s4014221.s ... um=twitter

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Postby Wedgeguy » January 12th, 2016, 8:11 am

ProspectPete wrote:The beginning of the end or the end of the beginning.....

http://kstp.com/news/stories/s4014221.s ... um=twitter
Nothing like channel 5 to put a negative spin on yet another project.

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Postby Nathan » January 12th, 2016, 8:36 am

Where do you think they got that image? Was that a part of the presentation?

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Postby seanrichardryan » January 12th, 2016, 9:45 am

It's part of the city Smartsite plan overlaid with the early stadium ideas. Made in house, likely with a smartphone while sitting on the toilet.
Q. What, what? A. In da butt.

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Postby Nathan » January 12th, 2016, 9:55 am

Lolololol at least they used sporting park as their stadium since it seems that's what the inspiration is coming from.

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Postby Snelbian » January 12th, 2016, 10:30 am

Honestly, I'm having a little bit of trouble focusing on the "content" of that piece. Kolls and his editors (assuming there are any) seem to be taking grammar lessons from Sean Penn.

Also, am I the only one who's not entirely sure how Kolls even has a job?

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Postby mulad » January 12th, 2016, 10:33 am

An open house is planned for January 26th, at least for the broader redevelopment site:

http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts ... ns/12f21ca
Date: Tuesday, January 26
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Location: Concordia University - Buenger Education Center, 379 Syndicate St. N., Saint Paul, MN 55104

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Postby acs » January 12th, 2016, 3:19 pm

seanrichardryan wrote:It's part of the city Smartsite plan overlaid with the early stadium ideas. Made in house, likely with a smartphone while sitting on the toilet.
whew, thanks. I saw 3+ parking structures and started to freak out.

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Postby ProspectPete » January 12th, 2016, 8:54 pm

Is it me or does the estimate of $40 million seem kind of steep for a TOD parking ramp?

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Re: Major League Soccer Stadium

Postby SteveXC500 » January 13th, 2016, 10:39 am

How many spaces are they talking?


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