Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan

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Re: Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan

Postby mattaudio » September 25th, 2015, 10:43 am

Except for maybe 3-5 acres for the stadium/practice field, what is necessarily low-density about the land use?

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Re: Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan

Postby MNdible » September 25th, 2015, 10:53 am

Are you just being contrarian? The practice facility is almost all playing fields and parking lots, with just a smidge of office space.

The ancillary development that they're showing really has nothing to do with the Vikings, and would have happened with or without them.

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Re: Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan

Postby mattaudio » September 25th, 2015, 10:57 am

Maybe they wouldn't need so many parking lots if they were in a less auto-dependent location? We've seen "notable" cases where players want to bike to practice rather than drive.

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Re: Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan

Postby seanrichardryan » September 25th, 2015, 11:13 am

Oh sure they will. I've got the perfect site. Training camp isn't during flood season either, so win-win!

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Re: Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan

Postby Didier » September 25th, 2015, 12:23 pm

There's actually a large contingent of Vikings who prefer to Roller Blade to practice but can't because Winter Park is right off the freeway.

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Re: Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan

Postby mamundsen » October 7th, 2015, 9:36 am

Biz Journal reports that:

The Minnesota Vikings' proposal to move its headquarters and practice facility to Eagan won unanimous approval in a preliminary vote by the City Council, the city's first public response to the plan.

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/m ... kings.html

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Re: Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan

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Re: Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan

Postby mister.shoes » January 20th, 2016, 12:16 pm

Interesting how much hedging there is w/r/t the team headquarters move to that site.
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Re: Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan

Postby Didier » March 3rd, 2016, 1:00 pm

Not directly related to the Vikings plans, but the Dallas Cowboys' plans for a similar facility offer some clues as to what this might look like.

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/14878 ... g-facility

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Re: Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan

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Re: Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan

Postby FranklinAveFixation » March 19th, 2016, 6:18 am

Is Chicago Ave > Vikings Way over and dead?
IMO we should rename 494 in Eagan "Vikings Way"
A small part of me does hope they ask to rename Dodd Rd. :roll:

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Re: Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan

Postby Daboink » March 19th, 2016, 7:49 am

FranklinAveFixation wrote:Is Chicago Ave > Vikings Way over and dead?
IMO we should rename 494 in Eagan "Vikings Way"
A small part of me does hope they ask to rename Dodd Rd. :roll:
The current Winter Park facility in Eden Prairie is located on Viking Drive, Fox 9 studios and even the Lifetouch HQ have a Viking Drive address, so if they were able to convince one suburb to change a road name at one time, I'd imagine the hand wringing in Eagan over it wouldn't be too painful. We have a history of this in the burbs after all, what with Betty Crocker Drive and General Mills Blvd in Golden Valley as other obvious examples. Granted these names were changed when there were fewer potentially affected stakeholders that shared these streets, namely in the case of Viking Drive in EP as many more business of all sizes use that address than do in Golden Valley.

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Re: Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan

Postby Wedgeguy » March 19th, 2016, 9:24 am

Thy can put their Viking way on any road inside their campus which would be fine with me.

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Re: Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan

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Re: Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan

Postby matthew5080 » April 28th, 2016, 10:20 am

Not bad! It's an improvement over their Eden prairie facilities haha

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Re: Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan

Postby acs » April 28th, 2016, 10:33 am

Also, the Vikings and Minneapolis are both bidding to host the NFL draft possibly as early as 2019. The team wants to have it at their new headquarters but Minneapolis wants to have it downtown. The latter is usually where these are held but we are in uncharted territory as far as the NFL bidding out the location.

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Re: Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan

Postby Didier » April 28th, 2016, 3:48 pm

I always love that one.

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Re: Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan

Postby HiawathaGuy » June 21st, 2016, 8:42 am

As Vikings prep big Eagan campus, not everybody is cheering
http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/m ... dy-is.html

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Re: Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan

Postby Didier » June 21st, 2016, 10:31 am

Tangent: That's the kind of article that highlights the inadequacy of the Business Journal. It's three paragraphs vaguely summarizing a Pioneer Press article, and for some reason that counts against their paywall.

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Re: Minnesota Vikings Headquarters - Eagan

Postby HiawathaGuy » June 22nd, 2016, 1:31 pm

Eagan OKs plans for new Vikings headquarters
http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/m ... rters.html


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