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VacantLuxuries
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Re: Expo 2023

Postby VacantLuxuries » September 14th, 2017, 2:08 pm

I think the preferred site is in Prospect Park.

Though I wish they would either take this opportunity to cap 35W and put it there, or pick some other spot that isn't going to redevelop naturally.

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Re: Expo 2023

Postby grant1simons2 » September 14th, 2017, 3:02 pm

Prospect Park is out

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VacantLuxuries
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Re: Expo 2023

Postby VacantLuxuries » September 14th, 2017, 3:12 pm

I didn't necessarily like that as the site, but it was better than introducing the world to Minneapolis with 494, the airport, and American Boulevard...

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Re: Expo 2023

Postby kiliff75 » September 15th, 2017, 7:19 am

grant1simons2 wrote:
September 14th, 2017, 3:02 pm
Prospect Park is out
Just curious where you heard/read that from, I randomly spoke with someone who works for Greater MSP and he seemed to imply that Prospect Park was the site. Could be wrong...

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Re: Expo 2023

Postby grant1simons2 » September 15th, 2017, 7:30 am

I'm not really certain I can say. It's people who were very close to the Prospect Park proposal.

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Re: Expo 2023

Postby alexschief » September 15th, 2017, 8:04 am

If they want a temporary fairgrounds where nothing permanent and urban will be built, then Bloomington is a great choice. But that does sort of shatter my pipe dream that they'd try something interesting and build an urban fair campus.

Still hope they'd use the opportunity to strengthen the fabric of the area around the light rail there. Also an opportunity to promote the Minnesota river and the few trails that run along it.

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Re: Expo 2023

Postby kiliff75 » September 16th, 2017, 11:59 am

grant1simons2 wrote:
September 15th, 2017, 7:30 am
I'm not really certain I can say. It's people who were very close to the Prospect Park proposal.
I'll take you at your word since you are in fact a real person with a non-bot twitter account etc. :D

It'll be interesting to see how this all plays out! Thanks for the info.

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Re: Expo 2023

Postby SurlyLHT » September 18th, 2017, 3:41 pm

"Bloomington locks up Kelley Farm to woo World's Fair — and maybe Amazon"

*Locked*

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Re: Expo 2023

Postby Silophant » September 18th, 2017, 3:48 pm

This is the first I've heard that it might be Expo 2022. Huh.

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Re: Expo 2023

Postby kiliff75 » September 19th, 2017, 6:55 pm

Interesting, that could result in somewhat reduced gridlock from international visitors if it were to be held so close to the airport.

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Re: Expo 2023

Postby twincitizen » November 13th, 2017, 2:06 pm

Decision to be made on Wednesday: MN vs. Buenos Aires vs. Lodz (Poland)
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MN Fats
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Re: Expo 2023

Postby MN Fats » November 15th, 2017, 10:26 am

If the expo 2023 website is any indicator, it appears Minnesota has been decided as the winner:

http://expo2023.info

SurlyLHT
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Re: Expo 2023

Postby SurlyLHT » November 15th, 2017, 10:46 am

I think that is our candidate site. If you read it says candidate not host

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Re: Expo 2023

Postby BBMplsMN » November 15th, 2017, 11:23 am

Star Tribune says Argentina was selected.

Edit: The stream said Argentina, but the full story now says only that MN is out.

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Re: Expo 2023

Postby tmart » November 15th, 2017, 12:20 pm

Considering people's general reaction to the Super Bowl logistics, perhaps it's best if we don't host a major world event for a few years anyway :)


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