POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

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What company would you like to get the naming rights to the new Vikings stadium?

UnitedHealth
1
1%
Best Buy
3
4%
Cargill
2
3%
Supervalu
1
1%
3M
25
32%
U.S. Bank
15
19%
General Mills
14
18%
Medtronic
3
4%
Ameriprise
0
No votes
Other (explain)
14
18%
 
Total votes: 78

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Nick
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POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

Postby Nick » December 9th, 2013, 4:59 pm

It's limited to ten (10) options. Target and Xcel seemed unlikely due to existing commitments, so I didn't include them.

If other, please explain. Kitschy product tie-ins (e.g. Cheerio Bowl, Spam Palace) welcomed/encouraged.

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Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

Postby Nick » December 9th, 2013, 5:14 pm

I voted "Other (explain)". I really like the sound of Thrivent Field. Also, it's kind of vague and lots of people (hopefully) wouldn't make the connection to the company. Also, much less jarring than, say, the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl at Tropicana Field. My realistic runner up is probably U.S. Bank Field, because, like someone said above, it's nice and sterile.

Hooray, capitalism!

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Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

Postby talindsay » December 9th, 2013, 5:20 pm

I like Medtronic because really, the tie-in just seems obvious: most football fans and many football players are setting themselves up for a lifetime of mechanical life-assisting devices.

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Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

Postby talindsay » December 9th, 2013, 5:21 pm

Oh, and Medtronic field could make for lots of good food options, the pacemaker burger being only the most obvious.

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Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

Postby stp1980 » December 9th, 2013, 5:27 pm

Toro field?

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Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

Postby smorin » December 9th, 2013, 5:31 pm

Pillsbury Doughfield. Let's make it happen.

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Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

Postby Pip » December 9th, 2013, 5:40 pm

Here's my opinions on each. UH, maybe, they've been doing well lately. Best Buy, I don't see them approving a huge sponsorship deal with their recent issues. Cargill, a big company but since nothing is sold under their name, brand recognition probably isn't worth as much to them. Supervalu is broke, I don't see it happening. 3M, I could see that happening. US Bank, I i could see that, I think they'll stay in the race until the end. General Mills, I could see them making a bid but I don't see them winning. Medtronic, I could see some interest from them but I don't see them winning the bid. Ameriprise, maybe, doubtful.

I could actually see Target going for the trifecta. I thought I remember the Target CEO quietly expressing some interest back when the stadium bill was being passed but I couldn't find the article. I wouldn't 100% write off Xcel either. I think they'll make a bid but will probably get beat by either UH, US Bank, or Target in my opinion.

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Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

Postby Viktor Vaughn » December 9th, 2013, 5:53 pm

Pip wrote:Cargill, a big company but since nothing is sold under their name, brand recognition probably isn't worth as much to them.
At first thought, I agreed. But considering the public pressure mounting on Big Ag, they might do it just to associate their name with something besides mutant food and Gulf of Mexico dead zones.
Pip wrote:I could actually see Target going for the trifecta.
I wouldn't write off Target either. I didn't think they would have gone for Target Field after Target Center (or renewed Target Center after naming Target Field).

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Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

Postby David Greene » December 9th, 2013, 5:53 pm

Land O' Lakes Field!

a.k.a. The Butter Tub
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Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

Postby David Greene » December 9th, 2013, 5:57 pm

Pacemaker GNDs at Stent Stadium?

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Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

Postby David Greene » December 9th, 2013, 6:01 pm

With General Mills you could have "Big G" seating sections. As in $1,000's...

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Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

Postby mattaudio » December 9th, 2013, 7:04 pm

Huber H. Humphrey Metrostadium

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Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

Postby mplser » December 9th, 2013, 7:43 pm

Dairy Queen Waffle bowl!

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Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

Postby web » December 9th, 2013, 7:46 pm

mall of america field at the historic site of the hubert h humphrey metrodome

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Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

Postby Minneboy » December 9th, 2013, 9:20 pm

Wells Fargo, which would negate and conflict of nearby advertising.

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Re: Minnesota Multi Purpose Stadium

Postby min-chi-cbus » December 9th, 2013, 9:30 pm

lordmoke wrote:On the offshoot topic of potential stadium names, I just have to say it's a real shame that our railway got absorbed into BNSF, because how damn cool of a name would Great Northern Field be? That Pillsbury idea would be phenomenal though.

And yes, I think we should be worried about tacky names, even though most of our major companies are tastefully branded. SuperValuDome, anyone?
"Mall of America Field" was actually a real-life example that's even worse!

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Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

Postby twincitizen » December 9th, 2013, 11:30 pm

Even though worked there from age 15-21, I tend to forget DQ is based here (Edina). Not as big of a company as one might think from their large local presence. They do have naming rights to suites at TCF Stadium though. It'd be cool to see them go after Target Center after that naming deal expires...The DQ Treat Center!

Realistically, It's gotta be US Bank. It's the only explanation for Lester Bagley's ridiculous reaction to the Wells Fargo rooftop sign issue. Best Buy doesn't have the money and 3M is too conservative.

US Bank is the 5th largest bank in the country, although it is a magnitudes smaller than the "Big 4". US Bank is based in downtown Minneapolis, something few of the other contenders can boast. They fared the recession well by being more conservative than other big banks and seem to have their shit together. It seems like they are well positioned for growth and closing the gap between themselves and the Big 4. I think they are just as likely as Target or any other company to add a tower to the Mpls skyline in the next decade, even if it means consolidating employees from St. Paul, Bloomington, etc.

P.S. For real though, if it was an outdoor stadium, the DQ Blizzard puns would be endless every time there was a snowflake in the air

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Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

Postby MplsSteve » December 10th, 2013, 7:22 am

Betty Crocker Field :D

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Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

Postby go4guy » December 10th, 2013, 9:20 am

David Greene wrote:With General Mills you could have "Big G" seating sections. As in $1,000's...
And on the net behind the endzone where the kicker targets extra points and field goals, you could have the "G Spot". Gotta split the uprights to hit it.

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Re: POLL: Name the Vikings Stadium!

Postby lordmoke » December 10th, 2013, 10:54 am

Best case scenario in my mind would be Pillsbury Field. Probably not happening, so 3M is a pretty good second for me.


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