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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So where in Los Angeles will it be?
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Phire wrote:
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the same architect also designed the Cowboys' and Colts' new stadiums. how have those worked out? are the fans pleased with their designs?


No punt blocking giant screens.


Remind me how many have been hit during a regular game?


Cowboys stadium is amazing.. but me thinks the budget is a little different in minny.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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me thinks the budget is a little different in minny.

$975 million, and with a fixed roof.

if the Vikings want a retractable roof, then their owners have to pay those extra costs themselves.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vike daddy wrote:
Matts4313 wrote:
me thinks the budget is a little different in minny.

$975 million, and with a fixed roof.

if the Vikings want a retractable roof, then their owners have to pay those extra costs themselves.


Good luck with that. The Pittsburgh Penguins had this with the Civic / Mellon Arena. Of course, times have changed, as the Civic Arena was built several decades ago. After many years, it was merely costing too much to open and close it.
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well, excuuuuuuse me!



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It would be cool if they built a stadium without a roof on it. Everyone would hate to play there in the winter.
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Matts4313 wrote:


Remind me how many have been hit during a regular game?


Cowboys stadium is amazing.. but me thinks the budget is a little different in minny.
Does it really matter? Punters are altering the trajectory of their kicks to avoid replay of downs.
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It would be cool if they built a stadium without a roof on it. Everyone would hate to play there in the winter.

since the Minnesota legislature is contributing public funding, it is mandatory that it be a roofed stadium so can be used year round for non-football events too.

the owners of the Vikings, the Wilf family, are also talking about purchasing a major league soccer team and bringing it to the facility. and they have of course petitioned for a Super Bowl bid.
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To build an outdoor stadium in a climate like Minnesota is just not practical, other than for creating a perception of a home field advantage in the cold. Reality is, the Vikes needed a roofed stadium to even get a bill passed. It simply wasnt in the cards but a retractable roof is what is likely.
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I think they made the right choice. That architectural firm should be able to retire half of it's employees after inking Colts, Cowboys, Vikings stadiums all within the past decade. Incredible success.
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nugpimpen wrote:
Shoulda gone with Ted Mosby, Architect.


my first thought too Laughing
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Would of gone with Populous formerly known as HOK Sport.
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steadypimpin wrote:
Tzimisce wrote:
nugpimpen wrote:
Shoulda gone with Ted Mosby, Architect.
Or Art Vandelay.
Yeah, Art designed the new addition to the Guggenheim. Laughing


And it really wasn't that hard either. Smile
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Excited for this to get done. Will be fun to hit up the cities for a weekend with the wife and check out a GB game there.
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ElReyDeLosReyes wrote:
Would of gone with Populous formerly known as HOK Sport.


+1

HKS and their giant barn designs can take a walk.
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