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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Many fans have asked what the field will look like, so we thought we would give you a sneak preview here. While the “MINNESOTA” block letter script will be gold and maroon for Gophers games, the letters will be purple and white on Sundays. The Norseman will also be painted at midfield for each game, giving the field the Vikings look and feel that fans want.


http://www.newminnesotastadium.com/new-vikings-stadium-news-notes-june-9-2014/


Doesn't that look like a pro-stadium from above?

Just think, that's what could have happened....
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2014 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just think, that's what could have happened....


...and we wouldn't be hosting a Super Bowl in the future
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Just think, that's what could have happened....


...and we wouldn't be hosting a Super Bowl in the future


Or any other major events like the Final Four.
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Klomp wrote:
Vikes_Bolts1228 wrote:
Just think, that's what could have happened....


...and we wouldn't be hosting a Super Bowl in the future


Or any other major events like the Final Four.


Plus there arent nearly enough seats and suites for it to be a viable NFL option.

Frankly, we have already debated this before and its a rather pointless conversation to be having.
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vikingsrule wrote:
disaacs wrote:
Klomp wrote:
Vikes_Bolts1228 wrote:
Just think, that's what could have happened....


...and we wouldn't be hosting a Super Bowl in the future


Or any other major events like the Final Four.


Plus there arent nearly enough seats and suites for it to be a viable NFL option.

Frankly, we have already debated this before and its a rather pointless conversation to be having.


For the record, I wasn't saying that's WHERE we should be playing as I was always opposed to another Vikings/Gophers shared field. Just stating that's what could have happened.
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The vikes would have packed their bags to LA if that was the best solution mn could put together. Fortunately, mn is staying put.
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The vikes would have packed their bags to LA if that was the best solution mn could put together. Fortunately, mn is staying put.


Stadium isn't done yet....don't speak too soon.

Dayton could go repo everything from the build site...
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Yeah, that ain't going to happen. That would cost more in lawsuits that it'll cost to build it. Wink
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Saturday marked one of the biggest moments in the Vikings’ transition to TCF Bank Stadium for the next two years. It wasn’t a player signing or a sponsor agreement. It was the long-awaited opening of the Green Line.

For those unfamiliar with the Green Line, it is the light rail system that opened Saturday connecting Minneapolis and St. Paul and likely will be the most used rail line in the light rail system that extends out like spokes in a wheel. What makes it vital to the Vikings is that one of the stops on the new line is going to be in front of TCF Bank Stadium and will be a critical link for the Vikings parking/tailgating plan.


http://min.scout.com/2/1411870.html#/2/1411870.html

I'm so glad that the original Light Rail vision that had been talked about since I was a child is finally beginning to become real. Now, once they connect it to St. Cloud, that'll be the full realistic vision realized...unless of course, they connect it to Chicago. Laughing
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The Vikings are kicking in another $1.3 million to the new stadium project, as part of changes they requested that will add six escalators and more than 1,000 TVs. The changes, approved Friday, push the total project cost up slightly, to $977.5 million.

With the additions, there will be 18 escalators at the main entrance and a total of 33 in the building. The new money for TVs is actually paying for design changes that will accommodate 1,180 additional televisions. It doesn't include buying or installing the TVs.

Six months into construction, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority has received final construction documents for the project and is in the process of reconciling those specifications with the budget, said chair Michele Kelm-Helgen. "It's not a big difference, but we definitely have some numbers moving around that we need to reconcile," she said.

Some additional costs are expected as part of hosting the 2018 Super Bowl and perhaps serving as a college basketball Final Four site, Kelm-Helgen said. She said there may need to be additional suite capacity for the Super Bowl, which the team would pay for.

http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_26003669/vikings-kick-1-3m-more-escalators-tvs-new
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Saturday marked one of the biggest moments in the Vikings’ transition to TCF Bank Stadium for the next two years. It wasn’t a player signing or a sponsor agreement. It was the long-awaited opening of the Green Line.

For those unfamiliar with the Green Line, it is the light rail system that opened Saturday connecting Minneapolis and St. Paul and likely will be the most used rail line in the light rail system that extends out like spokes in a wheel. What makes it vital to the Vikings is that one of the stops on the new line is going to be in front of TCF Bank Stadium and will be a critical link for the Vikings parking/tailgating plan.


http://min.scout.com/2/1411870.html#/2/1411870.html

I'm so glad that the original Light Rail vision that had been talked about since I was a child is finally beginning to become real. Now, once they connect it to St. Cloud, that'll be the full realistic vision realized...unless of course, they connect it to Chicago. Laughing


I'm really excited for the new light rail line. A lot of polls showed Minnesotans generally not interested in it – but that's because most of them haven't lived with it as an option.

The people who are young and near the lines right now will grow up and not be able to imagine living in Minneapolis without it. And most importantly, it'll get a HUGE boost from going through the U of M campus. Seriously, college kids being able to get to bars easily without a car? And it runs all night? That group will be the first to really take advantage of the new line, and I bet it only goes up from there.
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M.A. Mortenson Co. provided an update on construction, previewing the arrival of the star attraction of the project: the biggest, tallest crane. The crane starts rolling onto the site in pieces later this month. It takes 65 truckloads to haul. The crane will be ready to pick up its first piece of steel on July 31. The biggest piece to be hoisted: 600,000 pounds.

Mortenson senior vice president John Wood reported that 400 people are now working on the site daily. In total, 100,000 cubic yards of concrete will be poured. So far, they've poured 17 percent of that, he said. Wood said that through the end of May, $89 million worth of work has gone into the site in six months even though much of it has been in the hole and not visible to the public. Typically, that amount of work takes two years, he said.

http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/263990701.html
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M.A. Mortenson Co. provided an update on construction, previewing the arrival of the star attraction of the project: the biggest, tallest crane. The crane starts rolling onto the site in pieces later this month. It takes 65 truckloads to haul. The crane will be ready to pick up its first piece of steel on July 31. The biggest piece to be hoisted: 600,000 pounds.

Mortenson senior vice president John Wood reported that 400 people are now working on the site daily. In total, 100,000 cubic yards of concrete will be poured. So far, they've poured 17 percent of that, he said. Wood said that through the end of May, $89 million worth of work has gone into the site in six months even though much of it has been in the hole and not visible to the public. Typically, that amount of work takes two years, he said.

http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/blogs/263990701.html


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Some of the construction workers that are pouring the cement have already tossed quite a few Packers jerseys into the mix. Forever to be entombed.


COOL!!
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Some of the construction workers that are pouring the cement have already tossed quite a few Packers jerseys into the mix. Forever to be entombed.


COOL!!

the Jimmy Hoffa Treatment.

Zygi would be so proud.
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The Minnesota text in the endzone looks sweet. Something different than the Vikings wordmark.
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