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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:38 pm    Post subject: Vikings stadium breaks ground today Reply with quote



Vikings will play outdoors for two seasons at the Univ of Minnesota, before moving in to their new stadium for the 2016 season. the new stadium will be enclosed and without a retractable roof, but the west side roof will be transparent. large (90' high) glass panels can open on the end facing the downtown business area.



attached here is an animated clip showing how destruction of the existing Metro Dome and construction of the new stadium will happen concurrently:

http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/234162681.html
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The house that Peterson built"?

Great news for Minnesota fans. Guess they are 100% out of the LA sweepstakes. Not that they were a likely pick anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a another picture:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My God that looks hideous...
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navysaintsfan wrote:
My God that looks hideous...

eye of the beholder...

but you can expect more and more new stadiums to look less like conventional stadiums of the past, and more like Olympic venues.



an animated fly-around and -through:

http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/Minnesota-Shooting-For-Big-Events-For-Yet-Built-New-Vikings-Stadium/68f33eb0-ecba-4605-a739-499aad9f317d
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The Church of Purple Jesus."
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The clear/glass roof is pretty sweet. I like it.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

boondock wrote:
The clear/glass roof is pretty sweet. I like it.


The roof will be made of a real light weight and extremely durable polymer.
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The clear/glass roof is pretty sweet. I like it.

it was the compromise made between an open air stadium, a retractable roof, or a closed stadium. the costs of a retractable roof were too high.

"clear roofs are the new retractables," as the design firm put it.
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Entirely for the sake of my sanity, someone please lie and tell me I'm not the only one who sees the resemblance?


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Entirely for the sake of my sanity, someone please lie and tell me I'm not the only one who sees the Porygon resemblance?



No, I'm not a Pokemon nerd. I promise.
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navysaintsfan wrote:
My God that looks hideous...

Are you kidding? Looks great. Reminds me of the Arsht center in downtown Miami.
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vike daddy wrote:
boondock wrote:
The clear/glass roof is pretty sweet. I like it.

it was the compromise made between an open air stadium, a retractable roof, or a closed stadium. the costs of a retractable roof were too high.

"clear roofs are the new retractables," as the design firm put it.


Panthers are looking to add a roof to their stadium, maybe this will be a concept they can roll with.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I dislike it.

Was hoping it would look more like this 1st concept.

Oh Well


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CriminalMind wrote:
Personally I dislike it.

Was hoping it would look more like this 1st concept.

Oh Well



the problem with that one, imo, was the way the inside looked.
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