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Gernzy
08-15-2012, 08:15 AM
I saw a thread in another section of the forum talking about best and worst stadium names, and it made me think about what the new Vikings stadium will be called. Personally I would like a local company to buy the rights, but besides Target would else would step up? While I like Target Center and Target Field, we really dont need another Target stadium. My first thought was Best Buy but not with all their issues. 3M maybe?

On another topic would else wants to see a retractable roof? I would love for us to get a MLS team.

Brock Beauchamp
08-15-2012, 08:56 AM
Caribou Field with the Hormel Half-Time Show every game, training facilities sponsored by Medtronic, food court by SuperValu.

Offensive line sponsored by 3M Post-Its. Quarterback sponsored by... Well, nobody probably wants to sponsor a Vikings QB.

SpiritofVodkaDave
08-15-2012, 08:58 AM
Frosted Flakes Field

twinsnorth49
08-15-2012, 10:12 AM
Jucy Lucy Stadium.

Musk21
08-15-2012, 10:33 AM
US Bank? Mall of America again? General Mills?

SpiritofVodkaDave
08-15-2012, 10:56 AM
*Battle Your Tail Off Field


*only if I win the powerball tonight

fatbeer
08-15-2012, 04:15 PM
No High school or small colleges allowed stadium?

TheLeviathan
08-15-2012, 04:50 PM
Spamalot

BrentMpls
08-16-2012, 11:08 PM
There was a strib article about the 3 most likely candidates, Target was one of them.

Retractable roof would be great - hopefully they open it once in a while, football should be played outside.

DPJ
08-17-2012, 11:45 AM
It's All Chilly's Fault Field

biggentleben
08-17-2012, 04:10 PM
I would love for the field to be completely outdoors. The Met was the best homefield advantage a team could ever have, even if it was mostly psychological (much like the Mile High oxygen thing for 90% of athletes).

BrentMpls
08-18-2012, 11:48 AM
I would love for the field to be completely outdoors. The Met was the best homefield advantage a team could ever have, even if it was mostly psychological (much like the Mile High oxygen thing for 90% of athletes).

I'd prefer that too, but it aint gonna happen :(

Retractable is the best hope for any chance of having some games outdoors

IdahoPilgrim
08-18-2012, 07:58 PM
Given the current concern in the NFL about safety and concussions, how about the UnitedHealth Group Field?

As a part of the sponsorship agreement the Vikings can negotiate free CAT scans for their players:)

IdahoPilgrim
08-18-2012, 08:01 PM
I saw a thread in another section of the forum talking about best and worst stadium names, and it made me think about what the new Vikings stadium will be called. Personally I would like a local company to buy the rights, but besides Target would else would step up? While I like Target Center and Target Field, we really dont need another Target stadium. My first thought was Best Buy but not with all their issues. 3M maybe?

On another topic would else wants to see a retractable roof? I would love for us to get a MLS team.

I would love to see a retractable roof, but I think getting an MLS team is out of the picture even with it. Other than a couple of local self-serving articles (based in part on Zygi's statements), there's been no indication that Minnesota is even on the radar screen for MLS expansion.

anthonyq77
08-22-2012, 01:20 AM
I saw a thread in another section of the forum talking about best and worst stadium names, and it made me think about what the new Vikings stadium will be called. Personally I would like a local company to buy the rights, but besides Target would else would step up? While I like Target Center and Target Field, we really dont need another Target stadium. My first thought was Best Buy but not with all their issues. 3M maybe?

On another topic would else wants to see a retractable roof? I would love for us to get a MLS team.

I would love to see a retractable roof, but I think getting an MLS team is out of the picture even with it. Other than a couple of local self-serving articles (based in part on Zygi's statements), there's been no indication that Minnesota is even on the radar screen for MLS expansion.

We just wouldn't support an MLS team. The Thunder never drew much and the Stars don't either. Both teams won league titles and at times played very nice soccer. I'd love to see it but i'd be sad when they folded or moved in 2 years.

drjim
08-23-2012, 06:06 PM
Boondoggle Stadium

drjim
01-27-2013, 07:22 PM
Anyone else getting worried about this. I have three main concerns:

1. The public financing component is a joke. The electronic pulltabs are falling fall short of projections. There is no clear backup plan.
2. There is new rumbling that the Vikings are not so keen on having a baseball configuration option for the stadium. That would put a big damper on the usefulness of the new stadium compared to the Dome.
3. This is most controversial, but I still believe that football is at its peak right now. I don't think it will suddenly collapse but I feel it will start a slow decline as more information about head injuries and long term damage comes out, and people start paying less attention and parents will be less inclined to let their children play. There will always be interest in football but I question whether it remain as high to justify the enormous scale of the stadium and public cost that comes with it.

howeda7
01-28-2013, 12:58 AM
Anyone else getting worried about this. I have three main concerns:

1. The public financing component is a joke. The electronic pulltabs are falling fall short of projections. There is no clear backup plan.
2. There is new rumbling that the Vikings are not so keen on having a baseball configuration option for the stadium. That would put a big damper on the usefulness of the new stadium compared to the Dome.
3. This is most controversial, but I still believe that football is at its peak right now. I don't think it will suddenly collapse but I feel it will start a slow decline as more information about head injuries and long term damage comes out, and people start paying less attention and parents will be less inclined to let their children play. There will always be interest in football but I question whether it remain as high to justify the enormous scale of the stadium and public cost that comes with it.

1. The pulltabs aren't fully implemented and they did put several back-up sources in the bill. Worst-case they will go back and tweak/add to those, which were all sports/stadium related.

2. The Vikings need to get off of this. They knew the baseball was an important part of the public use of the stadium and if it means the seats are a few feet further back, too bad.

3. This is kind of an elephant in the room. But it's still the most popular league by far. Are we really willing to say 'let the NFL move to LA' because of what 'might' happen down the road? I think any 'major' fallout is still at least a decade away and the NFL will do everything they can to stay in front of it.

jtrinaldi
01-29-2013, 10:26 AM
What I don't get is why the Vikings did not try and figure out a way to work out something with the U of M

Kobs
01-29-2013, 02:24 PM
What I don't get is why the Vikings did not try and figure out a way to work out something with the U of M

What's not to get?

Kobs
01-29-2013, 02:28 PM
2. The Vikings need to get off of this. They knew the baseball was an important part of the public use of the stadium and if it means the seats are a few feet further back, too bad.

It is? I don't remember anyone talking much about baseball in there.

luke829
01-29-2013, 05:11 PM
Mosquito Field, especially if there's any open water near by.

drjim
01-30-2013, 07:56 PM
It is? I don't remember anyone talking much about baseball in there.

Whether it was part of discussions reported, baseball should be a critical part of the new stadium. Gopher coach John Anderson said that something like 350 baseball games will be played in the Metrodome this year. That has to be replaced somehow.