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Why a roof, Minnesota?
Tue May 14, 2013 8:52 am
  • Why in the hell is Minnesota choosing to go with a roofed stadium, again? It's not a coincidence they went to 4 Super Bowls playing outdoors. By default, it's one of the best home field advantages in the game, if outdoors?

    Obviously winning is secondary to comfort. And, hosting Super Bowls second to actually participating in them.

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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Tue May 14, 2013 9:26 am
  • I think it looks dope, personally.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Tue May 14, 2013 9:46 am
  • Agreed, it looks dope. But, that's not the point.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Tue May 14, 2013 11:02 am
  • I don't like the look of it, and I really thought Zygi would have had an open stadium this time. I thought he had mentioned that as a selling point when pitching the new stadium, but I could be wrong.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Tue May 14, 2013 12:35 pm
  • http://www.vikings.com/media-vault/phot ... d0e381d0d0

    Wow. That thing looks cool as shit! I agree with Pe that it's silly the Vikes are actively not using their hostile environment to their full advantage, but if you're going to be a big pussy dome team; might as well do it in style...
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Tue May 14, 2013 12:45 pm

Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Tue May 14, 2013 2:40 pm
  • Is there an advantage playing in the cold? I like domes. I don't think we neef one and we have a clear advantage but we play in conditions that are unduplicated anywhere in the country and have the noise of a dome.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Tue May 14, 2013 2:44 pm
  • That is slick looking.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Tue May 14, 2013 4:26 pm

Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Tue May 14, 2013 7:12 pm
  • Is there some kind of unwritten rule that stadiums can't actually look like stadiums anymore?

    I think it looks dumb.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Tue May 14, 2013 8:27 pm
  • Looks more like a church than a stadium to me. Meh.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Tue May 14, 2013 9:55 pm
  • Because they want sellouts, Pe. I have been to Minny in the winter. It is suck ass cold.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Tue May 14, 2013 10:49 pm
  • Scottemojo wrote:Because they want sellouts, Pe. I have been to Minny in the winter. It is suck ass cold.


    My wife is from MN, they want an outdoor stadium up there. Most of them are so blitzed during the game they don't notice the cold anyway.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Tue May 14, 2013 11:34 pm
  • probably so they're not freezing their nads off from week 8 on
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Tue May 14, 2013 11:55 pm
  • OkieHawk wrote:My wife is from MN, they want an outdoor stadium up there. Most of them are so blitzed during the game they don't notice the cold anyway.

    You have to be mind-blowingly drunk to not feel northern Minnesota cold in January.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Wed May 15, 2013 2:51 am
  • RolandDeschain wrote:
    OkieHawk wrote:My wife is from MN, they want an outdoor stadium up there. Most of them are so blitzed during the game they don't notice the cold anyway.

    You have to be mind-blowingly drunk to not feel northern Minnesota cold in January.


    To be fair, they only ever have one home game in January, if that.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Wed May 15, 2013 3:30 am
  • You sell more beer indoors. Less waiting time at the pisser too. Drinking beer in the cold makes me have to go.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Wed May 15, 2013 7:05 am
  • It looks to me like one of those non-denominational mega churches
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Wed May 15, 2013 7:22 am
  • Seems they're trading comfort for W's. Their HFA could potentially be greater than the Packers. Hell, history supports my argument.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Wed May 15, 2013 7:38 am
  • pehawk wrote:Seems they're trading comfort for W's. Their HFA could potentially be greater than the Packers. Hell, history supports my argument.


    I agree Pe.. I can see the foul weather being a nuisance but used properly, it would be the best HFA in the league..
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Wed May 15, 2013 7:56 am
  • Its not to keep the weather out,,,its to keep those people in.

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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Wed May 15, 2013 8:14 am
  • The Radish wrote:Its not to keep the weather out,,,its to keep those people in.

    :roll:


    What do you mean, "those people"? Are you letting your racism show in your old age Les? :twisted:
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Wed May 15, 2013 9:08 am
  • OkieHawk wrote:
    The Radish wrote:Its not to keep the weather out,,,its to keep those people in.

    :roll:


    What do you mean, "those people"? Are you letting your racism show in your old age Les? :twisted:



    My wife is from Minnesota as good a reason as any to suspect them of abborant behavior.

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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Wed May 15, 2013 9:12 am
  • The Radish wrote:
    My wife is from Minnesota as good a reason as any to suspect them of abborant behavior.

    :les:


    I can agree with you there. Hearing about the latest from my in-laws up there usually has me grateful we are 14 hours away.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Wed May 15, 2013 1:02 pm
  • That thing is ugly. Looks like an old wall tent with bent poles. "Clear is the new retractable" Huh? Glass makes it harder to heat, higher maintenance and what if a panel falls on the audience, or field?
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Wed May 15, 2013 7:27 pm
  • Sinc that team is t used to playing in the elements at home now, I wouldn't call it a home field advantage having to start.

    Pretty sick ass looking stadium actually!
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Wed May 15, 2013 8:15 pm
  • But I like that they're trading in their HFA for money like Dallas and San Francisco. Now if we could get Denver and Kansas City to play in domes we're solid.:)

    Both have serious outdoor fanbases/stadiums just like us.

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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Fri May 17, 2013 5:01 am
  • That picture is unrealistic. There should be a LOT more Packer's jerseys present.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Fri May 17, 2013 2:56 pm
  • The Vikings wanted an open-air stadium. The roof was a requirement from the city & state to get public funding. They want to be able to use the stadium year-round for all kinds of events.

    Team owners initially preferred an open-air stadium to return to the franchise's cold-weather roots at suburban Metropolitan Stadium, where the Vikings played - and sometimes froze - from 1961 to 1981.
    But the only way to get public help in paying for the project was to enclose it, ensuring the ability to host other sports and events. The Vikings have submitted a bid to host a future Super Bowl, and local leaders have envisioned hosting NCAA basketball tournament games, big-name concerts and the like.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Sat May 18, 2013 10:54 am
  • Thanks for that, Jay.

    Still doesn't exclude them from being negligent in a football sense. A retractable roof should've been pushed by Ziggy.

    What's really odd is the Twins play exclusively outdoors now. I SO want the Twins to make a World Series for that reason alone. I want to see MLB deal with October baseball in the Tiwn City's area.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Sat May 18, 2013 11:26 am
  • pehawk wrote:What's really odd is the Twins play exclusively outdoors now. I SO want the Twins to make a World Series for that reason alone. I want to see MLB deal with October baseball in the Tiwn City's area.


    Why? October Minneapolis weather is in the 50s without snow; hardly similar to the "frozen tundra" of a Green Bay playoff game.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Sat May 18, 2013 12:56 pm
  • RolandDeschain wrote:
    pehawk wrote:What's really odd is the Twins play exclusively outdoors now. I SO want the Twins to make a World Series for that reason alone. I want to see MLB deal with October baseball in the Tiwn City's area.


    Why? October Minneapolis weather is in the 50s without snow; hardly similar to the "frozen tundra" of a Green Bay playoff game.


    Most likely. But there's always a chance it could get an irregular cold spell.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Sat May 18, 2013 12:57 pm
  • Wouldn't they just postpone the game to another day if there was a drastic blizzard that put a quarter of an inch of snow on the ground, though? I haven't really watched baseball in many years, but I assume they still cancel/delay at the slightest sign of any weather hiccups?
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Sat May 18, 2013 1:14 pm
  • IIRC a few years ago, with Minny in the playoffs, or just barely missing them, there was severe weather for pretty much all of October. It would've been unrealistic to play for a week or two, at least. That's the type of chaos baseball deserves, IMO, for consistently pushing the WS deeper into October. The anarchist/sociopath in me wants to see how Bud would handle that.

    It's going to happen one of these years, in Minny, Colorado, NY, Philly, somewhere.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Sat May 18, 2013 1:50 pm
  • I'm with you, I'd like to see a disaster fall on the MLB.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Sun May 19, 2013 3:50 pm
  • That is not a football stadium.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Tue May 21, 2013 3:39 pm
  • thebanjodude wrote:It looks to me like one of those non-denominational mega churches


    Glad to see I'm not the only one who thought that. Seriously, looks like a big ol' revival tent, with something like this going on inside:



    But hey, if that helps 'em win football games...
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Tue May 21, 2013 4:34 pm
  • I think it looks pretty ugly, I don't mind all the glass but the shape looks like crap, there's a reason that nobody makes ships that look like that anymore.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Wed May 22, 2013 2:40 pm
  • Hopefully they can afford better lightining than in the Metrodome. It's always so damn dark in that place. Not as bad as the old Silverdome, but still bad.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Fri May 24, 2013 8:44 pm
  • I think they'd be nuts to have an open air stadium. What they'd gain in HFA they'd lose in players opting to go elsewhere (only partly joking).

    From the looks of things, I think that whole stadium plan is a conglomeration of well executed bad ideas. As others have mentioned, all that glass and clear plastic is impossible to insulate well. Those freaky futuristic triangular shaped side panels are going to be dated about a year after they're built. And if the artwork I've seen is any indication, the clear part of the roof is facing roughly northeast.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Fri Jun 14, 2013 3:12 pm
  • Sonichellboy wrote:Looks more like a church than a stadium to me. Meh.


    I agree. It resembles a house of worship as opposed a football stadium.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:42 pm
  • pnwhawk25 wrote:
    Sonichellboy wrote:Looks more like a church than a stadium to me. Meh.


    I agree. It resembles a house of worship as opposed a football stadium.


    Adrian Peterson is almost God like...so I guess it fits.
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:04 pm
  • Jesus supposedly turned water into wine.

    Adrian Peterson turned the Vikings into a playoff team.

    Seriously, which is more impressive?
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Sat Jun 15, 2013 6:35 am
  • pnwhawk25 wrote:
    Sonichellboy wrote:Looks more like a church than a stadium to me. Meh.


    I agree. It resembles a house of worship as opposed a football stadium.

    A football stadium is a house of worship, you heathen! :pray:
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Re: Why a roof, Minnesota?
Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:20 am
  • For 2 season's they'll be playing outdoors at TCF Bank Stadium where the Gophers play
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