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New Vikings Stadium Design Revealed

5/14/13 in NFL   |   Wards_Page   |   248 respect

Blog Photo - New Vikings Stadium Design RevealedYesterday the Minnesota Vikings revealed design photos of their new stadium which will begin construction in Downtown Minneapolis in October. The new Vikings home comes with a price tag of $975 million, or roughly the cost of 10 Adrian Petersons.
 
The 65,000-seat facility will feature the biggest glass pivoting doors of any stadium, whatever the hell that means. It will also sport an enormous transparent roof which will allow spectators to watch snow fall in the winter and hordes of mosquitoes in the summer. The specs failed to mention whether the roof also comes with the state-of-the-art cave-in capabilities that the roof of the Metrodome featured.
 
At the unveiling ceremony Vikings President Mark Wilf said, “Not only is this facility unique to Minnesota, but the stadium will also provide Vikings fans with the best game-day experience in the NFL (except for, y’know, some of the stuff that Christian Ponder does), which has always been our goal.”
 
This coming season will be the final one for the Vikings in their beloved Hindenburgesque Metrodome. After that the team will play the 2014 and 2015 seasons the way God and Bud Grant intended, outdoors at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium.
 
The Vikings’ new stadium will open its doors in 2016. No word yet on whether the team will deem that facility outdated and a financial burden by 2036.
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5/14/13   |   Wards_Page   |   248 respect

GFortier wrote:
Great stadium. I usually hate overly modern-looking architecture but I think the glass ceilings do it for me. It would be so epic to be playing here in a storm, be it snow or freezing rain.

I like the way it looks too, but I still wish the Vikes were playing outdoors.

5/14/13   |   GFortier   |   520 respect

Great stadium. I usually hate overly modern-looking architecture but I think the glass ceilings do it for me. It would be so epic to be playing here in a storm, be it snow or freezing rain.