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jmcdon00
05-02-2013, 01:08 PM
Vikings stadium: Taller than Metrodome, sloped roof, maybe sliding walls | StarTribune.com (http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/205334111.html?refer=y)

Purple Floyd
05-02-2013, 02:52 PM
Earlier this month, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak called for creation of a park called “Armory Yard” to be located near the historic Armory along 5th Street South. The space could include a skate park, rope courses, soccer and lacrosse fields, a croquet pitch, dog park and other “four season features,” Rybak said.

Does any one know for certain whether or not any of the above is included in the 975 Million dollar number?

Personally what they describe with the metal and Kasota stone sounds cheap to me but then again I am not really fond of the looks of the twins stadium.

jmcdon00
05-02-2013, 03:08 PM
The stadium’s roof, which will be nearly 100 feet taller than the Metrodome’s highest point (195 feet), could be permanent or retractable, and include a combination of hard deck and fabric, which would allow sunlight into the building much like the Beijing Water Cube made famous in the 2008 Olympics.

I'm hopeful they are making it that big so they can hang a video screen similar to the one in Dallas.

i_bleed_purple
05-02-2013, 03:25 PM
I'm hopeful they are making it that big so they can hang a video screen similar to the one in Dallas.

They're making it bigger because Locke is going to hit our current roof with his bombs.

singersp
05-03-2013, 07:56 AM
Vikings stadium 'peek' raises neighbors' hopes, fears about how it will fit in

Vikings stadium 'peek' raises neighbors' hopes, fears about how it will fit in - TwinCities.com (http://www.twincities.com/sports/ci_23142244/vikings-stadium-neighbors-fans-anxious-get-look-at)

singersp
05-03-2013, 07:58 AM
Vikings' new stadium might resemble 'Water Cube' from Beijing Olympics

From The Detroit News: Vikings' new stadium might resemble 'Water Cube' from Beijing Olympics | The Detroit News | detroitnews.com (http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130430/SPORTS0101/304300402#ixzz2SEK0aH28)

http://cmsimg.detnews.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=C3&Date=20130430&Category=SPORTS0101&ArtNo=304300402&Ref=AR&Profile=1361&MaxW=640&Border=0&Vikings-new-stadium-might-resemble-Water-Cube-from-Beijing-Olympics

Purple Floyd
05-03-2013, 08:02 AM
I hope it looks like a football stadium and not some contortion from an architects wet dream. Something that out of the box will look tired and dated faster than a traditional stadium will.

Traveling_Vike
05-03-2013, 07:45 PM
Sloped roof... means no more snow accumulation?