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singersp
05-23-2006, 11:56 AM
When they announced the location where the new Twins stadium would be built, I knew they were talking about Rapid Park.

For those of you not in the know, Rapid Park was the place many of us PP.Oers tailgated.

Where will we tailgate now?

The parking lots for tailgating for Vikings games is rapidly becoming an endangered species.
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May 22, 2006 9:34 am US/Central

Fans Check Out The New Stadium Site

Lisa Kiava
Reporting

(WCCO) Minneapolis Views of the cityscape are just one plus for the new Minnesota Twins ballpark..........

Full Story & Video: Fans Check Out The New Stadium Site (http://wcco.com/sports/local_story_142103558.html)

NordicNed
05-23-2006, 12:00 PM
I've got an Idea.....

Why don't we all just meet at Shocks house and party...?????? :wink: :lol:

Webby
05-23-2006, 02:38 PM
Time to load up the PP.O Theatre.

V4L
05-23-2006, 02:43 PM
Dang I wanted to tailgate in the future!

NodakPaul
05-23-2006, 03:05 PM
Jeez, first the Washington Ave parking lots, now Rapid Park... I really can't wait for the new stadium to open up...

SKOL
05-23-2006, 03:16 PM
That's sad. I wonder if the Vikings will make an official lot somewhere for tailgating again? It doesn't have to be real close, as long as they use shuttles or light rail.

COJOMAY
05-23-2006, 03:20 PM
Gezzzz, Cajun and I were just talking about what a neat area that was to tailgate when I was visiting with him. Too bad.
Take a look at this qute from the article:

"It takes time, it's Minnesota," said St. Peter. "We have winter and that slows down the construction process, but needless to say, April 2010 can't get here soon enough."
If the Viking's stadium takes that long to build and the lease at the Metrodome runs out in 2011 construction WILL HAVE TO START next year.

whackthepack
05-23-2006, 03:33 PM
Even if they would approve it in 2008 instead of 2011 the Vikes could play in the dome an extra year if they new that they had a stadium underway. But if it is 2010 and they still do not have a new stadium approved then I think Ziggy will move the team and it will be the LA Vikes or the Las Vegas Vikes.

VikesfaninWis
05-23-2006, 04:10 PM
Never tailgated in Minnesota before.. I was looking forward to it someday, but when that day will arrive I have no idea.. Hopefully by then, the new stadium will be built.

cajunvike
05-23-2006, 05:01 PM
"singersp" wrote:

When they announced the location where the new Twins stadium would be built, I knew they were talking about Rapid Park.

For those of you not in the know, Rapid Park was the place many of us PP.Oers tailgated.

Where will we tailgate now?

The parking lots for tailgating for Vikings games is rapidly becoming an endangered species.
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May 22, 2006 9:34 am US/Central

Fans Check Out The New Stadium Site

Lisa Kiava
Reporting

(WCCO) Minneapolis Views of the cityscape are just one plus for the new Minnesota Twins ballpark..........

Full Story & Video: Fans Check Out The New Stadium Site (http://wcco.com/sports/local_story_142103558.html)

We need a LOCAL to find us a new spot!!! Get to crackin' you TC area PP.O'ers...us out-of-towners will be forever grateful... :grin:

VKG4LFE
05-23-2006, 05:21 PM
There's a lot right by the old Washington St. lot, just go there, it's pretty big.

cajunvike
05-23-2006, 05:47 PM
"VikingNed" wrote:

I've got an Idea.....

Why don't we all just meet at Shocks house and party...?????? :wink: :lol:

PARTY AT SHOCK'S!!!!!

Congrats on the 3.5 G, Ned!!!

RK.
05-23-2006, 06:21 PM
How about in the fields of Anoka County where the new Vikings stadium should be built? :smile: Probably too far away but it would make a nice political statement.

vikesoto
05-23-2006, 11:04 PM
The tailgating lots have all but disappeared these past two years...

Just about all the lots along Washington Blvd. are gone ...all being turned into condos or office buildings.

Pretty soon ...there may not be tailgating within sight of the Dome...

:(:(:(:(

RK.
05-23-2006, 11:35 PM
I understand there is a lot of parking around here. :razz:
http://www.crala.org/internet-site/Projects/Hoover/images/coliseum.jpg

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

cajunvike
05-23-2006, 11:44 PM
"RK." wrote:

I understand there is a lot of parking around here. :razz:
http://www.crala.org/internet-site/Projects/Hoover/images/coliseum.jpg

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Whe dat, RK???

RK.
05-24-2006, 01:04 AM
"cajunvike" wrote:

"RK." wrote:

I understand there is a lot of parking around here. :razz:
http://www.crala.org/internet-site/Projects/Hoover/images/coliseum.jpg

:twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

Whe dat, RK???
That be the LA Coliseum dood. Next home of an NFL franchise. They have plans to upgrade the stadium by floating a cover over the stands for shade and rain.

Here is an artist conception.

http://football.ballparks.com/NCAA/Pac10/USC/newinterior.jpg

RK.
05-24-2006, 02:49 AM
The Coliseum is a pretty awsome place. When I was in High School I played in a marching band (trombone) and we got to play at half time for a Rams game. It was pretty exciting. The place is huge. Seats 94,000 people. And it has a history that no other stadium has.


One of the most famous sports monuments in America today, the Los Angeles Coliseum boasts a long and noted past.
The fabled history of the Coliseum spans seven decades and is the only facility in the world to have hosted two Olympiads, two Super Bowls, and a World Series.

In 1984, the State of California and the U.S. Government declared the Coliseum a State and National Historical Landmark.

The Coliseum has hosted a variety of globally important events, including the 1988 Amnesty International Tour, 1987 Papal mass (the first-ever papal visit to L.A.), and the Billy Graham Crusade, which set an all-time attendance record of 134,254.

"It came as no surprise when the Coliseum was named a California and U.S. historical landmark in 1984. Home at one time or another for the Los Angeles Rams, Raiders and Dodgers, the Southern Cal Trojans and the UCLA Bruins, as well as the centerpiece for the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics, the Coliseum was the oldest NFL stadium and has been the stage for some of the most memorable sporting events of the 20th century.

Link to story here (http://football.ballparks.com/NCAA/Pac10/USC/)