View Full Version : NFL commish drums up support for stadium - Cost is rising

11-14-2006, 07:49 AM
New stadium main refrain of NFL chief (http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/sports/football/16005784.htm)

Posted on Tue, Nov. 14, 2006

Goodell drums up support on whirlwind visit

Pioneer Press

11-14-2006, 07:50 AM
Cost of Vikings stadium is rising (http://www.startribune.com/510/story/809017.html)

The new estimate for building in Blaine may mean seeking state funds and dropping roof from plan.

Paul Levy, Star Tribune
Last update: November 13, 2006 – 9:15 PM

11-14-2006, 07:59 AM
Well at this rate both Zygi and the purists will be happy as they may yet get the open-air stadium that they desire. There will be a loss of potential income as no roof will limit the times that it could be used for other events apart from football but I'm sure that the state won't miss the $$$ that they'll also be missing.. assuming the short sighted
politicians realise that

11-14-2006, 08:18 AM
The answer: Send NED to St. Paul to put some foot up their sillinesses!

11-14-2006, 08:18 AM
caj, I am seeing a pattern to your answers. ;D

11-14-2006, 10:17 AM
So apparently we jumped from $675 mil last Spring to $800 mil because the $675 number they were using was already about 2 years old.
Not a good way to encourage confidence and good will with the legislature or the voters.

11-14-2006, 11:09 AM
Last year it was noted several times that the estimates were (at that time) one year old, and the cost would be going up due to inflation and rising construction costs.
It has nothing to do with good will because the Vikings made it clear several times.

What the legislature should take away from this is the realization that every year they sit on their hands is going to cost the state another $60 million or so...