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petersenkyle1167
12-11-2007, 04:11 AM
first of all, i would like to say that i am new here to purplepride.org.

secondly, i LOVE the vikes

and finally, i am going to the sunday night game agianst washington and i was wondering where the best places to tailgate are at??

if someone could please enlighten my as to where these places are that would be GREAT!!! thanks guys

singersp
12-11-2007, 06:05 AM
PP.O tailgates at Purple parking lot 1.

You can find us there. There is a map & some more info in these threads. The one is for the Bears game, but we'll start another one when the Redskins game rolls around.

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40430.0

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40023.0

NodakPaul
12-11-2007, 10:39 AM
Skol and welcome to the best Vikings site around!
The PP.O tailgating crew in Purple Lot #1 is definately the best place to tailgate.
We set up tents, have a couple of grills, and everyone brings some food and drink!
At the home opener, Zygi Wilf came over and sang Skol Vikings with us!

8zELlc1dyL0

BadlandsVikings
12-11-2007, 03:53 PM
welcome to the site

SKOL!!

petersenkyle1167
12-12-2007, 12:40 AM
thanks for welcoming me all...where exactly is this purple parking lot #1?? and approximately how many people show up there?? are there several other places to tailgate right around there??

BadlandsVikings
12-12-2007, 08:49 AM
"petersenkyle1167" wrote:


thanks for welcoming me all...where exactly is this purple parking lot #1?? and approximately how many people show up there?? are there several other places to tailgate right around there??


Kitty corner from gate H

purplepowered
12-12-2007, 09:25 AM
I am going to meet Purplepride members this week also so find it and I think it WILL BE THE PARTY TO ATTEND!

petersenkyle1167
12-13-2007, 02:58 AM
so this will be goin down even though it will be dark 2
hours before gametime? also we just bring our own "drinks" and food and somone will have a grill to grill it on?? just wondering if there is anything else you think i should know ahead of time

singersp
12-13-2007, 05:39 AM
"petersenkyle1167" wrote:


so this will be goin down even though it will be dark 2
hours before gametime? also we just bring our own "drinks" and food and somone will have a grill to grill it on?? just wondering if there is anything else you think i should know ahead of time


Yep that's about it. I'm thinking the lot will be lit though. I know there are lights on the lot. Whether they will be on is a different story, but my guess is they will be.

NodakPaul
12-13-2007, 08:52 AM
"petersenkyle1167" wrote:


thanks for welcoming me all...where exactly is this purple parking lot #1?? and approximately how many people show up there?? are there several other places to tailgate right around there??

http://www.vikings.com/Resources/images/37012.jpg

There are four tailgating lots, with several hundred spots in each, and all are usually full.
As far as PP.Oers, it depends on the game.
We have had as much as 30 and as few as 10 or 15 (thanks to bad weather).
This is our first night game to tailgate at, so I am not sure exactly what the turn out will be, but I am hoping for another 30+ turnout!

You can go to the Official Tailgating Thread (http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40430.new#new) to see a running list.
I tentatively added your name to the list. :)

vikesoto
12-13-2007, 06:41 PM
"singersp" wrote:


PP.O tailgates at Purple parking lot 1.

You can find us there. There is a map & some more info in these threads. The one is for the Bears game, but we'll start another one when the Redskins game rolls around.

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40430.0

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40023.0


That's a very good spot to tailgate. All the construction around the Dome has basically ruined all the great spots along Washington Ave. Get there early, there aren't very many lots around the dome...

Zeus
12-13-2007, 06:47 PM
"vikesoto" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


PP.O tailgates at Purple parking lot 1.

You can find us there. There is a map & some more info in these threads. The one is for the Bears game, but we'll start another one when the Redskins game rolls around.

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40430.0

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40023.0


That's a very good spot to tailgate. All the construction around the Dome has basically ruined all the great spots along Washington Ave. Get there early, there aren't very many lots around the dome...


I have no idea what Soto is talking about here.
PPO has 5 spots in this lot, plenty of room, coolers, tents, grills, etc.
All are welcome.
Park someplace else and walk over - that's what I do (and everyone else who comes to the PPO tailgate party does).

=Z=

vikesoto
12-13-2007, 06:52 PM
"Zeus" wrote:


"vikesoto" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


PP.O tailgates at Purple parking lot 1.

You can find us there. There is a map & some more info in these threads. The one is for the Bears game, but we'll start another one when the Redskins game rolls around.

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40430.0

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40023.0


That's a very good spot to tailgate. All the construction around the Dome has basically ruined all the great spots along Washington Ave. Get there early, there aren't very many lots around the dome...


I have no idea what Soto is talking about here.
PPO has 5 spots in this lot, plenty of room, coolers, tents, grills, etc.
All are welcome.
Park someplace else and walk over - that's what I do (and everyone else who comes to the PPO tailgate party does).

=Z=


I've been to your tailgate, the Falcons game this year. As for the number of " PARKING LOTS" AROUND THE DOME, THERE AREN'T MANY. No where near as many. C'mon dude, been there dozens of times, all the way from Los Angeles...

vikesoto
12-13-2007, 06:53 PM
"Zeus" wrote:


"vikesoto" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


PP.O tailgates at Purple parking lot 1.

You can find us there. There is a map & some more info in these threads. The one is for the Bears game, but we'll start another one when the Redskins game rolls around.

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40430.0

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40023.0


That's a very good spot to tailgate. All the construction around the Dome has basically ruined all the great spots along Washington Ave. Get there early, there aren't very many lots around the dome...


I have no idea what Soto is talking about here.
PPO has 5 spots in this lot, plenty of room, coolers, tents, grills, etc.
All are welcome.
Park someplace else and walk over - that's what I do (and everyone else who comes to the PPO tailgate party does).

=Z=


5 SPOTS aren't many...

singersp
12-13-2007, 07:01 PM
"vikesoto" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


"vikesoto" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


PP.O tailgates at Purple parking lot 1.

You can find us there. There is a map & some more info in these threads. The one is for the Bears game, but we'll start another one when the Redskins game rolls around.

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40430.0

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40023.0


That's a very good spot to tailgate. All the construction around the Dome has basically ruined all the great spots along Washington Ave. Get there early, there aren't very many lots around the dome...


I have no idea what Soto is talking about here.
PPO has 5 spots in this lot, plenty of room, coolers, tents, grills, etc.
All are welcome.
Park someplace else and walk over - that's what I do (and everyone else who comes to the PPO tailgate party does).

=Z=


5 SPOTS aren't many...


Hell, we rarely even stand in them. Most people are hanging around in the areas between the rows of cars where the driving lanes are.

Zeus
12-13-2007, 07:18 PM
"vikesoto" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


"vikesoto" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


PP.O tailgates at Purple parking lot 1.

You can find us there. There is a map & some more info in these threads. The one is for the Bears game, but we'll start another one when the Redskins game rolls around.

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40430.0

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40023.0


That's a very good spot to tailgate. All the construction around the Dome has basically ruined all the great spots along Washington Ave. Get there early, there aren't very many lots around the dome...


I have no idea what Soto is talking about here.
PPO has 5 spots in this lot, plenty of room, coolers, tents, grills, etc.
All are welcome.
Park someplace else and walk over - that's what I do (and everyone else who comes to the PPO tailgate party does).

=Z=


5 SPOTS aren't many...


The spots exist for the party - not for others (including me) to park.
I've been to every tailgate this year and not wanted for fun, good people or beer.

This lot is sold ouy, but there are spots in at least one of the other lots.
So I still don't know what you are getting at - the Wilf's have ensured that there is plenty of space for tailgating this year.

=Z=

singersp
12-13-2007, 07:26 PM
This thread title is bogus anyway. There is only one real place to tailgate & that is in Purple Tailgate Lot #1 with the members of PP.O (and the webmaster once in awhile).
;)

Zeus
12-13-2007, 07:28 PM
"singersp" wrote:


This thread title is bogus anyway. There is only one real place to tailgate & that is in Purple Tailgate Lot #1 with the members of PP.O (and the webmaster once in awhile).
;)


Who?

=Z=

marstc09
12-13-2007, 07:36 PM
"vikesoto" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


"vikesoto" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


PP.O tailgates at Purple parking lot 1.

You can find us there. There is a map & some more info in these threads. The one is for the Bears game, but we'll start another one when the Redskins game rolls around.

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40430.0

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40023.0


That's a very good spot to tailgate. All the construction around the Dome has basically ruined all the great spots along Washington Ave. Get there early, there aren't very many lots around the dome...


I have no idea what Soto is talking about here.
PPO has 5 spots in this lot, plenty of room, coolers, tents, grills, etc.
All are welcome.
Park someplace else and walk over - that's what I do (and everyone else who comes to the PPO tailgate party does).

=Z=


I've been to your tailgate, the Falcons game this year. As for the number of " PARKING LOTS" AROUND THE DOME, THERE AREN'T MANY. No where near as many. C'mon dude, been there dozens of times, all the way from Los Angeles...


There are tons of parking structures and lots around the dome ranging from $10-$40. I don't understand what you are talking about.
???

singersp
12-13-2007, 07:41 PM
"marstc09" wrote:


"vikesoto" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


"vikesoto" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


PP.O tailgates at Purple parking lot 1.

You can find us there. There is a map & some more info in these threads. The one is for the Bears game, but we'll start another one when the Redskins game rolls around.

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40430.0

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40023.0


That's a very good spot to tailgate. All the construction around the Dome has basically ruined all the great spots along Washington Ave. Get there early, there aren't very many lots around the dome...


I have no idea what Soto is talking about here.
PPO has 5 spots in this lot, plenty of room, coolers, tents, grills, etc.
All are welcome.
Park someplace else and walk over - that's what I do (and everyone else who comes to the PPO tailgate party does).

=Z=


I've been to your tailgate, the Falcons game this year. As for the number of " PARKING LOTS" AROUND THE DOME, THERE AREN'T MANY. No where near as many. C'mon dude, been there dozens of times, all the way from Los Angeles...


There are tons of parking structures and lots around the dome ranging from $10-$40. I don't understand what you are talking about.
???

I do. They are there, but they are scattered around over several city blocks & if you don't know where to find them one could have a hard time. Many are small & are privately owned or businesses & churches renting out their parking spaces.

marstc09
12-13-2007, 07:48 PM
"singersp" wrote:


"marstc09" wrote:


"vikesoto" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


"vikesoto" wrote:




PP.O tailgates at Purple parking lot 1.

You can find us there. There is a map & some more info in these threads. The one is for the Bears game, but we'll start another one when the Redskins game rolls around.

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40430.0

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40023.0


That's a very good spot to tailgate. All the construction around the Dome has basically ruined all the great spots along Washington Ave. Get there early, there aren't very many lots around the dome...


I have no idea what Soto is talking about here.
PPO has 5 spots in this lot, plenty of room, coolers, tents, grills, etc.
All are welcome.
Park someplace else and walk over - that's what I do (and everyone else who comes to the PPO tailgate party does).

=Z=


I've been to your tailgate, the Falcons game this year. As for the number of " PARKING LOTS" AROUND THE DOME, THERE AREN'T MANY. No where near as many. C'mon dude, been there dozens of times, all the way from Los Angeles...


There are tons of parking structures and lots around the dome ranging from $10-$40. I don't understand what you are talking about.
???

I do. They are there, but they are scattered around over several city blocks & if you don't know where to find them one could have a hard time. Many are small & are privately owned or businesses & churches renting out their parking spaces.


When I first went to a game I did not have a hard time. I guess I am just know what I am doing!
:D

Zeus
12-13-2007, 10:20 PM
"marstc09" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


"marstc09" wrote:


"vikesoto" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:






PP.O tailgates at Purple parking lot 1.

You can find us there. There is a map & some more info in these threads. The one is for the Bears game, but we'll start another one when the Redskins game rolls around.

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40430.0

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40023.0


That's a very good spot to tailgate. All the construction around the Dome has basically ruined all the great spots along Washington Ave. Get there early, there aren't very many lots around the dome...


I have no idea what Soto is talking about here.
PPO has 5 spots in this lot, plenty of room, coolers, tents, grills, etc.
All are welcome.
Park someplace else and walk over - that's what I do (and everyone else who comes to the PPO tailgate party does).

=Z=


I've been to your tailgate, the Falcons game this year. As for the number of " PARKING LOTS" AROUND THE DOME, THERE AREN'T MANY. No where near as many. C'mon dude, been there dozens of times, all the way from Los Angeles...


There are tons of parking structures and lots around the dome ranging from $10-$40. I don't understand what you are talking about.
???

I do. They are there, but they are scattered around over several city blocks & if you don't know where to find them one could have a hard time. Many are small & are privately owned or businesses & churches renting out their parking spaces.


When I first went to a game I did not have a hard time. I guess I am just know what I am doing!
:D


Me, either.
I guess I'm just weird.
I look for the giant lighted "PARK" signs or the dudes waving orange flags.

=Z=

nephilimstorm
12-13-2007, 10:23 PM
I am soo glad I am usually on foot or nice people pick me up like Singer and Shock :P

pack93z
12-13-2007, 11:23 PM
Lambeau obviously....
;D

One of this days... I might have to scoot over and see how tailgating at the Metrodome has evolved... it has been about 10 years or so since I invaded MN... by the looks of some of the pics... you folks have a good time with it..

If I wear a Gravedigger jersey... would I get to razz the PPO gaters?

singersp
12-14-2007, 06:50 AM
"Zeus" wrote:


"marstc09" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


"marstc09" wrote:


"vikesoto" wrote:








PP.O tailgates at Purple parking lot 1.

You can find us there. There is a map & some more info in these threads. The one is for the Bears game, but we'll start another one when the Redskins game rolls around.

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40430.0

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40023.0


That's a very good spot to tailgate. All the construction around the Dome has basically ruined all the great spots along Washington Ave. Get there early, there aren't very many lots around the dome...


I have no idea what Soto is talking about here.
PPO has 5 spots in this lot, plenty of room, coolers, tents, grills, etc.
All are welcome.
Park someplace else and walk over - that's what I do (and everyone else who comes to the PPO tailgate party does).

=Z=


I've been to your tailgate, the Falcons game this year. As for the number of " PARKING LOTS" AROUND THE DOME, THERE AREN'T MANY. No where near as many. C'mon dude, been there dozens of times, all the way from Los Angeles...


There are tons of parking structures and lots around the dome ranging from $10-$40. I don't understand what you are talking about.
???

I do. They are there, but they are scattered around over several city blocks & if you don't know where to find them one could have a hard time. Many are small & are privately owned or businesses & churches renting out their parking spaces.


When I first went to a game I did not have a hard time. I guess I am just know what I am doing!
:D


Me, either.
I guess I'm just weird.
I look for the giant lighted "PARK" signs or the dudes waving orange flags.

=Z=


You are weird, but that's beside the point.
:P

All I am saying is there are several parking areas that are well off the main thouroughfares surrounding the dome or are several blocks away. There aren't a ton of of them in the immediate vicinity & many of those are small, sans the ramps. Plus you can't tailgate at some of those or in the ramps.

He's talking about tailgate lots, not just parking areas.

Zeus
12-14-2007, 08:12 AM
"singersp" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


"marstc09" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


"marstc09" wrote:










PP.O tailgates at Purple parking lot 1.

You can find us there. There is a map & some more info in these threads. The one is for the Bears game, but we'll start another one when the Redskins game rolls around.

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40430.0

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40023.0


That's a very good spot to tailgate. All the construction around the Dome has basically ruined all the great spots along Washington Ave. Get there early, there aren't very many lots around the dome...


I have no idea what Soto is talking about here.
PPO has 5 spots in this lot, plenty of room, coolers, tents, grills, etc.
All are welcome.
Park someplace else and walk over - that's what I do (and everyone else who comes to the PPO tailgate party does).


I've been to your tailgate, the Falcons game this year. As for the number of " PARKING LOTS" AROUND THE DOME, THERE AREN'T MANY. No where near as many. C'mon dude, been there dozens of times, all the way from Los Angeles...


There are tons of parking structures and lots around the dome ranging from $10-$40. I don't understand what you are talking about.
???

I do. They are there, but they are scattered around over several city blocks & if you don't know where to find them one could have a hard time. Many are small & are privately owned or businesses & churches renting out their parking spaces.


When I first went to a game I did not have a hard time. I guess I am just know what I am doing!
:D


Me, either.
I guess I'm just weird.
I look for the giant lighted "PARK" signs or the dudes waving orange flags.


You are weird, but that's beside the point.
:P

All I am saying is there are several parking areas that are well off the main thouroughfares surrounding the dome or are several blocks away. There aren't a ton of of them in the immediate vicinity & many of those are small, sans the ramps. Plus you can't tailgate at some of those or in the ramps.

He's talking about tailgate lots, not just parking areas.


Yup - and I'm saying:

* This season, the Wilf's and the Vikings have made available FOUR rather large lots within a couple blocks of the Metrodome for tailgating - a significant improvement over Rapid Park.
There are spots available on game day at at least 2 of these lots (the 2 Gold lots).
None of those lots are more than 3 blocks from the Dome.

* There is TONS of parking options downtown, and a little foresight and thought can make for an easy trip out of downtown after the games.
I have had trouble on 35W south, so now, I skip that entirely and make may way through south Minneapolis until I get to the crosstown and once there, traffic is normal and my options are open to 494, 55, etc.
Admittedly, I know only of heading south after the games, but there are always options that can, at least, make you feel like you're making progress.

* This website offers its members a great tailgating experience.
We welcome all to a 5-spot-wide area for drinking, eating, partying, singing, preaching and whatever else someone may want.
The port-a-potties are close and the comraderie is real.
I'm actually a little surprised that more people don't come by the party, especially based upon how many more PPOers actually seem to go to the games vs. how many show up.

In any case, Soto was making a point that construction on Washington Avenue is impacting tailgating.
And I am disputing that.

=Z=

singersp
12-14-2007, 08:32 AM
"Zeus" wrote:



...I'm actually a little surprised that more people don't come by the party, especially based upon how many more PPOers actually seem to go to the games vs. how many show up....

=Z=




I've noticed that also. I've seen several threads where members have referenced being at the game, yet they don't bother stopping by the tailgate for even a miute or two to meet there fellow bretheren.

Zeus
12-14-2007, 09:55 AM
"singersp" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:



...I'm actually a little surprised that more people don't come by the party, especially based upon how many more PPOers actually seem to go to the games vs. how many show up....


I've noticed that also. I've seen several threads where members have referenced being at the game, yet they don't bother stopping by the tailgate for even a miute or two to meet there fellow bretheren.


Perhaps some folks just aren't comfortable in that sort of setting - it's not a problem.

But I encourage all PPOers who are coming to the game on Monday Night to stop by the tailgate!!
You'll be welcomed with open arms!

=Z=

NodakPaul
12-14-2007, 09:59 AM
"Zeus" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:



...I'm actually a little surprised that more people don't come by the party, especially based upon how many more PPOers actually seem to go to the games vs. how many show up....


I've noticed that also. I've seen several threads where members have referenced being at the game, yet they don't bother stopping by the tailgate for even a miute or two to meet there fellow bretheren.


Perhaps some folks just aren't comfortable in that sort of setting - it's not a problem.

But I encourage all PPOers who are coming to the game on Monday Night to stop by the tailgate!!
You'll be welcomed with open arms!

=Z=


And jello shots. :)

VikingPatrick
12-14-2007, 06:21 PM
"vikesoto" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


"vikesoto" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


PP.O tailgates at Purple parking lot 1.

You can find us there. There is a map & some more info in these threads. The one is for the Bears game, but we'll start another one when the Redskins game rolls around.

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40430.0

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40023.0


That's a very good spot to tailgate. All the construction around the Dome has basically ruined all the great spots along Washington Ave. Get there early, there aren't very many lots around the dome...


I have no idea what Soto is talking about here.
PPO has 5 spots in this lot, plenty of room, coolers, tents, grills, etc.
All are welcome.
Park someplace else and walk over - that's what I do (and everyone else who comes to the PPO tailgate party does).

=Z=


I've been to your tailgate, the Falcons game this year. As for the number of " PARKING LOTS" AROUND THE DOME, THERE AREN'T MANY. No where near as many. C'mon dude, been there dozens of times, all the way from Los Angeles...


Very well said
"brother" as I to was at the falcons game as well as the Raider game and have traveled to the dome from LA for the last 15 years for
the vikes I must say that tailgating has been diminished by at least 50% due to the condos and apartments being built on washington ave. heck even the liquer store is gone now!! PATUEY!! I can ONLY hope that IF there is a new stadium built that REAL tailgating is taken into consideration and NOT seperated parking lots. I just got back from the Frisco game and even THAT place has a better tailgating experiance...ONE GIANT LOT SURROUNDING the stadium!! How many of you kids ever get out of Minneapolis to see what else is out there....god help me for saying this but even the PACKERS have a better situation!! THAT STINKS....ever seen pics of the OLD MET...Now THAT was tailgating!!
I guess when your born and raised eating Mcdonalds all your life you never get to appreciate a double pastrami cheesbuger from Jims Superburger....Now THATS good eating!!
Kinda like staying with your grade school sweetheart for 20 years....c'mon get out there and taste some strange.....live a little....it wont hurt!!
Im not hating the dome tailgate...it is what it is....its just that it can be A LOT better!!

singersp
12-14-2007, 06:52 PM
"Zeus" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:



...I'm actually a little surprised that more people don't come by the party, especially based upon how many more PPOers actually seem to go to the games vs. how many show up....


I've noticed that also. I've seen several threads where members have referenced being at the game, yet they don't bother stopping by the tailgate for even a miute or two to meet there fellow bretheren.


Perhaps some folks just aren't comfortable in that sort of setting - it's not a problem.

But I encourage all PPOers who are coming to the game on Monday Night to stop by the tailgate!!
You'll be welcomed with open arms!

=Z=


Maybe that's what they're worried about............you hugging them.
:P

vikesoto
12-20-2007, 05:05 PM
"VikingPatrick" wrote:


"vikesoto" wrote:


"Zeus" wrote:


"vikesoto" wrote:


"singersp" wrote:


PP.O tailgates at Purple parking lot 1.

You can find us there. There is a map & some more info in these threads. The one is for the Bears game, but we'll start another one when the Redskins game rolls around.

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40430.0

http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=40023.0


That's a very good spot to tailgate. All the construction around the Dome has basically ruined all the great spots along Washington Ave. Get there early, there aren't very many lots around the dome...


I have no idea what Soto is talking about here.
PPO has 5 spots in this lot, plenty of room, coolers, tents, grills, etc.
All are welcome.
Park someplace else and walk over - that's what I do (and everyone else who comes to the PPO tailgate party does).

=Z=


I've been to your tailgate, the Falcons game this year. As for the number of " PARKING LOTS" AROUND THE DOME, THERE AREN'T MANY. No where near as many. C'mon dude, been there dozens of times, all the way from Los Angeles...


Very well said
"brother" as I to was at the falcons game as well as the Raider game and have traveled to the dome from LA for the last 15 years for
the vikes I must say that tailgating has been diminished by at least 50% due to the condos and apartments being built on washington ave. heck even the liquer store is gone now!! PATUEY!! I can ONLY hope that IF there is a new stadium built that REAL tailgating is taken into consideration and NOT seperated parking lots. I just got back from the Frisco game and even THAT place has a better tailgating experiance...ONE GIANT LOT SURROUNDING the stadium!! How many of you kids ever get out of Minneapolis to see what else is out there....god help me for saying this but even the PACKERS have a better situation!! THAT STINKS....ever seen pics of the OLD MET...Now THAT was tailgating!!
I guess when your born and raised eating Mcdonalds all your life you never get to appreciate a double pastrami cheesbuger from Jims Superburger....Now THATS good eating!!
Kinda like staying with your grade school sweetheart for 20 years....c'mon get out there and taste some strange.....live a little....it wont hurt!!
Im not hating the dome tailgate...it is what it is....its just that it can be A LOT better!!


Exactly !!!

I love going to Minnesota for games at the Dome, BUT, the parking situation stinks out loud !!!

As you put it Patrick, it's hard for people to get it when they've never been to other stadiums where ONE HUGE parking lot surrounds the stadium, not one here and there around the stadium, ONE HUGE LOT !!!

I had friends and family who went to the Raiders game with me and even though they had a great time and nothing but good things to say about their experience that day, they did point out that the parking situation was a joke, They reminded me how the Raiders tailgating is, ONE HUGE LOT around the Coliseum.

Minnesota Vikings football back in the days of the Met were like that. But when you have this discussion with alot of teenagers who are yet to leave Minnesota, it's hard to get this point across ...

Don't get me wrong..


I love the tailagating there but it can be better like the "Good Old Days"...

But for all of you that still think that's there's plenty of room to tailgate around the Dome, look online of arial views of other stadiums. Look at the HUGE SINGLE PARKING LOT that surrounds it. Then maybe the point I'm making will become clear...

NodakPaul
12-20-2007, 05:49 PM
"vikesoto" wrote:


Minnesota Vikings football back in the days of the Met were like that. But when you have this discussion with alot of teenagers who are yet to leave Minnesota, it's hard to get this point across ...


Boy, if I am just a teenageer who has yet to leave minnesota, then I must have been really fucking young when I was in Kuwait during Desert Storm...
::)

Yes, many of us have been to other stadiums, and we do know that the parking situation is better at some (not all) of the others.
But if you can't find a spot to park when you go to the dome on Sundays, then you must be driving with your eyes closed...
It is all I can do to avoid running over the parking attendants waving those bright orange flags for parking.

You are correct in that most of them are not lots - they are ramps.
I don't know if you have these in California, but they work very well for parking your car in.
No, you can't tailgate in the ramp - you have to go to a lot for that.
And I give the Vikings credit for leasing those four lots around the dome to create approximately 800 parking spaces for tailgating this year.
It is a step in the right direction.

vikesoto
12-20-2007, 05:56 PM
"NodakPaul" wrote:


"vikesoto" wrote:


Minnesota Vikings football back in the days of the Met were like that. But when you have this discussion with alot of teenagers who are yet to leave Minnesota, it's hard to get this point across ...


Boy, if I am just a teenageer who has yet to leave minnesota, then I must have been really fricken young when I was in Kuwait during Desert Storm...
::)

Yes, many of us have been to other stadiums, and we do know that the parking situation is better at some (not all) of the others.
But if you can't find a spot to park when you go to the dome on Sundays, then you must be driving with your eyes closed...
It is all I can do to avoid running over the parking attendants waving those bright orange flags for parking.

You are correct in that most of them are not lots - they are ramps.
I don't know if you have these in California, but they work very well for parking your car in.
No, you can't tailgate in the ramp - you have to go to a lot for that.
And I give the Vikings credit for leasing those four lots around the dome to create approximately 800 parking spaces for tailgating this year.
It is a step in the right direction.


Then I suppose you're in the same age bracket as me, I'm 38 .But "alot" of the people here are tenagers who still live with Mommy...

The Vikes NEED BETTER PARKING.. PEROID !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NodakPaul
12-20-2007, 06:38 PM
"vikesoto" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


"vikesoto" wrote:


Minnesota Vikings football back in the days of the Met were like that. But when you have this discussion with alot of teenagers who are yet to leave Minnesota, it's hard to get this point across ...


Boy, if I am just a teenageer who has yet to leave minnesota, then I must have been really fricken young when I was in Kuwait during Desert Storm...
::)

Yes, many of us have been to other stadiums, and we do know that the parking situation is better at some (not all) of the others.
But if you can't find a spot to park when you go to the dome on Sundays, then you must be driving with your eyes closed...
It is all I can do to avoid running over the parking attendants waving those bright orange flags for parking.

You are correct in that most of them are not lots - they are ramps.
I don't know if you have these in California, but they work very well for parking your car in.
No, you can't tailgate in the ramp - you have to go to a lot for that.
And I give the Vikings credit for leasing those four lots around the dome to create approximately 800 parking spaces for tailgating this year.
It is a step in the right direction.


Then I suppose you're in the same age bracket as me, I'm 38 .But "alot" of the people here are tenagers who still live with Mommy...

The Vikes NEED BETTER PARKING.. PEROID !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


You have a few years on me, but yeah, more or less the same.
And I think you would be surprised by the average demographics of hte members here.

As far as Vikings - yeah, we do need better parking.
But it is a helluva lot better this year than past, and most of us are happy for at least that improvement.

Zeus
12-21-2007, 09:13 AM
"NodakPaul" wrote:


"vikesoto" wrote:


Minnesota Vikings football back in the days of the Met were like that. But when you have this discussion with alot of teenagers who are yet to leave Minnesota, it's hard to get this point across ...


Boy, if I am just a teenageer who has yet to leave minnesota, then I must have been really fucking young when I was in Kuwait during Desert Storm...
::)

Yes, many of us have been to other stadiums, and we do know that the parking situation is better at some (not all) of the others.
But if you can't find a spot to park when you go to the dome on Sundays, then you must be driving with your eyes closed...
It is all I can do to avoid running over the parking attendants waving those bright orange flags for parking.

You are correct in that most of them are not lots - they are ramps.
I don't know if you have these in California, but they work very well for parking your car in.
No, you can't tailgate in the ramp - you have to go to a lot for that.
And I give the Vikings credit for leasing those four lots around the dome to create approximately 800 parking spaces for tailgating this year.
It is a step in the right direction.


Is Oakland coliseum in the heart of downtown Oakland?
The Dome is - and that limits options.

Better to bitch and whine, I guess, than make the best of a situation.

=Z=

jargomcfargo
12-21-2007, 09:45 AM
"Zeus" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


"vikesoto" wrote:


Minnesota Vikings football back in the days of the Met were like that. But when you have this discussion with alot of teenagers who are yet to leave Minnesota, it's hard to get this point across ...


Boy, if I am just a teenageer who has yet to leave minnesota, then I must have been really fricken young when I was in Kuwait during Desert Storm...
::)

Yes, many of us have been to other stadiums, and we do know that the parking situation is better at some (not all) of the others.
But if you can't find a spot to park when you go to the dome on Sundays, then you must be driving with your eyes closed...
It is all I can do to avoid running over the parking attendants waving those bright orange flags for parking.

You are correct in that most of them are not lots - they are ramps.
I don't know if you have these in California, but they work very well for parking your car in.
No, you can't tailgate in the ramp - you have to go to a lot for that.
And I give the Vikings credit for leasing those four lots around the dome to create approximately 800 parking spaces for tailgating this year.
It is a step in the right direction.


Is Oakland coliseum in the heart of downtown Oakland?
The Dome is - and that limits options.

Better to beeyatch and whine, I guess, than make the best of a situation.

=Z=


Physical surroundings may vary from place to place. It's the spiritual and communal experience of shared fanaticism that makes those physical surroundings the "BEST PLACE TO TAILGATE".

We can play mine is bigger than yours but I'd rather just find a way to make the best of what I've got and enjoy the experience.

And tailgating with the PP.O crowd has been great. And I shall be there Sunday to do it again.

Zeus
12-23-2007, 08:24 AM
"vikesoto" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


"vikesoto" wrote:


Minnesota Vikings football back in the days of the Met were like that. But when you have this discussion with alot of teenagers who are yet to leave Minnesota, it's hard to get this point across ...


Boy, if I am just a teenageer who has yet to leave minnesota, then I must have been really fricken young when I was in Kuwait during Desert Storm...
::)

Yes, many of us have been to other stadiums, and we do know that the parking situation is better at some (not all) of the others.
But if you can't find a spot to park when you go to the dome on Sundays, then you must be driving with your eyes closed...
It is all I can do to avoid running over the parking attendants waving those bright orange flags for parking.

You are correct in that most of them are not lots - they are ramps.
I don't know if you have these in California, but they work very well for parking your car in.
No, you can't tailgate in the ramp - you have to go to a lot for that.
And I give the Vikings credit for leasing those four lots around the dome to create approximately 800 parking spaces for tailgating this year.
It is a step in the right direction.


Then I suppose you're in the same age bracket as me, I'm 38 .But "alot" of the people here are tenagers who still live with Mommy...

The Vikes NEED BETTER PARKING.. PEROID !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Cool.
I'm 40.

So, SON, I respectfully disagree and think the tailgating has been FANTASTIC this season.

=Z=

Marrdro
12-23-2007, 08:31 AM
"Zeus" wrote:


"vikesoto" wrote:


"NodakPaul" wrote:


"vikesoto" wrote:


Minnesota Vikings football back in the days of the Met were like that. But when you have this discussion with alot of teenagers who are yet to leave Minnesota, it's hard to get this point across ...


Boy, if I am just a teenageer who has yet to leave minnesota, then I must have been really fricken young when I was in Kuwait during Desert Storm...
::)

Yes, many of us have been to other stadiums, and we do know that the parking situation is better at some (not all) of the others.
But if you can't find a spot to park when you go to the dome on Sundays, then you must be driving with your eyes closed...
It is all I can do to avoid running over the parking attendants waving those bright orange flags for parking.

You are correct in that most of them are not lots - they are ramps.
I don't know if you have these in California, but they work very well for parking your car in.
No, you can't tailgate in the ramp - you have to go to a lot for that.
And I give the Vikings credit for leasing those four lots around the dome to create approximately 800 parking spaces for tailgating this year.
It is a step in the right direction.


Then I suppose you're in the same age bracket as me, I'm 38 .But "alot" of the people here are tenagers who still live with Mommy...

The Vikes NEED BETTER PARKING.. PEROID !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Cool.
I'm 40.

So, SON, I respectfully disagree and think the tailgating has been FANTASTIC this season.

=Z=

This place cracks me up.

One is beeeeyyyatching about parking and the other is sticking up for tailgating.
;D