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    Who gets Dome: Vikings or Twins?

    Who gets Dome: Vikings or Twins?
    Kevin Seifert, Star Tribune
    Last update: September 20, 2006 – 9:07 PM


    A potential schedule conflict with the Twins could force the Vikings to move their Oct. 8 game against Detroit, but Vikings officials apparently are considering whether to challenge an agreement that gives the Twins priority in the Metrodome.
    The conflict would arise if the Twins win the American League Central Division, giving them home-field advantage in the Division Series. Game 5 of the Division Series, if necessary, would be Oct. 8 -- the same day the Vikings and Lions are scheduled to play.

    The Twins' lease with the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission always has given them postseason scheduling priority, but that agreement expired after the 2004 season. Since then, the Twins have been operating under the same terms without a written agreement.

    Bill Lester, the commission's executive director, and Dave St. Peter, Twins president, both said the Twins have priority despite the status of the agreement. But Lester Bagley, Vikings vice president of public affairs and stadium development, said: "We are trying to explore all of our options."

    Asked if the Vikings have accepted the Twins' priority, Bagley said: "All I can say is we're exploring all of our options."

    St. Peter, however, said, "Nothing has changed. The Twins have every intention should we get home-field advantage, of playing in the Metrodome [that day] and being the only game in the Dome."

    Assuming the Twins maintain priority, the Vikings would have two options:

    Moving their game against the Lions to Monday, Oct. 9 or swapping home games with the Lions. In that scenario, the teams would play Oct. 8 in Detroit and Dec. 10 at the Metrodome.

    However, a person with knowledge of the situation said the Lions already have refused to swap games, in part because the arrangement would leave them playing four of their final five games on the road.

    An NFL spokesman said a tentative schedule change could be announced next week. The spokesman added that the NFL is "aware of the potential conflict and we are looking at our options and discussing them with the teams."

    The Metrodome is one of three multi-use stadiums that house Major League Baseball and NFL teams; the others are Oakland's McAfee Coliseum and Miami's Dolphin Stadium. The Twins are scheduled to move into a baseball-only ballpark in 2010.


    Judd Zulgad contributed to this report.


    Kevin Seifert • kseifert@startribune.com

    http://www.startribune.com/510/story/690864.html



    this is not a good sign



  2. Re: Who gets Dome: Vikings or Twins?

    The lions need to swap, it doesn't matter if they are on the raod or home, They will still be bad.

  3. Re: Who gets Dome: Vikings or Twins?

    I am all for changing the Gmae to Monday OCt. 9th.... that way I will be able to attend the game.
    I will miss it if it is on SUnday,......
    Go Twins!

    Thanks Lotza!

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    Re: Who gets Dome: Vikings or Twins?

    look im a diehard vikings fan, but im also just as big of a twins fan..twins will be in the playoffs so they get priority..who cares if we swap home games? no big deal at all
    People who see life as anything more than pure entertainment are missing the point.

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    Re: Who gets Dome: Vikings or Twins?

    id be ok if they swap home game but if they move the game to monday night then i dont think i would be able to see it on NFL ticket

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    Re: Who gets Dome: Vikings or Twins?

    just annoys me.. i dont care how they figure it out.. just get seperate damn stadiums already


    http://vikesking.blogspot.com/

    "We’ll win our own Super Bowl, with our own players. Real Vikings. Something Brett Favre can never be."

    - Dan Calabrese

  7. Re: Who gets Dome: Vikings or Twins?

    Dont worry about this!The vikes can just play outside in the parking lot!All you need is some spray paint ;D

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    Re: Who gets Dome: Vikings or Twins?

    Just move both team out....of state!

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    Re: Who gets Dome: Vikings or Twins?

    well.. what can i say.. let the play off team have the dome..

    and force the kitties to switch home dates!!


    they'll have a loosing season anyways.

    end on a tuff note.. so u can get better draft day picks!!

    DiGiTaL

    "We tried to stick with it, but there was a point where we were beating our head against a wall," Seattle Coach Mora talking about running at the Williams Wall

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    Re: Who gets Dome: Vikings or Twins?

    Would a playoff game for the Twins make more money than a Vikings game?

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