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    Building a winning team, with stadium, is Wilf's goal

    [size=13pt]Sid Hartman: Building a winning team, with stadium, is Wilf's goal[/size]

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    Re: Building a winning team, with stadium, is Wilf's goal

    The Wilfs would pay one-third of the stadium's cost, plus develop all of the other parcels through their real estate company.
    This was mentioned, that I recall, in their latest submission to Congress.

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    Re: Building a winning team, with stadium, is Wilf's goal

    I'm not on board with the naysayers and do like what i see regarding building the team being built.
    I'm relieved that Zygi owns the team and expect good things in the future.
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    Re: Building a winning team, with stadium, is Wilf's goal

    Maybe I am one of the few optimists. But I look for a much-improved record by the Vikings this season with a coaching staff in its second year and in a division where they can have a good chance to compete and win.
    Holy crap!
    A positive article out of the Star Trib!
    By Hartman no less!
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    Re: Building a winning team, with stadium, is Wilf's goal

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    Maybe I am one of the few optimists. But I look for a much-improved record by the Vikings this season with a coaching staff in its second year and in a division where they can have a good chance to compete and win.
    Holy crap!
    A positive article out of the Star Trib!
    By Hartman no less!
    A senior momment for Sid perhaps?
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    Re: Building a winning team, with stadium, is Wilf's goal

    I for one, like it when Pro sports teams locate stadiums in parts of large cities that are desparate for urban renewal.

    Having been a recent resident of the Detroit, MI area, I have seen first hand this in action . . . and it's quite impressive when it works.

    They are building the new Washington Nationals stadium in one of the worst area's of DC and it should be amazing to see how that changes.

    Baltimore also cleaned up a dumpy area with their Oriole and Raven stadiums.

    Glad to see the Vikes are looking back inside Minneapolis again . . . unless it's a big negotiation stunt for a bigger plan elsewhere.

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    Re: Building a winning team, with stadium, is Wilf's goal

    The hard part in lobbying for the downtown stadium is the same argument for urban renewal was made when the dome was built.
    Unfortunately it never materialized for a myriad of reasons.

    Hopefully with Wilf in charge of the real estate development, Downtown East will actually turn into something other than private parking lots and the Star Trib buildings.
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    "singersp" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    Maybe I am one of the few optimists. But I look for a much-improved record by the Vikings this season with a coaching staff in its second year and in a division where they can have a good chance to compete and win.
    Holy crap!
    A positive article out of the Star Trib!
    By Hartman no less!
    A senior momment for Sid perhaps?
    :-\
    Wait, I forgot.
    The Star Trib stands to gain a decent amount of profit if the downtown stadium gets build.
    Let's see, when the stadium was proposed for Blaine, the star trib printed scores of articles about the Vikes not deserving the stadium, or how the public tax without a referendum was a horrible idea.
    Now that the trib gets to sell nearly four city blocks of land in the new proposal, I bet we start seeing a lot more positive spin coming out of the paper...
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    When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?

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    Re: Building a winning team, with stadium, is Wilf's goal

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    The hard part in lobbying for the downtown stadium is the same argument for urban renewal was made when the dome was built.
    Unfortunately it never materialized for a myriad of reasons.

    Hopefully with Wilf in charge of the real estate development, Downtown East will actually turn into something other than private parking lots and the Star Trib buildings.
    I saw my first game in Minnesota two Thanksgiving's ago (against the Brownies) and I was impressed by the city overall, but interestingly thought the area around the dome was in need of help.
    I had just thought that nobody wanted to part with their land because they were making the money on parking throughout the year with the Twins & Gophers, & Vikes.

    Now that the Twins & Gophers are gone, maybe there will be interest in selling and developing with only the Vikings left.

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    Re: Building a winning team, with stadium, is Wilf's goal

    Cedar Square, or whatever they call it now, has become an eyesore in that area!
    I hope they can influence the owners to refurbish the exterior.
    It would improve the appearance of the area.
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