Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 19
  1. #1
    singersp's Avatar
    singersp is offline PPO Newshound
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    52,266

    Doubting a retractable roof


    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

  2. #2
    Purple Floyd's Avatar
    Purple Floyd is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    16,646
    Blog Entries
    1

    Doubting a retractable roof

    Yep. Too much money for what you get in return. Besides, our fan base is soft. Too soft to watch a game outside of climate control. If they had to go to the games in the open they would just sit at home and watch the big screen.

    That being said I find it hard to believe that with a fixed roof they are tight on the budget considering what closed roof stadiums have been built for and even what retracts roof stadiums have been built for in the past several years.

  3. #3
    NodakPaul's Avatar
    NodakPaul is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    West Fargo, ND
    Posts
    17,601
    Blog Entries
    1
    I think a retractable roof is a stupid idea anyway. Costs too much for too little use. A retractable window could be interesting, but it is definitely a luxury not a need.

    Call me soft all you want, but I believe I have earned my right to enjoy football in comfort. I do find it funny that most of the people who claim that the fan base is soft for wanting a roof don't bother going to games anyway...
    Zeus wrote:
    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?

    =Z=

  4. #4
    RK.'s Avatar
    RK.
    RK. is offline Ring of Fame Rally Cross II Champion
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    New Mexico
    Posts
    4,458
    I thought it depends on whether or not the Wilf's want pro soccer or not.

    WWBGD

  5. #5
    Purple Floyd's Avatar
    Purple Floyd is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    16,646
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by NodakPaul View Post
    I think a retractable roof is a stupid idea anyway. Costs too much for too little use. A retractable window could be interesting, but it is definitely a luxury not a need.

    Call me soft all you want, but I believe I have earned my right to enjoy football in comfort. I do find it funny that most of the people who claim that the fan base is soft for wanting a roof don't bother going to games anyway...
    Because they are played indoors. Some of us are out hunting, ice fishing etc.
    Why the hell would you want to bundle up for the tailgate and the walk from the truck and then try to get all the winter clothes into a narrow seat while you watch the game? If I am dressing for the weather I am going to be out in it.

  6. #6
    singersp's Avatar
    singersp is offline PPO Newshound
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    52,266
    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Floyd View Post
    Because they are played indoors. Some of us are out hunting, ice fishing etc.
    Why the hell would you want to bundle up for the tailgate and the walk from the truck and then try to get all the winter clothes into a narrow seat while you watch the game? If I am dressing for the weather I am going to be out in it.
    Lucky for you that they'll be playing outdoors at home for all of 2014, so you'll have the opportunity to enjoy several Vikings games, unless of course you're out hunting or ice fishing during the game.

    You won't have to peel off all those layers for September/October tailgating you'd normally have to if they played indoors.

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

  7. #7
    Purple Floyd's Avatar
    Purple Floyd is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    16,646
    Blog Entries
    1

    Doubting a retractable roof

    Yeah, if I go to any games those will be the ones for sure. there will be more than one season played away from the dome.

  8. #8
    smegmavike is offline Coordinator
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    884
    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Floyd View Post
    Yeah, if I go to any games those will be the ones for sure. there will be more than one season played away from the dome.
    You wont have to shower for months !

  9. #9
    VikesfaninWis's Avatar
    VikesfaninWis is offline Jersey Retired
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Posts
    5,055
    I like the idea of a retractable window overlooking downtown Minneapolis better than a retractable roof. I think it would look cooler, and be more beneficial to the team and the fans.

  10. #10
    jmcdon00's Avatar
    jmcdon00 is offline Jersey Retired Snake Champion, Moto Trial Fest 2: Mountain Pack Champion, LL City Truck 2 Champion, Arithmetic sequence Champion, Troops Tower Defense Champion
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    8,278
    I would much rather they invested in better scoreboards, jumbo trons, replay screens, wifi, ect ect than a window. I want a better view of the game, not a better view of a skyline.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •