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    Re: If Twins playoff date conflicts with Vikings-Packers, game to be played in GB?

    Sounds like the MLB representative is confused about procedure for this sort of thing and the lease.
    The Vikes will not be switching the game site or day.

    The Twins have played on the same day as a football game before.
    I know in 2007 the Twins and Gophers both played on 9/1/07 and 9/22/07.
    The Twins started each game at 11:10 AM, and the Gophers started at 8 PM and 7 PM.

    Monday night NFL games usually start at 7:30 PM.

    So I don't see the switch from Baseball to Football being a big deal if they just follow the simple plan suggested above and have the Twins play early.
    I imagine it kind of sucks for MLB to move a prime time TV game to noon.

    Probably a little early to worry about it anyway.
    Chances are slim that it happens and they won't know until the day before anyway.
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    Re: If Twins playoff date conflicts with Vikings-Packers, game to be played in GB?

    it would only make sense for mlb to move it to noon because if the vikes and twins are playing at the same time people will watch the vikings game. the ratings would be terrible for the baseball game

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    Re: If Twins playoff date conflicts with Vikings-Packers, game to be played in GB?

    [size=12pt]A schedule swap for Minnesota and Green Bay?[/size]
    [size=8pt]September 19, 2009 1:55 PM[/size]

    Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert

    The last time this possibility arose, the government entity that owns the Metrodome paid the Vikings a six-figure fee to shift a 2006 Sunday game to the following Monday night if the Twins needed the building that day.
    This time the Monday night game is a bigger deal for the Vikings.....a stadium deal would make it more appealling for the Vikings to adjust their schedule

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    Re: If Twins playoff date conflicts with Vikings-Packers, game to be played in G

    "vikinggreg" wrote:
    [size=12pt]A schedule swap for Minnesota and Green Bay?[/size]
    [size=8pt]September 19, 2009 1:55 PM[/size]

    Posted by ESPN.com’s Kevin Seifert

    The last time this possibility arose, the government entity that owns the Metrodome paid the Vikings a six-figure fee to shift a 2006 Sunday game to the following Monday night if the Twins needed the building that day.
    This time the Monday night game is a bigger deal for the Vikings.....a stadium deal would make it more appealling for the Vikings to adjust their schedule
    Now that would be an impressive negotiation.

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    Re: If Twins playoff date conflicts with Vikings-Packers, game to be played in GB?

    "walleye" wrote:
    it would only make sense for mlb to move it to noon because if the vikes and twins are playing at the same time people will watch the vikings game. the ratings would be terrible for the baseball game
    Think about this:
    The vikings game is simply one game of 16. Besides that, it's the 3rd of the season, and has a LOT less signifigance then the twins game would.

    The twins game means a whole lot more. Not only would it be a 'bonus' game at the dome, but a chance to hang on to the 'metrodome magic' for minimum of 3 more games.

    It would be kind of a bummer if there were a lot of games after the last one, being that's touted as the farewell to the dome game, and the first sell out in a while. Obviously, having more games there and those being playoff games, is not a bad thing and 20+ teams wish they had the same problem.
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    Re: If Twins playoff date conflicts with Vikings-Packers, game to be played in GB?

    "STCLOUDSAYSGOVIKES" wrote:
    "Vikes" wrote:
    IMO Vikes play at the new Gophers stadium problem solved.
    Problem: 64k capacity vs. 50k.
    Yes.
    Very much a problem.
    "STCLOUDSAYSGOVIKES" wrote:
    Problem: No alcohol sales at TCF, they'd have to bring in beer carts.
    They built TCF to have booze/beer..
    just the university decided against having ALL concessions to have alcohol sales.
    This isn't much of an issue.
    "STCLOUDSAYSGOVIKES" wrote:
    Problem: Getting refunds for the 15k that won't get in to see it.
    Kind of the same deal with the first problem.
    "STCLOUDSAYSGOVIKES" wrote:
    Problem: Not enough parking for the amount of cars.
    Uhh.
    There are already alot of parking/shuttles for Gopher games, and while the Vikings WOULD have more people driving, this isn't anywhere near the issue it may seem to be.
    Besides..
    I promise there's more parking available at/near TCF than the Dome.
    "STCLOUDSAYSGOVIKES" wrote:
    Problem: No light rail service to TCF, for the non vehicle drivers.
    That is a bit of an issue.
    But, there ARE buses that go to campus.

    "STCLOUDSAYSGOVIKES" wrote:
    Solution: Make the twins game early around noon. Push the vikings game back an hour to 8 ct.
    The obvious solution, no doubt.
    If TCF had the same capacity as the Dome, I'd see that as a better option.
    I don't understand how this is even an issue.

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    Re: If Twins playoff date conflicts with Vikings-Packers, game to be played in GB?

    Just push the Twins game earlier in the day

    N get get the field ready for night

    Seems kinda obvious

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    Re: If Twins playoff date conflicts with Vikings-Packers, game to be played in GB?

    "Vikes" wrote:
    IMO Vikes play at the new Gophers stadium problem solved.
    Which 15,000 people don't get to go then?

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    Re: If Twins playoff date conflicts with Vikings-Packers, game to be played in GB?

    "singersp" wrote:
    [size=13pt]Baseball playoff date conflicts with Vikings-Packers[/size]

    Will the Metrodome roof be covering up a football game or playoff game on Oct. 5?

    By JOE CHRISTENSEN and JUDD ZULGAD, Star Tribune staff writers

    Last update: September 19, 2009 - 8:56 AM


    ....But if the Twins need a tiebreaker and secure home-field advantage for that game, they would take precedence at the Metrodome that night, forcing the Vikings and Packers to make other plans...
    Wrong!

    That means plenty of plans already have been made, including by ESPN, which will air the game, and thus moving the Monday night matchup would be extremely difficult. In fact, an NFL source with knowledge of the lease said there is no chance the Vikings game gets moved. That's because the NFL team's lease states it has priority over the Twins for any game other than a World Series game, a fact that conflicts with MLB's belief that the Twins would have priority in the Dome that night.
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    Re: If Twins playoff date conflicts with Vikings-Packers, game to be played in GB?

    "STCLOUDSAYSGOVIKES" wrote:

    Problem: Not enough parking for the amount of cars.
    sounds like any regular game at the dome.

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