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    Re: KFFL Vikings tidbits (15 May 2006)

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    Vikings | Team willing to go with open-air stadium
    Mon, 15 May 2006 19:26:39 -0700

    Brian Bakst, of the Associated Press, reports Minnesota Vikings vice president Lester Bagley told legislative negotiators dealing with stadium proposals that the team is willing to forego a retractable roof to shave costs and eliminate the need for $115 million in state subsidies. Bagley said it would reduce the price by $560 million, but another $115 million is being sought after by the team and Anoka County to improve the roads to complement the Blaine facility. Team owner Zygi Wilf would insist on no roof over a fixed roof, according to Bagley. With a retractable roof, the team would likely keep the top open on many game days. He added 70 percent of the seats would be covered by some type of overhang and there would be other heating to keep fans warm. Anoka County leaders are insisting the stadium include either a fixed or retractable roof to attract other event like the Super Bowl, the NCAA Basketball Final Four or concerts.
    And people accuse Zygi of being greedy. He's said ALL ALONG that he wants an open-air stadium. It's the county who want the roof, as stated above, so they can host other things.

    Why doesn't the legislature get that???

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    Because they are playing politics...does that surprise you???
    Sadly, no.

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    Re: KFFL Vikings tidbits (15 May 2006)

    i personally would love the retractable roof.. but yes, wilf has said all along he wants an open-air stadium..

    honest, i just want the damn thing, dont care whether or not it has a roof, although the retractable one does sound really good to me (but less realistic)


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