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    New Stadium, commercials released (Video & Audio)

    I just got the Minnesota Momentum email from Bud Grant again. This time they are announcing the release to the media of two commercials one TV and one Radio.

    Check out this link, I sure would love to see this happen, I get excited watching the video just thinking about it.

    http://www.minnesotamomentum.com/tvradioads.csp

    Check them out. Although I am bummed that it isnt Bud's voice on the commercials.

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    Re: New Stadium, commercials released (Video & Audio)

    Let's just hope this gets passed thru. It sounds like we'll have to wait until next year. The legislature stated the Twins & Gophers come 1st.

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    Re: New Stadium, commercials released (Video & Audio)

    Posted on Tue, Feb. 28, 2006

    [size=18px]Vikings' ad effort pushes for stadium[/size]

    TV/radio spots come as Legislature convenes

    BY ARON KAHN and EMILY GURNON
    Pioneer Press


    The Minnesota Vikings' fight for legitimacy in the stadium race will hit the airwaves today with a major public relations campaign aimed at turning heads on the eve of the 2006 legislative session.

    Television and radio spots will blanket the state for a week in an attempt to pull the Vikings closer to the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Twins, whose stadium requests are ranked much higher at the state Capitol.

    The spots will trumpet the Vikings' contention that the stadium and related retail development — together carrying the name Northern Lights — would jack up the economy of the region.

    Look for the word "billion" sprinkled everywhere in the ads, which seek to energize the proposed Blaine complex and ultimately raise more cash for the Vikings with a revenue-boosting stadium.

    "Northern Lights will be made possible by an investment of $1 billion from Vikings ownership,' a radio voice proclaims. "That's $1 billion in private investment to create new economic activity and thousands of jobs.'

    The week of ads amounts to Round 1 in a campaign likely costing $1 million or more, sports business consultants say. The campaign was created by Winner & Mandabach, of Santa Monica, Calif., which claims a 90 percent win record in 140 issue campaigns, including a victory in an unusual, three-way gambling-casino ballot issue in Arizona in 2002.

    The Vikings are running third because their Metrodome home is viewed as an adequate place for football; their lease doesn't expire until the end of the 2011 season; the team has underperformed on the field; and players have gotten into considerable trouble off the field.

    The team's new ownership, led by New Jersey real estate developer Zygi Wilf, is trying to pull even by proposing an economic windfall for the region — a $1.5 billion public-private venture that includes parks, offices, stores and a 250-room hotel.

    The Vikings says they'll invest $1 billion, with $280 million of their share going toward the $790 million stadium. The rest of the stadium cost would come from the state and a 0.75 percent Anoka County sales tax.

    Opponents of that sales tax on Monday asked Anoka County officials to show them all communications and documents related to the proposed complex.

    "We are very concerned about the manner in which the Anoka County Board has promoted its effort to bring the Minnesota Vikings to Anoka County," wrote Ron Holch and Dann Dobson of the Taxpayers for an Anoka County Stadium Referendum in a Monday letter to Margaret Langfeld, board chairwoman.

    Holch and Dobson made their request under the Minnesota Data Practices Act, a state law providing public access to government information. Dobson, a non-practicing attorney in St. Paul, said the group wants to examine many issues.
    "It looks like Mr. Wilf will get all the benefits of the new stadium and the taxpayers will not get one cent," Dobson said. "We want to see if, in fact, the Anoka County Board members are looking out after the taxpayers' interest."

    Langfeld did not return calls Monday.

    The Vikings and the county contend the project would create 3,900 construction jobs and 9,000 permanent jobs, and that the team should not be left out of this year's stadium debates.

    Wilf has been speaking to business groups promoting the complex, calling "baloney" the idea that the state can't handle three stadium requests at a time.

    A well-managed PR campaign could positively sway public opinion, sports business authorities say. But if the public senses the team is feeding it a line, the campaign could have the opposite effect.

    Aron Kahn can be reached at [email protected] or 612-338-6516. Emily Gurnon can be reached at 651-228-5522 [email protected]

    Vikings' ad effort pushes for stadium

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    Re: New Stadium, commercials released (Video & Audio)

    [size=18px]Vikings roll out stadium ads around the state today[/size]

    Radio and TV spots treat the $675 million proposal for Anoka County as an economic development opportunity.

    Mike Kaszuba, Star Tribune
    Last update: February 28, 2006 – 12:57 AM


    With the Legislature convening Wednesday, the Minnesota Vikings today begin an ambitious statewide radio and television campaign to tout the benefits of their proposed $675 million stadium project in Anoka County.

    A 60-second radio spot says that the plan would resolve an issue that state elected officials have debated for years and that it would be "made possible by an investment of $1 billion from Vikings ownership -- that's $1 billion in private investment to create new economic activity and thousands of jobs."

    Accompanied by soft music, the ads feature a man and a woman who take turns espousing the benefits of the development, which in addition to the stadium will include commercial and retail space adjacent to the football field. The project would become "Minnesota's sports, retail and entertainment center," according to the ad.

    The messages are the first product of the Vikings' controversial hiring of Winner & Mandabach Campaigns, a California firm that is managing the team's attempt to win support for the project.

    Under the stadium proposal, Anoka County would contribute $280 million to the stadium through a countywide sales tax.

    State officials are being asked to contribute $115 million for on-site infrastructure costs and to help pay for a retractable roof, and to accelerate another $115 million in roadway improvements.

    The Legislature also is being asked to exempt Anoka County from a state law requiring a referendum on the countywide sales tax. The Vikings plan is competing for legislative support with stadium plans advanced by both the Minnesota Twins and the University of Minnesota.

    "They're making a statewide campaign? That's wonderful, but only Anoka County pays for it," Richard Wolfe, a Fridley City Council member, said derisively upon hearing of the ad campaign. "That's what I think is the biggest joke."

    Vikings spokesman Lester Bagley said the ads were meant to convey facts about the stadium to listeners statewide and to invite them to help push for approval.

    "This is not another stadium push for public dollars," he said. "It's an economic development opportunity for the state."

    Mike Kaszuba • 612-673-4388

    Vikings roll out stadium ads around the state today

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    Re: New Stadium, commercials released (Video & Audio)

    Maybe I don't see the picture clearly, but how does a county, not take advantage of a 1 billion dollar investment of someones own money.....

    The small increase in tax alone should not stop this great opportunity alone.


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    Re: New Stadium, commercials released (Video & Audio)

    If people would only take a step back and realize this is the best deal out of the three they would change their mind. We can only hope.
    You republican whore!

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    Re: New Stadium, commercials released (Video & Audio)

    Singer, can you update your post.....here is a link to the videos......and one audio...

    http://www.minnesotamomentum.com/tvradioads.csp


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    sorry, not awake yet......Turbo has it above......Never mind...


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    Re: New Stadium, commercials released (Video & Audio)

    I just seen one of the commercials. I think it is a good thing that is going to commerical and stuff.

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    Even though I live in PA and will probably never see the field in person, I love how it looks in the drawings. I'd vote for that any day if I were in the legislature up north there

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