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    Re: Plan to reuse parts of Dome in new stadium could save $100 million

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    If this plan goes through the Vikings will have to use the new Gopher's stadium for at least two years. They will play at the Metrodump until the lease runs out and then start demolition right after the season ends and it will take them at least two years to complete.
    God knows why the Vikings and Gophers couldn't just share a stadium, rather than building 2... :


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    Re: Plan to reuse parts of Dome in new stadium could save $100 million

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    I like it.

    http://www.startribune.com/photos/?c=y&img=1dome0718.jpg
    [img width=450 height=299]http://stmedia.startribune.com/images/1dome0718.jpg[/img]

    I am impressed that they were able to shave so much off the price by using some of the existing infrastructure.
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    Concrete Construction, espeicaly heavy construction, is very very expensive these days.
    Cement, sand, stone, and steel reinforcement products used in the construction, have almost double in cost during recent years.
    By them re-using some of the existing foundations of the Met.,
    I can easily see them shaving off $100 Mil or maybe even more......





    Lets just hope they get er done........ ;D
    Hey Ned, since you were in the concrete business I'll ask you if you know how much building techniques have change.
    Would rebuilding on a foundation built in 1980 have any safety issues.
    Just wonder with the bridge collapse and all the other safety inspections going on with the bridges (I know some bridges are more than 50 years old) is it a good idea to monkey with the foundation and rebuild on it.

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    Re: Plan to reuse parts of Dome in new stadium could save $100 million

    That looks like one helluva facility.
    Innovative, cost conscious, modern, and fitting for MSP.
    We are absolutely blessed to have Wilf as our owner, come on people.........Git r' Done!!!

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    Re: Plan to reuse parts of Dome in new stadium could save $100 million

    "COJOMAY" wrote:
    If this plan goes through the Vikings will have to use the new Gopher's stadium for at least two years. They will play at the Metrodump until the lease runs out and then start demolition right after the season ends and it will take them at least two years to complete.
    Like in Seattle, they had to play in the Huskies staium.

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    Re: Plan to reuse parts of Dome in new stadium could save $100 million

    Now this is more like it. It is good to see them trying to save money and reuse the existing space. Although I am not a fan of the current location. But this is a good idea from what I see if they can now just eliminate the retractable roof part of the equation and get that casino in there to pay for it.

    I was a bit surprised to see that they only predict an additional 32 million in revenue from it. According to my calculation they will need almost 30 years to generate enough revenue to get to break even if that is the case.I would have hoped for much more.

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    Re: Plan to reuse parts of Dome in new stadium could save $100 million

    Why don't they build it elsewhere? Why build it in a cramped space were it is now? what about that mini city that was gonna accompany it?

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    Re: Plan to reuse parts of Dome in new stadium could save $100 million

    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    Now this is more like it. It is good to see them trying to save money and reuse the existing space. Although I am not a fan of the current location. But this is a good idea from what I see if they can now just eliminate the retractable roof part of the equation and get that casino in there to pay for it.

    I was a bit surprised to see that they only predict an additional 32 million in revenue from it. According to my calculation they will need almost 30 years to generate enough revenue to get to break even if that is the case.I would have hoped for much more.
    factor in all the taxes paid by team personnel, employee's, surrounding business, and so on..theyl make the money back a heck of alot quicker than you expect when you factor everything affected by the new building
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    Re: Plan to reuse parts of Dome in new stadium could save $100 million

    "olson_10" wrote:
    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    Now this is more like it. It is good to see them trying to save money and reuse the existing space. Although I am not a fan of the current location. But this is a good idea from what I see if they can now just eliminate the retractable roof part of the equation and get that casino in there to pay for it.

    I was a bit surprised to see that they only predict an additional 32 million in revenue from it. According to my calculation they will need almost 30 years to generate enough revenue to get to break even if that is the case.I would have hoped for much more.
    factor in all the taxes paid by team personnel, employee's, surrounding business, and so on..theyl make the money back a heck of alot quicker than you expect when you factor everything affected by the new building
    That money is already being paid and generated now in the current stadium, so it is not new or additional

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    Re: Plan to reuse parts of Dome in new stadium could save $100 million

    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    "olson_10" wrote:
    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    Now this is more like it. It is good to see them trying to save money and reuse the existing space. Although I am not a fan of the current location. But this is a good idea from what I see if they can now just eliminate the retractable roof part of the equation and get that casino in there to pay for it.

    I was a bit surprised to see that they only predict an additional 32 million in revenue from it. According to my calculation they will need almost 30 years to generate enough revenue to get to break even if that is the case.I would have hoped for much more.
    factor in all the taxes paid by team personnel, employee's, surrounding business, and so on..theyl make the money back a heck of alot quicker than you expect when you factor everything affected by the new building
    That money is already being paid and generated now in the current stadium, so it is not new or additional
    I think the 32million is additional that the Vikings owner will make, keeping them financially viable. My guess is it's from luxury boxes, 320 luxuray boxes selling for $100,000 a season sounds about right.

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    Re: Plan to reuse parts of Dome in new stadium could save $100 million

    [size=10pt]Plan Would Smash, Rebuild Metrodome For Vikings[/size]
    The bold new plan takes the Metrodome field and literally turns it a different direction, facing downtown.
    A new plan has been unveiled to give the Vikings a brand new stadium, sort of. The proposal from the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission would recycle parts of the Metrodome for use in a new stadium. That could mean a cheaper price tag.

    The bold new plan takes the Metrodome field and literally turns it a different direction, facing downtown.

    Computer images provided by Ellerbe Becket architects show a massive renovation of the Dome, blowing out the walls and Teflon cover, and replacing it with glass and a retractable roof.

    Greg Peterson from Roseville bought Vikings pre-season tickets at the Vikings ticket office Friday with his daughter Tatyiana. He's interested.

    "It's time for us to do something different. I mean, we've been in here since '82 so a new one with a retractable roof would be a great idea," said Peterson.
    http://wcco.com/vikings/vikings.metrodome.stadium.2.774633.html
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