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    Re: Sharing U stadium an option for Vikings

    "C" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    I noticed this on the TCF Stadium website:
    There are 39 suites, 59 loge boxes, and 300 indoor club seats.
    A log box is a mini suite that seats 4-6 people.
    A suite seats 16-19.
    The Metrodome currently has 98 suites.
    It seems to me like the new TCF stadium has fewer non-revenue sharing seats than the Metrodome does, which would only make the $$ problem that much more pronounced.
    There would have to be a lot more club and luxury seats added in the expansion for this to be feasible.
    I think it would only be temporary, the Vikes would get their stadium eventually... but could play in this stadium in the meantime, like what Arizona and Chicago did.
    Arizona and Chicago played in college stadiums with the intent of moving into new or renovated ones.
    This is being proposed as an alternative, permanent solution to a new stadium.
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    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?

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    Re: Sharing U stadium an option for Vikings

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    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/31081274.html
    [size=12pt]Sharing U stadium an option for Vikings[/size]

    The new Gophers facility that opens next season is built to expand to 80,000 seats. If the Metrodome plan fizzles, it's a viable alternative worth considering.

    By SID HARTMAN, Star Tribune

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    He actually makes some good points, and I would be in favor of it.
    I am not familiar with the area around the Gophers stadium... is there any surrounding land that is available for development.
    That is what the Wilfs are ultimately looking for in a new stadium.

    Also, the state would have to forgo a roof.
    That means they wouldn't get as much return on investment.
    But since they are already building it... it could be workable.
    Season tickets here we come...

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    Re: Sharing U stadium an option for Vikings

    I like this idea for a short term solution,I haven't been to an outside Viking game since 1980 when I went to my 1st game against the Browns.

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    Re: Sharing U stadium an option for Vikings

    [size=13pt]Vikings won't share U stadium[/size]

    By JUDD ZULGAD and CHIP SCOGGINS, Star Tribune staff writers

    Last update: October 17, 2008 - 1:51 AM



    A Vikings executive rejected the idea by former Senate majority leader Dean Johnson that the team could play long-term in the Gophers' new on-campus stadium if a new venue for the NFL franchise isn't approved by the Legislature....


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    Re: Sharing U stadium an option for Vikings

    "singersp" wrote:
    [size=13pt]Vikings won't share U stadium[/size]

    By JUDD ZULGAD and CHIP SCOGGINS, Star Tribune staff writers

    Last update: October 17, 2008 - 1:51 AM



    A Vikings executive rejected the idea by former Senate majority leader Dean Johnson that the team could play long-term in the Gophers' new on-campus stadium if a new venue for the NFL franchise isn't approved by the Legislature....

    And so much for that thought.
    That is kind of what I expected to hear when I saw the number of suites the Gophers stadium will have.

    The Vikings vice president of public affairs and stadium development said the club would generate "significantly" less revenue at TCF Bank Stadium than at the Metrodome. The Vikings have the lowest stadium revenue in the NFL.
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    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=

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