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    Steelers @ Vikings - tailgate?

    I have never been to MN, but will be in town for the Steelers @ Vikings.
    Which lots allow tailgating, and what do I need to know to get a tailgate spot?

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    Re: Steelers @ Vikings - tailgate?

    "DJ" wrote:
    I have never been to MN, but will be in town for the Steelers @ Vikings.
    Which lots allow tailgating, and what do I need to know to get a tailgate spot?

    Thanks,
    DJ Ntrikit
    Well, DJ, I gots some bad news for you.
    The Vikings do not have "official" tailgating open for the pre-season games.
    So none of the 4 lots that the Vikings make available to tailgating during the regular season will be setup for tailgating.
    That doesn't mean you can't find a lot near the Dome in which to set up a grill and drink some beers, but you will run the risk of running afoul of the law that way.

    PPO will be setting up some sort of meeting on the Plaza.
    Keep your eyes peeled in the Fan Forum for detail on that as it approaches.

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    Re: Steelers @ Vikings - tailgate?

    Z is right.
    There is unfortunately no tailgating for preseason games.
    But definately come hang out with us on the Plaza.
    You can get some beer, watch Zeus sing an ear wrenching edition of Skol Vikings, etc.

    My son and I are going to hit the dome early too to try and get some Roethlisberger autographs.
    (Mrs NodakPaul's maiden name is Roethlisberger, so it would be cool to get a jersey or two signed for them.)
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    Re: Steelers @ Vikings - tailgate?

    I be at the plaza

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    Re: Steelers @ Vikings - tailgate?

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    Z is right.
    There is unfortunately no tailgating for preseason games.
    But definately come hang out with us on the Plaza.
    You can get some beer, watch Zeus sing an ear wrenching edition of Skol Vikings, etc.

    My son and I are going to hit the dome early too to try and get some Roethlisberger autographs.
    (Mrs NodakPaul's maiden name is Roethlisberger, so it would be cool to get a jersey or two signed for them.)
    You're just jealous that you're not a part of the Vikings game-day scene.

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    Re: Steelers @ Vikings - tailgate?

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    Z is right.
    There is unfortunately no tailgating for preseason games.
    But definately come hang out with us on the Plaza.
    You can get some beer, watch Zeus sing an ear wrenching edition of Skol Vikings, etc.

    My son and I are going to hit the dome early too to try and get some Roethlisberger autographs.
    (Mrs NodakPaul's maiden name is Roethlisberger, so it would be cool to get a jersey or two signed for them.)
    You're just jealous that you're not a part of the Vikings game-day scene.

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    I could never do the song justice like you do with your shameless abandon.
    Zeus wrote:
    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: Steelers @ Vikings - tailgate?

    Why do they not tailgate for preseason games?
    I've been to preseason games in Pittsburgh, Philly, Baltimore, and DC, and they tailgate at all of them.
    Is there a reason?

    I can meet at the plaza, if I'm invited.
    What and where is the plaza?
    Where do I park?

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    Re: Steelers @ Vikings - tailgate?

    The Vikings don't own the lots that the tailgating takes place in.
    They have to negotiate their use every year, and it cost them a decent amount of change.
    Adding the two preseason games probably wouldn't be worth the money it would cost the Vikings or the fans.

    Anyway, the plaza is directly in front of the Metrodome between gates H and G.
    It usually has vendor booths, a Vikings store, a KFAN tent, live bands, food, etc...

    [img width=450 height=326]http://www.vikings.com/Resources/images/138654.jpg[/img]
    Zeus wrote:
    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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    Re: Steelers @ Vikings - tailgate?

    From the Season Ticket Handbook:

    The Vikings and Miller Lite sponsor the Party on the Plaza every game day.
    This is a pre-game festival located on the northwest side of the Metrodome.
    It’s FREE and it will open up at 9:30 am.
    Fans can get Vikings Alumni autographs, enjoy live bands (which were pretty good last year), visit with the Vikings Cheerleaders, and listen to live KFAN coverage.
    Plus, it is the only spot outside the stadium where fans can buy food and drinks before the game.
    Zeus wrote:
    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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    Re: Steelers @ Vikings - tailgate?

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    Z is right.
    There is unfortunately no tailgating for preseason games.

    THERE IS TAILGATING FOR PRE-SEASON GAMES ! Well "REAL TAILGATING" anyway.
    The fact is, if you rely on a "corporate sponsered" tailgate at the plaza, IT'S NOT A TAILGATE !! You can tailgate on your own.In fact, you SHOULD be doing your own party ! Bring your grill, coolers, ez up's, and chairs. There are scattered parking lots within view of the Dome. Now contrary to popular belief, the parking situation for the Dome is NOT like MOST stadiums that have ONE HUGE parking lot surrounding
    their stadium .And for the past few seasons the parking lots have steadily been disappearing for construction, especially along Washington Blvd.That being said, if you get there early enough, finding a spot to park will be easy. A "TAILGATE PARTY" is NOT a corporate event !!!! Gimme' a break. I fly up there EVERY year, and for 12 straight seasons I flew up to MN for training camp, and a pre-season game at the Dome, and WE ALWAYS TAILGATED before the game. Go to the market, stock up your drinks and what you wanna grill and go for broke !!!
    SKOL !!!!
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