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    Top 10 Homefield Advantages: Metropolitan Stadium

    NFL Top Ten Homefield Advantages:#10 Metropolitan Stadium

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    Re: Top 10 Homefield Advantages: Metropolitan Stadium

    Was that Prophet hanging off that goal post?

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    Re: Top 10 Homefield Advantages: Metropolitan Stadium

    Seen it before, but still a good watch.

    Would love to see that happen again, but the issue is, the Vikings then were TOUGH. Bud Grant was a no-nonsense, strict, motivational coach. the D was big, strong and tough.

    Today the team is full of primadonnas and me-first kind of guys. If you told them they had to play in -30 weather, they'd say 'uh, no thanks'.

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    Re: Top 10 Homefield Advantages: Metropolitan Stadium

    I never had the opportunity to go watch a game in the Met, but I have alot of family that has. Some comments from them about it.....

    a. The Cold.

    b. How far you had to sit from the action.

    c. The Cold.

    d. Uncomfortable benches.

    e. The Cold.

    I had an opportunity to visit with a few of my Uncles on my recent trip home this spring. All of them said the would not go to a game if it was outdoors in the cold. They said that they would leave that support to the young people.

    In the end, I like the idea of an open air stadium, but I also understand that it could possibly impact ticket sales if they didn't have the option of closing the roof when it was below 50 with the wind chill.
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    Re: Top 10 Homefield Advantages: Metropolitan Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by "i_bleed_purple" #1099398
    Seen it before, but still a good watch.

    Would love to see that happen again, but the issue is, the Vikings then were TOUGH. Bud Grant was a no-nonsense, strict, motivational coach. the D was big, strong and tough.

    Today the team is full of primadonnas and me-first kind of guys. If you told them they had to play in -30 weather, they'd say 'uh, no thanks'.
    +1

    After sitting outside at TCF this last year for the Bears game I'm personally sold on outdoor football in the winter - but I do understand the flip side. It's probably not in the overall best interest of the organization.

    You can dress for cold weather so I don't fully understand the concept of not going to support your team because it's too cold outside, but I do believe it may be a determinant to pulling free agents.

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    Re: Top 10 Homefield Advantages: Metropolitan Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by "BloodyHorns82" #1099482
    Quote Originally Posted by "i_bleed_purple" #1099398
    Seen it before, but still a good watch.

    Would love to see that happen again, but the issue is, the Vikings then were TOUGH. Bud Grant was a no-nonsense, strict, motivational coach. the D was big, strong and tough.

    Today the team is full of primadonnas and me-first kind of guys. If you told them they had to play in -30 weather, they'd say 'uh, no thanks'.
    +1

    After sitting outside at TCF this last year for the Bears game I'm personally sold on outdoor football in the winter - but I do understand the flip side. It's probably not in the overall best interest of the organization.

    You can dress for cold weather so I don't fully understand the concept of not going to support your team because it's too cold outside, but I do believe it may be a determinant to pulling free agents.
    I get a bit of it.

    Lets say you have small kids, usually you can bring them to the dome, and they'll probably have a good time so long as they have at least a slight interest int he game.

    You bring your 5 year old kid to an outdoor game in January, and I bet you'll be leaving early.

    Other than that, I really can't think of an excuse to not go. if I lived in Minny and there was outdoor Vikings football all winter, I would go to every single game, no question. Bundle up and it's fine. Yeah, it'll be a little more uncomfortable than a climate controlled dome, but suck it up. it's football.

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    Re: Top 10 Homefield Advantages: Metropolitan Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1099402
    I never had the opportunity to go watch a game in the Met, but I have alot of family that has. Some comments from them about it.....

    a. The Cold.

    b. How far you had to sit from the action.

    c. The Cold.

    d. Uncomfortable benches.

    e. The Cold.

    I had an opportunity to visit with a few of my Uncles on my recent trip home this spring. All of them said the would not go to a game if it was outdoors in the cold. They said that they would leave that support to the young people.

    In the end, I like the idea of an open air stadium, but I also understand that it could possibly impact ticket sales if they didn't have the option of closing the roof when it was below 50 with the wind chill.
    Packers fans and Bears across the country right now are shaking their heads in both amazement and in confidence that the Vikings really have the worst fan base in the division.

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    Re: Top 10 Homefield Advantages: Metropolitan Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by "Purple Floyd" #1099559
    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1099402
    I never had the opportunity to go watch a game in the Met, but I have alot of family that has. Some comments from them about it.....

    a. The Cold.

    b. How far you had to sit from the action.

    c. The Cold.

    d. Uncomfortable benches.

    e. The Cold.

    I had an opportunity to visit with a few of my Uncles on my recent trip home this spring. All of them said the would not go to a game if it was outdoors in the cold. They said that they would leave that support to the young people.

    In the end, I like the idea of an open air stadium, but I also understand that it could possibly impact ticket sales if they didn't have the option of closing the roof when it was below 50 with the wind chill.
    Packers fans and Bears across the country right now are shaking their heads in both amazement and in confidence that the Vikings really have the worst fan base in the division.
    to be fair, Chicago doesn't get NEARLY as cold as Minenapolis in January.

    Chicago gets an average high of 31, and a low of 16, which isn't too bad at all
    Minny gets an average high of 22 and a low of 4
    Green Bay gets an average high of 24 and a low of 7

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    Re: Top 10 Homefield Advantages: Metropolitan Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by "i_bleed_purple" #1099562
    Quote Originally Posted by "Purple Floyd" #1099559
    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1099402
    I never had the opportunity to go watch a game in the Met, but I have alot of family that has. Some comments from them about it.....

    a. The Cold.

    b. How far you had to sit from the action.

    c. The Cold.

    d. Uncomfortable benches.

    e. The Cold.

    I had an opportunity to visit with a few of my Uncles on my recent trip home this spring. All of them said the would not go to a game if it was outdoors in the cold. They said that they would leave that support to the young people.

    In the end, I like the idea of an open air stadium, but I also understand that it could possibly impact ticket sales if they didn't have the option of closing the roof when it was below 50 with the wind chill.
    Packers fans and Bears across the country right now are shaking their heads in both amazement and in confidence that the Vikings really have the worst fan base in the division.
    to be fair, Chicago doesn't get NEARLY as cold as Minenapolis in January.

    Chicago gets an average high of 31, and a low of 16, which isn't too bad at all
    Minny gets an average high of 22 and a low of 4
    Green Bay gets an average high of 24 and a low of 7
    To be fair they are both colder than the dome. And they both get lake winds that can really make it feel colder with the extra moisture in the air.

    It seems to me the ice bowl and the Packers NFCCG against the Giants were a bit on the cold side and yet the fans made it out for the game.....

    In Minnesota the fans probably would have made the NFL postpone the game.

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    Re: Top 10 Homefield Advantages: Metropolitan Stadium

    Quote Originally Posted by "Purple Floyd" #1099559
    Quote Originally Posted by "Marrdro" #1099402
    I never had the opportunity to go watch a game in the Met, but I have alot of family that has. Some comments from them about it.....

    a. The Cold.

    b. How far you had to sit from the action.

    c. The Cold.

    d. Uncomfortable benches.

    e. The Cold.

    I had an opportunity to visit with a few of my Uncles on my recent trip home this spring. All of them said the would not go to a game if it was outdoors in the cold. They said that they would leave that support to the young people.

    In the end, I like the idea of an open air stadium, but I also understand that it could possibly impact ticket sales if they didn't have the option of closing the roof when it was below 50 with the wind chill.
    Packers fans and Bears across the country right now are shaking their heads in both amazement and in confidence that the Vikings really have the worst fan base in the division.
    I came to that realization sometime early last year my friend. I don't even try to defend them anymore.

    On a side note, try to convince me that an open air stadium won't cause a big shift in who buys tickets for Vikings games especially the one later in the season.
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