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    Vikings: It's 4th down for stadium funding

    [size=13pt]Vikings: It's 4th down for stadium funding[/size]

    The Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission will make a last-gasp presentation Friday morning at the Capitol to get funding for a new stadium.

    By Paul Levy, Star Tribune

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    Re: Vikings: It's 4th down for stadium funding

    Yes! Lets get a deal done darn it

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    Re: Vikings: It's 4th down for stadium funding

    It's just surprising and sickening that this can't somehow get done.
    I mean look at the list below.

    Timberwolves - Target Center
    Twins - New stadium in 2010
    Wild - Xcel Energy Center
    Gophers - TCF Stadium in 2009
    Vikings - The Teflon Bag know as Metrodome

    I just wonder how all the other teams in this area were able to get deals done but not the Vikings.
    I hope everyone just wakes up and does the right thing here.

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    Re: Vikings: It's 4th down for stadium funding

    Hurry up and get it done.
    Make some Minnesota farmer rich and build it in his field so there is plenty of parking.

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    Re: Vikings: It's 4th down for stadium funding

    "swannyb" wrote:
    It's just surprising and sickening that this can't somehow get done.
    I mean look at the list below.

    Timberwolves - Target Center
    Twins - New stadium in 2010
    Wild - Xcel Energy Center
    Gophers - TCF Stadium in 2009
    Vikings - The Teflon Bag know as Metrodome

    I just wonder how all the other teams in this area were able to get deals done but not the Vikings.
    I hope everyone just wakes up and does the right thing here.
    They had to build a new complex to get a hockey team back here after the state blew it by not keeping the North Stars here. They finally realized the amount of revenue they had lost after the team was gone & the old Met Center was torn down along with Metropolitan Stadium & the Thunderbird to make way for the MOA & Ikea.

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    Re: Vikings: It's 4th down for stadium funding

    A deal is long overdue.
    I'm sure that the new downtown design would reap financial rewards for the city.
    Seems pretty short-sighted by the opposition.

    Isn't there some HUGE company somewhere willing to shell out for the naming rights?
    We've pretty much already lost out on any funding the NFL was willing to kick in.
    How about "Haliburton Hall" or "The 3M Metro Complex".
    "Cialis Stadium", where if the game goes over 4 hours "you should contact your physician".
    It would give a whole new meaning to "Standing Ovation".
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    Re: Vikings: It's 4th down for stadium funding

    With the 2007 Legislative session expected to end this weekend, the Vikings and the commission are realistically positioning themselves for next year.
    This is exactly what is happening.
    I applaud Wilf's approach.
    It is ahrd to generate excitement when you are coming off from a 6-10 season.
    We will have a winning season this year, maybe even a playoff run.
    Then we will see a strong stadium push.
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    Re: Vikings: It's 4th down for stadium funding

    cmonnnn new stadium, i dont get how the vikes dont get a new stadium but all other teams do.. just makes no sense

    Thanks josdin00

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    Re: Vikings: It's 4th down for stadium funding

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    With the 2007 Legislative session expected to end this weekend, the Vikings and the commission are realistically positioning themselves for next year.
    This is exactly what is happening.
    I applaud Wilf's approach.
    It is ahrd to generate excitement when you are coming off from a 6-10 season.
    We will have a winning season this year, maybe even a playoff run.
    Then we will see a strong stadium push.
    Don't kid yourself. Wilf would have loved to get a stadium deal done this year. It's the legislature who blew him off & told him basically, better luck next year.

    What I don't understand is this; They've been (Vikings) working on getting a deal done for way over a year. Why is it they still do not have a sound financial plan?

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