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    Vikings ready to spend millions on money-losing parking ramp next to Dome

    This is not part of the 4 bocks they are trying to buy from the Trib.......


    [size=13pt]Vikings ready to spend millions on money-losing parking ramp next to Dome[/size]


    The Minnesota Vikings' owners are ready to pay up to $14.5 million for an underground parking ramp next to the Metrodome that has lost millions and was ignored by developers for years. But it is seen by Vikings owner Zygi Wilf as "integral" to building a new stadium and redeveloping downtown's east side.

    By Paul Levy, Star Tribune

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    Re: Vikings ready to spend millions on money-losing parking ramp next to Dome

    The timing of the option is crucial for the Vikings, who will seek legislative approval next year for their proposed $954 million, retractable-roof stadium to be built where the Metrodome now stands. Even if the Vikings fail at the Capitol next year, the team hopes to build enough momentum for approval in 2009 -- which enables the Metrodome to be razed and construction to begin after the Twins complete their final season and move into their new open-air ballpark in 2010.
    Sounds like a good thing to me.

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    Re: Vikings ready to spend millions on money-losing parking ramp next to Dome

    "BadlandsViking" wrote:
    The timing of the option is crucial for the Vikings, who will seek legislative approval next year for their proposed $954 million, retractable-roof stadium to be built where the Metrodome now stands. Even if the Vikings fail at the Capitol next year, the team hopes to build enough momentum for approval in 2009 -- which enables the Metrodome to be razed and construction to begin after the Twins complete their final season and move into their new open-air ballpark in 2010.
    Sounds like a good thing to me.
    2009 seems more likely. I don't forsee a deal getting done during next years election year.

    We'll see what stadium supporters get voted in next year & which anti stadium supporters get ousted. It's up to the Minnesota voters to vote out the anti-supporters.

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    Re: Vikings ready to spend millions on money-losing parking ramp next to Dome

    Where is this ramp located in respect to the dome?

    Across 5th street? Across the street fom the players parking area?

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    Re: Vikings ready to spend millions on money-losing parking ramp next to Dome

    "singersp" wrote:
    Where is this ramp located in respect to the dome?

    Across 5th street? Across the street fom the players parking area?
    Isn't it the one in the picture.

    In the triangle between 4th St., Park Ave. and the rail

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    Re: Vikings ready to spend millions on money-losing parking ramp next to Dome

    "cogitans" wrote:
    "singersp" wrote:
    Where is this ramp located in respect to the dome?

    Across 5th street? Across the street fom the players parking area?
    Isn't it the one in the picture.

    In the triangle between 4th St., Park Ave. and the rail
    DOH! How did I miss that last night. Yeah it's the one across from the light rail down where the buses park for transport back & forth to Rapid Park.

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    Re: Vikings ready to spend millions on money-losing parking ramp next to Dome

    Keep on spending Zygmister.
    Pretty soon you'll own the whole area and someone will have to come to your way of thinking.

    It appears we might have a owner with a clue.
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    Re: Vikings ready to spend millions on money-losing parking ramp next to Dome

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    Keep on spending Zygmister.

    Pretty soon you'll own the whole area and someone will have to come to your way of thinking.

    It appears we might have a owner with a clue.
    :
    As NP and I have been saying all along.
    Wilf built things in New Jersey.
    Dealing with Midwestern legislatures is patty-cake when compared to "negotiating" with NJ-based unions, politicians and the Sopranos types.

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