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    Wider rows? Louder games? Vikings fans share ideas for stadium

    Wider rows? Louder games? As plans shape up, Vikings fans share ideas for new football stadium | StarTribune.com

    ...longtime fan Brandon Fraher said it should be shaped in a way to pay tribute to the long-gone world of the real Vikings.

    "Ever since I was a kid, I thought that it would be really cool if the Vikings played in something that looked like a castle," said Fraher, from the Minneapolis suburb of Burnsville.
    Ummmm, what does a castle have to do with Vikings?

    Medieval castles as most people know them came into popularity after the Viking Age ended. They were also a European innovation. The closest that the Vikings ever had were their ring fortresses, which were little more than a circular wall that surrounded their long houses.
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    Ummmm, what does a castle have to do with Vikings?

    Medieval castles as most people know them came into popularity after the Viking Age ended. They were also a European innovation. The closest that the Vikings ever had were their ring fortresses, which were little more than a circular wall that surrounded their long houses.

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    I'm thinking more of a Viking longship with maybe a playground/kids area on an upper deck on one end and a brewery on the other...?
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    DEFINITELY more leg room for tall guys like me AND wider frickin seats so I don't feel like I'm stuffing my ass into a muffin tin, and my elbows are in the laps of people on either side of me.

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    Wider rows? Louder games? Vikings fans share ideas for stadium

    They should give it a resemblance or being inspired by a Viking Mead Hall, or, a Viking Castle! And serve turkey legs with tankards of ale and wine to we kings and queens who attend!

    like...

    http://www.viking-mythology.com/imag...candinavia.jpg

    or...

    http://getasword.com/blog/wp-content...ark-hamlet.jpg

    http://getasword.com/blog/wp-content...tle-sweden.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxVike View Post
    They should give it a resemblance or being inspired by a Viking Mead Hall, or, a Viking Castle! And serve turkey legs with tankards of ale and wine to we kings and queens who attend!

    like...

    http://www.viking-mythology.com/imag...candinavia.jpg

    or...

    http://getasword.com/blog/wp-content...ark-hamlet.jpg

    http://getasword.com/blog/wp-content...tle-sweden.jpg

    http://getasword.com/blog/wp-content...tle-sweden.jpg



    Skol!!!
    lol.

    The mead hall is appropriate, but while fun, the castles are entirely UN-Viking.

    The oldest of those castles, Bohus, was built a full three centuries AFTER the Viking Age ended. Castles belong in the Renaissance.

    I would like to see some kind of long boat incorporated into it, similar to the way that the Vikings run out of a long boat now. But the stadium should focus more on great sight lines and fan comfort than any type of period respect. If anything I would like to see some kind of homage to the north, like the northern lights display in the plans for the Anoka Stadium. Have the whole roof light up when the Vikings score a TD.
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    Seen some good ideas, and I agree that the castle theme is pretty anachronistic. A mead hall theme should be a definite add-on, though...if not in the stadium area, then at least in the concourses. Big shields with swords, axes, etc. lining the walls. Maybe some historically-themed vendor booths, selling Viking jewelry, drinking horns, etc.

    I'm also on-board with keeping the noise factor up however possible...it seems like those, along with the lighted ceiling might be tricky if the ceiling is retractable, though. Beats me...I'm no architect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NodakPaul View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MaxVike View Post
    They should give it a resemblance or being inspired by a Viking Mead Hall, or, a Viking Castle! And serve turkey legs with tankards of ale and wine to we kings and queens who attend!

    like...

    http://www.viking-mythology.com/imag...candinavia.jpg

    or...

    http://getasword.com/blog/wp-content...ark-hamlet.jpg

    http://getasword.com/blog/wp-content...tle-sweden.jpg

    http://getasword.com/blog/wp-content...tle-sweden.jpg



    Skol!!!
    lol.

    The mead hall is appropriate, but while fun, the castles are entirely UN-Viking.

    The oldest of those castles, Bohus, was built a full three centuries AFTER the Viking Age ended. Castles belong in the Renaissance.

    I would like to see some kind of long boat incorporated into it, similar to the way that the Vikings run out of a long boat now. But the stadium should focus more on great sight lines and fan comfort than any type of period respect. If anything I would like to see some kind of homage to the north, like the northern lights display in the plans for the Anoka Stadium. Have the whole roof light up when the Vikings score a TD.
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    I don't give a shit what it looks like, as long as it's loud and the fans are close to the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeus View Post
    I don't give a shit what it looks like, as long as it's loud and the fans are close to the field.

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    Sounds like the Metrodome.

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