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Vikes' unveil 'most versatile structure on the planet'

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06:59 AM ET 05.14 | A stadium with a view? [The Vikings' new stadium] will have a distinctive look that had fans who saw it for the first time letting out the kind of cheer Adrian Peterson gets when he takes off on an 80-yard touchdown run. ... And this new stadium will be different. There's a steeply pitched see-through roof that prompted Bryan Trubey, the representative of stadium designer HKS, to say, "Clear is the new retractable." The stadium will have an airy feel to it with all the light coming in and, after decades of being jostled and shoved in the cramped Metrodome, fans will love the wide concourses. Trubey also said the stadium "will be the most versatile structure on the planet."

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May 14, 2013  07:35 AM ET

But, you can't see through the two feet of snow on the roof.

May 14, 2013  07:43 AM ET

"Most versatille structure on the planet".... I haven't heard that since the Marlins new stadium opened.....

May 14, 2013  07:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

But, you can't see through the two feet of snow on the roof.

It's a safety feature. When you can't see through the roof, you know it's time to evacuate the building.

May 14, 2013  07:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

But, you can't see through the two feet of snow on the roof.

Wonder what 70 MPH winds and a couple of feet of snow are gonna do to that steeply pitched roof? Could be a big 'old collapse, again......

May 14, 2013  08:09 AM ET

Look what Jerry Jones started.....

May 14, 2013  08:47 AM ET

Word is they will sell seats on the roof. It's like a modern Green Monster.

May 14, 2013  09:29 AM ET

OK, but the public funding part is TBA. The pull tab gambling thing did not bring in much revenue, Last I read $500 million in public funding is due. At least the tax payers that cannot afford to go to the games can look in I suppose.

The great LA canard works again. Now on to Miami: If you don't build us a new stadium we just might move to LA. Works every time. Idiots....

May 14, 2013  09:34 AM ET

Note: The city of Minneapolis must pay a total of $678 million over the thirty year life of the deal, including interest, operations and construction costs.

May 14, 2013  09:37 AM ET

Now if they could just come up with the most versatile offense on the planet they'd be all set.

May 14, 2013  09:41 AM ET
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OK, but the public funding part is TBA. The pull tab gambling thing did not bring in much revenue, Last I read $500 million in public funding is due. At least the tax payers that cannot afford to go to the games can look in I suppose.The great LA canard works again. Now on to Miami: If you don't build us a new stadium we just might move to LA. Works every time. Idiots....

Reminds me of a cover of National Lampoon magazine from many years ago. A picture of a guy holding a gun on a dog and the caption said, "If you don't buy this magazine I'll shoot this dog."

May 14, 2013  10:09 AM ET
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Note: The city of Minneapolis must pay a total of $678 million over the thirty year life of the deal, including interest, operations and construction costs.

You do know the public owns the stadium, right? Outside of 2 preseason games, 8 regular season games, and (hopefully) playoff games, the stadium commission can use it however they want.

May 14, 2013  10:10 AM ET
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Now if they could just come up with the most versatile offense on the planet they'd be all set.

Not with Bill Musgrave as OC.

May 14, 2013  10:17 AM ET
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Reminds me of a cover of National Lampoon magazine from many years ago. A picture of a guy holding a gun on a dog and the caption said, "If you don't buy this magazine I'll shoot this dog."

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c1/Natlamp73.jpg/220px-Na tlamp73.jpg

May 14, 2013  10:18 AM ET
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c1/Natlamp73.jpg/220px-Na tlamp73.jpg

Seriously, how do you embed images and videos in messages here? Doesn't seem to be a help link anywhere.

May 14, 2013  10:22 AM ET

Ya and then they will have 5,000 fans who have to have their tongues separated from the frozen glass every game.

Attention fans: Please do not put your tongue on the glass. It will freeze and be very painful and we cannot be responsible for your taste buds being destroyed. Thank You.

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May 14, 2013  10:55 AM ET

I may have old fashioned tastes, but that stadium is flat-out ugly.

May 14, 2013  11:07 AM ET
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They also get the revenue from ALL other events held there.

I'm not sure storing winter wheat in it will bring in $678 million over 30 years.

May 14, 2013  12:53 PM ET
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They also get the revenue from ALL other events held there.

Indoor snowmobile motocross?

 
May 14, 2013  01:46 PM ET
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Indoor snowmobile motocross?

Canadian spring break?

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