Editorial: A 'people's stadium' in heart of Minneapolis

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  • Updated: February 19, 2011 - 7:07 PM

Downtown offers most potential for economic impact.

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themarshotelFeb. 19, 11 6:26 PM

I know a great place they can play. It's comfortable in the nasty weather and it won't cost us a dime. It's even open air now since the fans seem to love that. It's called the Metrodome.

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patrickjdFeb. 19, 11 6:38 PM

This article is totally self serving and doesn't merit any further comment.

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no4astadiumFeb. 19, 11 6:57 PM

There are too many other pressing issues that need to be dealt with before we even look at building a stadium where millionaire athletes can play for their billionaire owners. There's already a stadium available for the Vikings. We need to look at schools and health and infrastructure for the people of Minnesota before we build something for those gentlemen from New Jersey. Before the discussion even continues, we need a statewide referendum on this issue. And the referendum has to address the financing proposals. If "quality of life" is going to be invoked, it has to come with the proviso that any new stadium will never pay for itself without massive inputs from the taxpayers. joew

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crbernFeb. 19, 11 7:09 PM

(Disclosure: The Star Tribune owns property near the Metrodome, and its value is likely to be affected by any change in the stadium's status, most significantly if the newspaper's land ends up being part of a larger stadium development plan around the Dome.) Pretty much sums it up. Wilf has enough money to build his own stadium. Give him the Dome site and that is the extent of the taxpayers contribution. We already built one Vikings statdium. They can build the next one.

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mrdurdenumdFeb. 19, 11 7:13 PM

patrickjd, that's why it's in the EDITORIAL section.

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xjritterFeb. 19, 11 7:27 PM

I think that a new stadium will be good for the Twin Cities whether it's in the downtown area or not. It seems like the Twin Cities grew just fine in the 1960's and 1970's when Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington hosted the Twins and Vikings. The downtowns already have 3 sports facilities, and it matters not to me whether they get the 4th one.

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nitewindFeb. 19, 11 8:07 PM

I guess we can all ignore this ridiculous column now that you've informed us you have a dog in this fight.

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rthashmarkFeb. 19, 11 8:11 PM

statewide entertainment tax, right, float that one by the citazens of Blackduck and report back will ya

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pitythefoolsFeb. 19, 11 8:15 PM

NO WILFARE! Let Wilf pay for it or leave. Good riddance. We have plenty to do in Minnesota without paying a billionaire for a playground. Just how many sports teams and stadiums are enough? Dayton even wants a St Paul Saints stadium. Good Lord.

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bmbdjsFeb. 19, 11 8:20 PM

as much as i hate the cowboys at least jerry jones paid for his stadium

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