Cost comparisons: Metrodome site vs. Ramsey County site

  • Article by: Emma Carew
  • Updated: May 10, 2011 - 3:50 PM

Compare the costs of Minneapolis and Ramsey County stadium projects.

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a1batrossMay. 10, 11 2:13 PM

How about these plans, why aren't they included? Zigi Pays for it: Upfront % of Funding Total Vikings: $1,039,000 100% State: 0 0% Transportation Costs from Wilf: $ 240,000 ----------------------------------- The public pays for it: State: $1,039,000 100% Profits from Vikings paid to State: 100%

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elroy2kMay. 10, 11 3:15 PM

I like this proposal of putting the stadium on Big Island. http://www.minnesotansforglobalwarming.com/m4gw/2011/05/proposed-vikings-stadium-on-big-island.html

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morejusticeMay. 10, 11 4:22 PM

No, if Mpls. followed Vancouver, B.C's example on their stadium (a clone of the Metrodome), the Mpls. cost for a redone Metrodome with a retractable roof would be $568 million approximately!!!!

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PLHurdlerMay. 10, 11 4:26 PM

Tricky how the cost comparisons on the first page and the expected contributions on the last page, the 2 sites are switched. Metrodome from the left column to the right, and vice-versa. Why show it that way?

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DannysteelMay. 10, 11 5:02 PM

Pro football=boring

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datelessnerdMay. 10, 11 5:11 PM

The Minneapolis plan should be named the "Lipstick-on-a-Pig Stadium." It reuses 35-40% of the Metrodome structure in order to reduce costs. Let's get things right this time, and not patch together a stadium, so that we don't have to go through this again in 15-20 years.

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dbuech01May. 10, 11 5:25 PM

It appears that everyone isn't looking at the top line revenue. The parking lot will generate extra $200M over 20 years. The Wilf's are no dummies, but I can't say the same for our legislators and city leaders who get mired down in what it cost today, and do not look at the future benefits a stadium project will generate.

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hillbillydocMay. 10, 11 5:34 PM

If the Metrodome site was so appealing, why didn't Minneapolis sell it? There had to be a reason why the Wipf's went the other way. I'm guessing an agressive Ramsey County package...I guess as the old saying goes....those who want it more...go for it more!

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kennyrogersMay. 10, 11 5:35 PM

I don't like the Ramsey county site because it is 11.46 miles further to drive and twenty minutes more drive time. Oh yeah, it's also $242 million more expensive.

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umdontaskmeMay. 10, 11 5:58 PM

I think it's ridiculous to claim that the Ramsey County site is more expensive. The difference is in road improvements to roads that are already planned for improvement! Does anyone really think that improving the interchange at 694 and 35W is a stadium cost? Like if we build a stadium in Minneapolis we won't be doing those improvements to 35W? Get real.

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