Stadium might shift hotel fortunes

  • Article by: DON JACOBSON , Special to the Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 15, 2011 - 2:11 PM

Never a hotel hot spot, the north metro could finally gain an advantage on home game weekends.

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thenatexMay. 15, 11 6:11 PM

Although I appreciate keeping a positive attitude, and looking at the opportunities in life, this article could very well have been titled, "Lack of Existing Hotel and Hospitality Market Makes North Metro a Hard Sell". Does it really make sense (financial and otherwise) to build all of this infrastructure for 10 weekends a year, when as the article says there is little demand for it there otherwise? Either downtown area already has the existing infrastructure to handle the crowds for a major sports team. The added business hotels would get in the north metro would only be at the expense of hotels in another part of the metro.

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lynnschacherMay. 15, 11 6:40 PM

I live in MINNEAPOLIS and would be more than happy to see some one else pick up the bill for this one. I hope rybak will accept the wishes of the voters.

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byegirlMay. 15, 11 9:54 PM

HaHa!! A Hotel in Brooklyn Park boosting it's rates?? That entire area is circling the drain.

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noshillMay. 16, 1112:45 PM

Uh, yeah, Twin Cities will suddenly become a massive tourist destination. We'll be the new Hawaii, especially in the winter when they play football. This article reads like a real shill game. They're trying to sell us a bill of goods while ripping off the taxpayer to pay for a private enterprise. I saw some Ramsey County commissioner on TV this weekend talking about how the new stadium would provide 3,000 permanent jobs. What jobs are those? Ticket takers, ushers, concessions workers...except those aren't NEW jobs. Those are the jobs at the current stadium. This whole fiasco is about private enterprise using taxpayers to get richer and richer...and politicians helping them. I, for one, have had enough of that.

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