On wish list for Vikings stadium: Final Four, college football title game

  • Article by: RICHARD MERYHEW , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 13, 2012 - 11:21 PM

Panel is exploring whether the Vikings' future home is suitable for a college football playoff game or a Final Four basketball tourney.

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brainerdguyJul. 13, 12 9:01 PM

It's TOUGH playing basketball in knee-deep snow!!!

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bluedevil101Jul. 13, 12 9:04 PM

We must defeat the 32 remaining Republicans who voted yes on the stadium bill. Don't let these folks off the hook--vote them out in November. Dayton out in 2014! We will not forget! No help for the 1% crowd.

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xyzzy72Jul. 13, 12 9:39 PM

How about adding a retractable roof to the wish list? Why not add a few more bucks (relatively speaking) to make this a first class stadium.

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stoneageJul. 13, 1210:02 PM

A Final Four isn't going to come close to keeping this from being a boondoggle.

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gofurnuttJul. 13, 1210:24 PM

Well It'll Be a Hard SLOG To Convince The Jaded, Slanted National Media That This Isn't SIBERIA of The West.....Regardless of the Fact That We Have Minimal National Weather Disasters Like Hurricanes, Wildfires, Floods, Droughts etc, Etc. That Cause The Other Warmer, Non-Siberian, Parts of The Country To Forever Have Their Hands Out For Government Disaster Welfare.....Again Regardless of The Fact Being Previously Well Aware of The Fact That They Rrrr In a Flood Plane, Hurricane Area Etc. Etc.....Ohhhhh, But It's Warmer Here... Please Pay For My Known Questionable Climate Choice Because It's Warmer Here....

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Lifeguard06Jul. 13, 1210:27 PM

Why not alternate the sugar bowl through there

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ollie3Jul. 13, 1210:31 PM

While I'm still against the way this stadium is being funded, as a future part-owner of it, I would like to make a recommendation: Wrestlemania. With all the big time wrestling personalities that have links to MN, it's amazing that we've never hosted one.

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skolvikings2Jul. 13, 1210:43 PM

Suitable? SUITABLE? For 975 million, I would sure hope it's "suitable"...

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erikj3Jul. 13, 1210:55 PM

I love how politicians think. "Let's build a completely unnecessary, brand spanking new stadium for an out of state billionaire on the off chance that Minneapolis at some point MAY get the Final Four or a bowl game!" What a crock!!

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ottlukkJul. 13, 1211:17 PM

This is a real tooth fairy moment. If you leave millions of the taxpayers dollars beneath the pillow of the Vikings/NFL, you might get some "Final of the Year", a fantasy so many years in the future. Won't happen, no more than the fantastical revenues they think they'll get from electronic pulltabs.

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