Plans to reuse the Dome’s seats could be too hard on bottom line

  • Article by: Abby Simons , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 5, 2013 - 9:53 PM

Getting them out intact is costly work, legislators are told.

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johnmplsDec. 5, 1310:37 PM

$50/seat to remove them? No..... The article said it right: Union Rules. The seats are going to be removed anyways, and they will be unbolted to do it. We've all seen how they are mounted. A row of 10...will cost $500 to remove? At what wages???

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blorangeDec. 5, 1310:58 PM

"This would hurt our timeline, better say it'll cost a lot"

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lawtonj1Dec. 5, 1311:30 PM

At $48 a seat Mortenson must be going to make about $350 million in profit on this project. It's Mortenson's way of saying we don't want to help. C'mon stadium authority, find a way to help these people out.

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pattyzanDec. 5, 1311:31 PM

does kelm-hegan-whatever, think she's hardware Hank? She is very unqualified to even think about the process of removing stadium seats. I know, I helped install them when construction began. I wish she would just go away

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SEYMOURDec. 6, 13 6:07 AM

I'm sure there are a number of sports fans who would gladly pay $100 per seat for them as memorabilia.

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SensaySuaveDec. 6, 13 6:48 AM

Plastic seats bolted to concrete. Yes - it is as easy as unbolting them. Let the organizations (or anyone interested) that want them remove them, waive the $48 charge because we already paid for them.

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hazzzeeDec. 6, 13 6:56 AM

Its more than just unbolting them, they also need to be moved to a location and probably stored for some time...How about whoever wants them can come and get them on a certain day, otherwise, no dice.

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gjacobDec. 6, 13 6:57 AM

Have them sign a waiver, just like the one you implicitly sign when you enter the building where the Twins are not liable if you get stabbed in the chest with a broken bat.

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spruce1Dec. 6, 13 7:08 AM

Maybe their supplier is crying over the prospect of 60k used seats being made available to projects that would otherwise buy new. Who knows.

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rag5122Dec. 6, 13 7:12 AM

The key word is "Union". Whoever wants them could sign liability releases, and I'm sure that they could figure out how to separate them. It's not rocket science!

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