Sid Hartman: Target Field might help Vikings' push

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 9, 2010 - 11:06 AM

The reception to the Twins' new home is only one of many reasons why the time is right for a football facility.

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reggie12Apr. 8, 1011:14 PM

This can't possibly be 100% accurate: "And maybe one of the biggest reasons to build it now is to find work for the 7,500 workers who built Target Field who are now unemployed. Most of the 6,000-plus who built TCF Bank Stadium are looking for work, too." How does the paper allow this to be printed without checking the facts?

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hugelatsApr. 8, 1011:33 PM

You must not be an OIF/OEF veteran or you'd know that where the media can't find a story, they'll simply create one. But for the record, I agree with you.

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gshozyApr. 8, 1011:48 PM

...you are the best looking columnist in the biz! I could eat you up! Love All the women who love sports!

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NoraG1Apr. 9, 10 2:23 AM

Also, Minnesota can't keep building stadiums. Like everyone else, they will have to find other jobs. That is the nature of construction isn't it?

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dsternApr. 9, 10 4:27 AM

After a bad outing he was quoted "The sun doesn't shine on the same dogs asz every day."

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onslowApr. 9, 10 4:33 AM

Green Bay, Chicago, and Pittsburgh are all cold weather cities and play in open air stadiums and have no problems filling the stands. The Vikings don't need a roof. People say "we won't get to host a Super Bowl if we don't have a roof", my reply to that is: I would rather play in Super Bowls rather than host Super Bowls. The Packers, Bears, and Steelers have all won Super Bowls, do you hear them complain about hosting the big game? The Vikings played outdoors for the first 20+ years of their existence and went to more Super Bowls than they did in the years under the teflon sky. Albeit we didn't win any but at least we had a chance to win them.

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ModerateApr. 9, 10 5:58 AM

Good for Trey Davis---aim for the Olympics!

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happymamaApr. 9, 10 7:02 AM

They need a retractable roof in order to make money and attract more events... Building a new stadium will keep more jobs in Minnesota. THIRTY YEAR JOBS. A stadium like that would be used by others, not just the Vikings. Good article Sid. Keep up the good work!

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tarkn10Apr. 9, 10 7:33 AM

As a 43 years plus Viking's fan. They deserve the best, and the Metrodome was never close, even brand new. I'd still love to see them play outside and have a real advantage once the Minnesota weather comes rolling in. I lived across the river in Grand Forks and I remember it well. I also remember the teams Bud Grant built in his image, tough as hell and afraid of nobody, or any stinkin weather. Old #30 Bill Brown with his short sleeve shirt, and picking his scabs off, so there was blood on him. Otherwise he didn't feel like he was ready, he even said he didn't care if it was his blood or who ever he ran into, they'd remember it either way. And played special teams his entire career. They don't make em like him, or sadly Bud. Someday we can work on the coach, for now they need a plave to play that isn't from the stinkin Ronald Rea- What's my name? administration and his best work was done when he was napping. Think about it, that's pathetic that the Vikings are stil there, in a site that wasn't built for baseball or football, though the Twins got 2 for us, and because of the lack of revenue lost the pitching staff and then some after each win. Don't build it and I'll be 6 hours and change away, driving as quick as i can past the Cardinal's stadium. Bidwell got it done and the Vikings can't. Not acceptable!

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justincase12Apr. 9, 10 7:42 AM

So after those 13500 that only build stadiums erect the vikings stadium, Target Center will be ready for replacement. After that? Barry, Nancy, and Harry will have the answer. Rebuild all the federal and state buildings in Minnesota. State capital could be first. One at a time cause you only have 13500 workers.

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