September 20, 2005

And You Thought They Only Sucked On The Field

The Vikings have a deal with Anoka County to build a new stadium, and the project will only require legislative approval in order to move forward (no problem- the Twins have been trying to get that same approval for only 9 years!)

One problem though- the proposed stadium will have a retractable roof. What kind of counter-productive horseshit is that? Isn't the idea of building a new stadium to return Minnesota to the days of cold Sundays at Met Stadium, and give them the sort of late-season, cold-weather advantage now enjoyed by the Patriots, Eagles, Steelers, and other dominant teams? They say the roof is included so that the stadium can host "other events," such as concerts and Final Fours. I'm okay with that, so long as they promise it always stays open for football.

At any rate, we're already counting the days 'til the end of the Zygi Wilf honeymoon...

Posted by Stephen Silver at September 20, 2005 01:20 AM

It's not really a deal...its more of a proposal...The word deal somehow implies that something has been agreed upon...when really all three sides (Vikings, Anoka Cty and the State) have many hoops to jump through yet.

Posted by: Matt at September 20, 2005 06:41 PM

The same cold-weather advantage that the dominant Jets, Giants, Bills, Packers, and Broncos all have?

Posted by: Matthew :) at September 20, 2005 11:20 PM
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