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    Vikings and Ramsey County Stadium Press Conference

    The Vikings and Ramsey County (Arden Hills) will hold a press conference this afternoon at 3 p.m. Some Vikings beat writers are speculating a deal may have been reached for a new stadium. You can watch the press conference live on vikings.com.

    Sounds like the governor may put the kibosh on it though. Hope they don't blow this just because of politics. IMO, a suburban stadium would be a lot better than one downtown........at least for the fans.

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    Re: Vikings and Ramsey County Stadium Press Conference

    Would be sweet to have the stadium a few miles away from my house...



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    Re: Vikings and Ramsey County Stadium Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Dryburn View Post
    IMO, a suburban stadium would be a lot better than one downtown........at least for the fans.
    Agreed.



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    Re: Vikings and Ramsey County Stadium Press Conference

    Once upon a time - before the teflon sky - the Vikings had some great tailgating at the old Met Stadium. I would guess a suburban location would make that a possibility again.



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    Re: Vikings and Ramsey County Stadium Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by J-Diggy View Post
    Once upon a time - before the teflon sky - the Vikings had some great tailgating at the old Met Stadium. I would guess a suburban location would make that a possibility again.
    If it's going to be on the site of the old Army ammo plant, there looks to be a LOT of open space out there.



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    Re: Vikings and Ramsey County Stadium Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    The same general public will be whining and complaining that something wasnt done when they take the team somewhere else if they dont get a new stadium.



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    Re: Vikings and Ramsey County Stadium Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by alarson View Post
    The same general public will be whining and complaining that something wasnt done when they take the team somewhere else if they dont get a new stadium.
    Exactly.

    I'd take the suburban option if it means more opportunity for tailgating. I'd prefer downtown if they were able to clear some decent tailgate space there (highly unlikely).

    Either way, this is great thing for Viking fans!


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    Re: Vikings and Ramsey County Stadium Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    Exactly.

    I'd take the suburban option if it means more opportunity for tailgating. I'd prefer downtown if they were able to clear some decent tailgate space there (highly unlikely).

    Either way, this is great thing for Viking fans!
    Someone is going to cave eventually. If Dayton is known as the one who held up the stadium deal and effectively led to them leaving for LA he won't be able to show his face in MN for the rest of his life.



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    Re: Vikings and Ramsey County Stadium Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    Someone is going to cave eventually. If Dayton is known as the one who held up the stadium deal and effectively led to them leaving for LA he won't be able to show his face in MN for the rest of his life.
    Idk about that... People are generally against raising taxes for a new stadium.

    The Twins had a vote for one in saint paul when I was in high school that was overwhelmingly voted no. Only reason why Target Field was done was because it was passed without giving the opportunity for voters to vote.

    Don't you think some people would applaud Dayton for not using tax payer dollars for something like this?



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    Re: Vikings and Ramsey County Stadium Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneSOULja View Post
    Idk about that... People are generally against raising taxes for a new stadium.

    The Twins had a vote for one in saint paul when I was in high school that was overwhelmingly voted no. Only reason why Target Field was done was because it was passed without giving the opportunity for voters to vote.

    Don't you think some people would applaud Dayton for not using tax payer dollars for something like this?
    They would until the reality of never having a NFL team again settled in.



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    Re: Vikings and Ramsey County Stadium Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by Al_4_State View Post
    I'd take the suburban option if it means more opportunity for tailgating.
    And it will. Appears to be a significant parking area.




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    Re: Vikings and Ramsey County Stadium Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneSOULja View Post
    Idk about that... People are generally against raising taxes for a new stadium.

    The Twins had a vote for one in saint paul when I was in high school that was overwhelmingly voted no. Only reason why Target Field was done was because it was passed without giving the opportunity for voters to vote.

    Don't you think some people would applaud Dayton for not using tax payer dollars for something like this?
    applaud right up til the moment that the Vikings left town.

    The people want what they can't have. They want a new stadium, but they don't want to have to pay for it. And while logic would say that this is the way things should be, it's unfortunately not the reality. The reality is that they're going to have to pony up, or they will risk losing the team. There's no win-win scenario, here.


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    Re: Vikings and Ramsey County Stadium Press Conference

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    They would until the reality of never having a NFL team again settled in.

    Out of the 3 million people in Minnesota, how many do you think are big time Vikings fans, that would actually vote based on what happens with the team? A few thousand?



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