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    LA Vikings???

    Looks like the stadium bill was shot down...not looking good for the Vikes in the Twin Cities.

    Vikings stadium plan dealt major blow | StarTribune.com



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    Re: LA Vikings???

    I'm still of the opinion that the Jaguars beat them there, and that LA will never see two NFL teams ever again (how can you justify it when that city LOST two teams in one year?)...


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    Re: LA Vikings???

    There's no way they move to LA, not with our fan base and a franchise still in Jacksonville.



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    Re: LA Vikings???

    Your fan base had better get in gear and support a stadium being built up there then.



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    Re: LA Vikings???

    Interesting that the bill is pretty much taxing the tourism into the state. Not exactly a great way to bring in visitors.


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    The plan, which had drawn praise but also quick criticism from Gov. Tim Pawlenty and DFL House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, underwent a significant metamorphosis at the House committee hearing Tuesday night, as supporters removed taxes on hotel rooms, rental cars...


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    Re: LA Vikings???

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterTwister View Post
    Your fan base had better get in gear and support a stadium being built up there then.
    If you actually read into this with any depth, it sounds exactly like what the Twins went through - several attempts, several revisions, but the deal got done.

    The Vikings are eventually going to be playing in a new stadium somewhere in the vicinity of the Twin Cities...


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    Re: LA Vikings???

    Deals are never done until a deadline is closer....just the way things are.


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    Re: LA Vikings???

    After seeing Target field and how it's revitalized the warehouse district, everyone I talk to wants this to happen and I think it will. They'll level the Dome and build a nice new stadium where it once stood. Shops, restaurants and other businesses will spring up to meet demand and that will be the end of this debate.

    As far as St. Paul wanting a piece of this action, it isn't going to happen. To appease them, the state will help with a minor league ballpark and a hockey rink/entertainment complex. That will pacify them.

    The Vikes aren't going anywhere.



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    Re: LA Vikings???

    Quote Originally Posted by mjones34 View Post
    Deals are never done until a deadline is closer....just the way things are.
    That is so true.



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    Re: LA Vikings???

    If this meant that the Bills stayed in Buffalo then I'd be all for it. They'd probably dodge this bullet, Ralph Wilson would die and his family would move them to Toronto. That will **** me off.



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    Re: LA Vikings???

    The Vikings have the most fair weather fan base I have ever seen. When they are in the Playoffs everyone puts the flags on the cars. But pay for a Stadium? No way.


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    Re: LA Vikings???

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    Interesting that the bill is pretty much taxing the tourism into the state. Not exactly a great way to bring in visitors.


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    A lot of states do this. DOnt get the taxes approved if you charge te locals but they do get approved by residents if you tax the "visitors."


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    Quote Originally Posted by ThatllDoCy View Post
    The Vikings have the most fair weather fan base I have ever seen. When they are in the Playoffs everyone puts the flags on the cars. But pay for a Stadium? No way.

    Agree!!!



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    Re: LA Vikings???

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterTwister View Post
    Agree!!!
    When did you pick the Saints as your favorite team, right after the Super Bowl?



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    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneNorth View Post
    When did you pick the Saints as your favorite team, right after the Super Bowl?

    Since about 1987 is when I had them as my favorite team...through thick and thin.



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