Statement Regarding MSFC Stadium Design Proposal

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 17, 2009 – 1:34 pm

The Minnesota Vikings appreciate the work by the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission (MSFC) to develop a stadium design and cost study for a new multipurpose stadium on the current Metrodome site. This design work makes an important contribution that will assist Minnesota policymakers and the Vikings as we evaluate options to keep the team in Minnesota for the next generation.

While we have had the opportunity to provide some input into the Commission stadium design project, we are not in a position at this time to endorse their proposal. Given the MSFC’s recent attempt to delay a stadium discussion for two years, we are moving forward with those leaders who want to resolve this issue in 2010. There is growing support among elected officials, business leaders, organized labor and Vikings fans to tackle this issue during the 2010 Legislative Session. We are encouraged by the increasing level of awareness that this issue needs to be resolved now in order to secure the long-term future of the team in Minnesota.

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4 Responses to “Statement Regarding MSFC Stadium Design Proposal”

  1. By Jason on Dec 17, 2009 | Reply

    At the end of the day, I hope you have the fans best interests in mind. If MSFC’s attempts are progressive, I see no reason why you couldn’t continue to work with them. We all want the Vikings here. We want a new stadium that Minnesotans can afford, too. We are adults and the time to be selfish and stubborn is not now. Be the “bigger person”.

    Think positive and do whatever you can to make sure the Vikings stay here. Without the fans coming to the games, buying the product and believing in your product, you would have nothing. So I think as a favor to us, you’d turn the cheek and continue talks to get this thing hammered out and done, once and for all. If you truly believe in your organization and truly appreciate the fans, leave all options on the table. Thank you.

  2. By Dan on Dec 17, 2009 | Reply

    I dont want the Vikings to move out of Minnesota. They belong here. If we have to have a higher tax to keep them here so be it. The fans of the Viks need to do everything they can to keep them here

  3. By Kevin on Dec 17, 2009 | Reply

    I think it is unrealistic to think that the Vikings would be able to secure a new stadium in today’s economy. I don’t see anything wrong with the plan that MSFC put forward today. Renovating the Metrodome is a perfectly logical solution to the problem. If the Vikings don’t want to accept the fact that the MSFC is trying, then maybe they should leave. It appears to me that the Vikings would rather hold the legislatures responsible and tell them they’re going to leave if they dont’ give them money for the stadium. Ridiculous. I’m sure there’s a way that the MSFC and the Vikes can come to an agreement on terms of a new lease. This whole thing seems childish to me.

  4. By PurplePeopleEater on Dec 18, 2009 | Reply

    Kevin, you are obviously unaware of the needs of the fans in today’s economy and how that relates to what the current stadium is able to provide. Beyond that, a new stadium would be able to bring more income to the state than the cost of it or than the current one could, even if the Vikings decided to remain inside of it. I suggest you study up a bit more on just how outdated the Metrodome has become.

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