Vikings Launch Media Campaign On Stadium Efforts

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 14, 2011 – 10:58 am

The Vikings will kickoff a broader media campaign on the team’s stadium efforts during tonight’s Monday Night Football game in Green Bay. Fans watching the Vikings-Packers game on either KARE 11 or ESPN will see television ads based on the team’s stadium advocacy video unveiled on Saturday, November 5.

The Vikings media campaign is designed to drive accurate information on the stadium issue, arm fans and supporters with the facts, and remind everyone what the Vikings mean to Minnesota. Online, radio, print and television advertising elements will be included over the next several weeks, and the team will begin making community stops around the State to discuss the issue.

“This team is followed by over two million Minnesotans every week and is an important piece of the fabric of this State,” said Lester Bagley, Vikings Vice President of Public Affairs and Stadium Development. “We have a great story to tell, and it’s time for us to take the case for a new stadium more directly to the public.”

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  1. By Frederick Jones on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply


    (8 Offensive Linemen selected in the last 9 years, TWO in the last FIVE years)
    (and the numbers are not much better for defensive backs)


    You must know that if you have an opportunity to play a lot of defense, you will also make a lot of tackles. Hence Robison, JAllen, and Griffen have a shot at the Pro Bowl.

    I would rather have our offense make more 1st downs, keep the defense off the field, and win games.

    You must know that…as long as you ignore a problem, the more likely it is to get worse. So why do you think that the Vikings will just automatically start spending their money and draft picks on OLs and DBs???

    THEY WON’T ! ! !

  2. By Frederick Jones on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Hey Les Bagley,

    I’m all for a new stadium, I would even pay some tax money for it.

    But GUESS WHAT? The public does not want to hear it.

    So put 40 or 50 million into remodeling the Metrodome, or move to Nova Scotia.

    “I don’t care what you do.”
    Bobby Knight, former Indiana Basketball Coach of 3 NCAA champion TEAMs

  3. By Jake on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply


    (when you’re really close, it burns your skin….. BADLY!)


    or…….. we could just comment about RELEVANT things like what the article is about perhaps.

    I am excited to see the commercials/ads that help bring knowledge to the situation.

  4. By Frederick Jones on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    The Vikings will lose TEN games per year as long as the current DRAFTING
    board is in place.

    Seriously move to Nova Scotic, I don’t care what you do!

  5. By Frederick Jones on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply


    Thanks for your comment.

    What is more relevant than the talent the Vikings put on the field?

    (And don’t dodge around it by saying this blog isn’t about that.)

    It’s not an easy thing to accept because we as fans don’t think we can do anything about the administrators. But if we band together we can!!!

  6. By Frederick Jones on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    We have to actually modify the offense BECAUSE the Line cannot hold their blocks long enough for a long pass.

    Ponder may be as good as some say, but we will never know what he can do when it has to be, ONE, TWO, THREE, release or run on almost every play.

    Why do you think the Vikings actually went to a FULL HOUSE BACKFIELD?

  7. By Frederick Jones on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Thank you for your sensible blogs. It’s all about TEAM, and nothing spells team more than the Offensive Linemen, and Defensive Backs. You do not have to believe me, believe Chuck Noll (Who only won 4 Super Bowls), because he said it.

    If the Vikings do not spend their draft picks, and money on those two areas during the off-season they can move to Wisconsin for all I care.

    Football is one of the greatest team sports of all time, and your Vikings are making a mockery out of it.

  8. By Frederick Jones on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    “Sometimes when an organization gets bigger than Five people it can be incredibly stupid. Bigness is Badness, unless you fight it hard every day.”

    One could make a list of about 20 or more silly roster moves the Vikings have made over the last 3 years. I’m not going to do that.

    If bloggers like you want to persist in blaming the coaches, and players for the performance on the field, go at it. The problem IS the administration.

    I don’t care what you do…I will continue to ATTACK the root of the problem.

  9. By Frederick Jones on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Many say that they won’t accept ten-loss seasons.

    I see a lot of acceptance of ten-loss seasons. The Lions had to get rid of
    their bad administrators before they could start a winning team.

    The Vikings MUST do the same.

  10. By Frederick Jones on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    AH don’ CA whut you doooo!

  11. By TITANIUM TITUS on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    SUNSHINE AND ICECUBES– Sorry, but Fred’s postings are extremely relevant. I know people argue against the stadium with the ammunition of how poorly the team has been playing. Selling a billion dollar stadium to the public is like you selling a $2000.00 case to your wife for a $50.00 watch– many people would not buy it. In 2009, the team was on fire, and the aim of that quick success (by buying a hall of fame quarterback for two years) was to make a new stadium more attractive.

  12. By TheRealDon on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    At the end of this season i hope we get a new DC..Cause the cover 2 needs to go to L.A without this team

  13. By TITANIUM TITUS on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Let’s take one day at a time— 7 hours to the game!!! Vikings by 14.

  14. By Mike B. on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Argh Finally, I have been saying the same thing for months now. I should get some partial credit for this idea. Yes take your case to the people. I feel like pulling my hair out. I could run their PR better than they do. Sorry to be so critical before a game, but I have been saying this exact same thing for months. I am wanting a big victory tonight. Gooo Vikings. Barrooooohhhhh.

  15. By DFish on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Let’s look at a noteable list of draft choices from 2003-present.. McKinnie, Kevin Williams, EJ Henderson, Nate Burleson, Dugan, Chad Greenway, Cedric Griffen, TJack, Ray Edwards, Adrian Peterson, Sidney Rice, Brian Robison, Thigpen, Tyrell Johnson, Booty, John Sullivan, Jaymar Johnson, Percy Harvin, Phil Loadholt, Asher Allen, Jasper Brinkley, Jamarca Sanford, Chris Cook, Gerhart, Everson Griffen, Joe Webb, D’Imperio; no including this years picks which still require more evaluation, that’s a pretty impressive list of productive players in my opinion.

  16. By Pjack on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    How ’bout the Viking establish a website and sell $7.00 t-shirts for $35.00 that say “TRUE VIKINGS FAN – I support the new stadium in Arden Hills” and use all of that money to build the stadium? Essentially, the targeted sale of goods whose profits would specifically go into the Vikings stadium fund.

    Good idea? where do I buy this T-Shirt?

  17. By Frederick Jones on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply


    Take a closer look at your list. Who is Thigpen??? Phil Loadholt, Jaymar Johnson, Chris Cook??? They are part of the problem, not part of the solution.

    Look at these numbers: 8 offensive linemen picked in the last 9 drafts, TWO in the last 5 years.

    How does your list solve that problem or that of the defensive backfield???

  18. By Frederick Jones on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    We need a GM who keeps the teams needs in mind!

  19. By Frederick Jones on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    @Titanium Titus,

    Thank you for understanding what I am trying to do. It may seem a little crazy, but I’m tired of people always going after the players or coaches.

    It’s not always their fault.

  20. By TITANIUM TITUS on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    This is a great stage to highlight the benefits of the stadium– most Minnesotans will be watching the Pack receive their first loss.


  21. By TITANIUM TITUS on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Vikings 21, Packers 10 at the half.

  22. By DFish on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Frederick Jones,
    Tyler Thigpen is a QB the Vikes drafted in 2007 in the seventh round. While he hasn’t been the most productive QB in the league, obviously, he still does play as a backup QB in the league; currently under contract with the Bills I believe. While he didn’t work out for the Vikes, the guy does still exist in the league, which is a lot more than you can say for some other draft choices by other teams, especially at the QB position. I personally do not see Loadholt, Jaymar Johnson or Chris Cook as part of the problem. Let’s talk just strictly talent here because one cannot predict too deeply into personality types. These guys are all fairly productive players! Sure maybe in hindsight there might have been some better choices on the board when we selected some of these guys, but you can build an NFL team on hindsight. All you can do is take the best available player that suits your needs as a team, which is where I do partially agree with you that some of the draft choices, while having produced productive players have not always been the wisest choice based on team needs. But that just comes down to personal strategy; taking the best player available or taking the best player available based on positional needs.

  23. By M.J. on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Beat the Packers and win more games then the citizens of Minnesota will talk about a new stadium. Have to EARN everything.

  24. By TITANIUM TITUS on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Interesting points DFish. At the end of the day your strategy is determined by your goals. And your goals are affected by your strategy. Do we want to win a Superbowl? Then we better take the best player for our needs.

  25. By Kelly on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    You need to settle down Fred. Sometimes draft picks work out, sometimes they don’t. Its not your problem to worry about. Just support the team and quit the incessant whining. Please.

  26. By Tim on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Man i hope the Vikings can pull off the upset against the Packers to me if the Vikings beat the deffending Super Bowl Champions on there own Turf that would almost be like winning the Super Bowl.

  27. By Big Sky on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t understand why this media push has taken so long to happen.

    I believe that the Vikings should have started this media campaign back in May when they first made the Arden Hills announcement. Many folks think that the dome is fine. Most of these are people that have never been to a Vikings game in there life, but really enjoy watching the team on tv. A lot of fans don’t even think that the Vikings could or would leave the state due to this stadium issue. I just don’t get why they haven’t been going public with their plan until now- when it’s getting close to crunch time.

  28. By GM on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply


    Lester, please let us 2 million fans know how or where we could make a donation to help fill the financial gap and keep the Vikings in the land of lakes.

  29. By GM on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    If Seattle can beat Baltimore…..

  30. By DAveJr on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    I think if the VIkings would release Cedric Griffin and play Raymond at the spot opposite of Winfield, the Cover 2 would work beautifully. Our offense has the talent to go far and our coaches are learning how to use the players we got. The Vikes are in the midst of rebuilding…. stadium included hopefully… and we are a very good team dispite the rebuilding factor.. Things are gonna get better… It could start tonight!

  31. By sandiamond on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Fred not on his Med today? please no copying and pasting redundant posts from other blogs.

  32. By DAveJr on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Fred… no offense cause i like what you say….. but today is not the day I can put up with your hyper jarble of thoughtless emotions

  33. By chris on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    please for the love of god get rid of speilman and get a g.m. not a vice president of player personne!!!!!!.

  34. By A. Kutcher on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Best of luck today Adrian! will be watching the BiG show during our live ratings review. thanks buddy

  35. By Tim on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    The way the Vikings have played this season i think we the fans want to win the football games more then they do.The Vikings need to find the players on this team that give each game every thing they got get rid of the guys who are just there for the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$’s. Players who dont want to be football players should follow there s#upid dreams and try to play in the NBA or something.

  36. By Alex Burns on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Hey FREDERICK JONES…. GET A LIFE BUDDY. the public does want a stadium, just look at the star tribune’s poll: We need a stadium! SKOL VIKES

  37. By Brad on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Two things I want out of this season.

    1. A new Vikings stadium.
    2. Beat the Packers.

  38. By Rocksalt on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    the idea that a new(and long past due) stadium is resting on whether the Vikes win or lose this season is short-sighted. This stadium is for the team and fans 4-20 years down the road…….SUPPORT YOUR TEAM! GO VIKINGS! (Not go as in leave, go as in win)

  39. By Frederick Jones on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply


    You can call me names…it does not change the FACTS!

  40. By Frederick Jones on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply


    I am for the new stadium. But most MN citizens are against it.

  41. By Rocksalt on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    I beleive Fred is right on the # of citizens opposede to funding a new stadium……they have even voiced opposition for allowing gambling $$ to be used…….

  42. By Frederick Jones on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply


    I guess you weren’t whining just then??

  43. By Rocksalt on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Everyone opposed to the new stadium should be required to stand in public and defend their reasons for allowin g the team to leave……….Those in the audiance should brimng rotten fruit and veggies for throwing……

  44. By Rocksalt on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    40 -50 Mil will not solve the issues with the Metrodome……..

  45. By Frederick Jones on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply


    Certainly you are correct about that dollar amount. I’ve also said that I would like to see them play in the parking lot, which would cost less than 50 mil.

    What ever it takes!!!

  46. By MIKE ANDERSON on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply


  47. By Justin F on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    By GMon Nov 14, 2011 | Reply
    If Seattle can beat Baltimore…..

    Seattle didn’t have to travel…

  48. By puckertrucker on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Dear MN Vikes and Fans:

    I have said it before and I’ll say it again. To help build the stadium,sell seats in the stadium for $200 to $500 this would give true fans a piece of history to will to their families down through the ages and help build the stadium and put less burden on the Tax payers of Minnesota it worked in Lambeau field it could work here also.

    The one and only Puckertrucker.

  49. By Wi vikes fan on Nov 14, 2011 | Reply

    Go to L.A. I can’t back this team they need to win to get any kind of stadium.

  50. By Hondo on Nov 19, 2011 | Reply

    it’s almost sad to be called a Vikings fan after Monday Night football-what a sorry showing for a NFL team-there is nothing together with the players, there off the firld, drinking, speeding, hiting on ther wifes-ever week you can read something about a players and a run-on with the law-no new stadium for a lost cause

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