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State Of Minnesota Goes “Burger King” On The Vikings

You know those commercials where bad actors say lines from bad scripts in which they brag about how much bad food they got for only a dollar?  Well, the State of Minnesota’s latest offer to Zygi Wilf is perhaps the best deal on any dollar menu.

Republican Paul Kohls sent forth a piece of legislation that suggested the State of Minnesota sell the existing Metrodome to them for ONE DOLLAR.

The sale would be made under the condition that the Vikings commit to staying in Minnesota for some amount of the future. 

I immediately had to think that the Vikings would balk at this offer that might sound good to people on the surface.  The idea that the Vikings could own the Metrodome and not have to pay a lease is attractive, but the costs of upkeeping the old stadium could very well out cost that of the lease itself.

Besides, it wouldn’t solve the Vikings current need… getting a NEW stadium.

It turns out that my thinking was correct, and Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley said so himself when he stated, “The Metrodome does not work for pro sports economics or for Vikings fans’ game day experience.  We need to build a new facility in order to secure the Vikings’ long-term future in Minnesota. While we appreciate Rep. Kohls effort, this does not get us there.”

For those folks that desperately want to see the Vikings get their new home in Minnesota, the fact that politicians are beginning to focus on the issue and think outside the box has to be a positive thing.

For those folks that want to see the Vikings move to Los Angeles, the that no ideas that seem at all feasible have yet come to the table has to be a positive thing.


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5 Responses to “State Of Minnesota Goes “Burger King” On The Vikings”

  1. Lost Viking says:

    One buck and, oh yeah, about $ 300 million for that retractable roof.

    Now, add a couple of boxes and a touch up for the old joint, say $ 100 million. Maybe expand the seating arrangement $ 50 million. Add a new state of the art scoreboard $ 20 million and sound system. Add a contingency for renovation $ 30 million

    Say about $ 500,000,001 and you’ve a pretty sweet fix ‘er upper.

  2. Bismuth says:

    This is nothing more than political posturing by Kohls. There’s no indication the Vikings want this “deal”.

  3. Tony Pants says:

    Bwaaaak bwaaaak!

  4. olderthandirt says:

    TP!! Get a life!

    If it takes a half a billion to renovate the old house, ………… I say go for it. The guys that do the retractable are from Minneapolis anyway, so they should be able to give us a design/build contract that would be a lot cheaper than what they did for AZ or TX. They save a ton of money on mobilization, so give us a break already. You can actually save the structure and rebuild around it pretty easily, but what do I know???

    Go Vikings!! Skol!!

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