Posts Tagged ‘metrodome’

Retractable Roof Coming For New Viking Stadium?

JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writer The Metrodome always felt like a rental property for Zygi and Mark Wilf, two New Jersey real estate developers who purchased the Vikings in 2005 with the hopes of moving out of the place as quickly as possible. Now the Wilf brothers will have a home of their own, hopefully […]

Report Says Metrodome Will Need New Playing Surface

Way back in December I asked Steve Maki of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission if the Metrodome was going to need new turf after the roof, and a whole ton of water, fell onto the field. That question, and many others, was one that Mr. Maki refused to answer. Maki did, however, promise to keep […]

Vikings Make A Public Offer to Pay for a Part of an Outdoor Stadium

Between the untimely death of the Metrodome and the Vikings desire to receive public financing for a new home, there are sure to be near-daily updates on the looming stadium battle. Today, news broke that the Vikings have made a public offer to pay for one-third of the cost to install a new roofless stadium […]

Vikings to Buy 4 Blocks Near Dome

The Minnesota Vikings have tentatively agreed to buy four city blocks for $45 million from Avista Capital Partners, owners of the Star Tribune, as part of a broader plan to build a football stadium and develop surrounding land in downtown Minneapolis, the Star-Tribune and sources close to the sale confirmed Thursday. The Vikings, as part […]