The View from Arden Hills

The 800 or so folks that answered the Minnesota Poll for the Star Tribune might be inclined to see the Vikings stay in Minneapolis. But the team isn’t leaving any doubt about where it wants to be.

The Vikings rolled out a new video this weekend, promoting their stadium plans. It’s mostly fan footage and highlight tape, with a little nostalgia on top for good measure.

But there is a nugget of news in there. The video has passing glimpses of what they’d like the new place to look like. They’re new, confirms team spokesman Jeff Anderson.

Take a look for yourself, and note the DUAL downtown skylines in the background. Click on the image for a larger view.

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Needless to say, it’s likely to be some different in reality — if nothing else, it’s a pretty good bet that it won’t say “Minnesota Sports Complex” on the outside.

Here’s a little closer view of the parking lot. You might even be able to recognize some of those tailgaters photoshopped into the scene. Click on the image to supersize it.

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  • Halfback

    The Twin Cities already has a horrible case of urban sprawl, why should we keep promoting even more?! When you travel to modern cities you see that they keep must of their attractions withing city limits…Mpls already has all the roads, mass transportation, parking, hotels, restaurants, bars and other amenities in place, why then build some huge stadium in the middle of nowhere? makes no sense to me…besides, that land is contaminated…