Sneak peek at the new Vikings stadium

Turns out there was more to the exchange between the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority than initially met the eye. There were references to “attachments” in the MSFA’s letter to the U.

And here they are, overlaid with some proposed amateur baseball accomodations.

Rendering by HKS architects

 

Rendering by HKS Architects

 

With just weeks to go before schematic drawings of the new stadium are due for the MSFA, the similarities of these drawings seem to indicate that they’ve made some progress already. It’s hard to tell how this would look from outside, or what the seats would look like. But they seem to have a basic shape in mind.

  • James T

    Leave baseball out of this. Sure, there should be other uses for this stadium but the hassle of trying to cram a baseball field into this stadium just isn’t worth it.

  • James T

    Leave baseball out of this. Sure, there should be other uses for this stadium but the hassle of trying to cram a baseball field into this stadium just isn’t worth it.

  • Bob

    He needs to do two things before I’ll vote for him again. One, raise taxes on the wealthy as he campaigned on the first time. Two, fix the e-pulltab Viking stadium revenue problem because if the general fund is ever used as a backup plan, I’m out, and so is he.

  • Bob

    He needs to do two things before I’ll vote for him again. One, raise taxes on the wealthy as he campaigned on the first time. Two, fix the e-pulltab Viking stadium revenue problem because if the general fund is ever used as a backup plan, I’m out, and so is he.

  • reggie

    If he’s willing, we’d be lucky to have him serve another term. He’s shown himself to be a straightforward, level-headed politician, who generally works to advance the interest of the majority, not the elite. That’s a rare thing. I think he caved on the stadium and didn’t look closely enough at the funding contingencies, but for the most part, he’s done a good job. He’s stayed focused on the state, as opposed to his predecessor.

  • reggie

    If he’s willing, we’d be lucky to have him serve another term. He’s shown himself to be a straightforward, level-headed politician, who generally works to advance the interest of the majority, not the elite. That’s a rare thing. I think he caved on the stadium and didn’t look closely enough at the funding contingencies, but for the most part, he’s done a good job. He’s stayed focused on the state, as opposed to his predecessor.

  • Gary F

    Doesn’t he have to ask Alida Messigner first? She’s actually calling the shots.

  • Gary F

    Doesn’t he have to ask Alida Messigner first? She’s actually calling the shots.

  • http://twitter.com/rperschmann Robert Perschmann

    Governor Dayton has done an excellent job of getting Minnesota through the disastrous aftermath of the Pawlenty failure and the Bush-Cheney crime family financial melt-down. Old style Minnesotans are the smartest voters in the country. Number one reason I live here. Really, what a dumb question.

  • rperschmann

    Governor Dayton has done an excellent job of getting Minnesota through the disastrous aftermath of the Pawlenty failure and the Bush-Cheney crime family financial melt-down. Old style Minnesotans are the smartest voters in the country. Number one reason I live here. Really, what a dumb question.

  • Steve the Cynic

    No one deserves any elective office. It’s a privilege bestowed by the voters, a calling to serve, not a reward.

    • Michael

      That reward punishment game is just another way the 1% make people think that they get what they want / don’t want. That way the 1% always get what they want.

    • Mark

      Steve, Well said, as always. Where is the passion to serve other than self gratification? They work for everyone when they serve and self serving goals should have no place in our elected officials motives, be it Republicans or Democrats.

  • Steve the Cynic

    No one deserves any elective office. It’s a privilege bestowed by the voters, a calling to serve, not a reward.

    • Michael

      That reward punishment game is just another way the 1% make people think that they get what they want / don’t want. That way the 1% always get what they want.

    • Mark

      Steve, Well said, as always. Where is the passion to serve other than self gratification? They work for everyone when they serve and self serving goals should have no place in our elected officials motives, be it Republicans or Democrats.

  • Anon

    No, for many reasons. For one, this guy campaigns one thing and does another. Does anyone else remember how he got elected on a “no new Vikings stadium” platform, only to do a 180 degree turn once he got into office? Same thing for shutting down the Trade Office.

    This is the most corrupt governor I’ve ever seen and that’s coming from someone who voted for him. I will not vote for him if he runs again. He barely tries to hide the fact that he pulls strings on major deals, like the Vikes and Saints stadiums, and that construction bids are not given a fair process. Remember how the Saints stadium construction contract had to be re-bid because they originally gave the contract to a company without requesting bids first?

    I could say much more about the corruption in this administration, but I work directly under the governor and don’t want to be hunted down. Will he get another term in office? Possibly. Does he deserve it? No.

    • Steve the Cynic

      I perceived no “180 degree turn” on the stadium issue. He’d been in favor of a new stadium all along (which irked me but wasn’t nearly enough to get me to vote for Emmer). He said he didn’t want the state paying for a stadium but was willing to have the state be involved somehow. The deal that was struck supposedly did that.

  • Anon

    No, for many reasons. For one, this guy campaigns one thing and does another. Does anyone else remember how he got elected on a “no new Vikings stadium” platform, only to do a 180 degree turn once he got into office? Same thing for shutting down the Trade Office.

    This is the most corrupt governor I’ve ever seen and that’s coming from someone who voted for him. I will not vote for him if he runs again. He barely tries to hide the fact that he pulls strings on major deals, like the Vikes and Saints stadiums, and that construction bids are not given a fair process. Remember how the Saints stadium construction contract had to be re-bid because they originally gave the contract to a company without requesting bids first?

    I could say much more about the corruption in this administration, but I work directly under the governor and don’t want to be hunted down. Will he get another term in office? Possibly. Does he deserve it? No.

    • Steve the Cynic

      I perceived no “180 degree turn” on the stadium issue. He’d been in favor of a new stadium all along (which irked me but wasn’t nearly enough to get me to vote for Emmer). He said he didn’t want the state paying for a stadium but was willing to have the state be involved somehow. The deal that was struck supposedly did that.

  • Jim G

    Defiantly, yes. The king makers of Minnesota would have this state follow the pattern of Wisconsin. Thankfully the majority of Minnesotans thought otherwise. He won my vote because of his message of raising the taxes on the top tier of taxpayers to fund our educational needs; needs which had been ignored and whittled away at by the previous Pawlenty administration. The rich constantly complain of their heavy burden, but spend lavishly to have their skewed perspective spewed across our media outlets. In reality it’s the middle class that is paying more as a percentage of their incomes than the rich winners of our economic system.

    Dayton has the courage to speak the truth to the power elites, but more importantly to the average voter. I believe that’s the kind of straight talk that got him elected. It is a potent message that should be tapped again. Mark Dayton has found his niche. He’s a good governor. I’ll vote for him again… and there is no term limit for a Minnesota governor.

  • Jim G

    Defiantly, yes. The king makers of Minnesota would have this state follow the pattern of Wisconsin. Thankfully the majority of Minnesotans thought otherwise. He won my vote because of his message of raising the taxes on the top tier of taxpayers to fund our educational needs; needs which had been ignored and whittled away at by the previous Pawlenty administration. The rich constantly complain of their heavy burden, but spend lavishly to have their skewed perspective spewed across our media outlets. In reality it’s the middle class that is paying more as a percentage of their incomes than the rich winners of our economic system.

    Dayton has the courage to speak the truth to the power elites, but more importantly to the average voter. I believe that’s the kind of straight talk that got him elected. It is a potent message that should be tapped again. Mark Dayton has found his niche. He’s a good governor. I’ll vote for him again… and there is no term limit for a Minnesota governor.

  • Minnesotan govworker

    seriously? He keeps his familybtrust fuinds of multi millions oout of state to avoid MN taxes, hypocrit…tax the rich business owners some more so they move their companies pout of state and watch unemployment rise..he is another progressive hypocrit.

    • Thadeus

      … working for the 1%.

  • Minnesotan govworker

    seriously? He keeps his familybtrust fuinds of multi millions oout of state to avoid MN taxes, hypocrit…tax the rich business owners some more so they move their companies pout of state and watch unemployment rise..he is another progressive hypocrit.

    • Thadeus

      … working for the 1%.

  • Duane

    Is it a little early to take on this topic? I doubt that we will have an unbiased opinion expersed by most of the posters. We have committed to build a new football stadium that many Minnesotans felt was unnecessary and a public funding proposal that may fall on its face and fail, He also has committed to establish the Health Care Exchange required by Obamacare and knowing the results of many government programs, I wonder just how successful that will be in providing CHEAPER health care for each one of us. Keep in mind we still need to create a budget than calls for more spending and higher taxes. I am going to wait to see how this plays out before I make a decision.

  • Duane

    Is it a little early to take on this topic? I doubt that we will have an unbiased opinion expersed by most of the posters. We have committed to build a new football stadium that many Minnesotans felt was unnecessary and a public funding proposal that may fall on its face and fail, He also has committed to establish the Health Care Exchange required by Obamacare and knowing the results of many government programs, I wonder just how successful that will be in providing CHEAPER health care for each one of us. Keep in mind we still need to create a budget than calls for more spending and higher taxes. I am going to wait to see how this plays out before I make a decision.

  • Ann M

    We spend thousands to bring tourists to MN. Then he shut down the state on the 4th of July. The Republicans wanted us to implement an extension to get us through the 4th.He can’t work with people who disagree with him. He should be finding out how we can compete with other states instead of letting my job go to other states.Employment brings in tax revenue. Too much time is being spent on a stadium that only brings temporary seasonal jobs. The Vikings are constantly threatening to move their training camp or their team. Let them go.Mayo thinks they can bring in thousands of patients by fixing up Rochester with state money. Really?There are many excellent doctors in other states.

  • Ann M

    We spend thousands to bring tourists to MN. Then he shut down the state on the 4th of July. The Republicans wanted us to implement an extension to get us through the 4th.He can’t work with people who disagree with him. He should be finding out how we can compete with other states instead of letting my job go to other states.Employment brings in tax revenue. Too much time is being spent on a stadium that only brings temporary seasonal jobs. The Vikings are constantly threatening to move their training camp or their team. Let them go.Mayo thinks they can bring in thousands of patients by fixing up Rochester with state money. Really?There are many excellent doctors in other states.

  • RJ

    No, he is high on prescription drugs from his back pain.
    I believe his judgement is slow and sloppy.

    • Jennifer

      He needs medical marijuana instead.

  • RJ

    No, he is high on prescription drugs from his back pain.
    I believe his judgement is slow and sloppy.

    • Jennifer

      He needs medical marijuana instead.

  • Michael

    Heck no!

    He’s got the wrong approach to drugs and addiction and recovery. It’s difficult to trust him while he’s drugged up and working for the 1%, he thinks the current law enforcement, judicial and prison systems are on the side of the people.

  • Michael

    Heck no!

    He’s got the wrong approach to drugs and addiction and recovery. It’s difficult to trust him while he’s drugged up and working for the 1%, he thinks the current law enforcement, judicial and prison systems are on the side of the people.

  • James

    He deserves a shot, but he should have to compete for it within his own party and against other “finalist” candidates. He’s a thoughtful, well-intentioned guy but his body of work is not “Rooseveltian.” The stadium solution is a bit of fiasco. His budget has not been passed. He doesn’t do much for our image outside the state. The U of M remains a bloated institution, trending towards 2nd rate. Our economy is recovering mainly due to actions of the Fed and actions of local industry leaders.
    Running a good state like Minnesota well isn’t that hard. There isn’t much ramp-in required. Fix the roads, fund the schools and hope for the best. Odds are that there are other fine candidates who deserve a chance too. Lets have a good competition and pick the best candidate.

  • James

    He deserves a shot, but he should have to compete for it within his own party and against other “finalist” candidates. He’s a thoughtful, well-intentioned guy but his body of work is not “Rooseveltian.” The stadium solution is a bit of fiasco. His budget has not been passed. He doesn’t do much for our image outside the state. The U of M remains a bloated institution, trending towards 2nd rate. Our economy is recovering mainly due to actions of the Fed and actions of local industry leaders.
    Running a good state like Minnesota well isn’t that hard. There isn’t much ramp-in required. Fix the roads, fund the schools and hope for the best. Odds are that there are other fine candidates who deserve a chance too. Lets have a good competition and pick the best candidate.

  • Sam

    If he’s breathing he could end the prohibition of the world’s most utilitarian plant and Minnesota could reap the benefits. No need to wait for more needless pain and poverty!

  • Sam

    If he’s breathing he could end the prohibition of the world’s most utilitarian plant and Minnesota could reap the benefits. No need to wait for more needless pain and poverty!

  • Woolworth

    Should I have thought this as an April Fools joke in bad taste?

  • Woolworth

    Should I have thought this as an April Fools joke in bad taste?

  • Harriet

    I voted for Chris Wright last time. Dayton was a poor choice people made over Margaret Anderson-Kelliher Minnesota has missed out for decades since hemp prohibition.

  • Harriet

    I voted for Chris Wright last time. Dayton was a poor choice people made over Margaret Anderson-Kelliher Minnesota has missed out for decades since hemp prohibition.

  • Harriet

    I voted for Chris Wright last time. Dayton was a poor choice people made over Margaret Anderson-Kelliher Minnesota has missed out for decades since hemp prohibition.

  • Harriet

    I voted for Chris Wright last time. Dayton was a poor choice people made over Margaret Anderson-Kelliher Minnesota has missed out for decades since hemp prohibition.

  • Shane

    I’m not sure, I can never understand what he’s saying

    • Claire

      He does tend to mumble. I think it’s a good blend of cognitive dissonance and the drugs they give him.

  • Shane

    I’m not sure, I can never understand what he’s saying

    • Claire

      He does tend to mumble. I think it’s a good blend of cognitive dissonance and the drugs they give him.