Vikings stadium bill coming next week

Finally, it looks like the Minnesota legislature will be taking up the challenge of finding a way to keep the local NFL team local.

According to John Shipley and Jason Hoppin of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, a stadium bill will be introduced next week.  It’s expected to create a procedure for allowing local municipalities to compete for the ability to host the new stadium as an alternative to the still-viable possibility of building a new venue at the site of the Metrodome.

If the stadium moves from Minneapolis, it could land in St. Paul, Bloomington, or Blaine.  Though that may upset the folks who run the city in which the current stadium sits, it’s better than seeing the team move to L.A., London, or San Antonio.

68 responses to “Vikings stadium bill coming next week

  1. I don’t care who it is LA needs a team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. An alternative plan has the team relocating to Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Where it will be known as the Minninolmiss Vikings.

  3. I bet they move the team and stadium to Kiln, Mississippi.
    Won’t matter anyway–wherever they go, purple fairyhood, dysfunction, failure and trophylessness will surely follow.

  4. Thank Goodness. I would hate to see the Vikes leave the NFC North. Too many good rivalries.

  5. better than seeing them move to L.A, London or San Antonio?????
    Who cares. Let them move to Kiln.

  6. Viking fans are every bit as passionate and knowledgeable about their football as anybody anywhere. They are at least as passionate as those in Pittsburgh, Dallas, Oakland or any other NFL city you could possibly name. Right now the fans only understand always a bridesmaid never a bride mentality. Minnesota is not a baseball town, a hockey town or a weak high school type college (Gophers) town. How the Twins and Gophers got a stadium before the Vikings shows only jealousy and envy. We all know you can win the World Series but the monkey’s (Gorilla by now) not off your back til you win the Super Bowl………………..Go Vikings!!!!

  7. Why is it better then moving the team? The team has very little support from the fans. I think the team has worn out it’s welcome in MN.

  8. Dewey Axewoond says:
    April 29, 2010 1:35 PM
    I bet they move the team and stadium to Kiln, Mississippi.
    Won’t matter anyway–wherever they go, purple fairyhood, dysfunction, failure and trophylessness will surely follow.
    ————-
    Well said Dewey.

  9. Dewey, I laugh
    Coming from a fan of the new Detroit Lions –
    The Chicago Bears, the laughing stock of the NFC North, NFL, and all teams who value the draft instead of bust quarterbacks like Jay Cutler!

  10. why not. that’s what the Cowboys did. They were first in Dallas at the Cotton Bowl, then built Texas Stadium in Irving and now the new stadium is in Arlington.
    if the tax payers vote to have it in their city, then why not?

  11. Pay no attention to Dewey the Bears fan folks.
    Round about week 3 when the Bears are out of it already, he will disappear from posting.
    He’s done it 2 years running now.
    Til then, we will have to put up wit it.
    His homoertotic posts are the stuff of legend though.
    Dysfunction, failure and no trophies?
    Sounds just like the Bears too.
    Of course thy did win 1 ,25 years ago…..BFD
    Dewey you are a skidmark on the underwear of life.

  12. It isn’t going to happen till next year. In the meantime, the NFCN dysfunction focus will have to remain with the typical Bears front office turn over, coaching carousel, shouting matches and signing old players.

  13. Nobody get too excited , the Vikings will stay in the Minneapolis – St. Paul area. Why not add a team every 10 years to each conference? NFC West adds the Los Angeles Wildcats and AFC West Las Vegas Coyotes.
    What would London’s nickname be? Angry Pigeons?

  14. I hope the Vikings never leave the great North! The plastic people of LA don’t need a team. They have the Lakers. They deserve to own a team of the worst sport in America. I quit watching the NBA when they did away with the traveling call. Hate watching a player walk from the foul line to the basket and drop it in.
    Maybe if San Fran, Oakland, and San Diego would move the rest of the country wouldn’t have to stay up until mid night to watch football.
    Whoops, did I leave the subject?

  15. They could just as well move them to Canada for all I care. Make those guys watch the repeated choke artists!

  16. As long as where it ends up they have some life around the stadium. The current location is great due to transportation options but other than that it seems to be in the middle of nowhere, which is hard when putting it in the downtown of a city.

  17. No way the Vikings stay in Minnesota. The majority of the population in the state doesn’t want to pay for a new stadium. They’d rather spend money on their already under-funded civil services.
    Can’t say I blame them. The only team to never win a super bowl. I wouldn’t pay shit to keep those losers either.
    Just think all you Viking season ticket holders, in a couple years you’ll be sitting on your couch on Sunday’s. Your pretty purple jerseys will go perfectly with that pathetic “daddy doesn’t love me anymore” expression because your team moved away.
    To this I give a nod to Lord Football. Thank you sir, thank you.

  18. I think Mexico City would be a good place to move. They have a larger fanbase and there are more wealthy people in Mexico City that can afford tickets than in Minnesota.
    Mexico City Aztecs.
    It is time that the worst perfoming franchise over the last 10 years financially start paying its fair share instead of collecting NFL welfare from the most productive franchises.
    As Jerry Jones said the vikings are an embarrassment to the NFL when small market teams like Kansas City and Green Bay are highly profitable yet have to make welfare payments to the bottom of the barrel scumbag low revenue team like the viklings.
    Start learning Spanish viking players!
    Viva los viklings en Ciudad Mejico, Los Angeles, o San Antonio.

  19. I really hope that the Vikings finally get a new stadium and it will be the house that Brett built. If the Vikes can beef up their O-line, I see no reason why he can’t play two more years. Did you see the video today? Those are impressive guns for a 40 year old.

  20. Number one…the Vikings aren’t going anywhere. Number two…I would love to see a stadium in St. Paul. St. Paul is a little more blue-collar but a lot more likeable than Minneapolis. And the City of St. Paul deserves something special after putting up with Minneapolis snobbery for so long.

  21. London WTF since when was that place a real viable option, i thought the NFL was maybe considering it but gotdamn it must really be serious
    i surely hope not
    and LA does NOT need a team
    besides if anyone was going to move it would be the Chargers
    the Vikings move to l.a. there would be no NFC north division

  22. Bob Nelson says:
    April 29, 2010 2:28 PM
    I think Mexico City would be a good place to move. They have a larger fanbase and there are more wealthy people in Mexico City that can afford tickets than in Minnesota.
    Mexico City Aztecs.
    It is time that the worst perfoming franchise over the last 10 years financially start paying its fair share instead of collecting NFL welfare from the most productive franchises.
    As Jerry Jones said the vikings are an embarrassment to the NFL when small market teams like Kansas City and Green Bay are highly profitable yet have to make welfare payments to the bottom of the barrel scumbag low revenue team like the viklings.
    Start learning Spanish viking players!
    Viva los viklings en Ciudad Mejico, Los Angeles, o San Antonio
    —————–
    Well said Bob

  23. I love how all the negative comments come from uneducated guys outside the state. Everyone here in Minnesota knows the stadium deal is going to get done. When state reps step down to start and initiative to get a stadium deal done, it speaks volumes.
    I cant wait till next week when this passes, then all the hate for the Vikings shown will turn to envy, when they build a state of the art facility.
    Eat it now guys, its only going to burn worse later.

  24. “# Professor says: April 29, 2010 2:25 PM
    No way the Vikings stay in Minnesota. The majority of the population in the state doesn’t want to pay for a new stadium. They’d rather spend money on their already under-funded civil services.
    Can’t say I blame them. The only team to never win a super bowl.”
    The Vikings are the only team to never win a Super Bowl?
    Do the Eagles, Bills, Lions, Falcons, Bengals, Jaguars, Panthers, Cardinals, Texans, Titans/Oilers, and Browns mean nothing to you?

  25. Franchise says:
    April 29, 2010 2:49 PM
    I love how all the negative comments come from uneducated guys outside the state. Everyone here in Minnesota knows the stadium deal is going to get done. When state reps step down to start and initiative to get a stadium deal done, it speaks volumes.
    ________________________________
    Right. Because when a politician promises to get something done, we KNOW we can actually count on them, right?

  26. bob nelson
    once again, i ask you: did a viking fan bang your mom? or sister? do you do anything besides think of how much you hate Minnesota?

  27. Its going to happen, the Vikings have been working with the legislature and governor for more then a year on different ways to fund this thing. There have apparently been up to 12 different proposals they’ve been working on behind the scene and have now narrowed them down to two.
    In a poll recently done it said over 60% of Minnesotans do not want the Vikings to move but don’t want the state to use taxes to fund it. So, thats where the latest user taxes, a viking lottery, vehicle plates, sports memorabilia etc… comes into play. They have two plans that will be presented next week and hearing are scheduled to begin on them. These plans do NOT involve state taxes or invovle the general fund
    Face the facts Packer fans the Vikings will get this done and all your whining and crying will be for nothing. I mean come on, I thinks there’s a little jealousy going on here. Minnesota will have a new Gopher stadium, the new Twins stadium, the Xcel center and a beautiful new Vikings stadium. In Green Bay, other then the Packers, what is there to do besides cow-tipping and bingo?
    To the Packer fans that actually do want to keep this rivalry going you should be praised for having to deal with dumbasses like Jimmy and Bob being included in your fanbase. Vince Lombardi would be dissapointed and disgusted that such pathetic assholes are affiliated with the Green Bay Packers.

  28. The Cowboys and jets and Giants built there own why do the tax payers need to front the cost.
    Team owner is rich yes ziggy is not a poor man after all he wanted to buy the Giants and found he could only get the vikqueens.
    Players are rich
    Let the owner and the players partner to build the place Sell PSL like every other team to pay for it.

  29. Bob,
    The Vikings need revenue sharing because the stadium is a pit with no luxury boxes. Even someone with your pint-sized IQ must understand that. The state has a negative budget because of liberal moron lawmakers who pay welfare out to people who don’t live in MN full time. The welfare bus arrives each month loaded with people from OH and WI who visit their part time residence to collect welfare checks. No extra cash for a stadium. Get it? If MN could get rid of the sconnies and dirt from OH maybe we could rehab our stadium like GB did or build a new one. Then we won’t need to revenue share. Its all liberal politics brother, it has nothing to do with football.
    Dewey,
    Seriously, do you make over 30k per year?

  30. chickenragnarpartdeux says:
    April 29, 2010 1:55 PM
    Pay no attention to Dewey the Bears fan folks.
    Round about week 3 when the Bears are out of it already, he will disappear from posting.
    He’s done it 2 years running now.
    Til then, we will have to put up wit it.
    His homoertotic posts are the stuff of legend though.
    Dysfunction, failure and no trophies?
    Sounds just like the Bears too.
    Of course thy did win 1 ,25 years ago…..BFD
    Dewey you are a skidmark on the underwear of life.
    _______________________________
    Chicago Bears–one of the founding franchises of this league, dating back to 1919.
    9 League Championships
    (8 Championships, 1 Super Bowl)
    More players in the Hall of Fame than ANY other franchise (26).
    Vikings?
    1 League Championship
    0-4 in Super Bowls.
    And what? 8 or 9 Hall of Famers?
    It’s not even close, chickenfagnerdpartdouche.
    And I’m not here much during the regular season because I’m actually getting my football fix through football–while PFT gives my off-season fix.
    (Besides, ever since NBC brought the influx of new douchespewers like you, the site hasn’t been the same).
    BTW, I don’t know what “homoertotic” is, but I know the idea of YOU saying anything to anyone about their HOMOEROTIC creepiness is about as ironic and hypocritical as it gets.
    As for being the skidmarks on life’s underwear, I don’t know about that…but I can DEFINITELY take credit for the crusty white ones left in the front of your mom’s undies, though.

  31. Ambrose, for once I agree with what you say. Don’t get used to it though. Hey Purple Venison where have you been?

  32. your typical wisonconsin female has a penis and 3 days worth of stuble.
    thats pretty much all that can be added, as EVERY viking story just gets trolled like crazy

  33. why would the Packer fans WANT the vikings to move?
    i don’t get that. no rivalry=no intensity.
    But as somebody that lives in MN, I can say with 99% certainty this stadium thing will NOT get done this year. Pawlenty has said repeatedly that public funds will not support another stadium. he has an agenda to run for president, which he won’t get, but his real agenda is to be the vice presidential nominee in 2012. he has to appear conservative. i hope it gets done, but i don’t see it being done. What MN should have done all along is do a joint stadium with the gophers, somehow. complicated, yes, but it would have saved, oh, probably a billion dollars in new stadium building. in my opinion, they should kick the gopher football team out of that new stadium they have. make them play in a field somewhere. nobody gives a shit about gopher football. it’s a joke.

  34. Professer=moron only team not to win a superbowl what a idiot-vikings are not going anywhere-i think the brookdale site would be a great spot for it-

  35. The fans may be passionate but there not enough of them when the team is not doing well – fair weather – add the double whammy of bad economy when even with a nice following the Twins could barely get a new stadium through when the economy was better and they stupidly built it without a retractable roof – can’t wait for the pitchers arm to fall off in late September or a World Series on October there when it it 20 degrees out – nice planning – everyone behind closed doors admits that they did not have enough money to put a retractable roof on it, but publicly say they wanted it more open to see the city – weak sauce. Rain outs are one thing – snow outs and chill fests are another – enjoy.
    Of course, football outside is another matter.
    If Favre was not there to build excitement last year and take the team to the NFC Champs game – the move would be much closer.
    A bill that allows cities to propose a new site is not a bill for a new stadium. If the owner can’t chip in enough to make it happen ala the Ford’s in Detroit with a team that bad – there is no way a state with close to 10% unemployment is going to raise taxes to build one.
    Why go through the pain of losing the North Stars and waiting for the Wild when Wilf who fumbles more than All Day should be ponying up – instead he will bleed the people of MN or move to LA.
    This is an NFL Franchise – build it or move it and shut up.

  36. The ‘queens should talk to the Mayo Clinic – surely they’ve got a suitable structure on their campus in Rochester. After all, they have something in common – they are both experts on choking.

  37. I hope this works out or they will be in la. LA is just waiting for something like this to happen. Hope it all goes good cuz i dont want my vikings moving half across the country….

  38. I just don’t understand how a state like Minnesota can elect a pro wrestler to the Governor’s mansion, a B list actor to the US senate and then expect to come up with a plan to build a new stadium. There are more lakes than functioning brain cells in that state.
    I could care less if LA gets a NFL franchise but if the Viking fans are as dumb as they appear in these posts, it looks like a lock.

  39. That’s right Trent, everything is the fault of those darned liberals, spending money to help the poor instead of the rich. If it’s any consolation, I hear the new Mini budget plans to cut facilities and jobs dealing with mental health. That’ll mean there will be even more crazy people in the Goofer state, and that in turn should mean that “your kind” – like Michele “Bats**tcrazy” Bachman not only stay in office, but get more of their bright-eyed sort elected. Whoo-hoo!

  40. To Dewey, Bob Nelson, and all other Viking haters –
    We understand that being on top will draw a lot of envy and criticism. Its pretty much expected. Please do not take out your frustrations and woes on the Vikings simpy because the Packers can not compete with them. Taking 2nd place to the Vikings is honorable and should not be shamed upon. Do not see it as being in the Vikings shadows but see it only as you playing and losing against the best. Afterall, its better to lose against the best than lose against, say, the Raiders or Lions. Please feel free to drop the “LA Vikings” chant. As much as you would like for the top team in the NFC North to leave so you can assume the crown it simply wont happen. You might actually have to “work” at taking that spot away from the Vikings. As I mentioned, being on top will draw a lot of criticism and envy. With that being said, every single post submitted by Viking haters simply confirms the fact that the Vikings ARE the team to beat not only in the NFC North but in the NFL.

  41. As a Packer fan, and as much as I believe that most Vikings fans don’t deserve to have a team that they only cheer for when they’re good……
    They’ve gotta keep the Vikings there. It’s bad for football when teams move and it’s bad for tradition, rivalries, etc.
    It’s just too bad the Twin Cities screwed it up by putting the Twins outdoors first. They better not build any type of retractable roof or any b.s. like that for the Vikings. or wait….they should, cuz they’ll never have a home field advantage

  42. Please god don’t put it in Blaine. That would suck! Bloomington would be sweet though. My dream would be if they put it next to Canterbury. My new house is mad close and it would put two of my favorite hobbies, dominating poker and watching the Vikes, literally next door to one another.
    With all of that said, the new Vikes stadium “belongs” downtown on the site of the old Dome.

  43. “# packersurle says: April 29, 2010 1:45 PM
    Why is it better then moving the team? The team has very little support from the fans. I think the team has worn out it’s welcome in MN.

    Such great insight coming from a Pack fan. You all would love it if the vikings were not around to smash you in the mouth again this year.

  44. Dumbass taxpayers will pay for it, Minnesota is the laughingstock of America behind Arizona and the Queens have won just as much as the T Wolves.

  45. It’ll get done this team isn’t going anywhere, they sell out every game. The only reason they’re dead last in revenue is the lack of suites in the dome. They also appeal to a 4 state area. Mark my words they are not moving. (And I sure hope not.)

  46. effs420 says:
    April 29, 2010 4:01 PM
    Oh and Dewey, welcome back…how did that last bears season treat you? Most of that bullshit you talked last year turned out to be just that. Is your “lil Dewey” still raw from the bears’ win over the vikes towards the end of the season? Musta made your season right?
    ____________________________
    Thanks, effs.
    Honestly, it was a pretty rough season–losing two starting LBs and our defensive captain halfway through the first game. Cutler’s bout with colorblindness. Ouch.
    Yup, the Bears had a disappointing season–but unlike the obnoxious braggadocious Hypequeens fans, I for one never thumped my chest about how awesome they’d be; I was merely cautiously optimistic, like I am each and every year.
    You are also eye-poppingly wrong on this count–my predictions for the Vikings were pretty much dead on. And if you know me, then you know that’s true.
    I said it over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again: they would eventually meet with COLOSSAL disappointment, as they do year after year after year.
    And boy did they.
    If anything–I should be THANKED for not coming on here and rubbing your noses in it.
    You’re welcome.
    You see, the the Vikings as an organization have this problem, and it’s called hubris.
    The football gods don’t like traitorous primadonna attention-wh0res, jackass cheap-shot artist mullet-heads, pill-popping cheaters, and the like–in short, the football gods don’t like the VIKINGS, and can anyone really blame them?
    Anyone who doubts this need only look to their impressive 0-4 Super Bowl record.
    Your honor: exhibits A, B, C, and D in my argument.
    As for the Bears beating the Vikings in one game–I enjoyed it, sure.
    It’s always nice to see good triumph over evil.

  47. bluestree says: Los Vikiqueros de Mexico City? Chinga tu madre de Pervy Harvin!
    ————————————————-
    Some people are has-beens. You are a never-was.Crawl back under your bridge you pyknic old troll before you suffer a Pervy Recumbentibus of epic proportion.I can see you and old Bob Nelson dutch ruddering on a pink causeose with Packer helmets on. Seeing who spunks jumentous goo first on the others chin strap. Thanks for bearing your crusty old ass bluestree to practice archery with my arrows of adoxography. I have praised you enough. OUT
    oh yah, F MY Mother???? LOL Com mi carne puto!!

  48. Michelle Bachman should buy the Queens, she perfectly represents the IQ of your average Queens fan.

  49. Get err done! lets not forget how long the Twins had to fight to get a stadium the threat of contraction ect. I love how these Packers fans bash the Vikings but when you ask them who their favorite baseball team is 70% say its the Twins! Props to @Contra @effs420 @chickenragnarpartdeux @PURPLESTEEZ and anyone else I missed that has put these haters in their place. Hate eats the soul. Keep hating ladies! Skol

  50. chickenragnarpartdeux says:
    April 29, 2010 4:22 PM
    I don’t care about your grandpas Chicago Bears.
    Great , your franchise has a better tradition, BFD!
    what has all that have to do with 2010? Yeah, I thought so.
    _______________________________
    This might be hard for you to wrap your little chicken brain around, but, in football or in life, the past defines the present–it makes us (or our football teams) who and what we are.
    The fact that you have no appreciation for the history and traditions of the game speaks volumes about you as a Vikings fan–no wonder it was so easy for you (and many in your fanbase) to open up and say “ah” for Lord Favre.
    8 Championships and 1 Super Bowl over 90 years ISN’T that impressive, by some standards.
    But it sure as sh1t beats the Queens’ weak excuse for “legacy” (i.e. cobwebs in the trophy case).
    And without Papa Bear Halas and the Bears (and yes, the Packers), your crap-ass team wouldn’t even exist today. So you’re welcome, punk.
    No appreciation for history.
    You’re probably one of those guys that also calls veterans “baby-killers” and stuff.
    No respect for history…oh well. With L.A. calling your team and what I know of you, you’re not likely to have much in way of a future, either.

  51. Basehead says:
    April 29, 2010 4:48 PM
    Michelle Bachman should buy the Queens, she perfectly represents the IQ of your average Queens fan.
    __________________________
    Half wrong here–Al “Stuart Smalley” Franken is the much better fit.
    Insecurity.
    Identity problems.
    Questionable sexuality.
    Humorous, but not on purpose.
    It’s like they were made for each other.

  52. A word to the wise and warning to the Vikings fans. In the early 90’s the city of Cleveland chose to give the Cavaliers and Indians new stadiums and make the Browns wait.
    I don’t know the figures, but because NFL stadiums are the largest of the bunch, they’re probably more expensive. Either way, owners don’t like it when the other teams in the city get a new stadium before them.
    I may not be a Vikings fan, but having gone through the loss of a team before, I hope that the city can sort it out and keep them in Minnesota. It’s a great football city and even though you’ll never get a Packer, Lion, or Bear fan to admit it, the rivalries in the NFC North are some of the oldest and best in the NFL.

  53. Slow play is the way of the MN State Gov. It will happen but it will drag like Jimmy does on Bob when he is feeling lazy.

  54. The Jaguars will be gone soon so Minn should be happy that they just need to stall this and hope LA makes the jump for Jacksonville soon
    Jacksonville should hand themselves over as the city has no reason to keep it

  55. Every NFL fan wants the viking franchise to move because it will:
    1) Bring in more REVENUE. Teams split revenues and the metrodome is too small. Every team that has to play in the metrodome takes a revenue hit with

  56. Dewey,
    I said good for you (or your team)
    My problem is you and the pathetic packer fans that cling to history like it means something to the 2010 season, when it doesnt.
    Cling to the titles all you want, im sure Urlacher and the bears and Rodgers and the pack, take comfort in the knowledge that prior teams that they and none of the rest of their team mates had nothing to do with, won some titles years ago.
    You most definitely bragged about your team, and when they sucked ass, you disappeared.
    You did not rub it in, because you had no leg to stand on. You are one up on most packer fans, I’ll give you that, they still come on and bash, even after losing seasons.
    As for the Veterans? My step-dad was career military, was in the marines in viet nam.
    I respect the hell out of anyone that fights for our country.
    Don’t pretend like you know anything about me jack-ass.
    What any of that has to do with football, only your pathetic little mind knows.
    I respect history, I appreciate it.
    I just abhor morons like you, that have to have a blast from the past when your present day teams suck ass much as you do.
    What the Bears blew this year?
    Well at least we won titles in the 40’s………
    You are pathetic and you know it.

  57. Every NFL fan wants the viking franchise to move because it will:
    1) Bring in more REVENUE. Teams split revenues and the metrodome is too small. Every team that has to play in the metrodome takes a revenue hit with
    ————————————
    Dumbass —- that’s why the Vikings want to build a new stadium, so the don’t play in the Metrodome.
    Problem solved.
    3) The viklings have had trouble selling tickets and 2009 was not the first time they failed to sell out for a home playoff game. ATTENDANCE SUCKS in Minnesota. The local Fox affiliate has to buy tickets in order to broadcast the game locally. Certainly there are communities that support the NFL better. LA is only one of them.
    ——————————————–
    Yeah, LA is such a great market that they’ve lost 2 Pro football teams already. Plus, they already have USC —- right Reggie Bush?
    Once again, dumbass.
    4) TELEVISION RATINGS/REVENUE. Putting the franchise in a good television market will increase NFL revenue. There are plenty of NFL/Packer fans in Minnesota that will keep the television ratings up there. The increased viewership in Mexico City, Los Angeles or San Antonio will more than offset any decrease in Minnesota. For decades it has been very rare to see the vikings play anyone on national television except the Bears or Packers. The vikings have never gathered much in ratings except with Brett Favre.
    ————————————
    There are 0 (zero) Packers fans in Minnesota who didn’t swim across the river and leave Wisconsin for America, and in the process, drop the average IQs of both Wisconsin and Minnesota (and the rest of the US) in the process.
    For the third time, dumbass!!!!!
    Bob — were you breast-fed as a child — by your father?

  58. Bob Nelson says:
    April 29, 2010 6:40 PM
    Every NFL fan wants the viking franchise to move because it will:
    1) Bring in more REVENUE. Teams split revenues and the metrodome is too small. Every team that has to play in the metrodome takes a revenue hit with
    2) Ed Roski’s stadium proposal will rival Lambeau Field for the largest in the division.
    The move most helps the Bears, Lions, and Packers who are forced every season to take the financial hit of playing a game in Minnesota. This season Dallas, Miami, the Giants, Buffalo, and the Cardinals also have to take that financial hit.
    3) The viklings have had trouble selling tickets and 2009 was not the first time they failed to sell out for a home playoff game. ATTENDANCE SUCKS in Minnesota. The local Fox affiliate has to buy tickets in order to broadcast the game locally. Certainly there are communities that support the NFL better. LA is only one of them.
    4) TELEVISION RATINGS/REVENUE. Putting the franchise in a good television market will increase NFL revenue. There are plenty of NFL/Packer fans in Minnesota that will keep the television ratings up there. The increased viewership in Mexico City, Los Angeles or San Antonio will more than offset any decrease in Minnesota. For decades it has been very rare to see the vikings play anyone on national television except the Bears or Packers. The vikings have never gathered much in ratings except with Brett Favre.
    Moving the franchise is good for every other franchise and the NFL as a whole.
    ——
    HAHAHA….again…you prove you are an idiot and FEAR the Vikings. Let me shed truth to your stupid arguments.
    (1) No not every NFL fan wants them to move. Just Packer fans because if the Vikings move then the Packers can ‘claim’ first place in the NFC North. Nice try.
    (2) Vikings have sold out every single home game.
    (3) The most watched games this season belonged to the ones where the Vikings played in. I believe there were 1 or 2 that had the Cowboys in it but it most definitely belonged to the Vikings.
    AGAIN, Bob, you are envious of the Viking organization. If you were not then you wouldnt be on here trying to topply the giants of the NFC North.

  59. BOB NELSON – I actually had to come back here and re-read your post for a good laugh. HAHAHAHA. I have my employees here reading and its just ridiculous. Oh man, people just surprise me with what comes out of their heads sometimes. Thanks man, it was a rough day today at my company and this just made me laugh.

  60. @Bob Nelson
    Are you too dumb to realize that the Vikings getting a new stadium would increase profits dramatically?

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