Wilf talks about to-be-named Vikings stadium

AP

Vikings co-owner and president Mark Wilf joined PFT Live on Thursday to talk about the new Vikings stadium, which is expected to open in 2016.

Topics included whether there will be a retractable roof, the duration of the eventual stay at TCF Bank Stadium, whether beer will be sold there (a surprisingly important issue for fans), and whether the process has begun to sell naming rights to the venue.

He offered the spot to PFT.  (We’ll try to save up as much money as we can between now and 2016.)

Wilf also addressed Adrian Peterson’s hill sprints with Percy Harvin, whether an effort will be made to recover a portion of the signing bonus paid to retired cornerback Asher Allen, whether the NFL should use a draft lottery (especially since a late-season win over the Redskins knocked the Vikings out of the Luck-Griffin zone), and what his expectations are for the team in 2012.

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25 responses to “Wilf talks about to-be-named Vikings stadium

  1. I think Mark Wilf may have already let the name slip in a video from a few weeks ago:

    http://www.vikings.com/media-vault/videos/Fans-Make-the-Difference-in-Vikings-Stadium-Push/cbb3db1b-c7f6-454b-bc68-3aa107b3e35d

    At the 03:07 mark, you can see where this might be heading…

    Timber Wolves – Target Center
    Twins – Target Field
    Vikings – Target Stadium

    Think about it, it makes sense, especially since they worked with Target Executive Vice President John Griffith on getting the stadium passed as seen here:

    http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/morning_roundup/2012/03/target-exec-helped-push-vikings.html

  2. The Pillage Village.And the defense shall be called the Pillage people……Or Purple Crush

  3. “It’s Better Than Yours Stadium.” Goes well with the superiority complexed fans.

  4. textexington says:May 31, 2012 9:34 PM

    Dungeons and Dragons LARPing Freaks at VWO Circle Jerk Field.
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    Or “textextington couldn’t do a pushup to save his mothers life and his manories jiggle when he wattles up the stairs” stadium

  5. In no particular order…

    Wait ’til Next Year Field

    Blacked Out Local Market Stadium

    3.2% Beer for Beginners Dome

    Mud Duck Field

    Good For 20 Years Maybe Dome

    Who’s Our Next Owner? Stadium

    10,000 Lake Mistake Stadium

    Wilf-ful Self Abuse Field

    The Roof Will Hold This Time Park

  6. dcoppola76 says:
    May 31, 2012 10:44 PM
    The Pillage Village.And the defense shall be called the Pillage people……
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    No, that would make it too easy for Packer fans – we’d be calling you Pillage Idiots. You gotta make us work harder than that.

  7. mediasloppy says: May 31, 2012 10:35 PM

    UnitedHealth Group tops the list of Minnesota’s Fortune 500 businesses.

    Target
    Best Buy
    Supervalu
    CHS
    3M
    Medtronics

    and several more

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    UnitedHealth Group Stadium just doesn’t sound right. Please not Target, they have their brand plastered everywhere already. Best Buy has stated they are not interested in naming rights, as business is not very good for them right now. 3M Stadium sounds fine to me. Land-O-Lakes Stadium sounds great, but there’s probably not much money in that.

  8. ragingrhyno21 says: May 31, 2012 9:14 PM

    Preparation H Field.

    ————

    Only a Packer fan would think of this. The poor diet of the typical Packer fan and those hard metal benches at Lambeau are not a good combination.

  9. crowdedtrophycase says:Jun 1, 2012 9:31 AM

    In no particular order…

    Wait ’til Next Year Field

    Blacked Out Local Market Stadium

    3.2% Beer for Beginners Dome

    Mud Duck Field

    Good For 20 Years Maybe Dome

    Who’s Our Next Owner? Stadium

    10,000 Lake Mistake Stadium

    Wilf-ful Self Abuse Field

    The Roof Will Hold This Time Park
    ———————————————————-

    It wont be a dome. The Vikings have not been blacked out in over a decade, and if they are any 5 year old with an internet connection could watch the game, and what is a mud duck? Thats just a stupid insult.

  10. sevensixtwonato says:Jun 1, 2012 11:22 AM

    crowdedtrophycase says:Jun 1, 2012 9:31 AM

    In no particular order…

    Wait ’til Next Year Field

    Blacked Out Local Market Stadium

    3.2% Beer for Beginners Dome

    Mud Duck Field

    Good For 20 Years Maybe Dome

    Who’s Our Next Owner? Stadium

    10,000 Lake Mistake Stadium

    Wilf-ful Self Abuse Field

    The Roof Will Hold This Time Park
    ———————————————————-

    It wont be a dome. The Vikings have not been blacked out in over a decade, and if they are any 5 year old with an internet connection could watch the game, and what is a mud duck? Thats just a stupid insult.
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    The term mud duck is actually a racist statement.

  11. I’m keen to “Valhalla.” However, they aren’t going to make any money with a name like that.

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