Lest you think NFL writers are the only ones struggling through the dog days of late-June (with no minicamps or OTAs to dissect), I present the season-ticket holders of the Minnesota Vikings.
That hearty group had a conference call Thursday with Vikings owner/president Mark Wilf, and vice president Lester Bagley.
When the floor was opened for questions, the very first wasn’t about ticket prices, or personal seat licenses.
According to Tom Pelissero of 1500ESPN.com, the first question of the call was about urinal technology, specifically, whether the Metrodome’s metal troughs would be carried over into the new building.
Bagley laughed, then Wilf said they still had to hire an architect but added: “I’m pretty confident on the trough issue.”
Bagley and Wilf went onto present more serious information, saying they expected to hire an architect in the next 60 to 90 days, which would mean construction could start the middle of next year.
Wilf said the team is “taking a hard look” at a retractable roof, and they’ve viewed Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis as a model.
“Some retractable feature is very important to us,” Bagley said.
Wilf said the Vikings would “most likely” have to use the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium in 2014 and 2015, before the new stadium opens in 2016.
From all of us here at PFT though, I’d like to thank the Vikings fans for making us look better by taking care of the No. 1 thing on the list first.