Now that the Vikings know they’re getting a new stadium, the planning is underway to determine what, exactly, that stadium will look like. And one of the features under consideration is a partially retractable roof.
Lester Bagley, who has been overseeing all of the issues related to the new stadium for the Vikings, told the St. Paul Pioneer Press that the stadium might have a roof that opens, at least part of the way.
“It’s a fixed-roof facility, but if we can cut costs, manage costs, our goal is to have a retractable feature [such as a portion of the roof that can be opened to view downtown],” Bagley said. “Some retractable feature, we think, is important. That’s the one thing we’re working on.”
Unfortunately for those of us who believe football is meant to be played in snow, the Vikings aren’t going to be playing under an open roof in December. But a partially open roof, some of the time, will be an option.