Security will be increased at Vikings stadium site

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Whenever security is easily compromised at any supposedly secure location, the knee-jerk reaction is to increase security. And so, in the wake of a photographer gaining easy access to the Vikings stadium site last month, security will be increased there.

Scott Heins gained access to the property, took a slew of photos, and posted an item about the experience earlier this week on Deadspin. Via the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Vikings called the activity “illegal and dangerous.”

Predictably, the folks who failed to properly secure the site are now declaring that it will be properly secured going forward. And they’ll also try to pursue criminal charges against Heins for trespassing on the site that was way too easy to trespass on.

81 responses to “Security will be increased at Vikings stadium site

  1. The trespasser broke the law and should be prosecuted. The only security that should be necessary should be a lock on the door. Anyone bypassing that lock knows that he’s trespassing and should be punished. Why is that a difficult concept to understand?

  2. The statement regarding the incident was issued by the construction company building the stadium. Not the Vikings.

  3. Trespassing? So what? Everyone does it. Why is this guy being singled out? The haters are probably just jealous of his success. Free Scott Heins.

  4. In keeping with the concerns about trespassing, all security personel will be issued 105mm howitzers and rpg launchers. There will be discussion about also giving them shoulder launched SAMs and nuclear tipped tactical weapons to protect the site. The secrecy of what is going on at a construction site must be protected from the public at all costs.

    /sarcasm/

  5. “Packer fans want to see what a real stadium looks like!”

    We get to see the realest of stadiums on a consistent basis. You know, the one that people come from all over the world just to visit and pay homage. The one that the Cowboys came to visit the day before their playoff game last year so their players would not be completely overwhelmed by its mystique on game day. The one that is know throughout the world as the most iconic sporting venue in all of America. What we wanted to see here is what the Wilf’s fleeced you for.

    Nice “McStadium.”

  6. Having the most iconic stadium in the NFL while being the #1 game experience 4 years running we are quite happy with ours, thank you.

  7. I learned as a kid that you’re not supposed to play in construction sites, but I guess I can’t blame a guy too much for wanting a sneak peek at what will be the best stadium in the NFL.

  8. mandtowens says:
    Jun 20, 2015 9:19 AM

    The only security that should be necessary should be a lock on the door.
    —————————–
    Exactly what door would that be? This is a construction site for a football stadium, not someone’s house.

  9. Word on the street was the sighting of Elvis, the Loch Ness Monster, Jimmy Hoffa, Bigfoot, the JFK shooter in the grassy knoll and L Ron Hubbard at the new stadium. Come to find out it was just another urban myth about the sighting of a competent Vikings QB.
    Which one will be photograhed first? My bet’s on Hoffa.

  10. I guess assuming the best of people and thinking they are inately good people and not insane is a flaw in our collective personality up here, in that regard I must admit we are behind the rest of America. I just don’t know where to begin in forming the psyche of a paranoid 2nd grade teacher like 95% of Americans these days…

  11. The one that is know throughout the world as the most iconic sporting venue in all of America. What we wanted to see here is what the Wilf’s fleeced you for.

    ))))))))))))))

    Cabbage don’t kid yourself.
    Phony stock fleeced fans. Tax payers in Wi also fleeced.You want a NFL team you have to pay. That is how it is set up today. Not saying it is right. But with LA hanging over cities heads cities do not want to blink. Aluminum seats with no backs fans fleeced.

  12. You are incorrect. Those that wish to contribute do, those that do not wish to contribute aren’t forced into it.

    LA is no threat to the Packers, never has been, and never will be. The Packers cannot be moved. Period. 15 years from now, how hard are the Wilf’s going to fleece you for their next “McStadium?”

    The benches have been voted on on more than one occasion, and the vote has been to keep the benches. We like them and that’s good. You don’t like them? That’s even better. Stay home. You won’t be missed.

  13. Phony stock fleeced fans. Tax payers in Wi also fleeced.
    ————

    Stock is valued based on return on investment. 13 Championships (most in the NFL) is a very good ROI.

    Taxpayers actually got to vote about the stadium in GB. The people who bought stock had a choice to buy or not as well.

    When did Vikings fans get to vote on tax funds paying for their new stadium?

  14. As a Pats fan with no dog in this fight, here is my view: Lambeau is iconic and if you want tradition and heritage, you go to Lambeau; the new Vikings stadium will be state of the art, so if you want comfort and high tech, you go there. Each has it owns attributes.

  15. I’m so sick of hearing about our “phony stock”. All that was was a novel way to contribute to the team. I promise you that not a single purchaser thought they were actually buying ownership. Now raising taxes to fund a new stadium, that’s a different story. Voluntary vs mandatory. I know which word I prefer.

  16. Yes, by all means, enjoy your shiny new (Place Logo Here) stadium.
    Just be sure to step over all of the dead birds as you enter.

    I’ll always take the great, iconic parks and fields like Fenway, Wrigley and Lambeau.
    History and tradition trumps shiny objects any day.

  17. The Vikings still will be playing there so the old adage fits here in that you can put lipstick and a dress on a pig but its still a pig.

  18. The 2000 renovation of Lambeau was paid for not only with phoney stock but with a Brown County tax and PSL fees on season ticket holders.

    Dolts that buy the stock always seem to not remember the latter two.

  19. Their Super Bowl win and all of their conference championships came when they had an outdoor stadium. The dome made them soft.

  20. Wonder if Heins will get put on an exemption list by deadspin, paid for an entire year while he goes through the legalities, be offered his job back at a higher salary than previous year only to be pissed off at deadspin for his own wrong doing…….?

  21. I hope most of the stadium trash talking that I am reading is in good fun. As a Vikings fan, I’m looking forward to the new Vikings stadium (though I wish I was a regular open air stadium). That said, there is no better place to see a game than Lambeau Field. So much tradition, a great atmosphere, and just an all around awesome experience. It’s been a real treat to attend a handful of games in Green Bay over the years and it’s something that any fan of any team should have on their bucket list. The longtime Packer fans are great. Plenty of friendly jabs back and forth all made in good fun, and it has always concluded with a handshake regardless of which team wins. There are a lot of obnoxious younger fans who don’t seem to comprehend the meaning of a friendly rivalry, but that’s certainly not exclusive to Green Bay. Here’s hoping the younger fans on both sides of the river mature and keep this rivalry fun.

  22. I see a lot of the same Packers lovers posting multiple times on Vikings stories. Fixated, bored, or just not much going on in your life other than some Super Bowl wins from years ago that you contributed nothing to. Whatever floats your boat I guess.

  23. universalchurchoftruth says:
    Jun 20, 2015 12:47 PM

    The 2000 renovation of Lambeau was paid for not only with phoney stock but with a Brown County tax and PSL fees on season ticket holders.

    Dolts that buy the stock always seem to not remember the latter two.
    *********************************************************

    The fact that the citizens of Brown County voted on the referendum for a sales tax to help fund the renovations of 2000 has been mentioned numerous times on several posts, including this one.
    And the PSLs, like their ticket prices were more than reasonable.

    Not quite sure where the confusion lies.

    Though the last reno of the South end zone was paid off entirely with sold stock.

    And not a single bird was harmed in the process.

  24. So much jealousy from packer fans regarding our new stadium.

    Just sell 500 rounds of stock and you might have one of your own.

  25. Lambeau will NEVER host a Super Bowl; NCAA Final Four; NCAA Football Championship….etc

    Makes a nice place for weddings, though.

  26. I’m working on this site and I’ve been told they can’t prosecute because they weren’t any no trespassing signs posted. They put them up yesterday so if anybody gets any bright ideas they will now be subject to prosecution…

  27. This is actually a good move by the Vikings.

    With all the Somali terrorists in the Minneapolis area, you never know what might happen.

  28. The reason for said desires to keep unauthorized people out of construction sites is insurance. If this idiot had gone inside and fallen from the mezzanine and died then the stadium builders and the Vikings would get sued and lose because he was a GD moron. Sometimes stupidity pays very well.

  29. This is similar to deflategate. It’s what photographerrs do. Stadium security is fully to blame, but now they want to press charges against the poor guy because they let one slip. The stadium security, and the commissioner, need to own up to their failings.

  30. The stadium already looks more comfortable than Lambeau. Why wouldn’t it? The largest seats in the NFL, the largest drink holders, molded hand prints in the seats to make it easier to sit on your hands, you can order donuts wrapped in bacon and dipped in ranch dressing without leaving your seat, and unobstructed views for everyone because nobody ever has a reason to stand up.

    Big time comfy.

  31. It isn’t a stadium.
    When finished it will be an indoor arena.
    It will have passive solar heating much like a greenhouse with all the glass.

    The problem will be that those in the inner city will be firing upon the glass which will have to be replaced even after pellet gun strikes. Even more after disappointing performances.

    It will be interesting to see how they attempt to keep the glass clean on both sides.

  32. It will take a grand total of one endangered, migratory, Whooping Crane death to bring nightmare upon nightmare down upon them. And you can bet your last dollar that PETA et al will be watching closely.

    I’m thinking “dead bird detail” may be a pretty good gig for those that have the stomach for it. Seriously. Just don’t be the poor guy that gets caught covering up the death of a whooper.

  33. bobnelsonjr says:
    Jun 20, 2015 5:52 PM

    The problem will be that those in the inner city will be firing upon the glass which will have to be replaced even after pellet gun strikes. Even more after disappointing performances.
    —–
    As far as I know only one stadium has ever had bullet holes found in it and it was the atrium at lambeau field.

  34. it’s not gold…..it’s yellow says:
    Jun 20, 2015 2:12 PM
    Lambeau will NEVER host a Super Bowl; NCAA Final Four; NCAA Football Championship….etc

    Makes a nice place for weddings, though.

    =================================

    Green Bay will never host a Super Bowl, but how bitter will you be when Green Bay wins yet another Lombardi Trophy on your turf???

  35. You need to get outside of your bubble a little further. Never mind. Stay in your bubble as long as you’d like. In fact, while you’re in there, go ahead and invite some of your little friends in as well.

  36. The 2000 renovation of Lambeau was paid for not only with phoney stock but with a Brown County tax and PSL fees on season ticket holders.

    Dolts that buy the stock always seem to not remember the latter two.

    —————–

    Wrong. No PSL fee. There was a sales tax increase but it was voted for by the citizens of Green Bay which is more choice than the citizens of Minneapolis got.

  37. I totally expected to be seeing comments tying this Scott Heins character to Bill Belechick!

    Oh well.

  38. pkrlvr says:
    Jun 20, 2015 11:40 AM

    I’m so sick of hearing about our “phony stock”.

    )))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    Ummm well that is what they sold. For $200 you got a piece of paper that look like stock from the team.The organization said it wasn’t really stock in the team though. So therefore it is phony stock. What do you call it? The team itself called it stocks, even though they said it wasn’t real. Only in GB.

  39. The additional security is to prevent Viking fans from stealing urinals. They like urinals. Even as furniture.

  40. The team, and everyone that owns it, calls it souvenir stock. Don’t like it? Don’t buy it. Maybe spend your money on a nice Adrian Peterson jersey instead. Wear it proudly.

  41. fmc651 says:
    Jun 21, 2015 12:47 AM
    The team itself called it stocks, even though they said it wasn’t real. Only in GB.
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////

    Only in Green Bay. You are correct. You can only purchase this common stock during offering periods and only in Green Bay. It is a voluntary contribution by the fans to the effective operation of the Green Bay Packers. It is usually framed and hung on a wall as a souvenir, much in the same manner as an “official” replica NFL jersey, also not “real.”

    But I’m certain there are many Moss and Favre souvenir jerseys purchased for a similar amount, and no longer on display.

    In the meantime, the purchasers of the 360,000 shares of Packer stock, from around the world, can enjoy the novelty for the next 100 years, and they helped expand Lambeau Field by 6,500 seats.

    Can your jersey do that?

  42. The old met (original Vikings stadium) is now the Mall of America, hence the appropriateness of the Paul Blart photo.

    This stadium will be gorgeous, state of the art, but a part of me wishes they could stay in TCF. Probably not the part of me that would go to a game in a blizzard, mind you, but enjoy watching it from somewhere warm…

    Well, we got one more season to see if it happens…

  43. stellarperformance says:
    Jun 21, 2015 12:46 PM
    fmc651 says:
    Jun 21, 2015 12:47 AM
    The team itself called it stocks, even though they said it wasn’t real. Only in GB.
    ///////////////////////////////////////////////

    Only in Green Bay. You are correct. You can only purchase this common stock during offering periods and only in Green Bay. It is a voluntary contribution by the fans to the effective operation of the Green Bay Packers. It is usually framed and hung on a wall as a souvenir, much in the same manner as an “official” replica NFL jersey, also not “real.”

    But I’m certain there are many Moss and Favre souvenir jerseys purchased for a similar amount, and no longer on display.

    In the meantime, the purchasers of the 360,000 shares of Packer stock, from around the world, can enjoy the novelty for the next 100 years, and they helped expand Lambeau Field by 6,500 seats.

    Can your jersey do that?
    —–
    LOL – the lengths people will go to in order to feel important. “But…I’m an NFL owner!”

  44. contra74 says:
    Jun 21, 2015 1:55 PM

    LOL – the lengths people will go to in order to feel important. “But…I’m an NFL owner!”

    =========================================

    Jealousy comes in all sorts of colors, but most often purple.

  45. ……….the lengths people will go to in order to feel important. “But…I’m an NFL owner!”
    //////////////////////////

    Feel important? No. That would be the result for Viking fans if the Vikings could sell stock, which they can’t.

    No. It’s something different for us. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We enjoy football and we enjoy life. We can point to the stock on the wall at any time and gave a good laugh. We know what it is and we knew what it was when we bought it.

    You, on the other hand, cannot grasp the concept. We can also point to a cheesehead and have a good laugh, because we don’t care what you think. We can also point to a visiting Viking fan wearing his scarf strategically, his sunglasses at night, and constantly checking himself out in reflective glass. You know, because he’s so cool.

    We laugh at that too.

  46. it’s not gold…..it’s yellow says:
    Jun 20, 2015 2:12 PM
    Lambeau will NEVER host a Super Bowl; NCAA Final Four; NCAA Football Championship….etc

    Makes a nice place for weddings, though.

    ………………………………………………………………………………………….

    One other thing Lambeau will never host is an empty trophy case, unlike your two previous failed venues and soon to be third. You would think that Vikings management would realize that it isn`t the stadium, its the Vikings.

  47. No. It’s something different for us. We don’t take ourselves too seriously. We enjoy football and we enjoy life. We can point to the stock on the wall at any time and gave a good laugh. We know what it is and we knew what it was when we bought it.
    —————————–
    Wow, you really do think a lot of yourself, don’t you?

  48. Can your jersey do that!

    )))))))))))))))))))))

    I do not wear jerseys. Common phoney stocks are nothing to brag about. Fleeced.

  49. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Jun 20, 2015 1:17 PM

    They’ve never had a Super Bowl win. None. Zero. Never.

    )))))))))))))))))))))

    What happen to your line you only post as a respondent? Never really was true. You are a common troll saying the typical packer troll stuff. Here is a good example. You haven’t won a SB and you never will. Just an absurd comment. Never is a long time cabbage head.

  50. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Jun 21, 2015 11:05 AM

    The team, and everyone that owns it, calls it souvenir stock.

    )))))))))))))))

    No cabbage stop trying, the team never once called it souvenir stock. The NFL OWNS the packers and that’s why they have been able to keep that team a float.

  51. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Jun 21, 2015 11:05 AM

    The team, and everyone that owns it, calls it souvenir stock.
    —————————
    I have heard Packer fans call it charity but not souvenir stock. It is really funny to me the MM and TT are pulling in 7 and 8 figure salaries while collecting ‘charity’ and ‘souvenir’ money.

    There are no two ways about it. The NFL did not shut down the phoney stock because they did not like it, they shut down the phoeny stock because it was bilking the fans.

  52. cheeseisfattening says:
    Jun 21, 2015 6:40 PM
    Wow, you really do think a lot of yourself, don’t you?
    ////////////////////////////////////////////

    “The faults you seek to identify in others, are usually the faults to be found in oneself.”

    -Vince Lombardi

  53. fmc651 says:
    Jun 21, 2015 7:26 PM
    …….stop trying, the team never once called it souvenir stock.
    ///////////////////////////

    Honestly, do you think the team needed to call it souvenir stock without every purchaser knowing that is exactly what it was?

    360,000 people were “fleeced?” Hardly.

    Wise up.

  54. There is only one reason and one reason only Viking fans are so obsessed with the Packer stock and the benefits it provides to the Packers.

    They can’t do it.

  55. fmc651 says:
    Jun 21, 2015 7:01 PM
    Common phoney stocks are nothing to brag about.
    ////////////////////////////

    OK. Nobody is bragging. It is what it is. Get over it.

  56. They will also have to keep Frosty the Snowman from gaining access through the roof.

  57. cheeseisfattening says:
    Jun 21, 2015 8:26 PM
    There are no two ways about it. The NFL did not shut down the phoney stock because they did not like it, they shut down the phoeny stock because it was bilking the fans.
    /////////////////////////////////

    You are wrong. The NFL has placed a hold on the ability of the Packers to sell more stock, because it might be an unfair advantage over other teams. If they do allow additional stock sales (TBD,) the money must go into stadium improvements, not operating expenses. The current hold has absolutely nothing to do with protecting the consumer, and never did.

    I’d say nice try……..but it wasn’t.

  58. stellarperformance says:
    Jun 21, 2015 5:05 PM

    You, on the other hand, cannot grasp the concept. We can also point to a cheesehead and have a good laugh, because we don’t care what you think. We can also point to a visiting Viking fan wearing his scarf strategically, his sunglasses at night, and constantly checking himself out in reflective glass. You know, because he’s so cool.

    stellarperformance says:
    Jun 21, 2015 8:27 PM

    “The faults you seek to identify in others, are usually the faults to be found in oneself.”

    -Vince Lombardi

    ————–
    Enough said

  59. Don’t get me wrong. I think was the Green Bay Packers did was simply amazing. If you can get by using the local high school stadium for your games and bilk the local yocals into buying “stock” to pay for upgrades to it you are doing something right.

  60. No. It’s something different for us. We don’t take ourselves too seriously.

    ———————–

    Agree to disagree on that one…

  61. what makes you so sure your team will be playing in the super bowl in minneapolis in january 2019? last I checked the packers have been to one super bowl in the 17 seasons since 1997. you might want to stop choking in the playoffs 4 straight years (and counting) before predicting you’ll make the super bowl 3 years from now.

  62. Nobody is bragging. It is what it is.

    )))))))))))))))))))))

    It’s not worth bragging about or buying but it happened. You get over it. You guys are suckers for buying phony stocks.

  63. The Viking fans themselves turned this storyline about their new stadium into something else altogether…..the marketing genius of the Packer stock.

    Does anyone, at all, require further evidence of the depths to which we are inside their heads?

    We own them.

  64. We own them.

    ———————

    Glad you don’t take yourselves too seriously…

  65. stellarperformance says:
    Jun 21, 2015 9:51 PM

    There is only one reason and one reason only Viking fans are so obsessed

    ))))))))))))))))))))000

    Dude you don’t see me on every packer story. You comment on every vikings story. But vikings fans are obsessed. Stop projecting.

  66. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    Jun 20, 2015 1:17 PM

    They’ve never had a Super Bowl win.None. Zero. Never.

    ))))))))))))))))

    You can’t be a packer fan without saying this absurd statement. “The vikings will NEVER win a SB”. They have a couple more too , like off season SB champions. But not many as they aren’t too clever there cheese. So they just repeat it over and over again. Simpletons.

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