More Stadium Info plus a Poll; Also, a little nugget about Favre/Rodgers

For the complete story: Check this out from Scout.comSpoiler alert:  THIS POST WILL NOT BLOW YOUR MIND HOLE AND MOST OF THE INFO IS COMMON SENSE

Common sense is always good though and plus, I want to know where you guys think the Vikings should put their new playground.  Assuming there is a new home. 


While there appears to be legitimate steam building for a proposed new stadium in Ramsey County, Lester Bagley, the Vikings vice president of public affairs and stadium development, said Tuesday that the team has other questions as the stadium process begins its way through the State Legislature.

Although the proposed Ramsey County stadium is gaining support, primarily because it is just 10 miles from the current Metrodome site, 11 miles from downtown St. Paul and very close to three major highways (I-35, Hwy. 694 and Hwy. 10) to somewhat reduce infrastructure cost concerns, there is still a strong contingent that believes a new stadium should be built on the current Metrodome site in downtown Minneapolis. With the infrastructure already in place at the current site, it would be a cost that wouldn’t be needed to be added on to the significant price tag of a new stadium.

Bagley said that if the Legislature approves a stadium on the current Metrodome site the Vikings would find themselves in a quandary. If December’s game at TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota proved anything, it was that it is ill-equipped to be an NFL stadium.

"We have a dialogue with Minneapolis," Bagley said. "We’ve had a couple of discussions with the mayor. There’s likely to a premium at the Ramsey County site because of the infrastructure cost, but if the Metrodome site would be the site, we’d have the issue of having to play at TCF Bank for probably three seasons. That’s a premium, too, because we now know, as we had our game there against the Bears Dec. 20, that’s not an NFL stadium. It’s a good college stadium, but TCF Bank doesn’t really work for the Vikings long-term. It might be a nice stop-gap, but the loss of revenues would have to be factored in. While the infrastructure is all there at the Metrodome site, having to play at another location

The Poll and yes, there's still some Favre stuff coming up(c'mon guys, get over him already)







 CBS Sportsline is reporting that Brett Favre is hoping to mend fences with Aaron Rodgers, but apparently he’s hesitant. According to the story, which quoted an unnamed Packers player, Favre feels if he calls Rodgers, it could appear as though he’s trying to steal some thunder and have it viewed as a grandstand play. If he doesn’t contact him, he would be viewed as selfish and inconsiderate, but the player was clear that he knows "Brett wants to bury the hatchet.

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