OldPktFence gets all credit for this--it's a report on how Metropolitan Stadium had impacted the Twin Cities 10 years in, economically and culturally...in 1965. Great walk down memory lane, and somewhere Phyllis Kahn is still pissed. And that gives me much joy--Ted
For the history buffs, this is a good read. It is long but worth it. For real authenticity, you should throw on Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs, Wooly Bully.
Twin Cities fans travel an average of 11 miles to the stadium. One out of eight stop for food and beverages
before arriving at the stadium, spending an average of $2.90 per person. Two out of eight fans stop on the
way home and spend $2.42 per person.
The average out-of-town fan spends $15.90 for hotel or motel accommodations while in the Twin Cities
area. He spends about $6.98 for food and beverages, $8.36 for entertainment, $13.35 while shopping, $7.37
for gas and oil and $3.72 for public transportation.
The Stadium Club, with membership limited to stadium bondholders and season ticket buyers, had about
52,300 patrons in 1965, averaging 568 persons per event. On an average they spent 87 cents for food, $1.17
I wonder how much $1.17 will get at the new stadium?
If you drop down to the last 2-pages you can read Max Winter’s Future of the Vikings Report.
"Can you picture, for instance, the competitive nature of a division including the Vikings, Green
Bay Chicago and Detroit?"
Oh, come on Max. That will never happen.
Unfortunately, the closest many here (whipper-snappers! Get off my lawn!) will ever get to the Met is the home plate plaque down in Dora the Explorer Land in the Mall of the Northern Hemisphere (seriously, Lucy would have kicked the crap out of Dora).