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The university have shown what they're new stadium will look like. Here's the pictures:


It's a nice look, but the endzone's are facing east-west. Without a European-style roof, it's going to be hard to watch.
 

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It's a nice look, but the endzone's are facing east-west. Without a European-style roof, it's going to be hard to watch.
EAST-WEST?

WTF? As far as i know, there are only two other stadiums in the nation that face East-West (one is oklahoma state's stadium & i forgot the other). Regardless, its a gorgeous stadium.

Will it be on campus?
 

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Yes, 40Acres. TCF Bank stadium will be on the Minneapolis campus.
 

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a lot of us american football stadiums leave one endzone "unfinished" as us europeans see it to allow for future expansion/the addition of temporary seating.

for a college stadium it does look very nice, but still lacking a roof, im guessing the weather in minnesota state will mean they dont get rained out a lot!it also means future expansion on the tops of the side stands is a lot easier
 

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Why can't the Vikings share this stadium?
It is too small for the Vikings. The Gophers have long complained that the Metrodome is too large for the average sized crowd they draw.

Does Minnesota need three 50, 000 plus seat stadiums? University Vikings Twins
Two reasons:

1 - The Twin Cities have proven with not just one, but two stadia [Metrodome, Metropolitain Stadium] that co-habitation does not work well. All three tenants find their current home inadequate for different reasons.

2 - Ownership of revenue-generating suites. At the moment the Vikings own them all in the Metrodome, leaving the Twins / Gophers nothing.

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You Europeans and your roofs...

:yes: It does not rain in Minneapolis, it SNOWS! American football is played in any weather with the exception of lightning.

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I know this roof debate has been done a million times before and I'm really not attempting to re-heat the argument, but there is an inherent irony to this.

We're talking about a nation where the well-being of the consumer is paramount. If you want a cup holder in your seat, you got it. If you want a Godzillatron screen the width of the pitch, it's there. Internet access? No problem, dude. Consequently, it would appear that the fans are so cosseted that places like the Metrodome just aren't good enough any more (where I suspect anywhere else, they would be perfectly reasonable).

However, suggest that a roof may be an idea because, well, it snows a bit and, you know, as we're all warm-blooded mammals after all, you'd think it would stand to reason that viewer comfort is as big a priority as everything else that a new stadium so expensively assembles, and there's uproar.

I know it's a cultural thing that is seen as part of the whole experience and you may think Europeans are somehow deficient not to share it but even you must appreciate the apparent paradox it belies.

BTW, standing in the Fulwell end of the old Roker Park in Sunderland in February with the wind coming straight off the North Sea wasn't much of a picnic either - and that was under a roof. It makes me cold, just remembering it.
 

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I know it's a cultural thing that is seen as part of the whole experience and you may think Europeans are somehow deficient not to share it but even you must appreciate the apparent paradox it belies.
Apologies... To debate "roofs" is silly, it is a personal preference. Did not mean to go there.

I do appreciate the paradox... I guess it is just one of those "American" things. :yes:

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We don't think anyone is deficient. I think its just old that people continue to ask about roofs as if we are poor and can't afford them. This is college football we're talking about. Roofs shouldn't even be discussed, nor should the horseshoe debate. That's just part of the culture of college football. And again about the weather, our weather is simply different. Just like the roofs at German Stadiums are different from English roofs. I can't be the only one that sees that.

Anyways, beautiful college football stadium.
 

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Living in the Twin Cities, I'll have to go there for the opening game. Looks like a great stadium. What's weird is that I believe it will have seats instead of benches, a real rarity for a college stadium.
 
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