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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 8:32:58 AM   
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I thought it looked pretty damn ugly from the outside at first look last night but after looking again today I think I like it, like it alot. The inside is going to be awesome!!!

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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 8:39:44 AM  1 votes
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I think it looks like a rejected design for a conservatory. The thing is ass ugly IMO.

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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 8:45:04 AM   
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It's daring and bold. It's got such an architectural flare to it. This is the kind of stadium that is ahead of its time. I remember when cars in the 2000's starting rolling off of assembly lines and they appeared very futuristic w/ their curves and aerodynamic features. This is the same thing. Even in ten or fifteen years it won't look outdated. Much like technology and progress, this is the wave of the future. All of the natural light entering the facility gives it an organic feel. The inside looks even better. This stadium will serve as a template for those future cities that have to decide between open air vs. retractable roof. There didn't seem to be any other options, but this is a good compromise. When I saw that there was no retractable roof, I thought I'd hate it. This, however, is unique and forward-thinking. There are so may things that are changing for our beloved Vikes. State-of-the-art stadium, GM kicking ass and taking names, and a youth movement w/ players. It's exciting. Jerryworld, eat your heart out!

It's different, that's for sure.

The problem with stadiums that you think are ahead of its time.....

Think Skydome in Toronto. Ahead of its time, but not another to be built like it ever again. Olympic Stadium in Montreal...same. The new Vikings design reminds me a bit of the new Marlins stadium....ahead of its time?...or one of a kind in history? I just hope it's not outdated in 5 years like the Dome was.

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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 9:53:08 AM   
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I don't see the resemblance to Marlins Park at all.

Stade Olympique's problem wasn't that it was unique - other than the retractable roof, it wasn't. It was pretty similar to the Kingdome, which was built in the sane timeframe. The problem was the same as the problem with the Kingdome: it was built poorly. Throw in the untested technology of the roof, and little attention to fan experience, and you have a shitbox that kills franchises.

The Skydome is a different matter. I wouldn't call it dated looking. It's certainly not my favorite stadium, but it's perfectly fine looking.

I'm not worried about it looking dated. In order for something to look dated, it has to be associated with a particular time frame, which generally involves more than one example. This thing is so unique that I don't see that happening.

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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 10:24:25 AM   
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The top view looks like the world's largest garden shed.

The bottom view, on the other hand, is absomuthafuckinlutely magnificent.


The house that AD built.




Thing is a freakin work of art (Not Arturo) to me! Love it
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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 10:56:07 AM   
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I don't see the resemblance to Marlins Park at all.



No it looks more like the Crystal Cathedral. Sorry. I know it's blasphemy, but I absolutely hate it.

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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 11:06:13 AM   
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I don't see the resemblance to Marlins Park at all.



No it looks more like the Crystal Cathedral. Sorry. I know it's blasphemy, but I absolutely hate it.


That's not blasphemy. I can totally see how some would hate it, particularly those who favored a more traditional stadium. I'm glad people are having such a strong reaction to it. Lots of love, some hate, but not a whole lot of "meh". They swung for the fences on this one, and I'd much rather have that than laying down a bunt and putting up something that's been done a half dozen times already.

But the traditionalists have to admit that there are a lot of really cool features, such as the closest seats to the action in the NFL, or the huge event plaza, or the skyway connection to parking and LRT, or the two biggest HD scoreboards in the NFL, or the 1200 HD TVs around the building, etc.

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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 11:22:45 AM   
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I don't see the resemblance to Marlins Park at all.



No it looks more like the Crystal Cathedral. Sorry. I know it's blasphemy, but I absolutely hate it.







I see a resemblance.

< Message edited by twinsfan -- 5/14/2013 11:25:47 AM >


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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 11:33:12 AM   
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The only similarity I see that isn't a function of being a stadium with a roof (eg, exposed structural elements or lots of seats) is the big wall of glass. Marlins park is all curvy and white, and has a boatload of exterior structures, and is quite frankly a visual mess. Vikings stadium is all angles and dark, with a stark, clean exterior. To my eye, they couldn't be much more different.







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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 11:38:37 AM   
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How are they going to get 60,000 people through that little skyway on a cold day?
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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 11:58:13 AM   
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It reminds me of the Titanic museum in Belfast.



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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 12:04:51 PM   
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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 12:32:48 PM   
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It reminds me of the Titanic museum in Belfast.




That resemblance I can see.

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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 12:49:49 PM   
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From this:




To the new "ugly stadium"

Hopelessly crumudgeonly.

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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 12:56:03 PM   
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I like the new stadium....don't love it


Just hope game day is much better than the dome!!!


Metronome was the wort stadium I have ever been to, fwiw

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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 1:07:32 PM   
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I like the new stadium....don't love it


Just hope game day is much better than the dome!!!


Metronome was the wort stadium I have ever been to, fwiw

Ditto.

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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 1:09:02 PM   
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I can see not being in love with the new stadium...but to call it ugly? Give your head a shake!

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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 1:11:25 PM   
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Functionality first.
Aesthetics second.
Looking forward to seeing a game there.

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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 3:10:58 PM   
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Impossible to build one that everyone will love at first glance. I'm happy that it's something that can be used year round. Building a retractable roof would have been so expensive for the sake of 10 Viking games. I'm glad they saved their money and still yielded something that feels more open.

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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 3:21:23 PM   
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All you have to do is like the inside, and how can anyone not? Who cares what it looks like on the outside. I couldn't recognize 10% of the stadiums from the outside....
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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 3:27:38 PM   
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Impossible to build one that everyone will love at first glance. I'm happy that it's something that can be used year round. Building a retractable roof would have been so expensive for the sake of 10 Viking games. I'm glad they saved their money and still yielded something that feels more open.


And they wouldn't have had it open for 10 games. I'd be surprised if they had it open for more than 3 or 4 games a year.

The Colts had their roof open 21 times in their first 4 seasons.
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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 3:29:30 PM   
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All you have to do is like the inside, and how can anyone not? Who cares what it looks like on the outside. I couldn't recognize 10% of the stadiums from the outside....


Well, those of us who live in the cities (and in particular Minneapolitans) probably have a right to care about how it looks from outside, given that we'll see it a lot more of the time than game day. I think I like it, and I love that this is probably going to be part of the 10% you'll recognize.

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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 3:32:45 PM   
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I can see not being in love with the new stadium...but to call it ugly? Give your head a shake!



It is EXTREMELY ugly when looking at it from the non-glass side.

Since the glass side is so amazingly beautiful it makes the other side look even more ugly.


Does that side face St.Paul?
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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 4:01:18 PM   
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I like it. The sense of a Viking ship was achieved IMHO.

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RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 5/14/2013 4:12:02 PM   
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The ugly side is going to be lined with that beautiful Minnesota limestone, isn't it? (like Target Field)

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