Talk Vikes and Other MN Sports Talk Vikes and Other MN Sports

Forums  Register  Login  My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums 

Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ  Ticket List  Log Out

RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread

 
Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [The Minnesota Vikings] >> Vikes Talk >> RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread Page: <<   < prev  54 55 56 57 [58]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 9/19/2017 1:20:18 PM   
thebigo


Posts: 24374
Joined: 7/14/2007
Status: online
quote:

ORIGINAL: Mark Anderson

quote:

ORIGINAL: David F.

US Bank Stadium

Pros:

It's here. Above all else at least the damn team didn't move. This should count for 30 pros.

It's beautiful.

The big doors are really neat especially when open.

The score boards are fantastic.

The clear half of the roof is neat.

The plaza outside of the legacy gate (big doors) is well laid out and lots of fun.

The park just to the west of the plaza is even nicer with green grass and tons of fun things to see or participate in.

Good access with light rail.

Variable pricing (makes the preseason games cheaper and the regular season games more expensive.)

Cons:

Tailgating is on the verge of extinction. This should count as 15 cons.

It's nearly impossible to get in line for concessions, get them, and get back to your seat in under 30 minutes.

Concessions are overpriced even by stadium standards and quality doesn't match.

Entry is a clusterf*%k. This is getting better but they need to make an effort to get people to use the gate that's printed on their ticket. If 66,000 people come to the game it feels as though 65,999 of them all enter the legacy gate.

Very few of the features of the app actually work inside the stadium. We were promised replay, concessions ordering, concessions delivery, injury reports, and game breaks. As of today none of those features work.



The thing that really gets me is that with the exception of the tailgating
- all of the cons I listed are fixable. They don't seem to care enough to fix them though. I've filled out every STO survey sent to me and emailed every specific problem (including my online order during a preseason game which took my money but sent me to a concession stand that didn't exist). No response. Conversely, should I go three days past the due date of the tickets I get a personal call on my cell phone.

Greedy bastards probably want everyone to go into the stadium early and drink high priced booze.


Personally I don't think there should be any Wifi or phone data coverage in the stadium. I see loads of people with their faces stuck in their phones virtually the entire game. You'd think they were driving their cars.
Post #: 1426
RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 9/19/2017 1:21:22 PM   
thebigo


Posts: 24374
Joined: 7/14/2007
Status: online
quote:

ORIGINAL: Ian Joseph

quote:

ORIGINAL: Aaron Cross

Atlanta got their stadium right. We screwed ours up. Again.


You learned that from TV? Have you been to our stadium?


Or Atlanta's for that matter.
Post #: 1427
RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 9/20/2017 11:45:53 AM   
Ian Joseph


Posts: 15399
Joined: 7/15/2007
From: Los Angeles, CA
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: David F.

quote:

ORIGINAL: bohumm

quote:

ORIGINAL: David Levine

quote:

ORIGINAL: David F.

Concessions are overpriced even by stadium standards and quality doesn't match.



That was the one thing that really stood out about Atlanta's stadium. That Arthur Blank mandated super cheap concessions whenever the stadium is used for anything.



Total agreement. My wife and I actually rewound because we thought we misunderstood. Kudos to Blank.



A Billionaire that continues to make billions and doesn't feel the need to squeak out a few extra hundred thousand on the backs of loyal fans. I'll make a bold prediction and predict that the Atlanta stadium revenues from concessions will be every bit as much as those that gouge. There's still profit in Atlanta's lower prices - the fans might just buy MORE of each thing. I'll be watching that with curiosity.


The only thing to counter this thought is the Falcons absolutely BLED it's fan base on the PSL pricing. No idea what ticket prices are either. So, perhaps, giving cheap concessions was the very least that they could do for football.

But, the pricing staying consistent throughout other venue functions is extremely honorable.

_____________________________

Hate the message, not the messenger.

Enjoy the process; crave the goal.

Believe.
Post #: 1428
RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 9/20/2017 7:29:34 PM   
Ricky J


Posts: 13662
Joined: 7/19/2007
From: Lock 10
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: thebigo

quote:

ORIGINAL: Ian Joseph

quote:

ORIGINAL: Aaron Cross

Atlanta got their stadium right. We screwed ours up. Again.


You learned that from TV? Have you been to our stadium?


Or Atlanta's for that matter.

Maybe this is the Twin Towers guy?
Post #: 1429
RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 9/20/2017 7:38:21 PM   
Todd M

 

Posts: 37121
Joined: 7/14/2007
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Ricky J

quote:

ORIGINAL: thebigo

quote:

ORIGINAL: Ian Joseph

quote:

ORIGINAL: Aaron Cross

Atlanta got their stadium right. We screwed ours up. Again.


You learned that from TV? Have you been to our stadium?


Or Atlanta's for that matter.

Maybe this is the Twin Towers guy?


Good catch.

Was it Twin Domes?

_____________________________

I say Nay Nay!
Post #: 1430
RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 9/20/2017 7:59:31 PM   
Ricky J


Posts: 13662
Joined: 7/19/2007
From: Lock 10
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Todd M

quote:

ORIGINAL: Ricky J

quote:

ORIGINAL: thebigo

quote:

ORIGINAL: Ian Joseph

quote:

ORIGINAL: Aaron Cross

Atlanta got their stadium right. We screwed ours up. Again.


You learned that from TV? Have you been to our stadium?


Or Atlanta's for that matter.

Maybe this is the Twin Towers guy?


Good catch.

Was it Twin Domes?

I think you're right ...
Post #: 1431
RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 9/21/2017 9:08:04 AM   
Sandman

 

Posts: 518
Joined: 4/6/2017
Status: offline
Now I'm reading scheduled repairs are behind schedule, and there's a huge rush to get them done by the super bowl. Billion dollar piece of garbage.
Post #: 1432
RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 9/22/2017 7:54:59 AM   
Todd M

 

Posts: 37121
Joined: 7/14/2007
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Sandman

Now I'm reading scheduled repairs are behind schedule, and there's a huge rush to get them done by the super bowl. Billion dollar piece of garbage.


Everyone's allowed an opinion. Even idiots.

_____________________________

I say Nay Nay!
Post #: 1433
RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 9/22/2017 8:37:48 AM   
joejitsu

 

Posts: 9676
Joined: 3/21/2010
From: 60411
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: David Levine

quote:

ORIGINAL: David F.

Concessions are overpriced even by stadium standards and quality doesn't match.



That was the one thing that really stood out about Atlanta's stadium. That Arthur Blank mandated super cheap concessions whenever the stadium is used for anything.




Wow. Compared to Soldier Field, those prices are almost free. But, everything is overpriced here.
Post #: 1434
RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 9/22/2017 8:46:47 AM   
Phil Riewer


Posts: 14560
Joined: 8/24/2007
From: MN
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Sandman
Now I'm reading scheduled repairs are behind schedule, and there's a huge rush to get them done by the super bowl. Billion dollar piece of garbage.


Would you rather watch a game in TCF, Met, or Metrodome instead?

Same for Twins....Met, Metrodome, or Target....Target is such a great experience.

_____________________________

SSG Riewer, Greg A Co 2/136 CAB
KIA 23 March 2007 Habbaniyah Iraq
Post #: 1435
RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 10/31/2017 11:01:38 AM   
Ian Joseph


Posts: 15399
Joined: 7/15/2007
From: Los Angeles, CA
Status: offline
Since people were dissing our new stadium, citing how the Falcons got it right, I give you this.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/10/31/falcons-stadium-roof-is-springing-a-leak/

No new construction is immune to problems.

_____________________________

Hate the message, not the messenger.

Enjoy the process; crave the goal.

Believe.
Post #: 1436
RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 10/31/2017 11:49:16 AM   
Lynn G.


Posts: 29173
Joined: 7/15/2007
Status: offline
So true. Even multimillion dollars homes or offices have things happen. Whether man-made, or nature-made, nothing in this world is perfection.

_____________________________

Those who observe tyranny in silence are complicit.
Post #: 1437
RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 10/31/2017 1:24:39 PM   
David F.


Posts: 6740
Joined: 12/31/2007
Status: offline
My main complaints were congestion at the Legacy Gates, slow concessions, and lack/absence of tailgating. They actually fixed or mostly fixed the first two and I'll give them credit for that and have emailed the organization thanking them for correcting those problems.

The tailgating just keeps getting worse though. Try google maps for various NFL stadiums and choose the satellite view to get a good idea of just how terrible our situation is. And remember - the photo used for ours was taken BEFORE they removed two more of the few lots that were there to begin with.

_____________________________

I've come to the conclusion that I'm in an unhealthy co-dependent relationship with the Vikings. Damn it.
Post #: 1438
RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread - 10/31/2017 2:43:31 PM   
Lynn G.


Posts: 29173
Joined: 7/15/2007
Status: offline
It's true David. Once the decision was made to keep the stadium downtown tailgaters were toast. So sad to see such an important part of the gameday experience for tens of thousands of fans dwindling away.

_____________________________

Those who observe tyranny in silence are complicit.
Post #: 1439
Page:   <<   < prev  54 55 56 57 [58]
All Forums >> [The Minnesota Vikings] >> Vikes Talk >> RE: Vikes New Stadium Thread Page: <<   < prev  54 55 56 57 [58]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts




Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.5.5 Unicode