Minnesota Vikings New Stadium: The Coolest Proposed Ideas

Soven BerySenior Analyst IJanuary 12, 2012

Minnesota Vikings New Stadium: The Coolest Proposed Ideas

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    The Minnesota Vikings have long been searching for a new stadium, and after a season that most would like to forget, maybe it is time for these stadium ideas to get revamped. 

    I have searched the World Wide Web for the coolest proposed stadium ideas for the Vikes. But remember—all these ideas have a realistic shot of actually happening. 

    The final stadium ideas—Minneapolis, Ramsey County and Shakopee were all brought up to Governor Dayton earlier today. 

    So without any further ado, I present these awesome stadiums. 

Minneapolis

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    This new stadium will be named "Vikings Stadium." It will be made right on the ground of the old Metrodome. Nothing will change location-wise. 

    That being said, this new stadium idea is miles ahead of the old home for Minnesota. What will appeal to fans of this disgruntled franchise is that the new stadium keeps the Vikings in Minnesota for the next generation.

    It will also provide much-needed employment and economic activity for a city that loves their team. 

    This new state-of-the-art facility will provide a much bigger stadium with wider concourses and more restrooms. For a look at the inside of this stadium, click here

Ramsey County

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    This captivating idea is to be built in a suburb of Minneapolis named Ramsey County. The $1.1 billion retractable-roof stadium would be built 10 miles north of the Metrodome. 

    This stadium would open up shop in 2015 in Arden Hills. The Vikings will pay 39 percent for the stadium while Ramsey County would add 33 percent. But the additional third of the funding must come from the state of Minnesota. 

    There is a lot to like about this idea that would include restaurants, hotels and spas. Zygi Wilf called it a day-long experience for Vikings fans, their families and friends. 

    The only thing holding back this idea is the hefty price tag. 

Shakopee

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    Shakopee Mayor Brad Tabke announced his bid Wednesday afternoon for the new Vikings stadium. This new stadium would fit 75,000 people and 22,000 tailgaters. 

    Tabke said it would be placed near the intersection of Highway 169 and County Road 101. This stadium is to be built on a 130-acre lot. To put that in proportion, that is four times the size of the old Metrodome site. 

    Right now this project is at 900 million, which would make it cheaper than the options provided by Minneapolis or Ramsey County.

    Once the kinks get worked out, this idea looks like the front-runner for a new stadium. 

Los Angeles

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    This proposed idea is a long shot. The NFL and the Vikings want to stay in Minnesota and the three preceding proposals are the likeliest final candidates. 

    But this is LA and it just looks so cool, so I shall entertain the idea. I mean look at it.

    Are you looking? 

    This LA baby would make The House that Jerry Built look like a shanty house. I would walk 1,000 miles just to see a game here. 

    It could be versus Saint Louis. I don't care.

    The Los Angeles Vikings have a serious western calling in this new home away from home.