STAFF BLOG BISON MEDIA BLOG Frisco: Day 1
If first impressions mean anything, and they usually do, thumbs up to the host city for the Division I Football Championship Subdivision title game. At one time a small town next to a super highway, o... Posted on 1/4/12 at 7:11 PM
The Minnesota Vikings will have a translucent roof and moveable front windows on their new stadium.
Designer Bryan Trubey of Dallas-based HKS Architects presented images of the $975 million project to a crowd of fans, public officials and members of the Vikings organization Monday night. The event took place at the Guthrie Theater, a few blocks from where the stadium will be built in downtown Minneapolis.
The Minnesota Vikings will pay a hefty price while they wait for their shiny, new home to be built.
The Vikings and the University of Minnesota announced an agreement on Thursday that will allow the NFL team to play all of its home games at the Golden Gophers’ stadium in 2014 and 2015. The contract calls for the Vikings to pay the university $250,000 for every game and an additional $50,000 in concession and advertising revenue. That could add up to as much as $3 million per season above all expenses.
The future home of the San Francisco 49ers will be called Levi’s Stadium.
The 49ers and Levi Strauss & Co. announced an agreement Wednesday for a $220 million, 20-year naming rights deal for the team’s stadium in Santa Clara.
Staff encountered problems while converting the city-owned event center’s arena to a football field, according to Operations Manager Jeremy Linstad.
“The field itself was performing fine,” he said. “We were having issues with the conversion process.”
The chairwoman of the state panel overseeing Vikings stadium construction said Wednesday that she supports a sales tax on professional sports merchandise as a backup for the financially struggling project.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday that Minnesota’s Gambling Control Board should have revealed from the start that it consulted the gambling industry when compiling its projections for how much the state would raise by expanding electronic gaming to help pay for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
Rarely does anything good come from sports and politics intertwining.
But when it does, it’s worth noting.
That was the case in Minnesota last week when Gov. Mark Dayton fired a shot across the bow of the New Jersey-based owners of the Minnesota Vikings.
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