Vikes To Get New Retractable-Roof Stadium

AP is happy about roofs.

Per the announcement of the Vikings themselves:

Ramsey County officials announced today they have reached an agreement with the Minnesota Vikings to be the team’s local partner in the effort to secure a new stadium in Minnesota. The site of the publicly-owned stadium – a new retractable-roof, multi-purpose facility – will be the former Twin Cities Army Ammunitions Plant (TCAAP) property in Arden Hills

This is nice. The collapse of the Metrodome, and the silly people of Minny-SP not necessarily wanting to pay for the whole thing, will push them out to Arden Hills.

It won't just be for NFL football, though:

 The location and the retractable roof will also make the new stadium an attractive option to potentially host large-scale events like European and Major League Soccer, the NCAA Final Four, college football Bowl games and a Super Bowl. Finally, with an estimated 21,000 parking spaces, the site will bring back the long-time tailgating tradition, give the team and its fans a "Vikings destination" and make NFL games a day-long fan experience with friends and family.

 

Vikings destination? Gag me. What do you think?

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