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Report: Bears-Vikings heading outdoors

Discussion in 'All Other Team Discussions' started by News Bot, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. News Bot

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  2. longtimefan

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    Thought it was winterized?

    O well

    Like to see Brett play :)
     
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    Vikings pull plug on Metrodome, turn “full attention” to TCF Bank Stadium

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  4. Forget Favre

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    I wonder how many lbs of snow fell in the MetroDump and what it would have done to players or anyone had it fallen on them?
     
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    I thought it was winterized too, guess they unwinterized it or something. That stadium is small. I wonder how they are going to accomadate all the original ticket holders.
     
  6. longtimefan

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    what is winterizing a stadium?
     
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    I'm not sure all it involves but I would think in the least it would mean covering up the seats/ field, closing up the concession stands and such and generally locking the place down for the winter as nobody really plays there out of season anyway. I wonder how fast it can be un-winterized?

    Edit: Did some research on winterizing

    http://www.startribune.com/local/west/109345819.html



    TCF Bank Stadium will host Vikings game | mndaily.com - Serving the University of Minnesota Community Since 1900




    I think (don't have a source) they drain the pipes in the bathrooms and such so they don't freeze and burst. Winterizing and de-winterizing a stadium is no easy task. Snow removal alone will be time consuming.
     
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    one of the biggest issues is going to be getting the field ready as its not meant for this cold of play
     
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    also wondering how you tell 20,000 fans or so that they dont have tickets. No wonder they have problems selling season tickets.
     
  10. Kitten

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    That's a very good question. According to one of the above sites I posted, that stadium seats 15,000 less than the Metrodome. Somebody is going to get shafted? Bears fans?
     
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    They are asking fans to come and shovel out the stadium

    Lets see how many show up
     
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    so are we... guess 10x as many packer fans show up?
     
  13. Green_Bay_Packers

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    I got about 5 Vikings fan, thats my guess
     

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