Metrodome ranked worst NFL stadium by Yahoo
The Metrodome, looking rough.
Talk about getting kicked when you're down -- or maybe deflated: The Metrodome has been ranked as the worst stadium in the National Football League.
And to make matters worse, the cheeseheads get to gloat, because Lambeau Field took top honors in the same survey published by Yahoo Sports. Ouch.
Yahoo didn't exactly wow us with some of its subjective methodology: Stadium "architecture" was judged by whether or not a venue looked cool on television.
Maybe we're just overly sensitive about that category, since the collapsed dome has all the allure of a trash bag caught in a snow bank right now. But Yahoo didn't even bother giving the dome a name, just "what the hell do you people call it these days?" That stings.
It also adds ammunition to the Vikings' owners demands for a new stadium.
The Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission voted earlier this month to replace the collapsed 10-acre roof rather than make repairs. And while the Vikings said they welcomed the move, they reminded the commission, and everyone else, that they want a new stadium, and will not renew their Metrodome lease when it expires at the end of the coming season.
This does not look very cool on television.
Here's the rankings:
1. Lambeau Field (Green Bay Packers) 2. Cowboys Stadium (Dallas Cowboys) 3. Qwest Field (Seattle Seahawks) 4. Heinz Field (Pittsburgh Steelers) 5. Lincoln Financial Field (Philadelphia Eagles) 6. Lucas Oil Stadium (Indianapolis Colts) 7. Gillette Stadium (New England Patriots) 8. New Meadowlands Stadium (New York Giants, New York Jets) 9. Raymond James Stadium (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) 10. University of Phoenix Stadium (Arizona Cardinals) 11. Invesco Field at Mile High (Denver Broncos) 12. Soldier Field (Chicago Bears) 13. New Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City Chiefs) 14. M&T Bank Stadium (Baltimore Ravens) 15. Louisiana Superdome (New Orleans Saints) 16. Reliant Stadium (Houston Texans) 17. Bank of America Stadium (Carolina Panthers) 18. LP Field (Tennessee Titans) 19. FedEx Field (Washington Redskins) 20. Ralph Wilson Stadium (Buffalo Bills) 21. Ford Field (Detroit Lions) 22. Qualcomm Stadium (San Diego Chargers) 23. Paul Brown Stadium (Cincinnati Bengals) 24. Georgia Dome (Atlanta Falcons) 25. Browns Stadium (Cleveland Browns) 26. Candlestick Park (San Francisco 49ers) 27. Sun Life Stadium (Miami Dolphins) 28. Edward Jones Dome (St. Louis Rams) 29. Everbank Field (Jacksonville Jaguars) 30. The Oakland Coliseum (Oakland Raiders) 31. The place where the Minnesota Vikings play (what the hell do you people call it these days?)
And here again is the video of the collapse:
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