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Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission

  • News

    March 14, 2012

    Vikings stadium proposal isn't for the "people"

    Six myths the mainstream media perpetuates

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Minnesota might sell Zygi Wilf the Metrodome for $1

    The Metrodome is for sale: Can anyone lend Zygi a quarter?​In the hectic lead-up to the proposed special session that will or will not approve a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings, all things are on the table. The latest proposal is no crazier than the other ones -- for example, gettin' in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Arne Carlson vs. C.J. and the Star Tribune

    Arne Carlson: Tsk, tsk, C.J.​Former Minnesota Governor Arne Carlson has taken the Star Tribune and its gossip columnist C.J. to task for writing up the scandalous details of what looks like the end of Ted Mondale's marriage. Ted, son of Walter and currently the head of the Metropolitan Sports Faci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Vikings stadium: Arden Hills, Minneapolis costs compared [DOCUMENT]

    minnesotavikings.comThe Vikings' new schloss.​Just hours before a press conference called by the Minnesota Vikings and Ramsey County to announce Arden Hills as the site for a new NFL stadium, the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission released a cost comparison chart for the two sites. In ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Metrodome expected to have a roof again by late July [PHOTOS]

    Photo: MSFCThis is what $18 million dollars in roof looks like.​The Metrodome will soon be whole again. If all goes as planned, the new roof will be up by the last week of July, says Bill Lester, executive director of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission. After that, they'll need to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Vikings host Dallas in home preseason opener, but where's home?

    Will the Metrodome be repaired in time?​The Minnesota Vikings have released their preseason schedule, which includes hosting Dallas at home sometime between Aug. 25-28. The question is, where will "home" be? More than that, will there even be a season, let alone a preseason?

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Metrodome will get a new roof

    The Metrodome roof collapsed early in the morning Dec. 12.​The same day that it released new video showing how the Metrodome's roof collapsed in the first place, the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission has voted to replace the 10-acre roof rather than make repairs. They're following th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    TwinsFest moves to National Sports Center in Blaine

    Not ready for TwinsFest, or anything else for a while.​TwinsFest is moving to the National Sports Center in Blaine because the collapsed Metrodome won't be repaired in time to host the annual fan extravaganza. Besides the change in venue, and a more limited number of tickets, the Twins say th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Metrodome Collapse: At least nine roof panels need to be replaced

    MSFCThe Metrodome's woes pile up.​At least nine Teflon panels from the Metrodome roof will need to be replaced, maybe even more, in the wake of the Dec. 11 blizzard that caused the dome to collapse the following day. Pat Milan, spokesman for the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, told ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Metrodome Collapse: Roof panel shot down with gun

    MSFCThe Metrodome roof still isn't safe for repair crews.​Ice and snow have started to build up in the remaining collapsed roof panels over the Metrodome field, and workers today fired a shotgun round into one of them to bring it down as a precaution. Three of the panels dramatically gave way ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Metrodome Collapse: See photos of the aftermath

    MSFCThe aftermath of the blizzard.​The video of the Metrodome's roof collapse during the blizzard was amazing to watch. Thankfully, no one was hurt. Now the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission has published photos from the roof and inside the dome in the wake of debacle. Take a look:

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Metrodome panel collapses: Damage gets worse

    More big trouble. Another hole opened in the Metrodome roof, following Sunday's collapse (above).​The Metrodome's Teflon roof, already deflated and defeated from the weekend blizzard, tore open a fourth time yesterday. There were workers on the field, but no one was hurt when the panel ripped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    New stadium plans unveiled - with a Vikings twist

    Rebuilding the Metrodome would cost $870 million, less than previously estimated, according to a report presented today.

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    Sports commission fights idea that MN too poor for new stadium

    Fresh on the heels of a report that found the Twin Cities can't afford four pro sports teams, the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission is set to release a report tomorrow making the case for a new stadium.

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Converting the Metrodome in 12 hours

    While most Minnesotans were continuing their celebrations last night, workers at the Metrodome were anxious for everyone to get off the field and out of the building so they could start their work converting the field back into a baseball diamond.

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Bridesmaid Revisited: Metrodome Memory Series Part 3

    Hubert's -- What will become of thee?

  • News

    September 26, 2007

    Dome, Sweet Dome

    On the Occasion of its 25th Anniversary, We Offer a Requiem for the Much-Maligned Metrodome

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2007
  • News

    January 3, 2007

    Eye of the Beholder

    You look at the Vikings and see a football team. Zygi Wilf looks at the Vikings and sees a key that might unlock countless added development deals— here or somewhere else.

  • News

    May 18, 2005
  • Blogs

    May 13, 2005

    The final solution

    Does the Metrodome roof contain the world's largest swastika? The poor Minnesota Twins. Despite a decade of trying to hornswoggle taxpayers into ponying up a couple of hundred million dollars for a new ballpark, the public remains firmly opposed to the idea. The Star Tribune's Minnesota Poll recentl ... More >>

  • Sports

    September 15, 2004

    Tear the Roof off This Sucker

    Suffering through the dome days of September

  • News

    January 28, 2004

    Capitol Offenses

    State legislators are poised for a spending spree--on stadiums and prisons

  • News

    December 3, 2003

    The Old Ball Game

    Pawlenty helps revive campaigns for new stadiums

  • News

    June 12, 2002

    Make Him an Offer

    Let's all buy the Twins!

  • News

    June 12, 2002

    The People's Skybox

    A few innings in the Metrodome's Rally Room

  • News

    November 28, 2001

    Twin Killing

    Is there any way to keep Major League Baseball in Minnesota? Well, for starters we could get a judge to classify Carl Pohlad as a vulnerable adult...

  • News

    May 9, 2001
  • Books

    March 29, 2000

    Gravy Train

    City planners want a piece of the light-rail action--and they're not thinking spare change

  • News

    December 29, 1999
  • News

    September 22, 1999
  • Sports

    November 25, 1998

    Soft Sell

    The Vikings aren't asking you for anything--yet

  • Sports

    September 9, 1998

    The Bleacher Bum's Don Quixote

    Julian Loscalzo has launched a guerrilla campaign to save our national pastime--by getting himself appointed as Commissioner of Major League Baseball

  • Sports

    July 1, 1998
  • News

    January 7, 1998

    Sold Down The River

    Minneapolis's brave new riverfront will have parks, museums, and upscale condos. Who said subsidized housing was just for the poor?

  • News

    November 12, 1997
  • News

    April 2, 1997

    Home Field Advantage

    Why the Star Tribune is cheerleading for a taxpayer-financed ballpark

  • News

    April 2, 1997

    Riverfront Double Play

    Developer and Sports Facilities Commissioner Peggy Lucas pursues both a new ballpark and upscale condos

  • News

    February 12, 1997
  • News

    December 11, 1996
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