Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Vikings venue

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Pondering while the Golden Gophers duked it with North Dakota State yesterday: Can anyone who understands the economics of pro football explain what is wrong with the Metrodome in Minneapolis as a venue for the game? What did we get wrong when building it 30 years ago – for football, with a roof in a snowy clime, with transit and other amenities adjacent – that cannot be fixed with $100 million of upgrades vs. $1 billion to construct a new facility?

I just don't get it. 

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