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2012 Updates[edit]

Gov. Dayton has now passed the bill, we are just waiting on the Mpls City Council to "approve" it, which they pretty much have to. Also, over in the table of contents bar it says "not yet approved" which now needs to be changed. Vanbis01 (talk) 04:24, 13 May 2012 (UTC)


Update needed[edit]

Is there any stadium talks at all anymore? This article needs to be updated. It talks about "progress expected to be made in 2008". Which never seemed to have happened. --Npnunda (talk) 03:50, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Its locked in ambiguity right now. They were hoping for progress with the legislature, but the session ended without anything. The proposal is definitely not dead, but seems to be hibernating, influenced by the economy. --Bobak (talk) 14:44, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
We can update it now. Steelbeard1 (talk) 17:00, 1 March 2012 (UTC)

2010 update needed[edit]

Given the recent news coming out of the MN legislator, an update may be be necessary. Packerfan386 (talk) 07:18, 30 April 2010 (UTC)

Rewrite or Delete[edit]

The Vikings announced today that they will build their new stadium in Arden Hills, which means this article is now completely inaccurate. We should either rewrite it or delete it and write a new one. MplsNarco (talk) 21:17, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

that sounds like a good idea Narco. I look forward to reading your new article :) Smith03 (talk) 17:29, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

Outdated to the point of being misleading[edit]

The "facts" of this continuing saga are even difficult for news sites to maintain. Changes occur daily, many of which are unsubstantiated rumors and opinions by outsiders to the discussions, or deliberately misleading statements by opposing sides to influence public opinion. The use of the picture is especially misleading, given that as of right now (Feb 2012) there are 4 proposals actively under consideration, each with totally different locations, architecture, and supporting/opposing groups and reasons for and against. Most official discussion is being held privately between the Vikings ownership and the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, and within the affected political councils (Minneapolis City Council, Ramsey County Commission, and the Minnesota State Legislature.) PJLareau (talk) 16:39, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

Protection[edit]

Why is this indefinitely protected? It has only been protected once since the article was created over five years ago.

Persistant vandlism [1]. Dru of Id (talk) 16:10, 24 June 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 18 July 2012[edit]

The Vikings will start playing at Vikings Stadium starting in 2016

NetWitz830 (talk) 18:46, 18 July 2012 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Ryan Vesey Review me! 13:32, 19 July 2012 (UTC)

Protection[edit]

This article is five years old and has been protected only once. Why indefinite? Surely for first time protection, a few days or few weeks would be appropriate. When will the protection be lifted? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 198.172.214.250 (talk) 18:51, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

The edits prior to the protection consisted of vandalism and virtually no constructive edits. At the same time, there were only a few edits in a span of months. See the history here. I'll request unprotection. Ryan Vesey Review me! 18:53, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
RequestedRyan Vesey Review me! 18:57, 23 July 2012 (UTC)

mistake in article[edit]

This article says "Broke Ground in October". This isn't true. They have yet to start building the stadium. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 170.135.176.108 (talk) 10:20, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

Renaming of page[edit]

Should this page be relabeled "New Minnesota Stadium": http://www.newminnesotastadium.com Dabullzrule (talk) 02:48, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

No, because the Minnesota Vikings' link to the new stadium at [2] still gives the working name as 'New Vikings Stadium.' Steelbeard1 (talk) 23:57, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

WrestleMania XXXIII?[edit]

Should Vince McMahon bring WrestleMania XXXIII to hosting the event in the Vikings Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.227.243.224 (talk) 05:33, 14 February 2014 (UTC)

Name of venue[edit]

Is the official name "Vikings Stadium"? The term "working title" implies the title is undecided at this point. I suppose other tenants are planned for the venue — Preceding unsigned comment added by Presbitow (talkcontribs) 06:09, 11 February 2014 (UTC)

As mentioned above, it's also being referred to as 'New Minnesota Stadium' so until a permanent name is decided upon, whatever the stadium under construction is being called is the working title. Steelbeard1 (talk) 20:01, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
Yes, this is the working title. A permanent title would also depend on whether naming rights are sold right away before it opens, or afterwards. Zzyzx11 (talk) 05:57, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

Proposal Timeline[edit]

I was thinking about consolidating this section into a more encyclopedic summary, rather than facts sorted by year. Does anyone have ideas on what is and is not important to keep? --Tommie91TalkContribs 19:40, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

False equilivence[edit]

Why is this line "The Vikings were 30th out of 32 NFL teams in local revenues in 2005." directly after the section about the leasing rights? the fact that they were ranked badly doesn't mean anything at all, and honestly sounds like some kind of right wing propaganda... Bumblebritches57 (talk) 08:52, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Working name[edit]

I know there are a couple of discussions above already, but the official working name of the stadium does seem to be "New Minnesota Stadium". The name is used by:

An exception (and a notable one) is this new stadium FAQ on the Vikings website. But I think we have enough to change the page title to New Minnesota Stadium. Mosmof (talk) 18:02, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

Why change one working title name Vikings stadium to another working title new Minnesota stadium? Most people/media here in Minneapolis call it the Vikings stadium or the new Vikings stadium. At least please change all links to the new title Skippypeanuts (talk) 18:02, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
  • I agree with the name change. While it is best known for being the home of the Vikings, the Vikings will only use the stadium 10 days out of the year and it is owned by the city not the Vikings. Dabullzrule (talk) 20:34, 7 February 2015 (UTC)
@Skippypeanuts Since the majority of the inbound links are through templates, for the sake of efficiency, I updated the links in the templates first and now waiting for the change to be recognized in the "What links here?" page before taking care of the inline links.
Why change? It's the official working name and while it'll likely change to a sponsored name eventually, some stadiums do end up opening under the working name. MetLife Stadium was "New Meadowlands" for a season and AT&T Stadium was "Cowboys Stadium" for almost three whole years. Mosmof (talk) 22:36, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Within a year or so they will have either sold the naming rights and the page will have to be changed or they will come up with a temporary name such as "Vikings stadium" like the cardinals, seahawks and cowboys did for their stadiums it won't be called the "New Minnesota Stadium" when it opens. In any event the page will have to be changed then. I don't really care what the title of page is as long as the links are changed. Other new stadium pages, for example Marlins Park went thru multiple Wikipedia working titles before the stadium open. I just don't want to see multiple moves of the page to what the next person thinks it should be called until an official name is selected. People here in Minnesota mostly refer to it as the new Vikings stadium or the Vikings stadium. By the way the stadium in not owned by the city of minneapolis it is owned by the state. Skippypeanuts (talk) 01:36, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

If you are able to would you delete the redirects of 3M Field 3M Stadium and U. S. Bank Stadium that were created by some fan back 2013 based on speculation as to what the name would be of the stadium. thanks Skippypeanuts (talk) 02:19, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

  • I saw you did request those be deleted, thanks Skippypeanuts (talk) 02:24, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
I think the updating is a fair concern, but for now, it is the name used in press releases and promotional materials, and there's no other name that's universally enough to be WP:COMMONNAME. Also, like with New Atlanta Stadium, they're really pushing the idea that an MLS expansion franchise will be a co-tenant. That wasn't the case with the Cowboys, Cardinals or Marlins, while MetLife went with "the New Meadowlands", what with two teams sharing the facilities. Mosmof (talk) 17:03, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
There is no guarantee when or if an MLS team plays there. If stadium opens up without a "permanent" name and needs a temporary name I doubt they would use the word "new" in the title. I just don't want to see multiple moves on this page or any other stadium page over working title names. it already been moved, so fine. I am not saying move it back, just makes sure all the links are updated to the new name thanks. Skippypeanuts (talk) 22:13, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
Sure - as I said before, most of the links are through templates and those are all taken care of, and there actually weren't that many redirects the last I checked (I haven't checked for just text yet). And a lot of the rest are piped links.
As for the other points, the likelihood of an MLS tenant isn't high, but that's what Zigi is using to justify the public financing, so it is what it is. The "new" in the name? Like I mentioned before, MetLife opened as "New Meadowlands". Mosmof (talk) 23:57, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

I know Metlife stadium was I just don't think "new" would be here. the main reason "new" was used in New Jersey was because Giants Stadium was also called the Meadowlands by the Jets. For the record I like "Downtown East Stadium". Skippypeanuts (talk) 00:06, 10 February 2015 (UTC)