The Minnesota Vikings unveiled what the new stadium will look like tonight, here are the main bullet points from the team website…
New Vikings Stadium Facts and Figures
•Approximately 1.6 million square feet.
•65,000 seats, including some of the closest in the NFL; expandable to 73,000 for a Super Bowl.
•Up to 125 suites and 7,500 club seats, including suites and clubs at the field level, some of which will put fans closer to the sideline than in any other NFL stadium.
•Seven levels, including two general admission concourses with 360-degree circulation and various views into the bowl.
•Highest quality HD video boards in the NFL located in both the east and west end zones and video ribbon boards throughout the interior of the seating bowl.
•Over 1,200 HD flat screen televisions throughout the concourse for all fans in attendance to view the game.
•Capability to host more events than any other large stadium in the world, including NFL football and a Super Bowl, MLS soccer, NCAA basketball and baseball, high school sporting events, motocross, concerts, conventions, marching band competitions.
•Access points to the city and stadium site from all four sides of the stadium.
•Large west plaza (over two acres in size) for game day, non-game day and seasonal public gatherings as a connection to the downtown corridor.
•Lightest and most efficient roof structure in the nation for a major new stadium, which will include a single large steel super truss providing primary support for the main long span roof.
•Largest clear ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) roof in the world and the first on a stadium in the nation, allowing connection to the outdoors from a climate-controlled environment.
•Largest glass pivoting doors in the world that will open to the west plaza.
•Application for LEED-certified status.
•Parking ramps with skyways from the north and south sides of the stadium and connections from the facility to the downtown skyway system.
Minneapolis Miller’s baseball team players (Ted Williams is the second player from the left) hanging out in the clubhouse before a game. (1938) via Minnesota Historical Society
The Twins and Mets will play in the frosty environs pictured above on Friday at 8:10 pm EST. Apropos of that, CBS Minnesota (which, it should be noted, has a photo gallery of Target Field snow) calls for temps in the 30s at game time and, yes, a rather healthy chance of snow. In conclusion, viva la Upper Midwest.
Yep, got a little snow at Target Field, but we are making every effort to play this weekend’s games as scheduled.
Minnesota Twins Baseball Helmet Pipe via TheChart
Minnesota Twins Pocket Pro Helmet with drilled hole in top
3 small hollowed pipes with brass fittings to make the perfect game day accessory.
Oh Etsy, you help me find all the cute little knick-knacks that make the perfect gifts!
Minnesota beats Boston University to repeat as NCAA women’s hockey champ
The University of Minnesota completed an undefeated season Sunday afternoon and won its second straight women’s hockey title with a 6-3 victory over Boston University at Ridder Arena.
The Gophers have won 49 games in a row dating back to the final weeks of the 2011-12 season. Star Tribune
BACK TO BACK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!
The Gopher women’s hockey team beat Boston College 3 - 2 in OT tonight to win their 48th game in a row, and will play for the NCAA Championship on Sunday!
Congrats to #gopherwomenshockey for moving on to the championship!!!
MN Twins “Winter Baseball” by Jonathan Chapman
Minnesota Twins Prospects Learn English by Singing Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey via TwinCities.Com
Sails on Lake Minnetonka (1914) via Minnesota Historical Society