Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
fishin58

Homerdome

11 posts in this topic

Anybody like the dome for football? Minus the carppy plastic seats, I enjoy myself there and we have a home field advantage, I believe in there. How much money would it be to revamp the dome, being that only the Vikes are left there?

With the Colts building a new stadium I think they won't have a home field advantage like they have had.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Do I like the dome? For the Gophers, definitely not. For the Vikes, I think the dome does the job and it's nice in the late season when it gets cold. But overall the whole metrodome experience is lacking, and WAY TOO LOUD AND MECHANICAL for Vikings games. It's trashy. It's bush league.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

never seen a football game anywhere else outside of Collegeville for a St. John's game. I think the Dome is good for football but yes lose the artifical atmosphere you have to be bombarded with. I thought there was talk about re-doing the dome for the vikes once the twins and gophs are out?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the dome is fine for football except the seats, not enough room for a tall guy. My biggest problem with the dome is its location and parking. Call me a hick or whatever, but I can not stand driving downtown Mpls and will avoid it at all costs. Put a stadium in the burbs somewhere and I would go to a couple games a year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nick on 93x said it best when he calls it the big inflatable toilet. I think it could work but get rid of all that dang noise. Get better seats in there as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great for football, not so much for baseball. BUT, as far as baseball even, undeniable home field advantages.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like a couple Iowa fans enjoyed it a little too much in the restrooms...a little trashy for FM so google it at your own risk.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Was there trough diving involved??? I have heard of this occuring at other places. Disgusting

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmmm...guess I never tried that at the Metrodome. Probably for the best but may have made the experience more memorable. whistle

As jbell said, location stinks for those of us who detest driving around in downtown Mpls. The sooner I'm outta there for meetings, etc., the happier I am. Moving Gopher football off campus and catering to business interests was a huge mistake after seeing many a game at Memorial stadium. Dome is OK for Vikings games in late November and December. Seats suck if you happen to be seated by a wide-body. Twinkies games-sight lines not so great, no rain-outs of course but we get back to location and lack of atmosphere. The right field bleachers in the old Met were a great place to kill a Saturday or Sunday afternoon in the sun during my college days. Looking forward to the new stadium although a retractable roof should've been in the plans IMO...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's not just driving around Minneapolis, but having to park 40 blocks away or paying through the nose to be halfway close is a joke. One of the things I miss about Kansas Citys Truman Sports Complex. Yes, you have to pay, but it isn't a ridiculous amount, and you are right outside the stadium gates at games end. Very convenient.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Looking for any intel one would be willing to share for bass fishing on Long Lake just south of Park Rapids.  Our family will be headed there in a couple of weeks.  From what I gather its predominately a walleye lake.  I'm just trying to get a general feel of the lake and hopefully shorten the learning curve.   Thanks, BK
    •   Unfortunately, we just don't know when that will be (injury, free agency, etc.), and by the time they wind down someone else will have already taken their place. More to the point, we need to get to the dance a few times before we will be a threat to the likes of GS, or anyone else for that matter. Get these young guys some playoff experience, continue to build, and add pieces wherever and whenever we can. Keep moving ahead, that's all we can do. It's a cliche, but we can't control what other teams do...only what we do, and I think we are making good decisions with players and personnel lately.
    • Just a guess but we are probably giving it a year or two with the team we have to see what they can accomplish, I know that isn't as sexy and making trades and some big moves or blowing up the team but of the last 5-6 years last year was the first time we could be consider a true cup contender. That one other year we got Dubs and went on a late season run I think a case could be made for being a dark horse contender but of course we got booted by Chicago so ya they were just better than us on every level that year. Eventually Pommers will be gone, Staal's contract will be up and who knows what happens with Koivu and we will be forced to re-tool and get younger. This season will be very telling if we can sustain the level of play we saw for a good chunk of the season last year or if we go mental again. The positive to the mental side of our game is if we get hot at the right time we can be a force, the hard part is lining that up for the playoffs when we just can't seem to get it all together. 
    • It is summer bacon season, plus they have gotten trendy on their own.  
    • Fletcher must really like these guys that are small and quick.  I don't understand why they are trying so hard to keep the team intact.  They haven't made it past the 2nd round for the 5-6 years.  We've had this discussion before, but at what point do you say this just isn't working as is?   They have to move good players to get good players.  
    • I look at it like cast iron....numerous cookings give 'em a perfect seasoning. Gotta leave some residue on IMO.
    • No butcher buddy? They can order one for ya....be advised they have taken a huge leap in prices. Ask a butcher about that. Mine (who's also a good friend) said it's the highest he's ever seen 'em at right now.
    • jhust find a locker plant that smokes their own bellies and buy one from them.
    • I have seen it in Costco quite often.  Didn't look last time.    Or call around, often the meat markets will special order if desired.   Seems it was in the 3 buck a pound area if I remember right.     I don't know how far from a Costco you are, but they are a good place to buy meat.   Sams Club might work also. 
    • Pretty hard to tell. Is this on a TWSP, County or State road? You will need to get a permit from them and build it to their standards if approved. Will you need a culvert? Probably will unless you locate it at a highpoint. Will you have to remove any trees? How much fill is needed? is the ditch deep or shallow? How long do you want it? Hopefully you are not impacting any wetlands... It use to be simple, but now it is much more complicated. Could get spendy...
  • Our Sponsors