Yes, yes, yes to the Arden Hills site. I was listening to the FAN today, PA was talking a lot about it, and played some bits from the press conference. 21,000 parking spaces around the stadium sounds awesome.
Quote from Common Man the other day: "We don't need another downtown, skyline view stadium! If you want to look at tall structures sitting there doing nothing during a Vikings game, just watch Bryant McKinnie!!"
I really hope that they get the bid, and not Minneapolis. Downtown stadiums are nice, I think it works for the Wild at the X and the Twins at Target Field, but football definitely needs plenty of room to tailgate. I went to KC (Kauffman Stadium and Arrowhead are right next to each other, in the middle of a HUGE parking lot.) for a Twins-Royals game, and it was fun to tailgate out in the parking lot before the game. And that was for a Royals
game, I bet that place is hopping before Chiefs games!
I rarely drive on that side of the metro, but I've heard that area (especially 694) needs new roads, so that will have to be done, but that shouldn't be a big deal. I will psyched if they get this done.