Monday, May 14, 2012
The Vikings are Staying Put in Minnesota
In what might be the best news that Minnesota Vikings fans have heard in a long time, the Vikings are going to get their new stadium and stay put in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While I may not be a fan of the Vikings, I am still happy that they are staying in Minneapolis because it helps out my favorite team, the Chicago Bears. Just to think that there won’t be any long trips out to Los Angeles or some other out of the way place for the Bears to have to go on to play the Vikings and that makes me a very happy Bears fan. This will also keep the tradition of the match-ups alive and well as both of these teams, known to hate one another always play great games when they get together. So we won’t have to miss out any of these interesting match-ups. The Vikings deserve to have new stadium. They have been playing in the same building for several seasons and after the collapse of the roof a few years ago, it’s high time that the team got a new place to play in. And with a new modern stadium, the ownership and the city have a chance at attracting additional revenue through the use of the stadium. For instance, the new stadium could put the city in the running for hosting a future Super Bowl which would bring a lot of income to the city and the team. Although hosting a Super Bowl in a cold weather city may not be the most popular thing right now (see how things turned out in Dallas when they hosted the Super Bowl) the city should get a shot at hosting the big game once the stadium is built. This is a great move for the city of Minneapolis and fans of the Vikings as they now know that their favorite team will be staying put and not moving somewhere else as was thought to be the case before. The fans can be rest assured that this team isn’t going to go anywhere for a very long time and that football will always be present in the great state of Minnesota. And as a Bears fan, just knowing that the rivalry between the Bears and the Vikings will continue is good enough for me. I also appreciate the fact that the big games between the Green Bay Packers and the Vikings are still going to take place. Those are always fun and interesting to watch and are some of the best games of the season. So it’s clear that the Vikings are going to finally get what they want and be able to stay in one place. They deserve a new stadium as do the fans that support this team.
Posted by Bryan at 5/14/2012