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Hitmen77
05-21-2006, 10:51 AM
Sounds like this thing is going to happen:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2452645

Southsider101
05-21-2006, 11:12 AM
Hennepin County still has to sign off on the deal and implement the sales tax. There there will be potential problems with the city of Minneapolis. The mayor has not been a stadium supporter and has been absent from the entire process. Also, look for some members of the Minneapolis city council to try and throw up roadblocks to the project.

Trav
05-21-2006, 11:28 AM
I hope this thing goes through. I would love for them to get some extra revenue like most teams do when they open a new park so they can resign some of their homegrown talent. It is not good for baseball to have every guy leave as soon as he can because he knows he isn't going to get paid or win in MN.

SouthSide_HitMen
05-21-2006, 12:02 PM
http://www.cgjungpage.org/graphics/henrypotter.jpg

"I own this state and when I demand the taxpayers give be a half a billion dollars it better well be done. You little people are nothing but rabble and exist only to serve me and make me more wealthy."

http://www.fieldofschemes.com/news/archives/2006/05/twins_in_vikes.html

Carl Pohlad addressing a Minnesota taxpayer criticizing his massive welfare scheme passed in Minnesota. Citizens of Minnesota are the most educated in the United States and rejected this proposal by an over 2 to 1 margin.

http://www.startribune.com/784/story/430934.html

Only about one-third of Minnesotans think the Twins need a new stadium, and only about a quarter think the Vikings need one.

$320 of corporate welfare paid for by every man, woman and child in the county to a billionaire. The legislature who avoided a referendum should be ashamed and I hope more Jesse "The Body" Venturas are elected throwing these bipartisan bums out on their asses.

This makes me want to :puking:

ma-gaga
05-21-2006, 05:06 PM
Hennepin County still has to sign off on the deal and implement the sales tax. There there will be potential problems with the city of Minneapolis. The mayor has not been a stadium supporter and has been absent from the entire process. Also, look for some members of the Minneapolis city council to try and throw up roadblocks to the project.

uh... Hennepin County was the ones that got this thing started. They have this by a 4-3 margin.

(my internet is a little goofy right now, I can't tell "when" you posted, but assuming it was within the last 2 days...)

This is pretty much thru all committees. I think the only hurdles left are buying the land from the current owner (surface parking lot). I'm sure they'll be some token lawsuits over the lack of a referendum, but I am about 95% sure this is done.

woohoo! I'm so freaking tired of the dome. I want an outdoor park. Roof or no roof. Tax or no tax.

:bandance:

Southsider101
05-21-2006, 08:03 PM
uh... Hennepin County was the ones that got this thing started. They have this by a 4-3 margin.

(my internet is a little goofy right now, I can't tell "when" you posted, but assuming it was within the last 2 days...)

This is pretty much thru all committees. I think the only hurdles left are buying the land from the current owner (surface parking lot). I'm sure they'll be some token lawsuits over the lack of a referendum, but I am about 95% sure this is done.

woohoo! I'm so freaking tired of the dome. I want an outdoor park. Roof or no roof. Tax or no tax.

I posted those comments this AM (Sunday). The MN House and Senate approved the legislation late last night and I heard on WCCO this afternoon that Pawlenty planned on signing the bill at one of the Twin's home games next week against Cleveland.

infohawk
05-21-2006, 08:42 PM
I hope this thing goes through. I would love for them to get some extra revenue like most teams do when they open a new park so they can resign some of their homegrown talent. It is not good for baseball to have every guy leave as soon as he can because he knows he isn't going to get paid or win in MN.
I just hope they get the stadium so we don't have to play in that infernal dome anymore. So much for the Twin's big homefield advantage.

shaunburnette
05-21-2006, 09:09 PM
Hey, great for them! I know its our rival, but for the game if baseball and MLB this is great. Build it great, build it stong, stay in Minny. Congrats Twinkies!

Epark84
05-21-2006, 11:00 PM
Its about damn time. Minnesota is easily the dumbest state in the US. They dont deserve most of their teams.

ma-gaga
05-21-2006, 11:30 PM
I posted those comments this AM (Sunday). The MN House and Senate approved the legislation late last night and I heard on WCCO this afternoon that Pawlenty planned on signing the bill at one of the Twin's home games next week against Cleveland.

Yeah... I figured out why I could read the time, my color scheme is a little screwed up, the text font is black in the black bar. If I highlighted your post, I could see the time posted. (damn, dial-up sucks)

Yeah. I'm just so happy right now. I'm sure that there will be some goofy ass lawsuit or two trying to derail this, but I think this one will get it done.

I so badly want a "real" stadium. :smile:

Trav
05-21-2006, 11:41 PM
Its about damn time. Minnesota is easily the dumbest state in the US. They dont deserve most of their teams.

I can't blame any city for not wanting tax dollars to go to a stadium. I don't think the Mods want us discussing politics so I will leave it at that.

MadetoOrta
05-21-2006, 11:41 PM
I just hope they get the stadium so we don't have to play in that infernal dome anymore. So much for the Twin's big homefield advantage.

That's the first thing that went through my mind. No more baggies, strange bounces and balls lost in the ceiling. To my college pals in Minne, this couldn't happen too soon. They hate the Dome. Real baseball to return to Minneapolis-St. Paul - great.

Hitmen77
05-22-2006, 09:25 AM
If this park does indeed get built, it would leave only Toronto and Tampa Bay as the last bastions of that abomination - artificial turf - in MLB. A far cry from from when a majority of NL teams had astroturf. The NL, by the way, now has no artificial playing surfaces.

Since Toronto's stadium has a retractable roof, I wonder if they'd ever consider switching to natural grass?

SouthSide_HitMen
05-22-2006, 11:26 AM
Its about damn time. Minnesota is easily the dumbest state in the US. They dont deserve most of their teams.

An ignorant comment supporting an indefensible bill.

Their citizens have it right.

TheOldRoman
05-22-2006, 10:13 PM
If this park does indeed get built, it would leave only Toronto and Tampa Bay as the last bastions of that abomination - artificial turf - in MLB. A far cry from from when a majority of NL teams had astroturf. The NL, by the way, now has no artificial playing surfaces.

Since Toronto's stadium has a retractable roof, I wonder if they'd ever consider switching to natural grass?

I hope so, but it isn't likely. If it does happen, it won't be for two more years or so, when the Argonauts move into their own place. From what I have read, the Blue Jays don't want grass because of all the other events Rogers Centre holds. It would be much harder to keep the grass when they have to put a floor over it for conventions or concerts.

I want Mags back
05-23-2006, 10:07 PM
Its about damn time. Minnesota is easily the dumbest state in the US. They dont deserve most of their teams.

hey, the state of Cal-eee-forn-ya is insulted by that

but they dont have sales tax, so they r pretty stupid

Nellie_Fox
05-23-2006, 10:24 PM
Minnesota is easily the dumbest state in the US.Excuse me? :angry:

Baby Fisk
05-24-2006, 09:53 AM
A satirical view from the brushback.com: linky (http://www.thebrushback.com/twins_full.htm)

MINNEAPOLIS--State lawmakers gave final approval Sunday to a new open-air stadium for the Minnesota Twins, which will be ready in time for the 2010 season. The $522 million stadium will be paid for mostly by taxpayers, who look forward to watching it on TV because itís cheaper than actually buying a ticket.

Baby Fisk
05-24-2006, 09:58 AM
I hope so, but it isn't likely. If it does happen, it won't be for two more years or so, when the Argonauts move into their own place. From what I have read, the Blue Jays don't want grass because of all the other events Rogers Centre holds. It would be much harder to keep the grass when they have to put a floor over it for conventions or concerts.
Rogers Centre is a multi-purpose, year-round facility. It will never have grass for exactly the reason you mention above. Also keep in mind the roof is only open for a few hours on warm days in the summer. It is for the most part a covered building.

Note: the Argonauts signed a deal to remain at the Rogers Centre for the foreseeable future. A proposal to build a smaller open-air stadium for them in Toronto's north suburbs fell apart last year. There are now plans to build a 20,000 seat stadium on the grounds where the old Exhibition Stadium stood. It will be home of the new pro soccer franchise awarded to Toronto. The Argos could potentially move there, but that idea won't go into motion until their new contract with Rogers Centre approaches its end.

nedlug
05-24-2006, 11:01 AM
http://www.cgjungpage.org/graphics/henrypotter.jpg

"I own this state and when I demand the taxpayers give be a half a billion dollars it better well be done. You little people are nothing but rabble and exist only to serve me and make me more wealthy."

http://www.fieldofschemes.com/news/archives/2006/05/twins_in_vikes.html

Carl Pohlad addressing a Minnesota taxpayer criticizing his massive welfare scheme passed in Minnesota. Citizens of Minnesota are the most educated in the United States and rejected this proposal by an over 2 to 1 margin.

http://www.startribune.com/784/story/430934.html

Only about one-third of Minnesotans think the Twins need a new stadium, and only about a quarter think the Vikings need one.

$320 of corporate welfare paid for by every man, woman and child in the county to a billionaire. The legislature who avoided a referendum should be ashamed and I hope more Jesse "The Body" Venturas are elected throwing these bipartisan bums out on their asses.

This makes me want to :puking:

http://cornwall.backtalk.com/albums-static2/cornwall/Cornwall%20Weblog/WebPhotosProFiles/600/IMG_4398.JPG

ma-gaga
05-24-2006, 11:12 AM
Excuse me? :angry:

ah Nellie, you need to grow a thicker skin and ignore the insults. :cool:

Or add the guy to your "ignore list". Easiest thing ever. :gulp:

SouthSide_HitMen
05-24-2006, 01:51 PM
Guy on highwire picture.

I prefer

http://images.google.com/url?q=http://www.seanmcmahonart.com/bomarr/cash.jpg

I Walk The Line.