I was a viking fan until the team threatened to leave Minnesota because they needed a new stadium. What the heck? I mean its fine that the team wanted a new stadium and obviously people were willing to provide the funds required for it, but why couldn't they just ask? I think any amount was to much for that particular team. I'd of much rather seen everything liquidated. College football is where its at anyway. If you wanna throw your money at a football team you guys might as well invest in the future, and get more sportsmanship while your at it.
Professional sports, particularly football are given way too much attention in this country. This is way too much money to spend on a facility that is going to be used only a few times a year, particularly if taxpayers are footing the bill for any part of it. In order for this cost Robb's justfird it woilild need to be a multi use facility.
Yes, that's too much money to spend for a place to play football. There is so much more that could have been done with that money. It could have been donated to charities. It could have helped local schools get their own football programs started. This is a huge waste of resources.
As long as the people who built the stadium pay cash, or they have trustworthy credit and pay back the money, building the stadium is a fair use of the free market at work. People should be allowed to buy the things that they want, even if it's not what someone else might want to buy. Each person should be free enough to make their own choices.
The $1 billion price tag for the Minnesota Vikings' new football stadium is reasonable. It is in-line with what other stadiums cost. For instance, the New York Giants and New York Jets built a $1 billion stadium, and that was completed several years ago. Presumably, the cost of materials and labor has increased since then.