The Minnesota Vikings have been in Minny since 1961. They're a franchise that has a rich and storied past, depending on if you think close counts. They started off playing in the Old Met Stadium, then moved to the Metrodome in 1982, and have been there since. Now the Vikings want a new home, because the Metrodome is a piece of shit.
But even if the Metrodome is arguably the worst stadium in the NFL (and maybe all of sport), is it in our (the taxpayers) best interests to pony up almost half the money to build a stadium for the Wilf family; Money that we will never see back?
I love sports as much as the next, maybe more, but as I get older, I have a harder time justifying giving my money to Billionaires. Granted, if the stadium is built, I'll go. But if the Vikings moved, I'd have no problem with that, either They'll be back...
We've seen this before with the MN North Stars (that's hockey for those of you out of the loop). They left, only to come back to Minny at a higher cost than what it would have cost to keep them here the first time. And that's what will happen with the Vikings, too.
Is it cost effective for us (the people putting up half the money) to do the stadium now, or wait until the Vikings leave, realize how bad you all miss them, and then have to fork over that much more [money] to bring them back? Or do you not care if they leave?
Today's Topic: MN Vikings Stadium