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Texas_Thrill
04-26-2005, 03:39 PM
There were reports that red mccombs was selling the vikings to a man named fowler out of arizona. Does anyone know if that deal was finalized?

texanfan2002114
04-26-2005, 04:52 PM
Not yet. The NFL is still checking into his background and money situation.

JustBonee
04-26-2005, 05:37 PM
Reggie Fowler, the new prospective owner, is making plans for a new domed stadium.

http://www.keloland.com/Sports/NewsDetail4671.cfm?ID=22,39067

YodAa
04-26-2005, 05:43 PM
Heres some pics of what the new vikings stadium could look like http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/YodAa19/vikings802.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/YodAa19/vikings801.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/YodAa19/vikings800.jpg
Pretty koo but no Reliant!

DRIFTAWAY
04-26-2005, 05:46 PM
I wouldnt mind having that as our stadium.. not criticizing Reliant so please don't even start

JustBonee
04-26-2005, 05:53 PM
The stadium looks great, but that sky sure looks ominous.. spooky! :shocked ..lol

YodAa
04-26-2005, 05:55 PM
I wouldnt mind having that as our stadium.. not criticizing Reliant so please don't even start

What you hate Reliant!!!! JK It does look but I love Reliant way to much to trade it for that. Heres a link to the website I got the pics from. (http://www.stadiumsofnfl.com/future/VikingsStadium.htm)
Here's another pic: http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/YodAa19/PhotoDraw330.jpg

Texas_Thrill
04-28-2005, 02:36 PM
Please no more domed stadiums. football was meant to be played OUTSIDE. The vikings are so losing a good home field advantage playing inside.

That's a serious team in transition if the sale has not been finalized however. Do they think it will get done during the season?

Davis37
04-28-2005, 02:39 PM
those pics look sweet!

YodAa
04-28-2005, 04:17 PM
those pics look sweet!

Just thought I should share.

Texas_Thrill
04-28-2005, 04:42 PM
is the new owner or red mccombs going to be paying for this stadium?

Oh of course its probably being paid for by the city citizens.

gcolby
04-29-2005, 10:03 AM
That's a serious team in transition if the sale has not been finalized however. Do they think it will get done during the season?

It takes several months to be vetted by the NFL's various departments. Bottom line, Fowler does not have the cash to buy the team with a minimum 30% personal stake of his own UNLESS he sells off one of his businesses. He is not liquid enough until he does so. He put the company on the market as soon as the announcement was made, but you just don't sell a $150million company in a few months.

My personal take is the NFL will run out of patience by the middle of June. If it is not done by then, the deal will sour, and Glen Taylor will step back in with his $600 million offer that was passed up by McCombs.

The NFL and Fowler have repeatedly said over the past few weeks that this would be done mid-May. So it ain't late until then.

Whew! That was a post-full.