Letter of the Day (Dec. 2): Vikings stadium

  • Updated: December 1, 2012 - 4:58 PM

One way the Vikings stadium could be a better neighbor.

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Image provided by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority shows a conceptual drawing of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium from the firm selected Sept. 28, 2012 as the designer. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, Gov. Mark Dayton criticized the Vikings NFL football team for considering extra fees on season ticket holders as a way to help cover the team's share of a new $975 million stadium.

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To make the new Vikings stadium friendly to the surrounding neighborhood, why not build retail space into its exterior ("Good neighbor or not?" Nov. 25)? Restaurants, bars and other establishments facing outward from the stadium would attract customers to the neighborhood every day. This would encourage surrounding development far more than would a blank, lifeless outer wall.

DICK JACOBSON, PLYMOUTH

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