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Prepare Your Eyes for Vikings Stadium Design Porn

Vikings Stadium Design

Remember all those times as a kid when you thought about the most epic space battle you were going to draw on a blank sheet of paper, or how you thought maybe if you sketched out a pair of boobs it'd be close to the real thing? No? No one did that? Me neither … Either way, once you finally put pencil to paper, the final product never turned out to be like what you had in your mind. Your space battle was pretty much just scribbles. The boobs? Triangles. What were you thinking.

Point being, these much more fancy sketches of a new Minnesota Vikings stadium from HKS design should be understood as just that. Initial designs which are going to look quite a bit different when the final product rolls around. So, as long as we all understand that, no one get their FUPA in an uproar and think that this is exactly what we'll be drinking in while watching Vikings games for the next 30 years, but … But. If I may make a rational statement after seeing these designs?

SWEET MOTHER OF JESUS F*CK YEAH!

Vikings Stadium Design

Uh, this thing is AWESOME. Some of you may know I don't particularly enjoy going to football games in person. Blame some of it on the Metrodome (although I do think the upgrades they've made to the facility and overall experience in the last five years have been positive), blame some of it on me being one of those assholes who thinks the experience at home is way more bang for your buck. I don't care. I mean, even if this stadium was built exactly like this, I wouldn't be first in line for season tickets or anything. BUT, I would totally consider purchasing a ticket at some point instead of only going to a game if a ticket was given to me for free. And that is a huge step forward! For mankind and for me!

Again, this HKS design group is the firm that won the stadium bid to design the new Vikings stadium. They were the crazies behind building that small city in Arlington called Cowboys Stadium, as well as the dumpster fire in Indianapolis called Lucas Oil Field. Or whatever it is. They are also currently working on projects for Texas A&M, TCU, and even Liverpool "football" club. International flair! Because of all of this, they certainly have kicked around many designs and aren't just set on the one you see above, even though that does appear to be the one that has received the most clout.

The other option on their site is this design that looks like a Mobius Strip, but in stadium form. It's like a blend between the Chinese Olympic facilities, a bee's hive, and plaster strips. I don't get it, but it's weird and different, and sometimes that is cool. On the other hand, I do like how it looks against the Minneapolis skyline, so props for that.

Vikings Stadium Design

The other option I've come across (which I don't think is a design from HKS, let a lone a specific design for a new Vikings' stadium, although it could be) is this one which looks like an upside down Vikings ship. WHICCCHHH … Is kind of awesome. That would be a fantastic way to incorporate the mascot, heritage, mythology, and everything else into a stadium and a game day. The entire picture they paint here, too, just screams frozen ass Minnesota winters, but then warns those pasties from below the Rust Belt that if they come mess with us in December, we will stick an icicle in their rectum. I DARE YOU.

So, what do you think? Are we going to end up with an awesome facility or a shit hole oil can like they have in Indianapolis?

PJD

About PJD

I once saw Paul Edinger kick a 56-yard field goal for the Minnesota Vikings against the Green Bay Packers to win a game in the Metrodome. It was exhilarating.

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