Now that the Minnesota Vikings are set to get a brand-new state-of-the-art stadium, possibly as soon as 2016, the Wilf Brothers are shooting for even loftier goals in '17 -- the Super Bowl. According to an in-depth interview by Doug Belden of the Pioneer Press, the Wilf Brothers (Mark and Zygi) want the new stadium to have a retractable roof and to be a "destination venue" that could be considered for football's biggest event of the year.
MW: "We're going to try to get the maximum number of features within the budgets. ... We're going to want to make it something special. And to the extent retractability can get there, we're going to try to do it."
Later in the interview, Zygi Wilf elaborated a bit more on the possible design details.
ZW: "Certainly the most updated, high-tech features that new stadiums are providing right now, the ability to have the wireless, we're going to certainly explore all those benefits that can really make this a fan experience."
Both brothers mentioned they will try as hard as they can to keep the "competitive advantage" in favor of the Vikings.
Q. What role does a retractable roof play in that?
ZW: "Well if it's snowing very, very hard, we'll open up the roof," he joked.
However, before the Vikings can play in their new stadium they will need to continue to play in the Metrodome until '14 and then play at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium in '15.
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