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Vikings unveil stadium design: What do you think?

The plan calls for a modern-looking, angular structure with huge doors and lots of natural lighting. Do you like it?

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We got a peek Monday night at the design of the new Vikings stadium, a modern-looking, angular structure with huge doors and lots of natural lighting.

The 1.6-million-square-foot stadium will seat 65,000 fans on seven decks and feature artificial turf and giant high-tech scoreboards at the end zones. The roof will not be retractable, but officials say it and other openings in the building will let in a lot of light on sunny days and give fans the feeling of sitting outdoors.

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The Minnesota Vikings and HKS Inc., an architectural and engineering firm from Dallas hired in September to draw up plans for the $975 million stadium, unveiled its schematic design at a much-anticipated and much-hyped media event at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.

Cityscape writer Marlys Harris will critique the design for MinnPost Tuesday morning.

In the meantime, check out these drawings and tell us what you think about the stadium design, which still must be approved by the Minneapolis City Council but is expected to be close to what the completed stadium will look like. Groundbreaking is scheduled for October.

Offer your stadium views in the comment thread below.


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