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    Default "Painted Field" for shared time with Vikings?

    My apologies if this has already been covered, but the following article has a couple paragraphs that may make a few people on this board breathe through the mouth:

    http://www.venuestoday.com/news/detail/tcf-changes-0522

    I'm talking specifically about the paragraph that suggests the current bold field color design will be replaced with something much more generic:

    "The look of the field will change, too. The hash marks customary in college football will be replaced with sidelines, and it will be the first time that the venue will start painting its field."


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    Good find Schnauzer, thanks for posting.

    Let's hope these are the only noticeable changes we'll see - hopefully the U remembers we have all the leverage on this deal and the more we can mitigate the noticeable changes on Saturday's the better.

    Go Gophers!!

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    Maybe I'm having a senior moment, but how do you replace college hash marks with a sideline?

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    Sounds like a good deal for both sides. Vikings want a little of the purple and gold on gamedays and Gophers get some nice upgrades and exposure. Win/win as far as I can see.

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    Thanks for that find and sharing with us. Good article.
    If I had some ham, I'd have ham and eggs if I had some eggs.

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    That was an interesting article. But what does "The hash marks customary in college football will be replaced with sidelines" mean? That makes no sense to me.

    I really can't see them like painting the horn at midfield or something like that. No team has done that before when "borrowing" a college stadium. Obviously the hash marks will be a factor, but I really hope they don't try to put all this permanent type Vikings stuff on the stadium. They're only there two years, no need to make any big changes that will require a lot of work to remove after they leave.

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    I'm glad that somebody else is asking because I have no idea what hash marks replaced with sidelines means either & I figured it best to remain silent rather than prove to everyone I was idiot if it was something rather basic.

    Interesting article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireDaveLee View Post
    I'm glad that somebody else is asking because I have no idea what hash marks replaced with sidelines means either & I figured it best to remain silent rather than prove to everyone I was idiot if it was something rather basic.

    Interesting article.
    I am assuming that it means the hashmarks used for College FB are not used for NFL FB, and will be painted for Gopher games and washed off for Viking games. The reason I assume that is because the standard width of the field is the same. But then, what do I know?
    If I had some ham, I'd have ham and eggs if I had some eggs.

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    Perhaps that's what they meant, just throwing in the term "sidelines" made it more confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by station19 View Post
    Maybe I'm having a senior moment, but how do you replace college hash marks with a sideline?
    As a senior I thank you for asking that question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by station19 View Post
    Maybe I'm having a senior moment, but how do you replace college hash marks with a sideline?
    The same way that you replace hash browns for baked potato at dinner. Ya just do it.
    If I had some ham, I'd have ham and eggs if I had some eggs.

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    I just tweeted the author, asking for clarification on the hash marks comment.

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    vikings colors in our U of M stadium (temporary/removable or not).........makes me throw up in my mouth a little. this is a MAROON AND GOLD stadium. please, please don't let these overpaid pros go overboard in what they are allowed to do in the stadium on game days. fingers crossed.

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    Two things:

    1. If they paint logos, I hope the Vikings pay to replace the field to the stitched logos we currently have, because they really pop. Although, they only mention hash marks, maybe hash marks are the only things being painted? Doubtful.

    2. This is off topic, but the U has an RFP out to install alcohol points of sale throughout the concourse. I figured the U would hold out until the Vikings were willing to pay for it themselves. Well done on that front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supadupafly View Post
    vikings colors in our U of M stadium (temporary/removable or not).........makes me throw up in my mouth a little. this is a MAROON AND GOLD stadium. please, please don't let these overpaid pros go overboard in what they are allowed to do in the stadium on game days. fingers crossed.
    I tend to agree with this notion.

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