In the last year I have become increasingly vexed by the proposals of the Vikings and Twins to build new stadiums. It seems that the stadium hasn’t aged well at all and there is certainly room for improvement, but that hardly justifies the cost of two new stadiums each costing well over half a billion dollars. The stadium is certainly less than ideal for baseball with its white ceiling and frankly it’s hardly worth fighting for its existence as a baseball field as the Twins have already gotten approval for a new stadium. However I strongly believe that the Vikings should make every effort to make use of the Metrodome. Frankly they don’t deserve a stadium as much as the Twins do and the actual stadium doesn’t hinder game play in the same way it does for baseball. Besides, I think the Metrodome has a lot of character both as a sports venue and as a part of the downtown skyline. I’m no expert but I think they should make every effort to use what they already have before going ahead and building a new stadium.