I watched a good portion of the Vikings game last night, in lieu of doing something useful, I guess. Both of the Fox announcers, Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, were speculating at some length about whether the collapse of the Metrodome roof will be the catalyst for getting a new stadium for the Vikings.
I'm still pretty skeptical about it -- I don't imagine there will be much support in Hennepin County for additional taxes to fund yet another stadium and alternatives for funding are likely to be non-starters. While it is possible to site a stadium elsewhere, you'll likely get grumbling from the ticket-buying public if a stadium is sited on the north side of town. The site in Blaine could have been up and running by now, but that got sabotaged. I don't know where you'd put a stadium on the south side of town, unless the tribe running Mystic Lake Casino decided to get involved and built it out by Prior Lake. While that wouldn't be a terrible drive for many season-ticket holders, it would erode support for the team on the St. Paul side.
This much is certain -- there's no way the Vikings will renew a lease for the Metrodome. And I can't blame them for that.