The Minnesota Vikings are currently in negotiations to build a new stadium to replace the aging Metrodome. Currently, during the winter months the Metrodome serves as the home of the University of Minnesota baseball program and many other smaller college and high schools. The Gophers consistenly play one of the best home baseball schedules in the Northeast since they are able to play indoors and will host the Texas Longhorns this spring. This could potentially change the way the Gophers schedule in the next couple of seasons if the proposal comes true.
The new stadium calls for the football sidelines bleachers to be within 40 feet of the football sidelines which would cause the right field corner of a baseball configuration to have a wall only 285 feet from home plate and a power alley of 319 feet. Not many college baseball programs are going to travel to Minnesota to play in such a bandbox configuration. You can check out the full article from The Star Tribune by clicking here which includes a graphic of the proposed new configuration.
What do you think of the proposal?