WCCO EYE4 LOGO WCCO Radio wcco-eye-white01, ww color white

Vikings

Big Crane Delivery Begins At Vikings Stadium Site

View Comments
(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Vikings Central
Shop for Vikings Gear
Buy Vikings Tickets

NFL Scoreboard
NFL Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
Today's Most Popular Video
  1. Full Interview: Jesse Ventura Talks After Trial
  2. 4 Things To Know For 7/30
  3. Remarkable Softball Player Gets A Look At His Dream Job
  4. Lake Calhoun Hosting Paddle For Humanity
  5. The Lowdown: 'N Sync Album & 'Sharknado 2'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings stadium construction site has an important delivery on the way.

Portions of a 400-foot mobile crane began arriving Monday, with a total of 70 truckloads schedule to drop off the sections over a 10-day period. The crane is needed to hoist the steel pieces forming the top of the roof that at its peak will be 300 feet high. The crane will move back and forth, once assembled, on tracks that stand more than 8 feet high.

There are already five fixed cranes on the site, ranging from 250 to 300 feet high.

Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chairman Michelle Kelm-Helgen says 10 percent of the building has already been completed. The stadium is scheduled to open about two years from now.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus