Politicians, Vikings executives and possibly a few notable former players will be on hand at the groundbreaking ceremony for the team’s new, $1 billion stadium. The Tuesday morning program inside the soon-to-be-demolished Metrodome is open to the public, but there are only a few hundred seats available.
The groundbreaking for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium will be on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority confirmed the date Tuesday. It’s the official start of construction on the nearly $1 billion football stadium that will be built at the current Metrodome site.
The Minnesota Twins and Lee County have broken ground on $48.5 million in renovations at the team’s spring training complex in Florida.
Shutterfly broke ground Tuesday on a $60 million Shakopee facility. The online photo-sharing site will employ up to 1,000 full and part time employees.
The public authority overseeing construction of a new Minnesota Vikings stadium is warning that the opening of the stadium could be delayed if the team doesn’t quickly resume negotiations on a lease and development agreements.
Groundbreaking is set June 19 for a new Concert Hall at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in St. Paul. The Concert Hall will replace the existing 306-seat McKnight Theatre.
The year was 1962, and the Civil Rights Movement was gripping the nation’s attention. Fifty-three college students from Tennessee and Minnesota would do their part in the historic struggle.