New Vikings Stadium
If you’ve driven by the site of the new Vikings stadium lately, you’ve noticed that a lot of progress has been made. The stadium is now nearly 40 percent complete.
The Minneapolis City Council is considering design work on downtown park near the Vikings Stadium. The Star Tribune reports a council committee Wednesday is considering a $1.8-million contract with San Francisco-based Hargreaves Associates to design the 4.2-acre park that would be called The Downtown East Commons.
he Minnesota Vikings have been in transition all year. Rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is learning on the job. Coach Mike Zimmer is shaping his new team’s mindset. Dave Mansell is making sure a 970-foot steel roof truss will be in place on time and within budget, along with tens of thousands of other tasks.
The NCAA announced Friday that Minneapolis will host the 2019 NCAA Final Four tournament. Eight states were competing to host. The announcement was made at TCF Bank Stadium Friday night.
Cold weather isn’t stopping work on the new Vikings stadium. The project hasn’t missed a beat since cold weather invaded the area earlier than usual.
The Minneapolis city council passed a resolution asking the Minnesota Vikings to change the glass used for their new stadium so it is bird friendly Friday. Last week, the Audubon Society said the glass used for new Vikings stadium could pose a threat to birds.
Minnesota’s 2018 Super Bowl bid committee promised more than a great party. The state pledged to pick up a super tab, too. We may never know all of the details about Minnesota’s Super Bowl bid. Under state law, it’s private.
Construction on the future Vikings stadium may be still in its infancy, but Stadium Project Director Allen Troshinsky says he and his crew have a new reason to be proud of their work. “It’s just peaking above the street level now, so passersbys are able to see some of the progress,” Troshinsky said.
Jon Weaver, the CEO of e-pulltab and bingo distributor Express Games answered Viking stadium fund-raising questions with Dave Lee on Wednesday morning.
Gov. Mark Dayton joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News to preview today’s stadium debate in the House of Representatives at the State Capitol.
A selling point for the Minnesota Vikings stadium plan, advocates say, is that it doesn’t depend on general tax dollars. That would mean it doesn’t put pro football in direct competition with money for public schools, nursing homes or other valued programs.
With the 2012 legislative session set to end Monday, it’ll take a lot of work to get the Vikings’ stadium bill to the governor’s desk. The Senate Tax Committee will have a hearing on the stadium bill later today, but this bill had been expected to come up before the Minnesota House and the Senate before the end of the week.
NFL owners adopted a revised “stadium loan program” on Wednesday that could provide up to $200 million for a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
The Downtown 2025 Plan, put together by the Minneapolis Downtown Council, calls for 10 major changes to make the area a destination to live, work and visit that includes a new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
The Minneapolis mayor updated the city council on Thursday about what’s happening with the Minnesota Vikings stadium issue.