After years of controversy and public debate, Tuesday marks the beginning of the end for the Metrodome. State officials and the Minnesota Vikings will break ground for a new NFL football stadium.
Some collectors are bringing the Metrodome’s old right field wall home after paying a combined $3,025 for pieces of the “Baggie.” A pair of 16-feet-high, 190-feet-long sections of the famed fence sold during an online auction that concluded Monday. One went for $2,025 and the other for $1,000. Together, the items drew 190 bids. When the Minnesota Twins played at the Metrodome from 1982-2009, left-handed hitters took aim at the dark blue wall that stood only 327 feet from home plate. To make up for the short distance, the fence was extended for a total height of 23 feet. When balls bounced off the wall, it rippled like a garbage bag, spawning the nickname.
Minnesota stadium developers are providing a fuller accounting of their upcoming steel purchase after word of foreign imports caused concern on the state’s Iron Range.
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.
It’s time to place your bids on pieces of Metrodome history. An auction is underway on more than a dozen items used inside the dome. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authorities is selling off the contents through the state auction site. Demolition of the building is set for next year.
Minnesota’s puffy-topped Metrodome that has hosted monster truck rallies, the Final Four and the Super Bowl will soon hold its final event. Ahead of its demolition, historians and others are sizing up what should be saved.
An official involved in the Minnesota Vikings stadium project says a goal for getting key elements of the financing locked in this week won’t be met.
Construction isn’t even underway on a new Minnesota Vikings football stadium, but a hard push is on by the team and its landlord to lure a Super Bowl, college football championship game and Final Four basketball tournament.
New NFL security rules will now ban off-duty law enforcement officers from taking their guns into stadiums. But some Minneapolis peace officers are saying they believe the policy is a violation of their rights.
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The Vikings stadium is in trouble. Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered an investigation into the Wilf family’s finances in the aftermath of a New Jersey judge’s ruling that the Wilf family committed civil fraud.
The 2016 opening of the new Vikings stadium could be in jeopardy. The team unexpectedly broke off negotiations with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA).
Even before ground is broken on a new Minnesota Vikings stadium, a white-collar brigade of accountants, architects, lawyers and other consultants has locked in millions of dollars in contracts that would complicate any effort to derail the project.