Security is being boosted at the new Vikings stadium after a photographer gained access to the under-construction building. Photographer Scott Heins published photos and an accompanying essay Wednesday on Deadspin.com.
The Vikings have announced U.S. Bank as the naming-rights partner for the forthcoming stadium in downtown Minneapolis. After anonymous sources first reported the naming rights to the Sports Business Journal, the team formally announced a 20-year investment from U.S. Bank for the new facility, which will be called “U.S. Bank Stadium.”
Construction of the new Vikings stadium hit several key milestones this week. With just over a year to go before construction is completed, several new features are starting to take shape. The roof truss that will support the entire roof of the stadium has been connected.
New concept renderings show what’s planned for the 4-and-a-half acre site adjacent to the new Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis. Downtown East Commons will also be right next to new office and residential buildings and Metro Transit’s light rail line.
The effort to save migrating birds from deadly collisions with glass is about to be back before the Minneapolis City Council.
When the Minnesota Vikings had a dome over their heads, it was commotion on ten Sundays a year. And when the new Vikings Stadium opens its doors, it will likely be a repeat. Metro Transit officials asked for a bridge to connect the crowd to the far side of the light rail track.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and state business Tuesday launched an official bid Tuesday for the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship game. It would be played at the new Minnesota Vikings stadium under construction in Minneapolis, which is already hosting the 2018 Super Bowl and the 2019 Final Four.
Crews building the Minnesota Vikings’ new home are crossing the project’s 50-yard line. The $1 billion stadium is now halfway finished. From the sky, you can see it’s really starting to take shape. The structural concrete is 80 percent done.
Minnesota lawmakers are showing a deep reluctance to wade into another stadium debate at the Capitol. That’s after Major League Soccer awarded a professional franchise to a group of Minnesota investors, who may ask for public stadium funding — the same kind of funding every other professional sports team got.
Officials in Minneapolis say a section of 5th Street by the new Vikings stadium construction site is slated to close Monday as part of a construction project to reconfigure how people get around downtown.
Authorities say high winds caused scaffolding to collapse on the edge of the Vikings stadium site and fall onto a downtown Minneapolis street. The Minneapolis Police Department says the incident happened late Sunday afternoon.
The Vikings are letting fans etch their names into the new stadium with legacy bricks.
Ticket sales for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium have been brisk. Commitments have already been made by ticket buyers to fill more than 33,300 seats at the 65,000-seat stadium.
The new Vikings Stadium in downtown Minneapolis is now 40 percent complete. The Minnesota Sports Facility Authority says over one million hours of work have gone into the nearly $1 billion stadium as of Friday.
The Minnesota Vikings reminded us on their Facebook page that it was one year ago yesterday when the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome was deflated to make room for a new billion dollar stadium.
The new Minnesota Vikings Stadium will not include bird-safe glass, despite months of impassioned pleas. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority made the final decision Friday.
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.
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Minneapolis will host the Super Bowl in 2018, and the NCAA Final Four the following year. Now, the state is looking for another big sports event. Monday night, officials were in Dallas, Texas, checking out the first College Football Playoff National Championship.
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.
The Minnesota Vikings say ticket sales for the new stadium are moving at a brisk pace. The Vikings announced Monday that they have sold 30,000 season tickets in the nine months since they went on sale for the new stadium, which is currently under construction.
The new Vikings stadium has 200,000 square feet of glass as part of its iconic design. Glass fabrication is well under way, with installation beginning in February. But officials overseeing construction of the billion-dollar facility met last week with bird advocates and the Vikings at 3M headquarters in Maplewood, telling lawmakers they asked the company if it could develop a new 3M adhesive film to cover the glass.
The Minnesota Vikings are putting more money into the new stadium under construction in downtown Minneapolis. The Vikes are adding another $647,000 for stadium extras, from sideline seating to food concessions. The latest upgrades include upgrading the team’s locker room, expanding cooking and concession areas and adding end-zone seating areas it calls “Red Zone Mini-Suites.”
The Minnesota Vikings are adding $647,000 to their share of their new stadium thanks to several design changes. The changes are up for approval at Friday’s meeting of the authority overseeing the stadium’s construction. The biggest share is almost $235,000 to change finishes and food service capabilities in one section of the stadium.