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.
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.
Six months after winning a bid to host the 2018 Super Bowl, Minnesota is making a bid for the NCAA Final four.
Minnesota is one of eight locations competing for a Final Four between 2017 and 2020.
Fears that a Packers-tainted beam would end up in the new Vikings stadium have been alleviated, according to the construction firm working on the project. Over the weekend, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker reportedly wrote “Go Packers” on a steel beam at a Wisconsin shop that’s helping build the new $1 billion stadium.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker might have committed a political version of football’s unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on a piece of material that will be part of the Minnesota Vikings new $1 billion stadium. Walker says he wrote a little message on one of the beams to be used in the new stadium in downtown Minneapolis.
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