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Subcontractor In Fatal Stadium Accident Has Past Safety Citations

Records show a subcontractor involved in a fatal accident at the Minnesota Viking stadium construction site has received numerous citations for violating safety standards at its worksites.

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New Vikes Stadium Featured In ‘Madden 16’

Fans will not be able to see a Minnesota Vikings game played at U.S. Bank Stadium for about another year — unless they play video games. The future home of the Vikings is featured in the new “Madden 16.”

08/21/2015

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Downtown East Park Has Raised $7 Million

It’s set to be an oasis in the center of the city. Minneapolis’s take on Central Park is closer to becoming a reality.

08/13/2015

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MSFA, Mortenson In Dispute Of Millions In Vikings Stadium Costs

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and Mortenson Company will be going to mediation over millions of dollars in stadium construction costs. A statement released by the MSFA says they were notified by the company that a formal application was submitted to engage in mediation over disputed costs related to new Vikings stadium project.

08/06/2015

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Ex-Rep. Sertich Named To Panel Overseeing Vikings Stadium

Former House Majority Leader Tony Sertich has gained a spot on the commission overseeing construction of the new $1 billion Vikings stadium in Minneapolis. Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday picked Sertich to replace Duane Benson, who resigned after clashing with Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen.

08/03/2015

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Reality Check: U.S. Bank Logo On New Vikings Stadium

U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is now 65 percent complete, and is scheduled to open next summer. On the future home of the Vikings is one of the biggest NFL stadium logos in the country.

07/24/2015

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Vikings Stadium Construction 65 Percent Complete

Construction of the Minnesota Vikings new stadium is more than half way done. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and the Vikings said Monday US Bank Stadium is 65 percent complete and a year away from being finished.

07/20/2015

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Innovative Roof Makes Minnesota Stadium Lighten Up

Ethylene-tetra-fluoro-ethylene. It’s not one of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s audible calls, nor is it a term for a three-wide receiver set in the Vikings offense. Look higher for the clues to this tongue-twister, all the way up to the roof of Minnesota’s new stadium.

07/19/2015

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Will Downtown East Flourish From $1B Vikings Stadium?

U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is just one year away from completion. And supporters of the $1 billion Minnesota Vikings stadium made a lot of development promises to get it built. But did they deliver?

07/17/2015

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Fire Reported At Vikings Stadium Construction Site

If you happened to drive past the construction site for the forthcoming U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis, you may have had cause for alarm. A plume of smoke could be seen late Friday morning at the site.

07/10/2015

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Security Boosted At Vikings Stadium After Man Gains Access

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.

06/19/2015

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Vikings Announce U.S. Bank As Naming Rights Partner For New Stadium

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.”

06/15/2015

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Vikings Stadium: Roof Truss Connected, Last Concrete Poured

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.

06/05/2015

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New Renderings Show Concepts For Downtown East Commons

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.

05/28/2015

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The Push To Make Minneapolis’ Skyways Safer For Birds

The effort to save migrating birds from deadly collisions with glass is about to be back before the Minneapolis City Council.

05/11/2015

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Metro Transit Wants $6 Million For Vikings Stadium Transit Bridge

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.

05/06/2015

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Minnesota Bids For 2020 College Football Championship Game

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.

05/05/2015

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Vikings Stadium Construction Is Halfway Done

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.

04/08/2015

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Reality Check: Major League Soccer & Public Stadium Funding

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.

04/01/2015

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Section Of 5th Street Closes As Mpls. Reconfigures Downtown

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.

03/30/2015

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High Winds Bring Down Scaffolding At Vikings Stadium Site, No Injuries

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.

03/29/2015

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Vikings Stadium Legacy Bricks

The Vikings are letting fans etch their names into the new stadium with legacy bricks.

03/26/2015

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Vikes Have Filled 33,000-Plus Seats For 2016 At New Stadium

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.

03/04/2015

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MSFA: Vikings Stadium 40% Complete

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.

02/13/2015

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Vikings Stadium Erects Itself Rapidly In Time-Lapse Video

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.

01/19/2015

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