It’s the kind of scene that makes you stop in wonder Until now, only few have gotten such a front row view of the new Vikings Stadium. WCCO got to go inside the $800 million project Monday afternoon. The pillar, which is the spine of the entire building, will take a year to build.
In their first one-on-one debate of the campaign, two candidates for Minnesota governor squared off in Duluth Tuesday. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton and his Republican opponent, Jeff Johnson, turned up the heat on each other over which candidate better understands the struggles of middle class voters. But unexpectedly, another big issue just keeps coming back: the Vikings stadium.
With fandom growing, multimedia revenue streams expanding, and amenities multiplying, sports stadiums are growing more expensive.
It wasn’t all about costs. Friday morning’s Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority hearing also centered around glass. Supporters of using bird-safe glass at the new Vikings stadium made their presence felt.
The new billion dollar Vikings stadium is one fifth complete.
Along the way, stadium organizers are making some costly changes but assure the Vikings team is picking up the cost.
The fight to have the new Minnesota Vikings stadium feature bird safe glass took to the streets Saturday. The Audubon Chapter of Minneapolis led a public demonstration across from the construction site.
Gov. Mark Dayton got a hero’s welcome Monday from union workers at the Minnesota AFL-CIO Conference in St. Paul. Dayton, Minnesota’s first Democratic governor in two decades, told convention delegates he delivered what he promised – jobs.
The Minnesota Vikings say they’re adding another $19.7 million to their contribution to a new stadium to make sure it has the features they want. The team said Friday that the new money will guarantee “crucial” features such as five massive pivoting glass doors.
A major transformation is underway at the site of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis. Steel girders weighing hundreds of thousands of pounds are getting hoisted into place for the new stadium roof. Hundreds of workers are transforming a hole in the ground to the steel skeleton of the Vikings stadium.
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.
A prominent ornithological group says the forthcoming Vikings stadium will be a serious threat to birds unless its glass is changed. The Audubon Society said that they are calling on the team and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority to modify the stadium’s current specs.
It’s only a month and a half before from the start of the NFL season. Vikings fans could get their hands on single game tickets starting Tuesday morning. This will be the first season the team will play at TCF Bank Stadium.
When state lawmakers voted to help build the new billion dollar Vikings stadium, they made sure that women and minorities would get a piece of the construction. Both in construction jobs and in contractors selected.
The Minnesota Vikings stadium construction site has an important delivery on the way. Portions of a 400-foot mobile crane began arriving Monday, with a total of 70 truckloads schedule to drop off the sections over a 10-day period.
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