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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Gov. Mark Dayton, Minnesota business leaders and sports celebrities are scheduled to announce Minnesota’s bid for the Final Four at a state Capitol news conference Tuesday.
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Gov. Mark Dayton and other officials said Wednesday that they’ll probably ask the Legislature for more tax breaks to sweeten the 2018 Super Bowl for fans now that the NFL has awarded the big game to Minneapolis.
NFL owners voted to hold Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis in 2018, over competing bids from New Orleans and Indianapolis. Officials with the Vikings and Minneapolis went to Atlanta, Ga., on Tuesday to make their final pitch in a closed-door meeting.
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The Big Easy, Naptown or the Twin Cities. That’s the choice facing NFL owners when they vote Tuesday on the site of the 2018 Super Bowl, choosing among New Orleans, Indianapolis and Minneapolis. Each city has hosted the big game, albeit just once for Indy and Minny.
A major downtown development project broke ground in Minneapolis Tuesday. It is what’s known as the Downtown East Project. It will cost $400 million and promises to grow five blocks near the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
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It may not look like much now, but the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority insists the site that once housed the Metrodome will soon be a major contender for Super Bowl LII. The organization is submitting its final bid for the 2018 game this Wednesday.
The Minnesota Vikings are contributing another $1.2 million to the new stadium to put in a bigger video board on the facility’s west end and for other video-related upgrades. The funding was approved Friday by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. It brings the total cost of the project from $975 million to $976.2 million.
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Politicians said the new Vikings stadium would create jobs, and Thursday we have some proof. A job fair was held at the Sabathani Community Center in north Minneapolis to connect the construction firms involved in the stadium with skilled workers. The firms aim to recruit women, minorities and veterans to work on the project, due in part to a provision of the stadium legislation which sets aside a percentage of jobs for these groups.