Scoreboards Being Installed At U.S. Bank StadiumIt’s another milestone for U.S. Bank Stadium this week as crews begin installing the scoreboards. For fans who remember the small video boards at the Metrodome, this will be a dramatic change.
Minneapolis Loses Out On 2020 College Football Title GameOn Wednesday, Minnesota lost a bid to New Orleans to host the 2020 College Football Playoff national championship at U.S. Bank Stadium. That's after Minneapolis won two previous high-profile bids to host the 2018 Super Bowl, and the 2019 NCAA Final Four.
Mediation Set For November In Vikings Stadium DisputeThe public authority overseeing the new Minnesota Vikings stadium and the main contractor building it are headed for a three-day mediation session next month over some disputed costs.
MSFA, Mortenson In Dispute Of Millions In Vikings Stadium CostsThe 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.
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?
McCarthy Elected Next President Of Minnesota AFL-CIOA Minneapolis area labor leader has been elected the next president of the Minnesota AFL-CIO. The Minnesota AFL-CIO General Board on Tuesday elected Bill McCarthy to head the state labor federation.
Vikings Stadium Board Treasurer Duane Benson ResignsTreasurer of the Viking stadium board, Duane Benson, has resigned, according to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority. Benson announced his resignation at the end of a regularly scheduled meeting Friday.
Vikings Stadium: Roof Truss Connected, Last Concrete PouredConstruction 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.
Metro Transit Wants $6 Million For Vikings Stadium Transit BridgeWhen 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.
Senate Rejects Bid To Deny Public Assistance To Super BowlIn a pair of votes Monday, the Senate rejected attempts to bar use of public dollars toward football's premier event and to repeal a sales tax exemption on Super Bowl tickets.
Section Of 5th Street Closes As Mpls. Reconfigures DowntownOfficials 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.
Wilfs Pledge $19.5M More To Vikings' StadiumThe Wilf family is pledging another $19.5 million toward the Minnesota Vikings' stadium project to cover more of the costs in several aspects of building and surrounding areas.
Trio Of Major Events Brings Sports Debate Back To CapitolA trifecta of major sporting events — the Ryder Cup, the Final Four and the biggest prize of all, a Super Bowl — are headed to Minnesota in coming years, all of them certain to shower the state with global attention and pull in tens of thousands of visitors.
Vikings Stadium Erects Itself Rapidly In Time-Lapse VideoThe 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.
MSFA: No Bird-Safe Glass At Vikings StadiumThe 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.