A Look At The Vikings Stadium's Space-Age RoofThe most striking feature on the iconic U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis is something you look right through -- literally. Instead of a 1990s-style retractable roof, which most NFL stadiums rarely open, the Minnesota Vikings are using a revolutionary design that is incredibly light.
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?
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.
MSFA: Vikings Stadium 40% CompleteThe 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.
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.
Vikings Meet With Bird Advocates, 3M, On Bird-Safe GlassThe 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.
Citizens Continue To Call For Bird Safe Glass On New Vikings StadiumIt 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.
Audubon Society: New Stadium Could Be 'Death Trap' To BirdsA 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.
MSFA Head Grateful For Stadium Lawsuit Dismissal Michele Kelm-Helgen, the chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA), is responding to the Minnesota Supreme Court ruling that dismissed a lawsuit, which had been holding up the sale on bonds for the stadium.
Metrodome Roof Set For Deflation SaturdayThe Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority called their final meeting Friday before the Metrodome's roof comes down. The MSFA says it all depends on Saturday’s weather. If the wind is too strong, they won't be able to deflate the roof. But if things go as scheduled, the massive dome will come down. Cameras will be placed inside the stadium and on buildings surrounding it.
Vikings Stadium Construction Off To Swift StartThe big dig is on. Construction on a new Vikings stadium is well underway. In fact, it's going so fast that the demolition of the old Dome could happen soon. Mortenson Construction Company, the builder of the new stadium, has already removed 100,000 tons of dirt, creating a vast hole that is essentially a foundation for the new facility. Workers are putting in the pilings to secure the outer perimeter. All of this is in preparation for the last Dome event: the Vikings game against the Lions on Dec. 29.
Vikings Stadium Negotiations Postponed AgainAs some senior level Vikings officials spend time in London, there are questions here at home about the future of the new Vikings stadium. Groundbreaking is scheduled for November, but final negotiations about developments and the stadium lease have been postponed Friday until next week. This is the second time final deals have been delayed. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) has now pushed back their final urgent deadlines for negotiations twice. The team says they will be locked into this lease for 30 years so that's why they are taking their time.
Reality Check: PSLs And The Vikings StadiumNegotiations on a new Vikings stadium are winding down, but a new controversy may be heating up.