Viking Ship Will Sail In Front Of New StadiumThe Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority announced the addition of a "Legacy Ship." The ship will be made of contemporary metals, stone, concrete and wood and will include theatrical lighting, sounds and smoke effects.
New Minnesota United Stadium To Be Built In St. PaulThe Minnesota United's new home is St. Paul. Mayor Chris Coleman and Minnesota United Owner Bill McGuire announced the team will call St. Paul home Friday. The city and the team reached a deal to build a 100-percent privately-funded stadium at the former "bus barn" site at Interstate 94 and Snelling Avenue.
Daktronics Will Create LED Display At New Vikings StadiumDaktronics. was named as the company who will be responsible for creating the LED display at the new Vikings stadium Friday. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authorty alerted the company at 9 a.m. meeting Friday.
Minnesota Making Bid For NCAA Final FourSix months after winning a bid to host the 2018 Super Bowl, Minnesota is making a bid for the NCAA Final four. Minnesota is one of eight locations competing for a Final Four between 2017 and 2020.
Vikings Move Ahead With Clear Glass In Stadium ConstructionThe Minnesota Vikings are moving ahead with clear glass on their new stadium in downtown Minneapolis. That's the latest word from the Sports Authority, which is overseeing stadium construction. This is despite concerns about possible bird collisions with the soaring glass stadium walls.
Big Crane To Help Build New Vikings Stadium A big crane is coming to help build the Minnesota Vikings new stadium. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and Mortenson Construction say one of the largest cranes in the world will be used to help build the $1 billion stadium. The crane will start arriving at the construction site in downtown Minneapolis Monday morning. The crawler crane will arrive in 70 truckloads over 10 days. When assembled, the crane can lift up to 1,250 metric tons.
In Push To Sell Seats, Vikings Giving Tours Of New StadiumThe Vikings are giving virtual tours of the new stadium in an effort to sell seat licenses to the public.
New Vikings Stadium Offers Learning Opportunity For MN StudentsSports provide many opportunities. For some, it's the opportunity to teach. Kids are more apt to listen and learn if they are studying something they are interested in. One Minnetonka sixth grade teacher found a tool to do just that, the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.
MN Sports Facilities Authority Submits Bid For 2018 Super BowlIt 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.
Season Ticket Holders Can Preview New StadiumMinnesota Vikings season-ticket holders will have chance beginning this week to get an interactive look at the new stadium being built in downtown Minneapolis. The Vikings and Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment will open a 7,500-square-foot preview center in a building next to the construction site.
NFL Wants Tax Breaks For Minneapolis Super Bowl BidMinnesota taxpayers might have thought the Vikings stadium debate was behind them, but there may be another controversy brewing.
Minnesota Touts New Indoor Stadium For 2018 Super BowlMinnesota political and business leaders say the cold-weather state would be ideally suited to host the 2018 Super Bowl in the Vikings' new climate-controlled indoor stadium. Gov. Mark Dayton and a team of business and community leaders launched Minnesota's bid on Monday while area temperatures were below zero.
Twins Blog: My Final Metrodome MemoryWhen one stadium goes up, another one must come down. That's what happening right now in downtown Minneapolis. On Saturday, the Metrodome will go flat. It's a speedy demolition process to make way for the new billion dollar Vikings stadium. Crews broke ground more than a month ago and the time has come to clear out the building for the next phase.
Officials: Steal Not, Metrodome Seats Now Up For SaleIt's officially two days until the end of an era, as the Vikings and their fans get set for the team's final game at the Metrodome, and the last day the public will be allowed inside. But things will be different at this game for another reason.
Vikings Plan Fan Event For Metrodome FinaleThe Minnesota Vikings plan a big weekend for fans as the team closes out its final season at the Metrodome. The festivities begin Saturday with a "Last Season, Last Call" event from 4-7 p.m. at Mall of America Field at the downtown Minneapolis dome.