Estimate: 4.5M hours of labor for Vikings stadium construction

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The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority gave a quick update on the status of the new stadium to the Legislative Commission on Minnesota Sports Facilities yesterday. There wasn’t a whole lot of news, but there was an interesting card in the MSFA’s “deck,” in Powerpoint parlance.

The MSFA put up a table of the project’s workforce needs, citing an estimate by construction manager Mortenson Construction. Add up the numbers, and it amounts to more than 4.5 million work hours, a lot of paychecks for what are likely to be union tradespeople.

Craft Work Hours Workers Hours/Worker
Carpenters 971,515 5,616 173
Ironwrokers 805,668 4,659 173
Electricians 522,712 3,026 173
Laborers 484,465 2,802 173
Operating engineers 335,866 1,943 173
Pipe fitters/plumbers 334,081 1,931 173
Teamsters 249,630 440 567
Glazers 151,962 268 567
Sheet metal 149,109 863 173
Drywall 128,596 227 567
Bricklayers 123,301 712 173
Sprinkler fitters 90,161 159 567
Cement masons 56,304 328 172
Roofers 34,948 61 573
Elevators 34,947 203 172
Painters 27,711 49 566
Tile setters 21,381 38 563
Millwrights 3,578 6 596
Total 4,525,935 23,331 194