Roundup: Lawmakers meet, fake tickets and new construction video

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The Vikings game against Green Bay in the Metrodome this Sunday may be an even hotter ticket that you realized.

The Vikings say there may be a number of fake or stolen tickets circulating ahead of the sold out game, and that fans should be wary of buying tickets near the stadium on game day.

Fans shouldn’t buy e-tickets printed on letter-sized paper because of the high risk that they are fakes, and the team also says that very few tickets are printed on generic Ticketmaster ticket stock. The team says Ticketmaster tickets for sale on the street are most likely counterfeits as well.

The Vikings say fans buying tickets on the secondary market should check prices and seat locations against the stadium map at Vikings.com, warning they run the risk of being ejected or even arrested if they’re found in the stadium with a counterfeit ticket.

Legislators meet to talk stadium

The Legislative Commission on Minnesota Sports Facilities is meeting again today. It’s the third gathering of the 12-member panel since the stadium bill to authorize a new Vikings stadium was signed in May, 2012.

The new lease and development agreements, signed earlier this month by the Vikings and the state, are on the agenda. The commission, comprised of six House and six Senate members, can’t alter the agreements now. But lawmakers will get an update on what’s next for the $975 million project and likely resume talks about funding and other issues, possibly including seat licenses. State and city taxpayers are paying about half of the bill on construction of  the new facility.

Construction animation

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and Mortenson Construction have released an animated video, showing how they plan to tear down the existing stadium and build a new one in its place in downtown Minneapolis. Ground breaking is likely about a month away. Have a look: