Mortenson Construction just released this animation showing how the construction of the new Vikings stadium will proceed. The $1 billion, 65,000 seat stadium is scheduled to open its doors to fans by July 15, 2016.
It looks a long way away. But opening day for the new Vikings stadium is approaching fast: the construction contract for the facility sets a deadline for the project to be ready for football for the 2016 preseason. Read more →
Despite the outrage from Gov. Mark Dayton two years ago, fans are ponying up for those pricey seat licenses in the new Vikings stadium. The team said today it was already almost 1/3 ahead of its budget for sales for all of 2014, after just four months. Vikings director of communications Jeff Anderson says they’ve Read more →
The world’s 3rd largest mobile crane is going up in the stadium bowl in Minneapolis. How big is it? Well, take a look at the hook. The crane first went up yesterday, as you might expect, veeeeerrrry slowly. The Terex CC6800 started showing up last month. Here’s what the MSFA has to say of the Read more →
The Vikings say the ‘Baggie’–those curtains that closed off the upper deck and retractable seats in the Metrodome for Twins games–might return in their new stadium, although they’re not quite sure how. The team needs to figure out how to accommodate a hoped-for crowd of 25,000 soccer fans if the Wilf family can bring a Read more →
Minnesota is hotly debating what the NFL gets from cities that host a Super Bowl, and now the Miami Herald says Miami-Dade County is poised to approve a new subsidy deal for the NFL in south Florida. Read more →
A mock-up of what TCF Bank Stadium will look like when the NFL teams take the field starting in August. Read more →
The public park that will be located next to the new Vikings stadium is sparking controversy in Minneapolis. Critics argue the city may have given too much priority to private Vikings games and stadium events. Read more →
Minneapolis-based Mortenson Construction is one of the consortium of construction companies that will be building the new $675 million home of the Atlanta Braves.
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David Brauer, writing in the Southwest Journal, says the new park planned for west of the new Vikings stadium could theoretically be restricted from public use for as much as half the weekends of the year, if the Vikings, the stadium authority and a potential Major League Soccer team set up shop in the space. Read more →