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Wilfs could end up paying a lot more for Vikings stadium

By Mike Florio

Like pretty much everything ever attempted to be built within a budget, the new Viking stadium is going over its budget. And with the Minnesota Legislature placing a hard cap on the public contribution, any extra money spent on the project will come from the Vikings and/or the NFL. Sid […]

Vikings Stadium To Get More Escalators And TVs

By Jonathon Sharp

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to pay for more escalators and more televisions in their under-construction stadium.

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority approved Friday the $1.3 million increase in design fees, to increase totals from 27 to 33 escalators and 800 to 2,000 televisions. The purchase and […]

Vikes Stadium Created With Super Bowl In Mind

By sdswanson

By Kim Johnson, WCCO-TV

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Construction on the future Vikings stadium may be still in its infancy, but Stadium Project Director Allen Troshinsky says he and his crew have a new reason to be proud of their work.

“It’s just peaking above the street level now, so passersby are […]

Job Fair Held For Vikings Stadium Workers

By sdswanson

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Politicians said the new Vikings stadium would create jobs, and some proof of this pledge was evident Thursday.

A job fair was held at the Sabathani Community Center in north Minneapolis to connect the construction firms involved in the stadium with skilled workers.

The firms aim to recruit […]

Dayton: Supreme Court Must Act Quickly On Stadium

By Sara Boyd

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he hopes the Minnesota Supreme Court will act quickly on a lawsuit that’s trying to block the state from selling construction bonds for the new Vikings stadium.

Dayton says Tuesday that he sees the whole project at risk if the court doesn’t […]

New lawsuit could delay opening of Vikings stadium

By Mike Florio

The Vikings will play two years at the University of Minnesota’s open-air stadium. Unless it’s three years. Via Jim Adams of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, a legal challenge to the sale of bonds threatens to significantly delay the project. “Major problems will result from any significant delay,” Michele Kelm-Helgen, chairwoman of […]

Vikings Stadium Construction Off To Swift Start

By sdswanson

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The 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 […]

Another Potential Snag For Vikings Stadium Project?

By Jeff Wald

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – There’s more objection surrounding the new Vikings stadium on Thursday, a little more than a week after officials broke ground on one of the largest construction projects in Minnesota history.

Except this time it literally deals with areas surrounding the new stadium. Two former mayoral candidates […]

Vikings, Wells Fargo Agree On Signage Issue

By sdswanson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings and Wells Fargo have reached a preliminary agreement to resolve a conflict surrounding a development near the team’s new stadium.

Vikings vice president of stadium development Lester Bagley says the agreement was reached on Saturday night. It establishes parameters for roof signage on a new Wells […]

Rukavina Annoyed Stadium Requires Foreign Ore

By sdswanson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former state House member Tom Rukavina says he’s annoyed that the new Vikings stadium requires ore from overseas.

Mortenson Construction executive John Wood told the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority that some high-grade steel will be imported from Europe. He says officials are ordering from a Luxembourg manufacturer that’s a […]