The Vikings have added another $517,977 to the roughly $1 billion stadium project for additional concessions areas, another elevator and extra design services for a stadium skyway and press box, but not for new glass environmentalists say is necessary to protect birds.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) released a “State of the Stadium” update today with new statistics offering insights into one of the largest construction projects in Minnesota’s history.
The Vikings have agreed to increase their contribution by $49 million for the new football stadium.
The City Council approved a resolution this morning calling for a bird-safe Vikings' stadium design.
Sections of one of the world's largest construction cranes — the Terex Demag CC 6800 crawler — arrived at the Vikings stadium construction site today.
On Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 2, 2014) about a dozen simultaneous detonations severed the cables holding up the tattered remains of the Metrodome's roof. Video courtesy of Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority.
As chair of the government agency charged with overseeing one of the largest, most controversial projects in state history, Michele Kelm-Helgen has experienced her share of drama.
It took crews about 35 minutes to deflate the Metrodome on Saturday morning.
The Metrodome is being demolished to make way for the nearly $1 billion new Vikings stadium.
*Updated to clarify the nature of Mann's lawsuit
The sale of $486 million in state bonds to fund the new Vikings stadium has been delayed after another last-second legal challenge, which could push back the stadium’s opening date by a year.