Stadium Updates

Dec 13, 2013

Four out of the five claims made in a last-second lawsuit against Ryan Construction's Downtown East development were dismissed by a Hennepin County judge today.

Dec 12, 2013

An emergency hearing was held this morning to hear arguments stemming from a lawsuit filed against Minneapolis by former City Council President Paul Ostrow and former mayoral candidates Stephanie Woodrow and Dan Cohen regarding the five-block Downtown East development deal.

Dec 05, 2013

The City Council unanimously approved the financing plan for the $400 million Downtown East development plan at its last meeting of the year today.

Dec 03, 2013

After years of lobbying, hard-fought political battles at the state and local level and several unforeseen setbacks, the Vikings held a ceremonial groundbreaking for their new stadium Tuesday.

Nov 27, 2013

The first major construction activity for the new Vikings stadium has started today.

Crews are excavating and hauling dirt from the parking lot on the east side of the Metrodome.

Nov 22, 2013

The Vikings have pledged an additional $41.4 million toward the construction of its new stadium after construction bids came in higher than anticipated. 

Nov 13, 2013

Downtown-based developer Ryan Cos. has secured a conditional use permit for its proposed $400 million development project planned next to the new Vikings stadium.

Oct 24, 2013

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority has reached a deal to buy the plaza area near the Metrodome for $17 million from a group of landowners who had been in a legal battle with the authority over the value of the land. 

Oct 04, 2013

After much drama and a few delays, the Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) have cleared the last major hurdle before beginning construction on a new stadium. On Oct.

Sep 13, 2013

A financial and legal audit commissioned by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority found that the Wilf family will have enough money to pay for the new stadium, even if “the worst-case scenario” occurs in their pending civil lawsuit in New

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