Stadium Updates

Jun 30, 2014

Sections of one of the world's largest construction cranes — the Terex Demag CC 6800 crawler — arrived at the Vikings stadium construction site today.

Feb 03, 2014

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.

Jan 21, 2014

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.

Jan 20, 2014

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. 

Jan 13, 2014

*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.

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.


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