Stadium Updates

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.

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. 


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