For some Vikings fans, the idea of two seasons at TCF Bank is exciting because it means two years of outdoor football. Others, however, wonder about parking near the University of Minnesota and what the loss of football means to downtown Minneapolis.
Community leaders hope that the construction of the new Vikings stadium will bring about the demise of the sea of surface parking lots that currently dominate development around the Metrodome.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority on Sept. 28 announced that it has selected HKS Sports & Entertainment Group to design the new Vikings stadium.
Surrounded by Vikings fans and construction workers in his third-floor office of City Hall, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak gulped Grain Belt beer from a Viking horn before being awarded “rock star” by Vikings crazies.
A Minnesota House of Representatives committee voted down a Vikings stadium bill on April 16, casting serious doubt on the possibility of a deal before the legislative session ends.
But the $975 million plan plan faces a skeptical City Council
The long, winding road to build a new Vikings stadium appears to end almost exactly where it started: The Metrodome.
Gov. Mark Dayton met with Minneapolis city leaders on Oct. 24 to discuss three potential sites for a downtown Vikings stadium that would be paid for in part by a citywide sales tax.
The future home of the Vikings has been revealed – maybe.