Bryan Trubey of HKS Sports & Entertainment Group, left, was greeted by Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley after the announcement was made that HKS will be the architectural firm designing the new stadium in September 2012.

Elizabeth Flores, Star Tribune

Stadium architect: HKS Inc.

  • Article by: RICHARD MERYHEW
  • Star Tribune
  • May 11, 2013 - 7:54 AM

Headquarters: Dallas

Resume: Designed two of the NFL's newest stadiums in Dallas and Indianapolis.

Resume stuffer: Now known for retractable roofs, walls and windows.

Quote: "A few years from now, when we walk in there, it's going to be an absolutely incredible experience that will change people's lives in this state, " - HKS principal Mark Williams.

Closest model: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, a downtown neighborhood venue that features a retractable roof as well as a giant movable window wall that opens to the skyline.

No stranger to Twin Cities: In 2009, it was part of a team that worked on future development plans for the Metrodome site.

Their bill: $34 million.

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