According to a report in the Duluth News Tribune today, attendance in the port city was sparse for a public meeting about the new $1 billion Vikings. The same was true last month for a similar meeting in Minneapolis.
Apparently one area of concern among those who attended the session was whether season-ticket holders will be shut out while the Vikings play two seasons at TCF Bank stadium at the University of Minnesota while the new stadium is being built. (The completion date is July 2016.)
Said Lester Bagley, spokesman for the Vikings: “We are putting up 2,000 temporary seats in the west end zone. We will match up the seats with the number of ticketholders, so everyone will have a seat.”
Reporter Rochelle Olson updates you on the construction of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis.
Aluminum framing for glass is being installed today, and the first panes of glass will be put up at the new Minnesota Vikings stadium next week. The glass will be transparent, not the bird-safe etched product that waterfowl advocates sought.