Vikings creating tech infrastructure to match scope of stadium

Vikings creating tech infrastructure to match scope of stadium

At the heart of the Vikings’ gameday fan plan is the concept of connectivity — to the Vikings’ brand, the players, each other.

Met Council closer to footing bill for pedestrian bridge near Vikings stadium

May 27
Met Council closer to footing bill for pedestrian bridge near Vikings stadium
Money would pay for $6M pedestrian walkway, but Vikings asked to contribute.

Hopes and cheers will pave the way to Vikings' plaza

May 28
Hopes and cheers will pave the way to Vikings' plaza
Some fans are laying down a couple of hundred dollars for a personalized piece of granite that will line the western plaza of the new stadium.
West Metro
Kicker Blair Walsh was among the Vikings players who were at Winter Park in Eden Prairie for offseason workouts in April.

Vikings look to Chanhassen for the team's new headquarters

In addition to having executive offices scattered downtown and in the suburbs, the team’s current offices and practice facilities lag by NFL standards.
May 28
Landscape architect Hargreaves Associates unveiled Wednesday night close-to-final concept designs for the Commons park.

Design unveiled for Downtown East park; $22M must be raised

Focus turns to finalizing details of the design and launching a $22 million fundraising campaign for the project in the shadow of the new Vikings stadium.
May 22

Developer considers condos, vertical parking system near new stadium ramp

Ryan Cos. is now considering building condos and an automated parking system, rarely seen in Middle America, on a previously contentious thin parcel abutting the Viking Stadium parking ramp. Automated parking systems are vertical solutions for small spaces. The system relies on elevators, lifts or conveyor belts to mechanically park vehicles in stalls stacked one top of one another. The narrow strip of land where Ryan is considering using the concept was the source of an unexpected fight for development rights between the Minneapolis-based firm and the Minnesota Vikings last fall. The key site is located between Park and Chicago avenues just across 4th Street from the light-rail stop and kitty-corner from the new Vikings Stadium.
May 16

Vikings stadium gets another $14 million from owners

Gallery: Construction update of the new Vikings stadium
West Metro
May 15
The new Vikings stadium under construction.

Vikings bump up team's contribution to stadium by $14M

About $13 million of the $14 million will be directed toward the stadium’s television system, including more than 2,000 HDTV monitors that will be displayed throughout the building.
May 9

April 8: Vikings stadium celebrates halfway mark in construction

Glass, metal panels now giving shape to giant metal skeleton.
May 7

Ryan Companies propose Radisson Red hotel near Vikings stadium

Ryan Companies is adding a new hotel to its five-block Downtown East redevelopment project in Minneapolis. The developer has submitted a proposal to the City of Minneapolis for a five-story, 164-room Radisson Red hotel on one of the two liner parcels on the backside of the new Wells Fargo towers that Ryan is currently building near the new Vikings stadium.
May 6

Public funds for $6M transit bridge near Vikings stadium draw fire

Its $6 million cost pales in comparison to the $1 billion Minnesota Vikings stadium nearby, but a publicly financed pedestrian bridge at the Downtown East light-rail station is provoking protest from critics, who say the team should foot the bill.
May 4

Glass panels going into Vikings stadium

Progress continues in the construction of the new Vikings stadium. Glass now going into the stadium panels.
April 17
Michele Kelm-Helgen, of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority led...

Stadium board meeting erupts into feud over roles, salary

Chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen said she felt threatened in her role, but board member denies making threat.
April 16

Stadium head Kelm-Helgen under fire by House Republicans

Gov. Mark Dayton reacted angrily after a Minnesota House committee tried to eliminate Kelm-Helgen's salary from the state budget.
April 12

Vikings stadium roof will get snow melt system designed by Uponor

Uponor designs snow melt system to prevent buildup (or collapse).
April 7

Morgue near Vikings stadium could become lively spot

Leasing of parking lot near Vikings stadium would expand access to park, event tents.
March 29
On the Sixth street side of the new Vikings stadium, some scaffolding...

Scaffolding falls in heavy winds at Vikings stadium site

High winds blew down scaffolding on the edge of the Vikings stadium project Sunday, forcing the closure of S. 5th Street alongside the site, police said. The roof of a trailer was damaged, but no injuries were reported.
West Metro
March 28

Kelm-Helgen's stadium role duplicates Mondale's, critics say

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chair called the criticism “a big distraction.” The criticism was a rare instance of the board’s members arguing among themselves over the role they play with the stadium.
March 27

Jan. 17, 2014: Kelm-Helgen gets a raise

Stadium construction on schedule
March 27

Vikings contributing $19.5 million more for stadium enhancements

It will be directed, among other things, toward plaza enhancements, food service equipment, seat upgrades and a deck that looks out toward Minneapolis, the team said.
March 26

Vikings selling personalized bricks for placement near new stadium

The Legacy Bricks program is selling various-sized personalized pavers for a few hundred dollars that will be placed on a 3-acre plaza.
March 22

Revitalized Downtown East betting on stadium momentum

Construction dominates skyline, but other changes are in store.
March 21

Glass work soon to begin at new Vikings stadium

10,000 shiny panes eventually will form the skin of the soaring structure. Bird lovers remain unhappy, saying the glass will jeopardize migrating songbirds.

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