U.S. Bank has deal for naming rights on new Vikings stadium

U.S. Bank has deal for naming rights on new Vikings stadium

The team announced what is likely to be a lucrative 20-year deal with U.S. Bank for stadium naming rights, but a bank spokesman said the reported $220 million price was “on the high side.”

Stadium worker died of head injuries, medical examiner says

August 28
Stadium worker died of head injuries, medical examiner says
The construction worker who fell from the roof of the new Vikings stadium died of blunt force injuries of the head, the medical examiner's office announced Friday.

1 worker dead, 1 injured in fall from roof at Vikings stadium

August 27
1 worker dead, 1 injured in fall from roof at Vikings stadium
The worker killed after falling Wednesday morning during construction on the roof was a Northfield man. Another worker who was hurt was in stable condition.
Minneapolis
September 1

Worker who survived fall at Vikings stadium hit post on way down

A pole stopped one man’s fall, but not the other’s, the report says. The full state investigation could take months to be made public.
Minneapolis
August 27

Safety investigation begins at new Vikings stadium

The death investigation results will become public upon completion.
Local
August 26
On the Sixth street side of the new Vikings stadium, some scaffolding...

March: 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.
Minneapolis
August 21

Vikings stadium authority files response to $15 million pay dispute

The authority said cost disputes on a big project like U.S. Bank Stadium are normal.
Blogs
August 21

New renderings show pavilion, cafe, park next to Vikings stadium

It's been months since the public has seen any new design details for The Commons park in Downtown East Minneapolis, but elements are slowly trickling out through public documents.
Minneapolis
August 19
Dave Mansell, general manager of the stadium project for Mortensen and...

Tours of the new Vikings stadium are not for the faint of heart

The $1.1 billion building that is almost double the size of the old Metrodome is a gantlet of heavy equipment, tools and construction materials waiting to be lifted into place.
Local
August 18
First look at purple seats being installed at the new Vikings stadium.

First purple seats go in at new Vikings stadium

Vikings’ season ticket-holders, young athletes check progress.
Minneapolis
August 14
Landscape architect Hargreaves Associates unveils Wednesday night clos...

$7 million pledged to build park near Vikings stadium

The Minnesota Vikings will add another $1 million as long as the park doesn’t adopt a corporate name.
West Metro
August 7

Vikings stadium cost dispute is critical to Mortenson's project share

General contractor seeks mediation to resolve clash involving $15 million in alterations at Vikings site.
Minneapolis
August 6
A dispute erupted this week over possible cost overruns at the Vikings new stadium, which is now more than 65 percent complete.

Mediation called to resolve disputed costs at Vikings stadium

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, which is overseeing the construction of the $1.1 billion Vikings stadium on behalf of the public, said M.A. Mortenson Co. has made a formal application for mediation over $15 million in disputed costs.
August 4

Dayton appoints Tony Sertich to sports facilities commission

Gov. Dayton appoints Tony Sertich to vacancy on Sports Facilities Authority board.
Local
July 27
The Vikings secured a deal with U.S. Bank last month reportedly worth about $200 million.

Local stadiums' naming rights yield cash and secrecy

The University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium, which opened in 2009, is the only recent example of a naming rights agreement that was made public.
Minneapolis
July 22
The new Vikings stadium is millions over budget, leading to some tense, closed-door meetings.

Is Vikings stadium as much as $50 million over budget? Officials at odds

The outgoing treasurer of the stadium panel says there are tens of millions of dollars in cost overruns, but the authority's director says the estimates are "patently false."
Local
July 21
The innovative roof at U.S. Bank Stadium will be made of ethylene tetrafluoroethylene, a self-cleaning, fluorine-based plastic.

Roof, glass doors next as Vikings stadium reaches turning point

The stadium is 65 percent complete and set to open in just over a year, in time for the Vikings to kick off the 2016 season in their new home.
Video
July 21
A view of the USBank Stadium roof made of ETFE, or ethylene-tetra-fluo...

Inside look at 65 percent-complete Vikings stadium

Vikings officials gave a behind-the-scenes tour of the new US Bank Stadium, the latest inside look at the $1.1 billion project.
July 20
A view of the USBank Stadium roof made of ETFE, or ethylene-tetra-fluo...

Innovative roof material makes Vikings stadium lighten up

Sixty percent, or some 248,000 square feet of the new Vikings stadium roof will be covered by a copolymer plastic that lets in light like glass but is lighter, cheaper and cleaner.
Local
July 20

Vikings stadium more than 65 percent complete

Construction is costing $1.4 million a day, officials say, adding that more than 1,200 workers are involved from 300 Minnesota businesses.
Business
July 7

Vikings tap many sources for stadium funds

It’s now possible to accurately estimate what the owners will end up putting into the stadium. It’s about $572 million.
Minneapolis
July 2

Vikings offer to pay half of costs for new pedestrian bridge

The Met Council will vote on a proposal that caps team’s share of pedestrian bridge at $3.5M.
West Metro
June 27
U.S. Bank Stadium

Wanted: Someone to oversee building of new Vikings stadium

There’s an opening on the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority for someone interested in overseeing construction of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium. The vacancy was created by the departure of gubernatorial appointee Duane Benson, who said he could no longer work with authority chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen.

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