The stadium will have giant pivoting glass doors that open to the downtown Minneapolis skyline.
Proposals are due Monday for Vikings stadium parking, and Ryan envisions structures that would also serve its office towers.
The most progressive, most sustainable NFL football stadium, says Tom Fisher, dean of University of Minnesota's College of Design. Updated May. 17, 2013
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Former Vikings coach Jerry Burns says: “A retractable roof. Looking at it from an offensive standpoint, your offense suffers a great deal when you are playing under bad conditions ...” And Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak: “I want to make sure this is a place where soccer can be played. That’s a huge deal. I think someday it could be as big as football.”
The area around the Metrodome never fulfilled the hopes of stadium backers 30 years ago, who believed a new stadium could spark redevelopment of the shabby district called Industry Square. Here's a look at details from the Ryan Companies proposal for a $400 million redevelopment near new Vikings stadium. Also, take a look at how the “Metrodome Neighborhood” looked in 1951 compared to today.
The road trip is designed to promote electronic gambling in order to help fund the new Vikings stadium.
City will now negotiate with the Timberwolves and other private interests over $135 million renovation of the 22-year-old building.
This new stadium will enhance the overall fan experience, make the Vikings more financially competitive and give our community something to proud of, much like we obsess over Target Field’s splendor.
Updated May. 14, 2013