Thursday, December 5, 2013

New Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium to be Built

According to Yahoo Finance, the Minnesota Sports facilities Authority and Minnesota Vikings have come to an agreement with Mortenson Construction to begin construction of a new multi-purpose facility that will be located in Minnesota replacing the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome located in downtown Minneapolis. 

The new stadium will not only be the new home for the Minnesota Vikings, but will also have the capability of hosting multiple events such as concerts, conventions and other sports events like the Super Bowl and BCS National Championship games. 

The Construction is scheduled for completion in July of 2016.  The 65,000 seat, 1.7 million square-foot stadium will cost $975 million to build.  It will have a complete transparent roof which will be the largest in the nation.

Construction of the stadium will require 4.3 million work hours and 7,500 tradespeople from 19 different trades and hundreds of local suppliers and subcontractors.

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