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Stadium: U.S. Bank Stadium (Vikings Stadium), Minneapolis, capacity: 66665, club: Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings' new home, recently christened U.S. Bank Stadium, cost $1 billion, while the New Horizon satellite project, a 10-year voyage. A group of Republican state lawmakers proposed a new Vikings stadium plan that would drastically reduce the size of the taxpayer.
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Vikings stadium wins legislative approval

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 11 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Senate gave final legislative approval Thursday to a plan to build a new home for the state's National Football League team.

Gov. Mark Dayton has said he would sign the bill that passed the House at 4 a.m. Thursday 71-60 and then cleared the Senate by a 36-30 vote.

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The stadium for the Minnesota Vikings will cost $975 million and appeared unlikely to become a reality until the team recently agreed to take on a larger portion of the cost.

The Vikings originally agreed to contribute $427 million to the project, but their final cost climbed to $477 million. The city of Minneapolis has committed $150 million for the stadium and the state will pay $348 million.

Sen. Julie Rosen, who sponsored the bill, celebrated along with fans in the Senate gallery who came dressed as they would for a football game.

"We delivered," Rosen said. "We are going to have a first-class stadium we can all be very, very proud of."

Although the Minneapolis City Council must still approve its share of the costs, a majority of the council members have said they would vote in favor.

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The Vikings, founded in 1961, have played in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome since 1982. The new stadium will be built on the site of the Metrodome, where the Vikings will play this season.

The team will play at the University of Minnesota while the new stadium is being constructed.

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The roof will not open and close, but half of it will be see-through.

There will be five 95-foot-high retractable doors on the west side that will pivot to open, connecting the building to a public plaza and highlighting views of the downtown Minneapolis skyline.

There will be lots of glass in the walls, with most of the rest of the exterior covered by a zinc material that architects say will change color in different light.

About a year after $500 million in public money was approved by the Minnesota Legislature for a new Vikings stadium, the curtain was pulled back Monday, May 13, to let the public see what the $975 million facility will look like.

The new design was unveiled at a 90-minute event at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.

The building will be asymmetrical and multisided. The roof will slope to ensure snow doesn’t pile up atop it.

Some have seen the prow of a ship in the high roof at one end, said Michele Kelm-Helgen, chairwoman of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, which is overseeing construction. Others say the shiny blocks look like ice floes.

Kelm-Helgen called the design a “really interesting, beautiful piece of architecture” that will be “iconic” and a great addition to the neighborhood.

“I’m sold,” former Viking coach Bud Grant said at the end of a program that featured several speakers and a presentation from Bryan Trubey, design principal at HKS, the stadium architect.

Grant joked he used to be an advocate for outdoor football, but “not anymore.”

Tom Fisher, dean of the University of Minnesota’s College of Design and a co-chairman of Minneapolis’ stadium implementation committee, predicted the stadium will be “an internationally well-known famous building.”

And Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said the facility should spur nearby development, unlike its predecessor, the Metrodome.

“Don’t you want to be next to that?” he asked KFAN-FM radio host Paul Allen, who emceed the evening.

The 65,000-seat stadium will have entrances on all four sides. The west side will be the featured one with the pivoting doors and public plaza, but architects worked to not make the eastern side look like the back door, said Kelm-Helgen.

“If you look at this, there really is an east side and a west side but not necessarily a front and back,” she said.

“This facility is going to put us in a position of being able to compete for just unbelievable numbers of national, international events,” Kelm-Helgen said, while continuing to serve the public as “a statewide indoor park of sorts.”

The southern half of the roof will be comprised of a transparent ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) membrane supported by steel, Kelm-Helgen said.

People might be familiar with ETFE from seeing it on the Beijing National Aquatics Center, commonly known as the Water Cube, during the 2008 Summer Olympics.

“They talk about it as the ‘new retractable,’ ” Kelm-Helgen said. “It lets all the light in.”

The northern half of the roof will be made of a hard, opaque material.

Aside from the look of the structure itself, the other big question answered Monday was what, if any, retractable elements would be included.

Kelm-Helgen said the Vikings had their hearts set on a retractable roof – a feature that was in the conversation until last week. Ultimately, she said, “it became obvious that it was going to be really difficult to afford.”

Adding a retractable roof has been estimated to cost an additional $25 million to $40 million. The cost of a retractable feature alone, like a door or window, is more like $5 million to $10 million. The money was to come from savings within the existing project budget.

Officials declined Monday to provide the cost for the five-door retractable feature or what the retractable roof would have cost.

“We’re not talking about individual costs,” Trubey said.

Officials with the sports facilities authority also declined to provide cost details.

Trubey’s firm designed the new Dallas Cowboys stadium as well as Lucas Oil in Indianapolis. Both have retractable roofs. The Cowboys facility has large moving glass doors at both end zones, and Indianapolis has a large window that opens toward the downtown business district.

The new stadium in Minneapolis will have seven levels inside, connected by elevators, staircases, escalators and a large ramp, Kelm-Helgen said.

It will be about 1.6 million square feet, compared with the 975,000 in the Dome. And the new building will feature “definitely wider concourses, many more bathrooms, just a lot more public open spaces,” Kelm-Helgen said.

In many spots, the concourses will open onto the stadium bowl, “like the Xcel Center,” she said.

There will be large high-definition video screens at the east and west ends, and a video display board visible from outside.

The authority voted unanimously at the end of the evening to approve the design and send it to the city of Minneapolis for permit approvals. Groundbreaking is expected in October.

State Rep. Bob Barrett, R-Lindstrom, struck a discordant note Monday afternoon with a statement raising the issue of the lagging revenue from charitable gaming that’s supposed to be paying the state’s share of the stadium cost.

“Tonight, the Vikings and Governor Dayton’s Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority are throwing a celebratory party instead of taking charge and fixing the problem that would save taxpayers, school kids and the elderly from funding this huge shortfall. This is simply unacceptable,” Barrett said.

The Legislature approved the stadium financing plan last year after a decade of trying by the Vikings, who say their current home at the Metrodome was insufficient. The team hopes to begin play in the new stadium – being built on the Metrodome site – by the 2016 season.

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In fact, at least five stadiums costing more than $1 billion have been built worldwide, with Metlife Stadium, home of the Giants and Jets taking the lead at $1.6 billion. But not to be outdone, Tokyo's 2020 Summer Olympic stadium is expected to top $2 billion once it's complete, making it the most expensive sports venue ever built. 

When you think about it, $720 million for a three-billon mile NASA journey is a pretty good investment ($0.24 per mile traveled) unlike some stadiums that have been left abandoned mere months after countries invested millions in them, such as venues from the Beijing and Sochi Olympics. 

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U.S. Bank Stadium is indoor stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota currently serves home field for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL) . Located on the site of the former the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Downtown East, the 68,000 capacity stadium is their third.[1] It has been referred to as Metrodome Next.

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Current Metrodome lease

The Vikings' lease with the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission (MSFC), as signed by both parties in August 1979, kept them in the Metrodome until 2011.[2] The lease was considered one of the least lucrative among NFL teams; it includes provisions where the commission owns the stadium, and the Vikings were locked into paying rent until the end of the 2011 season. For the past 9 seasons, however, the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission has been waiving the team's nearly $4 million rent.[3] The Vikings pay the MSFC 9.5 percent of its ticket sales; the commission "reserves all rights to sell or lease advertising in any part of the Stadium" and the team cannot use the scoreboard for any ads and does not control naming rights for the building; the commission controls the limited parking and its revenue; and the commission pays the team 10 percent of all concession sales, which in 2004 and 2005, amounted to just over half a million for the team each year while the MSFC takes roughly 35 percent of concessions sold during Vikings games.[4] The Vikings were 30th out of 32 NFL teams in local revenues in 2005.[4] The Vikings, as well as the stadium's other tenants, have continually turned down any proposals for renovating the Metrodome itself.[4] A plan for a joint Vikings/University of Minnesota football stadium was proposed in 2002, but differences over how the stadium would be designed and run, as well as state budget constraints, led to the plan's failure.[5] The university would eventually open its own TCF Bank Stadium in 2009.

Downtown Minneapolis

From the outset, Zygi Wilf, a billionaire from New Jersey and principal owner of the Vikings since 2005,[6] had stated he was interested in redeveloping the downtown site of the Metrodome no matter where the new facility was built.[4] Taking into consideration downtown Minneapolis' growing mass transit network, cultural institutions, and growing condo and office markets, Wilf considered underdeveloped areas on the Downtown's east side, centered on the Metrodome, to be a key opportunity and began discussing the matter with neighboring landholders, primarily the City of Minneapolis and the Star Tribune.[4] An unrelated 2008 study explains that the effect of the media, in this case an uncritical Star Tribune, matters a great deal in helping a stadium initiative.[7] As a result, once the negotiations for the Anoka County location had been put aside, the Vikings focused on proposing a stadium that would be the centerpiece of a larger urban redevelopment project.[4]

Wilf's Vikings began acquiring significant land holdings in the Downtown East neighborhood around the Metrodome in June 2007, the Vikings acquired four blocks of mostly empty land surrounding the Star Tribune headquarters from Avista Capital Partners (the private equity owner of the Star Tribune) for $45 million; it is also believed the Vikings have first right of refusal to later buy the paper's headquarters building.[8] In May 2007, the Vikings also acquired three other downtown parking lots for a total of $5 million, and have made a bid for a city-owned, underground parking ramp next to the neighborhood's light rail station.[8]

Proposal timeline

2007

On April 19, 2007, the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission (MSFC) and Vikings unveiled their initial plans for the stadium and surrounding urban area, with an estimated opening of 2012.[9] The plan included substantial improvements to the surrounding area, including an improved light rail stop, 4,500 residential units, hotels with a combined 270 rooms, 1,700,000 square feet (Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m2) of office space and substantial retail space.[9]

As of 2007, the stadium would have held approximately 73,600 people and was to have been complete by August 2011. The initial proposal did not have the final architectural design renderings, but did include key features that were to have been included in any final plan, including the plans for neighboring urban development. These included demands for a retractable roof, an open view of the surroundings (particularly the downtown skyline), a glass-enclosed Winter Garden alongside the already-existing adjacent Metrodome light-rail stop, leafy urban square with outdoor cafés and dense housing around its edges, aesthetic improvements to roads connecting the stadium to nearby cultural institutions, and adaptive reuse of neighboring historic buildings.[10] The roof would have allowed Minneapolis to remain a potential venue for the Super Bowl and Final Four, both of which had been held at the Metrodome. The proposed urban plan itself was received with cautious welcome.[11]

The 2007 proposed cost estimate for the downtown Minneapolis stadium was $953,916,000.[12] The total broke down to $616,564,000 for the stadium, $200,729,000 for a retractable roof, $58,130,000 for parking, $8,892,000 for adjacent land right-of-way, and $69,601,000 to take into account inflation by 2010.[12] The estimate compared to then-upcoming stadiums in Indianapolis at $675 million (retractable roof, completed 2008), Dallas at $932 million (retractable roof, completed 2009) and New York at $1.7 billion (open-air, completed in 2010).[12] In addition, according to Wilf, taking into account the costs for the surrounding urban developments put forth in the proposal would have brought the estimated total to $2 billion.[8] The estimated costs were based on projected 2008 construction and material costs, so it would have been possible that the stadium costs could have hovered near $1 billion if the Minnesota State Legislature had not approved the project in the 2008 session.[13]Template:Update after

No proposals were made, at that time, for paying for the stadium.[9] The MSFC and Vikings made initial pitches to the Minnesota State Legislature during the end of the 2007 session, but expected to make serious efforts during the 2008 legislative session.[14] The Vikings proposed creating a Minnesota Football Stadium Task Force, which they expect would take 24 months to plan the stadium.[14]

2008

Following the September 2008 MSFC vote to start feasibility studies for re-using the Metrodome, an unrelated study released for 38 U.S. cities[15] found that "when a [NFL] team wins, people's moods improve,"[16] and that personal income for residents of a city with an NFL team with 10 wins increases about $165 per year.[16] While true for NFL football, for comparison, professional baseball and basketball gain no personal income for residents.[16]

2009

Feasibility studies for Dallas-based design and local construction of a new stadium were expected in early 2009.[17] Roy Terwilliger, a former Republican state senator from Edina, Ray Waldron, an AFL-CIO leader, and the Dome engineering expert and CEO, Bill Lester and Steve Maki of the MSFC selected architectural firm HKS of Dallas and construction manager Mortenson of Minnesota over the objections of Paul Thatcher and Timothy Rose of Minneapolis-St. Paul, who preferred Ellerbe Beckett and Kraus-Anderson, both of Minnesota. Loanne Thrane of Saint Paul, the sole female member of the commission, voiced opposition and later voted with the majority.[18]

In December 2009, commission chairman Terwilliger said, "We know what the art of the possible is at this particular location." A new proposal for 65,000 seats with a sliding roof was unveiled at $84 million less than the previous proposal, but with $50 million per year more scheduled for each year that construction is delayed.[19] Vikings officials boycotted the presentation which estimated the total cost at $870 million, or $770 million if the sliding roof is omitted.[19]

2010

The 2010 Vikings stadium proposal was dealt a setback on May 5, 2010, when a Minnesota House panel defeated the proposal by a 10-9 vote.

The stadium debate was revived in the aftermath of the Metrodome's roof deflation on December 12, 2010; which forced the relocation of the Vikings' final two home games of the 2010 season and led to more calls for a new stadium from various sources in the local and national media.[20][21] Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton discussed the matter with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, but said "any new stadium must first benefit the people of Minnesota".[22]

2011

City of Minneapolis Proposal

After Hennepin County stopped their pursuit of a Vikings stadium,[23] the city of Minneapolis submitted a plan for a Vikings' stadium at the downtown Metrodome site. The Minneapolis plan is for a fixed-roof stadium costing an estimated $895 million. The proposal also included funding solutions for $95 million in renovations to the Minnesota Timberwolves' Target Center. The team reacted with skepticism to the proposal and did not want to play at nearby 50,000 seat capacity University of Minnesota TCF Bank Stadium during three years of construction.[24] Because the Minneapolis dome site is a cheaper option, football fans were expected to return to the Minneapolis plan if the shortfall in the Ramsey County plan were not realized.[25]

Ramsey County Proposal

In May 2011, Ramsey County officials announced they had reached an agreement with the Minnesota Vikings to be the team’s local partner for a new stadium, subject to approval by the Minnesota Legislature and to approval of a sales tax by the Ramsey County Board.[26] The site of the stadium would be the former Twin Cities Army Ammunitions Plant in Arden Hills, which is about 10 miles from the Metrodome in Minneapolis and is a Superfund clean up site. The agreement called for an $884 million stadium and an additional $173 million for on-site infrastructure, parking and environmental costs.[27]

Ramsey County said the Vikings would commit $407 million to the project, which would have been about 44 percent of the stadium cost and 39 percent of the overall cost. The county's cost would have been $350 million, to be financed by a half-cent sales tax increase.[27] The state of Minnesota's cost would have been $300 million.[26] This totalled about $1.057 billion, leaving at least a $131 million shortfall.[25] Minnesota Vikings and the State of Minnesota agreed the total of fixing roads would have been $131 million.[28]

2012

On March 1, 2012, an agreement was announced by Minnesota governor Mark Dayton for a new stadium to be built on the site of the Metrodome, pending approval by the state legislature and the Minneapolis city council.[29] The $975 million project, half of which will be publicly funded, will be patterned after Lucas Oil Stadium. It will utilize part of the footprint of the Metrodome and will only require the Vikings to play at TCF Bank Stadium during the final year of construction.[30] The agreement met with mixed reaction, and some criticized the proposal as being unfair to taxpayers and a giveaway to team owners.[31]

On May 10, 2012, the Minnesota Legislature approved funding for a new Vikings stadium on that site. The project is projected to have a $975 million price tag, with the Vikings covering $477 million, the state covering $348 million, and $150 million covered by a hospitality tax in Minneapolis. The city of Minneapolis must pay a total of $678 million over the thirty year life of the deal, including interest, operations and construction costs.[32] The bill was signed by Gov. Dayton,[33] and received the approval of the Minneapolis City Council on May 25, 2012.[34][35] The Vikings will play in the Metrodome through the 2013 season, as construction would not require the immediate demolition of the Metrodome. The Vikings will then move to TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus until the new stadium is complete.

2013

On May 13, 2013, The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA), the Minnesota Vikings and HKS Sports & Entertainment Group together unveiled the design of the State’s new multi-purpose stadium, a major milestone in getting the $975 million stadium built on time and on budget. The design package will now be submitted to the Minneapolis Stadium Implementation Committee and the City of Minneapolis for review.

Charitable gambling funding shortfall

The State of Minnesota's portion of the cost of the stadium was to be funded by revenue from a proposed new charitable gambling source, which was dubbed electronic pulltabs. When the stadium funding bill was passed in the legislature and signed by the governor on May 14, 2012 the new revenue from the games was estimated to be $34 million for 2013, and rising each year thereafter.

November 2012 revenue forecast

Six months later, the first budget estimate from the Minnesota Office of Management and Budget was released, revising the projected revenue from the electronic pulltab games. This first revision cut the estimated revenue from the game for 2013 by 51%, to $16 million (versus the legislation's estimate of $34 million)

From page 15 of the Minnesota Management and Budget Complete Forecast, November 2012: "For FY 2013, the projected reserve balance has been reduced from $34 to $16 million. Projected new gambling revenues from stadium legislation are expected to be $18 million (51 percent) below end of session estimates." -- "The forecast reduction reflects a slower than expected implementation of electronic gaming options and reduced estimates for daily revenue per gaming device."[36]

February 2013 revenue forecast

In March of 2013, the Minnesota Office of Management and Budget released another updated budget forecast for Fiscal Year 2013 to 2017. Included in this forecast was another revision in the projected revenue from charitable gambling sources, from the previous estimate of $16 million, down to $1.7 million. A further 90% reduction in the estimate for 2013 revenue. This total a 95% reduction from what was estimated in the stadium bill passed in May of 2012.

From page 12 of the Minnesota Management and Budget Complete Forecast, February 2013: "The forecast for lawful gambling revenue has been reduced $15 million in FY 2013 and $46 million in FY 2014-15. Slower than expected implementation of electronic gambling options and a reduction in estimates for daily revenue per gambling location were the reasons for the revenue reduction".[37]

Political fallout from projected shortfall

As a result of the projected shortfall, members of the Minnesota Legislature and the Governors office began discussing ideas to fix the shortfall.[38] The legislature decided to impose a tax on cigarettes to make up for any shortfall over the next two years of construction.

Construction

In August, 2012, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA)—the stadium's newly created owner—received bids and plans from five architectural and engineering firms, all nationally recognized stadium designers, including Populous, AECOM, EwingCole, and HNTB.[39][40] On September 28, 2012, the MSFA selected the Dallas firm of HKS, Inc., which had designed both Cowboys Stadium and Lucas Oil Stadium within the previous decade, to serve as the project's architect.[41] HKS Inc. also designed Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, home of the Texas Rangers; the Milwaukee Brewers’ Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and renovations to the Chicago White Sox’s U.S. Cellular Field. Initial design plans have not been released to the public, but Viking officials say they hope the budget will allow the new stadium to include a retractable roof, walls or windows. The design team also plans to incorporate interactive technology into some elements to create a more engaging fan experience.[42]

On December 7, 2012, the MSFA announced that construction of the facility was slated to begin in October 2013.[43]

Soccer Friendly

There has been discussion about making the stadium soccer-friendly, conforming to FIFA standards and recommendations, thereby making the field slightly larger to accommodate United States Men's National Soccer Team matches, international friendlies from large European soccer clubs, soccer tournaments (regional or international), as well as even attracting a Major League Soccer (MLS) team. Those reports have mentioned Minnesota's current NASL team, Minnesota United FC, playing at the site either as part of the NASL (minor league), or with promotion to MLS. If designed properly and a financial fit, it could match CenturyLink Field, home of the Seattle Sounders, a team also promoted from the NASL. This would provide the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metro area with another sports team, MLS with a presence in the upper Midwest outside of the Chicago Fire, and another tenant for year-round activity at the stadium.

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Another of North America’s “billion+ stadiums” appeared on the horizon in 2012, following years of planning. HKS Architects were awarded design work, allowing the company to extend their impressive portfolio of stadia. Seeing how the Metrodome was defeated by harsh winters in Minnesota, the old stadium’s site was to hold a weather-proof stadium that would still seem open-air and welcoming.

Though retractable roof was under consideration, it was deemed too expensive. Instead, a permanent dome of 11,000 tons of structural steel was designed, able to withstand even thick snow cover. The snow shouldn’t stay for long though, because the roof is slanted, owing to the stadium’s aggressive styling. The asymmetric, angular form rises from the landscape towards the west (downtown), reaching height of 82 meters. This is where the immense main truss peaks, running along the full 300-meter length of the stadium.

US Bank Stadium

The building lowers towards the south, where it’s largely covered with transparent ETFE sheets. This way it receives great amount of sunlight throughout the day and remains visually open despite being entirely enclosed. Altogether this part of the roof covers 22,300 m2, becoming the largest across USA upon opening. Altogether transparent or translucent elements cover nearly twice that surface throughout US Bank Stadium, roughly 40,000 m2. The sheer size raised concerns over birds flying into the stadium.

The western façade is even more open than the roof. First, metaphorically. With majority of it being made with glass, the stadium seems welcoming. Second, practically. Five pivoting doors can open up a huge space of 2,200 m2, responding to the estimated crowd flow. Up to 70% of visitors were expected to come this way.

US Bank Stadium

The project is impressive, but also controversial. Funding is taxpayer-footed, which with expenditure of over $1 billion caused criticism. Approved in 2013, it went under construction in December of that year, racing for delivery ahead of the 2016 NFL season.

However, American football is hardly the only sport US Bank Stadium is being built for, even if Vikings are the key tenant to secure its financial viability. Bulk of the lowermost ring of seating is telescopic to allow even a baseball field inside, while also enabling seats to be moved closer for smaller-court events like basketball or boxing. Altogether over 66,000 people can get inside, with optional expansion to 73,000 for special events like the Super Bowl. Corporate portion of the stands were expanded from initial estimates to reach 8,900 business seats and 131 skyboxes.

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Vikings stadium costs a lesson for Milwaukee

By Don Walker of the Journal Sentinel

Oct. 10, 20130

The headline in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune says it all: "Vikings find $975M isn't enough for everything in new stadium."

The newspaper reports: "Officials for the team and public authority overseeing construction have been forced to trim their project wish list to keep the downtown Minneapolis stadium within budget.

"Among the potential casualties: a 400-stall parking garage a block north of the stadium, a skyway linked to a ramp a block south, two large escalators and as much as 40 feet from the height of five massive, pivoting glass doors at the venue’s main entrance."

It's usually the first lesson in stadium construction cost accounting: Don't believe initial estimates.

Here in Milwaukee, we don't need a football stadium. But with public discussion coming soon on a new, multipurpose arena, lots of numbers are being thrown around. Should the community consider a $500 million arena? Or something a little less?

Or should the BMO Harris Bradley Center be retrofitted? How much? $200 million? $250 million? Use whatever number you'd like: it will change.

While retrofitting the arena may be considered, bear in mind two things that will impact the decision. One is that any renovation of the BMO Harris Bradley Center would only extend the life for 10-15 years, not 25 or more. Will that be enough?

Second, one of the key issues that makes the current arena not fit for NBA standards is the upper bowl.

How can the BMO Harris Bradley Center be retrofitted in such a way that it changes the way the upper bowl is configured? Even if that could be fixed, the cost might be prohibitive.

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Источник: https://archive.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/227263681.html

Does Minnesota Vikings stadium have a roof?

Does Minnesota Walmart money card number stadium have a roof?

The roof that sits over the 1.75 million square foot stadium is one of the lightest stadium roofs in the world, despite its snow load requirements. The roof is so minimal that the Vikings can still do a flyover before the game. In an indoor venue.

What replaced the Metrodome?

The Metrodome was demolished, of course, to make way for U.S. Bank Stadium—the new home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers Baseball Team. The Gophers, if you remember, used to share The Dome with the Twins back in the day. The boys in maroon and gold finally got to play their first game at the new place last Friday.

How much did Ziggy pay for the Vikings?

Wilf and five partners purchased the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League from Red McCombs in 2005 for a reported US$600 million.

How much did US bank pay for Vikings stadium?

Minneapolis’ share of the stadium’s $1.1 billion cost was about $150 million, with the first scheduled payment coming due in 2021.

Did they repair the Metrodome?

Share All sharing options for: Metrodome Roof Finally Repaired After Collapsing In December. Four months and nearly $23 million later, the Metrodome roof has been repaired and re-inflated in Minnesota.

How many times has the Metrodome collapse?

The Metrodome roof unintentionally collapsed five times in the stadium’s history, four of which occurred in the 1980s. When it happened, it sounded like “the sky is actually falling,” reports the Christian Science Monitor.

What NFL stadium has the roof collapse?

Metrodome

Do the Vikings and Twins share a stadium?

The Twins have called Minneapolis home since 1961, playing there first two decades at Metropolitan Stadium. Located in Bloomington, MN the Twins shared this stadium with the Minnesota Vikings (NFL). A 25 acre site was chosen in downtown Minneapolis for the stadium and construction began on December 20, 1979.

What is the biggest stadium in the NFL?

AT Stadium

Is US bank stadium shaped like a Viking ship?

US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN. Shaped like a Viking ship. Stadium, Viking ship, Bank.

Does US Bank Stadium have a roof?

Although U.S. Bank Stadium’s expansive, transparent roof is unprecedented for an American football venue, it does allude to one of its host city’s most ubiquitous architectural features: the Minneapolis Skyway System, an interlinked collection of elevated, glass-enclosed pedestrian footbridges that connect 69 city …

Does Target Field have a retractable roof?

The stadium does not have a retractable roof, though one was considered initially. Such a roof was cited to add $100 million to the total budget and none of the parties (Twins, Hennepin County, or Minnesota Legislature) was willing to pay for that cost.

Is Minnesota Vikings a dome team?

Minnesota Vikings

What happened to us bank’s Stadium?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Five years after opening, U.S. Bank Stadium is still under construction. The $1 billion facility is in the final phase of its latest facelift. And with COVID-19 pausing activities, construction is on track to finish in the fall, with the building finally in shipshape.

How was the Vikings stadium funded?

The reserve account used to pay off bonds that funded construction of U.S. Bank Stadium, where the Minnesota Vikings play, is exceeding expectations, according to a financial audit. The gambling revenue covers about $30 million in yearly debt service for the state’s $348 million share of the stadium’s cost.

What happened to the old Minnesota Vikings stadium?

The Metrodome had several nicknames such as “The Dome”, “The Thunderdome”, and “The Homer Dome.” Preparation for the demolition of the Metrodome began the day after the facility hosted its final home game for the Minnesota Vikings on December 29, 2013, and the roof was deflated and demolition began on January 18, 2014.

What’s the name of the Vikings stadium?

U.S. Bank Stadium

Where did the Vikings play before the Metrodome?

The team has had three home stadiums, all in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area: Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington (1961–1981), and the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (1981–2013) and U.S. Bank Stadium (2016–present) in Minneapolis itself; during the construction of U.S. Bank Stadium (2014–2015), they also …

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Vikings stadium wins legislative approval

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 11 (UPI) -- The Minnesota Senate gave final legislative approval Thursday to a plan to build a new home for the state's National Football League team.

Gov. Mark Dayton has said he would sign the bill that passed the House at 4 a.m. Thursday 71-60 and then cleared the Senate by a 36-30 vote.

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The stadium for the Minnesota Vikings will cost $975 million and appeared unlikely to become a reality until the team recently agreed to take on a larger portion of the cost.

The Vikings originally agreed to contribute $427 million to the project, but their final cost climbed to $477 million. The city of Minneapolis has committed $150 million for the stadium and the state will pay $348 million.

Sen. Julie Rosen, who sponsored the bill, celebrated along with fans in the Senate gallery who came dressed as they would for a football game.

"We delivered," Rosen said. "We are going to have a first-class stadium we can all be very, very proud of."

Although the Minneapolis City Council must still approve its share of the costs, a majority of the council members have said they would vote in favor.

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The Vikings, founded in 1961, have played in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome since 1982. The new stadium will be built on the site of the Metrodome, where the Vikings will play this season.

The team will play at the University of Minnesota while the new stadium is being constructed.

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New Vikings stadium among sports venues that cost more than NASA's trip to Pluto

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Rendering of new Vikings stadium

Over the past week, the astronomy community and Pluto-lovers everywhere were excited over the Pluto flyby, when a nine-year, three-billion mile trip for NASA's New Horizons spaceship sent photographs back to Earth of the dwarf planet. 

The cost of the voyage raised eyebrows, as the edge-of-the-solar-system breakthrough cost $720 million, but the cost of the mission is still less than a number of sporting arenas across the world, including the future home of the Vikings. The newly dubbed U.S. Bank Stadium will cost an estimated $1.1 billion to be built, and could cost even more after a recent fire halted construction. 

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Current Metrodome lease

The Vikings' lease with the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission (MSFC), as signed by both parties in August 1979, kept them in the Metrodome until 2011.[2] The lease was considered one of the least lucrative among NFL vikings stadium cost it includes provisions where the commission owns the stadium, and the Vikings were locked into paying rent until the end of the 2011 season. For the past 9 seasons, however, the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission has been waiving the team's nearly $4 million rent.[3] The Vikings pay the MSFC 9.5 percent of its ticket sales; the commission "reserves all rights to sell or lease advertising in any part of the Stadium" and the team cannot use the scoreboard for any ads and does not control naming rights for the building; the commission controls the limited parking and its revenue; and the commission pays the team 10 percent of all concession sales, which in 2004 and 2005, amounted to just over half a million for the team each year while the MSFC takes roughly 35 percent of concessions sold during Vikings games.[4] The Vikings were 30th out of 32 NFL teams in local revenues in 2005.[4] The Vikings, as well as the stadium's other tenants, have continually turned down any proposals for renovating the Metrodome itself.[4] A plan for a joint Vikings/University of Minnesota football stadium was proposed in 2002, but differences over how the stadium would be designed and run, as well as state budget constraints, led to the plan's failure.[5] The university would eventually open its own TCF Bank Stadium in 2009.

Downtown Minneapolis

From the outset, Zygi Wilf, a billionaire from New Jersey and principal owner of the Vikings since 2005,[6] had stated he was interested in redeveloping the downtown site of the Metrodome no matter where the new facility was built.[4] Taking into consideration downtown Minneapolis' growing mass transit network, cultural institutions, and growing condo and office markets, Wilf amazon credit card vs paypal credit card underdeveloped areas on the Downtown's east side, centered on the Metrodome, to be a key opportunity and began discussing the matter with neighboring landholders, primarily the City of Minneapolis and the Star Tribune.[4] An unrelated 2008 study explains that the effect of the media, in this case an uncritical Star Tribune, matters a great deal in helping a stadium initiative.[7] As a result, once the negotiations for the Anoka County location had been put aside, the Vikings focused on proposing a stadium that would be the centerpiece of a larger urban redevelopment project.[4]

Wilf's Vikings began acquiring significant land holdings in the Downtown East neighborhood around the Metrodome in June 2007, the Vikings acquired four blocks of mostly empty land surrounding the Star Tribune headquarters from Avista Capital Partners (the private equity owner of the Star Tribune) for $45 million; it is also believed the Vikings have first right of refusal to later buy the paper's headquarters building.[8] In May 2007, the Vikings also acquired three other downtown parking lots for a total of $5 million, and have made a bid for a city-owned, underground parking ramp next to the neighborhood's light rail station.[8]

Proposal timeline

2007

On April 19, 2007, the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission (MSFC) and Vikings unveiled their initial plans for the stadium and surrounding urban area, with an estimated opening of 2012.[9] The plan included substantial improvements to the surrounding area, including an improved light rail stop, 4,500 residential units, hotels with a combined 270 rooms, 1,700,000 square feet (Expression error: Unexpected < operator. m2) of office space and substantial retail space.[9]

As of 2007, the stadium would have held approximately 73,600 people and was to have been complete by August 2011. The initial proposal did not have the final architectural design renderings, but did include key features that were to have been included in any final plan, including the plans for neighboring urban development. These included demands for a retractable roof, an open view of the surroundings (particularly the downtown skyline), a glass-enclosed Winter Garden alongside the already-existing adjacent Metrodome light-rail stop, leafy urban square with outdoor cafés and dense housing around its edges, aesthetic improvements to roads connecting the stadium to nearby cultural institutions, and adaptive reuse of neighboring historic buildings.[10] The roof would have allowed Minneapolis to remain a potential venue for the Super Bowl and Final Four, both of which had been held at the Metrodome. The proposed urban plan itself was received with cautious welcome.[11]

The 2007 proposed cost estimate for the downtown Minneapolis stadium was $953,916,000.[12] The total broke down to $616,564,000 for the stadium, $200,729,000 for a retractable roof, $58,130,000 for parking, $8,892,000 for adjacent land right-of-way, and $69,601,000 to take into account inflation by 2010.[12] The estimate compared to then-upcoming stadiums in Indianapolis at $675 million (retractable roof, completed 2008), Dallas at $932 million (retractable roof, completed 2009) and New York at $1.7 billion (open-air, completed in 2010).[12] In addition, according to Wilf, taking into account the costs for the surrounding urban developments put forth in the proposal would have brought the estimated total to $2 billion.[8] The estimated costs were based on projected 2008 construction and material costs, so it would have been possible that the stadium costs could have hovered near $1 billion if the Minnesota State Legislature had not approved the project in the 2008 session.[13]Template:Update after

No proposals were made, at that time, for paying for the stadium.[9] The MSFC and Vikings made initial pitches to the Minnesota State Legislature during the end of the 2007 session, but expected to make serious efforts during the 2008 legislative session.[14] The Vikings proposed creating a Minnesota Football Stadium Task Force, which they expect would take 24 months to plan the stadium.[14]

2008

Following the September 2008 MSFC vote to start feasibility studies for re-using the Metrodome, an unrelated study released for 38 U.S. cities[15] found that "when a [NFL] team wins, people's moods improve,"[16] and that personal income for residents of a city with an NFL team with 10 wins increases about $165 per year.[16] While true for NFL football, for comparison, professional baseball and basketball gain no personal income for residents.[16]

2009

Feasibility studies for Dallas-based design and local construction of a new stadium were expected in early 2009.[17] Roy Terwilliger, a former Republican state senator from Edina, Ray Waldron, an AFL-CIO leader, and the Dome engineering expert and CEO, Bill Lester and Steve Maki of the MSFC selected architectural firm HKS of Dallas and construction manager Mortenson of Minnesota over the objections of Paul Thatcher and Timothy Rose of Minneapolis-St. Paul, who preferred Ellerbe Beckett and Kraus-Anderson, both of Minnesota. Loanne Thrane of Saint Paul, the sole female member of the commission, voiced opposition and later voted with the majority.[18]

In December 2009, commission chairman Terwilliger said, "We know what the art of the possible is at this particular location." A new proposal for 65,000 seats with a sliding roof was unveiled at $84 million less than the previous proposal, but with $50 million per year more scheduled for each year that construction is delayed.[19] Vikings officials boycotted the presentation which estimated the total cost at $870 million, or $770 million if the sliding kriss vector crb gen 2 is omitted.[19]

2010

The 2010 Vikings stadium proposal was dealt a setback on May 5, 2010, when a Minnesota House panel defeated the proposal by a 10-9 vote.

The stadium debate was revived in the aftermath of the Metrodome's roof deflation on December 12, 2010; which forced the relocation of the Vikings' final two home games of the 2010 season and led to more calls for a new stadium from various sources in the local and national media.[20][21] Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton discussed the matter with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, but said "any new stadium must first benefit the people of Minnesota".[22]

2011

City of Minneapolis Proposal

After Hennepin County stopped their pursuit of a Vikings stadium,[23] the city of Minneapolis submitted a plan for a Vikings' stadium at the downtown Metrodome site. The Minneapolis plan is for a fixed-roof stadium costing an estimated $895 million. The proposal also included funding solutions for $95 million in renovations to the Minnesota Timberwolves' Target Center. The team reacted with skepticism to the proposal and did not want to play at nearby 50,000 seat capacity University of Minnesota TCF Bank Stadium during three years of construction.[24] Because the Minneapolis dome site is a cheaper option, football fans were expected to return to the Minneapolis plan if the shortfall in the Ramsey County plan were not realized.[25]

Ramsey County Proposal

In May 2011, Ramsey County officials announced they had reached an agreement with the Minnesota Vikings to be the team’s local partner for a new stadium, subject to approval by the Minnesota Legislature and to approval of a sales tax by the Ramsey County Board.[26] The site of the stadium would be the former Twin Cities Army Ammunitions Plant in Arden Hills, which is about 10 miles from the Metrodome in Minneapolis and is a Superfund clean up site. The agreement called for an $884 million stadium and an additional $173 million for on-site infrastructure, parking and environmental costs.[27]

Ramsey County said the Vikings would commit $407 million to the project, which would have been about 44 percent of the stadium cost and 39 percent of the overall cost. The county's cost would have been $350 million, to be financed by a half-cent sales tax increase.[27] The state of Minnesota's cost would have been $300 million.[26] This totalled about $1.057 billion, leaving at least a $131 million shortfall.[25] Minnesota Vikings and the State of Minnesota agreed the total of fixing roads would have been $131 vikings stadium cost March 1, 2012, an agreement was announced by Minnesota governor Mark Dayton for a new stadium to be built on the site of the Metrodome, pending approval by the state legislature and the Minneapolis city council.[29] The $975 million project, half of vikings stadium cost will be publicly funded, will be patterned after Lucas Oil Stadium. It will utilize part of the footprint of the Metrodome and will only require the Vikings to play at TCF Bank Stadium during the final year of construction.[30] The agreement met with mixed reaction, and some criticized the proposal as being unfair to taxpayers and a giveaway to team owners.[31]

On May 10, 2012, the Minnesota Legislature approved funding for a new Vikings stadium on that site. The project is projected to have a $975 million price tag, with the Vikings covering $477 million, the state covering $348 million, and $150 million covered by a hospitality tax in Minneapolis. The city of Minneapolis must pay a total of $678 million over the thirty year life of the deal, including interest, operations and construction costs.[32] The bill was signed by Gov. Dayton,[33] victoria secret gift card cvs received the approval of the Minneapolis City Council on May 25, 2012.[34][35] The Vikings will play in the Metrodome through the 2013 season, as construction would not require the immediate demolition of the Metrodome. The Vikings will then move to TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus until the new stadium is complete.

2013

On May 13, 2013, The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA), the Minnesota Vikings and HKS Sports & Entertainment Group together unveiled the design of the State’s new multi-purpose stadium, a major milestone in getting the $975 million stadium built on time and on budget. The design package will now be submitted to the Minneapolis Stadium Implementation Committee and the City of Minneapolis for review.

Charitable gambling funding shortfall

The State of Minnesota's portion of the cost of the stadium was to be funded by revenue from a proposed new charitable gambling source, which was dubbed electronic pulltabs. When the stadium funding bill was passed in the legislature and signed by the governor on May 14, 2012 the new revenue from the games was estimated to be $34 million for 2013, and rising each year thereafter.

November 2012 revenue forecast

Six months later, the first budget estimate from the Minnesota Office of Management and Budget was released, revising the projected revenue from the electronic pulltab games. This first revision cut the estimated revenue from the game for 2013 by 51%, to $16 million (versus the legislation's estimate of $34 million)

From vikings stadium cost 15 of the Minnesota Management and Budget Complete Forecast, November 2012: "For FY 2013, the projected reserve balance has been reduced from $34 to $16 million. Projected new gambling revenues from stadium legislation are expected to be $18 million (51 percent) below end of session estimates." -- "The forecast reduction reflects a slower than expected implementation of electronic gaming options and reduced estimates for daily revenue per gaming device."[36]

February 2013 revenue forecast

In March of 2013, the Minnesota Office of Management and Budget released another updated budget forecast for Fiscal Year 2013 to 2017. Included in this forecast was another revision in the projected revenue from charitable gambling sources, from the previous estimate of $16 million, down to $1.7 million. A further 90% reduction in the estimate for 2013 revenue. This total a 95% reduction from what was estimated in the stadium bill passed in May of 2012.

From page 12 of the Minnesota Management and Budget Complete Forecast, February 2013: "The forecast for lawful gambling revenue has been reduced $15 million in FY 2013 and $46 million in FY 2014-15. Slower than expected implementation of electronic gambling options and a reduction in estimates for daily revenue per gambling location were the reasons for the revenue reduction".[37]

Political fallout from projected shortfall

As a result of the projected shortfall, members of the Minnesota Legislature and the Governors office began discussing ideas to fix the shortfall.[38] The legislature decided to impose a tax on cigarettes to make up for any shortfall over the next two years of construction.

Construction

In August, 2012, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA)—the stadium's newly created owner—received bids and plans from five architectural and engineering firms, all nationally recognized stadium designers, including Populous, AECOM, EwingCole, and HNTB.[39][40] On September 28, 2012, the MSFA selected the Dallas firm of HKS, Inc., which had designed both Cowboys Stadium and Lucas Oil Stadium within the previous decade, to serve as the project's architect.[41] HKS Inc. also designed Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, home of the Texas Rangers; the Milwaukee Brewers’ Miller Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and renovations to the Chicago White Sox’s U.S. Cellular Field. Initial design plans have not been released vikings stadium cost the public, but Viking officials say they hope the budget will allow the new stadium to include a retractable roof, walls or windows. The design team also plans to incorporate interactive technology into some elements to create a more engaging fan experience.[42]

On December 7, 2012, the MSFA announced that construction of the facility was slated to begin in October 2013.[43]

Soccer Friendly

There has been discussion about making the stadium soccer-friendly, conforming to FIFA standards and recommendations, thereby making the field slightly larger to accommodate United States Men's National Soccer Team matches, international friendlies from large European soccer clubs, soccer tournaments (regional or international), as well as even attracting a Major League Soccer (MLS) team. Those reports have mentioned Minnesota's current NASL team, Minnesota United FC, playing at the site either as part of the NASL (minor league), or with promotion to MLS. If designed properly and a financial fit, it could match CenturyLink Field, home of vikings stadium cost Seattle Sounders, a team also promoted from the NASL. This would provide the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metro area with another sports team, MLS with a presence in the upper Midwest outside of the Chicago Fire, and another tenant for year-round activity at the stadium.

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  2. ↑Scheck, Tom. "Anoka County Walks Away From Vikings' Plan", Minnesota Public Radio, November 20, 2006. Retrieved on November 20, 2006. 
  3. ↑Weiner, Jay. "As Interim Solution, Stadium Commission Offering New Deal to Keep Vikings in Dome", November 17, 2009. Retrieved on December 23, 2009. 
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  6. ↑Borzi, Pat. "Vikings' Owner Makes a Name for Himself", August 19, 2005. Retrieved on December 23, 2009. 
  7. ↑Delaney, Kevin and Eckstein, Rick (February 2008). Local Media Coverage of Sports Stadium Initiatives Journal of Sport & Social Issues pp. 72–93. Retrieved on December 23, 2009.
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The roof will not open and close, cabins for you black bear lodge half of it will be see-through.

There will be five 95-foot-high retractable doors on the west side that will pivot to open, connecting the building to a public plaza and highlighting views of the downtown Minneapolis skyline.

There will be lots of glass in the walls, with most of the rest of the exterior covered by a zinc material that architects say will change color in different light.

About a year after $500 million in public money was approved by the Minnesota Legislature for a new Vikings stadium, the curtain was pulled back Monday, May 13, to let the public see what the $975 million facility will look like.

The new design was unveiled at a 90-minute event at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.

The building will be asymmetrical and multisided. The roof will slope to ensure snow doesn’t pile up atop it.

Some have seen the prow of a ship in the high roof at one end, said Michele Kelm-Helgen, chairwoman of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, which is overseeing construction. Others say the shiny blocks look like ice floes.

Kelm-Helgen called the design a “really interesting, beautiful piece of architecture” that will be “iconic” and a great addition to the neighborhood.

“I’m sold,” former Viking coach Bud Grant said at the end of a program that featured several speakers and a presentation from Bryan Trubey, design principal at HKS, the stadium architect.

Grant joked he used to be an advocate for outdoor football, but “not anymore.”

Tom Fisher, dean of the University of Minnesota’s College of Design and a co-chairman of Minneapolis’ stadium implementation committee, predicted the stadium will be “an internationally well-known famous building.”

And Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak said the facility should spur nearby development, unlike its predecessor, the Metrodome.

“Don’t you want to be next to that?” he asked KFAN-FM radio host Paul Allen, who emceed the evening.

The 65,000-seat stadium will have entrances on all four sides. The west side will be the featured one with the pivoting doors and public plaza, but architects vikings stadium cost to not make the eastern side look like the back door, said Kelm-Helgen.

“If you look at this, there really is an east side and a west side but not necessarily a front and back,” she said.

“This facility is going to put us in a position of being able to compete for just unbelievable numbers of national, international events,” Kelm-Helgen said, while continuing to serve the public as “a statewide indoor park of sorts.”

The southern half of the roof will be comprised of a transparent ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) membrane supported by steel, Kelm-Helgen said.

People might be familiar with ETFE from seeing it on the Beijing National Aquatics Center, commonly known as the Water Cube, www mandtbank com login the 2008 Summer Olympics.

“They talk about it as the ‘new retractable,’ ” Kelm-Helgen said. “It lets all the light in.”

The northern half of the roof will be made of a hard, opaque material.

Aside from the look of the structure itself, the other big question answered Monday was what, if any, retractable elements would be included.

Kelm-Helgen said the Vikings had their hearts set on a retractable roof – a feature that was in the conversation until last week. Ultimately, she said, “it became obvious that it was going to be really difficult to afford.”

Adding a retractable roof has been estimated to cost an additional $25 million to $40 million. The cost of a retractable feature alone, like a door or window, is more like $5 million to $10 million. The money was to come from savings within the existing project budget.

Officials declined Monday to provide the cost for the five-door retractable feature or what the retractable roof would have cost.

“We’re not talking about individual costs,” Trubey said.

Officials with the sports facilities authority also declined to provide cost details.

Trubey’s firm designed the new Dallas Cowboys stadium as well as Lucas Oil in Indianapolis. Both have retractable roofs. The Cowboys facility has large moving glass doors at both end zones, and Indianapolis has a large window that opens toward the downtown business district.

The new stadium in Minneapolis will have seven levels inside, connected by elevators, staircases, escalators and a large ramp, Kelm-Helgen said.

It will be about 1.6 million square feet, compared with the 975,000 in the Dome. And the new building will feature “definitely wider concourses, many more bathrooms, just a lot more public open spaces,” Kelm-Helgen said.

In many spots, the concourses will open onto the stadium bowl, “like the Xcel Center,” she said.

There will be large high-definition video screens at the east and west ends, and a video display board visible from outside.

The authority voted unanimously at the end of the evening to approve the design and send it to the city of Minneapolis for permit approvals. Groundbreaking is expected in October.

State Rep. Bob Barrett, R-Lindstrom, struck a discordant note Monday afternoon with a statement raising the issue of the lagging revenue from charitable gaming that’s supposed to be paying the state’s share of the stadium cost.

“Tonight, the Vikings and Governor Dayton’s Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority are throwing a celebratory party instead of taking charge and fixing the problem that would save taxpayers, school kids and the elderly from funding this huge shortfall. This is simply unacceptable,” Barrett said.

The Legislature approved the stadium financing plan last year after a decade of trying by the Vikings, who say their current home at the Metrodome was insufficient. The team hopes to begin play in the new stadium – being built on the Metrodome site – by the 2016 season.

Источник: https://www.theoaklandpress.com/2013/05/15/new-minnesota-vikings-stadium-not-the-metrodome/

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Vikings project as slightly above average for ticket prices

As the NFL tries to navigate its season amid the coronavirus pandemic, the league stands to lose quite a bit of money in stadium revenue.

For teams across the league, the pandemic has not only affected its players and staff, but also taken away a key revenue stream.

Team Marketing Report (TMR) recently looked at ticket prices across the league, based on projections for what this year could have been with stadium revenue fully intact. TMR projected that the Vikings are slightly above average in ticket prices among NFL teams to go see in person for a family of four, which is known as the Fan Cost Index (FCI).

Here is a more detailed description of FCI:

“(The) formula is based on the average cost of four adult non-premium tickets, single-car parking, two draft beers, four soft drinks, four hot dogs and two adult-sized adjustable hats. The hats are a proxy for the souvenirs available at an arena or stadium,” writes Bill Shea of The Athletic. 

So in that context, the Vikings game costs $562.35 for a family of four to attend, per Shea. That is slightly above the average FCI for the NFL, which is $553.53.

The most expensive team on the FCI was the Las Vegas Raiders. The cheapest? The Cincinnati Bengals.

Источник: https://vikingswire.usatoday.com/2020/11/05/vikings-project-as-slightly-above-average-for-ticket-prices/

U.S. Bank Stadium, the new $1.1 billion home of the Vikings and downtown Minneapolis mega-venue, opens this month. Here’s a look at the numbers.

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UP ON THE ROOF

Goodbye, Teflon Metrodome; hello, ethylenetetraflouroethylene, better known as the throat-saving ETFE. The plastic-like resin is a transparent polymer on the fixed roof unique to NFL stadiums. Coupled with five, 95-foot-high pivoting glass doors that open to a two-acre plaza and the downtown Minneapolis skyline, U.S. Bank Stadium will allow more natural light to flow into the building. At 1.75 million square feet, it will be twice as large as the Metrodome and reach 30 stories at its highest point.

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION

This is the NFL’s first stadium to feature LED lighting, which can adjust color temperatures and turn off and on quickly for pregame and halftime entertainment. LEDs provide more uniform light than traditional metal halide lights common in past stadiums, enhancing viewing not only for fans but also high-definition telecasts. The LEDs also are projected to consume 75 percent less energy.

UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

Seating capacity for football is 66,000, with the capacity to expand to 73,000 for soccer and concerts. Unlike the Metrodome bowels, which cut off views of the field once fans left their seats, seven levels of seating include two general admission concourses that allow unobstructed 360-degree views into the bowl. Moreover, front-row seats are just 41 feet from the sideline, providing the closest view among the league’s most expensive tickets. The front row also will be elevated an average of 7 feet above field level, about twice as high as most NFL stadiums. U.S. Bank Stadium has a larger footprint, but the Vikings are banking on the tighter seating sight-lines, “acoustically reflective” ETFE polymer and metal-supported roof to generate more noise than the notoriously raucous Metrodome.

WATCH THE REPLAY

Two of the largest HD video boards in the league will be at the east and west end zones. About 2,000 HD flat-screen televisions will be spread throughout the stadium, plus 1,300 WiFi access points.

TAKE THE ‘VIKINGS VOYAGE’

Fans can immerse themselves in the team’s 55-year history inside the “Vikings Voyage” exhibit, a 10,000-square-foot museum directly above the team store and accessible via the Minneapolis skyway. Interactive technology will allow fans to adopt a three-point stance, hit defensive-line pads, compare their running and jumping prowess against real players and put on virtual-reality goggles to field passes from a virtual quarterback. Results will be fed into electronic displays and lighting strips that record stats onto special bracelets to keep for future visits. Reservations are required because the exhibit can accommodate only 250 people per visit.

WHAT IT COST

$1.027 billion: Final cost

$975 million: Projected budget

$52 million: Vikings payments to cover overruns

$498 million: Taxpayer contribution

$150 million: City of Minneapolis’ contribution

$348 million: State of Minnesota’s contribution

Источник: https://www.twincities.com/2016/07/31/u-s-bank-stadium-by-the-numbers/

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Another of North America’s “billion+ stadiums” appeared on the horizon in 2012, following years of planning. HKS Architects were awarded design work, allowing the company to extend their impressive portfolio of stadia. Seeing how the Metrodome was defeated by harsh winters in Minnesota, the old stadium’s site was to hold a weather-proof stadium that would still seem open-air and welcoming.

Though retractable roof was under consideration, it was deemed too expensive. Instead, a permanent dome of 11,000 tons of structural steel was designed, able to withstand even thick snow cover. The snow shouldn’t stay for long though, because the roof is slanted, owing to the stadium’s aggressive styling. The asymmetric, angular form rises from the landscape towards the west (downtown), reaching height of 82 meters. This is where the immense main truss peaks, running along the full 300-meter length of the stadium.

US Bank Stadium

The building lowers towards the south, where it’s largely covered with transparent ETFE sheets. This way it receives great amount of sunlight throughout the day and remains visually open despite being entirely enclosed. Altogether this part of the roof covers 22,300 m2, becoming the largest across USA upon opening. Altogether transparent or translucent elements cover nearly twice that surface throughout US Bank Stadium, roughly 40,000 m2. The sheer size raised concerns over birds flying into the stadium.

The western façade is even more open than the roof. First, metaphorically. With majority of it being made with glass, the stadium seems welcoming. Second, practically. Five pivoting doors can open up a huge space of 2,200 m2, responding to the estimated crowd flow. Up to 70% of visitors were expected to come this way.

US Bank Stadium

The project is impressive, but also controversial. Funding is taxpayer-footed, which with expenditure of over $1 billion caused criticism. Approved in 2013, it went under construction in December of that year, racing for delivery ahead of the 2016 NFL season.

However, American football is hardly the only sport US Bank Stadium is being built for, even if Vikings are the key tenant to secure its financial viability. Bulk of the lowermost ring of seating is telescopic to allow even a baseball field inside, while also enabling seats to be moved closer for smaller-court events like basketball or boxing. Altogether over 66,000 people can get inside, with optional expansion to 73,000 for special events like the Super Bowl. Corporate portion of the stands were expanded from initial estimates to reach 8,900 business seats and 131 skyboxes.

Источник: http://stadiumdb.com/stadiums/usa/us_bank_stadium

Vikings stadium costs a lesson for Milwaukee

By Don Walker of the Journal Sentinel

Oct. 10, 20130

The headline in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune says it all: "Vikings find $975M isn't enough for everything in new stadium."

The newspaper reports: "Officials for the team and public authority overseeing construction have been forced to trim their project wish list to keep the downtown Minneapolis stadium within budget.

"Among the potential casualties: a 400-stall parking garage a block north of the stadium, a skyway linked to a ramp a block south, two large escalators and as much as 40 feet from the height of five massive, pivoting glass doors at the venue’s main entrance."

It's usually the first lesson in stadium construction cost accounting: Don't believe initial estimates.

Here in Milwaukee, we don't need a football stadium. But with public discussion coming soon on a new, multipurpose arena, lots of numbers are being thrown around. Should the community consider a $500 million arena? Or something a little less?

Or should the BMO Harris Bradley Center be retrofitted? How much? $200 million? $250 million? Use whatever number you'd like: it will change.

While retrofitting the arena may be considered, bear in mind two things that will impact the decision. One is that any renovation of the BMO Harris Bradley Center would only extend the life for 10-15 years, not 25 or more. Will that be enough?

Second, one of the key issues that makes the current arena not fit for NBA standards is the upper bowl.

How can the BMO Harris Bradley Center be retrofitted in such a way that it changes the way the upper bowl is configured? Even if that could be fixed, the cost might be prohibitive.

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Источник: https://archive.jsonline.com/blogs/sports/227263681.html
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In fact, at least five stadiums costing more than $1 billion have been built worldwide, with Metlife Stadium, home of the Giants and Jets taking the lead at $1.6 billion. But not to be outdone, Tokyo's 2020 Summer Olympic stadium is expected to top $2 billion once it's complete, making it the most expensive sports venue ever built. 

When you think about it, $720 million for a three-billon mile NASA journey is a pretty good investment ($0.24 per mile traveled) unlike some stadiums that have been left abandoned mere months after countries invested millions in them, such as venues from the Beijing and Sochi Olympics. 

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Does Minnesota Vikings stadium have a roof?

Does Minnesota Vikings stadium have a roof?

The roof that sits over the 1.75 million square foot stadium is one of the lightest stadium roofs in the world, despite its snow load requirements. The roof is so minimal that the Vikings can still do a flyover before the game. In an indoor venue.

What replaced the Metrodome?

The Metrodome was demolished, of course, to make way for U.S. Bank Stadium—the new home of the Minnesota Golden Gophers Baseball Team. The Gophers, if you remember, used to share The Dome with the Twins back in the day. The boys in maroon and gold finally got to play their first game at the new place last Friday.

How much did Ziggy pay for the Vikings?

Wilf and five partners purchased the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League from Red McCombs in 2005 for a reported US$600 million.

How much did US bank pay for Vikings stadium?

Minneapolis’ share of the stadium’s $1.1 billion cost was about $150 million, with the first scheduled payment coming due in 2021.

Did they repair the Metrodome?

Share All sharing options for: Metrodome Roof Finally Repaired After Collapsing In December. Four months and nearly $23 million later, the Metrodome roof has been repaired and re-inflated in Minnesota.

How many times has the Metrodome collapse?

The Metrodome roof unintentionally collapsed five times in the stadium’s history, four of which occurred in the 1980s. When it happened, it sounded like “the sky is actually falling,” reports the Christian Science Monitor.

What NFL stadium has the roof collapse?

Metrodome

Do the Vikings and Twins share a stadium?

The Twins have called Minneapolis home since 1961, playing there first two decades at Metropolitan Stadium. Located in Bloomington, MN the Twins shared this stadium with the Minnesota Vikings (NFL). A 25 acre site was chosen in downtown Minneapolis for the stadium and construction began on December 20, 1979.

What is the biggest stadium in the NFL?

AT Stadium

Is US bank stadium shaped like a Viking ship?

US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN. Shaped like a Viking ship. Stadium, Viking ship, Bank.

Does US Bank Stadium have a roof?

Although U.S. Bank Stadium’s expansive, transparent roof is unprecedented for an American football venue, it does allude to one of its host city’s most ubiquitous architectural features: the Minneapolis Skyway System, an interlinked collection of elevated, glass-enclosed pedestrian footbridges that connect 69 city …

Does Target Field have a retractable roof?

The stadium does not have a retractable roof, though one was considered initially. Such a roof was cited to add $100 million to the total budget and none of the parties (Twins, Hennepin County, or Minnesota Legislature) was willing to pay for that cost.

Is Minnesota Vikings a dome team?

Minnesota Vikings

What happened to us bank’s Stadium?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Five years after opening, U.S. Bank Stadium is still under construction. The $1 billion facility is in the final phase of its latest facelift. And with COVID-19 pausing activities, construction is on track to finish in the fall, with the building finally in shipshape.

How was the Vikings stadium funded?

The reserve account used to pay off bonds that funded construction of U.S. Bank Stadium, where the Minnesota Vikings play, is exceeding expectations, according to a financial audit. The gambling revenue covers about $30 million in yearly debt service for the state’s $348 million share of the stadium’s cost.

What happened to the old Minnesota Vikings stadium?

The Metrodome had several nicknames such as “The Dome”, “The Thunderdome”, and “The Homer Dome.” Preparation for the demolition of the Metrodome began the day after the facility hosted its final home game for the Minnesota Vikings on December 29, 2013, and the roof was deflated and demolition began on January 18, 2014.

What’s the name of the Vikings stadium?

U.S. Bank Stadium

Where did the Vikings play before the Metrodome?

The team has had three home stadiums, all in the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area: Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington (1961–1981), and the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (1981–2013) and U.S. Bank Stadium (2016–present) in Minneapolis itself; during the construction of U.S. Bank Stadium (2014–2015), they also …

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