Vikings Stadium Update: Arden Hills Site Takes Step In Right Direction

The Minnesota Vikings have been adamant for some time now that, not only do they want to get a new football stadium built, they are really only considering the site in Arden Hills for said stadium. The surrounding cities, counties and the state itself have been trying to urge the Vikings to consider multiple sites. It's not necessarily that they don't want Arden Hills, it's just that narrowing your options decreases the chance of something getting through all the paper work and red tape that is funding a project in excess of a billion dollars.

That being said, the Vikings took a step, though it might just be a small step, in getting closer to a stadium at Arden Hills. On Tuesday, the Ramsey County Board agreed to search for various architects that could be interested in designing and building a new stadium. With the vote at 4-3, they approved a "request for qualifications," which essentially closes out the next step, which is a request for bids, where the stadium building/designing contract is actually awarded to a party.

Ramsey County is clearly ready to go with this - or as ready as one can seem with only a 4-3 vote, at this point. One has to wonder how anything gets done when the simple solicitation of qualifications from architects barely passes through, but that's a discussion for a different day. This process should begin very soon, and it will determine who is qualified to actually submit bids to get the architectural work.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Minnesota

You must be a member of SB Nation Minnesota to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Minnesota. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.