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Minnesota Vikings Stadium Update: Builder Says Stadium Could Be Ready By 2015

If the Minnesota Vikings are going to get a new stadium in 2015 they may have to wait until 2015 for it to be finished. The builder of Target Field, TCF Bank Stadium, and the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul has recently said that it could take three full years to build the new stadium if it is approved:

Mortenson Construction, which has built the last three major stadiums in the Twin Cities, said that should legislators approve the Arden Hills project by the end of this year, the stadium would be ready by the team's 2015 season.

John Wood, a Senior Vice President with Mortenson called hte schedule aggressive, but very adequate. That schedule would call for the Vikings to play the 2012, 2013, and 2014 seasons in the Metrodome before moving to the new stadium. It is estimated that hte new stadium could cost as much as $1.1 billion, and $650 million of that would be in public subsidies for the 65,00seat facility.

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