clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Vikings Stadium Update: Downtown Stadium Site Is Unresolved

As the city of Minneapolis unveiled a 15-year plan to re-develop its downtown area, there is one major part of the plan that is unresolved. If the Minnesota Vikings are able to secure financing for a new stadium there is no definite site downtown yet. The new stadium could be close to Target Field or it could be on the current site of the Metrodome according to Twincities.com:

The city's Downtown Council is unveiling a 15-year development plan this morning that envisions a stadium at one of two sites near Target Field. That's in conflict with Mayor R.T. Rybak's announcement last week that he wants to rebuild at the Metrodome site.

The "Downtown 2025 Plan" calls for a "downtown sports district" with Target Field, Target Center and the new NFL venue in close proximity.

If the Metrodome site is used it is likely that the Vikings will have to play for a few seasons and the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.