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Vikings Stadium: Stadium Authority To Be Named Soon

Now that the new Minnesota Vikings' Stadium has approved financing, it has to be built. that task will fall to a soon-to-be-appointed will be tasked with completing the near $1 billion project on time and on budget. This committee is expected to be named shortly according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

Five appointed members will make up the new Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, holding sway over the massive public investment at the downtown Minneapolis site of the Metrodome. Gov. Mark Dayton and Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak have until mid-June to name the members, in a decision Dayton described last week as "the first and very important responsibility" in turning the stadium deal into a 65,000-seat reality.

The group has the unenviable task of sticking to the budget that can have any number of overruns. For example, a snag on environmental sustainability with Target Field led to an unexpected overrun of #3-4 million.

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