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Vikings Picking Up Bill For 15 Mini Suites Added To New Stadium

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 17 / 15

The Vikings are adding 15 mini suites to their new stadium to meet the needs of small and mid-size companies in the Twin Cities. The 10-person units replace three loge lounges that were part of HKS' original design. The cost of each suite will be $150,000 a year. The team is picking up the $1.2M cos...

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