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SBD/September 28, 2012/Facilities
Vikings, Stadium Authority Select HKS To Design Team's New $975M Stadium
Published September 28, 2012
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RETRACTABLE FEATURE COMING: The new stadium, to be built on the site of the Metrodome, will include a retractable feature. The Vikings have been discussing internally the possibility of the stadium including a retractable roof or movable walls in the end zones, but to this point no decision has been made. HKS designed both elements at Cowboys Stadium and Lucas Oil Stadium. Construction is expected to begin in late '13 with the stadium set to open for the '16 season. The Vikings and the authority will soon being the process of selecting a general contractor. Mortenson, a Twin Cities firm, is considered the front-runner after building both Target Field and TCF Bank Stadium.