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NFL Expected To Approve $200M In League Financing For Vikings' New Stadium
Published March 18, 2013
JOHN THE BUILDER: In Minneapolis, Richard Meryhew profiled Mortenson Construction Senior VP John Wood and wrote he "faces his most formidable building challenge yet: the nearly billion-dollar Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis." With "all of Minnesota watching, Wood knows success rests on whether the project gets built on time and within budget and whether Mortenson delivers the state-of-the-art gem that a region, its team and is purple-and-gold following not only want, but demand." Wood's portfolio "boasts dozens of sports venues coast to coast." But of all the projects, the Vikings' is the "biggest, and by far the most expensive." With talk of "a retractable roof or wall, it may well be the trickiest to build." More than that, it is a "chance to add to the company's hometown legacy." Wood said, "It's the biggest project in the history of the state. And it's one that every single member of our organization here in Minnesota is excited about. It's just captivated the interest of the whole community" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 3/17).