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Vikings, Local Authority Select HKS To Design $975M Stadium

The Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority have jointly selected HKS to design the team’s new $975M stadium, according to Vikings VP/Public Affairs & Stadium Development Lester Bagley. The two groups were to announce the decision at the authority’s meeting this morning. Dallas-based HKS was the architect for both Cowboys Stadium and Lucas Oil Stadium. In the Twin Cities, the firm’s creativity, expertise and “great work” on the two NFL facilities in Arlington and Indianapolis were determining factors in their selection, Bagley said. “This is one of the most important decisions we will make in the whole process,” he said.

HKS won the job over HNTB, Populous, AECOM and EwingCole. HKS will spend the next six to nine months in design. The stadium is targeted to open for the '16 season.
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