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Volume 24 No. 199
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Panel Repairs At U.S. Bank Stadium Behind Schedule, Still "Weeks" From Being Completed

Ongoing repairs to the zinc-paneled exterior of U.S. Bank Stadium "remain visible with no hard deadline for completion," according to Rochelle Olson of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority CEO & Exec Dir Rick Evans said Mortenson Construction is "closing in on completing the project." Mortenson Senior VP John Wood added the work would be complete "in the next several weeks." But Olson notes the Vikings are "getting anxious." Vikings Exec VP/Public Affairs & Stadium Development Lester Bagley: "The good news is it's being completed, and we need to get on with it." Wood added, "The priority for everyone involved is to get the work completed. Taxpayers should not pay for it.” Olson notes the building "remains under warranty" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 9/21).