Crews Begin Steel Install at TCO Performance Center

Posted Dec 22, 2016

Eagan, MN (December 22, 2016) – The new Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center set to open in March 2018 is beginning to take shape above ground.

Kraus-Anderson Construction began erecting structural steel today and expects to celebrate the topping off of the headquarters building in February 2017. Steel erection on the indoor practice facility will follow and is scheduled to be complete at the end of March 2017. More than 19,700 labor hours are anticipated to complete the steel construction of the new buildings alone.

Since the August 2 groundbreaking, work has been moving forward on the site, with 10 Minnesota companies already spending time on the project. Several hundred thousand cubic yards of soil have been moved to balance the site and accommodate the realignment of Vikings Parkway, a new city street servicing the entire development. Retaining walls have been installed, and footings and foundations have been set. In addition, thousands of feet of underground utilities have been installed and the old Northwest Airlines simulator building has been demolished and removed from the site. More than 11,800 labor hours have been generated from work to date on the project.

The 40-acre Vikings campus, located off I-494 at the intersection of Dodd Road and Lone Oak Parkway, will include the following:

• New administrative offices for Vikings staff

• Outdoor stadium with an anticipated capacity of 6,000 (expandable)

• Five outdoor practice fields (including stadium field) - four grass, one synthetic

• Outdoor training areas, including a sand pit and inclined surfaces

Indoor practice facility with a 100-yard synthetic surface field and full-clear height for kicking

• Team auditorium and player position meeting rooms

• Media center/press facilities

• Expanded locker room, weight room and equipment facilities

• Cardiovascular and specialized speed rooms

• Hydrotherapy room and post-workout recovery rooms

The facility is the first phase in an overall 200-acre planned development expected to include offices, retail, residential, hospitality and a conference center with the Vikings headquarters as a development anchor.

Twin City Orthopedics is also progressing on its new 88,000-square-foot, full-service orthopedics center on the Eagan Campus.  

Kraus-Anderson anticipates the construction of Phase I to be completed in approximately 14 months. Construction of the remaining multi-phase, mixed-use development will depend on market analysis and occur in stages over the next 10-15 years.

About Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center and TCO Stadium

Designed by Crawford Architects and built by Kraus Anderson Construction Company, the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center and TCO Stadium comprise the Minnesota Vikings new practice facility and team headquarters scheduled to open in March 2018. The approximately 40- acre project will include four outdoor football fields, a full-size indoor football field, and a 6,000-seat stadium; player position meeting rooms and team auditorium; expanded locker room, weight room and equipment facilities; cardiovascular and specialized speed rooms, a hydrotherapy room, and post-workout recovery rooms; a broadcast studio and media center; and administrative offices for Vikings staff. Located off I-494 at the intersection of Dodd Road and Lone Oak Parkway, the performance center and stadium will serve not only as the home of the Vikings but also will be available to youth, high school and amateur athletics and other community events. The project is the first phase of an overall 200-acre development expected to transpire over 10-15 years and set to include offices, retail, residential, hospitality and a conference center.

About Kraus-Anderson

Established in 1897, Kraus-Anderson® Construction Company ( is one of the nation’s premier commercial general contractors and construction managers.  Kraus-Anderson, an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. and has regional offices in Madison, Wis., Bismarck, N.D., and Duluth, Bemidji and Rochester Minn.

About Twin Cities Orthopedics

Twin Cities Orthopedics is an all-inclusive orthopedic, sports medicine and wellness provider. For more than 70 years, TCO has proudly provided a full spectrum of orthopedic care devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of injuries and conditions that affect the body's muscles, joints and bones. TCO’s expertise includes services such as imaging, outpatient care, orthotics and prosthetics, and custom research based sports performance programs.