Minnesota Vikings Business Summit – vikings.com
Mark Wilf – Owner/President, Minnesota Vikings
Entering his 16th season of ownership in 2020, Minnesota Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf has led a transformation of the entire organization and has dedicated his focus to four primary areas: building a team that consistently competes for championships, providing the best in class fan experience, positively impacting the Minneapolis-St. Paul community and growing the game of football.
Mark, along with his brother Zygi, oversees the management and strategic planning of every department within the Vikings. Most recently, he led two of the most significant initiatives in the team's history with the completion of U.S. Bank Stadium and the successful bid to bring Super Bowl LII to Minnesota, creating a lasting impact on the community and the state. The multi-use U.S. Bank Stadium opened in July 2016 and is considered to be in the upper echelon of stadiums throughout the world, having won several awards for its construction and design, operations, and sustainability initiatives. The stadium also provides one of the best fan experiences in all of sports and entertainment. As the largest construction project in state history, U.S. Bank Stadium created thousands of jobs with tremendous economic impact on the region and helped spur more than $1 billion in surrounding development in the east side of downtown Minneapolis. The facility is capable of hosting hundreds of community, national, and international events each year and was already the home of Super Bowl LII, the 2019 NCAA Final Four and multiple ESPN X Games.
Wilf also led the development of the Vikings new headquarters, Twin Cities Orthopedic Performance Center, which opened in March 2018 in Eagan, Minnesota. As the day-to-day and training camp home of the team, TCO Performance Center also serves as the centerpiece of Viking Lakes, a bold mixed-use development that will ultimately encompass three million square feet of corporate office, medical, retail, entertainment and multi-family housing. The campus already includes a 4-star Omni hotel, a medical office building and sports medicine center.