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New Vikings Stadium News & Notes - 10/17

New Stadium Project Helps Small Businesses

Recently the Star Tribune's Neal St. Anthony posted a piece discussing the opportunities small minority-owned businesses have to work on the stadium project as a result of loans administered by the Metropolitan Economic Development Authority (MEDA), a veteran nonprofit loan counselor. It's a great look into the challenges small businesses face, as well as the significant opportunities major projects like the stadium can provide if done properly. Stadium construction is currently exceeding all equity goals related to targeted business and construction workforce and is on pace to set a new equity standard for these projects. Read the full article here.

The new Vikings stadium project reached another milestone on October 16 with the first installation of precast concrete stadium.

Another Construction Milestone Reached

The new stadium reached yet another milestone Thursday with the first installation of precast concrete. Fabricated by Hanson Structural Precast of Maple Grove, MN, the concrete delivery is scheduled to continue until January 2016. The precast method allows concrete to be produced under controlled conditions in a reusable form before being transferred to construction sites.

Media Set to Tour Construction Site

Next Monday, October 20, members of the media will have their first opportunity to tour the entire stadium construction site. Members of the Vikings, the MSFA and Mortenson Construction will provide a construction update before guiding media members through the project site, which through 10 months of construction is already 23% complete. We'll be sure to share photos and videos from the tour here.

Join the Wait List

Already hundreds of Vikings fans who are not current Season Ticket Members have joined the wait list to ensure their place in line for purchasing tickets at the new stadium. Waitlisted fans will be contacted in priority order after all current Season Ticket Members have had the opportunity to review seating options and select their seats. Join the wait list now!

For all of the latest updates or to join the waitlist and secure your new stadium priority, click here.

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