The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) held its monthly board meeting on Friday, providing an update on the construction of the new Vikings stadium as well as an equity update, and announcing additions to the stadium budget and a fan recognition program.
As noted in this week's New Stadium News and Notes, the Vikings have added another $518,000 to the stadium project budget and the total team contribution is now just shy of $527 million. But the MSFA's update this week included several other encouraging and noteworthy updates.
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-- The stadium project is 23% complete.
-- On average, approximately 620 workers are on site daily.
-- $185,000,000 of work has been completed to date.
-- 70% of the main concourse has been poured.
-- The MSFA will contract with Fund Raisers, Ltd. to provide a fan recognition program that will include commemorative bricks.
-- The new stadium project is exceeding equity goals that were established. The goal for the project is to have 32% of all workforce hours performed by minorities; the project is achieving 39%. The goal for the project for hours worked by women is 6%; the project is achieving 9%. The goal for minority owned businesses is 9%; the project is achieving 11%. The goal for women owned business is 11%; the project is achieving 17%.
Lastly, the final piece of the prow, which weighs 400,000 pounds and is 200 feet long and 20 feet deep, was placed on the site on Thursday. The largest piece of steel, the roof ridge truss, weighs 750,000 pounds and will be placed in mid-November.