Performance Center Hits 70 Percent Completion Mark
With just under five months left before it is set to open, the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center recently surpassed the 70 percent completion mark. The Vikings are set to move in to their new home on March 1, 2018.
Work recently began on the videoboard that will be located on the north side of the 6,500-seat TCO Stadium. The Vikings will begin hosting Training Camp at the facility beginning in 2018 and are working to host local high school football games at the stadium beginning next fall.
The sod is now completely installed on the four outdoor practice fields. The four practice fields are separated into two neighboring squares and they can be rotated to withstand wear and tear. The northern square has an underground heating system that is currently being utilized.
View images from the Twin Cities media's late October tour of the Vikings future home in Eagan.
Twin Cities Media Get Their First Look Inside Vikings New Home
Local media members recently got their first look inside the Vikings new home and received updates on its progress and future plans. With stops in the team auditorium, locker room, cafeteria and weight room, they were able to check out the spaces that the Vikings will begin to use heading into the 2018 season.
From a size standpoint, the Vikings will have a much larger footprint to work with compared to their current digs at Winter Park. Their 6,500-square foot locker room is more than 50 percent larger than their current 4,300-square foot locker room at Winter Park. From a training perspective, the players will gain an additional 1,800 square feet. In total, the entire building is twice as large as Winter Park, totaling 277,000 square feet.
Vikings Owner Zygi Wilf Expresses Excitement For Team's Future Home
During the recent tour for the local media, Vikings Owner Zygi Wilf made it clear how excited the fans and Eagan community should be for the new facility. With the team's annual training camp and other public events slated to be held there, it will serve as more than just the team's headquarters.
"It's going to be a focal point for many different sports, especially football, in the Twin Cities," Wilf said.