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Don Becker

Executive Vice President, Real Estate Development & Strategic Projects


Don Becker, Executive Vice President of Real Estate Development and Strategic Projects, began working with the Vikings organization in January, 2007 on the new stadium initiative, working side-by-side with the Vikings ownership and executive team on identifying the best location, best design and overseeing first-class quality construction to build U.S. Bank Stadium.  

Serving as Project Executive for the stadium project, Don coordinated all design and construction activities for the new stadium, which went on to be awarded the International Stadium Project of the Year by Stadium Business in 2017.  

Becker supported the key executives working on the project financing, sales and marketing initiatives, entitlements and sponsorships, branding and signage, transportation improvements, legal agreements and other stadium-related projects. Don worked hand-in-hand with Kevin Warren, Steve Poppen, Steve LaCroix and Lester Bagley as they managed these initiatives, and in partnering with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, the State of Minnesota and the City of Minneapolis on the stadium project. Becker also worked with the executive team and ownership on the initiative to bring the Super Bowl to U.S. Bank Stadium in 2018.