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Steve Poppen

Executive Vice President & Chief Business Administration Officer


Currently in his 23rd season with the Vikings in 2021, Steve Poppen serves as the team's Executive Vice President & Chief Business Administration Officer after serving as the club's EVP and Chief Financial Officer. In his role, Poppen continues to work with the accounting and finance, security, facilities and IT departments along with financing and operations of U.S. Bank Stadium and Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center. Poppen also serves as an EVP and CFO of MV Ventures, LLC, the Wilf Family's Minnesota real estate development and operations entity. MV Ventures is responsible for development and operations of the Viking Lakes campus in Eagan. Poppen plays a key role in the club's plans to welcome fans back to the stadium in 2021 after the unprecedented difficulties presented in 2020 by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

As a project leader on the TCO Performance Center facility, Poppen was involved daily with financing, design, construction and cooperation with city, county and regional governing bodies that kept the project on track. 

For several years Poppen played a lead role in the Vikings attempts to pass new stadium legislation, an exhaustive effort that culminated with Governor Mark Dayton signing the stadium bill into law on May 14, 2012. After passage of the stadium legislation, Poppen continued to serve on the Vikings stadium team, working with the design and construction process and was part of the executive group that negotiated the team's use agreement and development agreement, as well as other documents governing the construction and day to day operations of the new publicly-owned facility. Poppen also oversaw the Vikings efforts to finance the over $600 million team/private commitment to the project. In 2013, he helped secure $425 million in loans from the NFL and a bank syndicate led by U.S. Bank as part of the team contribution.