Opportunities Abound To Offer Input On New Vikings Stadium

Over the next few weeks Vikings fans and the general public have several opportunities to offer up their input, ideas and suggestions on the new Vikings stadium! The Stadium Implementation Committee has their next regular recurring meeting on Monday, October 15th. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) has their next regular recurring meeting on Friday, October 26th. Details of those meetings and all future meetings can be found on SavedTheVikes.org’s calendar page here.

At the last MSFA meeting, Chair Michele Kelm-Helgen committed to public listening tours that would occur around the state. The first of those listening sessions is next Monday. The Vikings and MSFA released the following details regarding an event introducing HKS Architects to fans and the public.

If you can’t attend any of the meetings and still would like to contribute your thoughts, you’re always welcome to send them to us at info@SavetheVikes.org or to Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak at RT@Minneapolis.org.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Meet the New Stadium Architect

October 15, 2012

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Minneapolis Convention Center – Ballroom B

1301 2nd Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55403

 The Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority invite you to meet representatives from HKS Sports & Entertainment Group, the architectural firm selected to design the State’s new multi-purpose stadium.

Next Monday, October 15, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center (Ballroom B), you can hear directly from HKS architect Mark Williams, along with MSFA Chair Michele Kelm-Helgen and Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley, regarding the design and construction of the new facility. Public comment and questions are encouraged.

Public comment sign-up will occur at the event.


Interior Concept of New Vikings Stadium

HKS Architects are being creative in how they can have a fixed roof with the feel of a retractable roof. PHOTO COURTESY of MSFA


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Founder and author of SavetheVikes.org. Born and raised in MN, Cory has been a lifelong Vikings fan. Season ticket holder, stop by and see him in section 218! cory.merrifield@savethevikes.org