Miss the Vikings stadium listening session? View the presentation here!

Last night in front of a couple hundred people at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Mark Williams of HKS Architects, Lester Bagley of the Minnesota Vikings and Michele Kelm-Helgen of the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority (MSFA) made their presentation of what factors will go into the building of a new Vikings stadium.

A big part of it will be YOUR input!

The mantra of HKS Architects as they built Miller Park, US Cellular Field, American Airlines Center, Lucas Oil Field and Cowboys stadium was, and remains to be LISTEN.INNOVATE.DELIVER.

Before the listening session at the convention center, Williams presented to the Stadium Implementation Committee (StIC) telling the committee that design will begin right away and they will be taking public input in an ongoing basis.

Their four major factors for designing the stadium are the Vikings culture, Minnesota’s climate, ideal pattern and form to fit the Minneapolis intersection of Downtown, the Mill District and the Elliot Park neighborhood.

Williams says HKS Architects are taking the design very seriously because, “It’s the most important multi-purpose venue that anybody is doing today.”

Other factors that are being considered are sustainability and LEED Certification. Williams reinforced this by stating that,”HKS has done more LEED Certified buildings than anybody on the planet.”

Here is the presentation that was given to the StIC and at the public listening session.

HKS Implementation Presentation



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