Mortenson Completes Construction of Vikings Stadium

Star Tribune
June 21, 2016

Mortenson Construction completed construction of the $1 billion Minnesota Vikings stadium 45 days ahead of schedule and turned the project over to the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority on June 17, according to a Star Tribune report. Construction began in 2013, 30 months prior to the "substantial completion" on Friday. 

The jagged, 270-foot-high glass and steel building will seat 66,200 fans and play host to the 2018 Super Bowl. The $1.1 billion public-private project rose on the site of the Metrodome, which came down in January 2014.

On Friday, Michele Kelm-Hagan, MSFA chair, said that she will have an announcement in July about a study to determine whether the building is deadly to birds. As previously reported, activists have repeatedly asked MSFA to take steps to ensure the glass-clad building doesn't impede bird safety.