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Vikings Stadium Contract Goes to Mortenson Construction

The Golden Valley-based business that has built sports facilities for the Twins, Wild and Timberwolves will now help build the $975 million stadium for the Minnesota Vikings in Minneapolis, according to media reports.

A bid to build the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium has paid off for one Golden Valley company. 

Mortenson Construction was named by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority at its Feb. 15 meeting as the construction manager to build the new sports venue, according to a WCCO.com report. The business will be responsible such items as budget, construction timeline and work schedule. 

“We are extremely confident with our selection of Mortenson,” Vikings Vice President of Public Affairs Lester Bagley said.

Three other bidders tried for the project, according to a StarTribune.com article, which reported Mortenson “is expected to be paid 2 to 3 percent of the stadium’s $682 million construction cost.” 

“We received proposals from excellent construction companies, and we were lucky to have the best in the business bid on this project,” said Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority Chair Michele Kelm-Helgen. “In the end, we have a great local team with Mortenson, they wanted this project and offered us very competitive terms. They have built over 100 sports and entertainment venues and are one of the most respected sports facilities builders in the United States.” 

The 65,000-seat stadium in Minneapolis is anticipated to be ready in time for the 2016 season, according a StarTribune.com article, with a possible ground breaking in October 2013. 

"We are honored to be selected as the construction manager for this tremendous project in our home town," said John Wood, senior vice president at Mortenson. "This stadium will be built for Minnesota by Minnesotans and it will have a significant economic impact in the local community. We look forward to beginning work on the project immediately." 

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In the news:

  • Mortenson to get Vikings stadium construction contract (Star Tribune)
  • Plymouth Firm Selected as Vikings Stadium Subcontractor (Plymouth-MN Patch)
  • Golden Valley Construction Firm Attends Vikings Stadium Meeting (Golden Valley Patch)
  • (POLL) Are You Happy to See the Vikings Get a New Stadium? (May 10, 2012 Golden Valley Patch) 

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