Vikings release stadium design plans
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings have released the design of their new $975-million multi-purpose stadium. The design package will now be submitted to the Minneapolis Stadium Implementation Committee and the city of Minneapolis for review.
The stadium features the largest transparent roof in the world and operable doors to the downtown skyline. The clear roof will be permanent and will allow natural sunshine into most areas of the stadium. The new venue will be capable of hosting baseball, basketball, soccer games, and more.
Groundbreaking for the new 65,000 seat stadium will begin in October with a scheduled opening in time for the 2016 NFL season. The Vikings recently reached a deal with the University of Minnesota to play in TCF Stadium for the 2014 and 2015 seasons during construction.
The Vikings will host Organized Team Activities later this month at Winter Park. Every NFL team can ask its players to take part in ten such days of organized off-season training, although they are not mandatory workouts. The first set of three OTA's are scheduled for May 28-30 before seven more are set for the month of June. The team's mandatory mini-camp is slated for June 18-20.