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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like someone is looking for a little extra under the table.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The Minnesota Vikings plans for a new headquarters in Eagan overcame road congestion concerns from the Metropolitan Council on Wednesday.

Met Council planners were concerned about traffic at key intersections and along Hwy. 55.

The Met Council is expected to review and vote on Eagan’s plans for the site June 8.


http://www.startribune.com/minnesota-vikings-move-to-eagan-chugging-forward-again/381558401/
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The Eagan City Council has formally approved the Minnesota Vikings plan to move the team headquarters and training facility to a 200-acre site located off I-494 at the intersection of Dodd Road and Lone Oak Parkway.

Coming on a unanimous vote, the City Council changed the land-use designation of the site from Major Office to Mixed Use, allowing the team to pursue an overall development that includes offices, retail, residential, hospitality and a conference center and uses the Vikings headquarters and practice facility as a development anchor. The Vikings now have preliminary approvals on all phases of the planned development, including 40 acres in Phase I to construct the team headquarters, indoor practice facility, outdoor practice fields and expandable outdoor stadium, as well as a multi-phase, mixed-use development that will occur in stages over the next 10-15 years.

http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/Eagan-City-Council-Approves-Vikings-Headquarters-and-Practice-Facility/02f05be4-bae0-4d4a-b608-3cf711ec0f75?sf29365361=1



With their new $1.1 billion gameday home, U.S. Bank Stadium, ready for the 2016 NFL season, the Vikings are ready to address their outdated corporate headquarters.The team could break ground in Eagan as early as next month. Team vice president Lester Bagley said the target date for moving into the new corporate and team headquarters is March 2018, the month after the Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium.

http://www.startribune.com/eagan-to-decide-vikings-headquarters-fate/383844521/
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2016 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also heard that 2018 will be the last year of training camp in Mankato.

Having grown up in Mankato, going to training almost every year, and even writing practice by practice write ups for this site, I can honestly say that it's time for the Vikings to move on from Mankato. Mankato simply can no longer accommodate the vast number of fans that visit each year.
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With their new $1.1 billion gameday home, U.S. Bank Stadium, ready for the 2016 NFL season, the Vikings are ready to address their outdated corporate headquarters.The team could break ground in Eagan as early as next month. Team vice president Lester Bagley said the target date for moving into the new corporate and team headquarters is March 2018, the month after the Super Bowl at U.S. Bank Stadium.

http://www.startribune.com/eagan-to-decide-vikings-headquarters-fate/383844521/


It's why, in my trip to Minnesota last week, I made it a point to stop at Winter Park (after my visit to Paisley Park) and have my picture taken in front of the ship that sits out front, as it won't be there the next time I'm likely to get to MN.
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The Kraus-Anderson Construction company out of Minneapolis will build the proposed Vikings headquarters complex in Eagan, and the cost of the project is speculated be $80 million to $90 million. The word is that Mortenson Construction, which built U.S. Bank Stadium, didn’t bid on the project due to its workload.

Kraus-Anderson will begin excavation on the indoor practice facility and the Vikings offices on the former site of the Northwest Airlines headquarters. Crawford Architects out of Kansas City, Mo., is designing the complex. The indoor facility will compose 45 of the 200 acres and there will be four other outdoor practice fields in addition to the indoor practice field.

The project will also include an outdoor stadium where the Vikings hope to entice a feature Friday night high school football game, as was the case many years ago at Parade Stadium in Bloomington. It also could be used for some college football, and lacrosse and soccer matches. The Vikings believe the outdoor stadium will have 6,000 seats with the ability to grow to 10,000.

Meanwhile, the indoor facility and team headquarters will feature a state-of-the-art training facility, locker room, nutrition area, meeting space, weight room and football facilities. It will also include a broadcast studio for the Vikings Entertainment Network.

http://www.startribune.com/vikings-plan-for-eagan-compound-quickly-takes-shape/384948351/
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it might be difficult due to travel distances but it'd be cool to include some outstate teams in the featured HS games there.
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The Minnesota Vikings have selected Crawford Architects and Kraus-Anderson Construction Company as the architect and construction manager for the team’s new Eagan practice facility and headquarters.

Based in Kansas City, MO, Crawford Architects is well-known for designing state of the art human performance facilities and multi-use destination developments. Some of their recent projects include the Virginia Mason Athletic Complex for the Seattle Seahawks (Renton, WA), Pegula Ice Arena at Penn State (University Park, PA) and the Sanford Jackrabbit Athletic Complex at South Dakota State University (Sioux Falls, SD).

Kraus-Anderson, headquartered in Minneapolis, has more than 100 years of construction experience within the community. Recent noted projects include the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital (Minneapolis, MN), the Sanford Center (Bemidji, MN) and Alexandria High School (Alexandria, MN).

http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/Vikings-Select-Crawford-Architects-and-Kraus-Anderson-Construction-Company-For-New-Eagan-Facility/9ff0d212-ef88-4598-8ee4-e7db07aba4da?sf31923896=1
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW there's a live stream of the Eagan construction site now on the Vikings website

http://www.vikings.com/stadium/new-stadium/webcam.html
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The Minnesota Vikings will break ground on their new team headquarters and practice facility Tuesday in Eagan. Construction of the first phase is expected to be complete in about 20 months, the team said. Team spokesman Jeff Anderson declined to release a cost estimate for the project Friday. The remaining multi-phase, mixed-use development will depend on market analysis and occur in stages over the next 10 to 15 years, the team said.

http://www.twincities.com/2016/07/29/vikings-to-break-ground-on-eagan-headquarters-practice-facility/
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The groundbreaking started at 1:30 Central...Spiels is speaking now...

http://www.vikings.com/media-vault/videos/Eagan-Facility-Groundbreaking---130-PM-Desktop/e732719a-4719-45a1-a522-15768422f834
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Official name of facility is Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) Performance Center. 20-year agreement.
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Official name of facility is Twin Cities Orthopedics (TCO) Performance Center. 20-year agreement.

Really? We can't even rename it Winter Park?

I understand naming rights for the stadium, but the Wilfs are really starting to show zero appreciation for the history of the team. It's all about those $ signs.
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Having parachuters bring in a special shovel for Goodell is absolutely cheesy. How ridiculous is that? Ugh...

As far as the Winter Park name, yes, I did like that name and do wish they'd just transfer it over, but that's not how things work these days. They'll probably just name a Conference Room after him...or just slap some grills and benches out in the back in the forest and name that Winter Park.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Players on hand for the groundbreaking ceremonies are Teddy Bridgewater, Harrison Smith and Laquon Treadwell
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