VIKINGS STADIUM: Mortenson Construction picked to lead project - KMSP-TV

VIKINGS STADIUM: Minneapolis-based Mortenson Construction gets job

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The Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority have picked locally-based Mortenson Construction to lead the new stadium project.

The announcement was made at a Friday morning meeting.

"We are extremely confident with our selection of Mortenson," said Lester Bagley, Vikings vice president of public affairs and stadium development. "This was a competitive, fair process that brought forward some of the most qualified construction firms in the country. Ultimately Mortenson's experience in building sports venues coupled with their familiarity with the market led to their selection."

Mortenson has built all of the major stadiums in the Twin Cities including Target Field, Target Center, Xcel Energy Center and TCF Bank Stadium.

"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."

The Vikings hope to break ground on the $975 million stadium this fall.

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