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VIKINGS STADIUM: MSFA identifies environmental concerns

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Before construction commences on the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) is looking at environmental issues that need to be addressed.

MSFA planners published hundreds of pages of data on Thursday, and said the new stadium should be more energy efficient than the aging Metrodome. Of note, the new, $975 million stadium will use an expected 10 million gallons of water annually, compared to the Dome's 18 million.

The Environmental Impact Statement identified the following issues to address:

Soil conditions and contamination
Water use
Erosion and sedimentation
Water quality
Surface water runoff
Wastewaters
Site-generated waste
Transportation
Vehicle-related air emissions
Odors, noise, and dust
Nearby resources
Archaeological, historical, or architectural resources
Parkland, recreation areas, or trails
Visual impacts
Impact on infrastructure and public services
Cumulative potential effects
Construction related impact

Ultimately, the stadium project is expected to take about three years, requiring the Vikings to play up to two football seasons at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium.

SLIDESHOW | 38 PHOTOS OF THE STADIUM DESIGN: http://bit.ly/ZXEgmb

FULL MSFA REPORT: http://bit.ly/17W2mCH

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