Vikings’ New Stadium Lose New Features

Vikings_2013According to Richard Meryhew of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, features are being trimmed from the new stadium.

Initially at risk are a 400-stall parking garage to be located a block north of the stadium, a skyway linked to a ramp a block south of the stadium, two large escalators, and up to 40 feet from the height of pivoting glass doors to be located at the main entrance.

“We only have $975 million in the budget, and there’s only so many things you can get under that number,” Vikings V.P. of stadium wrangling Lester Bagley said.

The Vikings have advanced $13.1 million to fund the cost overruns, and a $62 million contingency fund exists.

Source: Mike Florio, NBC Sports, Pro Football Talk