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Vikings’ New Stadium Lose New Features

Posted By Sports Talk Florida News Desk On October 10, 2013 @ 1:24 PM In NFL | No Comments

Vikings_2013 [1]According 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 [2]


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