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Vikings to Play in TCF Stadium

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Feb 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Minnesota Vikings are planning to play two full
seasons at the University of Minnesota football stadium while their new stadium
is built in downtown Minneapolis.
 
Team vice president Lester Bagley says Friday that's the working plan. The team
and the state authority overseeing construction convened Friday to announce that
Minnesota firm Mortenson Construction will build the new stadium.
 
The Minneapolis firm will earn $12.5 million to build the downtown Minneapolis
stadium, but its fee could reach $15 million if it meets certain performance
incentives. Mortenson also built the Twin's Target Field and the TCF Bank
Stadium on the university campus.
 
The Vikings had hoped to only play one season at that outdoor stadium. But
tentative plans now are to tear down the Metrodome in February 2014 and for the
new stadium to be ready by July 2016.

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