Aug 6, 2012 at 8:36 am
ST. PAUL, MN (KNSI) - The public board working with the Minnesota Vikings to build a stadium in downtown Minneapolis has turned to a Wisconsin company to oversee the project.
The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chose Madison, Wisconsin-based Hammes Co. to serve as its representative on the project.
In that role, Hammes will oversee project design and development. Hammes served a similar role in the construction or renovation of several other NFL stadiums in recent years, including the renovation of Lambeau Field in Green Bay.
Hammes has pledged to commit 45,000 work hours to the Minneapolis project at a cost that isn't to exceed $7.8 million. The five-member stadium authority is the public watchdog on the $975 million project, of which nearly $500 million will come from public financing.