Two construction companies have agreed to pay a combined $147,500 in fines over safety violations in the death of one worker and injuries to another during construction of the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium last year.
The groundbreaking for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium will be on Tuesday, Dec. 3. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority confirmed the date Tuesday. It's the official start of construction on the nearly $1 billion football stadium that will be built at the current Metrodome site.
The public authority overseeing construction of a new Minnesota Vikings stadium is warning that the opening of the stadium could be delayed if the team doesn't quickly resume negotiations on a lease and development agreements.
A white-collar brigade of accountants, architects, lawyers and other consultants has locked in millions of dollars in Minnesota Vikings stadium contracts that would complicate any effort to derail the project.