Recent Posts tagged with Metrodome

Venue News: Dolphins’ Owner To Pay for Sun Life Stadium Renovation; CFL’s Argonauts Eye Stadium Expansion

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has offered to pay the entire tab for up to $400 million in stadium renovations in exchange for a property tax break, according to the Associated Press. The upgrades would help keep South Florida competitive in bidding for Super Bowls and college football’s championship games. Stymied last year in his […]  More

Venue News: University of Minnesota Preps TCF Bank Stadium for Vikings, Devotes $190M to On-Campus Sports Projects

Compiled by Karen Hogan, Associate Editor, Sports Video Group The University of Minnesota has selected Mortenson Construction as the contractor for $4.5 million in upgrades at TCF Bank Stadium that are needed to get the stadium ready for the Minnesota Vikings to play there in 2014 and 2015. Work on the new Vikings stadium will […]  More

Venue News: NBA Mulls On-Court LED Signage; University of Minnesota Agrees to Host Vikings During Stadium Contruction

As the NBA debates the merits of putting advertising on uniforms, league officials also are asking club marketers to consider new on-court signage that could be in place as soon as next season — an LED system that would sit on the basket stanchion. The LED backboard arm sign from Dorna/Van Wagner allows for limited […]  More

Venue News: Vikings Reach Agreement to Build New Stadium; 49ers Secure Ground Lease in Santa Clara

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, various state politicians, and the Vikings announced today that they’ve reached an agreement to build a new, publicly owned “People’s Stadium” on the site of the Metrodome, which would keep the franchise in Minnesota for at least the next 30 years while creating more than 13,000 jobs. The Vikings have agreed […]  More

Venue News: Seattle Unveils Arena Proposal; Vikings To Call Metrodome Home For One More Year

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine unveiled yesterday what they described as a risk-free proposal to build a half-billion-dollar arena that could bring NBA basketball back to Seattle and attract its first NHL team. Both officials said the arena could be built just south of Safeco Field with $290 million provided […]  More

Venue News: Santa Clara Stadium Ahead of Schedule; NHL Considers Winnipeg for Next Heritage Classic

Santa Clara officials are expected to approve a construction contract for the San Francisco 49ers’ new stadium that calls on the facility to open in 2014, a year earlier than originally projected. City officials are scheduled to vote on the $878 million building contract this week. According to the San Jose Mercury News, the contract […]  More

Venue News: Metrodome Site To Be Focus of Vikings Stadium Talks; NFL Adds 5,000 Tix for Super Bowl

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team wants a new stadium in the Twin Cities, even if it means building on the current site of the Metrodome. It was the businessman’s strongest signal that he would ultimately accept the site that for months had been his least favorite among a handful of […]  More

Venue News: Nets Execs Relocate to Brooklyn; K-State To Unveil Stadium Expansion Plans

The New Jersey Nets are taking another step closer to becoming Brooklyn’s first professional sports team since the Dodgers walked away from the borough almost 55 years ago. According to sources, the team is relocating its corporate headquarters from East Rutherford, NJ, to Downtown Brooklyn, where the organization is taking 35,145 square feet at the […]  More

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