Vikings owners to build 4-star hotel, conference center next to its Eagan campus

The plans have been revealed this week.
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The Wilf family has revealed plans for a luxury hotel next to the Minnesota Vikings' state-of-the-art practice facility.

This week, MV Eagan Ventures, the development company owned by the Wilfs, announced it's pushing ahead with plans for a "Scandinavian-themed" 4-star hotel.

It's part of the Wilfs' wider plans for their 200-acre Viking Lakes development, which is anchored by the Minnesota Vikings' recently-opened, state-of-the-art TCO Performance Center.

An artist's impression of the 14-story hotel reveals an angular structure somewhat reminiscent of U.S. Bank Stadium.

New Vikings hotel

It would be located on the east side of the pond that is itself to the east of the TCO Performance Center, with MV Eagan Ventures hoping to have it completed by summer 2020.

It will comprise 320 guest rooms and suites, and come with 18,000 square feet of conference space, including an 8,500-square-feet ballroom with a capacity of 600.

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It will also have a 5,000 square foot event center, a fitness center, a resort-style spa, a restaurant, a rooftop bar and lounge, and shops.

The wider Viking Lakes development will eventually see retail and entertainment venues added, along with a medical facility and multi-family housing.

An outline plan for the Vikings Lakes development.

An outline plan for the Vikings Lakes development.

A spokesman for the Minnesota Vikings said that people staying at the new hotel will be able to access free shuttles that will take them direct to MSP Airport and the Mall of America.

"This project will be the first of its kind in Eagan and, in many ways, will be unique to Minneapolis-St. Paul," said Jeff Anderson, the Vikings VP of corporate communications.

"This will be a retreat destination for Minnesota’s biggest and best companies and another asset for the region."

The announcement comes in the same week that Life Time revealed it's turning the Vikings' former practice facility, Winter Park in Eden Prairie, into a kids' soccer center. More information on that here.

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