Design firms to show off proposals at Metrodome

Five architectural and engineering firms vying to design the Minnesota Vikings new $1 billion home will present their plans during an open house Thursday night in downtown Minneapolis. WCCO reports fans are welcome to attend and ask questions. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is expected to make a final decision on the architect next week.
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Five architectural and engineering firms vying to design the Minnesota Vikings new $1 billion home will present their plans during an open house Thursday night in downtown Minneapolis. WCCO reports fans are welcome to attend and ask questions.

One firm competing for the job includes Kansas City-based Populous, the company that designed new stadiums for the Minnesota Twins, Wild and TCF Bank Stadium.

KSTP reports the other four companies that have submitted bids have each designed NFL stadiums within the past decade.

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is expected to make a final decision on the architect next week, according to the Star Tribune.

The new football stadium has helped boost the value of the Vikings. Forbes says the team is now worth $975 million, compared to $774 million last year.

MPR writes the new electronic pull tabs, which are supposed to help pay for the new facility, could start taking bets later this month if the Minnesota Gambling Control Board approves the games on Sept. 18.

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