Vikings get the OK for a new headquarters in Eagan

Author:
Updated:
Original:

It looks like the Minnesota Vikings will have a new practice facility and team headquarters in Eagan.

The Vikings announced Tuesday evening that the Eagan city council formally approved the team's plan to move its headquarters and training facility to a 200-acre site located just off Interstate 494 and the intersection of Dodd Road and Lone Oak Parkway.

The city council approved the Vikings mixed use proposal on a unanimous vote.

https://twitter.com/andersonj/status/745430296183476224

The site of the new headquarters and practice facility will be at the former Northwest Airlines headquarters in Eagan.

"Tonight's vote is an exciting step forward for the Minnesota Vikings and for the Eagan community, as we can now officially call Eagan our future home," said Vikings Chief Operating Officer Kevin Warren in a statement Tuesday evening. "This project offers a unique opportunity to do something incredibly special, to transform a beautiful but underdeveloped site into a regional destination with a strong community focus."

Tuesday's vote means the Vikings now have preliminary approvals for all phases of the planned development. Phase I of the mixed-use development will include:

  • Five outdoor fields – four grass, one synthetic
  • Outdoor stadium with an anticipated capacity of 6,000
  • Outdoor training areas, including a sand pit and inclined surfaces
  • Indoor practice facility with a 100-yard synthetic surface field and full-clear height for kicking
  • Team auditorium and player position meeting rooms
  • Media center/press facilities
  • Expanded locker room, weight room and equipment facilities
  • Cardiovascular and specialized speed rooms
  • Hydrotherapy room and post-workout recovery rooms
  • New Administrative office for front office staff

According to the Star Tribune, the Vikings currently have administrative staff scattered throughout three different offices from Eden Prairie to Minneapolis. The new headquarters will allow all of them to work out of one location.

The team says later phases of development will occur in stages over the next 10-15 years.

Next Up

1024px-Crock_pot

For The Week: Food tips and tricks to get you through the next 7 days

BMTN's food writer Lindsay Guentzel makes life easier for Minnesotans.

snow, plow

Here's how much snow fell in Saturday's storm in Minnesota

MSP Airport had the highest total as of 7 a.m. Sunday with 5.3 inches.

Screen Shot 2021-01-18 at 3.17.49 PM

No KAT? No D'Lo? No problem as Timberwolves defeat Pelicans

The Timberwolves were without Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, but still picked up a (SCORE) win.

Screen Shot 2021-01-23 at 7.53.44 PM

Spinouts, crashes across Twin Cities as snow gets heavier

There have been multiple incidents across the metro area.

Mason Branstrator

Family, friends raising funds for teen soccer standout with spinal injury

Mason Branstrator of Duluth was injured in a skiing accident.

Screen Shot 2021-01-22 at 9.08.16 PM

Tributes pour in after MN Supreme Court justice's daughter found dead

Olivia Chutich died near the campus of Iowa State University.

Image from iOS (96)

Early Saturday fire damages Burger King in Richfield

The fire was reported around 1:15 a.m. Saturday.

Jamal Mashburn Jr. / Gopher Basketball

Maryland hands Gophers first home loss of season

The 17th-ranked Gophers fell to the Terrapins 63-49 on Saturday afternoon.

Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville.

Minnesota Department of Health files lawsuit against Alibi Drinkery

The Lakeville bar has been in the news for defying orders.

Iron Tap snowmobile delivery

This MN restaurant will deliver to your ice house... on a snowmobile

Just in case you work up an appetite fishing on Lake Waconia.

Related