Officials say selection of Vikings stadium architect will come by early October

It won't be long before the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority selects the architect of the new Vikings stadium. Officials with the group said Friday that a selection of the architect from five finalists will be made by early October, if not earlier.
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It won't be long before the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority selects the architect of the new Vikings stadium. Officials with the group said Friday that a selection of the architect from five finalists will be made by early October, if not earlier, the Pioneer Press reports.

The five firms being considered showed the sports facility authority their respective designs earlier this month. One of the firms being considered designed the facilities for the Twins, the Wild and TCF Bank Stadium.

The Vikings stadium deal was made official in May with approval for the stadium plan by the Minneapolis City Council. The state Legislature approved the stadium deal earlier in the month.

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