Vikings plunge another $14 million from private funds into stadium project


The Minnesota Vikings and the Wilf family have announced that they will commit an additional $14 million towards construction of the new Vikings stadium.

The team made the announcement at today's Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) board meeting.

According to a statement from the Vikings, the additional money increases the total private contributions to $89 million since the stadium was approved – bringing the total the team will spend on it to $566 million by the time it's complete.

The majority of the additional money will be directed toward the stadium's television system – including more than 2,000 HDTV monitors that will be placed throughout the stadium. The remainder of the additional funds will go toward lighting and utility enhancements.

Despite the growth in the cost of the stadium, the state's contribution has remained at $498 million.

Private Contribution breakdown on new Vikings stadium

  • Original Stadium legislation (May 10, 2012) – $477,000,000
  • Contingency Guarantee (Nov. 22, 2013) – $26,400,000
  • Additional Cash Contribution (Apr. 18, 2014) – $1,200,000
  • Additional Cash Contribution (June 20, 2014) – $1,300,000
  • Additional Cash Contribution (Aug. 22, 2014) – $19,700,000
  • Additional Cash Contribution (Oct. 10, 2014) – $518,000
  • Additional Cash Contribution (Nov. 21, 2014) – $647,000
  • Additional Cash Contribution (Dec. 19, 2014) – $1,200,000
  • Additional Cash Contribution (Jan. 16, 2015) – $944,000
  • Additional Cash Contribution (Feb. 13, 2015) – $2,300,000
  • Additional Cash Contribution (Mar. 27, 2015) – $19,500,000
  • Additional Cash Contribution (Apr. 27, 2015) – $1,200,000
  • Additional Cash Contribution (May 15, 2015) – $14,000,000

Total Team/Private Contribution – $566,000,000

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