It's almost a go for new Vikings stadium

11:07 AM, Oct 25, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - The public authority in charge of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium is tying up loose ends before construction can get underway next month.

The head of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority said Friday that the project is "beginning to move at lightning speed" as the mid-November groundbreaking nears.

Next week a key pricing report is due from the lead contractor that could reflect cost pressures on the $975 million stadium. The Vikings must certify their $477 million share for the project by early November.

Soon after, the state will sell bonds toward the $498 million public contribution. The Vikings are in their final season at the Metrodome, which will be demolished to make room for the new building.

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