Minnesota Vikings add $3 million more to U.S. Bank Stadium


The Minnesota Vikings have committed an additional $3 million to aid in the construction of the Downtown East Commons for U.S. Bank Stadium.

The owners of the Minnesota Vikings are smart folks. They made their money through the real estate business and know that in order to make money, sometimes you have to spend more than expected. That has been the case with the Wilf family and their financial contributions to U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

There have already been numerous times that the Vikings have increased their contribution to the stadium. Whether it was adding more screens throughout the stadium, adding a huge ship with a video display outside, or helping to pay for the land bridge to the stadium, the team’s ownership knows that U.S. Bank Stadium needs to be cutting edge in order to keep the facility relevant for many years.

This time, the team has added more money to the construction fund in order to ensure that the Downtown East Commons can be built up to be the best that it can be.

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Minnesota Vikings owner/president Mark Wilf has taken on the role of co-chair in the Downtown East Commons Fundraising Committee to ensure that the project gets the funding that it needs. According to Vikings.com, Wilf thinks it is very important to have this area ready for not just game day, but all year round.

"“The Downtown East Commons will not only be an integral part of the Vikings game day experience but a place the community will enjoy throughout the year,” said Wilf. “We are proud to provide ongoing support to this endeavor, and I am personally looking forward to working with the fundraising committee to bring this project to fruition.”"

Sadly, the project hasn’t reached the funding they expected. According to the Star Tribune, they may have scale back a bit on what what initially intended for the area, but it should still be an awesome addition to the community.

U.S. Bank Stadium and the surrounding area sounds like it will be an amazing area for not just fans of the Minnesota Vikings but for everyone in the community to enjoy. Fans of the Vikings will get to experience the Downtown East Commons when the new stadium opens for the 2016 NFL season.