The Minnesota Vikings have chosen the architect as well as the general contractor for the new practice facility and headquarters in Eagan, Minnesota.
With Minnesota Vikings training camp opening in Mankato, Minnesota, it’s hard not to look forward to when the team will be using the facility in Eagan following its construction.
The groundbreaking ceremony has been scheduled, the land is getting prepared, and the project is moving forward at a very fast pace. In fact, it was recently announced that the Vikings have chosen the architect as well as the general contractor for the project on rebusinessonline.com.
According to the article, the team has chosen Kraus-Anderson Construction Co. for the construction and Crawford Architects to design the state of the art facility.
Steve Poppen, executive vice president and chief financial officer of the Vikings, is very excited to continue using local companies for their construction projects and understand the large scale of the task at hand.
"“Establishing this leadership team is a major step forward on our new Eagan home. We are thrilled to once again engage in a large project with a Minnesota-based construction company such as Kraus-Anderson, as they have a tremendous body of work and strong reputation within the community.”"
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Mark Wilf, owner and president of the Vikings loves that the facility will meet a lot of the needs for the team in one location. Currently, the team runs their operation out of Winter Park with the training camps being held in Mankato, but now all this team activity will have one central location in Eagan.
"“This project will not only provide a first-class training facility for our players and business environment for our staff, but it will also allow us to transform this site into an international destination and a regional community asset,. We appreciate the partnerships with Crawford Architects and Kraus-Anderson and look forward to officially breaking ground on the Vikings’ future home.”"
The project will reportedly cost approximately $500 million to complete. When you factor in the $1 billion that U.S. Bank Stadium cost to build, the state of Minnesota and the Vikings are investing heavily in this franchise and location. Hopefully, the Eagan facility will turn heads and impress when it opens as scheduled for March of 2018.