More discussions on US Bank Stadium's design and construction

MSFA meeting with "multiple parties" on unspecified issues

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January 31, 2020 - 5:33 am

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Officials with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority say they are still discussing unresolved construction and design costs of US Bank Stadium some four years after the billion-dollar facility opened in downtown Minneapolis.  

The panel released a statement after Thursday's regular meeting, but did not specify what those issues are.  

The statement did say the authority is meeting with "multiple parties" in an effort to "safeguard the public's investment in the stadium."

Any resolution needs a public vote for approval.  

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There have been problems with moisture damaging panels of the stadium's exterior since its opening in 2016.

MSFA officials would not say if the mosture issues with stadium's zinc exterior panels are part of the mediation.

US Bank Stadium was build on the site of the Metrodome, with taxpayers covering about $500 million dollars of the cost in what remains the largest public works project in Minnesota history.

The Vikings have played four seasons of home games inside the roofed facility, which has also hosted amateur sports, rock and country music concerts, as well as mega events like Super Bowl 52, last spring's Final Four, and the X Games

The NCAA wrestling national championship tournament is scheduled for US Bank Stadium in March.

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