Viking Stadium Roof Design Up In The Air

viking stadiumThe Minnesota Vikings have been planning their new stadium for quite some time. After much debate over the design of the building, engineers cannot agree on the style of the new roof.

Retractable Roof

30 seasons in an aging building has Viking fans excited about the plans for a new stadium. However, the roof of the new Vikings stadium is undecided as design team members argue over whether or not the stadium should have a retractable roof. While some are pushing for the high tech roof design, others insist that the retractable feature is not necessary and will only drive up the price to build the new stadium.

Owner Zygi Wilf has been on board with the idea of a retractable roof since day one, but budget concerns have recently brought up the reality of the design. Early estimates reveal an additional $25 million or more for a retractable roof, money that some insist could be better spent elsewhere in the stadium. Wilf says, “it’s a competitive landscape to attract our fans to the facility, and we’re going to want to make it something special. To the extent that (a retractable roof) can get there, we’re going to try to do it.”


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