Vikings Stadium Designs Get Another Green Light in Mpls.

Updated: 08/13/2013 4:57 PM KSTP.com By: Maricella Miranda

Proposed Vikings Stadium
Proposed Vikings Stadium
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Designs for a new Vikings stadium got another green light this week.

The Minneapolis Planning Commission approved design plans Monday, Aug. 12, for the stadium. Plans call for the 1,500,000-square-foot stadium to have 65,000 seats, with room for a possibility future expansion. Click here to see the site map.

The stadium's designs now need the City Council's approval. The vote is planned for later in August. Groundbreaking is scheduled to begin in October.

Click here for additional details about the plans.

Some environmental groups are worried about the stadium's glass design, which opponents say could cause birds to fly into it.