Posted at: 12/08/2012 9:12 AM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Groundbreaking for the new Minnesota Vikings stadium is tentatively set for October 2013.
Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority Chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen announced the date at Friday's board meeting.
The $975 million stadium will be built on the site of the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis.
The Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/TLWab1 ) reports the date is a bit later that the timetable previously mentioned by authority and team officials. They initially projected groundbreaking to take place sometime during the third quarter of 2013.
But Kelm-Helgen says both the Vikings and the authority "are good" with the timeframe.
The Vikings hope to open the new stadium in time for the 2016 season.
Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com
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