Three years in, new turf sought for Vikings stadium

According to a report from Brian Bakst, MPRNews.org, less than 3 years after U.S. Bank Stadium’s opening, the facility’s landlord and main tenant are ready to swap out the carpet.

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority is seeking bids for new artificial turf. The stadium operator hopes to have the new playing surface in place a few months ahead of next year’s Minnesota Vikings season, paid for through an existing account.

The MSFA advertised for proposals in the State Register. Potential contractors were invited to tour the stadium as they prepare possible bids they’ll have just a few more weeks to compile.

A turf company is due to be chosen by March, with installation occurring by May.

In a statement released to MPR News, the MSFA’s stadium management company SMG said it and the Vikings “determined we are approaching the time where the turf needs replacing” and that multiple bidders are expected.

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