Vikings to pay additional $1.2 million toward new stadium
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The Minnesota Vikings will pay an additional $1.2 million to upgrade plans for video screens in the new stadium, raising the cost of the original $975 million price tag.
The team announced Friday it will fund a larger end zone video board (120x68 feet) as well as video screens in premium sections called the "Fire and Ice Clubs." The west end zone video board will nearly double in size to 8,160 square feet. For comparison, one end-zone facing side of the record-setting AT&T Stadium's center-hung video board in Dallas is 11,393 square feet.
The new Vikings stadium is expected to be completed by July 2016, while the team plays the 2014 and 2015 seasons at TCF Bank Stadium on the University of Minnesota's campus.
The Vikings also announced that St. Paul-based Frattalone Companies hauled the last of 4,910 truckloads of Metrodome debris to complete demolition nearly a month ahead of schedule.