The Minnesota Vikings have played in the Metrodome for many years. They played indoors for at least 30 years but the stadium is falling apart and last year the whole roof of the Metrodome came crashing down on the field and it was a big mess.
The Vikings have recently tore the Metrodome down and are building a new state of the art 1 billion dollar stadium that will be one of the league’s best. The Vikings are already bidding for a 2019 Super Bowl in that stadium and are front runners to get it. The stadium will be paid for by the owners and will use some tax payer money as well. The ground breaking for the stadium was just a few weeks ago.
The stadium should be ready in time for the 2016 Minnesota Vikings opener. It will be a stadium that opens and closes which is good for the ugly Minnesota weather at times. For the next few years the Vikings will play in the Minnesota Gophers stadium while theirs gets built. It won’t be the best place to play but they have to in order for their stadium to be built.