Security Boosted at Vikings Stadium After Man Gains Access

Security is being boosted at the new Vikings stadium after a photographer gained access to the under-construction building.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the photographer, Scott Heins, published photos and an accompanying essay Wednesday on

In the essay, Heins said got in by pushing open a gap in the fence in May and then shot photos throughout the stadium, including some taken from a crane hundreds of feet off the ground.

In a statement, John Wood, senior vice president of stadium builder Mortenson Construction, said trespassing on construction sites is “illegal and very dangerous.”

The statement also noted the company and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, the public entity that oversees the stadium, are evaluating all options with local authorities to have Heins face consequences.

(photo credit: Scott Heins,

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