New Vikings Stadium Leaking; Could Cost $3-4M to Fix
The roof on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium is leaking, and the general contractor says it needs $3 million to $4 million in repairs.
Mortenson Construction Vice President John Wood says stadium designers and builders will cover the cost, so it won’t be added to the overall budget or cost taxpayers or the Vikings.
According to Minnesota Public Radio, the water from the snow gutters isn’t getting into the stadium interior, but it is getting into an outer wall where construction crews spotted the leak.
The fix will require a fairly conspicuous repair.
Workers will have to remove the U.S. Bank Stadium sign and pull of a third of the stadium’s dark metal cladding to replace a faulty moisture barrier.
The repairs are not expected to delay the stadium’s opening.