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U.S. Bank Stadium may get new, permanent security fencing

The Minnesota Vikings have sought the fencing since the stadium opened in 2016

U.S. Bank Stadium soon may be encircled by a permanent security fence, replacing the chain-link fence that has surrounded most of the downtown Minneapolis structure since it opened in 2016.

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority on Thursday directed staffers to choose a firm to design the fence and landscaping. How much the fence will cost and who will pay for it has yet to be determined, although the stadium has a capital reserve fund for such expenses.

The Minnesota Vikings, the stadium's main tenant, long have been interested in permanent security fencing. And authority Chair Michael Vekich said the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has urged installation of permanent fencing to maintain the stadium's top safety ranking.


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