U.S. Bank Stadium's $15.7 million security fence wins final approval


Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority

A rendering of a perimeter fence planned for U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Project managers said the construction set-up will begin next week with surveying and logistics.

Taylor Swift will be long gone and the 2023 Minnesota Vikings season will be over before the first $15.7 million phase of U.S. Bank Stadium's upgraded security fence is in place.

In addition to a briefing on the 8,000 mirrored disco ball cups, 40,000 concert souvenir cups and 92,000 bottles of water ordered for this weekend's two sold-out Swift shows, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) signed off Thursday on a contract for the new perimeter.

MSFA Chairman Michael Vekich said approving the upgraded perimeter was a big deal, given that it had been contemplated for years. It didn't become public, however, until last year and only in the most recent session did the Legislature and Gov. Tim Walz agree to pay for the project at the seven-year-old, state-owned building.



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