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Client: Minnesota Vikings
Photo of Briggs Represents the Minnesota Vikings in the Development of U.S. Bank Stadium
Briggs Represents the Minnesota Vikings in the Development of U.S. Bank Stadium

The Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA), along with general contractor Mortenson Construction, broke ground on the new multi-purpose U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis on December 3, 2013. The ceremonial groundbreaking signified the start of construction on the 66,000-seat, 1.75 million square-foot facility, scheduled for completion in July 2016.

As lead counsel to the Minnesota Vikings in the development of its new stadium, Briggs and Morgan represents this NFL team on a broad cross-section of related and complex legal issues, including the design, development, financing, construction and use of the Stadium; documentation of sponsorship, concession, club seat, suite and other revenue agreements; and review and analysis of procurement, employment equity, insurance, and environmental issues and related remediation programs.

Drawing on the deep experience of the firm’s Professional Sports Teams and Stadiums practice, Briggs works alongside Vikings’ Chief Operating Officer Kevin Warren, the Vikings’ in-house counsel group, the Vikings’ executive team of Steve Poppen, Steve La Croix, Lester Bagley, and Don Becker, and the other members of the Vikings’ stadium development team, providing seamless support.

Read more about the legal aspects of the stadium development project in 
The Hennepin Lawyer.