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New Minnesota Vikings stadium design is indeed a new stadium design

Jay Busbee
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The Minnesota Vikings have unveiled prospective images of their new stadium, and, in the spirit of similarly asymmetrical and eye-snagging designs like the new Atlanta Falcons design, it's pretty darn striking.

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Minnesota Vikings/HKS Sports and Entertainment

Designed by HKS Sports and Entertainment, the stadium will seat 65,000, and can seat as much as 73,000 for a Super Bowl (which, of course, is always the goal). Since a retractable roof was too expensive, the stadium will have a clear roof to let in some of that sweet, sweet natural sunlight.

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Minnesota Vikings/HKS Sports and Entertainment

The venue will be configurable for all sorts of events, including concerts, baseball and NCAA basketball, just in case. And there promises to be a manicured plaza that will give Vikings fans something pretty to stare at if Christian Ponder throws the team out of the postseason.

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Minnesota Vikings/HKS Sports and Entertainment

The stadium's shape made us feel something ... something we hadn't felt in a long, long time. But it took the fine folks at Kissing Suzy Kolber to nail it:

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The Vikings hope to start work on the giant immobile Sandcrawler this fall.

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