Thursday, January 17, 2013
While flattered to be named as a bidder, Loeffler Construction President and Co-Owner Doug Loeffler says the Lakeville firm hopes to be part of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium project only as a partner.
Loeffler Construction is growing—no doubt about that. And the Lakeville-based firm's President and Co-Owner Doug Loeffler acknowledges building the Minnesota Vikings Stadium would be pretty great. But recent media reports—including one found here on Lakeville Patch (published Jan. 15)—are a bit inaccurate, he said. "It's flattering—the reports, but we cannot build it, or portray to build it alone," Loeffler said. "What we are doing ... we’re teamed with Gilbane Building Companies out of Rhode Island. They’re a very large firm that's built other stadiums, and they reached out to us and asked to be a local partner." Loefller said his firm would be supporting Gilbane, helping them learn the marketplace and help work with the subcontractor …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Loeffler Construction of Lakeville is one of six contenders vying for the $975 million stadium deal.
A local construction company could become the lead contractor on the "People's Stadium," a controversial new venue for the Vikings in downtown Minneapolis. Lakeville's Loeffler Construction is one of six firms shortlisted for the project, which is expected to run from $675 million to $975 million. Two other Twin Cities companies are contending for the contract, Kraus-Anderson and Mortenson Construction. The project has also attracted three other firms from out of state: Gilbane Building Companies of Rhode Island, Skanska of New Jersey and Hunt Construction of Arizona. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority released the list on Friday. The MSFA's final selection will be announced on Feb. 1. Construction of the stadium is expected to …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Senator-elect Jim Carlson said he would support Gov. Mark Dayton, who has taken a hard line on the Vikings tentative plan to impose an added fee on season ticket-holders to pay for their half of the new stadium.
Follow us on Twitter | Like us on Facebook | Sign up for our daily newsletter| Blog for us At least one local elgislator has thrown his support into Gov. Mark Dayton's corner in a tiff over who prescisely should pay for the "private" share of the Vikings new stadium. Dayton is seeing red after news broke that the Vikings may pay their half-billion dollar contribution to their new $975 million football stadium in Minneapolis by asking season ticket holders to pony up. In May, the state and city of Minneapolis agreed to kick in $498 million of the stadium construction costs. Theoretically, the Vikings were expected to be on the hook for the rest, though lawmakers gave them some discretion about how that may be financed—perhaps through a loan…
Friday, May 11, 2012
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Thursday, May 10, 2012
The plan was approved by the Senate on Thursday.
With Senate approval coming on Thursday by a 36-30 vote, a new Minnesota Vikings stadium is on its way. After plenty of twists and turns throughout the legislative session, debate intensified this week, as the House and Senate both held several late-night sessions to discuss the bill. All that remains now is a signature from Gov. Mark Dayton, who has been an ardent stadium supporter. Dayton is holding a press conference at 5:45 p.m. today with stadium bill authors, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and team owner Zygi Wilf, and Dayton could sign the bill then. The new stadium will cost roughly $975 million, with the team slated to pay a little less than half. The state will pay about $348 million by expanding gambling. The city of Minneapolis …
Monday, April 30, 2012
The GOP is chomping at the bit to quit St. Paul, but the tax bill, bonding bill and Vikings legislation still hang in the balance.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Republicans in the Minnesota State Legislature are hoping to adjourn the 2012 session today, Monday, April 30. However, the tax bill, the bonding bill and a Vikings stadium bill are yet to be resolved. Both the House and Senate are scheduled to convene at noon and you can watch the proceedings in the window above. You can choose to watch the House, Senate or mixed coverage of the gatherings. Catch the proceedings live on Burnsville Patch. Video is courtesty of TheUptake.