- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Wilf family is pledging another $19.5 million toward the Minnesota Vikings’ stadium project to cover more of the costs in several aspects of building and surrounding areas.

The Vikings made the announcement on Thursday night before the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority holds a meeting on Friday. They say the extra money will go to enhancements in the plaza, food service equipment, entertainment areas in the stadium, upgrades to retractable seating and a deck that will overlook downtown Minneapolis.

The additional money brings the Vikings contribution to nearly $551 million of the $1.061 billion project. That’s about 52 percent. The public share remains at $498 million.

Vikings owner Mark Wilf says their “focus remains on providing a first-class experience to all of our fans.”

___

Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP_NFL

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide