The Vikings haven’t even moved into their new stadium, and it already needs a major repair.
According to Rochelle Olson of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, contractors are going to have to take about 30 percent of the roof off U.S. Bank Stadium to fix leaks.
The cost of the repair is estimated at $4 million.
M.A. Mortenson Cos. executive John Wood announced the damage, saying a leak sprung on the inner wall of the snow gutter on the roof of the building. That’s kind of a big deal, since sources close to PFT tell PFT that it sometimes snows in Minnesota.
“We’re happy they found it now; stuff happens on projects,” Wood said.
Among the things they’re going to have to take down is the large bank logo of their sponsor. The cost is going to be absorbed (see what we did there?) by the design team.
Despite the leaky roof, the building is still expected to open in August for a concert and the start of football season.