While we continue to wonder where the Vikings stadium project will go foward, it’s worth noting that the team still has a few things to worry about at the old stadium before the Metrodome is ready for play in 2011.
Dome officials said Friday that the turf at the stadium may have to replaced after being exposed to the elements and flattened with heavy equipment over the last few months. That authorized a bidding process to make the new turf, which will cost up to $800,000.
“We believe the turf will be fine,” commission chair Ted Mondale told the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “However, with the amount of rain that’s come in and with the boards on top of it, there may be parts of the turf or all of it that needs to be replaced.”
Thankfully, finding quality turf is easier than getting a quality veteran cornerback and secondary help. Work continues on the Metrdome as a whole, with a goal to finish and raise the Metrodome roof again by August 1.