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Apr 17, 3:33 PM EDT

Work on new Minnesota Vikings stadium 95 percent complete


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Workers are putting finishing touches on the new, $1.1 billion home of the Minnesota Vikings.

Ninety-five percent of U.S. Bank Stadium is downtown Minneapolis is complete, and Mortenson Construction expects to have the stadium move-in ready in early June.

Mortenson executive Eric Grenz told the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority on Friday that only $40 million in work remains.

The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/20NY4Zq ) reports the meeting focused on concession signs, personnel matters and hiring around-the-clock staff for the building.

A job fair for the stadium will be held April 26-28 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

An International Cup soccer match will be the stadium's first athletic event on Aug. 3. The Vikings' first game at the stadium will be a preseason game Aug. 28 against the San Diego Chargers.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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