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Hunt Construction 1 of 2 Finalists to Build Minnesota Vikings New Stadium

 

Hunt Construction, the Phoenix-based general contractor that built University of Phoenix Stadium for the NFL Arizona Cardinals, is among two finalists the build the Minnesota Vikings’ new stadium.

Mortenson Construction of Minneapolis, the company that built new stadiums for the Minnesota Twins and the University of Minnesota football team, also built the Arizona Diamondbacks’ and Colorado Rockies’ spring training stadium, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick.

Both Hunt and Mortenson made the cut this week.

Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority chairwoman Michele Kelm-Helgen says a third firm, Swedish-based Skanska AB, is no longer being considered.

Hunt is building Riverview Park in Mesa, the new spring training home of the Chicago Cubs scheduled to open in 2014.

A builder for the Vikings’ $975M stadium was expected to be announced at Friday’s authority meeting. But Kelm-Helgen tells the Minneapolis Star Tribune more time is needed, according to the Associated Press.