Opening the stadium bids

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HKS was named to design the new Vikings stadium on Friday. (That's another version of their proposed stadium at right.) But lest you think the die is cast, there's plenty of leftovers to chew among the other bidders if you're a stadium geek. Floor plans. Financial statements. Peeks into other projects, like the St. Paul Saints stadium. Ok, so the insurance documentation is a little dry, but for persistent readers, there's some nuggets of gold in there.

We'll work on extracting the renderings from the mountains of paper later this week.

The also rans:

Here's AECOM

Here's Populous

Here's Ewing Cole

Here's HNTB

And the winner, HKS. (Full version below)

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