Photos: Vikings massive new headquarters taking shape


Workers are visible on the roof from the lobby that is under construction.
1 Workers are visible on the roof from the lobby of the under-construction Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center on Monday. 
The Vikings' new practice facility, the TCO Performance Center in Eagan
2 The Viking profile is visible on a wall of the team's indoor practice field. 
Vikings owner/chairman Zygi Wilf addressed the media during the tour.
3 Vikings owner and chairman Zygi Wilf addressed the media during the tour of the new facility. 
The Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center is 277,000 sq. ft. large.
4 The 277,000 square ft. facility includes an indoor practice field and a 6,100 square ft. weight room. 
The Twin Cities Orthopedics Sports Medicine Center is under construction.
5 The construction is part of the Viking Lakes development, where the team's headquarters and practice facility will occupy about 33 acres of the 200-acre site. 
Fake predators are used to keep geese off of the four outdoor grass fields.
6 Fake predators are used to try to keep geese off of the four outdoor grass fields. The turf was grown in Colorado and driven to Minnesota in refrigerated trucks. 
The outdoor stadium at the TCO Performance Center will seat 6,500 people.
7 The outdoor stadium will seat 6,500 people. 
Workers pour concrete in the seating area of the outdoor stadium.
8 Workers pour concrete in the seating area of the outdoor stadium. 
Vikings executive v.p. Lester Bagley, left, and COO Kevin Warren
9 Vikings executive vice president Lester Bagley, left, and chief operating officer Kevin Warren lead a media tour Monday. 
A tunnel will connect the Performance Center building to the outdoor field.
10 A tunnel will connect the main building to the outdoor field. 
Members of the media ride a bus to tour the facility.
11 Members of the media ride a bus around the facility and surrounding development. 
The site will include a clinic and sports performance center.
12 The site will include a Twin Cities Orthopedics clinic and sports performance center. 
Large windows frame a room that will contain hydro pools
13 Large windows frame a room that will contain hydro pools. 
The indoor climate-controlled practice field is under construction.
14 The climate-controlled practice field is under construction. 
The TCO Performance Center in Eagan is scheduled to open in March, 2018.
15 The Vikings owners have said they hope to build out the rest of the site with hotels, offices and other uses.