May 21, 2014

The National Football League announced on May 21 that the HKS-designed Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium is the chosen site for the 2018 Super Bowl. The February 2018 contest will be held in the new stadium set to open in 2016.

Congratulations to the Minnesota Super Bowl Bid Committee which, quoting www.minneapolis.org, “. . . delivered the successful presentation to all 32 NFL owners today in Atlanta following the final bid submission on May 7. Centered on the theme, ‘Built for the Bold,’ the bid presentation highlighted the new, iconic and bold stadium as a centerpiece, and included the many bold moves Minnesotans have made in creating a destination that is ready to host the world’s biggest game.”

The stadium was designed to reflect the culture of the people of the city of Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota. Vision and design align to create a space that welcomes an entire community as a venue for the biggest game in sports.

All of its patrons, its users and its neighbors can see themselves reflected in the design and materials – their climate, their character, their history and their experience. It provides an iconic venue for sporting and cultural events, while also offering plazas, parks and an observation platform that embraces the surrounding urban environment and can be used year-round. Within the stadium, the fan experience is heightened by a design that balances protection from the elements with a connection to the outdoors: operable doors providing views of the Minneapolis skyline and surrounding plazas. 

The HKS Sports & Entertainment Group, ranked as one of the top sports and entertainment designers by BD World Architecture, has ushered in a new generation of multi-revenue-generating, world-class facilities. The group’s portfolio includes Minnesota Multi-Purpose Stadium, Cowboys Stadium, Lucas Oil Stadium, Miller Park and major renovations and additions for U.S. Cellular Field and Dodger Stadium. These venues are known for enhancing and leveraging team brand, delivering an enhanced fan experience, and serving as destination environments. HKS is ranked among the top six architectural engineering firms, according to Building Design+Construction magazine, and operates from 27 worldwide offices.

For information, contact Trish Martineck at tmartineck@hksinc.com.

Posted in Sports & Entertainment
Tagged Minneapolis Multipurpose Stadium, Super Bowl LII, Vikings Stadium