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Commercial | KRAUS-ANDERSON CONSTRUCTION CO. - TWIN CITY ORTHOPEDICS PERFORMANCE CENTER
The Twin City Orthopedics
Performance Center will feature outdoor practice fields.
A New Home
KRAUS-ANDERSON WILL FINISH THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS' NEW PRACTICE CENTER IN 2018.
football team needs the proper
facilities and fields to get
ready for the next big game.
Co. is building those for the Minnesota
Vikings with its Twin City Orthopedics Performance Center project in Eagan, Minn.
The team currently uses a practice headquarters location in Eden Prairie, Minn.,
that Kraus-Anderson built in 1981. The new
center will feature an 185,000-square-foot
office building and a 90,000-square-foot
indoor practice facility, Kraus-Anderson
Project Manager David Stark says.
Although the practice facility will stand
only one story, it will be 115 feet tall.
"Punters can practice in there without any
interference from the ceiling or the roof
structures," he explains.
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The location also will feature outdoor
practice fields that will be equivalent to
four regulation football fields. "[There's
also] a 5,000-seat outdoor stadium with
the ability to expand to 10,000 seats in the
future," he adds.
The stadium will be open to community
use. "They can possibly host a high school
football game in there," Stark says, adding
that it also can host exhibitions.
A Nice Facility
Kraus-Anderson broke ground on the
project last November and will finish in
March 2018. "It's going to be a nice facility
for the staff and the Vikings," Stark says.
"This will house all of their employees in
The center will feature locker room
facilities as well as an auditorium that is
well sited for team breakout meetings, Stark
says. It also is aiming for LEED certification.
"There's a lot of natural light coming into
the building," he says, noting that the cen-
Co. - Twin City Or opedics
* Location: Eagan, Minn.
* Employees: 300 (peak)
* Scope: New headquarters and
"It's going to be a nice facility
for e taff and e Vikings."
- David Stark, project manager