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MSFA, Crews Work to Fix Panels Falling off US Bank Stadium

March 10, 2017 01:42 PM

This week crews had to make repairs two separate times after strong winds blew the panels loose at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The panels on the side of the new $1.1 billion stadium has been a problem since last spring. 

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On Friday Kathleen Blatz, the interim chair of the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, addressed the issue, stating a new problem has come up.

"There is a new dislodging of a different panel located on the south end of the stadium above the snow diverter," Blatz said. "This has not happened before so we are securely attaching the panels with fasteners in that area." 

Crews are still in the process of installing fasteners to the panels to hopefully fix the problem for good.

Blatz also announced Rick Evans as the new MSFA executive director to replace Ted Mondale. 

Evans was a former assistant attorney general. He has stood by the legalities of the stadium since its inception. 

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