Groundbreaking Today For New Vikings Stadium

(Minneapolis, MN) -- Ground will be broken today for the new billion-dollar home of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings. It will take about two and a half years to build the 65-thousand seat stadium, which will replace the Metrodome. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority plans to turn the shovels in the ceremonial event at 10 a.m., with tickets available for the public starting an hour earlier at Gate D of the Metrodome. The final game in the old stadium will be December 29 when the Vikings take on the Detroit Lions, and they will play outdoors at TCF Bank Stadium in 2014 and 2015.