Molin Concrete Products was contracted to design, produce and install the architectural precast wall panels for multiple buildings at the new campus for the Minnesota Vikings Headquarters and Training Facility in Eagan, MN. The Vikings campus, on about 35 acres just south of Interstate 494 and east of Dodd Road, has four outdoor practice fields (two are heated, one is synthetic), a 6,500-seat outdoor practice stadium (expandable to 10,000) and a fieldhouse with a 98-foot roof for punting. The Vikings’ brand-new headquarters (the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center) is more than double the square footage of their old headquarters, Winter Park, in Eden Prairie.
Molin’s scope of work on the new facility included insulated and uninsulated architectural precast panels and precast stairs for the Players Training Facility, the Headquarters Building, the Twin Cities Orthopedics Medical Office Building, The Vikings Practice Stadium and the Twin Cities Orthopedics Sports Medicine Building. Along with an expedited construction schedule, this project required installation of the precast wall panels to be completed after several areas of projecting structural steel have been installed. Molin worked with the project team to resolve what some companies may consider an unreasonable construction sequence to successfully complete the installation of the “tucked under” precast panels. After the architectural precast wall panels were installed, Molin’s field team completed the joint sealant and final field washing processes for completion of another successful wall panel project.