New Minnesota Vikings stadium hit by leaks in snow gutters

Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:08pm EST
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(Reuters) - A snow gutter system on a $1 billion stadium under construction for the Minnesota Vikings has developed leaks, but fixing it will not delay completion, a construction firm said on Friday.

Some metal panels and signs will be temporarily removed next week to repair the problem, and the football team said the stadium in Minneapolis was expected to be completed in July.

"This issue was discovered during construction and will be corrected during construction at no cost to the public," John Wood, senior vice president of Mortenson Construction, said in a statement.

The leak affected the exterior parapet wall and no water was getting into the interior of the building.

Wood told the Minnesota Public Radio the estimated cost of the repair was about $3 million to $4 million.

(Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)