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HF 1984

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 03/18/2015 10:35am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to the environment; requiring the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority
to make the stadium bird safe; amending Minnesota Statutes 2014, section
473J.11, subdivision 3.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2014, section 473J.11, subdivision 3, is amended to read:

Subd. 3.

Stadium design.

The stadium and stadium infrastructure shall be designed
and constructed incorporating the following general program and design elements:

(1) unless otherwise agreed to by the authority and the NFL team, the stadium
shall comprise approximately 1,500,000 square feet with approximately 65,000 seats,
expandable to 72,000, shall meet or exceed NFL program requirements, and include
approximately 150 suites and approximately 7,500 club seats or other such components as
agreed to by the authority and the NFL team;

(2) space for NFL team-related exhibitions and sales, which shall include the
following: NFL team museum and Hall of Fame, retail merchandise and gift shop retail
venues, and themed concessions and restaurants;

(3) year-round space for the NFL team administrative operations, sales, and
marketing, including a ticket office, team meeting space, locker, and training rooms;

(4) space for administrative offices of the authority;

(5) 2,000 parking spaces within one block of the stadium, connected by skyway or
tunnel to the stadium, and 500 parking spaces within two blocks of the stadium, with a
dedicated walkway on game days;

(6) elements sufficient to provide community and civic uses as determined by the
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(7) a roof that is fixed or retractable, provided that if the roof is retractable, it is
accomplished without any increase to the funding provided by the state or the citydeleted text begin .deleted text end new text begin ; and
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new text begin (8) exterior glass that is made bird-safe either by etching the glass or applying
a topical film to the glass, preferably done during construction or, if necessary, by
retrofitting after construction is completed.
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