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Join Us on September 15 for All Things Stadium

September 15, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Stadium PhotoThe first business forum of the 2016-2017 season is scheduled for Thursday, September 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at US Bank Stadium.

This special event will partner the The East Town Business Partnership (formerly the East Downtown Council) with the Minneapolis Downtown Council-Downtown Improvement District and the Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM) to introduce the business community to the three unique organizations overseeing and programming the new US Bank stadium: the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority, SMG, and the Minnesota Vikings.

The lunch forum will be hosted in the Fire Club, an 11,600 square feet space featuring floor to ceiling video walls that is located on the south side of the stadium with reception capacity of 800 and banquet of 320 people.

More on the Fire Club found at:

You must register and pay in advance for this business forum.  Early bird registration is $30 until August 31, 2016.  The cost increases to $40 on September 1, 2016.  The registration deadline is September 11, 2016.  Please note, for this business forum event, no cash payments will be taken on the day of the event. 

The Economic Development Association of Minnesota (EDAM) is handling the registration process for this business forum. Click on the REGISTER button below to RSVP and pay with credit card.   


Event Description

Executive leaders from the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority, SMG, and the Minnesota Vikings.organization will discuss a high level snapshot of all three organizations and what their individual strategies are for the stadium and how they will work together to make the stadium a success in the startup phase and first 3-5 years of operation.

Featured Speakers:

  • Michele Kelm-Helgen, Chair, Minnesota Sports Facility Authority
  • Steve LaCroix, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Minnesota Vikings
  • Patrick Talty, General Manager, SMG for US Bank Stadium


  • 11:30-Noon        Networking
  • 12:00-12:10 pm Welcome from EDC/MDC-DID/EDAM
  • 12:10-12:55 pm  Presentations with Q & A Moderated by Dan Collison
  • 12:55-1:00pm     Closing Announcements (Dan Collison)

Event Partners:



Minneapolis Downtown Council - Connections




Event Sponsors:

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September 15, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


East Town Business Partnership
Minneapolis Downtown Council
Economic Development Association of Minnesota


US Bank Stadium
401 Chicago Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55415 United States
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