More than just a place for football

Construction of the plaza and trails are to start this summer and be completed by April 2018. Plans include a dock access to the southern lake and a land bridge connecting the eastern portion of the property with the Vikings stadium and Twin Cities Orthopedics building.

Construction of the plaza and trails are to start this summer and be completed by April 2018. Plans include a dock access to the southern lake and a land bridge connecting the eastern portion of the property with the Vikings stadium and Twin Cities Orthopedics building.

New Vikings home has plans for kayaking, sculptures, rugby and beyond.

Football will not be the only activity at the new Minnesota Vikings development under construction in Eagan.

Beyond coming to watch the Vikings training camp next summer, residents may visit the Vikings Lake development to kayak or cross-country ski in the future.

Plans for a plaza, trails system and a land bridge were unveiled last week during the Eagan City Council meeting.

Plans also include information about a potential 6,000-10,000 square foot, two-story pavilion in the plaza big enough to accommodate event space, rental facilities and food services.

Titled Skol Pavilion, the facility could rent out cross country skis, kayaks, skates, canoes and paddle boats to use on the nearby lakes and trails.

The pavilion would be adjacent to a .65-mile trail that will surround both the north and south lake on the property.

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