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Sources: Las Vegas Raiders stadium to tap Vikings venue builder

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Rendering shows the outside of the Las Vegas Raiders stadium. (Source: Raiders.com) Rendering shows the outside of the Las Vegas Raiders stadium. (Source: Raiders.com)
In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, US Bank Stadium, the new home of the NFL Minnesota Vikings football team, is shown in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) In this photo taken Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, US Bank Stadium, the new home of the NFL Minnesota Vikings football team, is shown in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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The board overseeing the development of the Raiders stadium in Las Vegas is expected to tap the same builders of the newly-opened U.S. Bank Stadium for the Vikings, multiple sources told FOX5 Thursday.

FOX5 Sports Director Kevin Bolinger first reported the Minneapolis stadium general contractor, Mortenson Construction, will be one of two firms tapped to build the 65,000-seat venue, with Henderson-based McCarthy Construction being the other company.

There was a possibility the Las Vegas Stadium Authority Board could have announced the developer during its scheduled meeting Thursday. 

The board, though, set a special meeting of the stadium authority for Thursday, May 18.

Raiders President Marc Badain confirmed the choice but said contracts haven't been finalized. He said Mortenson brings a lot to the table.

“They have an impeccable reputation and Mortenson was impressive to us over two years ago when we went through the Los Angeles process and they were finishing up the Minnesota job and weren't ready to do another project,” Badain said. “The timing worked out really well.”

The Vikings stadium finished six weeks ahead of schedule and Badain said the company was an obvious fit.

“John Wood there has been an excellent resource for us for a long time and comes with an impeccable reputation,” badain said. “he built a stadium of similar size and scope that matches some of what we're doing here and i think that really swayed us with them.”

Stay with FOX5 and fox5vegas.com for updates.

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