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August 30, 2012Mr. Steven C. Maki, PEMinnesota Sports Facilities Authority900 South 5
StreetMinneapolis, MN 55415RE: Request for ProposalsArchitectural and Engineering Services for the New Minnesota Multipurpose StadiumDear Steve:HNTB is a nationally recognized leader in the design of multi-use sports and entertainment venues andwe have the national resources required to design the New Minnesota Multipurpose Stadium. We havethe experience, vision, creativity and commitment to realize the potential of The People’s Stadium inMinneapolis, Minnesota.
The Right Team
We have assembled a team of highly qualified and innovative stadium design experts who havesuccessfully worked together for more than 20 years on complex large-scale sports and entertainmentprojects. Our team’s experience on premier facilities such as Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadiumand the San Francisco 49ers Stadium is unique in the industry. At Sports Authority Field we deliveredthe project ahead of schedule and under budget. For the 49ers we have accelerated the process toopen the stadium in 2014, a year ahead of schedule.
We actively update and maintain an extensive database on NFL and multi-use stadiums. Our approachto benchmarking includes in-depth meetings with owners, operators, sales teams and managers to trulyunderstand what is working and where to improve. We are constantly taking that knowledge andchallenging each other to encourage innovation.
Our approach combines: Strong Urban Design, The Best Hospitality Experience, The Theater of theSeating Bowl, Premium Areas, Integrated Sponsorship and Advertising, with the Next Generation of Technology. Taken together these elements are woven into a single unified vision that will take ThePeople’s Stadium to a new level in the industry.Because we are collaborators and innovators, we understand how to successfully work together with alarge diverse ownership group. You will find our team is unique in the way that we easily work with alarge team and find solutions that bring people together.