We should have gotten this warranty with the Events Center siding

How ironic reading this story today when I just mentioned to a city councilor yesterday, “If you think the roof repair is expensive for the Pavilion, wait until we have to replace the siding on the EC, it will cost at least $15 million.”

The black zinc panels that form the exterior of U.S. Bank Stadium leak more than previously revealed and must all be replaced at a cost of $21 million over the next two years. The costs will be split among the building’s general contractor, Golden Valley-based M.A. Mortenson Co., and seven others.

We should have never let them weasel out of fixing the siding, they should have fixed it when we had the opportunity. The difference though between the Denty and the Bank Stadium is we know someone pretty high up on the food chain signed off the crappy siding job to ‘save money’. I’ll give you one guess. Our savings will go straight out the door when we have to tear it all off and replace if(probably within 5-10 years). And we still don’t know if there is water damage underneath. And guess who will be paying for that fix? You and me kids.


#1 D@ily Spin on 02.28.20 at 3:28 pm

Surprisingly, the siding is holding despite many strong wind events. It’s obvious Huether got the cost of the EC down by using inferior materials. I suspect there will be many fixes (outside and inside) in the future.

#2 "Very Stable Genius" on 02.28.20 at 4:14 pm

Most tin men that I have known generally end up hitting the road, or should we say: “On the Road…..”

( and Woodstock adds: “I had a tin man once try to wrap my nest”….. “But I told him to not waste his time, or mine”… “Then I told him to go sell his product to a guy living in a brick house”….)

#3 Just a cornice and parapet salesman on 02.28.20 at 4:16 pm

Don’t forget, the exterior of the old Arena still looks great, yet, some want to tear it down.