MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Vikings celebrated a major milestone in the construction of U.S. Bank Stadium -- the placement of the $1.1 billion facility's final steel beam -- with a "topping out" ceremony on Thursday.
The hats given to stadium workers as mementos from the event will have to be redone before they're atop anyone's head.
As the Minneapolis Star Tribune pointed out on Friday, the Vikings gave stadium workers stocking caps with the state's name misspelled as "Minesota." A team spokesman told the newspaper that new hats are in the works, after what the spokesman called a typo on the hats from an NFL-licensed vendor. The Vikings apologized to Mortenson Construction -- the lead contractor on the stadium project -- for the mistake.
The Vikings' new home in downtown Minneapolis is scheduled to open next summer and will host Super Bowl 52 in 2018.