The Vikings Withdraw Request to Rename Street for New Stadium
Due to a negative reaction from the city, the Minnesota Vikings organization withdrew their application to rename the street where the new U.S. Bank Stadium is located. The team originally wanted Chicago Ave. to become Vikings Way, but the city’s planning commission denied the request last Monday because it did not meet the “city requirements for renaming streets, specifically a guideline to not name streets after businesses,” according to StarTribune.
Chico Musicians Will Attempt to Break Record for Longest Concert
Musicians in Chico, Calif., will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for longest concert by multiple artists on April 1. Local musician Julian Ruck directed an attempt last year to double the current record of 15 days, 12 hours held by Rí Rá Irish Pub in Las Vegas – however their 34-day concert at the Tacklebox in Chico was disqualified because they weren’t able to provide as much info as needed to Guinness. This year, the musicians will host a 16-day concert, “Chico Strikes Back”at Down Lo in downtown Chico.
Milwaukee Bucks Name Construction Manager for New Arena
The Milwaukee Bucks have named Mortenson Construction as the construction manager for their new multi-purpose arena in downtown Milwaukee. Mortenson is the company behind the Minnesota Vikings’ new U.S. Bank Stadium and is also slated to construct the new Chase Center in San Francisco for the Golden State Warriors. “We’re thrilled to welcome Mortenson to the team as we continue to transition our collective efforts to transform and revitalize Milwaukee from vision to reality,” Bucks President Peter Feigin said in a release. The new Bucks Stadium is set to break ground in July.