Sign & Digital Graphics

June '17

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S I G N & D I G I T A L G R A P H I C S • June 2017 • 35 sports clients, including the Minnesota Timberwolves, Minnesota Golden Gophers, Minnesota Wild and Minnesota Twins. These projects included graphic installations and designs for the Target Center, Mariucci, Williams and Xcel Arenas, along with the opportunity to provide promotional graphics for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game at Target Field. Built on a foundation of joint accom- plishments and an established reputation with fellow Minnesota sports teams, it only made sense that Vomela would be brought on board to add color and per- sonality to the Viking's next home. New Stadium, New Graphics Before the roof collapsed in 2010, talks between the Vikings owner and the city of Minneapolis about a new stadium were already underway. Although discus- sions had hit a standstill in months pre- ceding the event, afterwards the stadium debate was revived with new urgency, prompting the Minnesota Legislature to approve funding for a new stadium on May 10, 2012. The Vikings played in the Metrodome through the 2013 season, after which the aging facility was slowly torn down to accommodate the new construction. In the fall of 2014, after much of the main structure had already been established, Vomela was invited to tour the new stadium and provide their professional advice and recommendations for graphic installations. Some displays required multiple materials, including routed lettering with brushed alumi- num finish.

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