MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium opens next year, it will have an art collection that might be the envy of some museums.

U.S. Bank Stadium will feature about 500 artworks, including roughly 200 commissioned paintings, sculptures, digital and installation pieces, plus 300 photos.

The Vikings and the family of the team's owner, Zygi Wilf, are paying for all of the art which is expected to cost "several million" according to Vikings executive Tanya Dreesen.

The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1GuuOvX ) says Vikings artists were picked from more than 1,100 applicants by Sports & The Arts, a California-based company specializing in stadium projects. All projects will be new designs specific to the stadium.

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