• Lester Bagley

    Executive Vice President of Public Affairs & Stadium Development


    Lester Bagley brings nearly three decades of public affairs and communications experience to his role as the Vikings Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Stadium Development.  Currently in his 11th year with the Vikings, Bagley oversees the team’s public relations, public affairs, community relations and charitable giving initiatives. 


    As part of the Vikings stadium development team, Bagley works with Vikings leadership, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, the City of Minneapolis, the State of Minnesota and other key stakeholders to ensure that a world-class, multipurpose facility is constructed.  Before it has even opened, the new Vikings stadium has been a catalyst for significant investment in Downtown East Minneapolis, has generated tremendous job creation and economic development, and has secured national events like the NCAA Final Four in 2019, in addition to the Super Bowl in 2018.


    Bagley currently sits on the Executive Board of the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee, the Downtown East Commons Implementation Committee and serves on the boards of the Public Affairs Council, the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Vikings Children’s Fund. 


    Presentation Overview

    New Stadium = Workforce Development

    The economic impact of the new Vikings stadium are far reaching and will impact the Minnesota economy for the life of the facility. The stadium is going to provide more benefits than just the hard numbers. With the new stadium comes a new and attractive market for the workforce and an attraction for new talent to the region. New talent, skills and training brings a better overall workforce. Learn firsthand what is driving the newest project in economic development.


    Join in the fun after the presentation too…with a Tailgate Tournament!
    Bring your favorite team gear, dress up and compete with others in the fun yard games to win the coveted Tailgate Trophy.