Lester Bagley

EVP for Public Affairs and Stadium Development

Minnesota Vikings




Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf will be in the spotlight when the new $1.1 billion stadium opens in 2016, but it’s Lester Bagley who took the political slings and arrows during the decade-plus quest for funding; taxpayers are covering about half of the cost. Bagley was the point person in building a winning political coalition. Now he and fellow Eden Prairie-based Vikings executives have their eyes on developing a new headquarters and practice fields in Eagan.