The news release from stadium manager SMG, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and the Minnesota Vikings didn’t detail the monetary value of the contract, saying the terms depended on the number of events and hours worked by Monterrey.
The firm, chosen after competitive bidding, already provides security for some of Minnesota’s biggest professional sports rivals, including the NFL’s Chicago Bears and the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks. The company runs security for the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Marathon, soccer games and concerts from the Grateful Dead to Kenny Chesney.
Monterrey, founded in 1999, has 3,500 employees and is the largest Latino-based security firm in the Midwest and one of the fastest-growing minority-owned security firms in the country, the news release said. Women and minorities make up two-thirds of Monterrey’s workforce.