|Target capacity||65 000|
|Country||United States of America|
|Category||Construction in progress|
|Construction||12/2013 - 07/2016|
|Cost||$ 975 million|
Description: Vikings Stadium
The new stadium is to be built in the place of Metrodome, in downtown Minneapolis. Replacement should take from October 2013 to 2016, when American football team Vikings should be ready to move back inside. The project's estimated worth is $975 million.
Over the period of 31 months some 4.3 million work hours are to be spent on the project and the total number of people involved should reach 7,500.
The vision of HKS Architects was presented in May 2013, after two initial concepts earned the Texas-based practice contract for the works.
For financial constraints the stadium will not have a retractable roof, but southern part of the cover is hoped to become the world's largest transparent glass roof, creating an open feel. To enhance it further, part of the glass walls will be retractable.
Minneapolis: New stadium a death trap for birds?
Worth almost $1 billion, the new Vikings Stadium may see bloody dots from smashed birds after opening. Environmental group appeals to change type of glass, because birds won’t notice the one used, crashing into it.
Minneapolis: Giant crane begins arriving at Vikings Stadium construction
Starting today, a massive number of 70 truckloads will bring in Terex Demag CC6800, one of the largest crawler cranes in the world. It will operate on site for 15 months.
USA: Minneapolis selected to host Super Bowl 2018
After four rounds of voting the NFL owners chose the new Vikings Stadium as host of the 2018 Super Bowl. One of the world’s most popular events will take place at a stadium that doesn’t exist yet.
Minneapolis: Metrodome gone, MLS club to come?
Removal of all Metrodome remains has finished almost a month ahead of schedule. Now the new structure begins to take shape as new Minnesota stadium is being built. Meanwhile the Vikings hope to grab the next MLS expansion franchise.
Minneapolis: Only rubble left of Metrodome
Two implosions and gradual demolition of all remaining facilities – this is how Metrodome disappeared from the Minneapolis skyline within just two months. Ground works for the new stadium are half way done.
Minneapolis: Roof implosion carried out flawlessly
After long preparations it took only a few seconds to drop down the entire cable roof of Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. This marks the end of old stadium's cover and another phase of its demolition.
Minneapolis: Last roof deflation at Metrodome
After 32 years it's no longer a piece of Minneapolis skyline. The pneumatic roof of Metrodome was deflated yesterday as demolition of the stadium is nearing.
New stadiums: Atlanta, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Eugene
The latest additions to StadiumDB.com see two stadiums that are going to be demolished very soon. Then there’s the stadium seen as one of the worst in NFL. And finally Autzen Stadium, where it never rains, even when everyone’s soaked…