U.S. Bank Stadium (Vikings Stadium)
|Country||United States of America|
|Construction||12/2013 - 07/2016|
|Cost||$ 1.087 billion|
U.S. Bank Stadium – construction description
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: More issues surrounding U.S. Bank Stadium
After bird-killing glass and outer cladding falling off, now further problems with the external envelope were reported, as well as escalator malfunction around the stadium.
New stadium: It’s enclosed, but open-air
Or is that the other way round? Anyhow, for a whopping $1 billion another NFL giant is now opening, breaking records just as we’re used to in the US.
Minneapolis: Doors like a retractable roof
With their immense surface, the pivoting doors at US Bank Stadium will be treated like a retractable roof would. NFL requires them to be left open/closed 90 minutes before the game not to change weather during games!
Minneapolis: US Bank Stadium ready for use
6 weeks earlier than planned, the new Minnesota Vikings stadium was awarded its certificate of occupancy, allowing the football club to begin moving in.
Minneapolis: Milan and Chelsea to open U.S. Bank Stadium
While the project is almost complete, we now know the opening events for U.S. Bank Stadium. Ironically, the host team Minnesota Vikings will only play after first soccer and concert events.
Minneapolis: Vikings Stadium reaching 90%
The astonishing indoor stadium in Minneapolis will soon begin tests ahead of its first NFL season. Majority of seats are already in place as almost $800 million worth of work is delivered.
Minneapolis: Vikings to build a ship outside US Bank Stadium
It won’t be the first ever ship decorating an NFL stadium. But this one will be fully available to fans and its sail will actually be a LED screen. Private financing should be secured entirely by fans.
Minneapolis: Vikings stadium 75% ready
Progress in Minneapolis is clearly visible on a daily basis, more inside than out nowadays as work slowly concentrates inside. 75% is not only the advancement, but also amount of savings with innovative lighting system.
Minneapolis: Major milestones reached as Vikings Stadium crosses 53%
Construction of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium has reached several milestones this week. Progress exceeds 53% overall.
Minneapolis: Vikings Stadium half way there
After one million work hours the new Vikings Stadium is now over 50% ready and progressing on schedule. Deadline of July 2016 is safe, while the structure is already very impressive!
Minneapolis: World’s biggest pivotal doors coming soon
The steel frames guiding 95-feet (29-meter) high are already on the construction site. Also, over 40,000 square meters of glass cladding started arriving recently.
Minneapolis: Vikings Stadium reaches 40%
The NFL’s next $1 billion stadium is progressing along schedule as it nears half-way towards delivery. First roof segment is already in place, while number of workers will grow by even 50%. Fox Sports report.
Minneapolis: Huge interest in future stadium seats
While construction is only half-way, most of future seat licenses have been sold. Revenue proved to be over twice as high as estimated earlier.
Minneapolis: Impressive progress at Vikings stadium
Almost a third of the new multi-use arena in Minneapolis is already standing. First sections of the future seating bowl can already be seen in the east. 700 people are working constantly on the site.
Minneapolis: 400 tons went up at Vikings Stadium
Big changes took place recently at the new stadium site in Minneapolis. Two immense trusses were lifted and now stand out in the city’s skyline in an unusual position.
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.