Go inside the Viracon factory in southern Minnesota where the glass for the new stadium is being created, and watch as some of the first sheets were put into place this week at the stadium site.
The five pivoting glass doors, which will stand 95' at their peak, will be a signature piece of the new stadium. Go inside the Merrill Iron & Steel plant in Schofield, Wisconsin where the steel columns for these doors are being crafted.
As the new Vikings stadium starts to creep up on being 50 percent complete, many things are coming closer to an end, including the final pan & joist concrete being put in place.
The fourth queen’s post truss and the third on the new stadium roof’s north side was placed this week. The 11 total queen’s post trusses will run north and south and support the roof’s metal decking and ETFE material.
On Wednesday the fifth piece of the new stadium’s roof ridge truss was placed, bringing the massive structures stemming from both the east and west sides of the stadium one step closer to connecting almost directly above what will be the 50-yard line.
On Friday, Zygi and Mark Wilf shared heartfelt thanks to nearly 1,000 construction workers who are helping a dream design of the new Vikings stadium become a reality.