This week another construction milestone was reached as installation of the new stadium’s ring beam began. The beam will create a structural diaphragm at the top of the stadium's columns in order to support the roof trusses and transfer the load to the columns.
On Thursday, workers placed a mock-up of the new stadium’s ETFE roof on the construction site in order to test the structure during a Minnesota winter.
Go behind the scenes of the new Vikings stadium and check out the amazing progress being made on the build of the structure which of course is set to open in 2016. For more info visit NewMinnesotaStadium.com.
Watch a timelapse video of the new Vikings stadium site, from the time the Metrodome started coming down through where the stadium's progress stands as of September.
Completion of the steel placement for the new Vikings stadium’s western “prow” was completed earlier this week. The Prow reaches more than 270 feet from grade, nearly double the height of the Metrodome.
On Thursday, a major piece of the new Vikings stadium's steel "prow" was lifted. When completed, the west prow is expected to reach more than 270 feet above grade.
View an updated 4D model of the new Vikings stadium, which shows how the stadium has progressed so far and what lies ahead. Courtesy of Mortenson.
Hear from Lester Bagley, Executive VP - Public Affairs & Stadium Development, along with MSFA Chair Michele Kelm-Helgen, regarding the Vikings increasing the amount of their private contribution, along with naming a building operator and the agreeing on the business terms regarding the team's pursuit of an MLS franchise.
The Vikings, along with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, held a joint press conference on Friday to discuss the Vikings' increased private contribution for the new stadium, as well as an update on the pursuit of an MLS team.
The second piece of structural steel was raised on Tuesday at the site of the new Vikings stadium. This is the second biggest piece of steel for the entire project and weighs more than 400,000 pounds.