The ninth queen's post truss was recently installed at U.S. Bank Stadium. The 11 total queen's post trusses will run north and south and support the roof's metal decking and ETFE material.
Head Coach Mike Zimmer recently toured U.S. Bank Stadium and offered his comments on the state-of-the-art building, as well as how Adrian Peterson returning can impact the offense in a big way.
Last week at U.S. Bank Stadium, the tunnel the players will use to access the field was constructed. Making this space unique is the fact that via the Field Club, fans will have exclusive access to see their favorite players up close before they hit the turf. For more info visit VikingsLegacy.com.
Follow along with Head Coach Mike Zimmer, who was wired for sound, during his recent tour of U.S. Bank Stadium. Visit VikingsLegacy.com to reserve your seat today.
The last of the stadium's five tower cranes was dismantled this week. The five cranes, the first of which was erected in January 2014, ranged in heights from 283 feet to 357 feet from event level. The overall reach of the tower cranes ranged from 230 feet to 267 feet.
This week the first ETFE (ethylene tetra-flouro-ethylene) panels were placed on the stadium roof's south side. More than 245,000 sq. feet of the transparent, light-weight material will cover 60% of the roof, giving fans a clear view of the sky & an outdoor feel in a climate-controlled environment.
After placing six of the seven ridge truss sections already at the new stadium, construction crews recently connected the remaining gap of the roof ridge truss between the east and west with a "chord" of steel.
On Thursday, more than 1,200 construction workers, executives and staff from Mortenson Construction, Thor Construction, HKS, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and the Vikings celebrated the stadium's concrete "topping out" milestone.