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U.S. Bank Stadium News & Notes - June 26, 2015

Posted Jun 26, 2015

U.S. Bank Launches Biggest Fan Contest

Are you the Vikings biggest fan? In honor of the new partnership with the Vikings, U.S. Bank has launched the Biggest Fan Sweepstakes contest. The 40 winners will get a behind-the-scenes hard hat visit to U.S. Bank Stadium, followed by a VIP experience at the Miller Lite Vikings Training Camp. The prize includes roundtrip transportation from U.S. Bank Stadium to Mankato, food and beverage, and a commemorative gift. Fans can enter the contest the following two ways:

1) Post a fan photo on Twitter or Instagram and include the hashtag #VikingsBiggestFan OR

2) Upload your photo using the form here.

“Vikings Tackle Stadium Problems with Plastic”

Recently Plastics News published a piece regarding the number of plastic innovations U.S. Bank Stadium will boast, including the clear ETFE roof, the extensive pipe within the snow-melt system, and telescopic seats for baseball. Writer Catherine Kavanaugh says, “the (ETFE) roof will be strong enough to hold 400 times its weight and won’t need large truss supports, which should cut down on shadow issues for players and fans.” Read Kavanaugh’s complete story here.

“Virtual Valhalla Speeds New Vikings Stadium”

Earlier this week BuiltWorlds reporter Andrew Roe authored an in-depth piece on the virtual design and construction (VDC) process necessary to keep U.S. Bank Stadium on track for completion in July 2016. Within the article, Roe gives an informative look at the clear ETFE roof, the west glass wall and pivoting doors and some of the logistical challenges that have been overcome with the project, which has over 20,000 activities and had up to 18 cranes on site at one time. He also notes the significant impact the stadium is having – and will continue to have – on Minnesota.

Of the roughly 250 subcontractors, over 90% are Minnesota-based companies. Even the Brookings, SD-based scoreboard maker Daktronics has committed to do its work at its Redwood Falls, MN, plant, in keeping with the state-based theme.

According to Roe, the crew is not taking this project for granted.

From Day One, the regional significance of the job also has not been lost on the project workers. “I’ve never worked on anything this magnificent, and probably never will again,” says (General Superintendent Dave) Mansell.

Read the entire piece here.

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