View the latest aerial construction photos of U.S. Bank Stadium from all angles from October 14, 2015.
Minnesota will soon find out if it has secured a third major event for U.S. Bank Stadium prior to its opening next year.
On Wednesday, November 4, the College Football Playoff will announce the selected host communities for the 2018, 2019 and 2020 College Football Playoff National Championships. Minnesota is only in the running for the 2020 game after submitting a formal bid back in May 2015.
If U.S. Bank Stadium is chosen, it would join Super Bowl LII in February 2018 and the 2019 Men's Basketball Final Four as major events the state-of-the-art stadium has been selected to host.
Joining Minnesota in the race for the 2020 game is the Bay Area (Santa Clara), Charlotte, Houston, New Orleans and San Antonio.
"Anytime you have an opportunity to bring a world-class event like this to your home state, and especially to our home stadium, it's exciting," Vikings Chief Operating Officer Kevin Warren said after the formal bid was submitted. "At the Vikings, we'll do everything we possibly can to help. To think we have the opportunity to have the Super Bowl, which we've solidified in 2018, the Final Four in 2019 and then to be able to get the College Football Playoff Championship Game in 2020 would be incredible here for the Twin Cities."
The first College Football Playoff Championship Game was held this past January at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Although there is no estimation on the overall impact the game will have on Minnesota, the game between Ohio State and Oregon in Texas was estimated to have an economic impact of over $300 million.