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Treadwell Lights Up U.S. Bank Stadium Video Board on 1st Day


MINNEAPOLIS —The highlights will come, but on Friday, a still image on U.S. Bank Stadium's west video board was picture perfect.

Vikings first-round pick Laquon Treadwell walked into his future home on game days and was greeted with a signature image from the night before.

It simply said, "Welcome Home, Laquon," and showed him holding a ceremonial Vikings jersey beside NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in Chicago.

Less than 24 hours before, Treadwell wasn't quite sure of what his next destination would be. He was excited and elated for multiple football reasons. The visit to the state-of-the-art venue added to the enjoyment of his first day as a Viking.

Treadwell told that U.S. Bank Stadium is "amazing."

"I've seen it in pictures, but going in there, and seeing it, it's huge," Treadwell said. "It's a beautiful building, from the top to the bottom. They've really changed the way a stadium is structured with the sofas and the seats by the field. We get to interact with the fans coming out of the locker room.

"Everything from top to bottom is first class," Treadwell added. "I just loved it. It's a dream come true. I never really thought about it. Man, it's a lot."

Treadwell played in some large and unique college venues in the SEC, and his last college game, the Sugar Bowl, was held inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, home of the Saints. Treadwell scored three touchdowns in that Jan. 1 game.

He said U.S. Bank Stadium is the "most unique" he's visited.

"It's got a lot of creativity to it," Treadwell said. "It looks like it was really thought about in detail, and they had a plan for what they wanted to get accomplished. It's very unique and a beautiful place."

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