U.S. Bank Stadium Nearing 95% Completion; Playing Field Begins to Take Shape
The construction of U.S. Bank Stadium is continuing at a rapid pace, but the end is in sight. Announced at this morning's MSFA board meeting, the Vikings new home for 2016 is almost 95% complete.
To date, $820 million worth of construction has gone into the stadium with approximately $40 million remaining. Nearly 1,300 craft workers remain on site as the stadium construction begins to wrap up.
This week the next step towards the field installation took place as the asphalt surface underneath the field turf was completed. Later this month, the field goal posts will be installed prior to the turf installation in May. To monitor the field progress, check out the stadium construction camera here.
View images of the Norseman sign that was recently installed on the ceiling in the Vikings' locker room at U.S. Bank Stadium.
"Vikings Voyage" to Offer Fan Interaction
When U.S. Bank Stadium opens its doors for games this August, fans will be treated to an interactive Hall of Fame-type space titled the "Vikings Voyage."
While full details and renderings of the "Vikings Voyage" will be released in the near future, the $1.2 million cost for Mortenson to build out the space was approved at this morning's board meeting. The stadium cost has now surpassed the $1.1 billion mark, with the private/team contribution growing to $593 million while the public cost is still capped at $498 million.
Border Battle Set to Open U.S. Bank Stadium on National TV
Like the preseason opener, U.S. Bank Stadium will be on full display for the entire country in the regular season opener. As part of yesterday's regular season unveiling, it was announced that the Vikings first regular season game will be a Sunday Night Football contest against the rival Green Bay Packers.
Held September 18, the home opener marks one of three nationally-televised contests that will be held at U.S. Bank Stadium in 2016.
In order to ensure attendance at the home opener against Green Bay, secure your seats today by clicking here.
MSFA to Offer Free Public Tours at U.S. Bank Stadium July 23-24
The public will have their first chance to get an inside look at U.S. Bank Stadium with free tours on Saturday, July 23, and Sunday, July 24. In the coming weeks, tickets will be made available for the general public to get access to the stadium. The tickets will come at no charge and instead are used just to limit the amount of people in the stadium at a given time.
In addition to the public tours, the Vikings will soon update Season Ticket Members on their opportunities for a personalized, behind-the-scenes look at U.S. Bank Stadium and the future game day experience.
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