Final Queens Post Truss Installed at U.S. Bank Stadium
Earlier this week, the final of 11 queens post trusses was installed at U.S. Bank Stadium. The trusses, which run north and south off of the main ridge truss, will help support the stadium's ETFE roof on the south side and the metal hard deck materials on the north side. In the coming weeks, the green shoring towers will be disassembled and removed from the site, allowing the roof of the nearly 70-percent complete stadium to be self-standing. The stadium will be fully enclosed in November, when work will ramp up on the interior allowing for a July 2016 opening.
Vikings Way Could Be Coming to Street Signs Near U.S. Bank Stadium
In the coming months, Chicago Avenue located just west of U.S. Bank Stadium could have a new name to help reflect the new stadium. Vikings Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Stadium Development Lester Bagley told Star Tribune columnist Sid Hartman that the Vikings are working with Minneapolis City Council on changing the name to Vikings Way. The street – just one block from Bud Grant Way – would serve as the dividing point between U.S. Bank Stadium and the light rail station and the city's two-block park.
Mick Tingelhoff to be Inducted Into Pro Football Hall of Fame This Weekend, Will be Honored in Vikings Ring of Honor in U.S. Bank Stadium in 2016
Former Vikings center Mick Tingeloff will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend in Canton, Ohio. Tingelhoff, who played for the Vikings from 1962-1978, appeared in 240 consecutive games and played in all four Vikings Super Bowls. In 2016, Tingelhoff and the 20 other members of the Vikings Ring of Honor will be honored at U.S. Bank Stadium beginning in 2016.