Pedestrian Bridge for U.S. Bank Stadium Receives Approval
Earlier this week the Star Tribune reported that the Metropolitan Council approved a $7 million pedestrian bridge that will cross the light-rail tracks at the Downtown East transit station, safely connecting light-rail users to the stadium. With wide staircases and two elevator banks, the bridge will allow for easy access to the stadium from those that opt to use the light-rail as their method of transportation to and from Vikings games along with the hundreds of other events the new stadium is expected to host. The Vikings are expected to cover $3.5 million dollars of the cost of the bridge.
"Innovative Roof Design Has Vikings Seeing Potential"
While the stadium's 60% ETFE roof is one of the key design elements of U.S. Bank Stadium, the Sports Business Journal has taken a look at how the innovative design is also helping increase the stadium's sustainability. The sloped design of the roof will help shed snow in the most efficient manner. The lightweight, durable and corrosion-resistant ETFE material allows it to be energy efficient, cost effective and recyclable. The fritted design of the material will reflect the sunlight, helping with heat prevention and heat retention.
U.S. Bank Stadium Is Setting Precedent For Arena Development In Other Areas
Metropolitan areas across the country – like Milwaukee – are starting to use the development surrounding the future home of the Vikings as precedent for making their new arena plans. Currently, U.S. Bank Stadium has already attracted new office towers, housing and other business developments to the Downtown East area. Economists who have studied the construction of sports facilities say they tend to have little effect on nearby development but that the Vikings are breaking that trend. The increase in parking spaces, the accessibility via the light-rail and even the design of the stadium are considered factors in the increase in success of nearby development. To read Tom Daykin's full story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel regarding the connection between U.S. Bank Stadium and the future home of the Milwaukee Bucks, click here.
2015 Single-Game Ticket Sales Begin Next Week
Vikings single-game tickets for the 2015 season – the final season of outdoor football in Minnesota – will go on sale early next week. Stay tuned for more information on how you can secure your single-game tickets for this memorable season.
Book your appointment now athttp://www.usbankstadium.com/reserve-your-seat/to secure your seats.