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U.S. Bank Stadium News & Notes - July 31, 2015

The legendary Sid Hartman received a private tour of U.S. Bank Stadium earlier this week.

#VikingsBiggestFan Winners Experience VIP Treatment at Construction Site, Training Camp

Winners of U.S. Bank Stadium's #VikingsBiggestFan contest were treated to a VIP treatment yesterday that started with a tour of the construction site and ended with a meet-and-greet with Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway. The 50 winners were selected after submitting social media photos showing what makes them the #VikingsBiggestFan.

During the tour, fans were shown around the stadium, where construction is now over 65% complete. Following the inside look at U.S. Bank Stadium, fans were bussed to Mankato where they were able to take in the afternoon practice from the VIP Tent overlooking the practice fields. At the conclusion of practice, Greenway joined the fans to take photos and sign memorabilia. Each fan received a VIP Vikings Football as well as a U.S. Bank Stadium hard hat.

A new contest started earlier this week where the public can win an opportunity to see the first concert that will take place at the state-of-the-art stadium that will open next July.

Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf "Amazed" at Progress of U.S. Bank Stadium

Earlier this week, Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf talked with media members during a visit to the Verizon Vikings Training Camp in Mankato. During the discussion, Wilf touched on the construction of U.S. Bank Stadium saying that he's "amazed every couple weeks that I get to visit here just how much progress is going on." Work is now being done on the stadium's ETFE roof and the 5 operable glass doors – the largest in the world.

U.S. Bank Stadium Name to be Visible From High in the Sky

The U. S. Bank Stadium signage that will be displayed on the north side roof will be one of the largest stadium roof signs in the country. Spanning 467 feet, it will be nearly 25% larger than the playing surface below it. WCCO's Pat Kessler takes a look at the sign that will be on full display when the team opens play in the stadium in 2016.

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