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U.S. Bank Stadium News & Notes - March 11, 2016

U.S. Bank Stadium Showcases the New Stadium Model

When U.S. Bank Stadium opens its doors in late July, it could mark the beginning of a new era when it comes to stadium design in the United States writes Glenn Meyers of Green Building Elements. Featuring the only ETFE roof in North America, 60% of U.S. Bank Stadium's roof will feature the transparent material that marks the perfect mesh of a fixed roof and a retractable roof.

Among a number of national media members to tour the stadium this week, Meyers notes the new downtown Minneapolis facility contrasts the old opaque domed stadium that once stood on the same ground. The transparency of the roof, along with the five glass pivoting doors on the stadium's west side, provides fans with an incredible view while keeping them comfortable.

Fewer Than 1,000 Legacy Bricks Remain

A year after the Vikings launched the Legacy Bricks program for Medtronic Plaza at U.S. Bank Stadium, demand has reached a point where more bricks have been added to the space. Announced earlier this week, an additional 1,000 Legacy Bricks have been added after nearly 12,500 fans have already opted to etch their mark in Vikings history.

The commemorative markers will be featured as part of the Legacy Ship on the stadium's southwest corner. Construction on the 160-foot ship began last week.

Fans who want to be a part of the Legacy Brick program can secure one of the following three paver styles (limited quantities remain):

· 8x8 Logo Paver - $360 (includes Vikings Norseman logo and up to four lines of text)

· 8x8 Paver - $295 (includes up to six lines of text)

· 4x8 Paver - $160 (includes up to three lines of text)

Click here or visit vikings.com/bricks to purchase.

View construction photos of the temperature-controlled skyway providing connectivity to downtown at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Downtown East Eyes New Identity to Match New Development

In the coming months, downtown east area will see a significant increase in economic impact around U.S. Bank Stadium. To go along with the $1.1 billion building, and additional $1 billion in economic impact will also take shape. To go along with the revitalization of the area, an official name could soon be on the horizon.

Currently, a list has been compiled of 25 prospective names that could soon be the name of the area that U.S. Bank Stadium is a part of. Efforts of the rebranding have been in the works for two years, but now the timing is right given the impending opening of the Vikings new home.

"So as things are being completed around us, there's a sense of identity being attached to the things that are being built," said Dan Collison, director of East Downtown Partnership for the Minneapolis Downtown Council.

Book your Preview Center appointment now at usbankstadium.com to secure your seats.

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