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U.S. Bank Stadium News & Notes - March 18, 2016

View images from an overcast day at U.S. Bank Stadium as the glass install on the west side continues.

U.S. Bank Stadium Receives Rave Review

When national media descended upon Minnesota last week for a behind-the-scenes look at the construction of U.S. Bank Stadium, they got a look at what some are calling the most iconic stadium in the country. Busted Coverage's founder Joe Kinsey appears to agree.

Kinsey first noted that U.S. Bank Stadium will be worth every penny of the $1.1 billion investment going into the project for the city of Minneapolis and every fan that walks through the five glass operable doors – the largest of its kind in the world.

Among the things he was fixated on during his tour of the stadium was the Club Purple lounge located in the stadium's northwest corner. Featuring a seating area that will have club couches rather than normal stadium seats, Kinsey believes the space will attract celebrities that take in Vikings game given its unique set up.

"I'm calling it now, this scene will be a favorite for FOX, CBS, ESPN and NFL Network cameras," Kinsey said. You'll buy a Club Purple lounge couch to be seen."

To read Kinsey's full take on his visit to U.S. Bank Stadium, click here.

View the latest aerial construction photos of U.S. Bank Stadium from all angles from early March of 2016.

Metallica Set To Hit The Stage at U.S. Bank Stadium

Earlier this year, Luke Bryan's Kill The Lights tour was announced as the first concert that would be held at U.S. Bank Stadium. Earlier this week, a second major concert for the venue was announced, and it won't be too long after Bryan's performance.

Legendary heavy metal band Metallica will take the stage just one day after Luke Bryan with a concert on August 20. Metallica will be offering a presale to the Met Club beginning March 22nd at 8:00 am CST (running through March 24th at 10:00 pm).

Tickets for Metallica's inaugural U.S. Bank Stadium performance go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 25 at 10:00 am and will be available on www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, and at all Ticketmaster Outlets. Ticketmaster is the official ticketing provider for U.S. Bank Stadium.

Joining Metallica in this concert during the opening weekend of U.S. Bank Stadium will be Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat.

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

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