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U.S. Bank Stadium News & Notes - March 25, 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 Secures Third Major Non-Vikings Event for Opening Month

When U.S. Bank Stadium opens its doors later this summer, there will be no shortage of major events hosted in the brand new building. In fact, three major non-Vikings events have already been secured for the opening month. Earlier this week, it was announced that an International Champions Cup match between Italian power A.C. Milan and reigning Premier League champions Chelsea will be the inaugural sporting event at U.S. Bank Stadium on August 3. The high-profile international soccer match joins Luke Bryan and Metallica concerts as major events announced for the stadium's first month.

After more than 34,000 fans took in Manchester City and Olympiacos in 2014 at TCF Bank Stadium, the International Champions Cup returns to Minnesota. Exclusive presale tickets for the Chelsea and A.C. Milan matchup will be available beginning Tuesday, April 5, at 10 a.m. CST while general public will have access to tickets on Tuesday, April 12. Fans can sign up for presale access or find all other ticket information at www.internationalchampionscup.com.

New Fan Bars and Group Spaces Added for U.S Bank Stadium

Earlier this week, an additional space for fans was added to the design at U.S. Bank Stadium. Originally shelled during the design process for future use, the 17,500-square foot space was given the green light to begin construction now. The space will feature group "cabins", a Lodge Bar and a Truss Bar in the stadium's northeast corner, giving fans a view of the west video board and the Minneapolis downtown skyline.

The additional space will accommodate approximately 900 fans, although the team is still working on final plans for the pricing and availability of the space. Full details will be released in the near future, but interested fans can click here to receive notifications.

The Vikings will cover the entire cost of the space, which is estimated at $7.5 million.

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

Work continues on 60,000 Square Feet of Exterior Glass at U.S. Bank Stadium

One of the most prominent design elements of the new home for Vikings football in 2016 is the glasswork that will feature a picturesque view of the downtown Minneapolis skyline. Located on the west side of U.S. Bank Stadium, work continues to ramp up on the glass curtain wall that houses the world's largest five operable doors.

As work continues, an LED video board will be placed on the west prow facing Medtronic Plaza.

Over 2,000 pieces of glass make up the 60,000-square foot glass wall that – along with a 60% ETFE roof – will provide fans with an outdoor feel in a climate-controlled event. To view photos of the continued progress on the glasswork at U.S. Bank Stadium, click here.

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