Three Vikings Alumni Commissioned for U.S. Bank Stadium Art Collection
When the artists whose work will be commissioned at U.S. Bank Stadium were announced last October, former Viking and Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinee Carl Eller was among them. Now, Eller will be joined in the collection by two of his former teammates.
Announced earlier this week, former Vikings Matt Blair and Jim Marshall will also have their work on display throughout U.S Bank Stadium. Blair, who took up photography when he got his hands on his first camera as a Vikings rookie, will share historic behind-the-scenes photos from his playing days. Marshall referred to himself as the Silver Eagle during his NFL career and he often drew an eagle on his gear that became synonymous with him. For his piece in U.S. Bank Stadium, Marshall will recreate the drawing.
Last October, Eller was one of three dozen local artists selected from more than 1,100 submissions and an extensive review process. Eller took up sculpting following his playing days and will display some of his Minnesota-themed sculptures in the new building.
U.S. Bank Stadium Seeks Over 2,500 Part-Time Employees
When U.S. Bank Stadium opens its doors later this summer to over 66,000 Vikings fans, more than 2,500 part-time employees will help in ensuring those fans have a top-notch experience. Later this month, U.S. Bank Stadium will host a job fair to hire that necessary help.
The job fair will be held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in the Level One meeting rooms Tuesday, April 26 through Thursday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day.
Several stadium partners including SMG, the Minnesota Vikings, Aramark, Main Gate Retail, and providers for security and cleaning of the stadium will be looking for part-time employees.
Applying for the event is highly recommended as candidates will be pre-screened in advance of the hiring fair. To apply for this job fair, click here.
View images of the Vikings' locker room at U.S. Bank Stadium as it's being constructed.
The Vikings Will Have Plenty of Space Inside Their New Digs at U.S. Bank Stadium
Vikings players will have more than 4,600 square feet of space to call their own inside U.S. Bank Stadium.
Already under construction inside the new downtown facility, the Vikings locker room will feature 60 permanent locker stalls and more than 30 temporary stalls that are made from blackened metal, wood veneer and quartz.
Aside from the meeting rooms, training rooms and stretching rooms, the Vikings locker room will feature an illuminated Norseman within the ceiling of the spacious room.
The Vikings locker room will be located in the southeast corner of U.S. Bank Stadium and fans can continue to follow the progress by watching the construction camera here.
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