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U.S. Bank Stadium News & Notes - May 13, 2016

Turf Goes Down At U.S. Bank Stadium

Another milestone moment at U.S. Bank Stadium is currently underway as 3.03 acres of artificial turf is being installed. In total, it will take three to four weeks to finish the installation of the UBU Sports' Speed Series S5-M synthetic turf, which began this past Monday.

The turf features removable active panels (RAPs) that will help when the venue hosts a multitude of events. The Vikings Norseman at midfield and the end zones are made up of the RAPs, which will allow them to be replaced by neutral green turf panels for non-Vikings sporting events.

To follow the progress of the turf installation, check out the live stadium interior camera here.

Fewer Than 2,500 SBLs Remain As 2016 Stadium Inches Closer

With less than three months until the Vikings take the field at U.S. Bank Stadium for the first time, time is running out for fans to be a part of the 2016 season.

Since the stadium builder's license program launched, more than 47,000 have been purchased, leaving fewer than 2,500 left. Visible on the stadium's live cam, white sheets draped over lower bowl seats on the stadium's west side display some of the remaining seats available for the stadium's inaugural season.

For more information on season tickets for the 2016 season, click here.

U.S. Bank Stadium Brings Colorful Light To Downtown Night

When the sun went down in Minneapolis on Thursday night, colorful lights emitted from U.S. Bank Stadium, lighting the Downtown East area in exuberant fashion.

As part of continued testing at U.S. Bank Stadium, the LED lights around the upper ring of the stadium lit up the night sky.

With a wide range of colors, U.S. Bank Stadium will light up for a variety of reasons, including purple following a Vikings victory.

To see full video of last night's light show, click here.

"The Horn" Monument Unveiled For Medtronic Plaza At U.S. Bank Stadium

While the Medtronic Plaza on the west side of U.S. Bank Stadium is taking shape with the installation of the Legacy Ship's mast, there will be a new addition when the stadium officially opens later this summer.

Announced earlier this week, Medtronic will be adding a 107-foot sculpture that resembles the Gjallarhorn to the three-acre plaza adjacent to the west side of the downtown facility. The Horn – a piece created by two flowing ribbons – will feature polished and seamless mirrors that will reflect those visiting the site. Embedded with LED lighting, the sculpture will remain visible to visitors at all hours.

The Horn will weigh over 38 tons and will be constructed out of structural tube steel and plate steel framing, mirror finish stainless steel and painted metal panels.

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