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U.S. Bank Stadium News & Notes - November 27, 2015

New Interior Camera Shows U.S. Bank Stadium Progress from the West Side

As work moves inside U.S. Bank Stadium for the winter, a new camera has been added for fans to keep up with the progress. Located atop the west video board, the new camera will give fans an interior look at the east side of the stadium, showing the telescopic seating and the east side video board, which is set to begin installation next week. For a live view from this angle, click here.

The west side camera is the third interior camera at U.S. Bank Stadium with more expected to be added later as a majority of the work over the coming months will take place inside.

Go inside the Daktronics' Factory in Redwood Falls to see what's going into the lighting at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Daktronics' Video Boards Will Light Up U.S. Bank Stadium in 13HD Technology

When the world's largest pivoting doors open and fans flock into U.S. Bank Stadium, they will have plenty to look at besides the on-field product. With over 25,000 square feet of 13HD video and ribbon boards made by Daktronics, the Vikings new home in 2016 will lead the NFL in the amount of 13HD displays. Manufactured in Redwood Falls, Minn., the state-of-the-art LED boards will add to the overall fan experience for fans. 

Made from the state-of-the-art 13HD technology, the two main video boards, which are up to 13 times larger than those at the Metrodome, will be located in the line of sight of all fans. That means rather than having to tilt their heads, fans will simply shift their eyes in order to catch replays or sideline action on the boards located in each end zone.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Impressed in First Visit to U.S. Bank Stadium

Along with executives from the league's front office, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell visited Minneapolis-St. Paul last week for the Packers-Vikings game. Prior to the game, Vikings officials gave Goodell a tour of the site of the proposed new practice facility in Eagan and he held a fan forum at the U.S. Bank Stadium Preview Center before taking a tour of the construction site.

"It takes a great deal of work not only to plan one of these and to get them approved, but also to do it successfully. You can see the work that's being done here to create a stadium that's going to be great for our fans. It's going to be great for other events," Goodell said.  

ETFE Roof Sets U.S. Bank Stadium Apart

With all 75 ETFE roof panels installed on the building's south side, WCCO’s Pat Kessler takes a look at U.S. Bank Stadium’s “space-age roof”. The 248,000 square feet of lightweight transparent panels make up 60% of the stadium's overall roof and will allow fans to enjoy outdoor views in a climate-controlled environment. Although it's been used in other parts of the world, including Beijing's WaterCube for the 2008 Olympics, one of the top design elements of the state-of-the-art facility will make it the largest ETFE roof in North America.

"It's truly going to feel like you're at an open-air stadium, but you'll be here in the winter months," Mortenson Construction's Brendan Moore said.

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