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U.S. Bank Stadium News & Notes - November 6, 2015

"Building a Legacy: U.S. Bank Stadium" to Re-Air Tonight at 9:30 p.m. on KMSP FOX 9

The second episode of "Building a Legacy: U.S. Bank Stadium" will re-air tonight at 9:30 p.m. on KMSP FOX 9 in the Twin Cities leading in to the 10:00 news broadcast. This episode is the second of seven 30-minute episodes that will air every other month leading up to an hour-long documentary after the Vikings first home game in 2016. The show is designed to give an inside look at never-before-seen footage of the stadium's design and construction process.

This episode includes footage from the Vikings alumni tour of U.S. Bank Stadium, the installation of the stadium's first seats, and comments from Governor Mark Dayton.

Minnesota Artist Will Use "Gunpowder" Technique for U.S. Bank Stadium Artwork

Last month, the Minnesota Vikings and Sports and the Arts announced the names of local artists that have been selected to have their commissioned artwork displayed in U.S. Bank Stadium. One of those artists, Courtland, Minn., native Lisa Friedrich, will use her "gunpowder" style to create her piece. The method, which involves laying gunpowder over a specific area before being ignited, is "almost like creating a negative of the image," according to Friedrich.

To hear more about Friedrich and her planned artwork using this interesting technique, click here.

Changes Implemented to Improve Fan Entry at 2015 Vikings Home Games

Starting Sunday, Vikings fans will notice changes at TCF Bank Stadium to make for a faster and smoother entrance for Vikings games. In addition to 33 extra entry lanes, Murray and Steele County gates will be open. There will also be express lanes at each gate for fans that don't bring bags to the stadium.

Fans are encouraged to arrive early and if possible, refrain from bringing a bag. For more information on the changes that will begin with Sunday's game against St. Louis, click here.

Minnesota Shifts Focus to 2021, 2022 College Football Playoff Championship After Announcement

After Wednesday's College Football Playoff Championship announcement, Minnesota is now shifting its focus to the 2021 and 2022 games. Originally a finalist for the 2020 game, the College Football Playoff chose New Orleans to host the lone game in which Minnesota was in the running.  

Currently, U.S. Bank Stadium is slated to host Super Bowl LII in 2018 and the 2019 Men's Basketball Final Four and is in the mix for other major events.

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