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U.S. Bank Stadium News & Notes - October 23, 2015

View the latest aerial construction photos of U.S. Bank Stadium from all angles from October 14, 2015.

U.S. Bank Stadium Continues to Exceed Equity Goals as Workforce Tops Out

With 1,400 workers recently on site daily – the most the U.S. Bank Stadium construction site will see – the equity goals that were put in place prior to groundbreaking are still being exceeded. At the time of stadium legislation, the State of Minnesota set a minority workforce goal of 32% for the biggest public works project in state history. After 22 months of construction, that number currently sits at 39% and Minneapolis Public Radio's Tim Nelson takes a look at how that was attained. In addition, females make up 9% of the stadium construction's workforce against an original 6% goal.

Second Episode of "Building a Legacy: U.S. Bank Stadium" Mini-Series to Air Tomorrow

After its debut episode back in August, the second episode of "Building a Legacy: U.S. Bank Stadium" will air Saturday, October 24, at 4:30 p.m. on KMSP Fox 9 in the Twin Cities. The episode will re-air at later dates on FOX Sports North. The stadium mini-series includes 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 month's episode will include 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.

Aerial Images Provide Unique Angle of Stadium Roof Progress

Work continues on all sides of U.S. Bank Stadium as full enclosure will take place in mid-November. Recently, aerial images were taken of all angles of U.S. Bank Stadium that continue to show the progress of both the 60% ETFE roof on the stadium's south side as well as the steel roof on the north side. When completed, the ETFE roof will be one of the stadium's key design elements and will give fans an outdoor feel in a climate-controlled environment.

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