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U.S. Bank Stadium News & Notes - September 11, 2015

Steel At U.S. Bank Stadium To Be "Topped Out" Next Week

The final steel beam at U.S. Bank Stadium will be put in place on Thursday, September 17, during a "topping out" ceremony. The beam, which will arrive on site on Tuesday, September 15, will mark the next step in the enclosure process. With the steelwork complete, the focus will shift towards the remainder roof and the exterior as the site braces for the Minnesota winter. The stadium is expected to be fully enclosed this November.

Every construction worker that has been involved in the instruction process will have the opportunity to sign the steel beam prior to it being put in place.

Third-Largest Crane In The World Hauled Away From U.S. Bank Stadium Site

Just over a year after it was delivered to the U.S. Bank Stadium construction site, the third-largest crane in the world has been disassembled and hauled out of downtown Minneapolis. Standing at nearly 400 feet tall, the crane was a necessary piece of equipment during the construction process in order to place the steel at the peak of the nearly 300 foot tall state-of-the-art stadium.

Over the coming weeks, the shoring towers will be removed from the site and the roof structure will be standing on its own.

The World's Largest Glass Pivoting Doors Begin Taking Shape

The first of the five glass pivoting doors– the largest in the world – is currently being assembled at U.S. Bank Stadium. Ranging from 75 feet to 95 feet high, the five doors will be a signature piece giving fans a unique experience as they enter the stadium through the west plaza.

Vikings Officials Hold Discussion Regarding Potential Future Practice Facility

With the Vikings' state-of-the-art stadium currently underway, a new project related to the day-to-day home of the team could soon be on the horizon. Earlier this morning, Vikings officials met with the media to discuss the nearly 194 acres of land in in Eagan, MN that could house the Vikings' training facility and team headquarters. The Vikings are currently in a due diligence period after signing a purchase agreement for the property that could feature three practice fields, an indoor practice facility as well as a stadium that could seat 7,000 to 10,000 people.

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