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U.S. Bank Stadium News & Notes - September 4, 2015

"A Viking Ship in Minneapolis? No, It's Just the U.S. Bank Stadium"

As the construction of U.S. Bank Stadium continues, the shape of the state-of-the-art building is beginning to look more and more like a Viking ship. However, as Curbed – a national real-estate blog – has noted, that was not the original intention of the design. Rather, the Viking ship look is a byproduct of a stadium design that is intended to get the most out of sunlight and weather while preparing for the inevitable snow that comes with a Minnesota winter. Local buildings in the surrounding area – such as the Guthrie Theater – also played a role in the architectural design that includes jagged edges helping make up the building's exterior frame.

Got Any Cool Vikings Memorabilia? Collection Underway for U.S. Bank Stadium

The interior of U.S. Bank Stadium will physically showcase the history of the Minnesota Vikings with the use of artwork and artifacts displayed throughout the stadium. The team is also exploring a Hall of Fame concept along the lines of what fans can find in Kansas City, Green Bay and even locally at Target Field. As part of these efforts, the Vikings are currently seeking tax-deductible donations of old, rare, game-used, and unusual pieces of memorabilia that would help tell the story of the Vikings. If you own something that goes into U.S. Bank Stadium, your name will be proudly emblazoned right next to the piece.

Aramark Seeks Minority and Women-Owned Businesses for Operations at U.S. Bank Stadium

Aramark, the official food service provider at U.S. Bank Stadium, will hold a minority and women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) engagement event for their operations at U.S. Bank Stadium on Monday, September 21, in Rooms 212 and 213 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Interested parties should bring a one-page document that outlines the company and services that can be provided.

Those interested in attending can RSVP here. For more information on the event, please email usbankstadiumvendors@aramark.com.

From the beginning, it's been an initiative of the U.S. Bank Stadium project to include minority and women-owned businesses. Currently, the 32% minority-owned business and 6% female-owned business inclusion rates are being exceeded on the job site.

Vikings Fans Are #ReadyFor2016 at the Minnesota State Fair

With the Minnesota State Fair wrapping up this weekend, Vikings fans can still stop by the Vikings booth located inside the Fan Central building for a chance to win Vikings prizes. Fans can play Plinko or take and share a photo from the #ReadyFor2016 photo booth to win a variety of prizes.

Book your appointment now athttp://www.usbankstadium.com/reserve-your-seat/* to secure your seats.*

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