U.S. Bank Stadium is a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose facility and home of the NFL's Minnesota Vikings. With seating for up to 70,000, this architectural landmark features a striking silhouette, five large glass pivoting doors, and zinc metal exterior panels. The translucent ETFE roof was the first of its kind in NFL stadiums, coining the phrase "clear is the new retractable."
The construction of U.S. Bank Stadium set a new standard for sports facilities. Following a groundbreaking ceremony on December 3, 2013, the stadium was built in two-and-a-half years and completed six weeks early, much faster than its NFL counterparts. The project also achieved unparalleled workforce participation and local business involvement that far exceeded the established goals for the project. More than 8,000 workers committed more than four million hours on the project.
Further enhancing the fan experience, Mortenson installed the stadium’s robust technology systems. This included 1600 DAS antennas, 300 amplifiers and more than 47 miles of fiber optic cable, providing a network to support high upload and download speeds for nearly 70,000 fans.
Construction of U.S. Bank Stadium opened a new chapter in Twin Cities history as a global stage for such major events as the 2018 Super Bowl, the 2019 Final Four, as well as bringing international soccer matches and headliner concerts, attracting tens of thousands of people to Minnesota. The project spurred $1 billion in surrounding development, including 1.2 million square feet of office space, 28,000 square feet of retail, approximately 400 residential units, and a 4.2-acre green space.
Completed six weeks early and on budget!
Facts And Figures
Completed June 2016
1,752,000 square feet
– in the history of sports –
but we did it on time, and not just on time,
we did it six weeks early.
How do you build an iconic structure?
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