It’s not just that U.S. Bank Stadium is twice as big as its predecessor the MetroDome but its cost is somewhat jaw-dropping; rounding up at $1.13 billion (yes, you’ve read it right), this 1.75 million-square-foot stadium is the perfect spot for Vikings’ fans and their sporting enthusiasm. The upgrades in technology, design, and architecture are simply marvelous and we have a feeling the fans will love watching their favorite team win in these premises.
A New Chapter
Minnesota Vikings will be remembered in history for a number of things, and one of them sure will be 2016 opening of their US Bank Stadium, the newest stadium in the NFL. The Minnesota sports remember the Vikings from 1961 when they first started playing at Metropolitan Stadium. Not having a stadium of their own, Vikings used to rub elbows with baseball’s Minnesota Twins until the opening of Target Field in 2010. Although the Vikings did remain persistent in their attempt to secure funding support from the State of Minnesota for a new stadium all throughout the 2000s, it wasn’t until March 1, 2012, that the Vikings themselves and their fans finally had a reason to celebrate. Namely, Mark Dayton Minnesota Governor announced that a new stadium will be built on the site of the Metrodome.
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The stadium was financed by the City of Minneapolis and the State of Minnesota as well as the Vikings themselves.
The grand opening of Minnesota Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium happened in July 2016 with Vikings playing their first game here in September 18, 2016, against the Green Bay Packers.
Beyond the lower level seats on the west side rest 95 foot high, pivoting glass doors, letting fans enjoy the Minneapolis skyline and the weather when it’s warm.
US Bank Stadium counts a number of amenities including 9,000 club seats, multiple 131 luxury suites, numerous club areas, and a fantasy football lounge – Club Purple. And, that’s not all – both end zones have two 50′x 120′HD video/scoreboards! Go figure.
U.S. Bank Stadium and its versatility
Apart from hosting football, but the US Bank Stadium will be the host to basketball, baseball, motocross, concerts and more. This most versatile stadium in the NFL is scheduled to host Super Bowl LII in February 2018 and the 2019 Men’s NCAA Basketball Final Four. We kind of have a feeling that it doesn’t get better than that and are positive the stadium will be centre of plenty sporting events to come!