Aug 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings fans cheer their team as they play the Tennessee Titans at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Vikings win 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

New Vikings Stadium Construction Looks Like A Castle


Over the next two years, construction will be done on a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings.  In the meantime, they will play at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium known as “The Gopher Hole”.

Meanwhile, in Minneapolis, the construction crews are hard at work to get this massive project done in time.  Yesterday, the first major support structure was placed for the new Vikings stadium.  After looking at the work that was done today, it’s easy to get lost in the magic of the building and imagine it as a castle.

Construction is being done on the new Vikings Stadium in Minneapolis.

Construction is being done on the new Vikings Stadium in Minneapolis.

If you look at the front, you can see where the castle walls would be along with towers and a drawbridge.  As a Vikings fan, I can just picture a moat around this purple and gold castle to protect it from their opponents who are trying to pillage.  There would be King Adrian Peterson sitting inside this castle on a throne made from the bones of the division rivals.

Or maybe my mind is just running wild like usual.  Or maybe I’ve been thinking too much about shows like Game of Thrones.  Either way, it’s fun to think about.

At least it’s nice to see that construction is moving along at a really brisk pace at the site of the old Metrodome.  This is a huge project for the construction teams to undergo and it will be fun to watch it come along and become the masterpiece that we’ve seen on the blueprints and preview drawings.

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