Minnesota Vikings: U.S. Bank Stadium nearly 65% complete


The Minnesota Vikings are currently focused on the 2015 season.  This will be their final year playing at TCF Bank Stadium at the University of Minnesota.  Next season, they will be moving inside to the comfortable and futuristic U.S. Bank Stadium.  With construction nearly 65% complete, the seats will be the next thing to go into the stadium is the seating.

Construction on the new stadium is moving along nicely and many milestones are being reached to make both the team and fans of the Minnesota Vikings confident that the building will be ready for the 2016 NFL season.

Included in those milestones is the installation of some massive doors which have some big accolades to go along with them.  Here is the tweet about that from the official Minnesota Vikings website.

U.S. Bank Stadium will boast the five largest operable doors in the world, which stand 75 to 95 feet tall and are 55 feet wide.  They were designed by the architects at HKS.

Facts like that are great to know, and much more of that kind of information will be available in a new television mini-series.

The mini-series titled “Building a Legacy: U.S. Bank Stadium” looks to be a great look into the construction of the massive facility as well as taking a look at many of the features and perks it will offer.  Here is the official statement from the Vikings.com website:

"“The Minnesota Vikings will launch a new TV mini-series titled “Building a Legacy: U.S. Bank Stadium” this Saturday, August 15. The first show will air at 4:30 p.m. on KMSP FOX 9 and will re-air on Fox Sports North at to-be-determined times.”"

While I sadly missed the initial showing, I strongly suggest to keep an eye on Fox Sports North for the replay.  Personally, I’m very excited about U.S. Bank Stadium becoming the home of the Minnesota Vikings and am very curious to find out every detail I can on the building.  I hope you’re the same way.

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