Minnesota Vikings get the keys to U.S. Bank Stadium (VIDEO)
By Adam Carlson
With construction on U.S. Bank Stadium substantially complete, the key to the stadium was handed over to the Minnesota Vikings for the 2016 NFL season.
Earlier this week, the Minnesota Vikings announced that construction on U.S. Bank Stadium is substantially complete. With that, the keys to the facility have been handed over to team officials.
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The construction finished six weeks earlier than expected, which greatly pleased both Mortenson Construction and the Minnesota Vikings. With the building ready for business, it’s time for the team to start moving in.
Here is the YouTube video of the keys being handed over from the Minnesota Vikings – MEDIA VAULT account:
Minnesota Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren spoke very highly of the hard work that the construction team, as well as the community, the city of Minneapolis, the Vikings, and the Wilf family in particular put into making sure that there was a great home for professional football in Minnesota.
The video also gets the thoughts and opinions of a worker on U.S. Bank Stadium as well as MSFA’s Michele Kelm-Helgen who thanks everyone for everything they’ve done to help make this new stadium a reality.
Of course, U.S. Bank Stadium will act as the home for the Minnesota Vikings beginning with the 2016 NFL season. Prior to this, the team played two years at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium following the literal collapse of the Metrodome.
Fans should be very excited about the Minnesota Vikings new home, as it offers “a bold, iconic design unique to Minnesota, fan-friendly elements and unmatched technology that make it a special NFL venue” according to the YouTube video’s caption.
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Minnesota will get to see their Vikings play at U.S. Bank Stadium for at least 10 game this season, as the Vikings will have to preseason games an 8 regular season games with at least the hopes of more, as the team hopes to return to the playoffs during the 2016 NFL season and make a stronger push to get deeper in the postseason.