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I thought I would create a thread for this project.

 

The Metrodome tear down will begin after power is shut off on Jan. 18th.  The dome's roof will deflate in under 30 minutes.  Shortly after deflation, the tear down will begin at the same time the concrete foundation for the new stadium is being poured.

 

For the 2014 and 2015 seasons, the Vikings will play at TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota.

 

The stadium has already been named one of three finalists for the 2018 Super Bowl.  Officials have applied to host the Final Four championship in 2018, 2019, and 2020 as well as future College Football National Championship games.

 

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Update:

 

The Metrodome's roof has been deflated, a process that took about 35 minutes after crews cut power, opened relief vents and 10 exterior doors.  Actual demolition of the Dome is now underway.

 

Before and after the deflation:

 

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Update:

 

* The Metrodome's support cables have been demolished.  Crews attached 42 demolition charges to the cables and detonated them simultaneously.

 

* The first of several cranes has been assembled.  

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Here is a updated rendering of the stadium:

 

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The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) has been posting photos of the construction and demolition:

 

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Stadium site as of March 7th

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Source: Viking's FaceBook Page

 

Stadium site during week of March 9th

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Source: afsmps, on Flickr

 

Stadium site as of March 17th - Gone

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Source: Viking's FaceBook Page

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Stadium site looking east from downtown MPLS.  The U of M's West Bank campus is to the upper left; the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood is center-right; and downtown St. Paul is in the distance (upper left).

 

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^Amazing how fast they demolished and cleared out the remains of the old Metrodome!

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Minneapolis has landed the 2018 Super Bowl, beating out New Orleans and Indianapolis.  

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Downtown MPLS from the east over the years.

 

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Photo - MPLS Star Tribune

 

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Update:

* One of the largest cranes in the world has started making its way to the stadium construction site today (Monday, June 30, 2014).

* It will take 70 truckloads and 10 days to deliver the crane's parts.

* 11 days to assemble and erect the crane

 

Stadium site as of today Monday, June 30, 2014

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Update 1:

* The stadium is roughly 25% complete.

*  There are currently about 650 people working on site.

*  The number will increase to roughly 800 in January and 1,127 by next spring.

 

 

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Photos: Minneapolis - St. Paul Business Journal

 

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Photos: Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Minneapolis was chosen for this year's MLB All-Star game (Target Field) and the 2018 Super Bowl (new Vikings stadium).  Today the city was awarded the 2019 Final Four (new Vikings stadium).  

 

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I've been hearing a lot of chatter that Minneapolis-based US Bancorp will end up with the naming rights for the new stadium.  

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The first sheet of glass is on-site and ready to go up.  Each transparent glass sheet is 5 feet by 9 feet and some 10,000 sheets will form the exterior skin of the stadium.

 

Here a are couple photos from today:

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Photo looking east: to the left new Wells Fargo twin towers and parking ramp for the air rights development. Center: future site of the downtown east park (The Commons), which will include the parking lot and the building (one of the MPLS Star Tribune's former buildings - yes it will be torn down.  A new apartment building will also be built on this site.  Right: across from the parking lot is the Minneapolis Armory, which will be turned into a concert venue.

 

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Recent photo looking west.  In addition to the new stadium, other visible projects underway -  Wells Fargo towers, the air rights development parking structure, and 4Marq (behind MPLS City Hall with the green patina roof), 

 

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Looking NW:

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Source: MPLS Star Tribune

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Update:

Minneapolis-based US Bancorp has bought the naming rights to the new Vikings stadium.  The stadium will be called U.S. Bank Stadium.

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U.S. Bank Stadium looking east.  Now over 75% complete.

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US Bank Stadium is now 90% complete.

Looking east:

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Photos:  www.1500espn.com  

 

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Vikings are going to have the best looking stadium in the NFL when it's completed. This looks awesome. Love all the glass on the top... 

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19 hours ago, HopHead said:

Vikings are going to have the best looking stadium in the NFL when it's completed. This looks awesome. Love all the glass on the top... 

It's definitely an interesting looking stadium.  I personally like it, but right now it's really mixed - people either love or hate it.

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Recent photos of US Bank Stadium

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Looking east - University of Minnesota - West and East Bank (left), Cedar-Riverside neighborhood (right), Midway area - St. Paul (center), and downtown St. Paul (background)

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Posted (edited)

Lots of new photos!!

Club Purple Deck: 

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Mystic Lake Club Purple:

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Medtronic Club:

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Truss Bar

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Delta Sky Club:

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Photo: @WCCO

FMP Club:

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Hyundai Club:

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https://twitter.com/NFL

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Photo:  https://twitter.com/sarapelissero

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Photo:  Capture Minneapolis on Instagram

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It's been announced that U.S. Bank Stadium will host ESPN's X Games in the summers of 2017 and 2018.  The stadium will be hosting the 2018 Super Bowl and the 2019 Final Four as well.  

https://www.facebook.com/XGames/

 

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The first event at U.S. Bank Stadium is underway. Chelsea and A.C. Milan are playing in front of a sold out crowd.  Unfortunately, I could not go as I just returned from a business trip.  Oh well.

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