Congratulations to Mortenson Construction for competing the new U.S. Bank Stadium six weeks early and on budget!
With seating for up to 70,000, U.S. Bank Stadium is an architectural landmark featuring a fixed-roof design with the largest span of transparent ETFE material in the U.S.; five large glass pivoting doors; zinc metal exterior panels; seven levels connected by stairs, ramps, escalators and elevators; two concourses with 360-degree circulation and various views into the bowl; and the closest seats to the field in the NFL.
In addition to being the new home of the NFL Minnesota Vikings, the state-of-the-art, multi-purpose stadium will be available 355 days a year as a Minnesota asset for public use, including high school and amateur sports, cultural celebrations and entertainment events.
The construction of U.S. Bank Stadium set a new standard for sports facilities. Following a groundbreaking ceremony on December 3, 2013, the stadium was built in two-and-a-half years and completed six weeks early, much faster than its NFL counterparts.
The project also achieved unparalleled workforce participation and local business involvement that far exceeded the established goals for the project. More than 8,000 workers committed more than four million hours on the project.