Free entry awaits 1,000 Minnesotans for summer's biggest concerts, the X Games, the Minnesota Vikings' season, Super Bowl 52 in February.

These aren't big buck front row seats, but winners will still get in the door and be part of the lively crowd at some of the world's most exciting events. The catch is they'll be working. But take it from a newspaper reporter: It's still fun to be in there even when you're on a tight deadline, running laps around the concourse for quotes, not tracking the score of the game and can't see the concert stage.

The companies that run U.S. Bank Stadium are seeking up to 1,000 part-time service workers for events from the Guns 'N Roses concert to Justin Bieber and the Super Bowl.

The hiring fair, which the organizers call "SKOL Service Draft Day," will be Tuesday and Wednesday at the stadium. Background checks and job offers occur on the spot so bring that A game. (Best place to enter the building is the Polaris Gate in the northwest corner by the light-rail stop.)

SMG general manager Patrick Talty says operators want *outgoing* employees to "create memorable experiences for guests through excellence."

Stadium operator SMG, the Minnesota Vikings, M Hospitality, Main Gate Retail and Monterrey Security are all looking for workers. Jobs are available in just about every aspect of stadium work from guest services, cleaning, security, retail, concessions, food service and the money room - whatever that entails.

A full list of available postions is available at www.usbankstadium.com. Prospects are strongly encouraged to apply in advance online to make sure they get interviews. Requirements: Must be at least 18, have a high school diploma or GED and pass a background check. Bring a government-issued photo ID.

Major events require 4,500 employees. Upcoming biggies including the Summer X Games, Coldplay and the Biebs. Smaller events require several hundred employees. The stadium also has daily needs from general operations to tour leaders.

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