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The Vikings and their fans stepped into U.S. Bank Stadium and history Sunday for the team's first preseason home game at the new $1.1 billion digs in downtown.
Inside and out, the buildup was evident before the preseason game's kickoff.
To avoid problems Sunday, fans should plan their routes to the game, allow extra time to get there and arrive early. Fans also are strongly encouraged to enter the gate designated on their ticket.
Fans checked out shiny new digs as Vikings got ready for first game on new field Sunday.
The big doors opened on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium for the first time this morning. For three years, they've been called a signature design element of the new $1.1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium.
Bud Grant and Lou Nanne were among those on hand to dedicate the Sid Hartman Media Entrance at U.S. Bank Stadium.
A music garden and a kids' play area join the centerpiece 800-person Longhouse bar.
Extra work still leaves $2 million in a contingency fund.
Susan Russo pleaded guilty to reckless driving and misuse of a wireless communication device.
The first shout-out Monday at former Gov. Wendell Anderson's memorial service went to two of his favorites: "East Siders and the University of Minnesota old-timers."Anderson,…
Gov. Wendell Anderson remembered for advancing public education, all things Swedish
Meanwhile, zebra mussels found in five more lakes.
U.S. Bank's opening, coupled with Ryder Cup tickets, make for an expensive September in Minnesota.
Man didn't get to claim girl, 14, lied about age.
More than 125 out-of-state workers brought in for Thursday's big opening night at U.S. Bank Stadium won't become permanent fixtures.
The overriding complaint about how Wednesday night's opening could be captured in one word: Lines.
Soccer fans tested U.S. Bank Stadium on its opening night and found hits and misses at the Vikings' $1.1 billion home.
Eagan officials are enthused as team begins its transition from Winter Park in Eden Prairie.
The couple — who met at the University of Northwestern, an evangelical Christian college in Roseville and St. Paul — in recent months had sold most of their belongings in preparation for a move to Japan to do missionary work.
Bud Grant said he tried to come up with a word for the building; he settled on "awesome."
U.S. Bank Stadium will host the competition during the next two summers.
According to a source, someone was walking along the north side of the building, picked up a nearby rock and tossed it at the ground-level wall of glass.
Artwork was installed Wednesday near the Pentair Gate.
The Legislature requires the Vikings to offer for sale 3,250 single-game seats. The team will sell 4,000 per game in the stadium's upper level.
Minneapolis, ESPN will announce "major sporting event" at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Ribbon cutting is Friday and the building is open for public tours this weekend.
The landscape design around the new stadium provided a challenge for a distinctive area.
The drinking and dining opportunities will cater to desires of fans from foodies who hunting for fresh flavors to traditionalists seeking reliably familiar gameday fare.
As opening day nears, bird study OK'd and two MSFA execs are being kept on permanently.
Michele Kelm-Helgen would focus on public relations and ticket distribution, Ted Mondale on daily operations.
Hall of fame at new stadium will feature interactive and virtual reality exhibits as well as photo ops.
Panel expected to approve proposal on Friday to work with the National Audubon Society and its Minnesota chapter.
Spectators should start developing a navigation plan for the Ryder Cup in late September at Chaska's Hazeltine National Golf Club, according to options released Wednesday by PGA of America.
The three-pronged theme of the menu at the new U.S. Bank Stadium is modern, memorable and Minnesota.
This month, Minnesotans get to see what they're paying for as the building that Gov. Mark Dayton called "the people's stadium" opens its five signature pivoting glass doors for the first time.
Federal judge told Wells Fargo to remove elevated rooftop signs near U.S. Bank Stadium.
Several black zinc panels on U.S. Bank Stadium came loose amid a severe evening storm and stadium officials were at a loss to explain the cause.
When journalists arrive at the new U.S. Bank Stadium, Star Tribune columnist Sid Hartman's image will greet them at the media entrance.
Smaller Twin Cities operations including Insight, Bauhaus and Sociable will get a chance to put their suds in the spotlight.
Judge scolds both sides in ruling against Wells Fargo.
After 35 years, the NFL team wants to move from Winter Park.
Now on the verge of 60, Peter Briggs may be sent to Germany, the country of his birth. He's been in the Sherburne county jail since February.
Team, state take over U.S. Bank Stadium from contractor.
OSHA says worker's death last August arose from "willful" safety violation on the U.S. Bank Stadium building site. Contractor Mortenson Construction and subcontractor Berwald Roofing face fines of $173,400.
Three tornadoes left one dead and 84 injured.
Each seeks dismissal of a lawsuit over rooftop signs on two 17-story office towers near the new U.S. Bank Stadium.
The Vikings aim to redevelop the 185-acre site of the former Northwest Airlines headquarters as their new corporate home and practice facility with a 10,000-seat stadium.
While everybody else was looking up at the 270-foot high prow rising on the new U.S. Bank Stadium, Tadd Kreun was looking down.
Tickets for the $19 guided tours went on sale Thursday and moved briskly. Those tours begin Aug. 24 and run through Nov. 24.
Librarian, principal and superintendent agreed to remove "This One Summer" from the school library.
Storms are predicted though Sunday, but Memorial Day should be dry with summery temperatures.
After a parent complaint, the only school in the Henning, Minn., district pulled the award-winning coming-of-age story "This One Summer." "We didn't ban it," the superintendent said. "We took it off the library shelves."
New video from AAA shows cars whizzing precariously close to its tow-truck drivers.
A camera-equipped Twin Cities dog has become social media's best friend.
Aramark announces local food partners for new Vikings Stadium
Fire caused by prescribed burn going out of control
U.S. Bank Stadium project has hired many women, minorities, workers from poorer neighborhoods.
The event, featuring skateboarding, BMX and Moto X competitions targets millennials.
Buckets, cones of warm cookies already gross the most among fair foods.
Team plans to move headquarters from Eden Prairie to former Northwest Airlines site.
Professional guides will lead small-group tours to places not usually open to the public.
Up to 500 people, including 50 high-profile guests, are expected at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses for the 5 p.m. Sunday service.
Spike Lee, Nile Rodgers, Esperanza Spaulding and Tavis Smiley were among the attendees at the private gathering.
Minnesota was selected as the site of the game by NFL owners in 2014, but the league hadn't officially identified the date until Wednesday. Now the countdown begins.
The sculpture, which likely won't be completed until later in August, will be 107 feet long, 25 feet high, 30 feet wide and weigh more than 38 tons.
The purple Vikings' end zones hadn't been put down yet, but it was evident that fans with those seats would be sitting mere feet from the field.
The late Minnesota music legend Prince was in talks to perform at U.S. Bank Stadium, which opens Aug. 3, before he died unexpectedly last month.…
Vikings vice president Lester Bagley calls the turf "one of the last visible milestones" of construction.
Judge Donovan Frank will conduct a hearing on June 3.
Bernhardson was the presumptive winner until Bransford jumped in to challenge her.
Twins games this weekend will be staged by local hires from new pool of applicants.
Brooklyn Park fire chief says cause of blaze, death remain under investigation.
"As private as she was, she had a big heart for someone like Jack."
A nephew's years of sleuthing led to identification of remains in an unmarked grave in France.
Most are part time; many are union.
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