Reporter Rochelle Olson updates you on the construction of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis.

Vikings stadium tour: Next best thing to being there

Posted by: Rochelle Olson Updated: August 20, 2014 - 3:26 PM

The Minnesota Vikings posted this video providing an "inside look" at progress on the new $1 billion Minnesota Multipurpose Stadium.

Owners Mark and Zygi Wilf are in the video wearing special purple hard hats with the Vikings' logo. The two can be heard saying, "wow" as their heads swivel to look at "duct work," steel and concrete.

The brief video is a peek at the construction progress from a ground-level view - a place most of won't set foot at least until the building opens in 2016.

If you ask me - and who wouldn't - the star of the video is Dave Mansell, the guy literally on the ground overseeing construction for Mortenson. Mansell provides the best video commentary, cracking wise, talking about the weight of various stadium pieces, reminding the Wilfs that football was being played on the site seven months ago.

The recording is as close to a guided tour of the site that most of us will ever get and it's sort of  fun, especially for a reporter who enjoys colorful characters - and Mansell qualifies. (He also oversaw construction of Target Field)

Have a look:

http://www.vikings.com/media-vault/videos/An-Inside-Look-At-The-New-Stadiums-Progress/401826dd-e618-4ec8-aa19-73638eac7e88?camefrom=EMCL_369190_16889283

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