U.S. Bank has deal for naming rights on new Vikings stadium

U.S. Bank has deal for naming rights on new Vikings stadium

The team announced what is likely to be a lucrative 20-year deal with U.S. Bank for stadium naming rights, but a bank spokesman said the reported $220 million price was "on the high side."

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The days are long and packed for members of Minnesota's Super Bowl Host Committee as they observe, learn and plan.
Minneapolis
February 4
Angie Bagares poses for a photo Wednesday in front of a Super Bowl 50 sign at Super Bowl City in San Francisco.

Super Bowl prep offers great glimpse for Twin Cities in 2 years

As Minnesota prepares to host Super Bowl LII in two years, here are 10 musings from the City by the Bay as we follow Vikings officials and the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee around town to see how it's done.
Minneapolis
February 3
A 50- by 95-foot pivoting glass door is open on the new U.S. Bank Stadium, where the Vikings will begin playing next season.

Vikings: 90 percent of stadium-builder licenses sold

The team also has commitments for 123 of 131 of the new suites at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Minneapolis
January 29
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Wells Fargo can keep signs up near Vikings stadium for now

The Vikings had argued the signs photo-bomb the adjacent U.S. Bank Stadium, violating a contract. But the team received some hope for success later.
Minneapolis
January 26
A 50- by 95-foot pivoting glass door is open on the new U.S. Bank Stadium, where the Vikings will begin playing next season.

First of signature glass doors opens on Vikings' new stadium

The first of five massive, pivoting glass doors at U.S. Bank Stadium is in place, partly working and visible to anyone passing by for the coming weeks.
Nation
January 23

San Francisco nudges homeless away from Super Bowl fan village

At site of free fan village, they are offered shelter elsewhere in San Francisco.
Minneapolis
January 15
Three layers of slick, translucent plastic and two air pillows stretch over the steel roof supports of the new Vikings stadium.

New Vikings stadium 87 percent complete

Hiring of 1,700 concession workers set for spring – in plenty of time for July opening.
Local
January 15
A rendering of the proposed Commons park, including one of the structures and the water plaza that may be deferred.

Parts of park near Vikings stadium now likely to be phased in

The design of a landmark downtown park in front of the Vikings stadium will be scaled back until money can be raised to pay for it, under an action the City Council is expected to approve next week.
Music
January 13

Country star Luke Bryan is first act announced for US Bank Stadium

US Bank Stadium announced Wednesday its first musical event once it opens for business this summer, booking country star Luke Bryan on Aug. 19.
Minneapolis
January 13

Business donations help new downtown park get halfway to $22M goal

Some of the Twin Cities’ most recognizable corporations have kicked in to build the new park on the east end of downtown Minneapolis, helping to…
Minneapolis
January 7
Ryan Cardinal, right, used a boom microphone to capture a huddle as players emerged onto the field at TCF Bank Stadium last month.

Vikings' growing media network takes game to fans '365/24/7'

And the new stadium will allow the team's media-ops to rocket to another level.
Minneapolis
January 1
A man crossed a skyway connecting two classroom towers on the West Bank campus on Wednesday. The windows have a blue UV film to deter birds from colliding with the glass.

U of M tests reflective film to head off bird collisions with glass

The university is something of a magnet for birds because of its proximity to the Mississippi River flyway. It's the same reason that activists have been warning about birds colliding with the new Vikings stadium.
Minneapolis
December 31, 2015
As the U.S. Bank Stadium takes shape, the Vikings are suing Wells Fargo saying the bank's new signs on nearby office towers are too big and bright.

Minn. Super Bowl Host Committee already gearing up for 2018's big game

In a small corner office down the hall from U.S. Bank's mail room, the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee is cranking up preparations for the big game coming to Minneapolis in February 2018.
Minneapolis
December 30, 2015
The U.S. Bank Stadium with the signage from the Wells Fargo towers to the north, seen from 11th Avenue S. on Dec. 23.

Vikings-Wells Fargo dispute will be heard Jan. 15 in St. Paul

The Vikings say that Wells Fargo violated a two-year-old agreement by erecting illuminated signs on the rooftops of the bank's two new 17-story office towers adjacent to the new U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis.
Minneapolis
December 29, 2015
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Vikings-Wells Fargo sign dispute moved to federal court

Vikings lawsuit argues that Wells Fargo is trying to permanently 'photo bomb' new U.S. Bank Stadium.
Minneapolis
December 24, 2015
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Vikings say big Wells Fargo signs 'photo bomb' new stadium

The Vikings want to stop Wells Fargo from putting up mounted, illuminated signs on neighboring office towers.
Minneapolis
December 22, 2015
Pentair New Brighton assembly plant on 3/28/2010.

Pentair another founding partner for new Vikings stadium

Company to provide sustainable water for U.S. Bank Stadium.
Minneapolis
December 10, 2015
The view of U.S. Bank Stadium from the camera at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Vikings stadium webcam proving to be an online sensation

Eight months out from its debut, the new Minnesota Vikings stadium is already a star.
Local
December 10, 2015

Parking ramp near Vikings stadium will open Jan. 1

Work on the new parking ramp across from the U.S. Bank Stadium is just about done and it will open on Jan. 1, according to a report in the Minneapolis Business Journal.
Minneapolis
December 5, 2015
Three layers of slick, translucent plastic and two air pillows stretch over the steel roof supports of the new Vikings stadium.

High-tech roof is in place for winter at new Vikings stadium

The high-tech plastic roof on the new Minnesota Vikings stadium looks like something from a household kitchen. But one thing the new roof won't do, according to everyone: collapse.
Business
December 1, 2015

Delta renews Vikings sponsorship, gets name on field club in new U.S. Bank Stadium

Field-level lounge extends from the 30 to the 30.
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