Vikings already expanding new stadium with a $7.5M event space

Vikings already expanding new stadium with a $7.5M event space

The space, called the "northeast expansion area," will be an event center at U.S. Bank Stadium. The stadium authority will pay the Vikings $300,000 annually to use the space.

Vikings stadium job fair begins in search for 2,500 part-time workers

April 26
Vikings stadium job fair begins in search for 2,500 part-time workers
Most are part time; many are union.

Downtown park near U.S. Bank Stadium closer to $22M fundraising goal

April 26
Downtown park near U.S. Bank Stadium closer to $22M fundraising goal
Fundraisers are making progress toward the goal of raising $22 million for the downtown Commons park.
Minneapolis
April 21

5 Metrodome highway signs coming down; $46,000 to replace them

Contractors hired by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) will do the work in May and June.
Minneapolis
April 20

Gallery: A tour of the new Vikings stadium

A tour of the new Vikings stadium
Minneapolis
April 15
Workers install two rows of seats in section 349 of U.S. Bank Stadium, the new home of the Minnesota Vikings, in Minneapolis on Friday.

U.S. Bank Stadium turns to finer points inside just weeks from finish line

With 95 percent of the U.S. Bank Stadium completed, the focus at Friday's oversight meeting was on the finer design points: concessions signs, personnel matters and the need to hire 24/7 staff for the building.
Minneapolis
April 14

New Vikings stadium will open to the public July 23 and 24 for free tours

Tickets aren't yet available, but they will be free to public.
Minneapolis
April 12
The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee said the Twin Cities metro area will reap $338 million in economic impact from the 2018 game.

Is Super Bowl worth $338M in spending? Math raises debate

Determining the net benefit relies on dozens of assumptions and calculations that can vary widely depending on who's running the numbers.
Minneapolis
April 7

Wells Fargo, Vikings ordered to settlement talks over signs

A federal judge has ordered the Minnesota Vikings and Wells Fargo into an April 26 settlement conference in their dispute over the bank's placement of signs on their two new bank towers near U.S. Bank Stadium.
Local
April 5

Vikings announce VenueNext as creator of new stadium app

New app will integrate lots of information, content for fans at U.S. Bank Stadium
Local
April 4

Gallery: New letters for Vikings stadium

Construction workers bring the letter "t" of the word that will spell "stadium" into position during construction at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, soon to be the Vikings' new home.
Minneapolis
March 29
Workers install two rows of seats in section 349 of U.S. Bank Stadium, the new home of the Minnesota Vikings, in Minneapolis on Friday.

Vikings stadium purple seats ready, waiting for first event in 4 months

U.S. Bank Stadium's purple seats, which can be moved to add capacity for big events, are ready and waiting for the first event just four months away, according to an announcement Tuesday.
Music
March 25

Get your tickets? Metallica sells out U.S. Bank Stadium in 10 minutes

Metallica fans took only 10 minutes on Friday to grab every ticket for the Aug. 20 show at U.S. Bank Stadium. The show is the…
Minneapolis
March 22

Aug. 3 soccer match will be U.S. Bank Stadium's inaugural sporting event

A news conference is set for Thursday afternoon to announce the 2016 International Champions Cup match between Chelsea F.C. and A.C. Milan.
Minneapolis
March 18

Vikings drop effort to rename Chicago Avenue near U.S. Bank Stadium

A team spokesman said the street name change was a part of the plan with Minneapolis for the last three years and had "never been controversial" until the last few days.
Minneapolis
March 11

Chicago firm selected to protect Vikings fans at U.S. Bank Stadium

Officials tout Monterrey Security's experience and high standard as well as minority ownership.
Sports
March 11
U.S. Bank Stadium

Boulevard of Broken Dreams? Vikings fans pitch new names for Chicago Av.

The Vikings don't want the section of Chicago Ave. outside their new stadium named for a rival's city. Here's what readers suggested instead. (If you have other ideas, let us know in the comments.)
Sports
March 11

Possible 1st event at U.S. Bank Stadium: Chelsea vs. AC Milan

A different brand of football will open up the new home of the Vikings, which is slated to open this summer.
Local
March 10
A surface parking lot near U.S. Bank Stadium is located at 3rd St. and Chicago Av., named after the city that's home to the Bears.

Vikings object to stadium street named after rival Chicago

The Minnesota Vikings see a branding problem with Chicago Avenue being next to the new $1.1 billion downtown football stadium — and they intend to fix it.
Minneapolis
March 2

Vikings alums Matt Blair, Jim Marshall will display art at new stadium

Vikings chief operating officer Kevin Warren said the team is proud to honor the players who "have maintained a deep connection to the organization following their successful football careers."
Minneapolis
February 27

Go, Bears? Vikings want part of Chicago Av. to be called Vikings Way

The team would like a stretch of Chicago Avenue renamed so that there's no hint of Bears outside the new stadium.
Vikings
February 26

Hartman: Vikings stadium will use superb technology

Fans can expect cutting-edge scoreboards and wireless Internet from any seat at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Minneapolis
February 20
U.S. Bank Stadium's roof has leaky gutters in need of repair.

U.S. Bank Stadium needs about $4M in repairs for leaky gutter

Contractor M.A. Mortenson announced Friday that gutters on the roof of the $1.1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium were leaking and needed about $4 million in repairs. The work will affect about 30 percent of the roof, whose black panels will have to come down.