We took a tour of the new Vikings stadium today. It’s not quite game-ready yet, but there are 13 cranes currently operational, including one that weighs 3 million pounds, so it should be finished any day now (or at least by July of 2016).

Dave Mansell of Mortenson Construction led the way, but first he took us on a virtual tour. He said technology has helped erase the“oh [redacted], what do we do now?” moments that used to befall construction projects.

Hopefully for the Vikings, in the new stadium they will have fewer of them as well.

Did we just cheapen it? We did! Let’s end on a different note. Here’s a photo from around the 50-yard-line. It’s caption contest time!

50-yard-line

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