A look at the home of Super Bowl LII: U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – U.S. Bank Stadium, the home of the Minnesota Vikings, is hosting Super Bowl LII on Sunday.
The stadium is the second-newest NFL stadium in the country.
Atlanta opened Mercedes-Benz Stadium in 2017.
In advance of the Big Game, we wanted to take an up-close-and-personal look at the modern marvel that is U.S. Bank Stadium.
Here are some fun facts:
Distance from sideline that seats are placed.
Pivoting glass doors that allow the stadium to have an outdoor feel.
Height of the pivoting glass doors.
1982 - 2013
Time the Vikings played in the Metrodome.
2014 - 2015
Time the Vikings played at the open-air TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota.
1961 - 1981
Time the Vikings played in their first home stadium, Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington. The site where the stadium once sat is now the site of the Mall of America.
Dec. 3, 2013
June 17, 2016
U.S. Bank Stadium was deemed substantially complete by contractor Mortenson Construction.
July 22, 2016
Ribbon-cutting ceremony and official grand opening.
Aug. 28, 2016
Vikings play first preseason game at stadium.
Sept. 18, 2016
Vikings play first regular season game, a 17-14 win over the Packers in Week 2 of the NFL season.
Last time a fixed-roof stadium was opened in the NFL (Detroit's Ford Field).
Capacity of U.S. Bank Stadium, although officials said it can expand to 73,000.
401 Chicago Avenue, Minneapolis
Address of U.S. Bank Stadium
July 19–22, 2018
U.S. Bank Stadium will host the X Games.
The stadium will host the 2019 NCAA Final Four.
The stadium will host the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships.
240,000 square feet
Size of the translucent roof. It is the largest in North America.
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