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Pictures of the Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium (2014-2016)

Last week completed almost 3 years of documenting the demolition of the Metrodome to the first game in the new Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium.
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It all started when I happened to ask a police officer why he was blocking off the road next to the Metrodome one Sunday morning.  He said that they were going to be blowing up the walls of the Metrodome in a few minutes, so we stuck around. Here’s the footage I shot on my cell phone that morning with the kids in the car with me.

After that, I’ve been intrigued with the demolition of the Metrodome and the construction of the new Vikings Stadium.


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I took pictures just about every week.  Here are a couple of time lapses of the construction as well as links to the stadium’s progress since construction started.


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To view almost 3 years’ worth of pictures of the Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium Construction, click here: Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Pictures

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First Minnesota Vikings Game at U.S. Bank Stadium (Sept. 18, 2016 – Vikes vs. Packers)

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First Ever Vikings Game at U.S. Bank Stadium (Aug. 28, 2016 – Pre-season vs. Chargers)

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Continued Repairs to the Vikes Stadium (Mar. 20, 2016)

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Leaky Gutter Damage to the New Minnesota Vikings Stadium (Feb. 28, 2016)

At the beginning of January, I noticed these large icicles hanging from the roof and snow build-up near the top of the new Minnesota Vikings Football Stadium.

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Last week, the team began fixing the damage caused by leaky gutters by taking down the U.S. Bank sign, as well as many of the black panels. Below are several before and after pictures.

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Here are some more pictures of what the stadium looked like this morning, now that many of the panels have been removed.

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The picture below (sorry about the quality) shows the workers earlier this week, working late into the night with spotlights on the stadium, taking down the panels.

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The StarTribune reported that the damage caused by the leaky gutters will cost $4 million to repair.

 

To view almost 3 years’ worth of pictures of the Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium Construction, click here: Vikings U.S. Bank Stadium Pictures

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Site of the 2018 Super Bowl – New Minnesota Vikings Stadium – Super Bowl 52 LII (Feb. 7, 2016)

The new Vikings Stadium will be the site for Super Bowl 52 in the year 2018. Here are some pictures from this morning, two years before the kick-off of Super Bowl LII.

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What it Looked Like Two Years Ago (Jan. 31, 2016)

Two years ago (January 2014), I took some pictures of the Metrodome demolition. Today I tried to take pictures from those same spots two years later. Pretty crazy the progress they’ve made on the new stadium.

More pictures documenting the progress over the past two years: From Metrodome Demolition to New Vikings Stadium Construction

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And, I’ll throw in a picture from the west end of the stadium from today (even though I don’t have one from 2 years ago).

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Last Week of the Regular Season (Jan. 3, 2016)

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More Glass on the Downtown Side (Dec. 13, 2015)

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One Year to Go (Sept. 13, 2015)

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The East End is Almost Complete (Aug. 9, 2015)

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Full Stadium Views Around The Outside of the Stadium (June 14, 2015)

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The Old Metrodome Road and Sign Are Gone (Apr. 26, 2015)

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The Roof Is Well on Its Way (Mar. 1, 2015)

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The Roof Truss is Almost Connected (Dec. 14, 2014)

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Bring in the Cranes (Oct. 5, 2014)

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Beginnings of the appearance of the stands (Aug. 31, 2014)

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Use of the Huge Cranes (Aug. 10, 2014)

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Lightning Storm Captured with GoPro Suction Cupped to Car

This morning I attached my GoPro to the hood of our car and started recording during a lightning storm.  Below are still shots from the video footage.  The video was shot near Motley, Minnesota on Sunday, July 6th starting at 5:45 a.m. Music used with permission: Five Armies by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Formation of the Bowl (June 29, 2014)

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Views from the West Side Looking East (June 13, 2014)

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Diagonal Beam is Laid (June 1, 2014)

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The biggest ramp I’ve ever seen (May 4, 2014)

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Horizontal Decks Beginning to be Poured (Apr. 13, 2014)

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Here are a couple more pictures of the new wall from last week (April 6, 2014).

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Metrodome Demolition – Good Bye to the Dome (Mar. 16, 2014)

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Here are a couple of pictures of the one side remaining from the week before (March 9, 2014).

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Metrodome Explosion – Blast Caught on Video (February 23, 2014)

Today we were fortunate enough to be downtown dropping my wife off at the time of the Metrodome Explosion. Got some great footage of the explosion. They featured it on www.CBSsports.com .

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Starting the Metrodome Demolition (Jan. 24, 2014)

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