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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Posted: January 30th, 2018, 8:20 pm
by BBMplsMN
You can take a tour (my guide was very knowledgeable) or go to one of the in-line skating/running nights. Those all cost money but they’ll get you inside. You’re not allowed to wander on your own however. You could also go to one of the cheaper events like a home/remodeling show. You can wander a little bit, and you’ll get on the field.

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Posted: January 31st, 2018, 10:41 am
by SurlyLHT
Qhaberl wrote:
January 30th, 2018, 8:09 pm
SurlyLHT wrote:This building has some issues. I was running there last night and noticed cracks in the concrete blocks in the bathroom which were repaired. (Mostly likely not a terribly big deal?) But, then as I grabbed my items by the stands I noticed water seeping up out of the concrete through the caulking on the upper concourse. I told a security supervisor nearby and he scratched his head and said they'll keep an eye on it.

Can one walk around the inside of the stadium? Not right now because of the BiG Game.


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You can run and rollerblade on select days.

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Posted: February 1st, 2018, 11:17 pm
by BBMplsMN
A few articles on U.S. Bank Stadium and HKS due to the Super Bowl:

Sports Illustrated
https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/01/29/super ... -minnesota

Popular Science
https://www.popsci.com/minnesota-super- ... chitecture

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Posted: February 2nd, 2018, 8:56 pm
by karlshea
BBMplsMN wrote:
February 1st, 2018, 11:17 pm
Popular Science
https://www.popsci.com/minnesota-super- ... chitecture
That Pop Sci article is pretty sloppy: "Super Bowl LI" and "glass roof" (even though they do talk about the ETFE later).

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Posted: February 4th, 2018, 11:55 pm
by msisrael
Here is a new video which was put out for the Super Bowl, it's called "Flour Mills to Super Bowl LII: An Aerial History of Minneapolis". Has lots of cool aerial shots (taken by drone) of US Bank Stadium.

https://www.airvuz.com/video/Flour-Mill ... 24b05b1c9b

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Posted: February 5th, 2018, 7:48 pm
by Rich
For weeks the national media raves about friendly Minnesotans who embrace winter and shower visitors with hospitality. Then thousands of wealthy folks and celebrities invade our city, during one of the year’s most frigid weeks, and spend mad amounts of money at local business. And yesterday 100 million viewers saw a steady stream of gorgeous Minneapolis skyline footage. All of this is priceless PR. The world sees a winter wonderland.

None of which would’ve happened without the stadium (which by the way is almost always described with superlatives). It’s quite an asset.

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Posted: February 5th, 2018, 9:01 pm
by mamundsen
And next up... USBS will host the ESPN X Games on July 19–22, 2018, the 2019 NCAA Final Four, and the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships (?). Clearly the NCAA FF is the biggest of the upcoming national sporting events.

Concerts don't get national coverage, but Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift (2 nights), and Ed Sheeran all have concerts planned for 2018.

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Posted: February 5th, 2018, 9:35 pm
by mplsjaromir
It was most likely a huge waste of money for local governments. Leadership is too scared to divulge the real costs.

The good news as Daren Rovell reported, the NFL will never have the Super Bowl in Minnesota again, too many sparsely attended events Friday and Saturday.

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Posted: February 5th, 2018, 9:54 pm
by mamundsen
Daren Rovelle is a hack. Terrible "journalist"

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Posted: February 5th, 2018, 10:27 pm
by Silophant
I'm sure they said that in 1992 as well. We'll get another one with the next new stadium we build.

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Posted: February 6th, 2018, 3:16 am
by mplsjaromir
He’s bad. But no more hackey than Rochelle Olson.

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Posted: February 6th, 2018, 8:35 am
by Rich
30 seconds of airtime during the Super Bowl goes for $5 million. Our city easily got tens of millions worth of fantastic publicity. Virtually every moment was absolutely positive. The city, the people, the landscape, the food, the recreation, even the frigid weather - all portrayed in the very best light. Because the NFL and the media desperately want the Super Bowl to be a feel good event from start to finish. It’s a PR bonanza. Only possible with the stadium.

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Posted: February 6th, 2018, 8:45 am
by mattaudio
Rich wrote:
February 6th, 2018, 8:35 am
Only possible with the stadium.
True. So let's tear this one down and build a new one so we can get another Super Bowl in 5 years.

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Posted: February 6th, 2018, 8:51 am
by Bob Stinson's Ghost
mattaudio wrote:
February 6th, 2018, 8:45 am
Rich wrote:
February 6th, 2018, 8:35 am
Only possible with the stadium.
True. So let's tear this one down and build a new one so we can get another Super Bowl in 5 years.
You are a genius, young man.

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Posted: February 6th, 2018, 10:35 am
by Rich
All kidding aside. Based on who is due to host and who has hosted in the past, a good guess is that USBS will get a Super Bowl about once every 14 years. Final Fours probably every 9 or 10 years.

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Posted: February 6th, 2018, 11:12 am
by mplsjaromir
Rich wrote:
February 6th, 2018, 10:35 am
All kidding aside. Based on who is due to host and who has hosted in the past, a good guess is that USBS will get a Super Bowl about once every 14 years. Final Fours probably every 9 or 10 years.
Unless Ford Field gets the next available, it will be at least 17 years apart for a second Superbowl in a northern stadium. Every 14 is very optimistic. People spending a wad to travel to cold climate is not a common desire. Miami, New Orleans, and LA will continue to be the cities of choice.

I get that its nice to host the game once and while, but it is extremely wasteful and is not scrutinized like other forms of public spending.

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Posted: February 6th, 2018, 11:12 am
by amiller92
Um. No. I don't think we'll get another Super Bowl ever, because given the option you pick a place with better weather in February.

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Posted: February 6th, 2018, 11:19 am
by MN Fats
Agreed - I viewed this as sort of a one-time "favor" by the NFL to us for building the stadium.

Ford Field in Detroit (opened in 2002) hosted a Super Bowl in 2006 and there isn't any talk of them being awarded another one.

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Posted: February 6th, 2018, 11:35 am
by intercomnut
Plus, I have a feeling the NFL does not want to put such an enormous amount of effort into logistics and security again. They’d probably much rather stick to suburban locations here on out.

Re: U.S. Bank Stadium

Posted: February 6th, 2018, 11:36 am
by Mikey
There are (will be) 9 southern stadiums in the main rotation: Miami, Tampa, Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix, Vegas and LA. Only Tampa has no roof, since Miami has roofing over the seats now. There are rumblings out of North Carolina for a new domed stadium (Final Four ready) which would put them in the main rotation, and I'm sure any new stadium in DC would get it's chance. You could possibly add in a random New York (big enough to get over the no roof issue twice?) and San Francisco.

Of course the only two domed northern stadiums are Detroit and us (seems weird, right?) So even with doubling up a few southern cities, in theory they should bring the game north once a decade? If Detroit gets another chance in the next 6-8 years, we probably will in 16-20 years.