US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis – home for Minesota Vikings
April 28, 2019
Designed by HKS and a team of architects including Studio Hive, Studio Five and Lawal Scott Erickson Architects, the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is the new home of the Minnesota Vikings football team.
The stadium has a protruding corner and a part of the roof made of plastic film, it got worldwide attention in 2018 as a Super Bowl venue. Stadium made many people amazed by the unprecedented architectural design.
Located in downtown Minneapolis, the US Bank Stadium is the main activity area of Minnesota Viking, a member of the National Football League (NFL).
It has a total area of up to 25 hectares and also hosts events such as concerts, conferences and training in high school and college sports in the city.
In a visualized way, you can see that the stadium is shaped like a giant arrow. The pointed end and the bottom concave creates two sharp sides that look very strange.
The entire stadium which is made of concrete, plastic roof, galvanized sheet metal and toughened glass material is also fully utilized.
This stadium is 22 to 29 meters high, depending on the polygon roof structure.
More specifically, the central roof section of the stadium is covered with transparent plastic panels. The plastic is called ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE), the same plastic used for the new US Embassy headquarters in London. It is completely dedicated, heat-resistant, durable with acid, rain, ice, etc…
At night, when lighting up, the polygon sides of the stadium suddenly glow brightly with two eye-catching opposing colors namely white and purple.
The entire yard holds up to 66,200 people, and has a 200-seat parking lot reserved for players only.
The Legacy Gate is one of the stadium’s prominent features, including five pivoting glass doors that range from 75 to 95 feet (22 to 29 metres) in height. The gate connects Bank stadium to a neighboring plaza when it is opened