The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority will begin offering guided tours of the new U.S. Bank Stadium on Aug. 24, just four days before the Minnesota Vikings play their first preseason game there.
Tours will cost $19 for adults with discounts for children, students, military and seniors bringing the price as low as $7. Private and group tours are available upon request, with reservations starting May 26 at 10 a.m. Central at TicketMaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or at all Ticketmaster outlets. Private and group tours can be booked by calling 612-777-8776 or emailing email@example.com beginning on May 26. Tours are wheelchair accessible and ADA assistance will be provided upon request.
Tours will be conducted year-round.
“U.S. Bank Stadium Tours include a behind the scenes look at the well-appointed clubs and suites, the press box, and the Minnesota Vikings Locker Room,” Michele Kelm-Helgen, chair of the MSFA, said in a release. “Well-informed tour guides will lead the exploration of the stadium, sharing facts and figures that highlight the Nordic-inspired architectural features, iconic ethylene-tetraflouroethylene (ETFE) roof structure and the signature glass pivoting doors. U.S. Bank Stadium tours also include an opportunity to take in the one-of-a-kind Minnesota-based art collection furnished by the Minnesota Vikings.”
A public open house is slated for July 23 and 24 to celebrate the grand opening of U.S. Bank Stadium. The two-day open house is being billed as “family-friendly and packed with activities for all ages.” A sneak peek of the main concourse, club space, and other interior stadium locations will be included in the open house. Tickets for the open house are free to the public and will be made available through Ticketmaster at a later date.
After playing for two years at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium, the Vikings will move into their permanent, 65,400-seat U.S. Bank Stadium home starting this preseason. The stadium boasts a roof in which 60 percent of it is translucent with ETFE material and four large pivoting glass doors that will be 45 feet wide and as high as 95 feet. The stadium has six club spaces and will host Super Bowl LII in 2018 and the NCAA Men’s Final Four in 2019.