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Vikings install final seats in US Bank Stadium

Another milestone is reached in construction of the 66,200-seat stadium as crews install the venue’s final fixed seating

 

The Minnesota Viking’s US Bank Stadium took another step toward completion as the final fixed seats have now been installed within the seating bowl.

After beginning with the drilling of the seat rails on June 4, 2015, crews ranging from 6-35 workers installed seating rails, seats, cup holders, aisle numbers and Vikings logos in just nine months. In total, Irwin Seating Company installed more than 58,000 fixed seats and nearly 6,000 retractable seats (total stadium capacity is approximately 66,200, which includes wheelchair spaces, limited mobility seating and Club Purple lounge seating).

“We’re pleased to complete the installation of the seating at US Bank Stadium. The system is intelligently designed and will offer maximum flexibility for events,” said Eric Grenz, construction executive at Mortenson Construction, in a statement on the team’s website. “The project is on schedule and it is exciting to complete another important milestone in the construction of this amazing facility.”

While typical seat installation requires every seat to be installed directly to the concrete, at US Bank Stadium the seats are placed on a rail system, which enabled not only a faster installation process, but will also provide flexibility to either remove seats or move them closer together to allow for additional seating. Making the short timeline even more impressive was the challenge of the north side retractable seating, which will allow the stadium to be reconfigured for other events, including hundreds of high school and college baseball games each year. Installation of retractable seats began last October and was completed on March 10, 2016.

"The seating in this stadium allows some of the best sightlines for all events; from high school baseball to concerts to soccer to NFL football, we will offer a premier viewing experience,” added Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) chair Michele Kelm-Helgen. “The seats are wider with more legroom and I think event goers will all be pleased. This final seat installation marks another major milestone on our march to opening on time, thanks to the work of Mortenson/Thor and our other stadium partners."

US Bank Stadium will boast both the closest seats (just 41ft from the sideline) and the closest turf suites (just 25ft from the sideline) in the NFL. Fans will have ample space, as seats range from 19in to 22in wide and from 33in to 35in between rows.

“This seating design gives US Bank Stadium an intimate feel despite its size and will enhance the home field advantage as our fans will nearly be on top of the playing field,” said Vikings owner and president Mark Wilf. “Along with a more comfortable seating experience, fans will have incredible views of the field, no matter their location.”

IMAGES: Courtesy of Minnesota Vikings

April 1, 2016

 

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