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A new chapter in the history of the Minnesota Vikings will begin in 2016 when US Bank Stadium opens its doors for the first time as a professional football stadium. It will host many events, including the NFL's first preseason game against the New York Giants, as well as the opening of a new training facility and camp.
In 1982, the Vikings moved from their original home at Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul, Minn., to their current home in the Twin Cities.
When the team was planning a new stadium, it would have been host to both the Minnesota Twins and the Minnesota Vikings. Although the Vikings wanted an open-air stadium, the state and local governments did not want to fund the construction of the Metrodome, the only indoor tower that would host both games. The Vikings were successful when Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced a $1.1 billion deal with the City of Minneapolis and the State of Minnesota to build the stadium. It would be built on and financed by MetroDome and built at a cost of $2.5 billion, including $500 million from the city of St. Paul.
HKS originally considered a retractable roof for the stadium, but the cost was too high, especially given that use would be limited due to the NFL season running from September to the first week of February. In January, there was a playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks - time temperature -6 F.
The Vikings fans are a warm group and have survived play-offs and Super Bowl heartbreak for 50 years. The names have changed over the years, but the traditions of the Vikings have remained constant.
After the Metrodome was demolished and their new stadium built, the Vikings played there for the next four years. After sharing a stadium with the Minnesota Twins until 2010, they didn't have their own stadium until Target Field opened.
In April, Governor Wendell Anderson said he was convinced the Vikings and Twins would leave Minnesota without a law on a new stadium. That same month, Hennepin County officials announced that they were not interested in partnering with the Minnesota Vikings to build a stadium. A bill was introduced that would allow a constitutional amendment to fund the new Viking Stadium in conjunction with a racecourse in Minnesota (also known as Racino). The bill includes the construction of a $1.5 billion stadium in the city of St. Paul, Minnesota, and $500 million in state funding.
To increase revenue, the Vikings were allowed to sell naming rights to the field and gates of the Metrodome. The retractable washing machine allows US Bank Stadium to host a number of events, including the Minnesota Golden Gophers baseball team.
The doors open the stadium outwards in warm weather and allow fans to see the Minneapolis skyline. The doors keep opening, the stadiums open to outsiders when it's cold, but not too cold.
The new stadium was filled with natural light during a recent press tour for the Minnesota Vikings. Two and a half decades later, in 1986, Tarkenton was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame as the Vikings "first player. Perhaps no team in history has had as much success as the Vikings in Minnesota in the first two decades. As ever, the stone that Grant and his team face will highlight the Vikings "success over the next two decades.
Vikings ship that is home to the Minnesota Vikings' first professional football team in the United States. The opening of the US Bank Stadium, the new stadium in Minneapolis, which is partly made of plastic sheeting, takes place. The first game against the New York Giants will be played on February 2 at the 66,200-capacity stadium. Inside is a replica of what was once the home of the Vikings, and around the 66,000-seat field is the US Bank Stadium.
The 66200-seat stadium is located in the former home of Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, built in 1982. The stadium is shared by the Minnesota Vikings and the Minnesota Twins, the second and third professional football teams from Minnesota.
US Bank Stadium opened in July 2016, and the Vikings played their first game against the Green Bay Packers here on September 18, 2016. On September 12, they defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-20 in the team's first ever playoff game at the stadium. The Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins, the second and third Minnesota football teams, played the first regular-season game of the 2016 season on September 12 at Minnesota State University's new stadium, St. Paul.
The Vikings' 2014 and 2015 football seasons were played at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium. In addition to the Vikings and Twins games at the new stadium of Minnesota State University in St. Paul, the university football team played its first regular-season game against the Green Bay Packers on September 12, 2016 at US Bank Stadium. The University of Minnesota Gophers football team played their first game at the new Minnesota Stadium on October 5, 2015 against Minnesota, and their second game will be against Washington State on November 1, 2017.