Super Bowl Stadium Showcase: U.S. Bank Stadium (Photos)

U.S. Bank Stadium ExteriorFor the second time ever, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul are hosting the Super Bowl. In January of 1992, Super Bowl XXVI was played at the now demolished cookie cutter style Metrodome. This week, the 52nd addition of the Big Game will take place at U.S. Bank Stadium, on the site of the now demolished former home of the Vikings, Twins and Gopher football program.

Simply stated, U.S. Bank Stadium is one of the most spectacular venues in the world and a far cry from Minneapolis’ previous pro football setting. In addition to being the home of Super Bowl LII, the two-year-old venue has already hosted the 2017 Summer X Games and will do so again in 2018. The 2019 NCAA Men's Final Four is also slated for the $1.1 billion venue.

Here is a photographical tour of Minnesota’s football palace.

Before we get started, why not check out some Super Bowl LII prop bets, for both the game and halftime festivities? Brady and Foles are the MVP favorites, with Ajayi leading the pack to rush for the most yards. There's even odds on broadcasters. A good one is if Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth or Michele Tafoya mispronounce the name of Eagles OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai.

All of these possibilities will be taking place in this incredible football complex. So, let the tour begin.  

The main entrance to the facility, with downtown Minneapolis reflecting in the glass (upper right). The below look provides an exterior shot of the building’s giant rotating doors, set in the open position.

U.S. Bank Stadium Doors Open

A glimpse of the giant rotating doors, from just inside the main entrance.

U.S. Bank Stadium Doors Open From Inside

*The Vikings keep the doors open or shut, based upon the outside weather conditions. The doors will be closed during the Super Bowl.

The field, purple stands and massive scoreboard, from further inside the main entrance.

U.S. Bank Stadium Field and Seats

Inside the east entrance of the stadium, including a view of the field and downtown.

U.S. Bank Stadium With Downtown Skyline

The translucent glass roof, which takes up more than half of the building’s ceiling.

U.S. Bank Stadium Clear Roof

*During day games, the clear roof and large windows provide so much sunlight; players continually state that it feels like they are playing outside.

An up close look at one of the two mega video boards, found behind each end zone.

U.S. Bank Stadium Scoreboard

The Vikings large and lavish locker-room.

U.S. Bank Stadium Vikings Locker-room

U.S. Bank Stadium Vikings Locker-room

The 16,455-square-foot Delta Sky360 Club, which is found on field level, outside the Vikings locker-room. This space includes access to field boxes on the Vikings sideline.

U.S. Bank Stadium Delta Sky360 Club

The 11,555-square-foot, two-story Medtronic Club, located between the 20-yard lines, behind the seats on the Vikings side of the field.

U.S. Bank Stadium Medtronic Club

The 426-capacity Truss Bar, situated on the upper suite level. 

U.S. Bank Stadium Truss Bar