U.S. Bank Stadium
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- 240,000 square feet
- Roof enclosure
Stadium and arena designs have changed over the last 15 years. No matter the location around the world there are commonalities in overall design results, and they are the comfort and experience of the individuals in these stadiums. Each new stadium brings more advanced technology and more efficiencies than the last. Large stadiums are no longer reserved just for sporting events; they are multi-faceted destinations. Professional sports teams share their space for special events and musical concerts. Olympic stadia are transformed into usable spaces post Olympics as well. Vector Foiltec has been an integral part of the transformation of stadia, both old and new, with their Texlon® ETFE (ethylene tetrafluoroethylene) technology.
The early completion of the new home of the Minnesota Vikings, marked a new era in stadium construction. By utilizing Vector Foiltec’s transparent Texlon® ETFE system for 60% of the roof at U.S. Bank Stadium, sunlight comes in, but simultaneously keeps snow, rain, cold and heat out. The superb construction is the largest ETFE roof in North America, spanning 240,000 square feet, and the first completed stadium to incorporate this technology. Vector Foiltec collaborated with a talented team of architects to help engineer a roof that could withstand harsh winter conditions, while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing roof design. The 2016 NFL fan experience and feedback has been immensely positive!