Time-lapse Video Captures Vikings Stadium Construction

The Minnesota Vikings and EarthCam have released a three-minute time-lapse video showcasing the 32 months of U.S. Bank Stadium construction progress, from demolition of the Metrodome to the first touchdown in the new stadium.

“From the demolition of the beloved Metrodome to the inaugural home-opener at the game-changing U.S. Bank Stadium, it has been an honor to document this historic transformation of downtown Minneapolis,” said Brian Cury, CEO and founder of EarthCam.

The stadium’s steel team comprises Lejeune Steel Company, Minneapolis (an AISC member and certified fabricator) and Danny Construction Company, Shakopee, Minn. (an AISC member and  certified erector). The project used about 19,000 tons of structural steel, including 11,000 tons for the roof which features 11 queen post trusses that span from the ridge truss to the ring beam on the east and west sides of the stadium.

“From day one, the stadium webcams provided Vikings fans and other curious onlookers with a detailed look at the largest construction project in Minnesota history,” said Bryan Harper, vice president, content & production.

The stadium hosted its inaugural game on September 18. For more information, visit The project will also be featured in an upcoming issue of Modern Steel.