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PHOTOS: Look inside completed U.S. Bank Stadium, set to open Friday

By Andrew Krammer

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Fans or just curious observers of the latest mega NFL venue will be able to check out U.S. Bank Stadium for free this weekend, just a day after the official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday.

Media were invited to tour on Tuesday. When you step inside, wide concourses feel more spacious as they open upward toward the clear roof and outward at the field throughout various points of the stadium. Atop the upper bowl, little is left to the imagination. Those seats provide a view of the city skyline and into various club spaces on the opposite end. Perhaps the most impressive practical feature of the $1.1 billion stadium was an excellent view of the field from each level and club area.

The coolest area of the stadium may be Club Purple, which is the Vikings’ attempt to cater to the large fantasy football audience with updates from other games. Lounge seating toward the field is flanked by an exterior deck. You’ll see photos of both below.

An open house begins Saturday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and ends Sunday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.), with tickets available for free via www.ticketmaster.com. Single-game tickets go on sale Wednesday, though fewer than 4,000 are available for each home game.

Check out the photos:

Middle tier

Field view

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Club areas

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‘Party deck’ outside Club Purple

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View from Hyundai Club

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Players will run through these Delta Sky 360 Club doors for pregame warmups

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Vikings locker room

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Featuring “antimicrobial” lockers to prevent the spread of germs, according to the Vikings

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These ‘smart boards’ can be used by coaches to break down plays during pregame and halftime

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The Vikings logo hangs from the ceiling

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Artwork

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The post PHOTOS: Look inside completed U.S. Bank Stadium, set to open Friday appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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