World’s largest operable doors have arrived at Vikings’ new stadium

Construction of the Vikings' massive new stadium is scheduled to be completed by next July.

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Five operable doors that the Minnesota Vikings say are the largest in the world have arrived at the team’s construction site for its new, roughly $1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium.

The doors, designed by architect HKS, are 75 to 95 feet tall and 55 feet wide and arrived on site earlier this week. The doors will serve as an entrance point for fans entering the west side of the stadium.

The first door delivered to the stadium weighed in at a reported 57,000 pounds.

The Vikings said recently that construction for their new stadium is 65 percent complete. Next week, the first seats will be installed in the massive venue, which will have a capacity of 73,000. Those purple seats will be installed in the stadium’s lower bowl.

One of the final queen’s post trusses was put in place last week at U.S. Bank Stadium. The stadium, which is being built by Mortenson Construction, is scheduled to be completed by next July.

The stadium in downtown Minneapolis is set to host the Super Bowl in 2018 and the men’s Final Four in 2019.

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