Vikings Stadium Design

U.S. Bank Stadium

Sambatek led the Civil Engineering Site Grading Design for the recently completed U.S. Bank Stadium in Downtown Minneapolis. The challenge posed by the general contractor and design team was to “redefine what is possible”. Sambatek rose to the challenge with our innovative fast-track work on the 70,000 seat Vikings NFL stadium.

At Sambatek, we are energized through providing our customers service that exceeds their expectations and working on challenging and innovative projects. The 1,752,000 square-foot stadium has been quickly recognized as one of the most intriguing and complex facilities ever built in the NFL – capturing the hearts of the Vikings fans throughout the state.

We also provided Civil Engineering Design for the adjacent Chicago Avenue and DTE West Plaza surrounding the Metro Transit U.S. Bank Station, where the Green Line and Blue Line LRT come together. The intent of the plaza is to provide a focused entry point into the stadium, and to serve as a gathering area for activities prior to events.

Challenges to the stadium and plaza site design included blending the existing infrastructure with the new construction for a seamless integration. Drainage for the plaza had to be designed to accommodate the multi-level underground parking structure beneath it. Ingenuity, advanced technology, and seamless collaboration helped the project stay under the $1 billion budget with a grand opening six weeks ahead of schedule.