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MINNEAPOLIS, MN (May 17, 2016) - The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) and SMG announced this morning the grand opening of U.S. Bank Stadium Public Tours, a year-round, guided tour program for the community to discover and explore the new home of the Minnesota Vikings.
"U.S. Bank Stadium Tours include a behind the scenes look at the well-appointed clubs and suites, the press box, and the Minnesota Vikings Locker Room," said Michele Kelm-Helgen, Chair of the MSFA. "Well-informed tour guides will lead the exploration of the stadium, sharing facts and figures that highlight the Nordic-inspired architectural features, iconic ethylene-tetraflouroethylene (ETFE) roof structure and the signature glass pivoting doors. U.S. Bank Stadium Tours also include an opportunity to take in the one-of-a-kind Minnesota-based art collection furnished by the Minnesota Vikings."
Tickets for U.S. Bank Stadium Tours will go on sale beginning Thursday, May 26 at 10:00 am at ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, and at all Ticketmaster Outlets. Private and group tours may be booked by calling 612.777.8776 or emailing email@example.com beginning on Thursday, May 26. Tour availability and routes may vary due to stadium events and activities. Tours are wheelchair accessible and ADA assistance will be provided upon request.
A public Open House is slated for Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 to celebrate the grand opening of U.S. Bank Stadium. This two-day Open House is family friendly and packed with activities for all ages. A sneak peek of the main concourse, club space, and other interior stadium locations will be included in the Open House. Tickets for the Open House are free to the public and will be made available through Ticketmaster at a later date.
About U.S. Bank Stadium
U.S. Bank Stadium, owned and operated by the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, is a multi-purpose stadium and home to the Minnesota Vikings. The 65,400 seat stadium is located in the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota. With 137,000 square feet on the stadium floor and six club spaces throughout the building, this state-of-the-art facility will host prominent national and international programming including the Minnesota Vikings, concerts, family shows, college and high school sporting events, conventions, trade/consumer shows, and corporate or private meetings and other community events. U.S. Bank Stadium is set to open summer 2016 and has been chosen as the site of Super Bowl LII (2018) and the NCAA Men's Final Four in 2019.
U.S. Bank Stadium is an SMG managed facility. M Hospitality is the official food and beverage provider for U.S. Bank Stadium.
For Tickets: www.ticketmaster.com
For more information: www.usbankstadium.com or by phone at 612-777-8700
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to more than 240 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theatres, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 15 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston's NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit www.smgworld.com.