Vikings Stadium Renderings

Everybody hates the Metrodome, and its blank concrete walls are a crime against urban design. Here are some previously unreleased renderings of Vikings stadium proposal by HNTB. While these will never become reality, I think there’s a lot of great stuff here.

I really like the idea of a partially retractable roof. It will be interesting to see if team owner Zygi Wilf is serious about bringing a Major League Soccer team to Minneapolis. If so, this new stadium (however it ends up looking) would be a terrific place to be on a nice summer day. And imagine how busy downtown would be with two major league events happening on the same day.

I liked this previously released concept by HKS, but questioned if it could be as functional as it was beautiful. To my eyes, this one had iconic potential…

HKS Vikings Stadium concept

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