U.S. Bank Stadium is an enclosed stadium located in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota with a seating capacity of 66,800. The stadium was built on the former site of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome and opened in 2016. It is the home of the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL) and hosts early season college baseball games of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers.

In May 2012, Minnesota Legislature and the Minneapolis City Council approved funding for the new $975 million multi-purpose stadium to replace the Metrodome, which opened as the U.S. Bank Stadium in 2016.

Some notable features at the stadium include the striking, angular façade that drew its inspiration from the sharp, jagged shapes of ice that form in the nearby Mississippi River each winter. The stadium also features the largest pivoting glass doors in the world at 55 feet wide and range from 75 to 95 feet high, and the closest seats to the field in the entire NFL. The first row is a mere 41 feet away from the action.

Minnesota Vikings US Bank Stadium
Minneapolis Airport

How to Get to Minneapolis

The nearest airport to the U.S. Bank Stadium is Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) which is approximately 10 miles away. There are several airlines that fly from London to Minneapolis−Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) with a flight time of approximately 9 hours. Some of the airlines that operate direct flights from London to MSP include Air France, Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic.

If you are already in the US and looking to travel to/from Minnesota, then you have the choice of most US domestic airlines including Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, American Eagle, Frontier Airlines, Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, United Airways and WestJet.

Public Transport

There are several public transportation options available around U.S. Bank Stadium. Metro Transit serves the Minneapolis and St. Paul areas and offers hassle-free transportation options for fans. The METRO Blue and Green Lines offer frequent and fast light rail service directly to the U.S. Bank Stadium Station from Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Bloomington. Metro Transit also operates over 123 interconnected bus routes throughout the Twin Cities. You could also make use of apps such as Moovit to get directions to the arena.

Rideshare services such as Uber or Lyft are also available in the vicinity with a designated drop-off zone on South 9th Avenue.

Minneapolis Transit Map
Minneapolis Map

Staying in Minneapolis

Beyond the Airbnb and Sonder options there are many hotels nearby to suit all budgets, which can be booked directly or via one of the hotel reservation booking sites.

The U.S. Bank Stadium is in the East Town neighbourhood of downtown Minneapolis. Other popular neighbourhoods near the Stadium include Downtown West, Downtown East, Elliot Park, and the Mill District.

Target Center, home of the Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team, is located about a mile away from U.S. Bank Stadium, and Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins baseball team, is also located nearby.

Minnesota Vikings Tickets

The Minnesota Vikings sell their tickets via Ticketmaster.

Ticketmaster is the official ticket outlet for the NFL.

For most teams, Ticketmaster sells tickets on behalf of the team and resells tickets on behalf of ticket sellers. You can tell the difference on the site as the Blue dots are tickets from the team themselves, and the pink dots are from verified sellers.

Here are links to the main ticket resale sites. Click on the link, which will open up a new window, and you can compare the prices on the different ticket resell sites, bearing in mind that the prices shown may have further selling platform fees added, so take time to read my tips to Buying Tickets in North America.

I recommend downloading the team’s Mobile App to your phone as it contains much Gameday information for the stadium.

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