A broadcast and shareable version of the official U.S. Bank Stadium construction time-lapse is now available for viewing. From the demolition of the Metrodome in Minneapolis, MN to the first touchdown in the new U.S. Bank Stadium on the site, the Minnesota Vikings have relied on EarthCam, a leading provider of stadium construction cameras, to time-lapse the transformation. Released on September 25, 2016, this three-minute time-lapse showcases 32 months of progress with high-definition imagery and billion pixel panoramas.
“From the demolition of the beloved Metrodome to the inaugural home-opener at the game-changing U.S. Bank Stadium, it has been an honor to document this historic transformation of downtown Minneapolis,” said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of EarthCam. “We worked hand in hand with the Vikings organization to share their vision and throughout this rewarding process produced a time-lapse movie that I hope generations of Vikings fans will be proud of.”
“From day one, the stadium webcams provided Vikings fans and other curious onlookers with a detailed look at the largest construction project in Minnesota history,” said Bryan Harper, vice president, Content & Production. “The interactive, immediate, and high quality nature of the EarthCam technology led to incredible engagement via our content platforms. The beauty of this stadium is apparent to all, and we are thrilled to forever have this project archived in this manner.”
This stadium is the first sports facility in the United States with a transparent roof, permitting outdoor light without weather restrictions. Read more about the roof here.
The time-lapse video is Courtesy of EarthCam.