With just 149 days to go before the Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis is finished, officials showed off the progress today.
The $1.1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium is now more than 90 percent complete. The field is still nothing more than a gravel pit, but there's carpet laid in some luxury boxes, televisions installed on the concourse and heat pumping through the building.
Mortenson Construction's project superintendent Dave Mansell said on a media tour Tuesday that some parts are practically ready for fans.
"We have several places, back of the house, and concession stands that are punched out already, meaning the architect has done their punch list," he said. "We're right on schedule. We're not ahead, because you can't get ahead on a project like this. But we're not behind, either."
Even so, there are nearly a million collective hours of work still to be done.
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