Last May, the Vikings finally struck a deal for their new stadium. This May, the design will be unveiled.
According to John Vomhof Jr. of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, the first look at how the building will look will be provided on May 13 at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.
Via the Minneapolis Star Tribune, a document made public on Monday hints at some of the features of the building, including a faςade possibly consisting of metal panels, limestone, and walls that appear transparent or translucent when lit. The main entrance, through which 75 percent of the fans will enter, could feature sliding or pivoting doors. Also, the roof will be 100 feet taller than the Metrodome’s highest point, with a combination of hard deck and fabrice that would allow natural light (and hopefully not, you know, snow) into the building.
It remains unknown whether the stadium will have a retractable roof and retractable walls or windows.
The stadium is scheduled to open in 2016, and the Vikings are expected to play at the University of Minnesota’s open-air stadium in 2014 and 2015.