A rendering of the interior of the new Vikings stadium, released on Monday May 13, 2013. (Courtesy Minnesota Vikings)
A rendering of the interior of the new Vikings stadium, released on Monday May 13, 2013. (Courtesy Minnesota Vikings)

Construction of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis is steps closer to completion, after reaching several key benchmarks recently. According to St. Paul Pioneer Press TwinCities.com:

The last structural concrete was poured on Thursday [June 4], and more than 1,200 workers on site were treated to a lunch in celebration. Since the project began in early 2014, roughly 10,000 truckloads delivered 100,000 cubic yards of concrete. That's enough to fill more than 30 Olympic-size swimming pools. The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority also announced the connection on Thursday of the east-west roof ridge truss, which will allow full completion of the truss in the coming weeks.

The stadium is expected to open in July 2016.Watch this construction time lapse published by the Vikings on YouTube April 30 and Read More