Vikings Stadium Set to be Among Most Hi Tech in the NFL

MN Vikings US Bank Stadium

Minneapolis--The Minnesota Vikings professional football team is kicking ass this year, with Adrian Peterson leading the league in rushing yards and the Vikings winning more games than their fans at home are accustomed to. All of this is happening as the highly anticipated, long awaited and heavily debated US Bank Stadium is being constructed in MInneapolis, departing from the Metrodome. The Vikings have played many games on the newly constructed University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium, home turf for the Big Ten Gophers. The new stadium is being heralded as one of the most technologically enhanced stadiums with its scoreboards and other image screens being installed within the stadium. Photo by Tony Webster, Creative Commons License.

Daktronics, a regional electronic sign powerhouse, has been working alongside project manager, Ohm, on projects for the completion of the stadium. The company recently developed custom scoreboards for the Minnesota Wild and Excel Center in St. Paul. They are now putting in some advanced scoreboards in the end zones for the US Bank Stadium and MInnesota Vikings. They have thus far put in nearly 10 months of work on the project for the stadium.

The Vikings will be one of just nine teams in the league using 13HD technology, according to the teams website. Additionally, there are only two teams that will use 13HD in their ribbon displays and the Vikings are one of them. Scoreboards are just a fraction of the $1.08 billion venue. When it is unveiled to the public in the summer 2016, Minnesota will have a new modern stadium to compete with some of the most prolific teams and cities in the country.

The US Bank Stadium main video board is in the top 10 biggest for the NFL. At 18 displays, this stadium will have the most 13HDs than any team in the NFL. What's more surprising than that fact is that Minnesota's stadium is the only one in the country to have its displays manufactured in its own home state. It is also the largest construction project in the state's history. The factory for the technology used is in Redwood Falls, MN. One scoreboard is nearly complete on the east end.