Uffda, the Vikings have a new tribute to Millionaire Welfare.

The US Bank Stadium nears its grand opening, a billion dollar plus stadium which is paid with taxpayer money to about 50% of the tab.  I love soaring structures, reflective glass and bold architecture.  I equally hate that $500 million that gets taken from taxpayers to pay for a structure that benefits primarily  the wealthy and power brokers, but that’s life in America (and why people like Bernie Sanders got the votes he did this election cycle – by the way not a Bernie fan).   The structure dominates the east side of Minneapolis downtown, it is about 3x bigger than the Metrodome it replaced on the same site.   Here are some shots from the walking tour I did last weekend.  A picture is worth a few million in this case.

East side US Bank Stadium Reflective glass of US Bank Stadium 002 The point of US Bank Football Stadium The reflective point of the US Bank Stadium The skyline reflection of US Bank Building US Bank sign reflected, on West entrance Visitors near Verizon gate US Bank Stadium Visitors to the new US Bank Stadium

About donnphoto

Photographer, writer, manufacturer's rep. Specialize in fine art, travel and architectural photography. Writing a fictional novel (see Ballbrakker links) and music lyrics. Sell commercial interior building products. Play golf poorly. www.donnphoto.com
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