What about the amenities?
The new stadium really shines when it comes to all the fluff and flair that's packed into it. Much like Target Field just down the street, the seating design allows for a full field view no matter where you’re sitting. Furthermore, it has the absolute closest field-side seats in all of the NFL, with a combined total of 132 field-level suites available. (Actually, rumor has it that a small few are still available for purchase. Should you have the funds, you might want to consider jumping on that.)
The stadium will house six new clubs that can seat up to 7,500 people. Of course, these can be used during the games, but they are also available for private party rentals. Each have different features that range from outdoor patios to giant video walls. The latter is part of the stadium’s intense system that houses over 15 massive high-definition video walls and over 2,000 4K televisions.
If you’re someone that needs to be forever linked to the Internet (after all, it is 2016), fret not: the stadium will be designed for maximum Wi-Fi capabilities, with an expected network rumored to be able to handle all 70,000 live-tweeting football fans during the 2018 Super Bowl. Routers will be placed throughout the stadium, including smaller ones that will affix to the handrails in the various seating sections. The idea is not to drag fans out of the game, but should they need to check their fantasy stats in a hurry, they’ll all be able to do so at the same time... and maybe even make a few Facebook updates and post a couple of videos to Snapchat.
To better help take care of Vikes fans' football needs (both in and outside of the stadium), a new mobile app is being developed that provides game day traffic updates and mapping features to help navigate the stadium, and it even has the ability to pre-order food for pickup or food-to-seat delivery.
For all of you art lovers, the new place will have its very own curated art collection that will contain pieces from local artists. While several stadiums sport their own collections, this will be unique in that the art will be spread throughout the stadium instead of being reserved for premium section seating or suites.
The front of the stadium will hold a 150ft viking ship complete with a dragon's head mast. The dragon will be fitted with the classic viking horns and glowing purple eyes, with the "floor" of the ship containing bricks purchased by fans and inscribed with a variety of messages to highlight fan involvement in the development of the stadium.
Sitting on a three-acre spread next to the stadium will be a massive Downtown park used largely for the obvious pre- and post-game festivities, allowing fans to both wind themselves up before the game, and then, hopefully, back down afterwards. And given the close proximity to the light-rail lines that run either to the Mall of America via the MSP Airport, or to neighboring Downtown St. Paul, the hope is to cut down on traffic congestion pre- and post-game. (Note: "hope" being the operative word.)
Oh, and for all of you breast-feeding mothers out there, no need to worry: the stadium will have several breast-feeding pods onsite to help make the process go a little more smoothly should you need it. (Is that random? Sure. But hey, you'll thank us later when you don't have to breastfeed from your seat while some guy spills mustard on your lap because he was busy creepily staring.)