U.S. Bank Stadium

Minnesota's largest commercial construction project finished six weeks ahead of schedule

  • Owner:
    Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA), State of Minnesota
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Size:
    1,750,000 sq ft
  • Approach:
    design-assist
  • Scope:
    Plumbing, HVAC, Temperature Controls

Harris Mechanical was awarded the design-assist mechanical contract for the $1 billion U.S. Bank Stadium project. The new stadium hosts the Minnesota Viking’s NFL home games and other sports and entertainment events. The Harris Mechanical team provided all plumbing, HVAC and temperature controls for the stadium, which was Minnesota’s largest commercial construction project to-date.

Early involvement with the design team helped Harris identify both the challenges and the opportunities that ultimately drove the design and the budget. To maximize productivity, control the quality of work and improve job site safety, all mechanical systems were modeled, prefabricated, assembled and stored for “just in time delivery” to the jobsite. Thanks to the efficiency of the entire project team, U.S. Bank Stadium was issued its certificate of occupancy six weeks ahead of schedule.

The stadium’s most challenging mechanical projects included the construction of a state-of-the-art snow-melt system, the installation of 84 inch diameter supply air ducts off the stadium’s upper catwalk and the creation of an enormous storm drain system to handle run-off.

To meet the needs of the project and work toward targeted workforce and business goals, Harris built a dedicated, focused and experienced  field team. Harris also recruited and contributed to the training and development of more than 150 new tradespeople in the St. Paul and Minneapolis area.