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Goodell: U.S. Bank Stadium ‘Exceeded My Expectations’

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell visited U.S. Bank Stadium during its construction in November 2015 and expected grand things. After strolling through multiple areas — from clubs and suites spaces to upper bowl seats — of the 1.75-million-square-foot sparkling facility before the Vikings hosted the Packers in the first regular-season game on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, Goodell told members of the media that the venue had delivered on its potential. “I saw it last year. You could see it had the makings of being something truly remarkable, and it’s exceeded my expectations,” Goodell said. “You know where you are. You’re in the Vikings stadium, and this is part of the Minnesota community.”