U.S. Bank Stadium 2016 - Geobrugg U.S. Bank Stadium 2016 - Geobrugg
U.S. Bank Stadium 2016 - Geobrugg U.S. Bank Stadium 2016 - Geobrugg
U.S. Bank Stadium 2016 - Geobrugg U.S. Bank Stadium 2016 - Geobrugg
U.S. Bank Stadium 2016 - Geobrugg U.S. Bank Stadium 2016 - Geobrugg
U.S. Bank Stadium 2016 - Geobrugg U.S. Bank Stadium 2016 - Geobrugg

U.S. Bank Stadium

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Street
401 Chicago Ave
ZIP code
55415
Place
Minneapolis, MN
Country/Region
United States
Year of installation
2016
Customer
Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority
Engineering
Thornton Tomasetti
Contractor
LeJeune Steel Company
System height
3.5 m, 6.0 m
Situation

The City of Minneapolis wanted a new, more modern stadium to house their NFL franchise team and to host other big-ticket venue items. The city can see upwards of 2 feet of snow during the winter months. The new stadium design needed to incorporate building elements that will provide adequate protection from snow slides.

Description

Thorton Tomasetti designed the snow deflection barrier, and specified utilizing Geobrugg’s ROMBO mesh. Naturally as it melts, accumulated snow eventually slides down the roof. Early calculations estimated that the sliding snow can accelerate to a speed and force equivalent to a semi-truck. The idea behind the design is that the snow deflectors will catch the sliding snow and divert it into the gutter system.

The roof’s snow deflector system is comprised of a total of 14 sections from truss center to truss center. The trusses span approximately 155 feet from center. The snow deflector sections range in height from 8’ 5” feet to 20’ 2”. The snow deflector system was attached to the truss system and then hoisted and set into place. The lightest section, when hoisting just the frame, was approximately 84,670 lbs.

The project is Buy-American Act Compliant.

Your local contact

Marcel Dünner
Marcel Dünner
Business Area Manager Safety Solutions
Impact protection
Geobrugg AG
Aachstrasse 11
8590 Romanshorn / Switzerland
Phone +41 71 466 84 70
Mobile +41 79 378 66 06

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