New York, April 18, 2014 -- You betcha there are construction webcams documenting the progress of the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium. Fans of the purple and gold will have more to cheer about than tackles and touchdowns as construction progress is now underway for the professional football team’s state-of-the-art stadium. EarthCam’s construction cameras are part of the team capturing every aspect of the process.
Executives at the Vikings selected three EarthCam cameras – one high definition live streaming camera and two digital SLR megapixel time-lapse cameras – to share the progress for this significant project. Each camera offers a unique perspective of the site, enabling project teams to view activity remotely in real-time, while documenting the entire process for time-lapse photography. The GigapixelCam delivers unmatched views of the site, including impressive billion-pixel panoramas perfect for showcasing the multi-purpose stadium in broadcast and social media. Live views of the project are available online, so fans and the community can view and share progress until the scheduled completion in July 2016.
“It was extremely important for us as an organization to allow Vikings fans and the public a chance to watch this new stadium come together piece by piece,” said Vikings Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer Steve LaCroix. “With EarthCam’s technology, Minnesotans and our fans throughout the country will be able to monitor the daily progress on the largest construction project in state history.”
The 1.75 million square-foot facility, which officially broke ground on December 3rd, replaces the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis. The new 65,000-seat stadium boasts a bold geometric design, including the largest transparent ETFE roof in the nation and five pivoting glass doors on the west side. The doors open to a three-acre plaza and offer spectacular views of the downtown skyline. And don’t be fooled by its massive size…this stadium will get fans closer to the field than any other stadium in the NFL. In addition to serving as the home field for the Minnesota Vikings, the versatile space will also host high school & collegiate sports, conventions and concerts.
See the latest hand-edited time-lapse movie of the new Minnesota Vikings Stadium at www.youtube.com/earthcam. Learn more about EarthCam sports and stadium construction camera technology at www.earthcam.net.
EarthCam is the global leader in delivering webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides live streaming video and time-lapse construction cameras for corporate and government clients in major cities around the world. EarthCam's revolutionary gigapixel camera systems deliver superior billion pixel clarity for monitoring and archiving the world's most important projects and events. With EarthCam’s Photography Documentation Services, clients capture jobsite progress photos and upload them directly to site plans that can be shared with colleagues for an indisputable visual record. Most recently, EarthCam launched ConstructionCamTV, a new 24-hour “TV channel” devoted to live construction cameras and educational time-lapse movies. In 2013, EarthCam’s technology documented more than $120,000,000,000 of valued construction work.
Projects documented by EarthCam include: National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Barclays Center, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Statue of Liberty and Washington Monument Restoration, New NY Bridge, Panama Canal Expansion, Smithsonian Institution Restoration, Brickell CityCentre, Minnesota Vikings Stadium, Disneyland, Los Angeles International Airport, DenverStation, George W. Bush Presidential Center, Whitney Museum of American Art, Guggenheim in Abu Dhabi, Levi’s Stadium and National Museum of African American History and Culture.