U.S. Bank Stadium


Ames Construction crews performed the demolition of the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome—a project the company helped to construct 34 years earlier—followed by excavation, retaining wall construction, and utility installation for the state-of-the-art U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis.

Under a follow-up contract, Ames performed work that included site concrete, sidewalks, curb, stairs, sloped paving, cheek walls, aprons, retaining walls, aggregate base, subgrade, drain tile, geofoam, excavation and backfill, asphalt paving, and striping for two primary access streets.

The mass excavation performed by Ames crews included more than 2.3 million trucking miles—an equivalent distance to 95 laps around the earth. 

Opening in July 2016, the stadium was the first NFL stadium to be built in 30 months. Home to the Minnesota Vikings, the stadium hosted Super Bowl LII in 2018.

Markets: Recreational, Commercial, Site Development

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Completion: 2016


  • Demolition
  • Earthwork
  • Retaining walls
  • Utilities
  • Site concrete