Guided tours of U.S. Bank Stadium to cost $19

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) announced Wednesday the grand opening of a tour program that will allow the community to "discover and explore" the new home of the Minnesota Vikings.

Tours will cost $19 for adults with discounts for children, students, military and seniors bringing the price as low as $7. The tours begin August 24 and will be offered year round.

The tours begin August 24 and will include visits to the clubs and suites, the press box, and the Vikings locker room, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority says. Group tours can be scheduled through SMG, the stadium operator, at 612-777-8776, beginning May 26. However, you can start buying tickets for those tours starting a week from Thursday on 26 May. The tours are wheelchair accessible and assistance will be available upon request.

There is also going to be an "open house" weekend on 23-24 July that is open to the public.

"Well-informed tour guides will lead the exploration of the stadium, sharing facts and figures that highlight the Nordic-inspired architectural features, iconic ethylene-tetraflouroethylene (ETFE) roof structure and the signature glass pivoting doors", Kelm-Helgen said. The two-day open house is being billed as "family-friendly and packed with activities for all ages". Tickets for the open house are free to the public and will be made available through Ticketmaster at a later date.