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The Vikings' new stadium is a beautiful place where football happens to be played

Welcome to your new home, Vikings fans.

Sunday is the first time the Minnesota Vikings play at U.S. Bank Stadium, which, on the outside, looks like a dang spaceship, or Daft Punk’s new stage:

NFL: Preseason-San Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

But it’s what’s inside that counts, and damn, it looks beautiful:

NFL: Preseason-San Diego Chargers at Minnesota Vikings Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
San Diego Chargers v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

The LED screens are huge and clear for everyone (including the teams) to see. More than half of the roof is transparent, which is fantastic for daytime games — if you’re wondering if the stadium will suffer a Metrodome-like roof collapse during winter, they made sure that won’t happen again, as there’s a new snow melt system installed and the roofs are slanted.

And in case you wanted to see the Metrodome roof collapse again:

Plus, if you can afford it, U.S. Bank Stadium also has turf suites that are located pretty freaking close to the field:

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TCF Bank Stadium served the Vikings well in the past two seasons, but there’s no doubt Vikings fans are stoked to be in a place like this.