US Bank Stadium blocks sun with curtains for Final Four

March 05, 2019 07:22 PM

Massive curtains were being installed at U.S. Bank Stadium Tuesday as the NCAA Final Four basketball tournament is one month away.

Crews were busy making adjustments to the roof and installing curtains to help darken the space for the tournament. The curtains are similar to traditional theater drapes. 


The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority says a lot of local workers are being used for this installation and the system was designed using sailing technology. The darkening solution will cost a total of $4.6 million and the officials said the investment will last the life of the stadium.

RELATED: MSFA approves increase to contract with company providing blackout curtains for Final Four

On April 5, the public is invited to watch the teams practice and the game that follows for free. 

There will also be three job fairs leading up to the tournament. Jobs in guest experience and cleaning services are available. The job fairs will take place on the following dates:

  • March 13: 4 p.m. to  7 p.m.
  • March 16: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • March 19: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.


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