Exactly one year after the Vikings gained approval for a new stadium through a vote in the Minnesota Senate, the team has released preliminary drawings of what that $975 million project would look like.
As you can see below, the Vikings' new home takes after several of the newer NFL stadiums, specifically Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and Cowboys Stadium in Dallas. Whereas the Metrodome is completely closed off, this new stadium is full of glass. In fact, the transparent roof on the stadium would be the world's largest.
While the Minneapolis Stadium Implementation Committee and the City of Minneapolis will review the drawings, most people expect the Vikings to move into the new stadium in 2016. The 2013-14 season would be the team's last in the Metrodome, and then the Vikings would spend two seasons playing at the University of Minnnesota's TCF Bank Stadium.
Via the Vikings' website, here are some mock-ups of the stadium: