Patrick Talty

General Manager

U.S. Bank Stadium

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If not for Patrick Talty, the Vikings’ $1.1 billion stadium would largely sit empty when the football club is not in residence. Since his early 2015 hire, Talty has worked feverishly—about 18 hours a day early on, he says—to grow U.S. Bank Stadium’s event lineup from solely football to international soccer friendlies, motorsports and concerts featuring some of today’s (U2)—and yesterday’s (Metallica, Guns N’ Roses)—top artists. With years of experience booking events for World Wrestling Entertainment and stadiums in Arizona and the United Arab Emirates, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, which manages U.S. Bank Stadium, has invested Talty with the job of keeping the region’s world-class arena buzzing beyond the Super Bowl.