The 2016 season was quite a roller coaster for the Minnesota Vikings. After opening up the brand new U.S Bank Stadium and starting the season 5-0, the Vikings failed to make the playoffs due in part to a lot of major injuries to key players. Personally, it was an amazing season photographing inside U.S. Bank Stadium. It feels almost like shooting outdoors with fantastic soft light, but yet being protected from the elements (good thing since one of the games had a game time temperature of around -10 F). I’m very thankful for the opportunity to shoot for the Vikings for my 4th season in a row and now 3rd different stadium. Here are some of my favorite photos I shot from the Minnesota Vikings 2016 season. Enjoy!

Note: Clicking on the photos will bring up larger versions that can be cycled through easily.

Minnesota Vikings vs. Los Angeles Rams on September 1, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. San Diego Chargers on August 28, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. San Diego Chargers on August 28, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. San Diego Chargers on August 28, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. San Diego Chargers on August 28, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers on September 18, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This was the inaugural game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers on September 18, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This was the inaugural game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers on September 18, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This was the inaugural game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers on September 18, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This was the inaugural game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers on September 18, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This was the inaugural game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers on September 18, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This was the inaugural game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Los Angeles Rams on September 1, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers on September 18, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This was the inaugural game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers on September 18, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This was the inaugural game at U.S. Bank Stadium. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. New York Giants on October 3, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. New York Giants on October 3, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. New York Giants on October 3, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. New York Giants on October 3, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans on October 9, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans on October 9, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans on October 9, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans on October 9, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans on October 9, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans on October 9, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans on October 9, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans on October 9, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans on October 9, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans on October 9, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans on October 9, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans on October 9, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Houston Texans on October 9, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions on November 6, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions on November 6, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions on November 6, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions on November 6, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions on November 6, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Arizona Cardinals on November 20, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Arizona Cardinals on November 20, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Arizona Cardinals on November 20, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Arizona Cardinals on November 20, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Arizona Cardinals on November 20, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Arizona Cardinals on November 20, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Arizona Cardinals on November 20, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys on December 1, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys on December 1, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys on December 1, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys on December 1, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys on December 1, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys on December 1, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys on December 1, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys on December 1, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys on December 1, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Dallas Cowboys on December 1, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Indianapolis Colts on December 18, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Indianapolis Colts on December 18, 2016 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears on January 1, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears on January 1, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears on January 1, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears on January 1, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears on January 1, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears on January 1, 2017 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Ben Krause/Minnesota Vikings

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