Minnesota Vikings Football
Regular Season: September – January
Show your passion for the Vikings by wearing Purple or Vikings attire each and every Friday to show your support for YOUR Vikings throughout the season.
The Minnesota Vikings football team has long been one of the highlights of the Twin Cities' spectator sports scene. Since its days as a fledging NFL sports franchise, the Minnesota Vikings football team has won a number of division titles as well as one NFL championship (1969), but lost in four Super Bowl outings (1970, 1974, 1975, 1977). Quarterback Fran Tarkenton, later named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, led the Minnesota Vikings to three of its Super Bowl appearances. Other well-known MN Vikings alumni include running back-turned-actor Ed Marinaro.
The Minnesota Vikings played their first home game on September 10, 1961 at Bloomington’s Metropolitan Stadium. The Minnesota NFL football team remained at the stadium for more than 20 years before making the move to the Mall of America Field in the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis. The popular stadium has hosted a number of major spectator sports events, such as Super Bowl XXVI, major-league baseball’s World Series and NCAA Final Four basketball competition. Although the MN Vikings have made their home at the Metrodome since 1982, plans are currently underway to develop a new stadium for the professional sports team.
The Minnesota Vikings are going back to the elements for the next 2 seasons! The Vikings will be facing their opponents at TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota during the 2014/2015 and the 2015/2016 seasons, while their new, $1B stadium is constructed on the footprint of the H.H.H. Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis. The new stadium will host Super Bowl LII in 2018.
Make a weekend of your visit to see the Vikings. Check hotel rates and availability.
Winter Park Administrative Offices
9520 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Phone: (651) 989-5151
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