With the new stadium requiring the Vikings to play their homes games at the Gophers stadium for possibly two seasons towards the end of the construction period, there is a case to be argued that the Vikings would be prime candidates to "host" an international game during that time. This would mean that they would only be required to play 7 games at the TCF stadium a season.
The Vikings brass have already stated that their revenue would be diminished due to playing at a smaller stadium, so playing in London might be an attractive offer to the Wilfs, with a huge opportunity to exploit a rapidly growing market as well as the large sums of money that the event itself generates.
Obviously I would love for the Vikings to play over here in the UK, I would be able to see the Vikings for the second time (after seeing them play the Cowboys in the opening game in 2004 (a big Vikings victory)). However it would also mean that you guys over in Americaland would lose out on one home game that season.
I am in no way advocating that the Vikings make an international series a regular occurance, nor would it be with our BRAND NEW FANTABULOUS STADIUM on the horzon, but I would be interested to see your opinions on this guys - would you be happy for the Vikings to play one of their home games in London during the construction of the new stadium?
Would you be happy for the Vikings to play one of their home games in London during the construction of the new stadium?
Yes, a great opportunity to add fans and maintain revenue during construction (108 votes)
No, we only get 8 home games a year, I dont want to sacrifice 1 of those to an International game (20 votes)
128 total votes