If you want to be in attendance when the shovels hit the ground at the site of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium, you have an opportunity to do just that.
According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, there will be a limited number of tickets available for the groundbreaking ceremony, which will take place on Tuesday, 3 December. The tickets will be given away on a first-come, first-serve basis starting at 9 AM that morning, with the ceremony set to start at 10 AM.
There will be speeches to start things off, given by Governor Mark Dayton, Vikings' owners Mark and Zygi Wilf, Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak, and Michele Kelm-Helgen, who is the chairwoman for the stadium authority. Representatives from Mortensen Construction and HKS (the stadium's architect) will be there as well. The speeches will take place in a tent that can accommodate approximately 600 people, followed by the action moving outside for the actual groundbreaking portion of the ceremony.
Unfortunately, it doesn't appear as though there are any plans to stream the ceremony online anywhere, so if you aren't physically there in attendance, you won't get to see it. If that changes and the team does decide to stream it online somewhere, we'll have a link to it here.
So, if you'd like to attend the ceremony for the groundbreaking of the Minnesota Vikings' new stadium, get to the Dome bright and early on Tuesday so you can get yourself a ticket. And, if you're going, let us know how it goes!