With the best stadium in professional sports set to open on the site of the Metrodome in July of 2016, it was just a matter of time before some entity chose to put their name on it. According to reports, we know who that entity is.
According to reports, the naming rights to the new Minnesota Vikings stadium have been sold to U.S. Bank, and the price is $220 million over the next 25 years.
This will be the second different sports-related building that U.S. Bank will put their name on. There is a U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati that hosts minor league hockey, among other events. It will also be the second Twin Cities-area stadium to be sponsored by a bank, along with the Vikings' current home, TCF Bank Stadium.
There were plenty of local sources that were rumored to potentially be the source of the new stadium's name, including Target, which sponsors two other facilities in the Twin Cities (Target Field for the Minnesota Twins and the Target Center for the Minnesota Timberwolves).
No word on whether the name will simply be "U.S. Bank Stadium" or if there's going to be something more creative added on to the name somewhere. But, as it stands right now, the naming rights to the Vikings' new stadium are no longer up in the air.