We have known for just over a week that U.S. Bank has purchased the naming rights to the new home of the Minnesota Vikings when it opens in just over a year. From the renderings and pictures we have seen, U.S. Bank Stadium looks pretty amazing. Many Vikings fans would love to see how the stadium is coming along up close and personal, but we know that's pretty much impossible now that someone already took an illicit tour of the stadium, resulting in increased security.
But what if there was a way to get an exclusive behind-the-scenes, hard-hat tour of U.S. Bank Stadium? And if there was a way to get such a tour, what if there was a way to make it even better by getting a VIP trip to Mankato for Vikings Training Camp that very same day?
Is that something you'd be interested in? Of course it is!
The Vikings and U.S. Bank are launching a campaign to introduce the new stadium to Minnesota, starting with the Vikings Biggest Fan sweepstakes. The contest will select 40 lucky fans for a morning visit to the U.S. Bank Stadium construction site. After the tour, round trip Luxury Coach transportation will be provided down to Mankato for a special VIP Vikings Training Camp experience. If that wasn't enough, each winner also receives food and beverages along with a special commemorative gift.
If you're interested in entering the sweepstakes--and I'm not sure that any Vikings fan in their right mind wouldn't be interested--there are two ways to enter:
- Post a fan photo on Twitter or Instagram and include the hashtag #VikingsBiggestFan
- Upload a photo on the official U.S. Bank Stadium contest page.
It's that simple. Just make sure to use the #VikingsBiggestFan hashtag when submitting on social media. The stadium and Training Camp tour are currently scheduled for Wednesday, July 29; you can check out all the details and official rules on the contest page.
However, there is one potential drawback to winning the contest--you'll probably have to spend the day hanging out with me. Daily Norseman will be fortunate enough to tag along with the trip, taking pictures and posting a recap of the big day. But you should still definitely enter the sweepstakes.
Best of luck everyone! Let's see if we can get a few Daily Norseman readers on the trip!