In its first year of existence, U.S. Bank Stadium certainly made an impression on people. As things stand right now, it’s the best stadium in the National Football League (said the Minnesota Vikings blogger in a completely unbiased tone), and now it’s getting even more recognition.
The folks from Sports Business Journal have placed the new home of the Vikings among their five nominees for Sports Facility of the Year as a part of their 2017 Sports Business Awards.
The other nominees for the award are Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (home of the University of Oklahoma football team), Golden 1 Center (home of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings), Hard Rock Stadium (home of the Miami Dolphins), and Rogers Place (home of the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers).
The awards will be given out in New York City on 24 May. I’m not sure who votes on these awards or whether or not anyone else actually gets a say in these sorts of things, but it’s hard to imagine any of those places being definitively better than U.S. Bank Stadium. At least to me it is, anyway. . .but, again, I’m totally biased on this one.
Congratulations to U.S. Bank Stadium on being nominated for this award. . .and, as always, thank you to the Wilf Family for buying the Vikings from Red McCombs over a decade ago and getting this done so that we’re not hearing news about the Los Angeles Vikings or the San Antonio Vikings or the who knows where else Vikings.