About two months ago, the Minnesota Vikings moved their facilites from their long-time home in Winter Park to the brand new Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center in Eagan. The new facility is considered to be a bright, shiny beacon for a franchise that is working to modernize.
A little too bright, apparently.
According to the Associated Press, numerous people near the facility in Eagan were complaining that the lights on the facility were shining too brightly. The north side of the building has the famous Norseman logo on it and the words “Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center - Home of the Minnesota Vikings.” Apparently those were being illuminated quite brightly during the overnight hours, and that presented some issues.
Because of the complaints, the team will now be turning those lights off between the hours of 11 PM and 6 AM. That time will be moved back to midnight when the team hosts events like high school football games.
This makes sense, I suppose. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Vikings as much as anybody, but I think I might like sleeping even more. If the lights on the facility were preventing people from doing that, well, it’s probably best that the Vikings heard the complaints and listened to some of their new neighbors.
The new digs are still pretty awesome, though, despite this whole lighting thing.