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Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf is expected to receive about $15 million a year from the corporate naming rights of the team's new stadium. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that naming rights would command more than $400 million in team revenue over the course of the 30-year lease. The team invested $477 million into the $975 million stadium, which is scheduled to open in 2016.
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In what was touted as a weak draft for safety talent the Minnesota Vikings selection of Harrison Smith was no surprise as they continued to select players from the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Matt Kalil was visiting the Minnesota Vikings facilities the day after being the fourth-overall pick by the team in the NFL draft when he came face-to-face with Charlie Johnson, the man who's spot at left tackle he was taking.
It was a meeting Minnesota offensive line coach Jeff Davidson had prompted and one he wanted to get out of the way quickly. The message...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings were content with patiently waiting out the opening weeks of free agency in March, not willing to jump into the bidding for high-priced free-agents that could provide an immediate boost to a team coming off a 3-13 season.
General manager Rick Spielman had a plan and was sticking to it. While big-name, and big-money, players headed elsewhere...
Oftentimes, when a door closes, another opens—either by chance or through an opportunity.
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There are many times when the abilities of extremely talented individuals are nearly impossible to ignore. That’s a fitting description for Nick Taylor. Despite being labeled undersized, Taylor’s talents allowed him to get recognized.
The Minnesota Vikings...
QB Christian Ponder (Minnesota)
Christian Ponder should start 16 games this year. Unlike last year, he’s the week 1 starter and unlike last year, he has a capable blindside protector so he’s less likely to miss time with injury. As a team, the Vikings passed 510 times last year. That seems about right for Ponder, who should improve upon his 6.4 YPA from last year as he goes into...
By JOHN HOLLER
The biggest offseason question lingering around the Vikings is the health of Adrian Peterson. The NFL's preeminent running back through his first five seasons, Peterson suffered a torn ACL and MCL against the Washington Redskins in December and put his future in doubt.
Peterson is looking to reverse history, but, unfortunately, the numbers don...
MINNEAPOLIS Get the shovels ready.
The city of Minneapolis gave final approval Friday to a new Minnesota Vikings stadium to be built on the grounds of the current Metrodome. Two weeks after the state legislature approved a bill calling for a 975 million stadium and Gov. Mark Dayton signed that bill into law, the Minneapolis City Council ratified its Thursday vote to approve its...
All that a new Minnesota Vikings stadium needs now is a shovel in the ground. The Minneapolis City Council on Friday voted to approve funding for a football / convention center facility, the final hurdle necessary to building a new downtown home for the Vikings. The final vote was 7-6, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, ending a push for a new stadium that lasted nearly...
The Vikings have a number of players that will need to prove their potential in 2012, but head coach Leslie Frazier could be at the front of the prove-it people in purple.
Way back when in January, when the Bears unceremoniously told Jerry Angelo to walk out the door (and later, Mike Martz showed himself out), much ado was made of "bridging the talent gap," a phrase I looked at as kind of a summary of how much work the Bears had to do this offseason to make up the difference between themselves and a division that hosted the number one seed...