Last Call for Vikings Bricks
With a pending deadline of December 31, there are only a couple days left to get your Minnesota Vikings legacy bricks. These bricks will be part of a Vikings ship platform that fans can meander through outside of the U.S. Bank Stadium complex.
Artist’s renderings from the Vikings website look like this:
The Vikings website describes the bricks and ship as quoted below:
Inspired by legendary Viking ships and design to honor local ancestry, the Legacy Ship on Medtronic Plaza at U.S. Bank Stadium will incorporate contemporary materials like stainless steel, stone, concrete and wood and will include landscaping, theatrical lighting and smoke effects. A 2,000 square-foot curved LED video board standing 55 feet tall with serve as the ship’s sail, while the ship’s figurehead, an abstract dragon with Norse iconography, will top out at 43 feet hight and will interact with events inside the stadium. The Legacy Ship will include seating and stainless steel railings, along with 150 linear feet of displays, including a timeline exhibit featuring historical Minnesota moments and site directories to aid in wayfinding. Making the ship even more unique will be the incorporation of fan commemorative “Legacy Bricks” that will occupy approximately 3,500 square feet of the ship’s deck.
The bricks are going to look like this and have the following price points:
If you are thinking about this but wonder how your wording would look on a brick, you can try it out using a preview brick option. Here are a couple I did up for fun:
JK, no phone numbers allowed.
Darn, I really wished I would have ordered the one with the logo. Oh well, I am happy with what I got.
Note, there are some limitations on what you can say, just to keep everything kosher. I ordered my brick a long time ago, in fact, I was one of the first group of people to order. I only hesitated long enough to come up with the perfect message and then I ordered it. I will have more information on that during a special announcement in January. Sometime around Jan. 21, I’d say.
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!
Dusting Off My Horns
1 Ticket to AC/DC: $ 171.88
Light-Up Horns: $ had them
Earplugs: $ .50
Stadium Brews: $ 20.00
Getting to sit next to me: Priceless
I wouldn't normally be so crass, and this only applies to an AC/DC concert, but you lucky ducks!
Christmas in the City
Enjoy some contemporary holiday design as I pass through this building on my way to the bus.
It feels quite fabulous to walk through here. They did a great job decorating this space for the holidays but still allowing plenty of room for traffic to move through the area. Happy holidays!
Gas Price and Charlie Parr Alert
This is a friendly reminder to all those businesses that raised their prices because they had to pass on the high cost of fuel. Airlines, delivery, mail, groceries (due to transportation), etc. In case you haven't noticed or didn't want to talk about it...
Fuel has dropped a lot. Lucky for us, it has been low for some time. What do you think the odds are that all those aforementioned businesses are going to drop the cost of their goods and services now?
On another note, talented musician Charlie Parr continues to wow fans and bewilder crowds of spectators at his shows. I wrote about an event of his I saw a year or so ago down in Mankato, MN. Here is a link to that post:
I will be making a trek down to some old stomping grounds tonight with the usual suspects to see him again and repeat the above blog. Would love to see old and and make some new friends there. Say hi if you are in the area and decide to add this to your calendar Friday night. In fact, pull up a chair and join us.
Until next time, thanks for coming and hope you are enjoying the most wonderful time of the year.
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