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!
A Summer Kaleidescope
Many of summer's good times at my house have revolved around my kids playing sports. This year, I have especially enjoyed watching the 13 year old boys steal bases. When they started stealing a year or two ago, I can't quite remember when it was, they were unsure of themselves, only running when the base coach told them to. Now they are very comfortable with it and seem to enjoy taunting the pitcher, laughing and teasing, hopping back and forth between bases, just waiting for their chance to run. By the time they get a little older, the fun of it seems to wear off and it becomes a lot more predictable.
One thing I have noticed about photographing sports is that when you are a spectator, you generally do not see the looks on the players' faces because most people are watching the ball. Since a photographer is able to freeze both in time...the ball and the players' faces, it is fun to look at them later and see the facial expressions you probably missed in the field.
Here's hoping your summer has plenty of fun sprinkled in it!
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