The City of Minneapolis has announced its intention to dedicate a street near the new Vikings stadium in honor of former Vikings and NFL Hall of Fame Head Coach Bud Grant.
Plans call for 9th Avenue South between 6th Street and 7th Street to be named "Bud Grant Way" during a dedication ceremony open to the public at 12:15 p.m. on December 1, 2014. The name would replace the commemorative name "Carew Drive," which has since moved near Target Field.
Monday, December 1
12:15 p.m. – Arrival; 12:30 p.m. – Program
9th Avenue South between 6th and 7th Streets, Minneapolis
Expected speakers (in the anticipated order) include:
Vikings Alum Bob Lurtsema (Emcee)
City Council Member (Ward 3) Jacob Frey
Vikings Owners Mark Wilf and Zygi Wilf
NFL Executive Joe Browne
Vikings Alum Jim Marshall
Minneapolis Star Tribune Columnist Sid Hartman
Eden Prairie Head Coach Mike Grant
Hall of Fame Head Coach Bud Grant
This event is open to the public. Free "Bud Grant Way" lapel pins will be given to the first 500 fans in attendance.