Eden Prairie, MN(September 14, 2015)** – Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) and the Minnesota Vikings today announced a 10-year partnership that includes the introduction of Medtronic Plaza, the three-acre gateway between downtown Minneapolis and U.S. Bank Stadium; the sponsorship of Medtronic Club inside the stadium which will showcase medical technology innovations invented in Minnesota; and a joint community service program.
"Medtronic was born and raised in Minnesota, and we are proud to be sponsoring this great new community asset for the Twin Cities," said Medtronic's Vice President of Corporate Communications and Corporate Marketing Rob Clark. "Our sponsorship is a symbol of our continued commitment and presence in the state. Medtronic Plaza will be a gathering place available to the community 365 days a year."
"Medtronic has an extensive history of investing in Minnesota and this is another example of that commitment," said Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf. "We are proud to announce this broader partnership and to introduce Medtronic Plaza to the community. The nearly three-acre programmable space will offer a new and vastly improved pregame experience for our fans and all U.S. Bank Stadium users."
Located adjacent to the world's largest five pivoting glass doors on U.S. Bank Stadium's west side, Medtronic Plaza will provide a place for people to meet and celebrate before and after games, concerts and events throughout the year. The space will also be used to support local community initiatives and for events that advance health and wellness in the Twin Cities.