Eden Prairie, MN (March 26, 2015) – The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) and the Minnesota Vikings have launched a Legacy Bricks program as part of the New Minnesota Stadium set to open in 2016. Expected to be located near the five pivoting glass doors on the nearly three-acre west plaza, the personalized bricks will allow a limited number of stadium users to etch their names in Minnesota history.
"Launching the Legacy Brick program is a unique addition to this world-class stadium and will give Minnesotans a way to be a part of the stadium's history," said MSFA Chair Michele Kelm Helgen.
Beginning today, the following three paver styles are available for purchase:
• 8"x8" Logo Paver - $360 (includes Vikings Norseman logo and up to four lines of text)
• 8"x8" Paver - $295 (includes up to six lines of text)
• 4"x8" Paver - $160 (includes up to three lines of text)
Along with the personally-engraved brick located on the plaza, fans will receive a complimentary replica and an official certificate of ownership. Additional replicas, as well as custom-engraved display cases, are also available for purchase. Upon installation, brick owners will receive a locator map to easily find their pavers when visiting the stadium.
"This was a perfect opportunity to recognize the passionate fans who have supported this team for more than 50 years," said Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf.
The Legacy Bricks program is officially provided by the MSFA, with net proceeds helping enhance the stadium's three-acre public plaza. Minnesota-based Cold Spring Granite Company will be crafting the pavers from stone quarried in Minnesota, while sales and service support for the program will be provided by Fund Raisers Ltd., a leader in the engraving industry that has fulfilled similar campaigns for multiple teams in both professional and college sports.
Fans can visit www.vikings.com/bricks or call 844-MN-BRICK (844-662-7425) to purchase a personalized brick or learn more about the program.