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New Vikings Stadium News and Notes - September 12

Stadium's Highest Point Now Visible

This week the second piece of structural steel that ultimately makes up the stadium’s west “prow,” was placed on site. At its peak, the prow, which will be the highest point of the stadium, reaches more than 270 feet above grade. Reminder you can watch the stadium construction progress 24 hours a day, seven days a week here.

New Tailgating Options for 2014 Season

With the 2014 Minnesota State Fair behind us, the fairgrounds are now available for Vikings fans' parking/tailgating needs on game day. Approximately 1,500 spaces will be available for tailgating on Lot 108 at a cost of $20 per game. This is a convenient option for fans who do not want to deal with traffic. University buses will pick fans up at the lot, travel down the University's Transitway and drop fans off directly in front of TCF Bank Stadium for an expected total ride of less than 10 minutes. Fans can purchase season or single-game parking passes for the State Fairgrounds (St. Paul Lot) here.

On Thursday, a major piece of the new Vikings stadium's steel "prow" was lifted. When completed, the west prow is expected to reach more than 270 feet above grade.

The Vikings are also offering tailgating opportunities on surface lots just north of the old Metrodome/new stadium construction site. For $15, fans can enter on the corner of 4th Street and Chicago Avenue, tailgate in the neighborhood to which they are accustomed, hop on the Green Line at the Downtown East location and arrive in front of TCF Bank Stadium minutes later. Payment will be accepted at the time of entry.

What's Your #VikingsLegacy?

Recently the Vikings launched, a site that allows fans to briefly look at the past, the present and the future of the organization. Through the site, fans can sign up for the new stadium waitlist or join the team now and guarantee new stadium seat priority by purchasing season tickets for the 2014 season. Fans are also encouraged to give their favorite Vikings moment by using #VikingsLegacy on social media.

For all of the latest updates or to join the waitlist and secure your new stadium priority, click here.

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