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U.S. Bank Stadium News & Notes - July 8, 2016

Tailgating and Transportation Details Revealed After 11 months of planning, the first official game plan for U.S. Bank Stadium was unveiled earlier this week. Representatives from the Vikings, stadium operator SMG and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority announced the details of their transportation management planfor all events at U.S. Bank Stadium, including Vikings games.

Fans attending events at the stadium will have the option to use personal cars, taxis, ride services (Uber, Lyft, etc.), shuttle and charter buses, Light Rail Transit, bicycles aside from walking. Within a 20-minute walk zone around the stadium, there are 32,000 parking spaces according to SMG General Manager Patrick Talty.

In addition to the rollout of the plan on Wednesday, the Vikings also announced more than 600 Vikings-branded spots will be available for tailgating. Five Vikings lots will be available for fans opting to tailgate within the city-approved tailgating zone.

Mystic Lakes Takes Naming Rights Of Club Purple As Stadium's 7th Founding Partner

The 28,000 square-foot Club Purple will feature the name of U.S. Bank Stadium's 7th founding partner, Mystic Lakes. Featuring more than 1,000 seats, including lounge-style seating in the stadium's northwest corner, Mystic Lake’s Club Purple provides a state-of-the-art club experience inside of the new downtown facility.

In addition to have great views and unique seating, the club will serve as the stadium's main fantasy football hub with in-game updates from announcers taking place during breaks in the action. Aside from the interior seating that Mystic Lake's Club Purple has, the club features an exterior deck that overlooks the downtown Minneapolis skyline.

"With premium technology, three types of seating, all-inclusive food and beverages, and breathtaking views of the field and the downtown skyline, Mystic Lake's Club Purple will provide fan experiences unlike any other professional sports venue," said Vikings Owner/President Mark Wilf. "This is an incredibly dynamic club within U.S. Bank Stadium, and we are thrilled that Mystic Lake is partnering with us to make it available to our fans."

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