*Eden Prairie, MN* (December 16, 2014) – Minnesota Vikings fans have committed to approximately 30,000 seats in the new stadium through the first nine months of sales.
"The response from Vikings fans since we began this process in March has been overwhelmingly positive," said Vikings Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer Steve LaCroix. "We expected a strong fan reaction but this is a true testament of the passion and loyalty Vikings fans have for this team and the excitement they have for the new stadium."
Seats went on sale just nine months ago after Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment was contracted to market and sell the new stadium, and to date, ticket sales account for more than $80 million in SBLs, more than doubling the $37 million goal for 2014. Van Wagner and the Vikings have now contacted Season Ticket Members in all 16 zones, whose exclusivity will expire in January 2015. Shortly thereafter, fans who joined as new Season Ticket Members in 2014 (nearly 6,000 new season tickets were sold in 2014) will begin selecting seats followed by sales to the general public opening in March.
"The feedback we have received from Vikings fans to this point has been tremendous and confirms the process is effective," said Van Wagner Vice President of Team and Venue Services Jason Gonella. "Sales are moving quickly but we still have a number of excellent seating opportunities available."
Additionally, 75 suites have been committed to date. Of the original suite products, only two – Loft Suites & Turf Suites – have availability. However, due to the success of suite sales, the Vikings and Van Wagner have chosen to introduce 15 new 10-person Norseman Lounge Suites, bringing the stadium's suite total to 131. The team will also unveil Club Purple, an all-inclusive space that features lounge-type seating and loge boxes accommodating 8-12 seats. In addition, Club Purple will serve as the stadium's fantasy sports headquarters highlighted by innovative sports content distribution to mobile devices and 4k television displays, as well as video gaming and media broadcast integration. The Norseman Suites and Club Purple will both be available in early 2015.
Fans can visit www.newminnesotastadium to join the waitlist and find the latest information about purchasing season tickets for the 2015 season.