Eden Prairie, MN (August 21, 2015) - The Vikings have signed a purchase agreement for the former Northwest Airlines headquarters property located at the intersection of Dodd Road and Lone Oak Parkway in Eagan, MN. The agreement for the approximate 185-acre space allows the Vikings to move forward with a due diligence period to further evaluate the site as a potential location for the team's future headquarters and training facility.
"As we have previously discussed, the existing Winter Park training facility poses space and flexibility challenges for the Vikings as we continue to grow and evolve," said Vikings Chief Operating Officer Kevin Warren. "While we are evaluating a variety of options to accommodate the long-term needs of our football team and the organization at-large, this property is intriguing for several reasons. Not only does this location have tremendous space and flexibility for future growth, but it also offers proximity to both Minneapolis and St. Paul downtowns, as well as the airport. With this agreement in place, we now have an opportunity to perform a thorough evaluation of the site. We continue to appreciate our strong relationship with the community of Eden Prairie and the positive environment the city's leadership has created over the past 30-plus years."