With Governor Walz making the announcement today to lift some capacity restrictions for both indoor and outdoor events, the Minnesota Vikings released a statement that shares their hope and desire to continue working in a positive direction with hopes to have full capacity crowds both at Training Camp this summer and U.S. Bank Stadium this fall.
Eagan, Minn.(March 12, 2021) –We applaud Governor Tim Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health for their announcement to begin increasing fan capacity at all Minnesota professional sports venues. The return of in-person sporting events can not only help unite us as a community and bring hope to Minnesotans after such a challenging year, but it also can reanimate our downtowns and bring back thousands of visitors who support the critical hospitality industry. The Vikings top priority in 2021 is to safely welcome fans back to U.S. Bank Stadium, and today’s news is a significant step toward our goal of hosting a full stadium this fall. We recognize, however, that in order to return to all the things we enjoy doing, including attending professional sporting events, we must see continued success with vaccinations. We encourage all Minnesotans to get vaccinated as soon as they are eligible.