Under-Construction Vikings Venue Has A Name: US Bank Stadium
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings will play in U.S. Bank Stadium starting next season, per a 20-year exclusive naming rights agreement with the banking giant.
The agreement was announced Monday. The cost of the contract wasn't disclosed.
The Vikings will play one more season at the University of Minnesota TCF Bank Stadium, named after a smaller, local rival of U.S. Bank. With corporate headquarters in downtown Minneapolis, U.S. Bank is the nation's fifth-largest commercial bank.
The new, fixed-roof stadium is a year away from completion, on the site of the team's former home, the Metrodome. That facility was originally named after prominent Minneapolis politician Hubert H. Humphrey. In 2009, it added the title Mall of America Field when the Vikings sold naming rights to the nation's largest retail and entertainment complex.