Vikings will build new club at Metrodome

The Minnesota Vikings are working to hot-foot it out of the Metrodome as soon as possible.

Of course, they were dealt a blow in their movement to move into a shiny new football palace when the state legislature failed to produce a plan for generating revenue for that new building earlier this month.

So, the Vikings will look for ways to squeeze a few more bucks out of the Metrodome and one approach is the creation of the Gridiron Club, which will be located where the Minnesota Twins used to have their offices, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. There is a 3,800-square foot area that will be developed at a cost of about $700,000 to the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, which owns the building.

Season-ticket holders will get the first crack at membership, which will run about $2,500 on top of their tickets. That will cover food, beer and wine but not hard alcohol in the club, which will be open before, during and after games. It’s estimated the Vikings could create an additional $300,000 annually with the club. Of course, that is only as long as the team still plays in the Metrodome.

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