Friday, September 23, 2016

MN Vikings Home Opener

Mitch Brunette: Director of Operations

The Minnesota Vikings, against much adversity, are alone atop the NFC North! What an incredible start to the year, with all of the injury headaches, and what an incredible stadium opening!  If you can’t tell, I was incredibly fortunate and able to attend the Vikings home opener. Our newest teammate, Jenny Ewert, attended as well.  We didn’t bump into each other, but we had a similar experience and love for the event.

My father in law has season tickets to the stadium, in the 7th row of the 3rd deck.  It’s a ways up there, but as you’ve likely heard, there really isn’t a bad seat in the house.  My wife was unable to attend, as she stayed home with our 12 day old son.  So, I brought a good friend with me, whom was incredibly appreciative of the ticket.  The stadium is huge, incredibly huge!  The viewing angles are awesome and the audio is excellent, to the point you can truly understand the announcer/officials giving updates.  I just think back to the Metrodome and everything echoing so badly, that you could rarely hear what they were saying.

Speaking of sound, that place was LOUD.  I mean really LOUD! -And the doors were still open.  That lead me to believe, that when they close those doors, there’s more audio trapped inside and the potential for it to get even louder.  Last year, while attending a handful of games at TCF Bank Stadium, I immediately recognized the lack of dome presence for fan interference with the opposing offensive commands.  Not here....and Aaron Rogers hated it!  The closest I can compare it to was the Vikings Vs. Dallas 2009 playoff game, when we whooped them - something like, 41-10. 

This stadium has lived up to the hype, we were able to hunt down the Legacy Brick we purchased for my father in law’s 70th birthday gift, and had a great first trip.  This place should bring years of exciting football to the Vikings and their incredible fans.  Have a great weekend all!  SKOL!