Vikings purchase Eagan property for possible new headquarters


The Minnesota Vikings inked an agreement yesterday to purchase land in Eagan, Minnesota.  The patch of land is 185 acres and used to be the home of Northwest Airlines.  Soon, it could serve as the home of the Minnesota Vikings corporate team as well as a practice field.

Currently, Eden Prairie is the home of Vikings headquarters.  However, the Winter Park facility has become sorely out of date and instead of working on improving the current spot with expensive and time-consuming renovations, the team will likely move their headquarters out to the Eagan site.

Vikings vice president Lester Bagley recently spoke about the Winter Park facility in an interview yesterday on the Star Tribune website.  Here is what he said:

"“The [current] Winter Park site is very challenging. There’s not enough flexibility for what we want to do.”"

Jun 17, 2014; Eden Prairie, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder (7) leads a pass play with his team at practice at Winter Park. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

At this time, the Minnesota Vikings have not confirmed that this land will be used for a new headquarters, but Bagley did say that the area is an “intriguing” option for the facility.  However, with how outdated the Winter Park facilities are, the timing of this purchase, and the potential of the land, it seems like a fairly obvious conclusion what the purpose of the property will be.

If the Vikings can get an updated corporate headquarters and practice field to go along with U.S. Bank that is opening in 2016, the team could be looking at being one of the most cutting edge teams in the National Football League.  We’ll be sure to keep everyone up to date on any more developments involving this potential new team headquarters as they become available.

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