Minnesota Vikings name PA announcer at U.S. Bank Stadium


The Minnesota Vikings announced that Brainerd native Alan Roach will be the public address announcer for the franchise’s games at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Fans who attend live Minnesota Vikings games at U.S. Bank Stadium will hear a voice voice over the public address system this year, as the team has hired a lifelong fan of the team and well-versed individual to handle that duty going forward.

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As announced on Vikings.com, the team has hired Alan Roach speak to the crowd. This includes player introductions, big play celebrations, helping to hype the crowd on third downs, and standard stadium announcements.

Vikings Vice President of Content and Production Bryan Harper is very excited about this hire and feels that Roach’s voice with match well with what the Minnesota Vikings are trying to accomplish at U.S. Bank Stadium.

"“I would say that’s when we first got a taste of his capabilities. Learning that he was from Minnesota and a lifelong Vikings fan opened up additional conversation. He’s clearly a talented guy. He has a booming voice and should fit well from a fan-engagement standpoint in U.S. Bank Stadium.”"

Roach as one of the most impressive resumes of any public address announcer out there, covering multiple sports, worldwide events, and prestigious moments over the course of his career.

Here is just a short list of some of the duties Alan Roach has covered over his career:

  • Denver airport
  • Denver Broncos
  • Colorado Avalanche
  • Colorado Rockies
  • Four Winter Olympics
  • Eight Super Bowls
  • Pro Bowls
  • NFL Drafts
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremonies.

As if that isn’t enough to establish that Roach is a fantastic hire, check out this great YouTube video from the account of Alan Roach showing Roach announcing some of the biggest moments in sports television, including Super Bowls and halftime performances:

As for Alan Roach, being connected to the Minnesota Vikings and working in U.S. Bank Stadium has him very excited.

"“I’m just thrilled to do this,” Roach said. “It’s the coolest thing I’m about to ever do.”"

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You can hear Roach announcing the Minnesota Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium starting during the 2016 season, where he will do his best to get those in attendance covered in goosebumps and cheering for the home team. Congratulations go out to Mr. Roach an we at The Viking Age are excited to hear his calls in the future.