Vikings fans have fun with Legacy Bricks
The Vikings partnered with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority (MSFA) to launch a Legacy Bricks program last week as part of the new stadium. Fans are able to etch their names into bricks that will be placed near the five pivoting glass doors in the nearly three-acre west plaza.
Fans have the opportunity to choose from multiple styles when purchasing a Legacy Brick. For $160 they will receive a 4-by-8-inch paver, which includes up to three lines of text. If they spend $295 they will receive an 8x8 paver, which includes up to six lines of text. Or they have the option of the $360 8x8 logo paver, which includes the Vikings Norseman logo and up to four lines of text.
But an online rendering of what those pavers would look like created an opportunity for fans to have some fun with the possibilities, including some pokes at some not-so-great moments in Vikings history, and sharing them under the hashtag #VikingsBricks on Twitter.
“Trevor Russell” threw in a little dead bird humor as the bird activists tried to make their point about the dangers the transulecent roof would pose to migratory birds:
So did “Jim Hammerand.”
“Eric Thompson” just can’t seem to get past the Vikings’ championship game loss to the Dallas Cowboys:
“Matt Krummer” referenced Randy Moss’ infamous quote about how he would pay a fine:
Some fans, like “Negative Dave” on Twitter, wanted to recount the embarrassing off-field moments of the last 15 years:
The “woe-is-us” mentality of some Vikings fans came out with this brick:
“Sam Black” had another idea for the bricks:
To their credit, the Vikings took all the possibilities in stride and with a sense of humor, as evidenced by their own brick:
For more information about the program or to purchase a Legacy Brick that will actually be used, fans can go to the team’s web site or call 844-MN-BRICK (844-662-7425).