The Minnesota Vikings have finalized their purchase of a 185-acre site in Eagan as the team moves closer to moving its headquarters east of its current location in Eden Prairie.
“We continue to believe this 185-acre site offers many positive attributes, including space and flexibility, proximity to downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as to the airport, and an opportunity to transform a vacant piece of property for the benefit of the community and the region,” said Vikings Owner/Chairman Zygi Wilf said in a statement released by the team.
The Vikings completed the due diligence period on the former Northwest Airlines headquarters property located at the intersection of Dodd Road and Lone Oak Parkway in Eagan and finished the purchase.
Estimates last month were that the team would most likely be in the yet-to-be-constructed facility for the 2018 season, but team owner and president Mark Wilf cautioned on Tuesday that steps remain before that becomes a reality.
“While completing this purchase is the next step in the potential relocation of the team’s headquarters and training facility, several steps remain before a conclusion is reached,” Mark Wilf said.