The Minnesota Vikings have the benefit of playing in one of the NFL’s newest arenas — U.S. Bank Stadium, which opened for business in 2016.
However, it will already need a hefty amount of money to be invested for maintenance and repairs.
Reportedly, $280 million will have to be spent over the next decade, and $48 million of that will need to be invested over the next year.
WOW: U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota #Vikings, which opened in 2016, will need 280 million dollars in maintenance over the next decade, and $48 million will be required within the next year, per @rochelleolson of the @StarTribune.
— MLFootball (@_MLFootball) April 2, 2023
According to CBS Sports, Minnesota governor Tim Walz expects the organization that is responsible for overseeing U.S. Bank Stadium’s maintenance to ask the state legislature for the $48 million required over the next year in 2024.
These fans wonder if the problem is the roof of the indoor stadium.
Has to be the roof. Tough Minnesota weather is probably not the best for that style of roof
— Scotch Allen (@Bills1Go) April 2, 2023
Engineer issues with roof?
— Sofa King (@malonership) April 2, 2023
These fans complained that perhaps this is, in their eyes, a cash grab.
That seems like a lot.. I mean how much do the Vikings profit per year
— Dyno (@dynomite_jones) April 2, 2023
Minnesota had a massive surplus they’re not giving to the citizens take it from that lol
— JLewie (@Justin57488109) April 2, 2023
The Vikings had a very successful regular season in 2022, finishing first in the NFC North with a 13-4 record, which was tied for the second-best record in the entire league.
However, the playoffs were a festering disappointment, as they fell to the surprising New York Giants in the wild-card round, 31-24.
One possible concern for next season is the loss of wide receiver Adam Thielen, who was second on the team in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns with 716 and six, respectively.
But Minnesota still has arguably the best wideout in football in Justin Jefferson, who put up 1,809 yards and eight touchdowns in 2022, as well as a productive running back in Dalvin Cook, who rushed for 1,173 yards and eight scores.
Improving on defense, where the team finished 28th in points allowed and 31st in total yards allowed, has to be its top priority moving forward.NEXT: Vikings Stadium Will Reportedly Require A Staggering Amount Of Money For Maintenance