Vikings venue has a name: US Bank Stadium

Published 9:55 am Tuesday, June 16, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings will play in U.S. Bank Stadium starting next season, per a 20-year exclusive naming rights agreement with the banking behemoth.

The agreement was announced Monday. The two sides declined to disclose the cost of the contract.

The Vikings will play one more season at the University of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium, named after a smaller, local rival of U.S. Bank. With corporate headquarters in downtown Minneapolis, U.S. Bank is the nation’s fifth-largest commercial bank.

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“It is our privilege to make this new investment in the Vikings and the entire state of Minnesota. We look forward to U.S. Bank Stadium being a place that will drive economic vitality in Minneapolis-St. Paul, as well as a place where friends and families will create lasting memories celebrating civic pride and the competitive accomplishments of the Minnesota Vikings,” U.S. Bank chief executive officer Richard Davis said in a statement.

U.S. Bank’s territory spans 25 states. The company has 67,000 employees. Davis is a co-chair of the Super Bowl bid committee, comprising local business leaders that helped land the big game for Minnesota for 2018.