Home of the Vikings

Published 8:32 am Saturday, April 21, 2018

We were anxious to get on the road again and our first trip was to Minneapolis to US Bank Stadium as well as a flight  across America at the Mall of America.

There was much  to talk about in the news since the stadium’s opening in 2016 at the site of the former Mall of America Field in downtown Minneapolis.

With a price tag  of $1.129 billion this architectural masterpiece will seat over 66,000 fans

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We approached the stadium designed in the likeness of a viking ship. A  guide took us through many areas that are not available during games. A typical Vikings pre-game frenzy begins with the sound of the Gjallarhorn and the “Skol” chant made famous. and adopted by hometown fans.

There are many of photos on the gallery walls including former head coach Bud Grant and others that have made football history.

The suites and seating areas are quite plush, with great viewing.  Locker rooms were neatly designed  as were the press boxes and it was fun to walk on the field.

Game day includes many food and dinning choices making for a great day at the game.

Our next stop was “Fly Over America” at the Mall of America  that recently opened giving us a bird’s eye view of America’s  most awe-inspiring sights. strapped in seats with feet dangling above the ground, with special effects like wind, mist, and scents to make us feel like you’re are truly flying.

Upcoming trips

•May 8: A return trip to US Bank Stadium and the MOA with the same schedule. We have space available. You do not need to be a member of the Mower County Senior Center to join us.

•April 25-26: “Jersey Boys” at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis.  This trip is filled, but this serves as a reminder that we will depart at 2:30 p.m. from the south end of the Walmart parking lot. Both days will have the same schedule. Return time will be perhaps around midnight.

Our complete travel schedule is available, along with a calendar and our ravel number is 507-438-3946.  Mailing address is 1002 16th St. SW  Austin, MN  55912