If you though Vikings fans already knew how to party, the Minnesota state legislature just made game days at U.S. Bank Stadium even better.
Worried about being unable to pack the house to watch your beloved Minnesota Vikings this season? Social distancing is a cruel reality in these days of COVID-19, but the state legislature in good ol’ St. Paul just threw Skol Nation a game-changer of a lifeline.
This season, alcohol sales will be approved at the Commons, a four-acre park outside the Vikings‘ U.S. Bank Stadium on game days, per The Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz is expected to sign the bill into law and make things official, though the Vikings noted that they do not yet have a plan in place to dish out the suddenly legal libations on site.
You can bet that the fans will do everything necessary to urge this along, of course. Seriously, have you met these guys? The “SKOL!” chant that rings out at home games is one of the more amazingly chilling traditions in football, and there are few traditions held as dear in the American Midwest as housing a cold pint (or liter) of something golden.
(Well, we weren’t gonna say it, but there you go.)
Finding creative ways to circumvent the worst of the restrictions that come with the coronavirus threat is the name of the game. There’s nothing quite like the in-stadium atmosphere that comes with a new NFL campaign, but if fans can’t be allowed inside, you can bet they’ll make the very most of a brew our five in the park while the Vikes set a course for that long-elusive NFC North crown.