Vikings unveil transport management system plans at new stadium

The Minnesota Vikings NFL American football franchise has released details of a new transport management system ahead of the opening of its new home, US Bank Stadium.

The venue will open later this month and is scheduled to stage its first NFL game when the Vikings entertain the Green Bay Packers on September 18.

The Vikings teamed up with the Stadium Management Group and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority to develop the new system, which will feature four colour-coded zones around US Bank Stadium.

The zones will offer a range of prices, which the club said would be determined by lot and ramp owners.

The three parties gathered information for the system by studying the zip codes of Vikings season ticket-holders. The SMG also evaluated demographics, parking, pick-up and drop-off locations, bicycle routes and community involvement before finalising the system.

“Within a 20-minute walk zone of the area, there are 32,000 spaces available for parking,” SMG general manager Patrick Talty said.

“In each of those zones, looking at the percentage breakdown of how people approach the stadium, the highways, and how they’ll approach the downtown, we have excess parking in all those zones.”

The stadium will feature a designated area for taxis, 600 tailgate spots and 188 bike racks. Bus locations and dedicated areas for disabled supporters will also be available.

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