Want to Get the Most Out of the New Vikings Stadium? There’s (Going to be) an App for That!
We’re still more than two years away from the opening of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium in downtown Minneapolis, but already the team is working on making their new digs as fan friendly as possible.
With that in mind, the Vikings are developing a smartphone app that will assist with game day traffic and parking, as well as exclusive content to them once fans are inside the $1 billion stadium, which opens in time for the 2016 season.
James Farstad, a technology consultant working with the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority, told Minnesota Public Radio, the goal is to give fans a reason to leave the comfort of their living rooms behind and come to the stadium:
They can interact with their friends on Facebook and Twitter.
They have the ability to have their large screen TV. They’ve got food handy.
They have a nice seating environment.
Our job is to get those people motivated to get out of the house and come on downtown and have a good time.
The San Francisco 49ers are rolling out a new GameDay app this season when they move into a brand new stadium. That app would allow fans in-seat ordering of food and drinks, as well as fantasy football stats, replays and shots from different angles.