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Vikings have already sold 30,000 seat-building licenses to new stadium

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Tickets to the new stadium the Minnesota Vikings will call home beginning in 2016 are a hot item on the market.

The team announced Monday that approximately 30,000 fans have purchased seat-building licenses, which are necessary in order to buy seats in the new glass football palace.

“The response from Vikings fans since we began this process in March has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Vikings Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer Steve LaCroix, according to KFAN. “We expected a strong fan reaction but this is a true testament of the passion and loyalty Vikings fans have for this team and the excitement they have for the new stadium.”

Van Wagner and Sports Entertainment began managing the sale of licenses nine months ago. According to the Star Tribune, the team's goal is to raise $125 million via the seat-builder licenses. The hope was to raise $37 million this year, which they've more than doubled by taking in approximately $80 million. The money will be used to pay for a portion of the team's cost to build the $1.1 billion stadium.

The high demand for seats prompted the team to build an additional 15 suites, bringing the total number of suites to 131. 75 suites have already been claimed.

The stadium will feature five kinds of suites, all of which are listed below with a artistic rendering of what they will look like. Go to NewMinnesotaStadium.com to learn more about each suite.

Turf Suite

Loft Suite

Touchdown Suite

Valhalla Suite

Norseman Suite

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