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Vikings stadium: Concept photo round-up (real and fake)

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It’s opening night at the Guthrie. That’s where the Vikings will show off their new stadium blueprints to the public for the first time.

That means we have just a few precious hours to get more mileage out of the preliminary photos we've seen so far in the new stadium drama.

In this brief post, we'll look at the rejected ideas and the fake ideas as well.

First, the concept photos from Dallas-based HKS Inc., which won the bid to build the downtown stadium:

Completely great-looking, but rejected designs:

Early concept images via Vikings.com:

Finally, a few that are pure fantasy:

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