Skip to main content
Updated:
Original:

Vikings sue Wells Fargo, claim signs are a 'photo bomb' of new stadium

Author:

The Vikings are suing Wells Fargo over the installation of raised signs near the new stadium.

The lawsuit was filed Tuesday by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, and it claims Wells Fargo is trying to "permanently photo bomb" U.S. Bank Stadium's image.

Vikings Vice President Lester Bagley says they had an agreement regarding competitor advertising, the Star Tribune reports.

According to the suit, the two parties agreed Wells Fargo would only use roof signs that are as long as 56 feet, and flat on the surface of the roof. But the Vikings say Wells Fargo is constructing new mounted and illuminated signs, which violates the agreement.

Bagley tells Minnesota Public Radio they've been trying to address the violation with Wells Fargo.

"We objected repeatedly. ... This is our last resort," the team's vice president told the station.

So the Minnesota Vikings Football Stadium LLC, known as StadCo, is asking the court to stop Wells Fargo from putting up their signs. Their request will be presented to District Court Judge James Moore on Dec. 30, the Star Tribune says.

The signs on top of the buildings were a concern as far back as two years ago. But the bank closed on their deal to purchase the buildings – which are adjacent to the stadium – in March, 2014.

John Hobot, a Wells Fargo spokesperson, has said in a statement that the company is "satisfied with the signage package that was approved," according to MPR.

Next Up

Tony Oliva

Tony Oliva and Jim Kaat are finally heading to Cooperstown

The Twins legends were elected to Baseball's Hall of Fame on Sunday night.

Tanner Morgan

Report: Gophers to play in Guaranteed Rate Bowl

The Gophers will reportedly head to Phoenix to take on West Virginia.

Adam Thielen

Winless Lions beat Vikings on final play of game

Adam Thielen also left early with an ankle injury

Payton Willis / Gopher Basketball

Gophers improve to 7-0 on Willis' late 3-pointer

The Gophers earned back-to-back road victories for the first time since January 2017.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Woman in critical condition after being shot in the head in St. Paul

Officers responded to the incident at around 2:45 a.m. Saturday.

Alexander Mattison

Vikings-Lions: 5 things you can count on

It's a great time for the Vikings to play the Lions.

covid

Omicron variant confirmed in Wisconsin man who traveled to South Africa

Five other cases have been confirmed and linked to a Wisconsin wedding.

Sharon Mollerus - duluth - snow plow car

Sunday snowstorm walloping MN's North Shore with huge totals

Just ridiculous snow totals expected the rest of Sunday.

Screen Shot 2021-12-05 at 6.49.03 AM

Saturday snow causes havoc on Twin Cities roads

There were countless spinouts and crashes across Minnesota.

Kirill Kaprizov

Wild win battle of NHL's hottest teams, extend winning streak to six

Kirill Kaprizov delivered a shootout winner to take down the Maple Leafs.

Related