Hiawatha Light Rail in downtown Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS - Everyone knows about tailgating on Minnesota Vikings game days, but Minneapolis city leaders want to add "rail-gating to Sundays in downtown Minneapolis.
Officials want to allow nearly 20 food trucks as well as local beer vendors to line up on both sides of 5th Street near the Metrodome.
They'd cater to fans heading to the game and stepping off the Hiawatha light-rail line.
The idea is to create a more vibrant scene prior to kickoff in preparation for the new stadium to be built.
The proposal would also include opportunities to tailgate in a metered parking spot.
"Here in the Minneapolis were going to reinvent what an urban game day experience is all about," said Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak. "It's not about a sea of parking lots. It's about a city that is incredibly fun on game day whether you have a ticket or not."
A final decision will be made on Monday. Food trucks would begin serving for the next home game on Sept. 23.
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