MINNEAPOLIS - Fifty yard-line season tickets in the new Minnesota Vikings stadium come with an upfront licensing fee of $4,500 to $9,500. A seat in the nosebleeds will set loyal fans back a $500 fee.
That's according to a new pricing structure the team and the public stadium authority announced Friday. Those one-time charges are in addition to the annual price of buying a ticket.
Stadium builder's licenses average $2,500, but most run lower. Three-quarters of the stadium's 65,000 seats will have a license fee attached.
Officials say the one-time assessment can be paid interest free over three years.
Vikings ownership is using seat license proceeds to cover one-fifth of the $500 million private share the team must kick in for the $1 billion stadium. Despite a delay in stadium bond sales due to a legal challenge, the facility is still due to open in time for the 2016 season.
In other stadium news, the Vikings released animated renderings of what the inside of the new stadium will look like. From the stadium club to concourses and the team locker room, the loops are designed to create excitement about the project, and convince them that the final product will be worth the wait.